One Day Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Trip by Cab

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Bhubaneswar is one of the oldest cities of India. It may be as old as two thousand years and was the capital city of the glorious Kalinga empire. Retaining the same political importance, Bhubaneswar is also the capital city of modern day Odisha.

The presence of almost five hundred temples within the city has made Bhubaneswar an important destination of pilgrimage. Thus, the city is also known as ‘City of Temples.’ Bhubaneswar is believed to be the seat of Tribhubaneswar or Lord Lingaraj, adding to the city’s importance as a pilgrimage center.

The older parts of Bhubaneswar may be home to as many as two thousand temples! The new Bhubaneswar is a modern metropolis with high rise buildings and modern infrastructure that complements the ancient beauty of the city.

Bhubaneswar has something exciting to offer for every kind of tourist on the one day Bhubaneswar local sightseeing tour. Together with Puri and Konark, Bhubaneswar forms the ‘Golden Triangle’ of East India. It is well connected by air, rail, and road to the rest of India. Bhubaneswar is famous for silver filigree, patta work and tie and dye textiles. Food items that must be savored in Bhubaneswar are maccha jholo, dahi pakhala, and badi chura.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Bhubaneswar Local Sightseeing Tour Package by Car

  • Full Day Bhubaneswar Local Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Rajarani Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Lingaraj Temple, Dhauli Buddhist Monastery, State Museum, Nandankanan Zoo, Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves
  • Departs at 9:00 AM
  • Ends at 5:30 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Bhubaneswar Hotel / Home
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

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The best time to go on the same day Bhubaneswar city tour is from October to March. The minimum temperature of winter months sometimes hits 8 degree Celsius. The summer months should be strictly avoided due to unbearable heat and humidity. Another great time to visit Bhubaneswar is during the festival of Rath Yatra.

Our one day Bhubaneswar tour package includes a visit to Rajarani Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Lingaraj Temple, Dhauli Buddhist Monastery, State Museum, Nandankanan Zoo and Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves. All our same day tours are undertaken in comfortable and spacious private rental cabs. The cars come with all important facilities such as AC, GPS, and MP3 to provide maximum comfort to the tourist. Pocket-friendly rates and transparent billing system makes us the favorite brand of our patrons!

Itinerary for your One Day Bhubaneswar Local Trip

Pickup from your Home / Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism PlaceSuggested Duration
Rajarani Temple40 Mins
Mukteshwar Temple40 Mins
Lingaraj Temple50 Mins
Dhauli Buddhist Monastery40 Mins
State Museum40 Mins
Nandankanan Zoo50 Mins
Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves60 Mins

Drop at your Home / Hotel by 5:30 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Bhubaneswar or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Bhubaneswar fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in Bhubaneswar 1 Day Local Tour Package?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Bhubaneswar Local Tour Package?

  • Entry Fee for tourist attractions
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Guides Payment
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

A Quick Guide to Bhubaneswar Tour – What you see?

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the 1 Day Bhubaneswar Local Sightseeing tour package.

1. Rajarani Temple

Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar
  • Plan to Depart by : 9:30 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do: The Rajarani Music Festival is an annual music festival that is celebrated every year from January 18 to January 20. This annual music festival celebrates Hindustani, Carnatic and Odissi styles of classical music, and must be attended by every music enthusiast!
  • Timings: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Rajarani Temple

The first stop of the local sightseeing tour of Bhubaneswar city is the Rajarani Temple. This famous temple of Bhubaneswar was built in the 11th century. It is also famously known as the ‘love temple’ due to the carvings of sensuous women and couples on the temple walls.

The sanctum of the temple has no deity, indicating that people of any sect or religion are welcome to pray at the temple. Although, the carved figures of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati show some links to Shaivism. It is also believed that the Rajarani Temple served as the pioneer upon which the style of Central Indian architecture of temples was born.

Since Rajarani Temple is currently under the care of the Archaeological Survey of India, you will have to buy a ticket to enter the temple.

2. Mukteshwar Temple

Mukteshwar Temple, Bhubaneswar
  • Plan to Depart by : 10:15 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do: The Mukteshwar Dance Festival is a three-day celebration conducted by the temple authorities every year. The festival is usually conducted in January or February. The festival is a must see if you are interested in cultural arts, especially Odissi form of dance!
  • Timings: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Mukteshwar Temple

Next up on the one day Bhubaneswar private tour is the Mukteshwar Temple that displays the finest of Odiya sculptures and architecture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and lingams are worshipped here. The temple is decorated with sculptures of ascetics in meditative poses.

The pyramidal structure of the roof of the temple’s assembly hall is first of its kind. This style has been replicated in temples in and around Bhubaneswar. The temple exhibits brilliance in architecture through the construction of its sanctum, courtyards, and porches. The temple is said to have been built by Yayati I, the king of Somvanshi Dynasty.

