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Orissa Tribal Tour
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East India
Orissa Tribal Tour 14 nights/ 15 days

Trip Route
Bhubaneshwar – Bhitarkanika – Bhubaneshwar- Puri- Gopalpur- Rayagada-Jeypore – Visakhapatnam -Kolkata/Delhi

Trip Plan

Day 01 Arrival Bhubaneshwar
Arrive Bhubaneshwar. Meet and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 Bhubaneshwar-Chandbali- Bhitarkanika
Morning drive to Chandbali . Afternoon board the boat to Bhitarkanika. Overnight at Forest Rest House.

Day 03 Bhitarkanika
Full day visit the park by boat to enjoy the beautiful nature of world & Crocodile sanctury. See the different wildlife. Overnight at Forest Rest House.

Day 04 Bhitarkanika -Bhubaneshwar
Transfer to Rajnagar / Gupti by Boat and later drive to Bhubaneshwar enroute visiting Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri Budhist circuit .Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 Bhubaneshwar
Morning visit Bhubaneshwar city temples of Lingaraj , Mukteswar , Parsurameswar and Rajarani. Afternoon visit Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 Bhubaneshwar-Puri
Drive to Puri enroute visiting Dhauli Santi Stupa , Pipili famous for Applique Work, and Konark Sun Temple. Evening free at beach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07 Puri -Gopalpur
Morning visit Jaganath temples (from outside for non Hindus) and later drive to Gopalpur enroute visiting Raghurajpur (Craft village ) and Chilka Lake at Barkul. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 Gopalpur
Morning visit fisherman’s village & afternoon relax at beach for own activity. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 Gopalpur-Rayagada
Drive to Rayagada enroute visiting Taptapani Hotspring, Langia Saura Tribal village and tribes. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 Rayagada
Full day excursion to Tumudi Bandh to see the Kotgad Tribal market and village to see the Kutia Kondh Tribes. Overnight at the hotel. (Market only Thursdays).

Day 11 Rayagada -Jeypore
Drive to Jeypore enroute visiting Dongariya Kondh Tribal Market at Chatikona. Overnight at the hotel. *Dongariya Kondh is a very primitive tribe living the top of the mountain. (Market only Wednesday).

Day 12 Jeypore
Full day excursion to Onukadeli colourful tribal market to see Bonda, Gadaba & Didayi Tribes. (Market only Thursdays) Bonda and Gadaba are most primitive & colourful tribes of Orissa. Their marriage tradition is unique and Economic life is based on agriculture Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 Jeypore
Full day visit to Kunduli market and visit Paraja tribal villages. Parajas are well known major tribes of Orissa in the name of Bada paraja & Sana paraja. (Market is only Friday) Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 Jeypore-Visakhapatnam
Drive to Visakhapatnam enroute visiting Gupteswar & some tribal village of Dhurba. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 Visakhapatnam-Kolkata/Delhi (departure)
Morning visit Simanchal temples and later departure transfer to airport to board flight to Kolkata/ Delhi.

Best Season: October-March

Important points

  1. Moderate fitness level is required, walks are about 5-7 hours daily with 2-3 breaks. Walks involve going down hill and moderate climbing also.
  2. There is no electricity at camps, we provide lanterns and flash lights.
  3. Every tent is provided with shower tent with hot showers by bags in evening and dry pit toilets.
  4. Fresh Indian meals are served in camps.
  5. There is no phone connectivity at camps.
  6. There is no laundry service at the mobile camps.

East India
Orissa Tribal Tour Cities
Orissa is blessed with around 500 km long coastline and has some of the most beautiful beaches, exquisite temples, superb monuments, enchanting wildlife and natural landscapes. The lush green forest cover of Orissa plays host to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including the famed Royal Bengal Tiger. Amidst the picturesque hills and valleys nestle a number of breathtaking waterfalls that attract visitors from all over. The state has the largest variety of tribal communities, which are at various stages of socio-economic development.

Bhitarakanika Sanctuary, located in the second largest mangrove forest in the country, has protected the estuarine crocodiles since 1975. The sanctuary is a natural habitat of a lot of wild creatures like Crocodiles, King Cobra, Pythons, Wild Pigs, Rhesus Monkey, Sambars, Spotted Deer etc. There is a Crocodile Breeding Farm at Dangmal.

Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Orissa, is also popularly known as the “Temple City of India”. Bhubaneshwar is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. Hundreds of temples dot the landscape of the Old Town, which once boasted of more than 2000 temples. Bhubaneshwar is the place where temple building activities of Orissan style flowered from its very inception to its fullest culmination extending over a period of over one thousand years. Just 7 kms west of Bhubaneshwar are the twin hills of Khandagiri and Udaygiri, the next major Orissan historical monument after Ashoka’s rock-cut edict.

Puri, located on the eastern coast of India in the state of Orissa is one of the four sacred places of pilgrimage for Hindus. It is surrounded by Khudra district in the west, Sambalpur in the south and Bhubaneswar in the north. Besides being famous for its renowned temples, Puri is also well-known for its white sandy beaches on the shores of Bay of Bengal.

The temple city of Konark is situated in the eastern state of Orissa at a distance of around 65 km from Bhubaneswar and 35 km from Puri. Renowned for its magnificent sun temple, Konark is also a lovely beach resort. Built in the 13th Century, here a colossal image of the chariot of the Sun, drawn by seven horses and 24 wheels symbolizes the divisions of time. The intricate carvings on the walls and wheels of the chariot are unprecedented in history.

Gopalpur-on-sea, which is situated at a distance of 16 kms from Berhampur is one of the most pristine beaches of Orissa. Clusters of coconut and palm trees, sand dunes over grown with casuarinas plantation separate the beach from the blue waters. The gold sand of the blue sea here make the beach one of the most sought after beaches of the country.

Jeypore is the commercial nerve centre of Koraput district and has all facilities to serve as the convenient base for visiting the places of interest in and around. This district abounds in meadows, forests, waterfalls, terraced valleys and darting springs and is home to Orissa’s vast tribal population.

Visakhapatnam (also known locally as Vizag) is the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh. It is primarily an industrial city, but also attracts tourists due to its unspoilt sandy beaches and nearby scenic areas, such as the Araku Valley.

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