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Bhubaneswar Temple Tour
"Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at your selected departure time.Head to the most famous and oldest temples of India that were built in 9th-10th century. Visit the Lingraj Temple built in 11th Century. The splendid Lingraj Temple (t the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva) represents the culmination of the evolution of temple architecture in Odisha. Visit the next Temple Mukteshwar Temple belonging 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. Situated around a kilometer east of the
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Bhubaneswar Temple Tour
"Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at your selected departure time.Head to the most famous and oldest temples of India that were built in 9th-10th century. Visit the Lingraj Temple built in 11th Century. The splendid Lingraj Temple (t the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva) represents the culmination of the evolution of temple architecture in Odisha. Visit the next Temple Mukteshwar Temple belonging 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. Situated around a kilometer east of the
From $55.00
 
Private Tour: Konark Sun Temple and Pipli Village Day Tour from Bhubaneswar
"You will be picked up from your hotel in Bhubaneswar for this full-day tour which will start with a visit to the Chariot of the Sun God Temple built by King Langula Narasimha Deva in 13th century A.D. during the Golden Era of Orissan art. The Sun Temple is known for its exquisite and intricate architecture and sculptures. Located on the shores of the Arabian Sea the Sun Temple is a sight to behold especially during Sunrise. Its prominent location has guided ancient mariners for around a millennia. In order to distinguish Konark from the whitewashed Jagannath Temple in Puri European settlers referred it as the Black Pagoda.After the temple you will continue your tour to Pipli artist village where the locals produce applique art - a process of cutting colored cloth into shapes of animals birds
From $72.00

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more on boat trips down the river ganges...

a thing to watch out for, are the indian people (both children AND adult MALES) who are in the water as you sail down the river. several seemed intent on splashing you with water (which is not good,...
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not for the faint of heart.... boat trips

having indulged in a sunrise boat trip down the river ganges, whilst engaged in conversation with the 'con-man,' (see TOURIST TRAP) learning all there is to know about the Indian burning ceremony... I...
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Having Silk Garments Made

Since Varanasi was known for its silk, I decided to have a silk jacket and trousers made from a tailor in the Raddison where I was staying. They told me they would have it made in a few hours and...
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Touting

Like all other tourist areas of India, you will find the usual touts in various forms. If you arrive in a group, you will be besieged by postcard sellers and other trinkets and crafts. You need to...
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Common Sense

As with anywhere in India, take care on what you drink and eat. In Varanasi, be careful in the evenings when the sun has gone down. During the day things are fairly safe but at night, everything...
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Pollution in the Ganges

The Ganges unfortunately is also one of the most polluted rivers in the world. Much of it is made up of untreated raw sewage (around 300 million gallons per day), rubbish, food and animal and human...
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The holy water of the Ganges

Taking a bath in the holy water of the Ganga river washes away your sins - purifying your soul. So, people thought, why shouldnt it be good for cleaning the clothes, too? Not only common clothes get...
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Monkeys on the toilet!

CITYJUNGLE - that fits perfectly to every city in India.India is a ZOO!!!! On a five minutes walk through a typical Indian town, you will meet 10 wild dogs, 2 wildboars relaxing in the open sewer, 3...
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Water water everywhere

It is a rather terrifying fact that nearly 70 % of India's available water is polluted, and about one third of all deaths are caused by that contamination.It may well be true that the ganges has a...
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Food Poisoning

The first night I ate a plate of Chicken Masala probably not well cooked or some other reasons, I got fever that night and the next day diarrhea and vomit for 3 continuous day. The bacteria here were...
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Bring your own camping stove

Here in Varanasi, the electricity is absolutely not stable and many times blackout daily. If you want to eat something at night or boil water, better to bring your own cooking stuffs. Camping stove is...
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Huge mosquitoes

Here in Varanasi, the mosquitoes are about double the size compare to those in my country. The moment we step out from the railway station, we went to a tuk-tuk and the moment we put our luggage into...
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Terimah...!!!

While strolling on the ghats, this guy appeared from nowhere to ask me to take his photo. My battery was low that moment, so I told him 'no battery'. He was very angry to hear that and shouted...
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Be careful while walking in back alley

I was nearly into trouble while trying to explore the back alley here. All roads along the ghat are actually back alleys width about 10 feet most, some 6 feet or less. If you are first time to...
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