Puri is a city in Odisha that serves as the headquarters of its namesake district. It is said that Puri was earlier a thickly wooded hills, which was inhabited by the Sabaras. The city is mentioned in the Puranas by different names like Srikshetra, Neelachala, Neeladri, Purusottama Dhama and Purusottama Kshetra. The philosophers and religious leaders who have visited the city over the years have left a deep imprint on its culture. For its magnificent Jagannath Temple, the city is known as Jagannath Puri. Notably, it is one of the seven holiest places for Hindus in India. The infamous Puri Beach is counted among the most beautiful beaches in the country. The city is also home to Govaradana Matha, one of the four cardinal institutions formed by Adi Shankaracharaya
Gopalpur-on-Sea as it is popularly known boasts of one of the finest beaches in Odisha. Palm fringed coastline, blue waters and clean sand attract tourist from all over world. You can also visit Gopalpur's local fishing villages, artisans and remnants of its medieval past. The intricate sand sculptures shaped from the beach sand and items created from seashells are a major draw for tourists. The town had large warehouses and godowns due to the links with Burma for trading of rice. Remains of the Gopalpur Port are an apt representation of the rich history of this place.
Day 1: Arrival - Bhubaneswar
Arrival At Bhubaneswar Airport, Courtesy Pick From The Spot And Drive To Hotel. Afternoon Enjoy Sightseeing Of Khandagiri Udaygiri Caves, Lingaraj Temple, Kedar Gouri Temple And Sai Baba Temple Etc. Evening Free For Leisure. Overnight Stay.
Day 2: Bhubaneswar - Lalitgiri - Ratnagiri - Cuttack
Early Morning Check-Out From The Hotel And Drive To Lalitgiri & Ratnagiri Buddhist Complex. After Sightseeing Accomplished Proceed To Cuttack. Visit Barabati Fort And Cuttack Chandi Mata Temple. Overnight Stay At Cuttack.
Day 3: Cuttack - Konark - Puri
Morning After Breakfast Check-Out Of The Hotel And Proceed To Konark. Visit The Unesco Heritage Konark Sun Temple And Enjoy Some Time At Chandrabaga Beach. Afterwards, Proceed To Puri And Check-In The Hotel. Visit Puri Jagannath Temple And Gundicha Temple. Evening Relax At The Golden Sand Beach Of Puri. Overnight Stay At Puri.
Day 4: Puri - Satpara/Chillika - Puri
Early Morning Depart For Satpara, Chillika. The Fancy Land Of Irwadi Dolphins. Entire Day Sightseeing Of Satpara. Evening Return To Puri. Overnight Stay At Puri.
Day 5: Puri - Khurda - Gopalpur
After Morning Breakfast Check-Out Of The Hotel And Drive To Gopalpur, En-Route And Visit Atri. Upon Arrival Check-In The Hotel And Relax For A While. Afternoon Enjoy Sightseeing Of Rushikulya Turtle Island And Maa Tara Tarini Temple. Overnight Stay At Gopalpur.
Day 6: Gopalpur - Taptapani - Gopalpur
After Morning Breakfast Proceed For Sightseeing Of Taptapani The Hot Water Spring And Deer Park. After Sightseeing Of The Place Return Back To Gopalpur. Evening Free For Leisure And Relax At The Beach. Overnight Stay At Gopalpur.
Day 7: Gopalpur - Bhubaneswar
After Morning Breakfast Check-Out Of The Hotel And Drive To Bhubaneswar. In The Afternoon Proceed For Sightseeing Of Nandankana Zoo Famous For White Tigers. Enjoy Jungle Safari Day Wide And Evening Return To Hotel. Overnight Stay At Bhubaneswar.
Day 8: Bhubaneswar Departure
Morning After Breakfast Check-Out Of The Hotel And Drive To Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway Station.
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The nearest airport is Biju Patnail Airport which is located in Bhubaneswar almost 60 kilometers from Puri.
Puri is a major railway junction and is well-connected to all the major cities in the country.