|Duration:||4 Days / 3 Nights||Language:||Hindi English Oriya Bengali|
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||Best Time to Visit:||Jul|
|Primary Activities:||Beach Tours Culture Tour Temple Tours||Other Activities:||Boating Dolphin Spotting Nature Walk|
|Nearest City:||Konark Puri Chilika Lake||Nearest Airport:||Bhubaneswar ( Bhubaneswar Airport (BBI) )|
|Nearest Railway Station:||Bhubaneswar ( BBS )||Activity Level:||High|
|Traveler:||Domestic||Transportation:||Most of the places are connected in the state by good road network. There are many buses between Bhubaneswar to Puri|
|Trip Code:||Odi/Pur/adm/0108||Wild Tour:||Festival Spiritual Culture Tours|
The most awaited festival of Rath Yatra or Car Festival Puri commences on the 25th June, Sunday 2017 and Return Car Festival or' Bahuda Jatra' falls on 3rd July Monday 2017. rathyatra Also known as Chariot Festival or Car festival, this is one of the most awaited Hindu festivals of the state as well as the country. The celebration of this day starts much earlier that comprises the construction and decoration of the Raths or Chariot by numerous devotees & volunteers. The three chariots that are the highlights of the entire Yatra are pulled by strings. The chariot of Lord Jagannath which is 45.6 feet high, high comprises 18 wheels and is referred as Nandighosa. Balabhadra’s chariot is made 45 feet high with 16 wheels is called Taladhvaja. The chariot of Subhadra known as Devadalana has 14 wheels and is 44.6 feet high. All these chariots are decorated with various designs and colors by the artists of Puri that showcases their enthusiasm for the Yatra. The famous festival that is celebrated usually in the month of June or July commences when the chariots of Lord Jagannath accompanied by his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra are brought out on to the Main Street of Puri known as Bada Danda. The Chariots are then taken to the Shri Gundicha Temple to their aunt’s house where the deities enjoy a nine days stay and are served with sweet pancakes. Chhera pahara is the most famous ritual associated with the Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2017. During the festival, the Gajapati King sweeps all around the deities and chariots. He then cleanses the road with a broom (gold-handled) and sprinkles sandalwood water and powder. The custom showcases that in the eyes of Lord Jagannath every devotee is equal be it the king or a commoner. This ritual is held on two days, firstly on the Rath Yatra Puri when the three deities goes to their aunt’s house and lastly on the day when they are ceremoniously brought back to the Puri Temple. At the Gundicha Temple, the deities stay for a period of nine days and enjoy their vacations at their aunt’s house and have fun all the while. On their way back to the Temple, the deities are offered Poda Pitha when their chariots halt at the Mausi Maa Temple. This sweet is a kind of baked cake that is meant to be consumed by the poor sections only. The celebration and observation of the Puri Rath Yatra Festival date back to the period of the Puranas and the descriptions of the same can be found in Brahma Purana, Padma Purana, and Skanda Purana and Kapila Samhita. The Rath Yatra at Puri is a significant event in the entire state that is witnessed by numerous tourists both foreigners and Indians. During the Rath Yatra, Puri is colored in the most vivid hues of sheer joy & enjoyment and is flocked with devotees who wish to pay their honor to the deities and seek their blessings.
Our vehicle will receive guests at Bhubaneswar Airport/Station to transfer Puri, check in Hotel at puri, Snacks & Lunch will be provided Afternoon Visit to Konark Sun Temple, A.S.I Museum, Chandrabhaga Beach. Dinner & Night halt at Hotel in Puri.
Early morning proceed to Puri to witness Rathayatra at the roof top. Evening back to Hotel / Resort.(Break fast packet, water bottle, packed lunch (veg) will be provided by hotel. Dinner & Night halt at Hotel in Puri.
After Breakfast & check out, proceed to Satapada (Chilka), Cruise in Chilka Lake, Sightseeing of Irrawaddy Dolphins, Sea – Mouth & Rajhans Island. Back to Hotel. Dinner over Night Stay at Puri.
After Breakfast & check out from hotel then proceed to Bhubaneswar en-route you may visit temples like Lingraj Temple, Raja rani Temple, Mukteswar Temple etc. Then you may visit local sightseeing Kahandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves (oldest rock cut caves are reminiscent of influence of Buddhism and Jainism in Odisha), Further proceed to Bhubaneswar Airport & Railway Station for your onward journey.