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Konark Dance Festival

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Route: Delhi - Bhubaneshwar - Puri

Tour Description:

This tour covers 3 cities – Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and Puri. The major attraction of this tour is the Konark Dance Festival. Prominent National and International dancers of various forms like Odissi, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniattam and others perform on the stage of Natyashala in the famous Sun Temple, Konark. This festival has the spiritual aura around it.

Usual places in Delhi will be covered like Qutab Minar, India Gate, Red Fort etc. Bhubaneshwar is home to various temples like Parasurameswara Temple and Lingaraj Temple. En-route Puri, we will visit Dhaulia Complex and in Puri, we will cover the famous Lord Jagannath Puri temple before moving on to Konark.


Day 01 / Arrival Delhi

Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 / Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Red fort, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 03 / Delhi - Bhubaneswar ( By flight )

In morning, transfer to airport to board the flight to Bhubaneswar. Arrive Bhubaneswar, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon proceed for city tour covering PARASURAMESWARA TEMPLE: The state’s oldest surviving temple, built in 650 A.D. , LINGARAJ TEMPLE This temple, of the 11th century A.D. is also a fine exponent of the architecture of this region. Night stay in Bhubaneshwar.

Day 04 / Bhubaneswar

Full day excursion to Buddhist triangle of Udayagiri, Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri. Night stay in Bhubaneshwar.

Day 05 / Bhubaneswar - Puri (By road)

After breakfast drive to this pious Indian town. En-route visiting DAHLIA complex which has Emperor Ashoka’s rock edicts and dates back to 03rd sanctuary B.C. Arrive Puri and transfer to hotel. Rest of the afternoon is free to relax at beach. 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.. Night stay in Puri.

Day 06 / Puri - Konark excursion for famous Konark Festival (approx. 01hr. drive for one way)

Today we will see Famous temple of LORD JAGANNATH PURI The -one of the four most famous holy pilgrimages of the Hindus, (MATHS Monasteries) here are around 150 MATHS, located in narrow lanes, also see LOKNATH TEMPLE. Late afternoon drive to Konark to visit the Konark Festival. The sun temple in Konark is famed as a world heritage site. The exquisite 'Natya Mandir' or the 'dancing hall' of this 700-year old shrine is an architectural wonder with well-adorned sculptures in Odissi dance poses.

This is the venue of a joyous festival of classical dance and music which is held annually on December. A host of celebrated dancers from all over the country perform in the open air auditorium. The festival is a celebration of the much appreciated Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Manipuri, Kathak and Chhau Dance - a lavish feast for the eyes and ears. The sound of Ghungroo bells, flute and Pakhawaj gives it a festive mood. There is also a crafts mela, with a variety of handicrafts and tasty cuisine during the festival. Night stay in Puri.

Day 07 / Puri - Konark excursion for famous Konark Festival (approx. 01hr drive for one way)

After breakfast, day is free to relax at beach. Late afternoon drive to Konark to visit the Konark Festival. Night stay in Puri.

Day 08 / Puri - Bhubaneswar (by road) Departure

After breakfast drive to Bhubaneshwar to board the flight for Delhi or Kolkata for onwards flight back to your home.

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