27 Nov: New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata – Bhubaneshwar
After breakfast on time transfer to domestic airport to board the flight to Bhubaneshwar. On arrival met and transfer to the hotel. Later half day sightseeing of Bhubaneshwar visiting famous city temples including Lingaraj, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (known as the ‘gem of Odishan architecture’) & Rajarani temple. Evening provide us an opportunity to host a dinner in your honor at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
28 Nov: Bhubaneshwar (First Match)
After breakfast visit to Nandankanan Zoo (closed on Monday). It is not just a regular zoo but a sanctuary and a botanical garden all rolled into one. It is situated on the shore of the Kanjja Lake. To add to its attraction, it boasts of famous white tigers. It is also the first captive Gharial /Crocodile breeding centre in the country. Go on a forest safari to see more wild life such as black bucks, panthers, deer and monkeys or just go boating in the lake. Evening on time transfer to Kalinga Stadium to watch your team play against South Africa in their First World Cup Hockey match. After the match return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
29 Nov: Bhubneshwar – Dhauli – Pipli – Puri
Morning after breakfast drive to Puri en-route visit Dhauli the peace pagoda (is also one of the much famed Buddhist sites at Orissa & here emperor Ashoka underwent a psyche change and abandoned war for the rest of his life, in the 3rd century BC ), Pipli the appliqué work village. On arrival at Puri check in to the hotel. Later visit to Jagannath temple (non-Hindus are not allowed) / Relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight stay at Puri.
30 Nov: Puri
After breakfast day free to relax at the beach resort or take a walk along the beach. Dinner and Overnight stay at the resort.
01 Dec: Puri – Chilika lake – Puri
After breakfast drive to Chilika Lake at Satapada (largest brackish water lake). Take the boat cruise to visit the Irrawaddy Dolphins & Rajhans Island. Return back to Puri. Rest time relax on the golden beach. Overnight stay at Puri.
02 Dec: Puri – Konark – Bhubaneshwar (Second Match)
After breakfast drive to Konark to visit famous Sun temple. Continue your drive to Bhubaneshwar enjoying the countryside of Odisha. On arrival check-into the hotel and later on time transfer to Kalinga Sports Stadium to cheer your team playing their 2nd match against Belgium. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
03 Dec: Bhubaneshwar – Chilika (Rambha)
After breakfast drive to Chilika. On arrival check into your hotel. Day free to relax by the Chilika lake side. Overnight at hotel.
04 Dec: Chilika
After breakfast take a boat cruise to visit Honeymoon Island, nestled in the Rambha bay, adjacent to the Sankuda Island. The Breakfast Island, which has been formed between Badakuda Island & Somolo island is famous to enjoy your packed breakfast. Overnight at the hotel.
05 Dec: Chilika – Gopalpur at Sea
After breakfast check-out and drive to Gopalpur at Sea. On arrival check-into the hotel. Later proceed to visit Watch Tower and Taptapani. Rest of the day to relax at the beach. Bathing is not allowed due to high Sea tides. Overnight at hotel.
06 Dec: Gopalpur – North Satkosia
After breakfast drive to North Satkosia. On arrival check-into the hotel. Satkosia Tiger reserve is also known as Gorge Sanctuary as the Mahanadi river narrows down here for seven miles. Take a boat cruise and try your luck to spot critically endangered Gharial’s, along with Mugger, Deer’s, Elephants, The Giant Malabar Squirrel, Fish Eagle, Hill Myna, Alexander Parakeets, Indian Grey Hornbill, migratory birds amongst others. Overnight at hotel.
07 Dec: Satkosia
After breakfast drive in to visit Satkosia Tiger reserve to acquaint with the flora and fauna of this place and also keep an eye to spot the king of the jungle – Tiger, roaming free in his natural haitat. Overnight at hotel.
08 Dec: Satkosia – Bhubaneshwar (Third Match)
After breakfast check-out and leisurely drive to Bhubaneshwar. In the evening on time transfer to Stadium to watch your team playing against Canada in their 3rd group stage match of the tournament. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
09 Dec: Bhubaneshwar – Onward Journey/Daviation tours
After breakfast on time transfer to Bhubaneshwar airport to connect to New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata for international departure. OR we can customize tours for other enchanting destinations of India on request according to the number of days available.