The variety of tour packages for Konark depend on the time and type of the trip you want to avail of and the category of lodging you ask for during the excursion to the city of Konark. Leaf through the following custom-made Konark tour packages to know about the commonly available tour packages for Konark:
The Golden Triangle tour packages of the east include trips through places like Puri - Bhubaneswar - Gopalpur – Konark. The itinerary goes as follows:
Start the trip with Bhubaneswar. After arriving at Bhubaneswar you will be straight away driven to Puri which is 65 kms away. After checking into the hotel you relax a bit and in the evening enjoy at hotel’s exclusive beach.
Next afternoon you will visit Ramchandi about 15 kms along the beach, on the banks of the River Kushabhadra. Goddess Ramchandi, the presiding god of the Konark region is worshiped here with due reverence. Visit Sun Temple Konark, devoted to Lord Surya, the Sun god. On the way visit the stone carving artisans’ village at Chaitana. In the evening enjoy a special Odissi dance performance at Amphi Theatre.
Next morning you arrive at Puri to pay visit to the much revered 12th century Lord Jagannath Temple, known for its yearly Rath Yatra or Car festival. After that you will go to the grand road called Bada Dand which is shoppers’ ecstasy. You can avail of an Ayurvedic massage at the hotel in the afternoon.
Next morning you can go for a Day excursion to Satpada (Dolphin Island) a retreat in area of Chilka Lake and take pleasure in the boat ride while you enjoy seeing the Dolphins play. Then you can visit Virgin Island where seawater and rivers meet.
The following morning you proceed to Bhubaneswar (65 kms) and on the way visit Pipli Village – home to one of the major cottage industries - appliqué work. Then you visit to Dhauligiri, the famous Japanese temple atop the hill. In the afternoon you can visit Rajarani and Mukteshwar temple followed by local sightseeing of Bhubaneswar with shopping.
Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri (100 Kms) are the next destinations for the next morning. Home to several brick pagodas with stone porches and prayer halls Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri has two large monasteries, a huge stupa, and Buddhist shrines.
Next morning you proceed to Gopalpur and enroute you can choose to visit Nandankanan Sanctuary and Biological Park (20 km). Set up in 1979, it is home to Gharials (crocodile) and White Tigers. Nandankanan also arranges for a Lion and a White Tiger Safari. Then follow up your trip with a visit to Chilka Lake which is Asia’s largest salt water lake. Sprinkled with beautiful islands, it is home to the richest variety of aquatic vegetation and it is a bird watcher’s delight when migratory birds arrive in winter from Siberia. Gopalpur is your next target.
In Konark, which is located at 35 km from Puri, you will witness some of the most magnificent instances of religious architecture. The wonderful 13th century Konark Temple, devoted to the sun god (Surya), has been selected as an UNESCO World Heritage Monument.
The Textile Tour takes you through the various places in Orissa allowing you to peek into the textile industry of the place. Handloom centers at Khurd, Sambalpur and Pipli will help you discover various aspects of the textile industry here.