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DAY 01: Bhubaneswar

Falcon Tours and TravelsMeet & Greet on arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport and transfer to Hotel. Bhubaneswar - the capital of Orissa is also popularly known as the "Temple City of India". Being the seat of Tribhubaneswar or 'Lord Lingaraj', Bhubaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. Hundreds of temples dot the landscape of the Old Town, which once boasted of more than 2000 temples. Later on half day sightseeing, visit to Lingaraja Temple - The great Lingaraja (eleventh century), which soars above the city of Bhubaneswar and dominates the landscape as far as 15 kms away, represents Orissan temple architecture at its most mature and fully developed stage. It has, in fact, been described as 'time quintessence of Orissan architecture', Vaital Temple - The Parsurameswara and Mukteswara temples represent clear steps in the development of the major Kalinga style of Orissan temple architecture. The Vaital Temple (c. AD 800) represents an entirely different line. It belongs to the Khakhara order (a subdivision of the Kalinga school of architecture) which was used for shrines devoted to tantric cults. The duel (tower) of the temple is the most striking difference. It is rectangular in shape, positioned at a right angle to the Jagmohana (porch), Mukteswara Temple - The small and elegant Mukteswara temple (c. AD 950) is often referred to as the "miniature gem of Orissan architecture". The frequency with which the term 'gem' is employed will be immediately appreciated with the very first glimpse of this delicate, refined little structure. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 02: Bhubaneswar

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, full day sightseeing visit to Bi Cable  Ropeway - Birds eye view of Gangtok take a ride on the bi-cable Zig-back ropeway. The one kilometer ride from Deorali to Tashiling Secretariat. On clear weather the ride offers a great view of the Khangchendzonga range apart from an overview of Gangtok town and the valley below, Ganesh Tok - situated on a ridge at a distance of 7 kms from Gangtok. From this Spot one can get a view of sprawling Gangtok town, while across the hills Mt. Khang-chen-Dzonga and Mt. Siniolchu loom over the horizon, Hanuman Tok - a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, is situated at an altitude of 7200 feet at a distance of about nine kilometers uphill from Gangtok on a blissfully calm and quiet hilltop. The location is completely free from the pollution of city life. Return back to the hotel and freshen up. Later on in the evening visit to MG Marg - the main street of Gangtok town is a great place to chill out. The country’s first litter and spit free zone, no vehicular traffic is allowed into the Marg. You can sit at the Titanic Park or at the various benches stretched across the mall and take in the carnival like atmosphere, especially during the tourist season. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 03: Bhubaneswar / Puri (62 Kms / 1 Hr)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Puri - the abode of Lord Jagannatha needs no introduction. According to tradition Puri was once a thickly wooded hill inhabited by the Sabaras (Pre-Aryan and Pre-Dravidian tribes of the Austric linguistic family). The sunny beach at Puri is one of the finest in the world. Watching the sunrise in a symphony of colors is a wonderful experience. On arrival at Puri, check into the hotel and freshen up. Later on visit to Puri Jagannatha Temple - The temple of Lord Jagannatha ('Lord of the Universe') at Puri is one of the most sacred pilgrimage spots in India, one of the four abodes (dhamas) of the divine that lie on the four directions of the compass. The present temple structure was built in the twelfth century by the Ganga king, Chodagangadeva, replacing an earlier structure which probably dated to the tenth century. Later on visit to Sunny Beach / Puri Beach - For centuries now, the beach at Puri has been the venue of countless  pilgrims taking the traditional purification dip for Puri is the abode of Lord Jagannatha and  considered one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage destination. However, for decades now, both Indian and foreign beach lovers have made it their special haunt.

The fine white sands of Puri beach and the roar of the breakers rolling in from the Bay of Bengal have fascinated visitors throughout the ages. As it is with all the beaches of Orissa, overcrowding is never a problem and the sight of holiday-makers having entire. Return back to the hotel and overnight

DAY 04: Puri / Konark / Puri (35 Kms Each Way)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, proceed for a day excursion to Konark and visit to the magnificent Sun Temple - is the culmination of Orissan temple architecture, and one of the most stunning monuments of religious architecture in the world. The poet Rabindranath Tagore said of Konark that 'here the language of stone surpasses the language of man', and it is true that the experience of Konark is impossible to translate into words. The massive structure, now in ruins, sits in solitary splendour surrounded by drifting sand. Today it is located two kilometers from the sea, but originally the ocean came almost up to its base. Until fairly recent times, in fact, the temple was close enough to the shore to be used as a navigational point by European sailors, who referred to it as the 'Black Pagoda'. Later on visit to Chandrabhaga Beach - Close to the famous Sun Temple of Konark, is a lovely and quiet beach - Chandrabhaga. The beach, known for its beauty and solitude, has long served as a counterfoil to the exquisite and intricate sculptures on the Sun Temple, where visitors would let the simple lines of the sea wash away all their worries and refresh them. Return back to Puri and overnight.

DAY 05: Puri / Bhubaneswar

Morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Bhubaneswar Airport to board your flight back to your destination. Tour Ends.

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