Odisha Tribal Tour - Explore Weekly Tribal Marketplaces & Temples
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Product Code : AGORA579
Embark on an adventurous Odisha Tribal Tour, where you will delve into the vibrant cultures and traditions of indigenous tribes. Explore weekly tribal marketplaces, including the famous Bonda and Dongaria Kondh markets, to witness their unique way of life. Discover ancient temples in Bhubaneswar and marvel at the intricate architecture. Immerse yourself in the rich tribal heritage and create unforgettable memories on this captivating journey.
Day 1: Bhubaneswar
Upon arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Later, embark on a city tour of Bhubaneswar, visiting famous temples such as Lingaraj Temple, Rajarani Temple, and Mukteshwar Temple. Explore the architectural marvels and ancient sculptures that adorn these temples. Then, proceed to Dhauli to witness the rock edicts of Emperor Ashoka and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Bhubaneswar - Baliguda (260kms)
After breakfast, drive to Baliguda through scenic countryside roads. Experience the beauty of lush green landscapes and visit traditional Oriya villages along the way. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Enjoy lunch and dinner at the hotel and immerse yourself in the local culture.
Day 3: Baliguda - Rayagada (180kms)
Visit the Barkhama village known for the unique tattooed faces of the ethnic Kutia Khonds tribe. Discover the vibrant traditions and colorful culture of the Kutia Khond people. Later, drive to Rayagada and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Rayagada - Jeypore (220kms)
Embark on a journey to the weekly marketplace of the Dongaria Kondh tribe in Chatikona (if it's a Wednesday). Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and witness the unique traditions of the tribe. En route to Jeypore, visit the Koraput Tribal Museum. Arrive in Jeypore and check in at your hotel.
Day 5: Jeypore
Drive to the Onukuadelli weekly marketplace of the Bonda tribe (if it's a Thursday). Witness the Bonda women adorned with silver bands, colorful beads, and bangles. Next, visit the Lamtaput village inhabited by the Gadaba tribe known for their colorful attire and traditional jewelry. Return to Jeypore for lunch and dinner.
Day 6: Jeypore
Visit the Kunduli marketplace known for the Sana Parojas and Malis tribes (if it's a Friday). Experience the vibrant atmosphere and interact with the local tribes. Next, drive to Nandapur, the ancient capital of Jeypore, famous for its throne of 32 steps. Return to Jeypore for lunch and dinner.
Day 7: Jeypore - Taptapani (280kms)
Drive to Taptapani, stopping at a Bada Paroja tribal village. Observe the well-dressed Paroja tribe and their unique ornaments. Continue the drive to Taptapani, a picturesque place surrounded by mountains, forests, and a sulfur spring. Check in at your hotel and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Day 8: Taptapani - Puri (230kms)
Drive to Puri and visit the enchanting Chilika Lake, the second largest brackish water lagoon in the world. Enjoy a boat ride amidst the colorful migratory birds and serene waters. Continue the drive to Puri and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 9: Puri - Bhubaneswar (65kms)
Embark on an excursion to the famous Konark Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the magnificent 13th-century temple known for its exquisite architectural beauty. Later, drive back to Bhubaneswar airport for your onward journey.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 8 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 8 nights accommodation
Bhubaneswar x 1 night
3* - Kalinga Ashok/ The HHI
4* - Fortune Park Sishmo/ Mayfair Convention
5* - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel
Baliguda x 1 night
Hotel Santosh Bhawan/ Hotel Patakhanda (Basic 3 star facility hotel)
Rayagada x 1 night
Hotel Sai International/ Hotel Tejasvi International (Basic 3 star facility hotel)
Jeypore x 3 nights
3*/4*/5* - Hotel Hello Jeypore/ Hotel Madhumati (Basic 3 star facility hotel)
Taptapani x 1 night
Ripa House/ Tibetan Bungalow, Chandragiri (Basic 3 star facility hotel)
Puri x 1 night
3* - Toshali Sands/ Blue Lily Beach Resort
4* - The Hans Coco Palms/ The Chariot Resort & spa
5* - Mayfair Waves
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.