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15 Days Orissa Tribal Tour

Places of Visit: Delhi - Bhubaneshwar - Baliguda - Kothagargh - Rayagada - Chatikona - Jeypore – Anadeli - Lamptaput - Gupteswar - Laxmipur - Tapta-P..

15 Days Orissa Tribal Tour

Places of Visit: Delhi - Bhubaneshwar - Baliguda - Kothagargh - Rayagada - Chatikona - Jeypore – Anadeli - Lamptaput - Gupteswar - Laxmipur - Tapta-Pani - Chilka Lake - Puri - Konark - Bhubaneshwar – Delhi

Fortune Boulevard / Hans Plaza / The Connaught     City: Delhi
The Presidency / Sun Green    City: Bhubaneswar
Santosh Bhawan Lodge    City: Baliguda
Tejasvi International    City: Rayagada
Hello Jeypore    City: Jeypore
Tejasvi International   City: Rayagada
Panthaniwas   City: Chilka
Hotel Prabhupada   City: Puri

Day 01
Home – Delhi
By Flight
Arrive in Delhi, meet and assist on arrival, welcome with fresh flower garlands, and transfer to hotel.
Later city tour of Delhi.
Delhi - India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively.
Tourist Attractions: Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, Red Fort (Photo Stop), which was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648, Chandni Chowk and Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Witness the India Gate, the Presidents House & the Parliament, Qutab Minar.

Day 02
Delhi – Bhubaneswar
By Flight
(07:10 AM / 09:10 AM)
Early Morning transfer to airport to catch a flight to Bhubaneshwar. On arrival at Bhubaneshwar meet our staff, transfer to the hotel. Later proceed for a 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 the hotel.

Day 03
Bhubaneshwar – Baliguda
By Road
280 km / 4-5 hrs approx
After an early breakfast drive to Baliguda, Baliguda is in the district of Phulbani, through the beautiful countryside road full of small mountains of Sal forest, one of the entry points 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.

Day 04
After breakfast visit the Barakhamba area to trek to some of the remote villages of tattooed face
Desia Kondh tribes. Trek back to the road-head drive to the hotel. The rest of the time visit the local market. Overnight hotel at Baliguda.

Day 05
Baliguda - Kothagargh
By Road
55 km / 2 hrs approx
Kothagargh - Rayagada
By Road
101 km / 3 hrs approx
After breakfast, you will depart to the Belghar area visit a few Kuttiya Kondha Tribal Villages & Weekly Market at Kothagarh. Proceed to explore the villages of the primitive Kutia Kondh Tribes, once famous for human sacrifice. Living in the mountain/forest cores is a friendly tribal community. Lunch on the way. Drive down to Rayagada. Arrive in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06
Rayagada - Chatikona
By Road
40 km / 1.5 hrs approx
Chatikona - Jeypore
By Road
112 km / 3 hrs approx
Trekk to most primitive 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 communities. The weekly market at Chatikona where Doms, Desires, and Dongoriya Kondhas barter is an interesting event to watch. Later drive on to Jeypore. Enroute Kani tribal village. Overnight hotel at Jeypore.

Day 07
Jeypore - Anadeli
By Road
80 km / 1.5 hrs approx
Anadeli - Lamptaput
By Road
45 km / 1.3 hrs approx
Lamptaput - Jeypore
By Road
35 km / 1 hr approx
The morning after breakfast, commence drive to visit is the home of the approximately 6000 members of the fierce Bondas (naked people). 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 leave. You will also see the colorful Godabas, Parajas, and Mali tribes.
Afternoon drive back to Jeypore en-route visiting the pottery village Bapaniguda, Siriguda, and Paraja tribal village at Lilliput. Overnight at Hotel at Jeypore.

Day 08
Jeypore - Gupteswar
By Road
Gupteswar - Jeypore
By Road
After an early breakfast proceed to Gupteswar 75 km to visit the villages of a very interesting Dhuruba tribe. Visit and walk through villages of Ramanguda, Dogariguda, Silpader, Talur, etc. The Dhruba tribal males like to put ornaments living on the border of Madhya Pradesh. Visit the Cave temple of Lord Shiva in the hidden mountain famous among the tribes. back to the hotel in the evening. Overnight hotel Jeypore.
We have another option to explore the tribe's village as under Jeypore-Kunduli-Nandapur-Jeypore:  Breakfast at the hotel. Morning proceeds 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 a village of Sanaparoja tribes. Visit village Khilua. Saana Padar, Bada Padar with small trekking and later drive down to Jeypore.

