bhubaneswar , the capital of Orissa, is also popularly known as the "Temple City of India". Being the seat of Tribhubaneswar or 'Lord Lingaraj', Bhubaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. Konark-, also known as Arka-Tirtha, is known for its temple of Lord Surya, the sun-god. It is situated on the seashore, 33 km north of Puri and 64 km from Bhubaneswar.The Sun Temple of Konark, often called as the Black Pagoda, Puri is one of the four holy dhamas of India-Puri, Dwarka, Rameswaram, and Badarinatha-and it is considered that a pilgrimage of the temples of India is not complete without making the journey to Puri. Puri is located on the eastern side of India in the province of Orissa. Lying on the coastal strip in the Puri district, the destination is 60 kilometre from the city of Bhubaneswar. The fame of Puri emanates most from the Jagannath Temple which contributed the word 'Juggernaut' to the English language.Puri is called Sri Purusottama Dham or Martya Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord Vishnu on earth. Other names are Sri ksetra (best of all sacred centers), Purusottama Ksetra (the abode of the supreme being), Nilachal, Nalagiri, Sankha Ksetra, and Jagannatha Dhama.
Daywise Itinerary for Pilgrimage Tour Bhubaneshwar-Puri-Konark .
Day 1. Arrive at Bhubaneshwar ,transfer to hotel ,visit mukteshwar & Lingaraja Temple and few other important temple in Bhubaneshwar also visit ,Nandankanan National Park , Udaygiri & Khandagiri Caves and Dhauli Hill one of the most visited Buddhist pilgrim destinations in India .
Day 2. Proceed to Puri ( 2 hrs drive ) visit Lord Jagannath Temple , evening darshan at Jagannath Temple and option of enjoying famoue puri beach, overnight stay in puri.
Day 3 . Morning rive down to Konark Sun Temple one of the World Heritage Sites in India. From konark proceed to Bhubaneshwar on the way option of visiting pipli village famed for appliqué work . option of local sightseeing and overnight stay or catch late evening flight.
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