9 days in Odisha Itinerary

9 days in Odisha Itinerary

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9 days in Odisha Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Travel:  25​h
1
Rourkela
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Sambalpur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Bhubaneswar
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Rourkela

Rourkela ©
Rourkela is a planned city located in the northern part of the Indian state of Odisha. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vedavyas Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Hanuman Vatika, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishnao Devi Temple, and finally walk around Indira Gandhi Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rourkela day trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Rourkela is an approximately 132-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rourkela is minus 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sambalpur.

Things to do in Rourkela

Parks Historic Sites
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Hanuman Vatika ©
Hanuman Vatika
Vaishnao Devi Temple ©
Vaishnao Devi Temple
Vedavyas Temple ©
Vedavyas Temple

1
night
Sambalpur

Sambalpur ©
Sambalpur is in the Eastern state of Odisha in India, and is one of the largest and oldest cities in Odisha. On the 16th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deer Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Huma Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Budharaja Shiv Temple.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sambalpur journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Rourkela to Sambalpur takes 4 hours. December in Sambalpur sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Sambalpur

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Budharaja Shiv Temple ©
Budharaja Shiv Temple
Deer Park ©
Deer Park

4
nights
Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar ©
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
Chausathi Jogini Temple and Udayagiri Pilgrimage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Ashokan Rock Edict and Brahmeshwara Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Puri (Bedi Hanuman Temple, Kanchi Ganesha Temple, &more) and Cuttack Chandi Temple (in Cuttack). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parasurameswara Temple, see the interesting displays at Odisha State Museum, walk around Biju Patnaik Park, and make a trip to Ratnagiri Buddhist Excavation.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bhubaneswar trip planner.

You can drive from Sambalpur to Bhubaneswar in 7.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bhubaneswar when traveling from Sambalpur in December, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Puri, Cuttack Chandi Temple
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Cuttack Chandi Temple ©
Cuttack Chandi Temple
Ashokan Rock Edict ©
Ashokan Rock Edict
Chausathi Jogini Temple ©
Chausathi Jogini Temple

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