Orissa Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) has announced a special tour package for those wish to visit the famous Konark Festival, which starts from December 1-5, 2009. Under the package, visitors will be taken from OTDC premises in Bhubaneswar/Puri every day to Konark by air-conditioned bus during the five-day long Festival.
SPECIAL PACKAGE PROGRAMME FROM 1ST TO 5th DECEMBER 2009
02.30 PM : Departure OTDC premises for Konark.
04.00 PM : Arrival Konark. Sightseeing of Temple, Chandrabhaga
beach, Snacks at Panthanivas / Yatrinivas.
06.00 PM : Witness festival at Open Air Auditorium.
08.30 PM : Dinner at Panthanivas / Yatrinivas.
09.00 PM : Leave Konark.
10.30 PM : Arrival Bhubaneswar.
Package Cost for General Tourist : Rs.330/- per head
Package Cost for Students : Rs.310/- per head
Package Cost Without Food : Rs.235/- per head
The state tourism department has come out with two separate tour packages of three days and three nights package at a price of Rs 6,085 and five day and five night package at a price of Rs 9,545 for visitors wanting to visit the state during this tourist season.
EX-BHUBANESWAR (5 Nights 5 Days)
Day-01: Arrival Bhubaneswar.
Evening – proceed to Konark to witness the festival (06.00 to 08.00 P.M.). Night halt at Konark Yatrinivas.
Day-02: Full day free to observe temple and near by tourist interest places like Chandrabhaga beach, Ramchandi Temple. Evening – witness the festival (06.00 to 08.00 P.M.). Night halt at Konark Yatrinivas.
Day-03: Sight Seeing of Satapada (Chilika) Dolphin Tour. Evening witness the festival (06.00 to 08.00 P.M.).Night halt at Konark Yatrinivas.
Day-04: Sight Seeing of Bhubaneswar Temples – Lingaraj,Mukteswar, Rajarani, Khandagiri & Udayagiri Caves. Nandankanan Zoo & Dhauligiri – Buddhist Monastery Evening – witness the festival (06.00 to 08.00 P.M.). Night halt at Konark Yatrinivas.
Day-05: Sight Seeing of Raghurajpur (Artisan village), Puri Jagannath Temple.
Evening – witness the festival (06.00 to 08.00 P.M.).
Night halt at Panthanivas, Bhubaneswar.
PACKAGE COST RS. 9,545.00 Or 216 US$ Per head.