Odisha and Chhattisgarh Tribal Tour
| Tour Code: 210
DAY 01 : :
NEW DELHI – BHUBANESWAR (EVENING ARRIVAL)
Upon arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway Station in the evening transfer to your pre booked hotel. Then the tour representative will brief you on the programme. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
DAY 02 : :
BHUBANESWAR FULL DAY
After breakfast full day city tour of Bhubaneswar including temples, caves & Tribal Museum of Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
DAY 03 : :
BHUBANESWAR – RATNAGIRI – LALITGIRI – UDAYAGIRI – BHITARKANIKA
Morning after breakfast visit to Bhitarkanika en-route visit to Lalitgiri – Ratnagiri – Udayagiri (Buddhist Sites). Arrival at Sand Pebbles Jungle Resort. After a delicious home style lunch visit to Project Area and Museum. Evening enjoy the camp fire with Snacks and Dinner. Overnight at Sand Pebbles Jungle Resort.
DAY 04 : :
BHITARKANIKA – BHUBANESWAR – KONARK
After a delicious home style breakfast in our resort, visit to Bird Sanctuary, trekking to Hunting tower of Ancient King and cruise to different creeks on countryside boat approved by Wildlife Department, to spot crocodiles. Then continue your drive to Konark through Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Konark.
DAY 05 : :
KONARK – PURI
Early morning enjoy the famous sun rise at Chandrabhaga beach in Konark. Then after breakfast visit of famous Sun Temple at Konark. Continue your drive to Puri on the way visiting the fishermen village. Check into hotel and free on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight at Puri.
DAY 06 : :
Morning city tour of Puri including Puri Jagannath temple, Gundicha temple (Non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple)and Loknath Temple. Then spend some time on the Grand Road to take some spectacular photos. Afternoon free on the golden beach of Puri and beach market. Overnight at Puri.
DAY 07 : :
PURI – BARKUL/MANGALAJODI AT CHILIKA LAKE – GOPALPUR
After breakfast leave for Gopalpur on the way visiting the Heritage Village called Raghurajpur famous for patta & silk paintings. Then visit of Mangalajodi/Barkul at Chilika Lake to view migratory birds. Then continue your drive to Gopalpur. Check into hotel and relax on the beach. Overnight at Gopalpur.
DAY 08 : :
GOPALPUR – RAYAGADA (SHOULD BE MONDAY)
After early breakfast leave Gopalpur and continue our drive to Rayagada on the way visiting Taptapani (Hot Sulphur Spring water), Chandragiri Tibetan settlement and few semi tribal villages. Overnight at Rayagada.
DAY 09 : :
RAYAGADA – MAJHIGUDA – DESIA TRIBAL VILLAGES – RAYAGADA (MARKET ON TUESDAY)
After breakfast leave for Majhiguda weekly market of Dongria Kondh tribes. Then visit of some Desia Kondh tribal villages. Then back to hotel and overnight at Rayagada.
DAY 10 : :
RAYAGADA – CHATIKONA – JEYPORE (MARKET IS ON WEDNESDAY)
After breakfast leave for Chatikona weekly market to view Dongria Kondh Tribes. Then continue your drive to Jeypore after having your lunch in Rayagada. Visit of few Mali Tribal villages. Evening check into hotel and overnight at Jeypore.
DAY 11 : :
JEYPORE – ONUKUDELLI – JEYPORE (MARKET IS ON THURSDAY)
After breakfast visit of the most colourful tribal market of Bonda, Gadaba & Didayee tribes (the most primitive). Back to Jeypore visiting few Gadaba villages on the way. Overnight at Jeypore. (photography is strictly prohibited and we need prior permission to visit the market)
DAY 12 : :
JEYPORE - KUNDLI MARKET – JEYPORE (MARKET IS ON FRIDAY)
Morning after breakfast visit to Kundli Market on the way visiting Koraput Jagannath temple, Tribal Museum, few Paroja Tribal villages and the biggest vegetable tribal market of Paroja Tribes. Overnight at Jeypore.
DAY 13 : :
JEYPORE – GUPTESWAR – JAGDALPUR (MARKET IS ON SATURDAY)
Morning after breakfast leave for Gupteswar to visit Gupteswar temple, Dhuruba Tribal Villages and their weekly market at Baligaon. After lunch at Jeypore drive to Jagdalpur visiting Kotpad weaving village. Overnight at Jagdalpur.
DAY 14 : :
JAGDALPUR – KANGER VALLEY NATIONAL PARK – TIRATHGARH WATERFALL – CHITRAKOOT WATERFALL – JAGDALPUR
After breakfast leave for Kanger Valley National Park and Tirathgarh Waterfall. Back to hotel and after lunch leave for Chitrakoot Waterfall famous as Niagara Waterfall. Overnight at Jagdalpur.
DAY 15 : :
JAGDALPUR – KANKER
After breakfast leave for Kanker visiting Kondagaon (famous for dhokra casting) and Kideichapra (famous for iron work village). Overnight at Kanker.
DAY 16 : :
After breakfast, enjoy a full-day excursion to visit the tribal village of Bahaigaon, which is famous for its dancers. The countryside around Kanker is an endless series of interesting discoveries. Visiting the Gond Muria and Gond Halva tribal villages can be a fascinating experience for you. In the evening, we return to Kanker. Overnight at Kanker Palace.
DAY 17 : :
KANKER – KAWARDHA
Today, understanding the lifestyle of the tribal people in Kawardha is on the cards. Post breakfast in the morning, check out of the hotel and leave by road for Kawardha. On arrival Kawardha, check in at the Kawardha Palace for overnight stay.
DAY 18 : :
Morning after breakfast, leave for a full-day sightseeing tour covering visits to the enchanting and very famous Bhoramdeo Group of Temples and Lohara Bavli. Later, visit Baiga and Gond tribal villages that give you a clear idea of tribal life of Chhattisgarh. Evening, return to Kawardha Palace for night stay.
DAY 19 : :
KAWARDHA – RAIPUR – SIRIPUR – RAIPUR
After breakfast leave for Raipur and check into hotel. Then in the afternoon visit of Siripur Buddhist site and Laxmaneswar temple. Back to Raipur and overnight.
DAY 20 : :
RAIPUR AIRPORT DROP FOR NEW DELHI
After breakfast leave for Raipur airport for onward journey.