Orissa Buddhism Tour
Duration : 3 Nights / 4 Days
Destination Covered : Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri
Tour Themes : Hill Stations & Valleys
Price : On Request
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As you arrive at the Bhubaneshwar Airport, meet our tour representation who helps you with an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and rest for a while. In the afternoon, explore the Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves. A wonderful proof of early Jain rock-cut shelters, Khandagiri (Broken Hills) and Udaygiri (Hill of Sunrise) caves were mainly dwellings of the Jain ascetics, opening into the verandah or front open spaces. While Udayagiri has 18 caves, Khandagiri has 15 caves.
On the 2nd day, after breakfast get all set for sightseeing of Dhauli hills, a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site. This site is just 8 km from Bhubaneshwar and is extremely popular amid the followers of Buddhism. An ancient center of Buddhism, Dhauli is the place where Ashoka embraced Buddhism after the Kalinga war. It houses various important Buddhist structures such as the Peace Pagoda or the Shanti Stupa, rock edict of Ashoka as well as a Shiva temple.
Bhubaneswar – Lalitgiri – Ratnagiri
After completing the check-out formalities at the hotel early in the morning, the day is scheduled for visiting the other Buddhist religious site of the region. The first visit of the day is to Lalitgiri, one of the oldest Buddhist complex in the region, housing monasteries, stupas, Buddha images and more. Tantric Buddhism was practiced here. During excavation various Buddhist structures were unearthed. Explore the site.
After breakfast on the last day of the tour, check-out from the hotel. Start your journey back to the Bhubaneswar airport / railway station to board a flight or train for your onward journey.
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