The Rathyatra is a spectacular Chariot festival at Puri which attracts millions of Pilgrims every year, is truly the festival of deviation and harmony. The Grand procession of the deities marks the annual sojourn of patron Gods Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra & sister Subhadra. Huge wooden chariots are built for this occasion and physically pulled through the grand road by thousand of devotees. Empire India Tours trying its best to make you Experience this spectacular festival of Odisha.
DURATION – 05 NIGHTS / 06 DAYS
Dates – 20th June to 24th jun 2020
Day 01: 20th June – Bhubaneswar-Puri
Arrival at Bhubaneswar railway station/airport, meet our representative and transfer to Puri. Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha and home to several ancient temples. Be witness of this splendid workmanship of the kalingan artesian.
Further drive to Heerapur village to visit the unique Yogini temple. Proceed to Raghurajpur craft village to meet the artist and painter and their fascinating art form. Enjoy the cultural dance in this village which is associate with Jagarnnath temple cultural and then transfer to Puri for the night stay in a decent hotel.
Day 02: 21st June – Puri
Puri is one of the most holy place in india. Explore this sacred city by our organized rickshaw team, covering the medieval by lanes, ancient water tanks, cremation place, living beach market, small shrines and the majestic views of the jagannath temple.
Day 03: 22nd June – Puri
Wake up in the morning and enjoy the leisurely walk along the beach of Puri. In the afternoon walk to the grand road to witness the final preparation completed chariots are ready to carry the lords and covered with bright appliqué canopies. Then visit the various monasteries to see the pilgrim activities. Back to the hotel and enjoy the typical dinner.
Day 04: 23rd June – Puri
Today witness the colorful Rath yatra festival on the grand road. Thousands, thousands pilgrims from Different part of India and abroad congregate here to witness the grand festival of Lord Jagannath with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra riding on the chariot. You will jostle among the crowds to feel the spirit of the devotees. Then you will be seating on a roof top to safely observe the colourful celebration.
Day 05: 24th June – Puri
After this wonderful experience from yesterday event, free morning to relax. If desire take an ayurvedic massage from an expert. Afternoon excursion to Konark to witness the UNESCO World heritage Sun temple. Wait for the illumination in the early evening and witness the superb stone art of this majestic temple. Drive back to Puri and overnight stay. Enjoy the dinner in a garden restaurant.
Morning check out at 8 a.m and transfer to airport/railway station for your onward destination.
Notes: This tour can be extended to other part of Odisha, Kolkata or to your suggested places.
Tour Price – Depends on number of pax, hotel standard and type of car.
Empire India Tours is a travel company that specializes in tour packages throughout India, offering comprehensive services including hotel reservations, car bookings and holiday planning, event management. Empire India Tours is based in Orissa (Odisha) and has developed a robust network in all major cities and tourist destinations of India.
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