Odisha Beaches Tour

Odisha Beaches Tour

OVERVIEW- The Beach Tour in Odisha (Orissa) is known for its attractive beaches. The long stretches of golden sands, the deep blue sea and the cool winds are what makes this place so unique and marvelous. It has drawn and continues to draw the attention of many tourists. The sights here are captivating and the lifestyle here is something you dont want to miss. If you are looking for a laid back and relaxed vacation, the Odisha (Orissa) beaches are your destination. Odisha, one of the least explored states in India is a home for magical coast that very few people have discovered so far. Though a ‘not-so-popular’, it still steals everybody’s heart with its surreal beauty!

BHUBANESHWAR- Bhubaneshwar, popularly known as The Temple City of India is an important pilgrimage centre with hundreds of temples in this old town. Bhubaneshwar is the capital of Odisha. The city is flanked by Bay of Bengal in the East, West Bengal in the North East, Jharkhand in the North, Chhattisgarh in the West and Andhra Pradesh in the South. Today Bhubaneshwar is the bustling centre of commerce. Having merged its past with its modern aspirations, it forms an integral link in the golden triangle that includes the holy cities of Puri and Konark.

PURI- Abode of Lord Jagannath, literally Lord of the World, Puri is one of the four holiest places in India. Located on the shores of Bay of Bengal, it is one of the finest beaches in India. This pilgrimage town is also the home of artisans and craftsmen who produce a wide range of unique handicrafts. The important feature of Puri is its beautiful beaches which have offered both pleasures to pilgrims and swimmers for centuries. It is one of the most delightful beaches in the country and is becoming a pleasure haunt for tourists from all over the globe. 

KONARK- Konark is the third link in Odisha's Golden triangle and is situated at a distance of about 35kms from Puri, has some of the most spectacular examples of religious architecture. The glorious 13th century Konark temple, dedicated to the Sun God has been designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Monument. This ancient stone resound with the chime of ankle bells and the beat of the mrindagam during the dance festival held here in winter. 

GOPALPUR- In the southern coastline of Odisha just 15 km from the city of Behrampur is located a quaint, tiny town of Gopalpur which was a sea port, bustling with trade and commerce, in the Colonial Era. It was once a bustling port city before being deserted, is today, one of the best beaches in the eastern coastline of the country. It is known for being an offbeat destination and a place for relaxation. 

CHANDIPUR- Chandipur is a secluded seaside village of Baleshwar district stored safely on the coastline of Orissa. It is a small sea resort blessed with divine beauty of pine and coconut trees.

Tour Destination: Bhubaneshwar – Puri – Konark – Gopalpur – Chandipur - Bhubaneshwar

Travel Duration: 09 Nights/10 Days

DAY 1: BHUBANESHWAR- Arrive in Bhubaneshwar and later transfer to the hotel.  After breakfast, full day city tour of Bhubaneshwar.

LINGARAJ TEMPLE- The temple is an ancient temple with great religious importance. Dedicated to Lord Shiva as the name suggests, it is visited by a huge number of devotees throughout the year. The temple is a spectacular specimen of Orissa style of temple with a hint of Kalinga style of architecture.

RAJA RANI TEMPLE- The temple is situated in the capital of orissa was earlier known as Indreswara Temple. Raja Rani temple is one of the most renowed and popular temples situated in the capital of Orissa. It is founded in 18th century and is temple devoted to Lord Brahma. Beautiful sculptures are carved on the walls of the temple.

PARASURAMESWARA TEMPLE- Constructed in 650 A.D. this temple is a unique specimen of Oriyan style of architecture. The most special feature of this temple is the presence of one thousand lingas in the north-west corner of the complex. Besides this, it is adorned with beautiful carvings of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The artistic splendor with which the detailing of the sculptures and carvings are done reflects the glory of the era gone by.

MUKTESHWARA TEMPLE- dedicated to Lord Shiva is a 10th century temple and presents a quintessential example of the longevity of the Kalinga style of architecture.This temple has beautiful sculptures and carvings depicting the various Panchatantra stories.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 2: BHUBANESHWAR- After breakfast, visit the famous Jain Caves .

UDAYGIRI & KHANDAGIRI CAVES- The caves, 6 km from West of Bhubaneswar city centre, were chiseled out for the ascetic Jain monks, also has some inscriptions describing the exploits of king Kharavel.

NANDANKANAN ZOO- About 20 km from city centre is a Zoo and a botanical garden surrounded by dense forest, famous for breeding of various endangered species, safaris and white tigers.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 3: BHUBANESHWAR - PURI- After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the Puri an important religious site enroute visiting a small village Pipli. 

PIPLI- A small village enveloped in a blaze of colour, 15 km South of Bhubaneswar, on the highway to Puri, is home of applique work. The craft originated to serve temples, providing intricately stitched coloured awnings and covers for deities and hangings for festival days, details on the craft.

Continue your drive to Puri. Transfer to hotel. Spend your evening by along the beach.

GOLDEN BEACH- One of the most popular Puri beach is known for its roaring waves of Bay of Bengal, and fine white sands. The beach is visited by flocks of devotees as well as vacationers in huge numbers, every year. The devotees of Lord Jagannath believe that by taking a dip in the sea here is like paying homage to the Lord.

Overnight at Hotel. 

DAY 4: PURI- After breakfast, go for Darshan at famous Jagannath Temple

JAGANNATH PURI TEMPLE- The temple is one of the holy Chardham in India. Located in the beach city of Puri in Odisha (Orissa), the holy temple is visited by Hindu devotees throughout the year. The 11th century temple is the holy abode of Lord Jagannath, accompanied by Subhadra and Balabhadra. The divine ambiance of the temple is said to cleanse your soul.

