DAY 01 (Semiliguda)
Kolkata-Vizag- Semiliguda:Arrive kolkata with international flight and then fly to Visakhapatnam ( Indigo 12:00-14:30 ) . Our representative will receive you from the airport and transfer to Semiliguda .It will take about 4/5 hours to reach Semiliguda from Visakhapatnam .O/n Semiliguda.(This must be a wednesday)
Semiliguda- Anukodelli - Semiliguda:Morning drive to Anukodelli- the weekly tribal market of Bondo , Gadaba, and other tribal communities .. Bondos are one of the most importnat tribes of India ,living in the Bondo hills. They speak Remo,a dialect which has an affinity with the language of the Mundas of Austro-Asiatic descent. . Heavy brass and aluminium collar necklaces and beads are vital accessories used by the Bonda tribals .They come to this weekly tribal market every Thursday .The Didayis share the same territory as the Bondos, but speak another variant of the Munda language. In the market place you can also get to see the others tribal group . After visiting the weekly market you can get back to the hotels enroute visiting some interesting tribal villages . .O/n Semiliguda or Jeypore ( 4-5 hrs Drive + Visit ).(This must be a Thursday):
Semiliguda -Kunduli-semiliguda:Visit the biggest weekly tribal market of paraja & Mali tribes at Kunduli.This is the biggest tribal weekly market in the whole tribal area. Tribal people mostly come to this colourful market from nearby villages. It looks so colourful and interesting to see the daily activities of the tribes at the market place.Unlike the other weekly market you can also find here a cattle market where the tribal bring their cows/buffallows for buying and sellings in the market.. After spending sometime in the market place , drive back to hotel enroute visiting some tribal villages.o/n O/n Semiliguda or Jeypore . O/n Semiliguda or Jeypore ( 4-5 hrs Drive + Visit ).(This must be a Friday) DAY 04(Semiliguda)
Semiliguda-Gupteswar-Semiliguda:Drive to Gupteswar and visit the hidden shiva lingam in the cave deep inside the core forest and also visit some Dhruba tribal villages .Dhruba tribes are living peacefully in the forest area .You can enjoy the scenery all through the journey . Afternoon drive back to hotel enroute visiting another interesting tribal haat . O/n O/n Semiliguda or Jeypore O/n Semiliguda or Jeypore ( 4-5 hrs Drive + Visit )
Semiliguda-Rayagada:Drive to Rayagada enroute visiting koraput tribal museum , and some interesting villages of Paraja , kondha and mali tribes.The tribal museum at Koraput gives complete information about the tribes of Orissa . O/n Rayagada ( 4 hrs Drive + Visit ) DAY 06(Gopalpur)
Drive to Gopalpur on sea enroute visiting taptapani hot sulphur spring and tibbettan refugees’ settlement camp at chandragiri.Tibbettan settlement camp at chandragiri , established after the indo - china war is worth visiting that makes you feel like being in a small tibet. you can visit their handloom & craft centres. and know about their way of living / culture. Evening at Gopalpur on Sea. O/n Gopalpur ( 5-6 hrs Drive + Visit )DAY 07(Puri)
Gopalpur- Satapada- Puri -Morning proceed to Visit some of the interesting coastal orissan villages and savour their hospitality. Afternoon take a ferry ride to reach the other side of the Chilika lake. . Chilka is the largest brackish water lake in asia which is famous for its dolphins and migratory birds. After reaching the other side of the lake (Satapada) , you can drive on to puri . O/n Puri
( 4 hrs Drive + Visit ) DAY 08(Puri)
Puri City : After breakfast visit the colourful market infront of Lord Jagannath temple .Non Hindus are not allowed to enter into the temple but its more interesting to see the activities around the temple premises where you can find ,thousands and thousands of people , from all walks of life, from differents parts of India and abroad , come to visit the temple .This will give you a fair idea about the jagannath cult .Afternoon visit the artisan village at Raghurajpur .O/n PuriDAY 09(Bhubaneswar)
Puri - Konark - Bhubaneswar:Drive to Bhubaneswar enroute visiting the world heritage site ( konark Sun temple ) at Konark , pipili applique village, dhauli peace pagoda. After reaching bhubaneswar you can also visit some of the most ancient temples dating back to 7th to 11th century A D–like Parsurameswar Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Lingaraj Temple etc..O/N Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar- Lalitgiri-ratnagiri-Udaigiri-Bhubaneswar: After breakfast , proceed to visit the budhist triangle of Laligiri - Ratnagiri- Udaigiri., popularly known as the Diamond Triangle of Orissa . Afternoon drive to Dhenkanal for overnight stay. DAY 11(Dhenkanal)
Visit the Weavers at Nuapatna & Dokra Metal Workers at Sadeibarini.
Nuapatna is a village of Weavers working on IKAT (Tie & Dye) process where you can find almost all the families of the entire village are involved in producing fabrics and beautiful sarees .Weaving is the main source of livilihood for the people and after observing their work you can not stop appreciating them for keeping this beautiful age-old traditional work alive inspite of the onslaught of modern civilization.
Sadeibarini is a small village of the Situlia Tribal Group where you can find them working on Loss Wax Processing System. They produce different art & artifacts from a combination of Zinc & Brass metals .DAY 12(Bhitarkanika )
Drive to Bhitarkanika Wild Life Sanctuary .This is a Great experience of visiting the Wild Life Sanctuary by Boat & Nature Trek. Spot the Giant Salt Water Crocodiles Sun Basking while boating thru the small creeks. Enjoy the Nature Trek & Spot Migratory Birds, Deer, Wild Boar & Very rare species of Birds in this Sanctuary.
Overnight at Bhitarkanika . DAY 13(Bhitarkanika)
Explore the Sanctuary by Boat & spot the Giant Salt Water Crocodiles basking on the Bank. Enjoy the Whole Sanctuary by Walk & spot the Deer, Wild Boar, Monitor Lizards, Migratory Birds & Many more Rare Species at Bhitarkanika. Afternoon drive back to Bhubaneswar enroute visiting Farmers' village where you can watch men working in the field .Arrive Bhubaneswar and directly transfer to Airport to board your evening flight to kolkata . -Tour ends -
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
Accommodation on Twin sharing basis in Hotel
Transportation by Toyota Innova Car as per the itinerary
English Speaking Guide/Local Tribal Guide
TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Air /Train Ticket
Lunch/Dinner ( Unless specifically mentioned as Included in the tour Price )
Items of Personal nature such as tips , laundry, or any such items of personal nature not specifically mentioned as included in the price .
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IMPORTANT NOTICE AS PER ODISHA GOVT. RULES & REGULATIONS W.E.F 01ST MARCH 2012
• Tourists / Researchers visiting the areas of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) will require permission from District Magistrate with a copy to Local Police Station. Any violations will attract criminal cases against tourists/researchers/sponsors/tour operators under appropriate sections of law.
• All applications for such permission shall be made to the District Magistrate through the Tourist Officer of the concerned district.
• Night visit will not be allowed.
• Photography is strictly prohibited of the tribal persons belonging to the PVTGs.
• Physical proximity of the visitors to the PVTSs should be strictly prohibited. You are also not allowed to enter the houses of the PVTGs.
• Permission will not be granted for any form of amusement/entertainment by the PVTGs for the benefit of visitors.
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