Orissa Tribal Tour -14 Days- 13 nights
Welcome to the tribal land of orissa.. The south western part of Orissa contains the largest concentration of tribal people in the sub continent.There are more than 62 tribal communities in orissa .They have retained their tradition alive inspite of the onslaught of the modern civilization.Visit to some of the tribal villages and participate in their dance and festival. Discover the original man-nature proximity trekking amid the deep gorges and rivers or during a ritual tribal dance on a fullmoon night.The soft mist of the outback, the local brew and a camp-fire make a leady mixture indeed. This is an adventure that offers unique experience which the visitor fondly remembers for years to come.
- Guided Tours to the tribal land of Odisha inhabitated by the tribal communities.
- Visit to the weekly tribal markets & Villages.
- Learning the rich cultural heritage & the lifestyle of the tribes of Odisha.
- Witness the daily activities of Bonda , Dhuraba, Gadhaba, Paraja and Dongaria Kondh tribes.
- Shop for products hand-made by the tribals.
- Visit the Tribal Museum.
- Excursion to World-renowned Konark Sun Temple.
- Visit the holy city of Puri, one of the destinations of Chardham Yatra.
Odisha Tribal Tour-14days/13Nights ,Ex- Bhubaneswar
Arrive Bhubanswar . transfer to the hotel. Proceed for half-day tour of the city that includes the 2nd century B:C jain monk Caves at the twin hills of khandagiri and Udaygiri,tribal museum etc.Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Drive to Baliguda after breakfast. Baliguda is in the district of Phulbani, through the beautiful countryside road full with small mountains of Sal forest, one of the entry point to the tribal highland of Orrisa. En-route visit weavers village at Itamati and some of the typical Orissan villages. Arrive at the hotel in the evening. Overnight at Baliguda.(Distance -300kms ,Driving time 7 hours + visit)
Today after breakfast you will make a visit to the Barakhamba area to trekk to some of the remote villages of tatooed face desia kondh tribes. you can trekk short or long trek as you wish .Overnight at Baliguda.
After breakfast you will depart to Belghar area visit of a few Kuttiya Kondha Tribal Villages & Weekly Market at Kothagarh. Proceed to explore the villages of the Kutia kondh.Tribes. Lunch on the way. Drive down to Rayaguda. Arrive in the evening.Overnight at Hotel.( Distance -200kms , Driving Time -4/5 hours+visit)
Trekk to most interesting Dongria kondh villages in the Niyamgiri hills.You can also see and enjoy the Dongria kondhs men and women coming down from their mountains with different kinds of fruits and animals etc. to the weekly market. After visiting their villages , you can come down to see their interesting weekly tribal market where they mix with other community.The weekly market at Chatikona where Doms, Desias and Dongoriya Kondhas barter is an interesting event to watch. Later drive on to Jeypore. Enroute Kani tribal village.o/n Jeypore (Distance -205 kms, Drive Time 5hrs+visit)
Morning the area we visit is the home of the approximately 6000 members of the Bondas. They live in the remote hills and keep themselves isolated. They grow rice by shifting cultivation and keep domesticated cows and goats. They can only be seen when they come to trade at the local market, and we must time our visit to coincide with the weekly market day on Thursday. The Bonda women are noticeable by their bead necklaces, striking brass and silver necklets and their shaved heads decorated with plaits of Palmyra leaves. YOu will also see the colourful Godabas,parajas and mali tribes. Afternoon drive back to jeypore enroute visiting the pottery village bapaniguda,siriguda and paraja tribal village at Litiput. Overnight at Hotel at Jeypore(Distance 160kms Drive Time 3/4 hours +visit)
Breakfast. Morning proceed to witness the biggest tribal weekly market of Sanaparoja & Mali tribes in Kunduli 65 km away via Sunabeda. It is a very colorful market. Later drive down to Nandapur to visit village of Sanaparoja tribes. Visit village khilua. Saana Padar, Bada Padar with small trekking and later drive
down to Jeypore
Drive to Machkund, soft trek to Boro gadaba villages. Watch the traditional dance called dhemsa. Back to Jeypore enroute Lamtaput market .o/n Jeypore(Distance 160kms Drive Time 4 hours +visit)
Breakfast. Drive to Rayagada enroute visiting some Desia kondh/paraja villages and also the Jagannath Temple & Tribal Museum at Koraput (The Jagannath Temple is a new temple built on 1972. Here Non Hindus are allowed inside the Temples and all activities are similar to Jagnnath Temple of Puri). Lunch on the way. Overnight at Rayagada.(Distance 140kms Drive Time 4 hours +visit)
Breakfast. Proceed to Chilka enroute visiting the soura tribal villages/market. also visit Taptapani on your way.if anywhere nature reveals its enigmatic charisma, it is here in Taptapani, an exotic world of wonder. Enjoy the nature close to your heart and carry the memory years to come. A hot spring which till dates the local habitat use on a mark of Blessing.Overnight at Chilka.(Distance 330kms Drive Time 6 /7hours +visit)
Morning boat drive into chilka lake , the largest brackish Water Lake in Asia. In winter Chilika aflutter with thousands of migratory birds as far as from Siberia. Visit nalabana bird sanctuary , honeymoon island , Later also visit a few fishing village at Chilka -Lake, so that you are able to see the fishermen at work ? , who came here in search of prawns, mackerel, and crabs. Reach Puri via Birnasingpur, Tenta ( Nice Road ! ).walk to a typical orissan village.savour their hospitality.Evening relaxe on the beach O/n Puri.(Distance120kms Drive Time 3 hours)
Morning after breakfast visit of Lord jagannath temple, Sankaracharya's Maths located on the downtown area of Puri & later drive to Konark (about 35kms) to visit the temple Chariot of the Sun God, built by King Langula Narasimha Deva in the 13th century AD in the golden era of Orissa art. Late afternoon visit Ragurajpur artisan villages & also some other villages with houses, decorated with Chita's for Goddess Lakshmi.Overnight at Puri.(Distance-110kms Drive Time-2hours+visit)
Proceed to bhubanswar enroute visiting the colourful applique village of pipili where you can see the colouful orissan handicrafts and dhauli peace pagoda famous for the Ashokan rock edicts dating back to 2nd century B:C .afternoon visit of some of the ancient temples of bhubanswar belonging to (7th---11th) century A:D like Lingaraja temple, Parasurameswara temple, Mukteswara temple, Bramheswara temple, Raja-Rani temple etc. O/n Bhubaneshwar.
:After breakfast TRF To AIRPORT .(Tour ends)
Tour Cost Includes & Tour Excludes :
Tour Price Includes:
- Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis in 3/ 4*/Best available Hotels.
- Transportation By Air Conditioned Car/Van/Coach as per the itinerary.
- All Breakfasts.
- All Meals during the stay in Tribal area ,Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Boat Ride in Chilka Lake / River.
- Authentic Orissi/Gotipua Classical Dance
- Entrance fees for Visiting to Temple/Monuments/Wildlife Park.
- English Speaking Tour Guide/Escort throughout the Programme.
Tour Price Excludes :
- Items of Personal nature such as Tips , Phone Calls, laundry expenses or any such items not specifically mentioned as included in the tour price.