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Bhubaneshwar Puri Break (03 Night 04 Days)

Route

Bhubaneswar(1) - Puri(2)

Description

This is a short break that combines two major destinations of Orissa i.e. Bhubaneshwar (Temple Heritage), Puri (Beaches, Konark and Jagannath Temple).


Start Point:  Bhubaneswar
End Point:  Bhubaneswar

Best Season To Travel

Short Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrival at Bhubaneshwar. Visits to Temples in Bhubaneshwar.
  • Day-2 Excursion to Nandankanan Zoo. Travel to Puri Via Konark. Evening Visit to Jagannath Temple and Puri Beach.
  • Day-3 Morning Excursion to Chilika Lake and evening visit temples in Puri.
  • Day-4 Departure.

Sight Seeing

 

Bhubaneswar - Raja Rani Temple (7.00 kms), Lingaraja Temple (8.00 kms), Brahma Temple (8.00 kms), Bindu Sagar (8.00 kms), Vaital Deul Temple (8.00 kms), Nandankanan Zoo (15.00 kms), Jagannath Puri Temple Complex (60.00 kms), Konark Sun Temple (60.00 kms), Chilika Lake (100.00 kms)

Puri - Jagannath Puri Temple Complex (1.00 kms), Puri Beach (2.00 kms), Konark Sun Temple (35.00 kms), Chilika Lake (50.00 kms)


Distance

 

  • Bhubaneswar to Puri -65 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Puri to Bhubaneswar -65 kms (1.5 hrs)

Accomodation


Hotel: Swosti Grand, Ananya Resort


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Hotel: Swosti Premium, Toshali Sands - Puri


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Hotel: Trident Bhubaneshwar, Mayfair Heritage Puri


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Meals


Malpua: It a typical Odisha Malpua is a sweet pancake prepared by making a batter of coconut, crushed ripe bananas, flour with milk or water and seasoned with cardamoms. These pancakes are then fried and served hot.

Chhena Poda Pitha: It is made up by caramelizing chhena (well kneaded homemade cottage cheese) with the richness of dry fruits like cashew nuts and raisins.

Dalma: It is avegetarian recipe in which lentils and vegetables are boiled together and garnished with aromatic spices. Toor dal is the most commonly used lentil.

Khechadi: It is made by cooking rice and lentils together in ghee that gives it a rich flavour. The Khechadi is basically the Oriya version of the Indian ‘Khichdi’.

Bara: It is prepared from black-gram dal or urad dal along with rice.

Chhena Jhili: It is prepared by frying fresh cheese balls and caramelising it with sugar syrup.

Badi: It is  made up of black-gram being grinded on a slit-stone and given the shape of a flower.

Chenna Poda: The enduring taste of burnt cottage cheese equaling with the sweet sugar syrup that’s added to it, makes the taste of Chhena Poda kind of hard to forget.

Pakhala Bhata: This is prepared with cooked rice little fermented in water.

Ghanta: Ghanta in Odia means mixed. This dish is prepared by mixing a variety of vegetables and is mostly enjoyed during festivals.

Dahi Kanji: It is a soupy dish like dal made up of curd, mixed with vegetables. The curd gives the dish a tangy flavor. The use of veggies, lentils and curd makes this dish very healthy.

Khata: Khatta is prepared along with jaggery and other condiments and  it is mostly eaten as a side dish.

Kheersagar: This sweet dish has small chhena /cottage cheese balls dipped in thickened and sweetened milk seasoned with cardamom and saffron for that awesome flavour.


Travel Tips

  • Bhubaneswar is known as the Temple City, sea beaches of Puri,Gopalpur, geographical specialties like Chilka Lake, and wild life. Shimilipal National Forest is a paradise for nature lovers. Daringbadi is worth a visit.
  • Breathe fresh air.
  • Odisha is well-known for handicrafts. Sambalpuri and Kataki sarees in handspun cotton and silk or tussar, have traditional Hindu and Buddhist designs on them. There is filigree work in silver that you will find in Cuttack. You will also find fine tribal work in brass and other metal-wire. Pattachitra is traditional painting on palm-leaf or raw silk.
  • A typical meal in Orissa consists of a main course and dessert. Typically breads (roti, paratta) are served as the main course for breakfast, whereas rice is eaten with lentils (dal) during lunch and dinner."Dalma" is a special cuisine of Odisha, made of dal & vegetables in very hygienic conditions.The breakfast consists of chuda (poha, flattened rice) and mudhi (muri, puffed rice). Chuda can be eaten either fried or with curd, banana and sugar(called as Chudaa Dahi). Mudhi is a famous snack in north Orissa. Different pitha also form a part of the breakfast menu. The main course in lunch includes one or more curries, vegetables and pickles. Given the fondness for sweet foods, the dessert course may include generous portions of more than a single item. Oriya desserts are made from a variety of ingredients, with milk, chhenna (a form of cottage cheese), coconut, rice, and wheat flour being the most common.
  • Eat the rasagullas from the dhabas or the little snack stores set in freeways, it comes in yellow, white and brown color and are very delicious. Taste chena pod, another traditional sweetmeat from Orissa. If you enjoy spicy food and are used to Indian cuisine, you can try out the local Oriya cuisine made from seafood (like fish, tiger prawns and crab curry prepared with exotic spices). Its a foodie's paradise!!!
  • Green coconut. Hard drinks are available in most towns. And never forget to drink the sugarcane juice. Its awesome in Odisha.
  • The area is infested with mosquitoes and so carry mosquito repellent creams, mosquito repellent coils and take the doctor's advice, in advance, about anti-malarial medicines.
  • Its also not advisable to venture out late in the night in deserted places and sea beaches. Its better to have a local tourist guide with you for company.
  • The people of Odisha are known for their hospitality. It is largely peaceful (to date, there has never been any large scale violence on communal grounds), and the society is very tolerant and accepting towards other cultures. However the state, for reasons historical, economic and political, has remained isolated from the country's mainstream and hence has not been able to take in it's stride the tremendous progress the Indian people have achieved in all spheres, including those in the social sphere. The people, especially in the tribal western belt, remain extremely simple in their way of living, and are mostly unaware of the mannerisms of the urban world.
  • Make sure to pre-plan your flight or train, to make sure that make it out on time through the checking process and be there without any last minute hassle.
  • It would be a great idea to have a look at some of the airport transfers that are offered by numerous local private air-conditioned cabs and cars to make sure you can easily reach out to your hotel/resort.
  • Since the climate in Orissa is much hotter than the rest parts of the country stick to mostly cotton clothes.
  • If you wish to explore the wildlife in Orissa then make sure to carry some clothes that would fully cover your legs and arms for protection from mosquito bites and flies.
  • Make sure to keep some extra bucks for the extra expenses such as some eating out at a local joint, visiting the museums, national parks etc.
  • Being a traveler keeping less of cash and rest on your cards is the best way to avoid any loss.
  • Make sure to bag in some chemical sunscreens as well as mosquito repellents.
  • To save some bugs plan out a sightseeing tour explore some of the places that are in close proximity to each other on a single trip or are located nearby.
  • Do make sure to keep all the essential documents like visas& passport safely (if required).


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