Tribal Tour (Odisha & Chattisgarh)
Package price 1855 per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA174
This incredibly unique tour takes travelers on a tailor made journey into the tribes and villages of India where the lesser-known, but nonetheless important, traditions and customs of local communities reveal fascinating cultural insight. Discover sections of India’s society that casual tourists rarely get to witness as you meet the tribes living within the market & villages situated between Orissa & Chhattisgarh. The tribes including the Baiga, Maria, Dhurwa, Kondh, Paraja and Koraput.
Day 1: Arrival at Bhubaneswar
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport assistance and transfer to hotel. Later city tour visiting famous temples including Rajarani, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Brahmeswar & Lingaraj (Foreigners and non-Hindus are not allowed inside the sanctum sanctorum). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 2: Bhubaneswar - Khandagiri - Udaigiri - Dhauli - Pipli - Raghurajpur - Puri
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Puri via visiting Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves (the oldest rock cut caves). Further drive to visit Dhauli peace pagoda, Pipli the applique work village & Raghurajpur craft village. Arrive Puri check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight at beach resort.
Day 3: Puri - Konark - Puri
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Jagannath temple (non hindus are not allowed inside the sanctum sanctorum). Then drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple (UNESCO world heritage site). Enroute visit Ramchandi temple, Chandrabhaga beach & fishermens village. Return back to Puri, visit beach market. Overnight at beach resort.
Day 4: Puri - Chilika - Gopalpur
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Chilika lake at Barkul (the largest brackish water lake). At Chilika take the boat cruies to explore the birds island & Nalabana island. Then proceed to Gopalpur and check in at hotel. Overnight at beach resort.
Day 5: Gopalpur - Taptapani - Saura Tribe - Rayagada
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Rayagada enroute visit Taptapani the hot sulpheric spring & Saura tribal villages. On arrival at Rayagada check in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Rayagada - Bisamkatak - Rayagada
Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Dukum (near Bisamkatak) to visit weekly market of Desia kondh Tribe (weekly market commence on Tuesday only). Later visit to Dokra crafts village at Jhigidi. Return back to Rayagada. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Rayagada - Chatikona - Jeypore
Breakfast at hotel drive down to Chatikona to watch the interesting colourful weekly market of Dongriya Kondh Tribes (weekly market commence on 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.
Day 8: Jeypore - Ankadelli - Jeypore
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Ankadelli to visit the famous Bonda tribes (weekly market commence on Thursday only), who comes once every week for their weekly market. It is a unique opportunity to see such a colourful concentration of typical tribals at one place. Most interesting is to watch the Bonda woman in their colourful Jewellaries and marketing commodities. Then drive back to Jeypore. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Jeypore - Kunduli - Jagdalpur
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Kunduli to visit the weekly market of Paraja tribes (weekly market commence on Friday only) . It is the biggest market of the tribal area. Then visit Jagannath Temple & tribal meusem at Korapute. Lunch at Jeypore. Then drive to Jagdalpur on way, visit the Kotapada (a weaving village). Permit require to enter into chittigarh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Jagdalpur
Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit Kanger Valley National Park. Then drive to Mardoom to see the tribal market of Maria & Muria tribes. Then drive to Chitrakoot Water Falls (known as Niagra of Chhatisgarh). Drive back to Jagdalpur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Jagdalpur - Kanker
Breakfast at hotel, visit to Kondagaon (Rot iron craft centre). Then visit to Narayanpur Sunday market also see cockfight. Then proceed to Kanker and check in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Kanker - Sirpur - Raipur
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Sirpur enroute visit to Champaner & Rajim. Then visit to Sirpur Buddhist site and proceed to Raipur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Departure Transfer
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport.
12 Nights / 13 Days accommodation in offered hotels or similar (standard room).
Daily breakfast at hotel in each package price.
Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with chauffeur as per tour program.
Monuments Entrances of sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary.
Activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car
Permit charges to visit tribal Villages
Accompanied English speaking tour guide for all day service.
Applicable GST (government taxes).
Hotels used or similar
Bhubaneswar x 1 nights
3* - Kalinga Ashok/ The HHI
4* - Fortune Park Sishmo/ Mayfair Convention
5* - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel
Puri x 2 nights
3* - Toshali Sands/ Blue Lily Beach Resort
4* - The Hans Coco Palms/ The Chariot Resort & spa
5* - Mayfair Waves
Gopalpur x 1 night
3* & 4* - Palm Resort/ Panthnivas Gopalpur
5* - Mayfair Palm Beach Resort
Rayagada x 2 nights
3*, 4* & 5* - Hotel Tejasvi International/ Hotel Sai International
Jeypore x 2 nights
3*, 4* & 5* - Hotel Hello Jeypore/ Sai Krishna
Jagdalpur x 2 nights
3*, 4* & 5* - Bastar Jungle Resort/ Ganpati Resort
Kanker x 1 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Kanker Palace Heritage/ Kanker Palace Cottages
Raipur x 1 night
3* - Hotel Babylon Inn/ Singhania Sarovar Portico
4* - Clarks Inn Suites/ Zone by the Park
5* - Hyatt Raipur/ Courtyard by Marriott Raipur
Note: There are no 4 star or 5 star hotels in Rayagada, Jeypore, Jagdalpur & Kanker.
Any air fare
Camera charges at monuments
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.