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Tribal & Temple Tour - I - 13 Nights / 14 Days

13 Nights / 14 Days

Entire Route:
Bhubaneshwar- Baliguda- Rayagada- Jeypore- Chilka- Puri- Konark- Bhubaneshwar

Day 01: Arrive Bhubaneshwar
Welcome on your late night arrival and then assistance in transfer to hotel

Day 02: Bhubaneshwar
After breakfast leave for half day city tour including 2nd century BC Jain monk Caves at the twin hills of Handagiri and Udaygiri; and finally the Tribal museum

Back to hotel and stay overnight

Day 03: Bhubaneshwar - Baliguda (300 kilometers; 7 hours drive)

After breakfast proceed to Baliguda; en-route visit weaver's village at Itamati and some of the typical Orissa villages.After breakfast proceed to Baliguda; en-route visit weaver's village at Itamati and some of the typical Orissa villages.

Arrive Baliguda in evening and check in hotel; stay overnight

Day 04: Baliguda
Have breakfast and then leave for full day visit to Barakhamba area by foot in some of the remote villages of tattooed face desia-kondh tribes

Stay overnight at hotel

Day 05: Baliguda - Kothagarh - Rayagada (200 kilometers; 4-5 hours drive)

Have breakfast and leave for Belghar area to visit a few Kuttiya-Kondha Tribal Villages and Weekly Market at KothagarhProceed to explore the villages of the primitive Kutia Kondh Tribes, once famous for the human sacrifice. Living in core mountain or forest areas they are friendly tribal community.

Have lunch on the way and then continue drive to Rayaguda. Arrive Raygada in evening and then check in your hotel; stay overnight

Day 06: Raygada - Chatikiona - Jeypore (205 kilometers; 5 hours drive)

After breakfast trek to most primitive Dongria-Kondh villages in the Niyamgiri hills; here you will have opportunity to meet the Dongria-Kondhs men and women coming down from their mountains with different kinds of fruits and animals to their weekly market. Later come down to see their interesting weekly tribal market where they mix with other community. Weekly market at Chatikona, where Dom, Desia and Dongoriya Kondha tribes still practices barter system, which is an interesting event to watch. Continue drive on to Jeypore. Enroute visit Kani tribal village

Stay overnight at hotel in Jeypore

Day 07: Jeypore - Ankadeli - Lamptaput - Jeypore (160 kilometers, 3-4 hours drive)

After breakfast visit the home of the approximately 6000 members of the fierce Bondas (barely naked people). They live in remote hills and keep themselves isolated. They grow rice by shifting cultivation and keep domestic cows and goats for survivals. They can only be seen when they come to trade at weekly local market (on Thursday). The Bonda women are noticeable by their bead necklaces, striking brass and silver neck-lets and their shaved heads decorated with paints of Palmyra leaves. Opportunity to see the colourful Godabas, Parajas and Mali tribes

Back to Jeypore enroute visiting pottery village Bapaniguda, Siriguda and Paraja tribal village at Litiput; stay overnight

Day 08: Jeypore - Gupteswar - Jeypore (70 kilometers drive one-way)

After breakfast proceed to Gupteswar and visit the villages of very interesting Dhuruba tribe; walk through villages of Ramanguda, Dogariguda, Silpader, Talur etc. The Dhruba tribal males like to put ornaments. Visit Cave temple of Lord Shiva in the hidden mountain that is famous among these tribes

Back to hotel at Jeypore and stay overnight

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Jeypore - Kunduli - Nandapur - Jeypore (65 kilometers drive one way) After breakfast proceed to Kunduli via Sunabeda witness the biggest tribal weekly market of Mali tribes. Later drive to Nandapur and visit the village of Sanaparoja tribes. Also visit the village Khilua, Saana Padar, Bada Padar with small trekking.

Back to hotel in Jeypore and stay overnight

Day 09: Jeypore - Lamtaput - Jeypore (160 kilometers; 4 hours drive)

After breakfast proceed to Machkund; a small trek will lead you to primitive Boro Gadaba villages. Watch the traditional dance called Dhemsa.

Back to Jeypore enroute Lamtaput market; stay overnight

Day 10: Jeypore - Laxmipur - Rayaguda (140 kilometers, 4 hours drive)

After breakfast proceed to Rayagada enroute visiting some Desia Kondh or Paraja villages and then Jagannath Temple, Tribal Museum at Koraput. Here Non Hindus are allowed inside the temples and all activities are similar to Jagnnath Temple of Puri.

Upon arrival Rayaguda check in hotel; stay overnight

Day 11: Rayaguda - Taptaoni - Chilka (330 kilometers; 6-7 hours drive)

After breakfast proceed to Chilka enroute visiting Soura tribal villages, market and Taptapani (a hot spring which is believed to be the mark of blessing by the local habitat). If anywhere nature reveals its enigmatic charisma; it is here in Taptapani, an exotic world of wonder. Enjoy the nature close to your heart and carry the memory years to come.

Stay overnight at hotel in Chilka

Day 12: Chilka - Narasinghpur - Puri (120 kilometers; 3 hours drive)

After breakfast have a boat ride in Chilka Lake, the largest brackish Water Lake in Asia. In winter Chilika aflutter with thousands of migratory birds from Siberia. Visit Nalabana Bird Sanctuary, Honeymoon Island and then few fishing villages at Chilka Lake. Opportunity to see fishermen at work who come here in search of prawns, mackerel, and crabs

Reach Puri via Birnasingpur, Tenta and then walk to a typical Orissa village, savor their hospitality. Evening relax on the beach; stay overnight at hotel in Puri

Day 13: Puri - Konark (110 kilometers; 2hours drive)

After breakfast visit Lord Jagannath Temple, Sankaracharya's Math located on the downtown area of Puri and later proceed to Konark (about 35kms). There you will make a visit to the temple- Chariot of the "Sun God", built by King Langula Narasimha Deva in the 13th century AD, which is the landmark and golden era of Orissa art.

Visit Ragurajpur artisan villages and also some other villages with houses, decorated with Chita's for Goddess Lakshmi. Stay overnight at hotel in Konark.

Day 14: Puri - Pipli - Bhubaneshwar (56 kilometers; 1 and hour drive)

After breakfast proceed to Bhubanswar enroute visiting colourful village of Pipli where one can see the handicrafts of Orissa and Dhauli; peace pagoda- famous for Ashokan rock edicts dating back to 2nd century BC.

Visit some of the ancient temples of Bhubanswar belonging to 7-11th century AD like- Lingaraja, Parasurameswara, Mukteswara, Bramheswara and Raja-Rani temple. Bhubaneshwar departure Assistance in transfer to airport on board your flight to onward destination; henceforth our services terminate and we wish you a safe, happy journey back to your home