Day 02: Calcutta-After breakfast, full-day sight-seeing tour visiting Indian Museum - housing a brilliant collection of Buddhist and Gupta art; Victoria Memorial Museum - an imposing white marble construction displaying paintings of the British Raj; Fort William and Eden Gardens, lunch, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Calcutta - Bhuvaneshwar - After breakfast, transfer to airport to board flight for Bhuvaneshwar, the capital of Orissa, which lakes its name from one of the titles of lord Shiva, 'Bhuvaneshwar' - the lord of Creation. On arrival, transfer to Hotel Oberoi or similar, lunch, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Bhuvaneshwar - Konark - Puri - After breakfast leave by car - coach for Konark (64kms - 2hrs) visiting the world famous, Sun Temple. Also known as Black Pagoda, standing in solitary splendor amongst the sand dunes, the temple is the most striking example of Kalinga architecture. At this exact spot on our planet the solar eclipse took place in 1980, to the utter amazement of modern astronomers and scientists. Proceed to Puri (30kms - 1 hr), one of the four most holy Hindu Dhams (abodes). A place with many names over the centuries - Nilgiri, Niladari, Nilanchal, Jagannath Dham. Jagannath Puri. etc - Puri is dominated by two great forces, one created by God and the other by man. On arrival at Puri, transfer to Hotel Toshali Sands or similar, lunch, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Puri - After breakfast, full-day sight-seeing tour of Puri, where the main attractions are the temples and the Mathas (monasteries), lunch at local restaurant and visit the lord Jagonnath Temple, loknath Temple, Indradyumna Tank, Garden House and beach. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Puri - Bhuvaneshwar-After breakfast, leave by car - coach for Bhuvaneshwar (94kms - 3hrs). On arrival, transfer to Hotel Oberoi or similar. After lunch, city tour visiting the great temples of lord Shiva - the Lingraj Temple - Tribhuvaneshwar Temple, Parusurameshwara Temple, Bindusagar and Raja Rani Temple. There were around 10,000 temples at one time in the city. A hundred still survive - some of them superb examples of great Orissa temple architecture. Dinner and overnight at hotel.