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Bhubaneshwar-Konark-Puri- Chilka visit Oct First Week

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Bhubaneshwar-Konark-Puri- Chilka visit Oct First Week

We four friends would like to visit Odisha in October first week (Durga Puja Days).

Kindly see the tentative plan.

Day 1 : Reach Bhubaneshwar by flight at 6.30 evening. Transfer to Hotel in Bhubaneshwar

Day 2: Take the conducted sightseeing tour of OTDC (Tour No 2 from Bhubaneshwar in OTDC website - Pipli-Konark-Puri). Instead of returning to Bhubaneswar, we stay back at Hotel in Puri at night for and spending time at Puri beach.

Day 3: Take OTDC Conducted Tour from Puri (Tour No 2 from Puri Panthabhavan - Chilka Satapada trip 6.30 am to 7 pm).

Leave for Bhubaneshwar at night itself via bus. Back to the hotel in Bhubaneshwar.

Day 4: Taking Tour No 5 of OTDC Conducted Tour (Bhubaneshwar-Ratnagiri-Udaygiri-Lalitgiri, 8.00 am to 6.30 pm, Rs 700 per head in their website).

Day 5: Sightseeing in and around Bhubaneshwar.

Day 6: Leave for Airport at 8.00 pm morning

Kindly suggest

a) If we need to make changes in the package)

b) If we have to completely change the plan?

c) Whether it would be better if our four member group get some other mode of transportation like taxi or any other travel package other than OTDC?

(We thought of daily trips by OTDC conducted tours, just due to the fact that it may have a guide along with the package and may cover the sights in time bound manner)

d) Oct 2 and 3 are Mahanavami, Vijayadashami days. Does it make in difficulties in the trip like too much rush etc?

e) Kindly provide alternative suggestions if the above plan needs revamped.

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1. Re: Bhubaneshwar-Konark-Puri- Chilka visit Oct First Week

A good plan.

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2. Re: Bhubaneshwar-Konark-Puri- Chilka visit Oct First Week

santhosh_wilson

Since you are 4 members in the group, hiring a cab is always convenient.

Suggestive plan -

D1 Arrival Bhubaneswar, stay O/N

D2 Transfer to Puri via Chandrabhaga beach. Post lunch (12.30 pm) - Satpada (Chilika) dolphin lagoon. back to Puri by 6 pm.

D3 Early morning 6 am - Jagannath Darshan. Back to hotel have breakfast and set out for Dhabalgiri, Udaigiri, Lingaraj Temple, Nadan Kanan, Pipli etc and back to Bhubaneswar by evening.

D4 Bhubaneswar

D5 Return journey

Edited: 02 August 2014, 13:53
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3. Re: Bhubaneshwar-Konark-Puri- Chilka visit Oct First Week

Hi Santosh- below are my observations and suggestions

you are spending less time in Puri .Spend one whole day in Puri . Enjoy sea beach , local sweets and samosa and delicious local cuisine .

Try reaching Puri the very same day you reach Bhubaneswar . It just another 2 hrs max by train .

Day 1: Reach Puri . Night stay

Day 2: Entire day in Puri .

Day 3: OTDC conducted tour from Puri and back .

Day 4: Satpada visit . Come back early . Journey to Bhubaneswar .

Day 5: Ratnagiri, Kapilas etc etc.

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4. Re: Bhubaneshwar-Konark-Puri- Chilka visit Oct First Week

I have a query.. Will taking Darshan in Puri Jagannath Temple on dasherra be hastle free? Will the temple will be crowded? I am also planning a trip at the same time with family and we have some senior citizens with us..

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5. Re: Bhubaneshwar-Konark-Puri- Chilka visit Oct First Week

Yes we are also planning.Please let us know

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6. Re: Bhubaneshwar-Konark-Puri- Chilka visit Oct First Week

It will be crowded .

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