3. Lingaraj Temple

Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar
  • Plan to Depart by : 11:20 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do: There is a small temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati temple. It is located in the northwest corner of the courtyard.
  • Timings: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Lingaraj Temple

The private rental cab assigned to you for your tour of Bhubaneswar city will take you to Lingaraj Temple next. The Lingaraj Temple is an ancient temple and also the oldest one in the city. The temple was built by King Jajati Keshari in 7 century A.D. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva.

The sanctum of the temple has some of the most intricately designed stone vaults you will ever see. The Shiva Lingam inside the temple is 8 inches tall and 8 feet wide. The presence of images of Lord Vishnu in the temple offers a strong semblance of the Jagannath Sect of Hinduism. Every day, the temple offers twenty prayer services to its deities! The biggest celebration of the temple is Shivaratri when as many as 28,000 devotees visit to offer their prayers.

4. Dhauli Buddhist Monastery

Dhauli Buddhist Monastery, Bhubaneswar
  • Plan to Depart by : 2:30 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do: The grand Peace Pagoda, which was constructed in 1972 by the Japan Buddha Sangha and the Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha.
  • Timings: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Dhauli Buddhist Monastery

Taking a break from visiting temples, our one day Bhubaneswar sightseeing tour will continue to Dhauli Buddhist Monastery. Dhaulagiri, also known as Dhauli, is a major tourist attraction located only 8 KM away from Bhubaneswar. The place is best known for its edicts of Ashoka embossed on a mass of rock. It is also believed that the battles of the Kalinga War were fought at Dhauli.

It is after the battle fought here at Dhauli that Ashoka realized the futility of war. It moved him to give up his worldly possessions and set out on the path of peace. Dhauli emerged as a major Buddhist center under Ashoka’s patronage. He built several chaityas, stupas, and pillars that depict the teachings of Lord Buddha.

5. State Museum

State Museum, Bhubaneswar
  • Plan to Depart by : 3:20 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do: The Epigraphic Gallery is a treasure trove of rare epigraphic records. This gallery is also a favorite among visitors.
  • Timings: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: State Museum

One day city tour of Bhubaneswar will continue with a visit to the State Museum. The State Museum displays a rich and exhaustive collection of stone inscriptions, archaeological artifacts, and tools that have been in existence since the stone and bronze age. Copper plates, patta manuscripts, paintings and musical instruments of Odisha can also be found in the museum.

The State Museum is a great way to understand the movement and evolution of the state through the centuries. The main attraction of the museum are manuscripts made of bamboo leaf, handcrafted paper, ivory, tree barks and palm leaves. You will also be shown ancient illustrated manuscripts.

6. Nandankanan Zoo

Nandankanan Zoo, Bhubaneswar
  • Plan to Depart by : 4:45 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do: The most famous attraction of Nandankanan Zoo are its white tigers. Today, there are almost 34 of them, making the zoo one of the most active conservers of the species.
  • Timings: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Nandankanan Zoo

Nandankanan Zoological Park is located at a distance of 20 KM from Bhubaneswar and you will enjoy the beautiful journey in our private rental cabs. The zoo is situated amidst the dense green forests of Chandaka. Nandankanan Zoo was also the first captive gharial breeding center of India. The name Nandankanan means the “Garden of Pleasure” and is a great way to introduce children and even adults to the unique flora and fauna that our country has to offer.

The Nandankanan Zoological Park is also known as Nandankanan National Park. You may enjoy a variety of activities such as boating, white tiger and lion safaris, visit the reptile park, aerial ropeway and cable car when you are at the zoo.

7. Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves

Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves, Bhubaneswar
  • Plan to Depart by : 5:45 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Photography inside the caves is allowed so remember to click beautiful photos as a souvenir of your trip to Udayagiri and Khandagiri hills.
  • Timings: 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves

The final stop before concluding the one day Bhubaneswar tour will be Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves. These caves are man-made caves that over the years, have gathered archaeological, historical and religious importance. The two caves are situated on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri.

There are also many beautifully carved caves that served as residential blocks for Jain monks who had visited King Kharavela during his rule. Udayagiri has eighteen caves while Khandagiri has fifteen. The most famous caves of Udayagiri are Hathigumpha and Ganesh Gumpha. Whereas, the most famous caves of Khandagiri are Rani ka Naur and Ananta cave. The beautiful artwork inside the caves gives us a glimpse of ancient art and how life was like before the advancement of machines and tools.

If you are looking for a short one day vacation to learn more about India’s ancient history and heritage, then Bhubaneswar is a must visit destination for you and your family!

Points to Note

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Bhubaneswar tour package. This 1 day Bhubaneswar tour package can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Bhubaneswar and around, they can create their own itinerary and request for a custom quote from cab providers.

The Time spent on each Bhubaneswar tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or Service Provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Bhubaneswar sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.

Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Bhubaneswar tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there might be additional charges, please check with your cab vendor.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in this Bhubaneswar Tour package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges might apply.

  • For Indica, ₹9 per km and ₹90 per hour.
  • For Indigo, ₹12 per km and ₹100 per hour.
  • For Innova, ₹15 per km and ₹125 per hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, ₹18 per km and ₹200 per hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, ₹ 20 per km and ₹300 per hour.

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