Cultural-Tribal Tour of Odisha with Chhattisgarh
| Tour Code: 214
DAY 01 :
Arrival Bhubaneswar and meet our representative. Transfer to hotel and overnight.
DAY 02 :
AM - Heritage walk in the Old temple town which will cover the impressive miniature temples, water tanks, small shrines, traditional bazaars. Also experience the authentic Hindu worship inside the temple.PM - Enjoy the sunset visit to the ancient Caves at Khandagiri and Udaygiri.
DAY 03 :
AM Visit the weaver village at Nuapatna to witness the live weaving done by the traditional weavers.
PM - Visit the Dhokra metal worker village at Sadeibareni. During sun setting visit the great monastery at Joranda where the unique Mahima sadhus offer the holy prayer for the sake of universal peace and harmony. Overnight stay at the Dhenkanal palace - A heritage property.
DAY 04 :
AM - Visit the unique sixty four yogini temple amidst the peaceful surrounding. Then visit the Bell metal worker Village at balakati. PM - See the colorful applique work at Pipli. Visit the fisher man village at Konark. Overnight stay at Konark.
DAY 05 :
AM - Visit the sun temple in the morning - a poem in the stone and world heritage site. Then visit the farmer village.PM - Enjoy the half of the day in around the artisan and painter village. The highlights of this day will be traditional lunch, Gotipua dance, short walk and the ever smiling people. Overnight in a beach side hotel at Puri.
DAY 06 :
AM - heritage walk with Greenrider rickshaw ride in the traditional holy Puri covering old buildings, water tanks, craft centers, small shrines. Also visit the great Jagannath temple.PM - Visit various villages inside Puri like Kumbarpada- temple pottery village, Pathuria sahi stone carver village, chitrakar sahi-painter village. Enjoy the sunset walk along the beach market. Overnight stay in the same hotel.
DAY 07 :
AM - short drive to Mangalajodi to enjoy the boat ride in the lap of Chilika lagoon-Largest brackish waters lagoon in Asia and Ramsar site. You will see the various migratory birds and residential birds while doing country boat ride into the various backwater creeks. Also you may see the boat making activity. And enjoy the lunch in the local restaurant run by the local community.PM - During sun setting take a short catamaran ride in the lake. Overnight stay in a hotel overlooking to the lake.
DAY 08 :
AM - Drive to Taptapani to enjoy the stay in a hotel amidst the lush green forest and natural hot spring. You will truly enjoy the hot sulpher bath in your own room.PM - Short drive to chandragiri Tibbetian village where nearly ten thousand Tibetan refugees settled. It's worth to visit their carpet making work shop and the monastery. Overnight stay in the hotel at Taptapani.
DAY 09 :
TAPTAPANI-LANJIA SAURA VILLAGE-RAYAGADA
AM - after breakfast departure for Rayagada. Enroute visit the Aryan tribal village popularly known as Lanjia saura. Explore their life style during hiking of their village. Their main occupation is farming on traditional way as they use the wooden plough, hoe etc. Visit to the Shaman house to see the rare mudwall painting will be the high lights.PM - Enjoy the drive through jungles, hill tracks. Enroute visit more villages. Overnight in a standard hotel at Rayagada.
DAY 10 :
TUE :: KUTIA KONDH VILLAGE-RAYAGADA
AM - early departure for Kotagad region to meet Kutia kondh tribes who are tattoo faced . These community assembly at their weekly market, also visit their villages and back to rayagada.PM - Afternoon drive to Dukum region to make soft trek to different villages like pottery maker village, tribal jewellery maker village, Desia Kondh villages. Back to the hotel at Rayagada for a comfortable stay or in the basic tent in Bissam Cuttack region.
DAY 11 :
WED :: DUNGURIA KONDH HIGH LANDERS-TRIBAL MUSEUM-JEYPORE
AM - Early departure for Chatikona region to meet interesting Dunguria high landers at their weekly market. Then enjoy the drive through the pristine hill terrains, jungles. Explore the Budha kondh village.
