Rath Yatra festival is one of the most famous festivals celebrated with great pomp and grandeur in the state of Orissa. The festival is celebrated in Orissa’s seaside town ‘Puri’ and is associated with the Jagannath Temple of Puri; a much-revered pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Vaishnavites. The Rath Yatra festival is a chariot festival that commences from the famed Jagannath Dham of Puri and a lengthy procession with three lavishly decorated ‘Raths’ or chariots are taken out from the Jagannath temple with the three deities; that of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balaram and Devi Subhadra seated in their respective chariots. Devotees and tourists from every nook and corner of the country and world gather at Puri during the annual Rath Yatra festival held in the Hindu month of Ashadha. If you wish to be a part of the Rath Yatra festivities, then embark on this 5 Nights / 6 Days Rath Yatra festival tour package and get to experience the divinity in one of Asia’s biggest festival.
- Puri sightseeing and excursion to Chilika lake
- Experience the iconic Rath yatra festival
- Visit to the famous heritage crafts village of Odisha - Konark
- Scenic road trip to Bhubaneshwar
- Full day Bhubaneswar sightseeing
Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra Tour Itinerary
Day 1 :Arrive Puri At Puri
Upon arrival at Puri railway station, you’ll be greeted by our tour representative who escorts you to your pre-booked hotel. Puri is an important spiritual destination of the country; a revered seat of Lord Jagannath and a bustling beach town of Orissa. The spiritual importance of Puri lies in the fact that it is home to the famous Jagannath Temple; one of the Chardhams of the All India Chardham Circuit.
Later in the day we make an excursion to Chilika; a vast saltwater lagoon set on the country’s eastern coast. The lake covers an area extending between 600sqkms and 1100sqkms and is laid out across the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Orissa. A narrow strip of salt marsh known by the name of Rajahansa cuts off Chilika Lake from the Bay of Bengal, resulting in the formation of Chilika Lake; Asia’s largest lagoon. The pear-shaped Lake is dotted with several small and big islands of which Breakfast Island and Honeymoon Island are the most charming. Chilika Lake is a celebrated Ramsar Site as it consists in the most accommodating and extensive ecosystem wherein thrives a vast array of fauna and flora. We’ll explore the Chilika Lake in speedboats and you may carry with you your binoculars to visualize with clarity the many exotic migratory birds and dolphins that you may see here. After spending few hours at Chilika, we’ll return back to Puri by evening.
The evening is left free to you. You may utilize the time by taking a stroll on the Puri beach that offers the symphony of roaring waves and bustling crowds keeping your attention engaged all the time. There are souvenir stalls on the beach and you may spend some time at the stalls shopping souvenirs.
Post stroll and shopping, we return to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 2 :Rath Yatra Darshan
Day 3 :Puri – Konark
Day 4 :Konark – Bhubaneshwar
Day 5 :At Bhubaneshwar
Day 6 :Departure Bhubaneshwar
- Meals as per itinerary
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Toll taxes, driver allowance, parking charges, fuel price
- Guided sightseeing tour
- Pick up and drop off service
- Any expense of personal nature
- Extra charges in case of an emergency
- Shopping, tipping, portage, laundry
- Monument entrance fees, camera charges
- Anything not in the inclusions section
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q.Why is Chilika lake famous?
Q.When does the Rath yatra festival take place?
Q.Which is the nearest railway station to Konark sun temple?
Q.How far is Raghurajpur from Konark?
Q.What should I shop for in Bhubaneshwar?