Beaches Tour of Odisha / Odisha Ridley Turtle Beach Tours
Duration: - 06 nights / 07 days
Destinations: Bhubaneswar – Puri - Gopalpur on Sea - Rushikulya - Olive Sea Turtle - Maa Tara Tarini

The glorious land of Odisha is bestowed with one major blessing in the form of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. One of the seven turtle species in the world, Olive Turtles chose Odisha for their large scale nesting in the world. This natural cycle of nesting has made Odisha Ridley Turtle Beach Tours a highly popular phenomenon. Every year hordes of tourists visit the largest rookery of such rare species of turtle tours during their nesting season amidst intense care and precautions. This year also, Odisha Ridley Turtle Tours are being organized in full swing where tourists can spot the laying, nesting and reproduction from the watch towers via binoculars. Lasting for a week, this tour trails through the largest rookery region in Rushikulya and also offers tourists obvious beach experience at Puri and Gopalpur on Sea.

Odissa beachesDay 01 Arrive Bhubaneswar

On arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport, meet Incredible India Tour representative who will transfer you to the pre booked accommodation. Check in & after some leisure time, leave for sightseeing of Udayagiri and Khandagiri, the Buddhist and Jain Caves near Odisha. Overmight stay in Hotel.

Day 02 Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri (125 km)

In morning after breakfast, visit Nandankanan Zoo and spot white tigers in this 400-hectare zoo and botanical garden at Bhubaneshwar. In afternoon drive to Puri, the pristine city of beach and temple. Enroute stop at Pipli famously known as Art’s Village. Here, one can find Artisan work displayed at numerous shops that can be taken back as souvenirs. Continue your journey & reach Konark, famous for a Mandapa dedicated to Sun God as a chariot temple. The great sun temple was built by King Narasimha of Ganga dynasty in the 13th century as a powerful dedication comprising intricate rock carvings and is an exemplary example of Odishan architecture. After Konark, continue drive towards Puri, a pristine beach famous for its spiritual roots. On arrival at Puri, check-in at your Hotel. If you arrive early, you can visit Puri Beach & after some time of relaxing on this healing beach, return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03 Puri

Morning after sumptuous breakfast, pay a visit to the famous Jagannath Temple. Considered as one of Char Dhams, this sacred temple was built by King Chodangana Deva in 12th century A.D. to commemorate the shifting of his capital from South to Central Odisha. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Non Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple premises). Later visit to Raghurajpur Artisans Village, famous for its "Patachitra" painting art form. After obtaining some exemplary souvenirs from the artisan village, drive back to the beach for leisure moments. Overnight stay at Hotel.

beaches of orissaDay 04 Puri - Gopalpur on Sea (208 kms)

Post breakfast, proceed towards Gopalpur on Sea, a gorgeous sea beach resort. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Gopalpur on Sea - Rushikulya Turtle Island - Maa Tara Tarini Temple - Gopalpur on Sea (160 kms both way)

After breakfast, proceed towards, Rushikulya, famous as a rookery for Olive Ridley Turtle nesting in Odisha. On arrival at river mouth, board a boat heading towards Turtle Island, where you can spot nesting of Olive Ridleys in India. Keep your binoculars in check as you spot hordes of turtles making their way on the wet sands.

Return & drive to Maa Tara Tarini Temple, a shakti peeth where twin goddesses Tara and Tarini are worshipped at the temple as manifestations of Mother Goddess. This hill shrine is one of the oldest pilgrimage centers of the Mother Goddess. After darshan & blessings, return to your hotel at Gopalpur on sea. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 Gopalpur - Bhubaneswar (190 km)

Post breakfast in the early morning, drive to Bhubaneshwar. On arrival, check in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for half day sightseeing of Mukteshwar Temple & Raja Rani Temple, famous temples of Bhubaneshwar. (Non Hindus are not allowed). Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Bhubaneswar (Departure)

After breakfast, free time till the time of departure. Transfer to Bhubaneshwar Airport for onward journey.

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