BASTAR DUSSHERA WITH CHHATTAR IN ODISHA
DURATION : 21ST SEPT. THURSDAY -ARRIVAL BHUBANESWAR-
21st Sept. Thursday -Arrival Bhubaneswar-
After breakfast, in time transfer to airport to board the flight to Bhubaneswar. Arrive at Bhubaneswar , assistance at airport and drive to hotel for fresh up and then visit the famous temple city of India, Bhubaneswar represents a fine blend of art, architecture and ancient culture. Visit some of the most enchanting Temples of the city. Overnight at Hotel in Bhubaneswar.
22nd Sept. Friday – Bhubaneswar- Puri
Post breakfast drive to Puri en rout visiting Ashokan rock edicts at Dhauli, 64 yogini temple at Hirapur, Pipili appliqué work village and later Raghurajpur Artisan village. Late afternoon arrive Puri and enjoy sunset on the beach. Overnight stay will be at Puri.
23rd Sept. Saturday -Puri-Konark- Puri
After breakfast drive to Konark , to visit the famous sun temple, after visit have a walk in the fisherman village .Afternoon drive to Puri to visit ,Jagannath temple and puri market. Overnight stay will be at Puri.
24th Sept. Sunday- Puri – Gopalpur
After breakfast, proceed to Gopalpur by surface (180 km – 5 hrs) enroute visiting local villages Where one can meet and interact with the local people and enjoy their culture and traditions. Also visit Chilka lake to see the migratory birds and latter check into the Hotel. Overnight stay will be at Gopalpur on Sea.
25th Sept. Monday – Gopalpur- Rayagada
Post breakfast drive to Gopalpur enroute visit Kumuti viallge, Taptapani Kandhuni devi Sulpheric temple and Saura tribal village. Overnight at rayagada.
26th Sept. Tuesday – Rayagada
Full day visit to Kutia Kondh villages and their market at Kotagad . O/N at rayagadaFull day visit to Kutia Kondh villages and their market at Kotagad . O/N at rayagada. ( Must be on Tuseday)
27th Sept. Wednesday – Rayagada- Chatikona- Jeypore
Morning drive to Chatikona Market to see Dongria Kondh tribe, different from others with their distinct hair dresses & jewelery. After lunch drive to Jeypore, en route visiting Mali and Desia Kondh tribal villages.Overnight in Jeypore. ( Must be on Wednesday)
28th Sept. Thursday- Jeypore- Onukudeli- Bhawanipatna
After breakfast drive to Onukudeli Market to see one of the most primitive tribe of the world, The Bondas & Gadabas. Overnight at Hotel . ( Must be on Thursday)
29th Sept. Friday
The day before dusehra from Manikeswari Temple to Jenakhal a procession is going on for 3 kms. every year. On the way different rituals are going on from morning to late afternoon. Overnight at Hotel .
30th Sept. Saturday – Jagdalpur (Dusehara festival)
(Weakly Market at Kotpad) . After breakfast drive to Jagdalpur enroute visiting Kotpad market. It is a very colourful tribal haat where Dhuruwa, Bhatra and Gond people are coming for their bartar shoping. Late evening enjoy the festivity mood in Jagdalpur. Overnight at hotel/resort.
1st Oct. Sunday- Jagdalpur
Today is the fullday visit of Bastar Dussehra in Jagdalpur & nearby areas. Overnight
2nd Oct. Monday- Jagdalpur – Kanker
In the morning drive to Kanker En route visiting Kondagaon artisan village of bell metal and terracotta, Then visit Muria tribal villages and see their Gotul system in their villages. Check into the palace and retire for the day.Overnight in Palace.
3rd Oct. Tuesday – Kanker-Bhoramdeo
In the morning drive to Bharomdeo, Enroute visit the Halba tribal village who are making the country cigar in their villages. Check into the resort and retire for the day.
4th Oct. Wednesday – Bhoramdeo
This day short trek to the remote Baiga & Gond tribal villages, join the tribal people for a meal and a dance. Evening visit famous Bhoramdeo Temples. Overnight at the Resort.
5th Oct. Thursday – Bharamdeo -Raipur -drop at Airport
Departure transfer to the Airport for onward journey.