Odisha Culture And Tribals Tour

  11 Days & 10 Nights


3384Starting price per person
3384
Starting price per person

Overview

Odisha is the land of myths and legends; exotic and unexplored. This tour explores these aspects in this state of India that is endorsed by its ancient people who continue to inhabit their dwelling places in remote areas in deep forests and hilly interiors to keep their tribal traditions alive. We begin this tour by visiting Bhubaneswar, the city of temples, where as many as 1000 temples existed at one point in time. In the first part of our trip, we visit the rural part of Odisha to see the local tribes. Odisha has as many as 62 tribes that constitute an impressive 24 percent of the total population of the state. Their economy here is based on food gathering, hunting, and fishing, the activities that bind them to this forest region. The most primitive groups of Tribes which we see are Kutia Kondhs, Dongria Kondhs, and Bondas. Men and women come down from the mountains with different kinds of fruits and livestock to sell in the weekly. After visiting their villages we can also watch their interaction with other communities in these weekly markets. Bondas live in the remote hills and keep themselves isolated. They are normally seen only when they come to the local. Our visit must be timed to coincide with the weekly market day on Thursday. We also visit the spectacular temples of Jagannath at Puri and Sun Temple at Konark with very beautiful and intricate carvings. Later we reach Bhubaneswar from where we fly back in Kolkata, the city of joy which has a fascinating history that highlights its rich culture and literary flavors. The city survived even in the British era with a grace that can be seen even now. It’s a happening place where activities like fine arts, music, dance, theatre, and writing continue to flourish.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Airport/Railway Station Transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Parking/Toll/ Driver Bata/ Fuel cost
  • Transfer Cab GST/VAT/ Service Charges
  • Sightseeing & transfers by cab
  • 02 Bottles of packaged drinking water per day

Exclusions

  • Air/Train fare
  • All entry tickets
  • Early check-in & late checkout
  • Tips , laundry & Phone Call
  • Boating/ other activities
  • Camera fee
  • Alcoholic /Non Alcoholic Beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Itinerary Visit Guide

Arrival at Bhubaneswar. Later visit Bhubaneswar Lingaraj Temple, holy Bindu Sarovar and Kedareshwar Temple. Overnight Hotel.

Bhubaneswar – Lalitgiri – Khandagiri – Udayagiri – Bhubaneswar. Visit architectural heirloom of Lalitgiri, and Khandagiri and Udayagiri caves. Later return to the hotel in Bhubaneswar. Overnight Hotel.

DAY 03

GOPALPUR

This morning drive to Gopalpur. In the afternoon visit a gorgeous temple devoted to Lord Krishna in this dazzling town. The evening can be spent on the beach. Overnight Hotel.

DAY 04

RAYAGADA

Gopalpur – Rayagada. Drive to Rayagada. On way visit Langia Soura. Later visit Hathipathar, an elephant-shaped rock, and the attractive Kutia Kondh Tribe market. Overnight Hotel.

Rayagada.Full-day sightseeing program. Visit Minajhola and Manikeshwar Temple at Padampur; meet tribals. Overnight Hotel.

DAY 06

JEYPORE

Rayagada – Jeypore.Drive to Jeypore and check-in. Later visit Kali and Neelkantheswara temples. Optional visit to Jeypore Fort. Overnight Hotel.

Jeypore – Onukudelli – Jeypore. Visit Onukudelli and markets of Bonda, Gadaba and Didayee tribes. Return to Jeypore. Overnight Hotel.

Jeypore – Taptapani. Drive to Taptapani – a hot-water spring; en-route visit some of the other tribal communities. Later transfer to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day free. Overnight Hotel.

DAY 09

PURI

Taptapani – Chilka Lake – Puri (Saturday) Enjoy beautiful surrounding of Taptapani. Later drive to Puri; en-route visit typical South Odishan Villages, Chilka Lake. Overnight Hotel.

Excursion to Konark. Morning, visit Jagannath temple; afternoon excursion to Konark Sun Temple. Early evening drive back to Puri’s soothing beaches. Overnight Hotel.

Puri – Bhubaneswar. Morning is free to relax on the beach. Afternoon drives back to Bhubaneswar and drop at Airport/Railway Station.

Additional Info

  • Given prices are on Per person basis on Double Occupancy (two persons sharing a room)
  • Maximum 3 adults are allowed in a room at extra bed cost
  • All the rates and services are subject to availability and may be changed without any prior notice
  • All transfers and sightseeing are provided on SIC (Seat in Coach) basis unless private transportation is not mentioned in inclusions
  • There may be certain surcharges applicable at the time of booking of the tour packages
  • As of now, we are not holding confirmed airline tickets and hotel rooms
  • We generally provide indoor outdoor tickets on the same day, but for special occasions, we might give these tickets on different days (depend on the itinerary)
  • No Transfers are given for dinner unless pre-booked and paid above the holiday cost
  • For any complimentary in the package, no compensation will be given under any circumstances
  • Any delay or cancellation of program due to nature or other reasons will not provide any refund

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