Tribal Tour to Odisha (Orissa)

Destinations Covered : Bhubaneswar - Gopalpur - Rayagada - Jeypore - Chilika - Puri - Dhauli
Tour Duration : (11 Nights / 12 Days).

Day 01 : Arrive Bhubaneshwar

Meet & Greet at Bhubaneswar. Check-in welcome at Bhubaneswar hotel. After breakfast go for Bhubaneswar sightseeing. Bhubaneswar is the capital of the ancient kingdom of Odisha and is famous as the temple city of India. It has some stunning temples clustered around the Bindusagar Tank. Of the original 7000 only 500 remain dating from the 7th century to the 11th century AD. Of these the most outstanding are Lingaraja Temple, Muktesvara Temple. Outside the city limits are the Udayagiri and Khandgiri caves, harking back to the time of Jain and Buddhist occupation of this region in the 2nd century BC. The Jain caves are among the earliest in India and all the caves were built or excavated during the 150 years before Christ. Returned to hotel for dinner and good night sleep.

Day 02 : Bhubaneswar - Olasingh - Gopalpur

After breakfast drive towards Gopalpur, enroute visit Olasingh textile village (one of the most famous Tasser weaving village). On arrival at Gopalpur check in to the hotel and rest for the day.

Day 03 : Gopalpur - Taptapani - Saura tribal - Rayagada

Start your morning journey towards 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 and rest for the day.

Day 04 : Rayagada - Bisamkatak - Rayagada

Visit 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 hotel for dinner and good night sleep.

Day 05 : Rayagada - Chatikona - Jeypore

Start your morning visit 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 Kondhs and they live in the high slopes of the Niyamagiri Hills. Then visit to Minapai ( the bamboo craft village). Later drive to Jeypore and stay at hotel for the rest of the day.

Day 06 : 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 hotel.

Day 07 : 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 for dinner and good night sleep.

Day 08 : Jeypore - Rayagada

Start your morning visit with 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 for rest of the day.

Day 09 : Rayagada - Gopalpur

Morning drive to Rayagada enroute visit Saura tribal villages. On arrival at Gopalpur check in to the hotel. Spend evening relaxing time on the beach (this beach is one of the most pristine beaches of Odisha). Overnight stay at Gopalpur.

Day 10 : Gopalpur - Chilika - Puri

Start early morning drive towards 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 & famous for long range migratory birds in winter ). Check-in welcome at Puri hotel. Spend your beautiful evening at golden beach of Puri then back to hotel for dinner and good night sleep.

Day 11 : Puri - Konark - Puri

After breakfast start your journey towards Konark. Visit to the Chariot of the Sun God temple, built by King Langula Narasimha Deva in the 13th century AD during the golden era of Odishan art. Despite the fact that the Black Pagoda, as it was referred to by European soldiers who wanted to distinguish Konark from the whitewashed Jagannath Temple in Puri, lies in ruins, the structure is magnificent. Afternoon drive back to Puri and take rest at hotel.

Day 12 : Puri - Dhauli - Bhubaneshwar (64kms)

After breakfast drive to Bhubaneswar, enroute visit colorful village of Pipili where we can see Odishan handicrafts, the specialty being the famous applique work. Dhauli where the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka renounced violence and embraced the teachings of Buddha. We visit the Peace Pagoda known as Shanti Stupa built in early 1970s by the Japanese. Drive towards Bhubaneswar airport to board flight for your return journey.