Kalinga Buddha Path

Duration : 14 Nights 15 Days

Package Code: TOT-OD-040

Day 1: Arrive Bhubaneswar – Puri

Assistance at airport & transfer to Puri. Evening visit of Lord Jagannath Temple the legendary Jagannath temple, part of the Char Dham pilgrimages. The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra, or chariot festival. Relax on the golden beach and stroll around the beach market of Puri. Stay Overnight stay at Puri.

Day 2:Puri- Konark – Ratnagiri

After breakfast drive to Ratnagiri en route visiting Konark Sun temple, Dhauli rock eddicts, Overnight stay at Ratnagiri.

Day 3: Ratnagiri

Full day visit of Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri, & Udaygiri Buddhist ruins and excavation sites of ancient stupas-chaityas, Overnight stay at Ratnagiri.

Day 4:Ratnagiri – Bhubaneswar

After breakfast drive back to Bhubaneswar en route visiting Languli hill, Lunch at Bhubaneswar. Post Lunch proceed to visit famous city temple including Lingaraj, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (known as the ‘gem of Orissan architecture’) & Rajarani temple. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 5: Bhubaneswar – Chilika Lake – Gopalpur

After breakfast drive to Gopalpur on sea en route visiting Chilika lake, famous for migratory birds. Overnight stay at hotel in Gopalpur.

Day 6: Gopalpur – Chandragiri – Gopalpur

Full day to Chandragiri to visit Padmasambhava Buddhist University , Ashokan Rock edicts at Jaugarh, Hot sulphuric spring at Taptapani. Overnight stay at hotel in Gopalpur.

Day 7 : Gopalpur – Salihundam – Vizag

After break fast drive to Vizag en route visiting Salihundam Buddhist site near Srikakulum. Overnight stay at Hotel in Vizag

Day 8: Vizag

Full day visit of Buddhist sites in and around Vizag, mainly Thotlakonda & Bojjahakonda. Overnight stay at Hotel in Vizag

Day 09:Vizag – Vijaywada

After breakfast drive to Vizag airport to catch the flight for Vijaywada. Afternoon visit The Amravati Stupa, popularly known as the great stūpa at Amravati, is a ruined Buddhist monument, probably built in phases between the third century BC. Amareswara Swamy or Amaralingeswara Swamy refers to Lord Shiva in this temple. The temple is situated on the southern bank of Krishna River. The consort of Lord Amareswara Swamy is Bala Chamundika.As the mythology says that the Sivalinga at this place is installed and established by Lord Indra. Later visit the local villages. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 10 : Vijayawada

Full day excursion of , Guntupalli Mainly Buddhist site & Museum . The ruined Maha Chaitya or stupa that was excavated here is of a unique design. Guntupalli is famous for The rock-cut part of the site having two Buddhist caves, a chaitya hall and a large group of stupas. The chaitya hall has a rare carved stone entrance replicating wooden architecture, During excavation, three relic caskets were found. The caskets had many precious elements like gold, silver, crystal beads. The bronze image of Padmapani was found along with one of the caskets. The inscription on the casket was in the Devanagari script which indicates the year as from the 9th to 10th century. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11: Vijayawada – Warangal

After breakfast drive to Warangal en route visiting Konda Reddy and Koya Tribal Villages around Khammam en route to Warangal. Konda Reddy tribes are inhabiting on the banks situated on either side of river Godavari in the hilly and forest tracts of East and West Godavari and Khammam districts. The Koya tribes are mainly inhabiting the hilly areas of West Godavari, East Godavari, Khammam and Warangal districts , Koyas popularly call themselves as Dorala Sattam (Lords group) and Putta Dora (original lords). Watch a dance by the Koya tribe in their village. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12 : Warangal

Visit Warangal Fort, Thousand Pillared temple and South Indian temples. Warangal Fort to have existed since at least from the 12th century when it was the capital of the Kakatiya dynasty. The fort has four ornamental gates, known as Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, that originally formed the entrances to a now ruined great Shiva temple. The Kakatiyan arch has been adopted and officially incorporated into the Emblem of Telangana after the state bifurcation. The Thousand pillared temple was constructed in the 1163 AD by Rudra Deva. It depicts typical Chalukyan style of architecture. The three presiding deities are Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13 : Warangal – Hyderabad

En route visiting tribal and Local villages. Afternoon visit the Lambadi tribe on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 14 : Hyderabad

Around 1,000 years ago the region comprising modern day Hyderabad and its surroundings was known as Golkonda, meaning ‘shepherd’s hillock’, and Golkonda Fort became an important trading post in the 16th century as the capital city of the Qutb Shahi rulers. It was the only place in the world which traded diamonds, and soon it became home to Persians, Turkish & Arab traders, Abyssinians soldiers and French travellers. Golkonda was a fortified city for over 62 years, and today the magnificent tombs built for the royal family still stand, leaving behind a timeless architectural heritage. In 1591, the capital shifted from Golkonda to Hyderabad. Trade continued to flourish and people from all over continued to pour into this cosmopolitan city. In 1687, the Mughals attacked Golkonda and established the Asaf Jahi Dynasty, with the Nizams at the helm. The Nizam’s legacy is one of wealth and grandeur, and from 1724 to 1948 it became the largest princely state of India. This intermingling of several different cultures, and the liberal outlook of both dynasties, established Hyderabad’s multi-cultural society and harmonious syncretic culture as it remains today. Explore the city of Hyderabad including Charminar, Qutubsahi tomb, Salarjung museum and post lunch Golkonda Fort. OVernight stay at hotel in Hyderabad.

Day 15 : Hyderabad Departure

After breakfast, check out from hotel and departure transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Tour Inclusions:
  • 14 Nights Hotel Accommodation on above places
  • 3Star Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing Basis
  • Meal Plan -Daily Breakfast and Dinner at Hotel
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary by AC Car
  • Driver Allowance, Toll Tax and Parking
  • All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary)

Payment Terms :
Advance 50% payment to book your seat
100% balance payment at least 30 days before the commencement of tour
Refund policy in case of cancellation:
80% of total cost if cancelled 60 days or more before the commencement of tour
50% of total cost if cancelled 30 days to 59 days before the commencement of tour
20% of total cost if cancelled 16 days to 29 days before the commencement of tour
No refund if cancelled 15 days or lesser before the commencement of tour

Terms and Conditions

  1. The above rates are based on minimum 2 persons travelling together.
  2. Child below 12 years can share the bed with the parents with an extra cost.
  3. Airfares may change without any notice at any time during the validity of the package.
  4. Rates are subject to change based on availability and date of travel (Peak season/ Conference/ Holiday period surcharges would apply)
  5. Weekend surcharge may be applicable if any.
  6. Hotel check in time is 1200 hours, check out time is 1100 hours. Early check in / late checks out is subject to availability of rooms.
  7. Surcharge may applicable if travel in weekends.
  8. Cancellation charges would apply as per company policy.