Excursion to Konark Sun Temple
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Excursion to Konark Sun Temple
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Excursion to Konark Sun Temple

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Explore the magnificent Konark Sun Temple and the historic town of Dhauli with your private WRJ guide who will pick you up from your hotel lobby. Our first stop is the ancient town of Dhauli, which played a significant role in Emperor Ashoka's transition from a fierce king to a peace embracing Buddhist. Dhuali, by River Daya is the site of the iconic Kalinga War, fought in 261 B.C. When emperor Ashoka took a purview of his kingdom after the war, he was greeted by bloodied bodies of the dead in his new kingdom. In that very moment, Ashoka embraced Buddhism. Centuries later, in 1972, the Japanese and Indian Buddhists built a peace pagoda (shanti-stupa) at the Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha. Dhauli is also known for its small-rock cut caves and ancient Hindu temples, especially the Dhavalesvara temple built in tribute to Lord Shiva. The highlight of the tour, the stunningly alluring Sun Temple of Konark is our next stop. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 13th century Sun Temple was built by King Narsingha Deva. The entire shrine is designed to form a mammoth chariot drawn by seven horses. The chariot is placed on twelve marvellously crafted wheels. While the 12 wheels symbolise the 12 months of the year, (or 24 hours of the day, according to some legends) the 7 horses, represent each day of the week. In the words of Rabindranath Tagore, this striking temple is an example of "poetry in stone". After this enriching experience, we drop you to your hotel where your trip concludes.
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  • Private vehicle for sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Private Local English speaking guide
  • All current applicable taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Konark Sun Temple
Not included
  • Boarding and lodging Pre & Post the sightseeing
  • Return airfare to and from India to originating destination
  • Visas for India
  • Internal air travel
  • Meals
  • Items of personal nature such as tips / gratuity to chauffeur, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours & excursions not included in the Itinerary, Still or Video Camera Fees Etc.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes etc,
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the price includes section
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Passport name & country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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