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Tribal Tour of Odisha

Tribal Tour of Odisha

Places Covered: Bhubaneswar – Gopalpur – Rayagada – Jeypore – Rayagada – Gopalpur – Chilika – Puri – Konark – Bhubaneswar
Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Konark – Sun Temple – World Heritage Site

Sun Temple of Konark, built in the middle of 13th century, is a massive conception of artistic magnificence and engineering dexterity. King Narasimhadeva I, the great ruler of the Ganga dynasty had built this temple, with the help of 1200 artisans within a period of 12 years (1243-1255 A.D.). Konark Temple was designed in the form of a gorgeously decorated chariot mounted on 24 wheels, each about 10 feet in diameter, and drawn by 7 mighty horses. It is really difficult to understand, how this huge temple, every inch-space of which was so wonderfully carved, could have been completed within such a short time. Whatever that might be, the Konark temple even in its present ruined state, still a wonder to the whole world. Great poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote of Konark: “here the language of stone surpasses the language of man.”

Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneswar

On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport met by our representative transfer to hotel. Later if time permits, 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: 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 Tusser 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 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 tribes 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. 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 Orissa). Overnight at Gopalpur.

Day 11: Gopalpur – Chilika – Puri

Morning drive to Puri enroute visit Chilika Lake at Barkul (the largest brackish water lake of Asia). 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). 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 sites & 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 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.

flight-icon Flight Connectivity

New Delhi to Bhubaneswar
Flight Dept. Time Arrv. Time Duration
Indigo – 6E-253 07:00 – NewDelhi 09:00 – Bhubaneswar 02h 00m – Nonstop
Air India – AI – 877 07:05 – NewDelhi 09:00 – Bhubaneswar 01h 55m – Non Stop
Go Air – G8 – 163 05:20 – NewDelhi 07:30 – Bhubaneshwar 02h 10m – Non Stop

clothes-icon Suggested clothes to carry

For Summer:

Light coloured cotton clothes, shoes – sandals

For Winter:

Warm woollen cozy clothes & shoes.

shopping-icon Famous shopping items

Handloom Saree, Pattachitra, Applique Work, Palm leaf printing, Filigree work, Dokra Craft, Golden Grass Craft, Terracotta, Stone work, Tribal jewelleries etc.

food-icon Famous food items

Pumpkin Blossoms, Dalma, Mustard Fish Curry

weather-icon Best time to visit

January 100/ 100%
February 100/ 100%
March 90/ 100%
April 70/ 100%
May 50/ 100%
June 30/ 100%
July 20/ 100%
August 30/ 100%
September 50/ 100%
October 70/ 100%
November 100/ 100%
December 100/ 100%
Inclusions:
  • Transportation by Ac Indigo (for 2 person) & by Ac Innova (for 04 & 06 person).
  • All toll tax, parking fees & driver allowances.
  • Accommodation in Twin sharing at Bhubaneswar & Puri for 05nights on CPAI Plan.
  • For Std PKG 2* hotel & For Dlx PKG 3* & for Premium PKG 4* hotel is included.
  • Inclusive of Govt. service tax.

Swosti Premium ****

Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751001 India

All 157 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. 24-hour room service, minibars, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

The Chariot Resorts & Spa ***

Sipasarubali, Baliapanda, Puri, Odisha 752001 India

All 144 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and balconies. Other amenities available to guests include 24-hour room service, satellite TV, and minibars.

Blue Lily Beach Resort ****

Sipasarubali, Baliapanda, Puri, Odisha 752001 India

All 50 rooms offer balconies, 24-hour room service, and LCD TVs. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

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