ORRISA TRIBAL TOUR
BHUBANESWAR – LALITGIRI – RATNAGIRI – UDAYGIRI – BHUBANESWAR – KONARK – PURI – CHILKA – GOPALPUR – RAYAGADA – BISAMKATAK – RAYAGADA – CHATIKONA – JEYPORE – ONKUDELLI – JEYPORE – GUPTESWAR – VISAKHAPATNAM/ DEPRTURE
Duration : 12 NIGHTS / 13 DAYS
Suggested tour itinerary is a flexible tour proposal and can be change as per the guest requirement. We provide tailor made itinerary as per the need of the guest if you want to add or remove any of the destination please advise us for modification so that you can enjoy best of your holidays in India.
Day 01: ARRIVE BHUBANESWAR
On arrival airport / railway station you will be met by ITM Holidays representative who will transfer you to your prebooked hotel. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel and take some rest. Afternoon start your tour and visit Lingaraja Temple, Dhauli Giri Hills, Ram Mandir, Udayagiri Caves, Isckon Temple and Zological Park. Evening return to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: BHUBANESHWAR
Start the day with breakfast, after which you can visit Parashurameshvara Temple. The exquisitely carved temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Intricate carvings of elephant and horse processions, floral motifs and human figures adorn the temple interiors. Next, visit the Orissa State Museum and the Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts. Both museums feature a great collection of Dress, ornaments, weapons, household implements and musical instruments used by the tribals of Orissa. Return for night stay in the hotel.
Day 03: BHUBANESWAR – LALITGIRI – RATNAGIRI – UDAYGIRI – BHUBANESWAR
Have an early breakfast, after which you check out of your hotel and drive for an excursion to Lalitgiri. This ancient scenic village is a holy destination for a large number of Buddhist devotees. Visit the Chaitya hills where several Buddhist stupas can be found on this hillside. Do not miss the brilliant piece of Buddhist architecture found atop the Pushpagiri hill. Next, drive to Udaygiri and Ratnagiri sites. These sites which are also enriched with Buddhist monuments and ancient sculptures. In the evening, return to the hotel in Bhubaneswar for a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04: BHUBANESWAR – KONARK – PURI
Start the day with breakfast, after which you can leave for Puri. Stop en-route at Konark to visit the famous Sun temple. The marvelous temple is a testimony of the fine art of sculptures. Though ravaged, the temple is a charming site to spend time at.
Later, resume your drive. Stop at Pipli, where Applique an age-old craft of Orissa is practiced. Witness the art of applique, where brightly colored fabrics are stitched over another base fabric in beautiful patterns. Shop for souvenirs.
Re-start your drive to Puri. On arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Relax for the day. In the evening leave for a leisurely walk on the Puri beach. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05: PURI
Start the day early with a quick bath for a visit to the Jagannath Temple. The Jagannath Puri Temple is one of the Chardham destinations in India. The holy pilgrimage site is visited by crowds from all over the world throughout the year. The temple walls are embellished with exquisite carvings depicting the life of Lord Krishna. Later in the day go for a sightseeing tour. Cover the major tourist attractions like Swargadwar, Sakshi Gopal temple and the Gundicha temple. In the evening, get to the Puri beach for a sunset stroll. There are numerous stalls lined up around the beach. Look for street food, handicrafts and other delights. Retire for the night in the hotel in Puri.
Day 06: PURI – CHILKA – GOPALPUR
After an early breakfast, drive to Gopalpur. Gopalpur is a beautiful and quiet beach destination situated in the Bay of Bengal in the State of Orissa. On the way, visit the Chilka Lake. Chilka is the largest brackish water lake in Asia inhabited by innumerable species of birds. After the visit continue drive to Gopalpur. The major tourist attractions include Taratarini, Jaugada, Ansupa Lake, Hirakud Reservoir Taptapani, Mahuri Kalua, Patisonapur Beach, and Chandragiri. Retire for the night at the hotel.
Day 07: GOPALPUR – RAYAGADA
After breakfast, drive to Rayagada. Rayagada is a tribal village famous for tribal craftsmanship. Set in the middle of the lush green forests, beautiful meadows, stunning waterfalls, terraced valleys, the rich tribal life and culture is preserved.
On arrival, check-in at one of the listed hotels. After resting for a while drive to visit Hatipathar. The area is blessed with great scenic beauty. Visit the two waterfalls on the course of River Nagavali. Return to the hotel for staying the night.
Day 08: RAYAGADA – BISAMKATAK – RAYAGADA
Have a quick breakfast in the morning after which you drive to Bisamkatak. The Bisamkatak village is famous for its tribal craftsmanship. Visit the weekly market. The market is attended by thousands of foreign tourists. Donoria Kondha ornamental and other handicraft products are the allure of the market. You can check out the unique handicrafts. These make good remembrances of the tribal heritage. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 09: RAYAGADA – CHATIKONA – JEYPORE
Post breakfast, drive straight to Chatikona. Whiel you drive towards your destination in the morning enjoy watch the Dongria kondhs men and women coming down from the mountains. They bring different kinds of fruits and livestock for the interesting weekly market. Here these tribals mix with other communities and batter for various commodities. Enjoy exploring. Later drive to Jeypore, trade hub of the Koraput district. On arrival check-in to your hotel.
Day 10: JEYPORE – ONKUDELLI – JEYPORE
Next morning start towards Onkudelli. Onkudelli is the house of famous Bonda tribes. These nature worshippers gather on a weekly basis. Visit the colorful markets of Bonda, Gadaba and Didayee. Post lunch, visit the traditional Boro-Gadaba villages. Here you can enjoy the company of the colorful and friendly tribals of Orissa. It is a unique opportunity to see such a colorful concentration of a typical tribal at one place. Later drive back to Jeypore for overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 11: JEYPORE – GUPTESWAR – JEYPORE
Start the day with breakfast after which you leave for excursion to Gupteswar. Gupteswar is located at the top of a limestone hill situated at a height of 500 meters above the sea level. Do not miss to visit the famous cave shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Also visit the Dharua Gond tribal villages of Orissa. Later in the day on your way back to Jeypore, stop at a pottery village. Return to your hotel for the night.
Day 12: JEYPORE – VISAKHAPATNAM
Next morning, drive to Visakhapatnam. Visakhapatnam is a paradise for tourists of all kinds. Whether it be natural lovers, wild animal enthusiasts, bird watchers or environmental lovers, every visitor has lots to see and do. On arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while, set off for a sightseeing tour of Visakhapatnam. Start your tour with a stop at the Borra Caves, War memorial, Dolphin’s Nose, Gangavaram beach and Kailasa Giri. In the evening, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 13: VISAKHAPATNAM / DEPARTURE
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and we transfer you to the visakhapatnam airport for your onward flight, the trip ends with extremely fond memories and an experience you will cherish for a life time.