Day 09
Jeypore - Lamptaput
By Road
Lamptaput - Jeypore
By Road
After breakfast drive to Machkund, soft trek to primitive Boro Gadaba villages. Watch the traditional dance called Dhemsa. Back to Jeypore en route Lamtaput market. Overnight hotel at Jeypore

Day 10
Jeypore - Laxmipur
By Road
Laxmipur - Rayagada
By Road
Breakfast at the hotel. Later drive to Rayagada en route 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 Jagannath Temple of Puri). Lunch on the way. Overnight at Rayagada.

Day 11
Rayagada - Tapta-pani
By Road
Tapta-Pani - Chilka
By Road
After breakfast drive towards Chilka en-route visiting the Soura tribal villages and 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.

Day 12
Chilka - Puri
By Road
Morning boat drives 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. Reach Puri. Evening relaxes on the beach. Overnight at hotel in Puri. of Orissa art. Later drive back to Puri the rest of the time to visit Lord Jagannath temple, Sankaracharya's Maths (Non-Hindu are not allowed to visit inside the temple) located in the downtown area of Puri. Rest of the time leisure for individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13
Puri - Konark
By Road
40 km / 1 hr approx
Konark - Puri
By Road
40 km / 1 hr approx
The morning after breakfast, drive to Konark, visit Sun Temple, 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. Later drive back to Puri the rest of the time visit Lord Jagannath temple, Sankaracharya's Maths (Non-Hindu are not allowed to visit inside the temple) located in the downtown area of Puri. Rest of the time leisure for individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14
Puri - Bhubaneshwar
By Road
70 km / 1.3 hrs approx
Morning proceeds to Bhubaneshwar en-route visiting the colorful applique village of Pipili where you can see the colorful Orissan handicrafts and Dhauli Hill peace pagoda famous for the Ashokan rock edicts dating back to 2nd century BC afternoon visit of some of the ancient temples of Bhubaneshwar belonging to (7th-11th) century A. D. like Lingaraja temple, Parasurameswara temple, Mukteswara temple, Bramheswara temple, Raja-Rani temple, etc. Overnight hotel at Bhubaneshwar.

Day 15
Bhubaneshwar - Delhi
By Flight
(14:00 PM / 16:00 PM)
Delhi - Home
By Flight
After breakfast, free time till afternoon. Later transfer to airport to catch the flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi airport catch the flight to fly back home.

Included services:
· Welcome on arrival with fresh flower garlands.
· Meet assist at airports/hotels by our office representative.
· 14 Nights HB hotel accommodation.
· Daily breakfast and Dinners at the hotels.
· Meal Plan - Half Board (Breakfast + Dinner).
· Local English-speaking guide during the sightseeing.
· Covering all main/major monuments and tourist attractions in each city.
· All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
· 5% GST (Government Service Tax).

Excluded services
· Any International or Domestic Flight.
· Camera fee / Video fee.
· Delhi - Bhubaneswar - Delhi Airfare
· Any expenses of personal nature like table drinks, tips, etc.
· Entrance fees to monuments.
· Telephone Call / Fax.
· Any Donations / Driver Tips.

· Silver Street Delhi is closed on Sundays.
· Accommodation in good hotels.
· Tours will operate with a minimum of 2 Pax.
· The Red Fort in Delhi is closed on Mondays.
· National Museum in Delhi closed on Mondays.
· Check-in / out time is noon at most of the hotels.
· Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
· Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplements.
· A visa is required and must be obtained before you depart from your Country.
· If a quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
· Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules, and room availability.
· In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly
· In India, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travel, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
· While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, because of local strikes, etc. that are beyond our control all schedules and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
· Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to the client’s property, medical emergencies, or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
· In case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, we are not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or canceled, as it is the responsibility of the airline.