Bhubaneswar Temples in a Day

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Duration
6 hours
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English, Hindi

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What You'll Do
  • All entrance fees included.
  • Free hotel pick-up and drop off included.
  • Lunch included.
  • Led by a local guide.
  • Great overview and orientation of the city.
Overview
Visit the centuries old famous temples of Bhubaneswar that are centuries old. 1.Lingraj Temple 2.Mukteshwar Temple 3.Brahmeshwar Temple 4.RajaRani Temple 5.Yogini Temple
What to Expect
Firstly, you'll be picked up from your hotel by your English speaking guide, and will travel in an AC private cab.

You will be escorted to the most famous and oldest temples of India built in 9th-10th century, such as the 11th century  Lingaraj Temple is believed to be the oldest and largest temple of Bhubaneshwar and is highly revered by the followers of Hinduism.

Mukteshwar Temple belongs to 10th century. Standing 34 feet tall, the Mukteshwar temple is one of the smallest and most compact temples in Bhubaneshwar. However, it's famous for its exquisite stone archway, and ceiling with eight petal lotus inside its porch. A number of the carved images (including lion head motif) appear for the first time in the temple architecture.

Your next destination, Brahmeshwar Temple, is situated around a kilometer east of the Lingraj Temple, and was built by the reigning king's mother in honor of the deity Brahmeshwar (a form of Lord Shiva). It's approximately 60 feet tall. Iron beams were used in the temple's construction for the first time.
Then you're bound for the RajaRani Temple, which is unusual as it has no deity associated with it. There's a story that the temple was a pleasure resort of an Oriya king and queen (raja and rani). However, more realistically, the temple got its name from the variety of sandstone used to make it.The carvings on the temple are particularly ornate, with numerous erotic sculptures. This often leads to the temple being referred to as the Khajuraho of the east.

After a visit to Rajarani Temple, enjoy some delicious local cuisine for lunch. Your guide will explain all the specialities on offer.

Visit your last temple known as Yogini Temple. While the 64 Yogini Temple is located in Hirapur, around 15 kilometers east of Bhubaneshwar, it's well worth making the effort to visit it. What makes this temple special is that it's one of only four Yogini temples in India dedicated to the esoteric cult of tantra. It's shrouded in mystery and many locals are fearful of it, and it's not difficult to imagine why. The temple has 64 stone Yogini goddess figures carved on its inside walls, representing the 64 forms of the diving mother created to drink the blood of demons.

At the end of the trip, your driver will drop you off at your hotel, or you are free to explore the city on your own.
What's Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by private vehicle
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities (recommended)

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