Odisha is mainly known for its rich culture and the enormous number of ancient temples. Exploring Odisha tourism is one of the most amazing and memorable experience for people from all over the world.
The Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) is a Government of Odisha undertaking. It was incorporated in the year 1979 to promote tourism in the State and operate some of the existing tourist bungalows and transport fleet in commercial line. OTDC's tourist bungalows are named as Panthanivas. At present Corporation is having 23 Hotels, 2 Transport Units and 1 exclusive Restaurant under its management.
Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC)'s mission and vision is to develop & promote Odisha as a top destination of India. It is duty bound to achieve the mission through improvement in facilities, infrastructure, providing easy assessable transport between different tourist destination, improvement in service through continuous training and induction of professional human resources.
The major activities of OTDC includes-
Some beautiful creations by OTDC
The Golden Triangle is the combination of 3 destinations in a triangular shape. They are Bhubaneswar, Puri & Konark. Bhubaneswar is the Capital City of Modern Orissa and known as Temple City of India. Puri is one of the 4 Dhams and abode of universal God Lord Jagannath. It is also famous for Golden Beach. The Sun Temple of Konark is World heritage monument and stands as a chariot of Sun God in a temple form. Avail the tour to feel its reality.
Tour Duration - (3 Nights 4 Days)
|Day – 1||:||Arrival Bhubaneswar, transfer to Panthanivas. Afternoon/Evening visit Ekamra Haat (handicraft market) & darshan of Sri Ram Temple, Lingaraj, Mukteswar, Rajarani temple .Night halt at Bhubaneswar.|
|Day – 2||:||Morning after break fast Sightseeing of Nanadankanan Zoo. Then proceed to Konark, enroute covering, Dhaulagiri Buddhist heritage, Pipli - appliqué market. Sightseeing of Konark Sun Temple and its illumination. Night halt at Konark.|
|Day – 3||:||Early morning witness Sunrise at Chandrabhaga Beach. Proceed to Satapada, cruise in Chilika Lake, see Dolphins, Rajhans Island, and Sea-mouth. Back to Puri evening darshan of Lord Jaganath Temple & visit sea beach puri. Night halt at Puri.|
|Day – 4||:||Morning darshan of Lord Jagannath. Proceed to Bhubaneswar enrute covering Raghurajpur, Artisan village, Sakhigopal temple and drop at Air port. ( TOUR ENDS)|
Chilika is a dream lagoon stretching over 1100 Sq.Km. is one of largest wintering ground for migratory water fowl; it is a hot spot of bio-diversity with unique floral and faunal composition. Cruising over 65 Km. in Chilika from one end to another terminal by sophisticated boat will rejuvenate mind and heart together.
Tour Duration - (4 Nights 5 Days)
|Day – 1||:||Arrival Bhubaneswar, transfer to Panthanivas Bhubaneswar. Afternoon/Evening visit to traditional Ekamra Haat & Night halt at Panthanivas Bhubaneswar.|
|Day – 2||:||Sightseeing of Puri en-route temples of Bhubaneswar like Lingaraj, Mukteswar, Rajarani, Dhauligiri Buddhist heritage, Pipli appliqué market. & Konark Sun Temple. Night halt at Satapada.|
|Day – 3||:||Morning Cruise in Chilika lake. Sightseeing of Rajhans island, Sea mouth and Irrawaddy dolphin’s center. After lunch proceed to Barkul (Other side of Chilika approximately covering 38 K.M) by Boat. The spots like Nalabana migratory bird’s sanctuary & Goddess Kalijai temple will be covered. Night halt at Panthanivas Barkul.|
|Day – 4||:||Back to Bhubaneswar en-route covering Khandagiri-Udayagiri Caves. Lunch at Panthanivas Bhubaneswar. Afternoon Sightseeing of Nandankanan Zoological Park. Night halt at Panthanivas Bhubaneswar.|
|Day – 5||:||After Breakfast departure Panthanivas for Airport covering Temples like Lingaraj, Rajarani & Mukteswar.|
Orissa is famous for its rich wildlife. Bhitarakanika in the coastal belt of Orissa is famous for its Mangrove forest and estuarine crocodiles and giant turtles. It is one of the sanctuaries and also a National Park. Ratnagiri - Lalitagiri - Udayagiri Complex is the store house of a rich Buddhist Heritage spanning over hundreds of years.
