The Jagannath Temple, located in Puri, Odisha, India, is one of the most famous and sacred Hindu temples in the world. It is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a form of the Hindu deity Vishnu. The temple has a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries, making it a significant cultural and religious landmark. In this essay, we will explore the history of the Jagannath Temple in detail, delving into its origins, development, and enduring spiritual significance.
Pickup from Bhubaneswar airport Proceed to the Puri. En-route visit Dhauli (the peace pagoda), 108 Shivling temple, Lingaraj Temple, Chausath (64) Yogini temple. After reaching Puri check into the hotel in the evening and enjoy at Puri beach. Overnight at Puri.
After morning breakfast, Darshan at Sri Jagannath Temple (Non Hindus are not allowed), Gundicha Temple, Mausima Temple, Bedi Hanuman Temple, Depart for Satpada, Chilka. en- route visit Alarnath Temple after reaching Chilika lake Take a boat ( By own cost/ Direct payment ) meets the Irrawaddy Dolphins in nature and the Hradaya –SagarSangam or the sea mouth (the point where the lake meets the sea). Enjoy the day at Chilka Lake (India's biggest inland lake spread over 1,100 square kilometers). Evening return to Puri, In the evening enjoy and relax at golden beach, free time shopping at Puri local market. Overnight at Puri.
After breakfast check out from the hotel then drive to Konark on marine drive, visit Chandrabhaga beach & Ramchandi temple. Then visit The famous Sun Temple called black Pagoda, The 12th century temple richly decorated with stone carving. In the evening enjoy light & sound show in Konark (by own cost). Then drive to Bhubaneshwar, Check in hotel. Overnight at Bhubaneshwar.
After breakfast visit local Bhubaneshwar and visit Rajarani temple, Mukteshwar temple, Parshurameshwaram Temple, Khandagiri, Udaygirijain caves, Nandankanan Zoo (This zoo is famous for variety wild life sanctuary & also famous for white Tiger & Lion Safari (Closed On Monday), Tribal museum (Closed On Monday) then free time for shopping. overnight at Bhubaneswar.
After breakfast check out from the hotel then visit Ekamrahaatthen then transfer to the airport/railway station to catch the flight/ train for onward Journey with a bag full of memories.
Nandankanan, State Museum and Tribal Museum remain closed on Monday and on state Holidays.