Odisha (Orissa) Tribal Journeys Tours:
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Tour Duration : (12 Nights / 13 Days).
Day 01 : Arrival at Bhubaneswar
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport met by our representative transfer to hotel. Later if time permit half day sightseeing of famous city temples including Rajarani, Mukteswar ( Gem of Orissan architecture ), Brahmeswar & Lingaraj ( it is the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 02 : In Bhubaneswar
Morning visit to Nandankanan Zoo ( closed on Monday). This Zoo is famous for its white tiger safari. Later visit to tribal museum ( closed on Monday ), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 03 : Bhubaneswar - Olasingh - Gopalpur
Morning after breakfast drive to Gopalpur enroute visit Olasingh textile village ( one of the most famous Tasser weaving village ). On arrival at Gopalpur check in to the hotel. Overnight at Gopalpur.
Day 04 : Gopalpur - Taptapani - Saura tribal - Rayagada
Morning drive to Rayagada enroute visit Taptapani the hot sulpheric spring (the hot water spring bubbling with sulphur content is the prime attraction ) & Saura tribal villages . On arrival at Rayagada check in to the hotel. Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 05 : Rayagada - Bisamkatak - Rayagada
Drive to Dukum ( near Bisamkatak ) to visit weekly market of Desia kondh ( weekly market commence on Tuesday only ) . Later visit to Dokra crafts village at Jhigidi. Return back to Rayagada. Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 06 : Rayagada - Chatikona - Jeypore
After breakfast drive down to Chatikona to watch the interesting colourful weekly market of Dongriya Kondh Tribes ( weekly market commence on Wednesday only ). This tribe is one of the most primitive tribe of the Kondh's and they live in the high slopes of the Niyamagiri Hills. Then visit to Minapai ( the bamboo craft village ). Later drive to Jeypore. Overnight at hotel in Jeypore.
Day 07 : Jeypore - Ankadelli - Jeypore
After breakfast, drive to Ankadelli to visit the famous Bonda tribes ( weekly market commence on Thursday only ), who comes once every week for their weekly market. It is a unique opportunity to see such a colorful concentration of typical tribals at one place. Most interesting is to watch the Bonda woman in their colorful Jewellaries and marketing commodities.Then drive back to Jeypore. Overnight at hotel in Jeypore.
Day 08 : Jeypore - Kunduli - Jeypore
After breakfast, drive to Kunduli to visit the weekly market of Paraja tribes ( weekly market commence on Friday only ) . It is the biggest market of the tribal area. Then drive back to Jeypore. Overnight at Jeypore.
Day 09 : Jeypore - Rayagada
Morning after breakfast visit to Jagannath temple ( non hindus are allowed ) & tribal museum at Koraput. Then drive to Rayagada enroute visit Bada Paraja & Mali tribal villages. On arrival check in to the hotel. Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 10 : Rayagada - Gopalpur
Morning drive to Rayagada enroute visit Saura tribal villages. On arrival at Gopalpur check in to the hotel. Then relax on the beach ( this beach is one of the most pristine beaches of Odisha (Orissa) ). Overnight at Gopalpur.
Day 11 : Gopalpur - Chilika - Puri
Morning drive to Puri enroute visit Chilika lake at Barkul ( the largest brackish water lake ). At Chilika take the boat cruise to visit the Birds island ( it is heaven for the resident & migratory birds ) & Nalabana island ( it is a forest of reeds & is famous for long range migratory birds in winter ). Then proceed to Puri and check in to the hotel. Rest time relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight at Puri.
Day 12 : Puri - Konark - Puri
Morning visit to Jagannath temple ( from the roof top as non hindus are not allowed ). Then drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple ( one of the world famous heritage site & famously known as Black Pagoda ). Enroute visit to Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach (one of the finest beaches with a long stretch of clean sands & the beach has its own lovely serenity ). Return back to Puri. Evening visit to beach market. Overnight at Puri.
Day 13 : Puri - Bhubaneswar + departure transfer
Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar and transfer to airport for onwards journey.