East India Golden Triangle 06 Days
Eastern Golden Triangle is a name given to the three beautiful cities of East India under India Tours. The cities covered under this circuit are Bhubaneshwar, Puri and Konark. These three cities are in a state named Orissa, but each city has a different appeal. These three cities are visited for their temples, stupas and shrines. The first vertex in the circuit is Bhubaneswar and you can visit Mukteswar Temple, Rajarani Temple, Dhauli Peace Pagoda, Lingaraj Temple, Monk Caves at Khandagiri and Udaygiri etc. The second vertex is Konark, where you can visit the most famous Konark Sun Temple. The architecture of these temples is so amazing because these all temples are built in ancient time and the third vertex is Puri which is known for Lord Jagannath Temple and The Golden Beach.
Apart from these three cities, you can also go to visit Chilka Lake, which is the largest lake of Asia having saline water. This lake also houses migratory birds in winters which will be a benefit for bird watchers. You can also go to Taptapani, which is a sulphur water body. There are some Buddhist monasteries to visit named Udaygiri, Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri and also two museums which will give you a detail view of these monasteries.
Destinations Covered : Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri - Bhubaneswar - Chilka - Taptapani - Chandragiri - Bhubaneswar
Day 01 : Arrival at Bhubaneswar
Arrive at Bhubaneswar, transfer to hotel. Half day sightseeing tour of Bhubaneswar includes 11th to 13th century A.D Lingaraj Temple, Rajarani Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Dhauli peace pagoda, 2nd century B.C, Jain monk caves at Khandagiri & Udaygiri, etc.
Day 02 : Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri - Bhubaneswar
After breakfast proceed to Konark, enroute visiting the famous Pipili appliqu village. Konark Sun temple is world famous for its architectural style, and attract number of tourists from the different corner of India and abroad. Drive from Konark to Puri on the marine drive. Puri is famous for Lord Jagannath temple and golden beach. Return to Bhubaneswar in the evening or stay over night at puri.
Day 03 : Bhubaneswar - Chilka - Taptapani
Drive to Chilka Lake, the largest brackish water lake in Asia. During winter, from December to February an island called Nalabana inside the lake is full of migratory birds from Siberia. Two hours cruise by boat is required to reach Nalabana Island. Evening proceed from Chilka to Taptapani, natural hot sulphur spring.
Day 04 : Taptapani - Chandragiri - Bhubaneswar
Visit the Tibetan village, carpet-weaving center. After lunch depart for Bhubaneswar.
Day 05 : Bhubaneswar
From Bhubaneswar we will go to Udaygiri, Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri, the triangle of Buddhist monasteries dating back to 8th century AD. Visit the two museums, with excellent collection from the sites of Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri.
Day 06 : Departure
Transfer to airport for next destination. Tour ends.