Heritage Walk through the Temple Town Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar

Walking through the Old Town of Orissa’s Bhubaneswar takes one into a surreal world, where the temples are synonymous with peace and tranquillity and just outside; the streets are abuzz with a myriad of activity. An excellent short excursion for those interested in photography, this tour is ideal for capturing important monuments as well as daily street life.

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Walking through the Old Town of Orissa’s Bhubaneswar takes one into a surreal world, where the temples are synonymous with peace and tranquillity and just outside; the streets are abuzz with a myriad of activity. An excellent short excursion for those interested in photography, this tour is ideal for capturing important monuments as well as daily street life.

In this Tour:
• The walk starts in the heart of an area known as the Ekamra Kshetra, or the "forest of mango trees" referred to in an old legend of Shiva. Ekamra Kshetra has temples ranging from 6th to 13th century AD, representing various phases in the development of Orissan temple architecture.
• While the temple architecture is remarkable, the streets and bazaars around them are not to be left behind. They keep the visitors captivated with activity and the dashes of colours from the vegetable vendors, flower sellers, street food and stalls selling religious paraphernalia are alluring.
• The presence of residences, shops, sacred tanks for prayers and ablutions, various rest houses and dharamsalas, and large-scale temple kitchens keep the area alive with their exploits.

Duration of the Tour: 1.5 hours

TOUR STYLE: Phtography

MEETING POINT: Rajarani Temple

END POINT: Lingaraj Temple

TOUR START/END: Our guide can fix a taxi for you to get back to the hotel or we can also arrange for your pickup and drop from/to your hotel with an extra cost. Please write to us for cost.

TOUR DURATION: 1.5 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day at 9 AM. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please dress modestly, Wear comfortable walking shoes and ensure you have adequate sun protection.

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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