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Tour code : RELIGIOUS TOUR - 02 ( 07 Nights & 08 Days)
Routing : Kolkata - Puri - Bhubaneshwar


Introduction

The Temple of Jagannath stands on an eminence near the sea at Puri, situated on the east-coast of India. For centuries Puri, Purushottama Puri, so Sri kshetra, as the place is variously known, has been an important centre of Hindu worship, famous alike for sanctity and historic associations. "Puri" is the seat of Jagannath, the Lord of Universe; the sanctity of the place exists from pre-historic period where traditions cannot reach." The Origin and the antiquity of Jagannath worship at Puri is still surrounded in mystery. According to tradition, Puri, which is also known as Niladri (the Blue Mountain), was once a richly wooded hill inhabited by the Savaras, a pre-Aryan and Pre-Dravidian tribe of the Austric linguistic family.

Information About The Darshan Timings

The visitors can ascertain it from the Temple reception counter  (Tel - 06752 - 220901)

Magal Arati - Offering of perpetual lamp in the early morning (Generally 5.00 to 6.00 A.M.)
3.00 A.M. to 4.00 A.M. - During December 16th to January 14th ( Dhanu Sankranti to Makar Sankranti )

Sahana Mela (Public Darshan) - At this time one can go very near to the Deities without paying fees. Generally except some specific days it is facilited after Abakash Puja in the morning around  9.00 A.M. to 10.00 A.M.

Special Darshan - It is allowed after every Dhupa Puja, at the time of Mangal Arati, Abakash, Sandhay Aarati and Chandan Lagi, At this time, the devotees are required to pay a special Darshan fee for geeting in to the sanctum.

Day 01 :- Arrive Kolkata

Arrive Kolkata and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 :- Kolkata Puri

Morning sightseeing tour visiting Indian Museum housing a brilliant collection of Buddhist and Gupta art ; Victoria Memorial Museum an imposing white marble construction displaying paintings of the British Raj ; Fort William and Eden Gardens. Check out at 12 noon. Later transfer to rail-station to board train to Puri.

Day 03 :- Puri

Arrive Puri and transfer to hotel..

Day 04 :- Puri

Full day sightseeing tour of Puri , where the main attractions are the temples and the Mathas (monasteries); visit Jagannath Temple , Loknath temple , Indradyumna Tank , Garden House and beach.

Day 05 :- Puri

Day free in Puri.

Day 06 :- Puri Bhubneshwar Kolkata

Early morning drive to Bhubneshwar enroute visiting visiting the world famous, Sun Temple in Konark. Also known as Black Pagoda, standing in solitary splendor amongst the sand dunes, the temple is most striking example of Kalinga architecture. At this spot on our planet the solar eclipse took place in 1980, to the utter amazement of modern astronomers and scientists.
Bhubneswar, the capital of Orissa , which takes its name from one of the titles of Lord Shiva, Bhuvaneshwar the Lord of creation. Afternoon city tour visiting the great temples of Lord Shiva the Lingraj Temple, Tribhuvaneshwar Temple, Parusurameshwara Temple, Bindusagar and Raja Rani Temple. Late evening transfer to rail-station to board train to Calcutta.

Day 07 :- Kolkata (Calcutta)

Arrive Calcutta and transfer to hotel.

Day 08 :- Departure

Transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey.

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