Tribes of Orissa

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi – Bhubaneswar – Konark – Puri – Gopalpur – Rayagada – Jeypore – Vizag – Delhi

Day To Day Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Traditional welcome by our executive on your arrival at Delhi’s airport followed by transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today morning explore and experience the capital of Muslim India between the 12th and 20th centuries, the Old Delhi. We shall stop at the Red Fort for a photo shoot and then take a Rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of the Old Delhi up to the nearby Jama Masjid Mosque, the largest in India, has a courtyard that can hold 25,000 worshippers. The pay a poignant visit to Rajghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation and a memorial to this humble man who so changed the world.

In the afternoon we explore India’s bustling capital city the New Delhi visiting the Vijay Chowk, “Victory Square”, stopover at the Presidential Palace with its intriguing combination of classical and Indian design elements and the India Gate memorializing Indian soldiers who died in World War I. Then travel far back in time at Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating from 1570 AD and the first garden-tomb on the Indian sub-continent and lastly visit the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world.

Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi – Bhubaneswar (By Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
In time transfer to the airport to connect flight to Bhubaneswar. At Bhubaneswar airport ur representative will meet and assist for transfer to your hotel.

Bhubaneswar is known as the ‘City of Temples’ where one can explore more than 700 ancients temples. The most important temples of Bhubaneswar are the Parasurameswar Temple (7th Cenutry AD), the Mukteswar Temple (10th Century AD), the Rajarani Temple (11th Century A D) and the most significant of them all, the Lingaraj Temple (11th Century AD).

Overnight at hotel Bhubaneswar.

Day 04: Bhubaneswar – Konark – Puri
Today morning after breakfast start your drive to Puri, en-route visit Dhauli the Budhist stupa / Peace Pagoda, Pipli – the appliqué work village and Konark Sun Temple – famously known as Black Pagoda.
Continue drive to Puri and on arrival check into the hotel. Relax on the golden beach of Puri.

Overnight at hotel in Puri.

Day 05: Puri – Chilika – Puri
Early morning walk on the sandy beach and enjoy the sunrise. Post breakfast proceed to visit the Vishnu temple (Known as Jagannath Temple) from the roof- top to get spectacular views & photos (Non-Hindus are not allowed inside).

Then proceed to visit Chilika lake in Satpada. Boat cruise to explore friendly Irrawady Dolphins.
Overnight at hotel in Puri.

Day 07: Puri – Gopalpur
After breakfast check out and drive to Chilika Lake at Barkul (the largest Ramsar site of Asia and famous for its migratory birds). Take the boat cruise to visit the birds’ island & temple island.

Then proceed to Gopalpur and on reaching Gopalpur check in to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Gopalpur.

Day 08: Gopalpur – Taptapani – Rayagada
Breakfast at the hotel.
Start your drive to Rayagada, en-route visit Taptapani the Hot Sulpher Spring & Saura tribal villages .On arrival at Rayagada, check in to the hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Rayagada.

Day 09: Rayagada – Chatikona – Jeypore
After breakfast drive down to Chatikona to watch the interesting colorful weekly market of Dongriya Kondh Tribe (weekly market commence on Wednesdays only). They live in the high slopes of the Niyamagiri Hills.

Later drive to Jeypore and on arrival check in to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Jeypore.

Day 10: Jeypore
After breakfast, drive to Onukadeli to visit the famous Bonda Tribe (weekly market commence on Thursdays only), who comes once every week for their weekly market. It is a unique opportunity to see such a colorful concentration of the Bonda tribals at one place. Most interesting is to watch the Bonda woman in their colorful jewelries, marketing their craft commodities. Then drive back to Jeypore.

Overnight at hotel in Jeypore.

Day 11: Jeypore – Kunduli- Vizag
After breakfast, drive to Kunduli to visit the weekly market of Paraja tribe (weekly market commence on Fridays only). It is one of the biggest market of the tribal area.

Later in the afternoon drive to Vizag.
Overnight at hotel in Vizag.

Day 12: Vizag – Delhi (By Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
In time transfer to the airport to connect your flight to Delhi.

On reaching Delhi you will wait at the airport for your late evening/night flight back home.

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