Orissa Cultural & Tribal Tour Explore some of the most beautiful Cultural & Tribal Tours of Orissa.
Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneswar
Arrival at Bhubaneswar airport & transfer to hotel. Later visit to Khandagiri & Udaigiri caves. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar
Morning sight seeing of Rajarani, Brahmeswar, Mukteswar, Parsurameswar & Lingaraj temple. Also visit to State Museum (Closed on Monday) & Tribal Museum (Closed on Monday). Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Bhubaneswar - Gopalpur
Morning drive to Gopalpur enroute visit Olasingh weaving village. On arrival at Gopalpur, chk into resort. Rest of the day relax on the sea beach. Overnight at resort.
Day 04: Gopalpur - Taptapani - Rayagada
Morning drive to Rayagada enroute visit Taptapani hot sulphric spring. On arrival chk into hotel. Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 05: Rayagada
Drive to Dukum (near Bisamkatak) to visit weekly market of Desia kondh (Tuesday only). Later visit to Dokra crafts village at Jhigidi. Return back to Rayagada. Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 06: Rayagada - Chatikona - Jeypor
After breakfast drive to Chatikona to watch the interesting colourful weekly market of Dongriya Kondh Tribes (Wednesday only). This tribe is one of the most primitive tribe of the Kondh's 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 - Onkadelli - Jeypore
After breakfast, drive to Ankadelli to visit the famous Bonda tribes (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 (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 - Goplapur
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). 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 & is 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 - Bhubaneswar
Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar enroute visit Konark sun temple. On way back visit to Pipili applique village & Dhauli peace pagoda. On arrival chk into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Bhubaneswar
Morning visit to Nandankanan zoo (Closed on Monday) Later afternoon visit to the Ekamra Haat / Stone craving centre. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Bhubaneswar - Nuapatna - Sadaibarani - Dhenkanal
Morning drive to Dhenkanal enroute visit Sadaibarani Dokra metal work & Nuapatna weaving village. On arrival chk into the Palace. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Dhenkanal.
Day 15: Dhenkanal
Full day local sight seeing of Dhenkanal includeing visit to Joranda Mahima temple. Overnight at Dhenkanal Palace.
Day 16: Dhenkanal - Ratnagiri - Lalitgiri - Udaigiri - Bhubaneswar
Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar enroute visit Buddhist diamond triangle of Ratnagiri-Lalitgiri & Udaigiri. on arrival chk into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Bhubaneswar - Onward Journey
Morning in time drop at airport to board the flight for onwards journey.
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