Full Day Sightseeing of Bhubaneswar
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Full Day Sightseeing of Bhubaneswar

Full Day Sightseeing of Bhubaneswar

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About this activity
We take you on a day-long trip into the land, formerly known as the 'city of temples' - Bhubaneswar. Your trip to this culturally effervescent city starts, when our representative picks you up from your hotel lobby. Our tour begins with a visit to the magnificent 11th century Rajarani temple, formerly known as the Indreswara temple. The temple, built in reddish-gold sandstone, is ornamented with astonishing carvings of men, women, flowers, etc., and stands enclosed within a beautiful garden. We then head to the Mukteswar temple built in 950 A.D. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple depicts stories from the Panchatantra and is embossed with figures of meditating ascetics. Continue your spiritual quest with a visit to the 11th century Lingaraja temple built in Kalinga style architecture. Next on the itinerary, is a visit to the historic town of Dhauli, which finds its place in history books, owing to the Kalinga War fought here, in 261 BC. It was in Dhauli that Emperor Ashoka embraced Buddhism after witnessing the horrors of the war. Many centuries later, in 1972, the Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangh established a peace pagoda (Shanti Stupa) to commemorate the lives lost in the war. Dhauli is also home to Ashokan edicts, small-rock cut caves and the Dhavalesvara Shiva temple. Finally, visit the Khandigiri & Udaigiri twin hills, home of the ancient Jain monastery, built in 1st and 2nd century B.C. The famous Rani Gumpha (Queen's Cave) located on these premises are reminiscent of the architecture of the era. After a splendid day in the iconic city of Bhubaneswar, we bid you adieu after dropping you to your hotel.
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Included
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Private Local English speaking guide
  • All current applicable taxes
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
Additional
  • 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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Cultural
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