RESERVE BY Sept 15, 2019
Group Size : Max 16 persons
Take a break from the hectic pace of most tours. This tour, for the relaxed traveler, will take you down the Ganges river on a dinner cruise, and to beach resorts. Even search for tigers in the Sunderban Tiger Reserve.
A MUST SEE for music and dance lovers! This tour includes tickets to the Konark Dance Festival held on the steps of the Sun Temple, to see a variety of classical Indian Music and Dance forms.
D1 - Dec 2, 2019 – Kolkatta
Arrive at Kolkatta International Airport and transfer to hotel to unwind from jet lag. In the evening, spend ~2 hrs sight-seeing. Depending on your arrival time, a short visit will be decided. For your first night, it's better to relax and eat at the hotel, while being oriented on the rest of your tour.
D2 - Dec 3, 2019 - Bhubhaneshwar-Konark:
Flight - Kolkatta to Bhuvaneshwar & drive to Konark
Arrive at Bhuvaneshwar airport. En route to Konark, short stops at the Yogini temple at Hirapur, local palm leaf and patch work artistry at Pipili. Arrive in the evening at Konark beach for the evening sunset and Sand Art fest. Your stay will be in lovely eco cottages on the beach front. And the central attraction, evenings at that Konark Dance Festival.
D3 - Dec 4, 2019 - Konark
Morning Yoga with the rising sun and then breakfast. After, visit the 13th century world heritage site, the Sun Temple - Konark ,where the language of stone defeats the language of human. Spend another afternoon by the sand art fest and evening by the Konark Dance Festival.
D4 - Dec 5, 2019 Puri
Depart for the holy city, Puri (1 hr drive) and explore the city and its old lanes by our Green-rider Rickshaw tour. Visit a Vedic school and witness the archaic vedas taught through communal chanting. Stay at a hotel near sea side. Take a free evening for yourself or Yoga during the evening by our trained instructor.
D5 - Dec 6, 2019 — Puri
Visit the artisan village, Raghurajpur, where you will have a full day on patta paintings and a workshop with local guru (teacher) to learn the basic of Gotipua Dance, an early form of Odissi dance. Lunch in the village and back to Puri.
Dec 7 - 9, 2019 – Bhuvaneshwar
D6 - Check-out after breakfast and drive to Olasingh textile village through beautiful rural villages. Meet friendly weaver families and learn about their work on traditional looms. Arrive back at Bhubaneswar and transfer to your hotel for the night. In the afternoon, sight-seeing to the Peace Pagoda at Dhabalgiri, where King Ashoka began his spread of Buddhism to Southeast Asia. Attend the light and sound show and learn about the rich history of Odisha. Explore the many temples of this city, with a tour that chronicles the changing architecture between the 7th and 12th CE.
D7 - Take a worthwhile trip to the Tribal museum showcasing the tribal antiquities of Odisha. Also visit the ancient rock-cut caves of Udaygiri.
D8 - Relaxed day; Enjoy the East Indian Chhou dance performance with a dinner; Chhou dance is a mix of classical, martial, tribal & folk dances of Eastern Indian states.
Dec 10 - 11, 2019 — Kolkatta
D9 - Morning flight from Bhuvaneshwar to Kolkatta. During the afternoon,visit to Mother Teresa's House, Jain temple, Kali temple etc. That night, dinner cruise on the Ganges River.
D10 - Walking tour in the morning to see life in the "City of Joy"; Evening dinner with folk music performance by BOUL artists, who are wandering music community with their existence known from 9th century A.D.
D11-Dec 12, 2019 — Sunderban
Drive to Sunderban Tiger reserve; enjoy the boat trip in Sundarban River. Overnight stay in an eco resort.
D12 -Dec 13, 2019 — Sunderban
Relaxed day, in the afternoon, drive back to Kolkatta.
D13 - Dec 14, 2019
Fly back home with best memories of Indian Music & Arts exploration
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- personal/incidental expenses
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