ODISHA BUDHIST MONUMETS TOUR

ODISHA Earlier known as Kalinga and Utkal was the centre for Buddhism from the time
of Lord Budhha. Odisha or Kalinga great centre of Buddhism which became Buddhist after
Battle of Kalinga . But from 4 th to later part of 14 th century Buddhism got different royal
patronage and many monasteries, Chaita and Stupas were constructed and developed.
In this itinerary, we can visit some archaeological sites of Buddhist Monastery.

ROUTING: BHUBANESWAR- LALITGIRI-RATNAGIRI-DHENKANAL-LANGUDI-
JORANDA-KONARK-PURI-CHILIKA-CHANDRAGIRI (JEERANGA)-BANAPUR-
BHUBANESWAR.
DAY01: ARRIVAL AT BHUBANESWAR & CITY TOUR. O/N

Reception upon arrival at Bhubaneswar (The Capital of Odisha ) and Transfer to hotel.
Later Visit Udaygiri & Khandagiri Jain Caves of 2 nd Cen BC. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY02: BHUBANESWAR

Visit famous Temples of Bhubaneswar like Parasurameswar Temple (7th Cen AD),
Mukteswar Temple (9th Cen AD), Rajarani Temple ( 11 th Cen AD), Bramheswar Temple (
11 th Cen AD) and Bhaskareswar Temple. Later Visit Odisha State Museum and Ashokan
Rock Edicts at Dhauli. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY03: BHUBANESWAR-LALITGIRI-RATNAGIRI-UDAYGIRI-DHENKANAL

Morning visit the Buddhist Diamond Triangle of Odisha like Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri and
Udaygiri with three important Buddhist archaeological sites. Proceed to Dhenkanal.
Overnight at Hotel.

DAY04: DHENKANAL-LANGUDI-JORANDA-DHENKANAL

Morning proceed to visit Langudi Buddhist Archeological sites and later on the way back
visit Joranda Mahima Monastery with their evening prayer of Mahima Monks. Back to
Hotel at Dhenkanal. Overnight.

DAY05: DHENKANAL-KONARK-PURI

Morning proceeding to visit the Sun Temple at Konark, The world heritage site. Later
visit Kuruma the Buddhist site. Later proceed to Puri. Overnight.

DAY06: PURI-CHILIKA-GOPALPUR ON SEA.

Morning visit around lord Jagannath Temple and artisan village Nayak Patna( Raghuraj
Pur) and Later proceed to Gopalpur on Sea. Overnight.

DAY07: GOPALPUR ON SEA- TAPTAPANI-JEERANGA-GOPALPUR ON SEA

Morning proceed to visit Jeeranga the Tibettan Buddhist Monastery Enroute visiting
stop at Sulphur Spring at Taptapani. Back to Hotel. Overnight.

DAY08: GOPALPUR ON SEA- BHUBANESWAR.

Morning proceed to Bhubaneswar en-route visiting Banapur. Overnight at the hotel at
Bhubaneswar.

DAY09: DEPARTURE

Morning departure transfer to Bhubaneswar airport or Railway station for a return journey.