Does your heart beat faster at the mention of a classic Puri road trip? Can you already feel the wind in your hair as you sail down the Marine Drive, open-air convertible? Throw stress out the window and enjoy some plain old fun in the sun with a must-do road trip from Bhubaneswar to Puri to Konark and Chilika.
We’ll highlight some tourist attractions along the way, and of course, we’ll include a description of what makes The Toshali Sands an ideal road-trip stop for the night. Our beach side hotel provides the perfect hotels in downtown Puri lodgings for a rest stop after a day of travel.
If you’re ready to hit the open road, let’s start out from Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha. Then enter into Dhauli, the peace pagoda and the only witness of great Kalinga war that changes the mind of king Ashoka to transform himself into Buddhist, situated at the end of Bhubaneswar. Then visit Pipili the craft village of applique work, which is about halfway between Puri and Bhubaneswar, this quaint community will serve as the perfect beginning to your relaxing getaway. Must-do items on your itinerary include drinking tender coconuts on the way from the roadside local sellers. Either you can take root to Konark or to Puri it’s upto you. If you are planning to come to Puri first then enter into Toshali Sands, one of the best four-star inn among hotels in downtown Puri. Taking in a leisurely swim at the exclusive private Balighai beach, or just chill at the hotel swimming pool. If you’re more inclined to activities then Toshali provides both indoor games and outdoor activities, so that you can enjoy at the hotel or can go for water rides on the sea. Take an evening stroll along the creek downtown, where you can indulge at some delightful sea fish fries or other snacks items from street food sections on the beach.
Next morning after having your breakfast at Toshali Sands, you can start your ride for visiting Jagannath temple and other temples. Either you can have your lunch at Toshali restaurant or can enjoy temple prasad or eat any roadside restaurants before reaching Konark. Spend your time by watching the spectacular stone artwork at Konark-sun temple. Even to know the great history of Konark, you can visit the Konark museum. On the way, you can relax at Chandrabhaga beach. If you want to relax in the evening you can come back to Toshali and rest for the night or else your from Chandrabhaga you can go straight to Chilika lake.
Chilika Lake is Asia’s largest Brackish water Lake. Studded with small islands that include the Honeymoon Island and Breakfast Island, Chilka Lake is alienated from the Bay of Bengal by a sandy ridge. Other than migratory bird watching Chilika is famous for boating, fishing and popular picnic spot for locals residing around Chilika. Another major attraction at Satapada is Irrawaddy dolphins. Go on a boat ride to visit Kalijai temple at Chilika and visit the dolphins at Satapada.
Then come back to Toshali,one of the best hotels in downtown Puri, which will give your complete relaxation after having a tough day ride. Enjoy the spa and massage services at Toshali, where honestly your soul and body talk on spa service. Enjoy your dinner at Toshali’s only village restaurant Phulpatana that serves world-class food and service.
This is a wonderful road trip that you can enjoy very much along with Toshali’s wonderful hospitality and world-class services.