- IDEAL TIME TO TRAVEL: July to April
- THEME: Tribal culture, adventure, History
- PRICE: On request
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Day 2: Kolkata sightseeing
Enjoy a full day guided sightseeing tour of Kolkata, your first day of sightseeing in Odisha tribal tour. Visit Eden Garden, India’s oldest cricket stadium. It holds the reputation of being the second largest stadium in the world. Visit the Victoria Memorial hall built in honour of queen Victoria. The hall was first opened to the public in 1921. The memorial hall museum displays artefacts and paintings from all the over the world. Visit other monuments like Belur Math and marble house in the city. Night at hotel in Kolkata.
Highlight of the day: Victoria Memorial, Eden Garden, Marble House
Day 3: Kolkata / Bhubaneshwar (by flight)
The next destination in your Odisha tribal tour is Bhubaneshwar. After breakfast transfer to Kolkata airport for flight to Bhubaneshwar. Arrive Bhubaneshwar airport, assistance on arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Temple city of Bhubaneshwar. Important landmarks in Bhubaneshwar are Lingaraj Temple, Raja Rani temple, and Tribal museum. The important temples in Bhubaneshwar date back to 7th century to 12th century. Your visit to the Tribal museum will give you an insight on tribal culture and their life. You will have an opportunity to visit Khandagiri and Udayagiri caves that belong to pre-historic period. Night at hotel in Bhubaneshwar.
Highlight of the day: Lingaraj Temple, Raja Rani Temple, Khandagiri Caves
After visit continue to drive to Puri, on arrival check-in at the hotel. Night at hotel in Puri
Highlight of the day: Konark Sun Temple
Day 5: Puri
Morning, sightseeing tour of Jagannath Temple. The 12th-century temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath. This is a live Hindu temple. People from other religion are not allowed in the premises of this temple. You will have a clear view of the temple and premises from a high rise platform in an adjoining building. Later drive to Raghurajpur artist village. The village is renowned for the Pattachitra painters (an art form depict the life of lord Krishna).
After visit return to your hotel. Rest of the day free on the beach. Night at hotel in Puri.
Highlight of the day: Jagannath Temple
Day 6: Puri – Gopalpur (by surface, 175 km / 4 hrs drive)
After a leisurely breakfast drive to Gopalpur. Gopalpur is a small port town with beautiful beaches. Your stay at Gopalpur will give you a relaxed stay before your enter into the tribal area. You may choose to spend a leisurely afternoon on the beach of Gopalpur. Night at hotel.
Day 7: Gopalpur – Rayagada (by surface, 225 km / 5 hrs drive)
From today onwards you will have an amazing experience of tribal life and culture in your Odisha tribal tour of East Indian holidays. Morning, drive to Rayagada. En route visit hot sulphur spring and Tibetan refugee settlement in Taptapani. Visit Saura Tribal villages. The Saura tribes are mainly concentrated in this locality. They trace their origin in the epic Ramayana.
After visit continue to drive to Rayagada. Arrive Rayagada and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Rayagada.
Highlight of the day: Saura tribal village
Day 8: Rayagada – Dukum – Rayagada
On this day of your Odisha tribal tour enjoy an excursion to Dukum for visit Desia Kondh on the Tuesday market shopping (This is a weekly market and happens on Tuesday only). You will have an opportunity to visit Dokra Crafts village at Jhigidi.
After visit drive back to Rayagada. Night at hotel in Rayagada.
Highlight of the day: Desia Kondh, Weekly market, Paraja tribes
Day 9: Rayagada – Chatikona – Jeypore (by surface, 135 km / 5 hrs drive)
Morning drive to Jeypore, en route visit Chatikona for see Dongriya Kondh Tribes doing shopping in Wednesday weekly market. Dongriya Kondh is considered to be the most primitive tribes in Odisha. They are known for human sacrifice in the past. They practice elaborate birth, marriage and death rituals.
After visit continue to drive to Jeypore. Check-in at the hotel on arrival. Night at hotel in Jeypore
Highlight of the day: Kondh tribe
Day 10: Jeypore – Ankundali – Jeypore
After breakfast drive to Ankundali to see Bonda Tribes in Thursday weekly market. It is interesting to see this colourful tribe and their shopping commodities. Watch them coming down from their villages with pots, baskets, and goods on their head for selling. After the market is over, drive back to the hotel in Jeypore.
Highlight of the day: Bonda Tribes
Day 11: Jeypore – Kunduli – Jeypore
Today is the last day of Odisha tribal tour to visit tribals in Kunduli. Morning, excursion to Kunduli to see Paraja Tribes on their weekly market on Friday. Kunduli is considered the biggest market in the tribal region. After visit drive back to Jeypore. Night at hotel
Highlight of the day: Paraja tribes
Day 12: Jeypore – Vishakhapatnam (by surface, 240 km / 5 hrs drive)
Vishakhapatnam – Kolkata ( by flight)
After early breakfast drive to Vishakhapatnam for your flight to Kolkata. Arrive Kolkata and connect to your international flight. Your Odisha tribal tour comes to an end.
You will have wide range of hotel choice in Kolkata and Bhubaneshwar only. There will be medium to budget range hotels in rest of the tour. We shall provide small theme hotels to give you a real charm of Tribal Tour.
Suggested hotels in different categories
Hotels may change at the time of confirmation depending on availability status. We shall provide best alternative hotels/room categories in this case.
Note: Above are suggested hotels and we shall customize tour according to your choice of hotels.
We shall include hotel accommodation, transportation and sightseeing in your tour cost. Apart from these basic inclusions, we can include other items of your personal interest.
Accommodation as per itinerary – Double room, twin bedroom or single room in your choice of hotel
Daily Breakfast at hotel
All meals during tour in tribal region
Visit Tribal market
Visit Tribal village
Entry fee at listed monuments and tourist places
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