'RATHA JATRA' or 'Car Festival', the most important festival of Lord Jagannath commences on the 6th July, wednes day and Return Car Festival or Bahuda Jatra' on 14th july this year. This colourful festival which draws millions of devotees from various parts of the country as well as from abroad to Puri, is held in June-July every year. Lord Jagannath, Lord of the Universe, comes out of His sanctum sanctorum to give Darshan to all Devotees belonging to all sects and communities. lt is said that those who take part in the Car Festival earn their passage to the Heaven.
- Day 01: 5th July 2016 - PURI-SAKHIGOPAL-ALARNATH-PURI
Arrival Puri in th morning & meet our representative at Railway station and transfer to hotel. After noon visit the Sakhigopinath temple where you are going to get the pious darshan of Lord Krishna. Then drive towards Bramhagiri to explore the Gupta Bishnu darshan at Alarnath temple. Return back to Puri and relax on beach. Overnight stay in the same hotel at Puri.
- Day 02: 6th July 2016 - PURI- RATHAYATRA FESTIVAL
Enjoy the full day traditional car festival (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath on the grand road of Puri. Enjoy the famous Pahandi yatra of three deities from a roof top where we will facilitate the seating arrangement, Later on, you can see the chariot pulling. Return back to hotel on late afternoon. Relax and rewind at hotel room.
- Day 03: 7th July 2016 - KANTILO-KONARK-PURI
Morning departure for Kantilo to visit the Nilamadhava (previous incarnation of Lord Jagganath worshiped by tribal king Biswabasu). along the Mahanadi river.
Afternoon visit the world famous Sun Temple(13th century AD) at Konark. overnight stay in the same hotel.
- Day 04: 8th July 2016 - BHUBANESWAR
Morning check out and proceed to Bhubaneswar to visit the Lingaraj temple, kedar gauri temple, Bindu sarovar, Mukteswar temple and Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves. Overnight stay in a hotel at Bhubaneswar.
- Day 05: 9th July - DEPARTURE AT BHUBANESWAR
After breakfast checkout and departure for Bhubaneswar airport/railway station for your onwards destination.
PACKAGE COST - Depends on the number of person, hotel and car type.
Package Price Includes:
1. All accommodation with break fast of twin sharing basis
2. Air con transport - taxi with fuel, toll, parking and night halt.(non ac taxi for budget package)
3. Mineral water during journey
4. All monumental entry fees (for Indian only)
5. Special seat arrangement on the day of Chariot festival
6. Service tax
Price Doesn't Include:
Any personal expences, any major meal, hard and soft drink, any air/train ticket and which is not mentioned on above.