|Duration||15 Nights / 16 Days|
|Best Time||Oct - Mar|
|Routing||Delhi - Bhubaneshwar - Baliguda - Kothagargh - Rayagada - Chatikiona - Jeypore - Ankadeli - Lamptaput - Jeypore - Kunduli - Nandapur - Jeypore - Lamtaput - Jeypore - Laxmipur - Rayagada - Taptapani- Chilka - Narasinghpur - Puri - Konark - Puri - Pipili - Bhubaneshwar|
Orissa is one of the States in India, which can boast of a vast tribal population belonging to diverse races and culture. It has the second largest concentration of Tribals and constitutes an impressive 23 percent of the total population of the state. In the last few decades the veil has been ripped of the Tribal heart and of Orissa. Ethnic curio seekers, Anthropologists, Sociologists and Missionaries-they have all from time to time tried to penetrate the mystery surrounding the tribes of Orissa. Of these Tribes, the most numerous are the Kondh, the Paraja, the Gadabas, Koya and the famous Bonda tribes.
DAY 01 :
Our services will be start your arrival at New Delhi International Airport, on arrival inside the airport, you will meet the representative from tourpackagesinindia, later drive to hotel, check in formalities. Rest of the time leisure for relax. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 :
Breakfast at hotel later transfer to airport, to connect flight to Bhuvaneshwar. Upon arrival at Bhubaneshwar the representative from tourpackagesinindia will meet to inside the airport, transfer to the hotel. After take a shower commence half day tour of the city that includes the 2nd century B.C. Jain monk Caves at the twin hills of Khandagiri and Udaygiri, tribal museum etc. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
DAY 03 :
(300 Km, 5-6 Hrs Drive+ Visit) :
Breakfast at hotel, than drive to Baliguda. Baliguda is in the district of Phulbani, through the beautiful countryside road full with small mountains of Sal forest, one of the entry point to the tribal highland of Orrisa. En-route visit weavers village at Itamati and some of the typical Orissan villages. Arrive at the hotel in the evening. Overnight at Baliguda.
DAY 04 :
Today after breakfast you will make a visit to the Barakhamba area to trek to some of the remote villages of tattooed face Desia Kondh tribes. you can trek short or long trek as you wish .Overnight at Baliguda.
DAY 05 :
(200 Km / 4-5 Hrs Drive + Visit) :
After breakfast you will depart to Belghar area visit of a few Kuttiya Kondha Tribal Villages & Weekly Market at Kothagarh. Proceed to explore the villages of the primitive Kutia kondh Tribes, once famous for the human sacrifice. Living in the mountain / forest cores are friendly tribal community. Lunch on the way. Drive down to Rayaguda. Arrive in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06 :
(215 Km / 5 Hrs Drive + Visit) :
Trek to most primitive Dongria Kondh villages in the Niyamgiri hills. You can also see and enjoy the Dongria Kondhs men and women coming down from their mountains with different kinds of fruits and animals etc. to the weekly market. After visiting their villages , you can come down to see their interesting weekly tribal market where they mix with other community. The weekly market at Chatikona where Doms, Desias and Dongoriya Kondhas barter is an interesting event to watch. Later drive on to Jeypore. Enroute Kani tribal village. Overnight in Jeypore.
DAY 07 :
(160 Km / 4-5 Hrs Drive + Visit) :
Morning the area we visit is the home of the approximately 6000 members of the fierce Bondas (naked people). They live in the remote hills and keep themselves isolated. They grow rice by shifting cultivation and keep domesticated cows and goats. They can only be seen when they come to trade at the local market, and we must time our visit to coincide with the weekly market day on Thursday. The Bonda women are noticeable by their bead necklaces, striking brass and silver necklets and their shaved heads decorated with plaits of Palmyra leaves. You will also see the colourful Godabas,parajas and mali tribes. Afternoon drive back to Jeypore enroute visiting the pottery village Bapaniguda,Siriguda and Paraja tribal village at Lamptaput. Overnight at Hotel at Jeypore.
DAY 08 :
Breakfast at hotel, later proceed to witness the biggest tribal weekly market of Sanaparoja & Mali tribes in Kunduli 65 km away via Sunabeda. It is a very colorful market. Later drive down to Nandapur to visit village of Sanaparoja tribes. Visit village khilua. Saana Padar, Bada Padar with small trekking and later drive down to Jeypore.
DAY 09 :
(160 Km / 3-4 hrs Drive + Visit) :
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Machkund, soft trek to primitive Boro Gadaba villages. Watch the traditional dance called Dhemsa. Back to Jeypore enroute Lamtaput market. Overnight in Jeypore.
DAY 10 :
(140 Kms / 3-4 hrs Drive + Visit) :
Breakfast. Drive to Rayagada enroute visiting some Desia kondh/paraja villages and also the Jagannath Temple & Tribal Museum at Koraput (The Jagannath Temple is a new temple built on 1972. Here Non Hindus are allowed inside the Temples and all activities are similar to Jagnnath Temple of Puri). Lunch on the way. Overnight at Rayagada.
DAY 11 :
(330 Km / 6-7 Hrs Drive + Visit) :
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Chilka enroute visiting the Soura tribal villages/market. also visit Taptapani on your way, 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. A hot spring which till dates the local habitat use on a mark of Blessing. Overnight at Chilka.
DAY 12 :
(120 Kms / 3 Hrs Drive) :
Morning boat drive into chilka lake , the largest brackish Water Lake in Asia. In winter Chilika aflutter with thousands of migratory birds as far as from Siberia. Visit Nalabana bird sanctuary, honeymoon island , Later also visit a few fishing village at Chilka -Lake, so that you are able to see the fishermen at work, who came here in search of prawns, mackerel, and crabs. Reach Puri via Birnasingpur, Tenta ( Nice Road ). walk to a typical Orissan village. Savour their hospitality. Evening relax on the beach Overnight in Puri.
DAY 13 :
(115 Kms / 2hrs Drive + Visit) :
Morning after breakfast visit of Lord jagannath temple, Sankaracharya's Maths located on the downtown area of Puri & later drive to Konark (about 35kms) to visit the temple Chariot of the Sun God, built by King Langula Narasimha Deva in the 13th century AD in the golden era of Orissa art. Late afternoon visit Ragurajpur artisan villages & also some other villages with houses, decorated with Chita's for Goddess Lakshmi. Overnight at Puri.(Distance-110kms Drive Time-2hours+visit).
DAY 14 :
After breakfast proceed to Bhubanswar enroute visiting the colourful appliqué village of Pipili where you can see the colouful Orissan handicrafts and Dhauli peace pagoda famous for the Ashokan rock edicts dating back to 2nd century B:C .afternoon visit of some of the ancient temples of Bhubanswar belonging to (7th – 11th ) century A.D. like Lingaraja temple, Parasurameswara temple, Mukteswara temple, Bramheswara temple, Raja-Rani temple etc. Overnight in Bhubaneshwar.
DAY 15 :
After breakfast transfer to Bhubaneshwar Airport to board flight to Delhi, on arrival meet to our representative, transfer to hotel. Rest of the time leisure for individual activities.
DAY 16 :
After breakfast full day Old and New Delhi combined sightseeing, visit Red Fort (Monday Closed) Chandani Chowk, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat & Government Buildings. Post lunch visit Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Lotus Temple (Monday Closed). After farewell dinner transfer to international airport, connect flight to your onward destination.