• Hotspots in Orissa

Cruise along and unwind on the tranquil Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest salt lake lagoon in Ramsar Wetland. Spot rare migratory birds & playful Irrawady dolphins. Bask in the tropical sun, swim in the Bay of Bengal and enjoy the serene peacefulness. Feast on fresh seafood and settle your eyes on the starlit sky!

Continue on to the sea swept temple town of Puri. Soak up the unique traditional culture, wander through the old city, stroll along the beach and pick up local souvenirs at the lively night market.

Jump on the bicycle and pass idyllic rural villages; be greeted by enthusiastic ‘hellos’ from carefree children and sample sweet brewed tea. Meet village craftsmen and learn the secret behind ancient techniques. Admire time-honoured methods stoically preserved by patience and perseverance. Stop at the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sun Temple at Konark. Examine the intricate carving, blush at the erotic imagery and wonder at the flawless execution.

Traverse lush countryside and experience life in a charming rural village. Meet the master and students of a traditional Gurukul system of education. Delight in an extraordinary colourful and acrobatic traditional dance performance.

A journey to not miss out off!

 

Location: Orissa: Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Chilika Lake, Puri. India.
Best time to travel: From October to April.
Recommended stay: 5 - 6 days. We recommend to combine this experience with other suggestions to India.
Suitable for how many people: From two to eight people.
Where you will stay: Hotel or guesthouse. Depending on your request.
Activities you can do: Cycling, river cruise on Chilika Lake, sightseeing, meet craftsmen, local folklore performance…

The Jagannath Temple in Puri is one of the four major pilgrimages of Hinduism? It has the biggest kitchen in the world, where more that 400 people cook food for thousands of people every day!


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