Tour Duration - (3 Nights 4 Days)
|Day – 1||:||Arrival Bhubaneswar, transfer to Panthanivas. Afternoon/Evening visit Ekamra Haat (Handicraft market) & Night halt at Panthanivas Bhubaneswar.|
|Day – 2||:||Morning proceed to Chandabali enroute covering Diamond Triangle Buddhist Heritage. Night Halt at Aranyanivas Chandabali.|
|Day – 3||:||Morning Proceed to Bhitarakanika Wildlife Sanctuary. Cruise in River, See crocodile and other wild animal during at the time of cruise. Evening back to Bhubaneswar. Night Halt at Panthanivas Bhubaneswar.|
|Day – 4||:||Morning visit temple of Lord Lingaraj, Rajarani & Mukteswar. Afternoon departure for next destination.|
Orissa has a number of places with scenic beauty which are ideal destinations for natural lovers. These places also known for their culture heritage which is an additional attraction.
Tour Duration - (6 Nights 7 Days)
|Day – 1||Arrival Bhubaneswar, transfer to Panthanivas Bhubaneswar. Evening visit Ekamra haat the handicraft market. Night halt at Panthanivas Bhubaneswar.|
|Day – 2||Morning proceed to Barkul (Chilika).Sightseeing of Kalijai temple, Nalabana bird sanctuary. Evening enjoy Water sports activities. Night halt at Panthanivas Barkul.|
|Day – 3||Morning proceed to Gopalpur-on-beach enroute covering Narayani hill temple & Tampra Lake. Free for individual activities at Gopalpur-on-beach. Night halt at Panthanivas Gopalpur.|
|Day – 4||Early morning proceed to Taptapani enroute covering, Ghodahada dam site & Ujaleswara temple. After lunch visit deer park. Night halt at Panthanivas Taptapani.|
|Day - 5||Morning enjoy the real smell of nature’s fragrance in tranquility with hot bath in bath top, attached to room. Sightseeing of Chandragiri Tibbatian Refugee Village & holishrine of Lord Buddha. Night halt at Panthanivas Rambha.|
|Day – 6||Morning sightseeing of Breakfast, Honeymoon & Birds Island, Sanakuda Picnic spot. After Lunch proceed to Bhubaneswar enroute covering Khandagiri & Udayagiri Caves if time permits. Night halt at Panthanivas Bhubanewswar.|
|Day – 7||Sightseeing of temples like Mukteswar, Rajarani, and Lingaraj.Lunch at Panthanivas Bhubaneswar. Afternoon drop at Airport.|
Tour Duration - (1 Night 2 Days)
|Day – 1||:||Afternoon 2 P.M. Pick up from Airport / Railway Station. Proceed to Chandabali (Bhitarakanika). Night halt at Aranyanivas Chandabali. (Afternoon Tea, Snacks and Dinner at Aranyanivas Chandabali. )|
|Day – 2||:||After breakfast visit Bhitarakanika Wildlife Sanctuary – Cruise in river, Sightseeing of Crocodile, Mangrove forest. Back to hotel & Lunch will be served. After lunch proceed to Bhubaneswar & drop. (Bed Tea, Breakfast, Lunch at Aranyanivas Chandabali.)|
Tour Duration - (2 Night 3 Days)
|Day – 1||:||Afternoon 2 P.M. proceed to Baripada (Similipal). Local Sightseeing of Baripada. Night halt at Panthanivas Baripada. (Afternoon Tea, Snacks and Dinner at Panthanivas Baripada.)|
|Day – 2||:||Early Morning visit Jungle Tour (Similipal National Park). Back to Panthanivas Baripada. Night halt at Panthanivas Baripada. (Packed Bed Tea, Breakfast, Lunch (Only Veg. Food allow in the Jungle for forest Dept. orders), Afternoon Tea, Snacks & Dinner at Panthanivas Baripada.)|
|Day – 3||:||After Breakfast proceed to Bhubaneswar & drop.|
PACKAGE – 7: Special Nabakalebara Package
A special religious package that would bring you into the scene with the Darubrahma, their transportation to Srimandir, their transformation into the Chaturdha murti, the Anasara period at Alarnath, Nabajaubana Besha and finally the Rathyatra. You cannot miss this lifetime opportunity with OTDC.