Odisha Buddhist Tour
| Tour Code: 106
DAY 01 :
ARRIVAL AT BHUBANESWAR
Arrival at Bhubaneswar and Transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day free for own activities. Overnight.
DAY 02 :
AT BHUBANESWAR :
Full day city tour of Bhubaneswar Temples famous for beautiful architecture (One of the Most Important Temple, Mukteswar Temple, influenced by Buddhism) Later Orissa State Museum with lot of Buddhist Sculptors collected from different Budhist archeological sites of Orissa and Khandagiri & Udaygiri Jain BHUBANESWAR-DHAULI- PIPILI-KONARK- KURUMA-PURICaves of 2nd Cen B C. Overnight.
DAY 03 :
BHUBANESWAR-DHAULI- PIPILI-KONARK- KURUMA-PURI
Visit Dhauli Famous for Asokan Rock Edicts and Place where battle of Kalinga was Fought which made a great change of Ashok mind so that he became Buddhist. Also Visit Peace Pagoda. Later visit Pipili applique works and World heritage site Sun Temple of Konark (Watch the Buddhist influence on this temple ) & Also visit the ancient Buddhist site of KURUMA built between 9-10 century A.D., is situated 8 kms to the south-east of the famous Sun Temple at Konark in the district of Puri. On the top portion of the very site there is a modern temple which houses three Buddhist images viz. crowned Buddha seated in Bhumisparsa mudra, Padmapani Avalokitesvara and Revanta. These three images are jointly worshipped as 'Yamadharma' by local inhabitants then Famous Jagannath Temple and Back to Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04 :
BHUBANESWAR-LALITIGIRI- RATNAGIRI-UDAYGIRI- UDAYGIRI-BHUBANESWAR
Full day Excursion to Lalitigiri ( Archeological site of a Buddhist Monastery from 4th to 8th Cen A D ) with Monastery parts and many votive Stupa, all different Buddhist sculptors with Chaita hall and a Huge stupa from where caskets of Budhas relic is available, Ratnagiri, the Largest Buddhist monastery we have till know, flourished from 4th to 14th century A D with most of sculptors of Vajrayanic sect, hundreds of Votive Stupa & brick Stupa and huge monastery . Later visit Udaygiri, Another huge Buddhist monastery which still under excavation ,back to Bhubaneswar. Overnight.
DAY 05 :
Full day visit Kayam Hill Buddhist cave and Langudi Giri which one of recent excavation with ruins of Monastery, Stupas and lot of Mahayanic sculptors, Five Dhyani Buddhas. Back to Bhubaneswar.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06 :
Morning drop at Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway station for onward journey.