PM - visit the tribal museum at Koraput. Enjoy the sunset visit to the hilltop Jagannath temple .Wait for the evening temple ritual to see the authentic pooja. Overnight stay in a decent hotel, Jeypore
DAY 12 :
THU :: BONDA TRIBES-JEYPORE
AM- Short drive to Machakund region to meet interesting Bonda tribes at their weekly market. They are significantly different from the other tribes for the isolated community and the geographic location. They are very colorful for their jewellary, ornaments and their body stature. Also meet Gadaba,Ddidayi tribes in this market P.M- Enjoy the lunch at Desia rural tourism center and also the authentic stay. After lunch walk to Mali village.
DAY 13 :
FRI :: JEYPORE-GADABA VILLAGE-JEYPORE
AM - walk to various tribal villages of Paraja, Harijan, Rana, Mali, Gadaba tribes which are nicely dotted with amazing landascape. P.M - Short walk to Bantalabiri Gadaba village to enjoy the traditional Dhemsa dance with the community.( Dance subject to permission )
DAY 14 :
SAT :: DESIA-DHURUBA VILLAGE-JEYPORE
AM - Short drive to Gupteswar to visit the secret cave shrine for the tribal God. Enjoy the jungle walk along the river side. To meet Dhuruba tribes at their village. P.M - visit the colourful market of Dhuruba , Bhumia tribes and drive back to Jeypore and overnight stay.
DAY 15 :
SUN :: KOTAPAD TEXTILE VILLAGE-TRIBAL MUSEUM-JAGDALPUR
AM - Drive down to border to visit the Kotpad textile village. The weavers are using the natural dying like clay, plant roots and make beautiful shawls. You will see the live weaving. P.M - Visit the Muria tribal market and their villages. Enjoy the spectacular Chitrakoot waterfall. Rest and relax in an Eco resort.
DAY 16 :
MON :: BISON HORN MURIA TRIBAL VILLAGE/TOKAPAL MARKET
AM - Visit the tribal museum and wood craft at Jagdalpur. PM - Walk to the Bisonhorn Maria tribes who are aborigin and distinctively typical houses. See and enjoy the Muria tribe dance as they wear the Bison Horn Mask during the dance. Overnight stay in the same hotel at Jagdalpur.
DAY 17 :
TUE :: DEER HORN MARIA TRIBAL VILLAGE-KANKER
AM - Visit the Dhokra bell metal worker village at Kumarapara -famous for the long height totemic statue.
PM - Visit the Deer Horn Muria tribal village. Enjoy the traditional Muria tribal lunch and their dance. Enjoy the stay in a royal palace at Kanker.
DAY 18 :
WED :: KANKER-KESKAL- RAJIM- BHORAMDEO
AM - Drive to Rajim known as Prayag in Chhattisgarh and home to various temples along the river confluence. Enroute enjoy the drive through the zig zag trail of the Keshkal hills. PM - Transfer to a jungle resort amidst the nature.
DAY 19 :
THU :: BHORAMDEO TEMPLE, BAIGA, GOND TRIBAL VILLAGE
AM - walk to Bhermodev area to visit the ancient Bhermodev temple. PM - Visit the Baiga and Gond tribal villages nearby. Baiga tribes are very good in basket making and tattooing is an integral part of their lifestyle. Overnight stay at Jungle retreat at Bhermodev.
DAY 20 :
FRI :: BHORAMDEO-TAREGAON WEEKLY MARKET
AM- Free morning at the jungle resort. PM - excursion to Taregaon weekly market for Baiga tribes. Visit their villages, Overnight stay in the jungle resort.
DAY 21 :
SAT :: RAIPUR-DELHI/MUMBAI/HYDERABAD
Transfer to the domestic airport at Raipur (4 hrs) for the onward destination.