Jagannath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Alwar, India. The temple's presiding deity is 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.
Konark, in the state of Orissa is renowned world over for the Sun Temple which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Annual dance festival and its beautiful sandy beaches.
Konark's Sun Temple is an architectural marvel and is one of the most beautiful monuments of India. The Annual Dance Festival is a five day-long cultural extravaganza which invites unique dancing talent from all over the country. This festival is a grand celebration of our country's rich cultural and artistic legacy, an event to truly rejoice the various dance forms that our country has invented. The celebrations happen with the backdrop of the Sun temple, adding grandeur and magnificence to the whole program. Besides this, Konark also hosts the Sun Festival, where devotees offer prayers to the Sun God by taking dips in the sea. The Dance Festival also hosts a Handicrafts Mela where one can buy unique and exquisitely handcrafted pieces which beautifully reflect the Oriya art form.
Welcome arrival at Bhubaneswar / Puri. Transfer to hotel at Puri. Proceed Sea bath, Darshan at Jaganath Temple. After lunch (On your own) drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple (one of the world famous heritage site & famously known as Black Pagoda). Enroute visit to Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach (one of the finest beaches with a long stretch of clean sands & the beach has its own lovely serenity). In the evening return to Puri. Sight seeing at Puri Town (Gundicha Temple, Lokanath Temple, Sonar Gouranga Temple, Bedi Hanuman Temple). Dinner and Overnight stay at Puri.
Morning Darshan at Jaganath Temple (at around 6 AM). Morning drive to Chilika lake at Satpada ( largest brackish water lake ). Take the boat cruise to visit the Irrawaddy Dolphins, Sea Mouth. It takes around 2 hours by Boat. Overnight at Puri.
After breakfast, Check Out from hotel and proceed for Bhuvaneshwar. At Bhubaneswar, visit Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves ( oldest rock cut caves, the caves are reminiscent of influence of Buddhism and Jainism in Orissa). Visit to famous city temples including Lingaraj, Mukteswar (know as the 'gem of Orissan architecture'). Dhauli ( Buddhist stupa/ peace pagoda), Pipli (the applique work village) & Raghurajpur ( the Artisan village, the most famous attraction here are the Pattachitra (miniature paintings), palm leaf engravings, stone carvings, wooden toys, tusser paintings etc. Later visit the Nadan Kanan Zoo (closed on Monday) - Toy train, Rope way, Tiger Safari & Lion Safari. Drive back to Bhubaneswar Airport / Bhubaneswar Railway Station/ Puri Railway Station for onward or return journey.
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