SAKHIGOPAL- The temple is famous for the shrine of Lord Krishna. The life-size image is standing with flute and Radha is standing on the left side. The images are very beautiful and impressive. The temple is just like a miniature temple of the Lord Jagannath. Sakhigopal is also important as it was one of the educational centres during the 19th and 20th centuries.

PURI BEACH- One of the most popular Puri beach is known for its roaring waves of Bay of Bengal, and fine white sands. The beach is visited by flocks of devotees as well as vacationers in huge numbers, every year. The devotees of Lord Jagannath believe that by taking a dip in the sea here is like paying homage to the Lord.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 5: PURI – KONARK - PURI- After breakfast, visit the world-renowned Sun Temple at Konark.

KONARK SUN TEMPLE- Often called as the Black Pagoda, it is one of the most stunning monuments of religious significance; a true masterpiece of architecture proudly stands in the form of Sun Temple at Konark. A culmination of Oriya architecture, the temple is a wonderful place as the language of stone defeats the human language here. Built in 13th century by King Narasimhadeva, the temple is designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with seven horses and twelve wheels, carrying the sun god, Surya, across heavens.

CHANDRABHAGA BEACH- Set in the village of Chandrabhaga in Puri District of Orissa, Chandrabhaga Beach is considered one of the finest beaches along the eastern coast of India. The beach is located at a distance of 3 km from the World Heritage Site – Konark Temple. The beach holds great importance in the cultural and traditional identity of Orissa. Chandrabhaga Beach is believed to have witnessed the rise and fall of the Konark Temple. 

Later drive back to Puri. Spend your evening by along the beach.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 6: PURI – CHILIKA – GOPALPUR- In the morning proceed to Chilka Lake the largest brackish water body in Asia & is the home of numerous birds & sea life. Visit to Island by boat. Later drive to Gopalpur. Evening free for leisure on the beach.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 7:-EXCURSION TO TARATARINI & PATISONAPUR BEACH- In the morning proceed to excursions tour to Tatatarini Temple and Patisonapur Beach

TARATARINI TEMPLE- Maa Tara Tarini Hill Shrine is considered as one of the oldest shrines of Maa Tara. It is situated on the Kumari Hills on the banks of the River Rushikulya, just a few kilometres away from the coastal town of Gopalpur. There are two Goddesses in the temple, Maa Tara and Maa Tarini. They are believed by the locals to be the manifestations of Adi Shakti. The temple is also considered as one of the ancient Shakti Peethas of India. 

PATISONAPUR BEACH- The virgin beach at Pati-Sonapur is one of the most exquisite on the east coast. Right on the confluence of the river Bahuda and the Bay of Bengal, the scenic beauty of the place is simply enchanting.

In the evening return back to Gopalapur.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 8: GOPALPUR – CHANDIPUR- Today drive to Chandipur. Transfer to hotel. Later spend your evening on Chandipur Beach which is a phenomenal beach that glorifies the beauty of the state of Orissa.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 9: CHANDIPUR- After breakfast, visit the small city.

PANCHALINGESHWAR TEMPLE- Panchalingeshwar, covered with the green belt shielded over Nilagiri Hills, is located around 45km from Chandipur. It is popular for the Shiva shrine as this place is dedicated to 5 statues of Lord Shiva which are placed over a perennial stream.

CHANDIPUR BEACH- This is a phenomenal beach that glorifies the beauty of the state of Orissa. Feature of the sea is that the sea disappears during the day? Well, as unbelievable as it sounds, it is actually true! They call it the "Hide and Seek sea", and rightly so! Watching the sea disappear and miraculously reappear as it plays with you is an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of the miracles of nature.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 10: CHANDIPUR – BHUBANESWAR- Free time for leisure and later travel back to Bhubaneshwar to catch your flight/train towards onward destination.

Distance & Time (Approx)

  1. Bhubaneshwar – Puri: 75 kms/02 hrs
  2. Puri – Konark: 35 kms/01 hrs
  3. Puri – Gopalpur:  180 kms/05 hrs
  4. Gopalpur – Chandipur: 400 kms/08 hrs
  5. Chandipur – Bhubaneswar: 210 kms/06 hrs

Odisha at a Glance

  • Capital City: Bhubaneswar
  • Population: 4, 19, 47,358
  • Area: 155,820 sq kms
  • Geo Location: South East India
  • Average Climate: 8°C - 40°C
  • Best time to visit: October – March

Bhubaneshwar at a Glance

  • Population: 904,721
  • Area: 376 sq km
  • Geo Location: Odisha (East India)
  • Average Climate: 8°C - 40°C
  • Best Time to Visit: October – March
  • STD Code: 0674
  • Airport: Biju Patnaik International Airport

Puri at a Glance

  • Population: 201,026
  • Area: 3,051 sq kms
  • Geo Location: Odisha (East India)
  • Average Climate: 10°C - 30°C
  • Best Time to Visit: October - March
  • STD Code: 06752

Gopalpur at a Glance

  • Population: 6600
  • Area: NA
  • Geo Location: Odisha (East India)
  • Average Climate: 08°C - 35°C
  • Best Time to Visit: October - March
  • STD Code: 0680

Chandipur at a Glance

  • Population: NA
  • Area: NA
  • Geo Location: Odisha (East India)
  • Average Climate: 19°C - 35°C
  • Best Time to Visit: October - March
  • STD Code: 06785

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