Jagannath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Alwar, India. The temple's presiding deity is an anthropomorphic form of Lord Jagannath of Puri, while other two deities are SitaramJi and JankiJi. The temple is located in old part of the city and is famous for its annual Rath Yatra festival where Lord Jagannath is carried in a chariot called Indra Vimana. The chariot (earlier an elephant carriage) had been used by erstwhile Maharaja of Alwar and was donated to the temple lateron to be used for the Rath yatra. The Rath Yatra festival follows different traditions and rituals than those of Puri. Here, it is part of annual wedding celebration taking place between Lord Jagannath and JankiJi.
Ganga Sagar Kapil Muni Temple is located at Sagar Island in West Bengal. It is believed that the temple was constructed in 1437 by Swami Ramanand. The current structure is a recent one and it has a stone block, considered to be the representation of Sage Kapil. The idol of the saint holds a small pot of water in his left hand and a rosary in the right. Images of Bhagirath, Ram and Sita can also be seen here. The annual Ganga Sagar Mela is celebrated on Makar Sankranti Day here. Pilgrims take a holy dip in the Ganges, before going to the temple. Sagar Island is 130 km from Kolkata. The great sage, Kapila Muni referred to in the legend is represented by a block of stone which is anointed and worshipped. The original site of the temple has been washed away by the sea. But an attractive new temple has replaced the previous temple. There are the emblems of the Sea, Ganga Devi and Bhagiratha besides that of Kapila Muni.
Welcome at Bhubaneswar. Meet our representative at railway Station and proceed for Jagannath Puri. Check into Hotel. After refreshment, proceed for Puri beach. Enjoy the natural beauty of Puri Beach. Take bath there. Later return to hotel. After refreshment, visit Bhagwan Jagannath Temple - one of the major pilgrimage centres of India. Second half we proceed to Konark Sun Temple. It attracts around one lakh devotees every day from all around the world. We visit Chhaitana Stone Carving Village and Chandrabhaga beach way back to puri. Overnight stay at Puri.
Today morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and we will visit Asia's largest brackish water lake at Chilika. On arrival enjoy boating at the lake to spot the wild Asiatic Irrawaddy Dolphins at the mouth of the Bay of Bengal and Chilika Lake. In the evening return to Bhubaneswar. Visit some of the famous temples in Bhubaneswar. Proceed for sightseeing of local temples in Bhubaneswar. Bhubaneswar, the City of Temples once had 7000 temples and still around 500 temples are preserved. Visit Parasurameswar Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Rajarani Temple and Lingaraj Temple. Dinner and overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast checkout from hotel. Later we will visit Khandagiri and Udaigiri Caves. The Caves of Udaigiri and Khandagiri dating back to 3rd Century BC are worth visit of the Sculptures of age old Artists depicting the Social life of the people of that age. Drive to Puri, on the way visit Chaushathi Yogini Temple and Dhauli Rock Edicts. Visit Pipli Artisan village. In the evening, proceed for Bhubaneswar Railway Station for journey to Kolkata. Overnight in train (own cost).
Meet our presentative. Check into hotel. After breakfast start for full day Kolkata city tour covering Howrah Bridge*, Belur Math, Vivekananda Setu*, Dakshineswar Temple, GPO*, Writers Building*, Eden Garden Stadium*, St. Pauls Cathedral Church, Victoria Memorial Hall, Mother House & Birla Temple. Overnight stay at Kolkata. (*Drive Pass)
After early breakfast start for full day excursion to Gangasagar - An island in the confluence of River Ganga & Bay of Bengal & famous for Kapil Muni Ashram which is considered to be a great religious significance. Evening return back to Kolkata. Overnight Stay. [Note: We will provide Ac vehicle for Kolkata to Ferry Ghat i.e. Lot No. 8 / Harwood Point (90 Km.) & back to Kolkata. After reaching Lot No. 8 you have to take the ferry to cross the Muriganga river for Kachuberia. And take private car for Sagar island from Kachuberia. Ferry cost & local vehicle cost from Kachuberia to Sagar Island & back on your own.]
Today after breakfast, check out from hotel. Day free for local sightseeing/shopping. Later drop to Kolkata Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. Tour ends.