Orissa Tribal Tour

Orissa Tribal Tour

Tourism in India

Destination Covered:

Kolkata - Bhubaneswar - Lalitgiri - Ratanagiri - Udayagiri - Joranda - Puri - Gopalpur - Rayagada - Jeypore - Visakhapatnam - Mumbai

Duration:
12 Nights / 13 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Kolkata
Arrive Calcutta. You will be met by our representative at the arrivals lounge and escorted till your check in at Hotel.

A mere village in the 17th century, Calcutta is today one of the biggest cities in the world. It is one of the largest ports in the East and the main outlet of West Bengal and the neighbouring states. Calcutta is the commercial hub of Eastern India. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 - Kolkata - Bhubaneswar (Flight)
Morning half day city tour of Calcutta visiting the Jain Temple, Kali Temple, Kali Temple, Victoria Memorial, Drive past through Howrah Bridge, Dalhousie Square, Fort Williams, Secretariat buildings, and old court house street.

Afternoon in time transfer to airport to connect flight to Bhubaneswar.

Bhubaneswar is the temple city of the east. The ancient city of Bhubaneswar (Bhuban being world and Ishwar God) is a walk down centuries of temple architecture. It is probably the only city in the world that enables an authentic over-view of the stages of development of Hindu religious architecture. In the fast moving world of today these temples are a gentle reminder of the splendor, the heritage that was once India. Regular dances by the ’Devadasis’ or divine servant girls, rituals and rites, recital of hymns were all an integral part of temple culture. Temples in Bhubaneswar are built on a common plan as prescribed by Hindu norms. All visible parts of a temple are sculpted with motifs of priests, kings, courtiers, pilgrims, celestial dancers, couples in embrace, birds, animals or scenes from religious epics and legends.

On arrival you will be met by our representative at airport & escorted till your check in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 - In Bhubaneswar
Morning half-day tour of Temple city. Finest Temples are the Lingraj Temple, Rajrani Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Parsurameshwar and Brahmeshwar Temple. These temples are some of the best specimens of the Orissa Temple Architecture.
Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 - Bhubaneswar – Joranda – Bhubaneswar
Breakfast at hotel. Afterwards embark upon your days trip to Joranda.

Joranda: headquarter the of Mahima cult; visit their monasteries & the monks who are wearing the barks of the trees.

Famous as the religious headquarters of 'Mahima Dharma', Joranda houses the samadhi of Mahima Gosain, the preacher-propounder of the Mahima Cult. The other sacred temples are the 'Sunya Mandira', 'Dhuni Mandira' and 'Gadi Mandira'. Pilgrims in large numbers pourforth to Joranda fair held on full-moon day of Magha, which falls in January-February every year.
Return to the hotel in the evening. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 - Bhubaneswar - Puri By Road (Approx 60 Kms / 01 Hour)
Breakfast at hotel. Afterwards you visit to Jain Caves in Bhubaneswar and after finishing the sightseeing of the caves drive to Puri.

Early Jain cave temples are located on the twin hills of Udayagiri and Khandagiri, constructed during the Chedi dynasty (2d century BC - 1st century AD), the caves are famous for some fabulous art work.

On arrival in Puri check in to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Puri is famous for its Historic antiquities, Religious sanctuaries, Architectural Grandeur, Sea-scape beauty, moderate climate. Jagannath temple is world famous temple in Puri. Overnight will be in Puri.
Day 06 - In Puri
Breakfast at Hotel. Afterwards you embark on the sightseeing trip which would include your visit to- Konark sun-temple, & the Jagannath temple. Puri is one the famous religious cities in India having the famous Jagannath temple , The sunny beach at Puri is one of the finest in the world. Watching the sunrise in a symphony of colors is a wonderful experience. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 - Puri – Gopalpur By Road (Approx 242 Kms / 05 Hours)
After breakfast this morning drive to Gopalpur Via Chilka Lake.

One of the most pristine beaches of Orissa, Gopalpur beach is a marvelous retreat for sea-worshippers. Chilka lake is divided into an outer channel with a narrow neck leading into the sea and the main body of the lake with a muddy bottom rich in organic matter.

On arrival at Gopalpur check in to the hotel. Overnight will be in Gopalpur.
Day 08 - Gopalpur – Rayagada By Road (Approx 330 Kms / 06 Hours)
Breakfast at hotel. Afterwards drive to Rayagada.

Rayagada, the headquarters town of the district of same name, is on the way to Koraput from Berhampur. It has the facilities to serve as a base for visiting the nearby places of interest. On arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight will be in Rayagada.
Day 09 - Rayagada – Jeypore By Road (Approx 180 Kms / 04 Hours)
Breakfast at hotel. Afterwards visit Chhatikona Dongariya Kondh market. Later drive to Jeypore.

Jeypore, the commercial hub of Koraput district is gifted with waterfalls and forests and is teeming with colorful wildlife.

On arrival check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 - In Jeypore
Breakfast at hotel. Afterwards drive to Onkudelli, the interesting markets of Bonda, Gadaba and Didayee market. Later visit Ollar Gadaba village on the way back to the hotel.

Onkudelli and Didayee are the famous tribal markets. These are very famous for hand made objects. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Jeypore.
Day 11 - Jeypore - Vishakhapatanam By Road (Approx 250 Kms/06 Hrs)
Drive to Vishakaptnam enroute visit Kunduli Paraja Tribal market (only on Friday) & some beautiful Indian villages and caves.

Vishakapatnam was named after the God of valour, Visakha. Once a small fishing village, it formed a part of the Kalinga empire, under Ashoka in 260 BC., passed on successively from the Andhra kings to Vengi to the Pallavas, Cholas and Gangas. In the 15th century, Visakhapatnam became a part of the Vijayanagar empire. It was transformed into a port town under the British. Now a bustling industrial and commercial city, it is the country's largest ship building yard. The most famous landmark at Visakhapatnam is the Dolphin's Nose, a rocky promontory in the port that is 358 mt. in height. The Ramakrishna Mission Beach, on the east cost and Rishikonda, known for their serenity, are popular with tourists.

On arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 - Vishakhapatanam – Mumbai (Flight)
In time transfer to airport to connect flight to Mumbai.

The area occupied by Mumbai three hundred years ago was 7 islands inhabited by Koli fisherman and their families. With land reclamation the islands were connected, so that now Bombay occupies a thin isthmus. The British acquired these marshy islands for a pittance. Mumbadevi or Mumbai was part of Catherine of Braganza’s marriage dowry when she married Charles II in 1661. Four years later, the British took possession of the remaining islands and neighboring mainland area and in 1668 the East India Company leased the whole area for 10 pounds per year.

You will be met on arrival at the airport & transfer to Hotel. Afternoon city tour.

Start with a stop at the Gateway of India- a Indo – Sarcenic style of architecture (1927), designed by George Wittet to commemorate the visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911, drive, past the Victoria Terminus the most remarkable example of Victorian Gothic architecture in India opened during Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Year, Marine Drive and visit the Hanging Gardens so named since they are located on top of a series of tanks that supply water to Bombay. Visit the Jain Temple built of marble and dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara. Much of the decoration depicts the lives of the Tirthankaras. And last but not the least, make a brief photostop at “Dhobi Ghat” the Indian laundry system & the Mani Bhawan.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13 - Mumbai – Overseas ( Flight )
Free till departure. In time transfer to airport to connect flight to onward destination.
 
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