11 days in Odisha Itinerary

11 days in Odisha Itinerary

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11 days in Odisha Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
1
Bhubaneswar
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Puri
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Brahmapur
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Sambalpur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Rourkela
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
End: Bhubaneswar

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nights
Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar ©
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Odisha State Museum and Cuttack Chandi Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhitarkanika National Park (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ashokan Rock Edict, contemplate the long history of Chausathi Jogini Temple, get great views at Universal Food, and don't miss a visit to Ratnagiri Buddhist Excavation.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bhubaneswar trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Bhubaneswar. In January, daytime highs in Bhubaneswar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Puri.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cuttack Chandi Temple, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary
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Ashokan Rock Edict ©
Ashokan Rock Edict
Odisha State Museum ©
Odisha State Museum
Cuttack Chandi Temple ©
Cuttack Chandi Temple

3
nights
Puri

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mangalajodi and Vimala Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puri: Konark (Ramachandi Temple, Ramchandi Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannath Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baliharachandi Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puri tour planner .

You can take a train from Bhubaneswar to Puri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Puri are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brahmapur.

Things to do in Puri

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Konark, Mangalajodi
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Mangalajodi ©
Mangalajodi
Konark Museum ©
Konark Museum
Ramchandi Beach ©
Ramchandi Beach

1
night
Brahmapur

Brahmapur ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maa Bhairavi Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taratarini Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brahmapur trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Puri to Brahmapur takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sambalpur.

Things to do in Brahmapur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taratarini Temple ©
Taratarini Temple
Maa Bhairavi Temple ©
Maa Bhairavi Temple

1
night
Sambalpur

Sambalpur ©
Sambalpur is in the Eastern state of Odisha in India, and is one of the largest and oldest cities in Odisha. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Huma Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Samaleswari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Budharaja Shiv Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghanteswari Temple.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sambalpur vacation maker site .

Drive from Brahmapur to Sambalpur in 7.5 hours. January in Sambalpur sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rourkela.

Things to do in Sambalpur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Samaleswari Temple ©
Samaleswari Temple
Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Budharaja Shiv Temple ©
Budharaja Shiv Temple

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nights
Rourkela

Rourkela ©
Rourkela is a planned city located in the northern part of the Indian state of Odisha. On the 19th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishnao Devi Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Hanuman Vatika, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vedavyas Temple. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Mrig Vihar and then see human ingenuity at work at Mandira Dam.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rourkela online attractions planner .

You can drive from Sambalpur to Rourkela in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rourkela

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Hanuman Vatika ©
Hanuman Vatika
Vaishnao Devi Temple ©
Vaishnao Devi Temple
Mandira Dam ©
Mandira Dam

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