ETHENIC ROUTS TO VILLAGE LIFE
9 nights 10 days Tour of Odisha
Day 1: Thursday
Arive at Bhubaneswar Airport assistance and transfer to hotel.
After breakfast visit the city of temples, mainly Parasurameswar Temple(7th Century AD.), Mukteswar Temple (10th Century AD.), Rajarani Temple( 11th Century AD.) and Lingaraj Temple ( 11th Century AD) . Afternoon visit the Jaina caves of Khandagiri & Udaygiri . Overnight at Hotel in Bhubaneswar.
( 110 kms 2 hrs drive) After breakfast drive to Puri en route visiting Konark sun temple , a world heritage site and the fishermen village near Konark . Afternoon visit the market of Puri and Jagannath temple ( Where non-hindus are not permitted inside, so see it from the terrace of Raghunandan Library) Have a walk in the market and around the temple. Overnight at hotel in Puri.
Day 4: Sunday
( Puri- Raghurajpur- Chilka- Gopalpur) (200 kms 4 hrs)After breakfast drive to Gopalpur en route visiting Raghurajpur artisan village, In Raghurajpur each and every house works on traditional Palm leaf engraving and Pattachira painting. Here also enjoy the traditional Gotipua Dance in the village. Later drive to have a boat cruise in Chilka lake to visit migratory birds, Overnight at hotel in Gopalpur.
( Gopalpur- Baliguda) (240 kms 5hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Baliguda en route visiting desia kondh Tribal villages. Also visit typical villages & temples. Overnight at hotel in Baliguda.
(Baliguda – Barkhamba – Rayagada ) (160 kms 3 hrs drive)
After break fast drive to Rayagada through Barkhamba area of Kutia Kondh tribal villages and later visit their market at Kotagarh, Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 7: Wednesday
(Rayagada- Chatikona- Jeypore) (220 kms 4 hrs drive) Morning drive to Chatikona Market to see Dongria Kondh tribe, different from others with their distinct hair dresses & jewelery. After lunch drive to Jeypore enroot visiting Mali and Desia Kondh tribal villages. Overnight in Jeypore. ( Must be on Wednesday)
(Jeypore- Onkudeli-) (150 kms 3 hrs) After breakfast drive to Onukudeli Market to see one of the mostprimitive tribe of the world, The Bondas & Gadabas. Afternoon have a typical tribal lunch in a small restaurant by tribal people. Later visit a Olar Gadaba tribal village nearby with traditional welcome, enjoy their dance . Overnight at Hotel .( Must be on Thursday)
(Jeypore-Kunduli- Vizag)(220 kms 5 hrs drive) After breakfast drive to visit Kunduli Tribal market, the largest market of the area. Later drive to Vizag through typical villages of Andhra Pradesh. O/N at Vizag on sea.( Must be on Friday)
Day 10: Saturday
After breakfast Assistance and departure transfer to airport for onward journey.Tour Ends