PURI RATHA YATRA

Destinations Covered 

PURI – SUN TEMPLE KONARK

Tour Duration: (03 Nights / 04 Days)

Puri Ratha Yatra one of the world famous festival in Puri, Orissa, India which is known as well Car Festival, Chariot Festival Puri.

Ratha Yatra is also called as the Cart Festival or the Chariot Festival. This is the prime festival in the state of Odisha, India. The prime deities who are involved with this festival are Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra. During this festival, three ratha made of wooden structure and having a deula style are assigned for each deity. They use to ride on these three chariots to reach for the Gundicha Temple. It’s the English word like Juggernaut is originally derived from the name of Lord Jagannath which also symbolizes the unstoppable and massive Ratha that uses to carry Lord Jagannath. The three deities of Jagannath Temple are also called as the triads and they use to come out of the temple during the month of Asadha which usually falls during the months of June to July.

During this time the prime festival Ratha Yatra uses to fall when the triads use to travel by three chariots towards Gundicha Temple. During this time, the devotees can find the holy view of three lords. These Rathas are made of wood and having large wooden wheels. These chariots are built every year and during the festival they are pulled by the devotees. It’s the chariot of Lord Jagannath that is 45ft high as well as 35ft in width. It takes near about two months to make this chariot. There are artists as well as painters who use to paint and decorate these three chariots with a great enthusiasm. They also use to attach the wood-made charioteers, inverted lotuses, horses and the throne. It’s the Ratha Yatra which is also called as the Shri Gundicha Yatra.

One of the most amazing rituals associated with this festival is the Chhera Pahara. As per this ritual, the King Gajapati of Puri uses to wear the outfit of a sweeper and then he uses to sweep the three chariots. During this festival, he also uses to clean the road on which the Rathas will move further. With the help of a broom that is equipped with a gold hand. He also uses to sprinkle the sandalwood water as well as powder on the chariots and road before starting this ritual.

Day 01: ARRIVAL AT PURI

Pick up from Puri station and transfer to hotel. After fresh up full day city tour of Puri including  Lord Jagannath temple, Loknath temple, Gundicha temple, Grand road, Sunar Gaurang and Grand Road. Afternoon visit of Raghurajpur painting village and Sakhigopal temple. Evening relax on the lonely beach of Puri and overnight stay at Puri.

Day 02: PURI RATH YATRA DARSAN

Morning after breakfasts proceed for Lord Jagannath Rath yatra darsan. World famous festival attending thousands of people for this holy yatra, evening will be in leisure, Overnight stay at Puri.

Day 03: PURI – KONARK – PURI

Morning after breakfast drive to KONARK SUN TEMPLE – It’s a (UNESCO world heritage sites)the temple of Sun God was constructed in the 13th century. It has been in ruins for centuries but until the early 1900’s it was simply an interesting ruin of impressive size. Then the debris and sand was cleared from around the temple base and the sheer magnitude of its architect’s imagination was revealed. The entire temple was conceived as a chariot for the sun God, Surya. Around the base of the temple there are 24 gigantic, carved stone wheels, seven mighty horses haul at the temple and the immense structure is covered with carvings, sculptures, figures. If the temple was completed it would have soared to 70 meters high. Three images of Surya still stand and are designed to catch the sun at dawn, at noon and at sunset. In the evening visit to Jagannath Temple. Evening relax on the lonely beach of Puri and overnight stay at Puri.

Day 04: DEPARTURE FROM PURI

Morning after breakfast our vehicle will drop at Puri to board the train for onward journey.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:-

  • 03 Nights accommodation at Bhubaneswar, Puri, Hotel AC Double Deluxe Room in twin sharing basis.
  • Food: breakfast (Three times for all persons)
  • Vehicle + All toll, parking + Driver’s allowance, all taxes and service charges.
  • 02 Bottles of packaged drinking water per day
  • Flight/Train Tickets If requires

We would like to know arrival and departure timings to change the program.

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS:-

  • Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Service Tax extra (as applicable)
  • Any Airfare / Train fare
  • Monument fees, camera fees, guide charge
  • Expenses related to personal in nature
  • Expenses due to natural calamities and political unrest
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

TOUR PRICE

Tour price depends upon the type of hotel, season of travel, number of persons etc. Please send us a mail or ask for a return call with your travel details or requirement so that we shall make a tailor made package based on your requirement and Budget. We are flexible…

Also please note that, the itinerary shown is a model itinerary which may be changed or revised as per your schedule or requirements.

Always travel with less baggage, so that it will be fit into your vehicle. Unless to hire another small vehicle for the luggage on direct payment basis.