Orissa Holiday Packages
If you wish to explore the intriguing culture and rich history of Orissa, choose our Orissa tour packages. Get to explore the architectural wonders, crystalline shoreline, vibrant tribal culture, ample temples, and bountiful wildlife. With our Orissa packages, visit famous cities in the state of Orissa including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, and Rourkela.
Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state, is the best attraction you will explore on the Orissa tour. It has over 700 temples!! Puri, another famous city is a part of the Char Dham in India and is widely visited by pilgrims from all over the country. With Orissa tour packages, visit the significant pilgrimage sites in Orissa and connect with the almighty. Also, for families or couples who are looking for a relaxing getaway, we offer a wide array of Orissa holiday packages.
Choose Orissa tour packages today and explore the most famous attractions in Orissa like Sun Temple, Jagannath Temple, Chilika Lake, and Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. Savour the authentic cuisine and through Orissa’s festivals get an insight into their age-old culture. For a hassle-free journey, we offer swift transfers, comfortable accommodation, assisted tours, and delectable meals. You can also choose to customize the Orissa packages as per your needs and budget and have the most memorable time in Orissa.
Orissa, situated by the pristine waters of the Bay of Bengal, is one of the most fascinating states in India. The state features splendid ancient temples, beautiful palm-fringed sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls, and mesmerizing rivers. Not just this but Orissa is also known as the ‘Goa of the East’ all thanks to the long coastlines and blissful beaches. The coastline from Balasore to Ganjam is 485 km long along the Bay of Bengal, which makes Orissa a must-visit destination in India.
Apart from this, it houses some of the most famous attractions in India like the Sun Temple of Konark, the mesmerizing Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves, the gorgeous Satapada Island, and the beautiful temples of Bhubaneswar and Puri. With our Orissa tour packages, get a chance to visit these popular attractions.
With a much interesting history about the architecture and art that dates back to 261 BC, Orissa tour packages allow you to get an insight into the various aspects that makes Orissa a popular place to visit. At the time when King Ashoka of Magadha conquered this region, a large portion of this state was known as Kalinga. So, many ancient monuments that you see today here are almost 2000 years old.
Speaking about the architecture, Khandagiri and Udayagiri in Orissa are two of the best places to visit in Orissa. Other than this, Orissa is big on traditions of dance and music as well. With Orissa packages, witness the rich cultural heritage of the state and the intricate carvings of dancers and musicians carved on the walls of many ancient Orissa temples.
Clothing in Orissa
The traditional clothing of Orissa consists of dhoti and kurta for men whereas saree is suitable for women. During festivals or special occasions, men wear handloom clothes made out of Pata Dhoti and Handloom fabric. The beautiful handloom Sambalpuri Pata Saree, Patachitra Saree, and much more are worn by the women in Orissa.
Food of Orissa
The people of Orissa love their food. The state welcomes all irrespective of their wealth to have a good time that often ends up them licking fingers after a scrumptious Odia meal. The local food in Orissa is affordable yet delicious. Rice is a staple in Odia cuisine. A special dish called Pakhala Bhata is also very popular among the Odia people and is cooked every day in almost all households.
The Saga Bhaja, Badi Chura, etc. are other famous foods you need to try on your Orissa trip. During special events or wedding ceremonies, a variety of sweets are made using milk, coconut, rice, cottage cheese, sugar, wheat flour, and other ingredients.
Dance and Music of Orissa
Your trip to Orissa will be incomplete if you miss out on the dance and music of Orissa. Make sure to witness the famous dance forms of Orissa such as Odissi, Chhau, Danda Nata, Gotipua, Chaitighoda, and Medha Nacha. Among these, Odissi is a classical dance in India. Interestingly, archaeological evidence shows that it is the oldest surviving dance form in the country. Chhau is a semi-classical Indian dance with martial, folk, and tribal origins. The most ancient folk dance of Orissa is Danda Nata in which devotees self-punish themselves by piercing their skin or tongues with iron nails, sharp-edged swords, and walking on flaming hot charcoal.
Festivals of Orissa
Being the land of numerous traditions and tribes, there are numerous festivals in Orissa that are celebrated by people all throughout the year with great enthusiasm. Some of the most famous festivals of Orissa are Durga Pooja, Kalinga Mahotsav, Chadan Yatra, Konark Dance Festival, Maha Bisuba Sankranti, and Rath Yatra. Durga Pooja is one of the most significant festivals and is rejoiced all over Orissa with much fun and fervour. You can visit in the months of September and October to be a part of this festival for three to four days.
Places to visit in Orissa
Architectural monuments, serene beaches, age-old temples, ancient caves, and more make Orissa a great place to visit in India. To explore most of Orissa on your trip, here are some of the best places to visit in Orissa. And most of the below places will be included in the Orissa tour packages.
Shree Jagannath Temple
Things to do in Orissa
Orissa is a diverse state and has no dearth of options when it comes to things to do. On your tour make sure to indulge in these things to do in Orissa -
Admire the grandeur of Konark Sun Temple.
Seek blessings at Jagannath Temple.
Visit the temples at Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves.
Pay respect to self-originated Lingam at Lingaraj Mandir.
Spot birds at Chilika Lake.
Explore the temples of Bhubaneswar.
Walk along the pristine waters at Chandipur Beach.
Explore the rural handicrafts villages at Raghurajpur.
Catch the sunrise or sunset at Puri Beach.
Witness wildlife at Nandankanan Zoological Park.
Spend time in nature at Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary.
Best Time to Visit Orissa
Winter months i.e. from October to February is the best time to visit Orissa. During these months, the weather is pleasant to enjoy the sightseeing tours and other activities. The weather of Orissa is tropical and due to its proximity to the sea, Orissa receives heavy downpour from July to September. Summers can be very harsh in Orissa, so book your Orissa tour packages accordingly.
Summer (March to June)
Summer in Orissa starts in March and remains till June. The temperatures during this time are extremely high and can even go up to 40 degrees. Make sure to wear sunscreen and carry an umbrella with you. Keep yourself hydrated and avoid going out during the day time. Ratha Yatra and Raja Parba are two festivals that fall during these months and can be enjoyed on your visit.
Monsoon (July to September)
Orissa receives heavy rainfall during the months from July to September. The rain continues till October but pauses in the mid. The temperature remains between 25 to 32 degrees, which is great to enjoy the festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and Durga Puja that take place in monsoons.
Winters (October to February)
October to February is the ideal time to visit Orissa. The weather is pleasant with temperatures falling as low as 7 degrees. The fresh breath of air, blissful surroundings, and great sightseeing tours make winters the best time to book Orissa tour packages. Visit Daringbadi, the Kashmir of Odisha to behold its breathtaking natural beauty. Vasant Panchami/Saraswati Puja and Maha Shivratri are two major festivals of Orissa celebrated in the winter months.