TEMPLES TRIBES & TIGERS
17 nights & 18 days
Day 1 :
Assistance at Bhubaneswar Airport and Transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit of Tribal museum & Khandagiri,Udaygiri Jain caves of 2nd Century BC. O/N Hotel.
Day 2 :(70 kms)
After breakfast visit Parasurameswar Temple (7th Century AD.), Mukteswar Temple (10th Century AD.), Rajarani Temple ( 11th Century AD.) and Lingaraj Temple ( 11th Century AD).After lunch drive to Puri en route visiting Dhauli ,Chousathi yogini temple & Pipili. Overnight at Puri.
Day 3: ( Puri-Konark-Puri – 90 kms)
After breakfast drive to Konark visit Sun Temple , later walk to visit fishermen village, then drive to Puri along the marine drive to visit Jagannath temple .Overnight at Hotel in Puri.
Day 4: ( Puri- Chilka- Gopalpur – 180 kms)
After breakfast drive to Gopalpur enrout visiting Raghurajpur artisan village and Chilka lake (Birds paradise), Overnight at hotel in Gopalpur.
Day 5: ( Gopalpur – Rayagada -240 kms)
Drive to Rayagada through Eastern ghats, enjoy the beauty of landscape and visit some villages of Kumuti, Saora & Kondh. Overnight at Hotel in Rayagada.
Day 6:(Rayagada – 100 kms)
Drive to Kotagarha market and visit some Kutia Kondh villages. Overnight in Rayagada. ( Must be on Tuesday)
Day 7:(Rayagada- Chatikona- Jeypore – 220 kms)
Morning drive to Chatikona Market to see Dongria Kondh tribe, different from others with their distinct hair dresses & jewelery. After lunch drive to Jeypore, visiting Mali and Kondh tribal villages.Overnight in Jeypore.
( Must be on Wednesday)
Day 8:(Jeypore- Onkudeli- 170 kms)
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)
Day 9:(Jeypore-Kunduli-Jagdalpur- 160 kms)
After breakfast transfer from hotel to Jagdalpur throughKunduli Tribal market, Kotpad weaving village and Dhurwa tribal market . O/N Bastar Jungal resort.( Must be on Friday)
Day 10:(In Jagdalpur – 100 kms)
Morning visit to Bison-horn Maria tribe, famous for their dance & hospitality. Afternoon visit to Kanger Valley national park and a market. Overnight.
Day 11:(In Jagdalpur-Bastar – 120 kms)
Full day visit of Bastar area, Anthropological museum ,tribal villages and later Chittar kote waterfall . Overnight at jungle resort.
Day 12: (Kanker – 150 kms)
After breakfast drive for Kanker on the way visiting Kondagaon tribal craft of Bell metal, Wrought iron and terracotta. Overnight at Kanker Palace.
Day 13: (Kanker- 100 kms)
Full day visit to Muria tribal villages, See the Ghotul system in their village and enjoy their wonderful food with local Trudy . Afternoon visit their market. Overnight at the palace.
Day 14 :- (Kanker-Bhoromdeo- 250 kms)
After breakfast drive to Bhoromdeo on the way visiting Gond villages, O/N Bhoromdeo Jungle retreat.
Day 15: (Bhoramdeo – 70 kms)
Full day visit to Gond & Baiga tribal villages with picnic lunch. Afternoon visit to Bhoramdeo temple. Overnight at Jungle retreat.
After breakfast transfer to Raipur Airport for onward journey
Tour extended to Kanha / Bandhavgarh National Park , O/N in Jungle Camps .
Day 17 :-
Early morning and afternoon Tiger Safari inside Kanha. O/N in Jungle Camps.
Day 18 :
After breakfast drive to Jabalpur/ Nagpur airport for onward journey.