Located in the eastern part of India along the coast of Bay of Bengal, Orissa was historically pretty known for the ancient kingdom of Kalinga. In fact, it became historical only because of a huge massacre that happened during the Kalinga war when Mauryan Emperor Ashoka attacked during the period 261 BCE. However, the state took its modern form in the year 1936 and since this time, it is known as the state of India. The state shares its boundary with West Bengal to the north-east, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and Andhra Pradesh to the south and south-east; however, in the east, the state makes coastline along the Bay of Bengal. It is surprising truth that the state Orissa has human settlements history of a period of about 5,000 years. Primarily, it was known as “Ddra Desa”; and then ‘Kalinga’, Utkal’ etc, even in the modern era, its name has been changed as “Odisha”. Likewise, Orissa has a very long history and the most eminent part of it was ‘Kalinga War’ that fought with the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka in the year 261 BCE. Besides, the region is also evidenced by Buddha philosophy, which is established by the Great Emperor Ashoka and Jaina Philosophy. So, there are various centers of Buddhism and Jainism in the state and these are the most preferred tourists’ attraction these days.
Meeting on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Later time permitting proceed to visit Olasingh Textile Village and enjoy the great work of the people of this village.
Overnight at hotel at Bhubaneshwar.
Morning after breakfast proceed to Dhenkanal via visiting Silk Textiles at Nuapatna and its procedure of making silk textile. Arrive and check into the hotel. Later visit Sadeibareni village to see Dhokra Metal Work.
Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast proceed to Sonepur and check into the hotel / guest house. Later visit Sagarpalli Village and also Baidyanathpur to see a number of Silk, Tassar weavers at their work and learn how they produce these beautiful designs.
Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning boat ride at Mahanadi River to enjoy Sunrise. Late drive to Barapali and visit Textile Market. Later also visit a number Textile Centers and co operative Weaver Societies.
Overnight at the hotel / lodge.
Morning after proceed to Sambalpur and visit some of the best Sambalpuri Sarees making and textile centers.
Late evening boat overnight train for Puri.
Overnight on board.
Meeting on arrival at Puri Railway Station and transfer to the beach resort. Rest of the morning free to relax. Afternoon leave for Textile Village of Alandhua where you will see weavers weaving traditional Wrappers, Napkins etc. Later visit Muslim village of Pipili and Applique to see beautiful Umbrella work and stiching etc.
Overnight at beach resort at Puri.
Full day free in Puri to relax and enjoy the beaches. If interested can visit Jagannath Temple and other various Temples around Puri.
Overnight at the resort.
Morning after breakfast at the Hotel drive to Bhubaneshwar via visiting Konark Sun Temple.
Transfer to Bhubaneshwar Airport or Railway Station to board flight / train for onward destination.
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