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Orissa Tribal Tour

orissa tribal tour

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days

Destination: Kolkata Bhubaneshwar Balliguda Rayagada Chatikona - Jeypore Chatikona - Taptapani Puri Bhubaneshwar

Day 01 Arrive Kolkata
Meeting and greetings on arrival at Kolkata's international Airport and transfer to the hotel for check in. Rest of the day free to relax from long train ride.

Kolkata - The city is the plinth for great architectural and constructional feats. These places presents a definite epoch, an important figure or faith, presents the historical account of the bygone days. The impressions embedded throughout the city are still fresh and not more than 300 years old. Unlike other places of attractions the city have not been gifted by any ruler or dynasty. The places of interest as such encompasses diverse fields and faculties.

Day 02 At Kolkata
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for a full day guided tour to visit Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Fort William, Eden Garden, Birla Planetarium, Kali Mandir, Howrah Bridge, Belur Math, Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Botanical Garden, Marble Palace, Tagore House, St. Paul's Cathedral.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 : Kolkata to Bhubaneswar Day train
Monring after an early breakfast at the hotel transfer to Railway Station to board day train to Bhubaneshwar. Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Bhubheshwar. Bhubaneshwar, the capital city of Orissa in East India and is famous for its beautiful temples. During your sightseeing tour of Bhubneshwar you will visit Mukteshwar temple, the Lingaraj temple, Rajarani temple, Brahmeswar temple and the Parasurameswar temple. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 : Bhubaneshwar to Balliguda - 7 hour drive
Morning after Breakfastat at the hotel hotel drive by car to BALLIGUDA to visit real villages of region. Balliguda falls in Phulbani district of Orissa - land of spectacular mountains, numerous villages of tribal culture and forests full of adventure activities and wildlife. While driving you may come across a Tiger, leoplard or a herd of Wile Elephant.

Arrive and check into your hotel / lodge for overnight stay. Rest of the afternoon free to relax or walk through the village and come closer to the locals.

Day 05 : Balliguda to Rayagada - 4 hour drive
After breakfast at the hotel drive to RAYAGUDA enroute visiting famous Kondh tribes & their villages. Kondh tribe is the biggest tribe or region (around 1 million). Kondh Tribes are known for Human Sacrifice in the past. (now buffalo's are being sacrificed in place of humans). Kondhs life is full of festivities. The important festivals are at the time of sowing and harvesting. The Kodhs belong to the Dravidian group and speak Kui language.Their weapon is bow and arrow by which they defend themselves from wild animals. Visit the weekly tribal market if you are there on the day. Arrive and check into the hotel / lodge. Rest of the day will be spend walking through the village and meet some of the locals.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 : Rayaguda to Chatikona to Jeypore 4 hours drive
Moring after breakfast at the hotel proceed to visit Chatikona where will visit colorful weekly tribal market (takes place on Wednesday) of Donghria Kondh tribes. Market is full of men and women doing their business in their traditional dress. Women wearing colorful costumes and jewellery and of course their barter system.

Late morning / afternoon drive to Jeypore enroute visit settlements of Tribes in lower land. Arrive and check into the hotel / lodge.

Day 07 : Day tour Onukudelli 2 hours each way
Morning after breakfast at the hotel drive to Onukudelli visit settlement of Bonda tribes most rudest and possibly the most interesting. The scanty dress of Bonda women and homicidal tendency of Bonda males make them most fascinating people. Thus they stand in sharp contrasts from the neighboring castes and tribes of Orissa. The Bonda call themselves-Remo and speak a very difficult Austro-Asiatic language.they are generally agriculturists and expert cultivators. The irrigated and terraced paddy fields on high hills prove their skill in rice cultivation.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 : Day tour to Praja & Sana Tribes - 02 Hrs each way
Morning after breakfast the hotel proceed for full day visit of Paraja and Sona tribe- weekly tribal market on Friday and villages. The Paraja tribe are found are found here and they speak Parji (local language). The Parajas have a number of totemistic septs like Bokda-goat, Bagh- Tiger, Netan-dog, Panki-dove etc. Praja Tribes worship numerous Gods and Goddesses residing in hills. Wedding celebration is big in Pranjas and they celebrate by dancing and singing.

Day 09 : Day Tour to Lamtaput - 02 Hrs each way
Morning after breakfast the hotel proceed for full day visit of Lamptaput area to visit the Gadabba tribe and their weekly tribal market which takes place on Saturday. The Gadabba tribes are one of the most colorful tribe of the state. They are one of the early settlers of the country and believe to the origin of the time of Ramayana. They are generally seen in the adjoining mountain tracts of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. They speak a language locally know as Gutab. They are the origin of the land and are not a migrated. They love living in big villages together with others.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : Jeypore to Rayagada - 04 hour drive
Morning after relaxed breakfast at the hotel drive back to Rayaguda. While driving back you will have another chance to visit more Tribal villages. Arrive and check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11 : Rayagada to Raptapani - 04 hour drive
After breakfast checkout and drive for Taptapnai enroute visitng the Saora tribes and their lifestyles.The Saora tribes are also one of the early settlers and trace their origin to Mahabarat. lunch enroute. Arrive in the evening and check in to Taptapani-Toursit Bungalow. Overnight.

Day 12 : Taptapani to Chilka Lake to Puri - 05 hour drive
Morning after relaxed breakfast at the hotel drive to Puri enroute visiting Chilka Lake- the largest brackish water lake in Asia-spreading over 1200 sq kms and is famous for its migratory birds come from as far as Siberia during winter months. You may opt to take cruise to see Irawaddi Dophins in this lake (minimum cruise time is 2 hours). After visiting continue on to Puri and check into one of the Beach Resort for overnight stay.

Day 13: At Puri
Breakfast at the resort. Later relaxed visit the Jagannath Temple and craftsmen village leisurely. Rest of the day free to relax by the beach or explore Puri on your own. Overnight at the resort.

Day 14: Puri to Konarka to Bhubaneshwar - 02 hours drive
Morning after breakfast drive to Bubaneshwar enroute visiting Famous Sun Temple at Konark - the Black Pagoda", standing in solitary splendour amongst the sand dunes. The temple is the most striking example of Kalinga architecture and is designed as a huge chariot of the Sun God. Temple has been constructed with twelve pairs of wheels and drawn by seven exquisitely carved and ornamented horses, the now-ruined monument stands in magnificent

Arrive Bhubaneshwar and check into the hotel. Afternoon tour of Bhubaneshwar and some time free for self exploration. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 Depart Bhubaneshwar
Transfer to the airport or railway station to board flight for train for onward destination or a home bound flight via Kolkata, Delhi or Mumbai.