|Tribal fascination of Orissa
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Bhubaneshwar - Baliguda - Belghar - Rayagada - Chatikona - Koraput - Jaipore - Ankadeli - Lamptaput - Kunduli - Nandapur - Taptapani - Chilika Lake - Bhubaneshwar - Delhi
09 Nights / 10 Days
Day 1: Arrival Delhi
Arrival Delhi, transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting India Gate, Qutub Minar, President’s House, Lotus Temple etc. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Morning half day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting Red Fort, Shanti Vana, Raj Ghat – a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi – the father of Nation, etc. Afternoon free. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Bhubaneshwar - Baliguda
[Distance-300 kms, Driving Time-07 Hrs + Visit to villages]
Morning transfer to domestic airport to board flight for Bhubaneshwar. Arrival Bhubaneshwar, drive Baliguda. After Breakfast, drive to Baliguda enroute visiting typical Orissan villages, Picnic Lunch on the way. On arrived at Baliguda check-in to hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Baliguda - Belghar - Rayagada
[Distance -200 kms, Driving Time - 4/0 hrs. + Visit]
Early morning after breakfast, drive to Belghar to visit trek into the villages of Kutia Kondh Tribes inside the forest and mountains. The Kondhs were once famous in the history for their Human Sacrifice. The Kondhs are simple, frank and very hospitable. They are healthy, strong. After visiting them, picnic lunch, and proceed to Rayagada. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Rayagada.
Day 5: Rayagada - Chatikona - Koraput - Jaipore (Must be a Wednesday)
[Distance -240 kms, Driving Time -06 Hrs + Visit ]
After breakfast drive down to Chatikona to watch the interesting colorful weekly market of Dongaria Kondh Tribes. This tribe is one of most primitive tribe of the Kondh's they live in the high slopes of the Niyamagiri Hills. These people are horticulturists. They grow of fruits like Orange. Pineapple, Banana Etc. The male people are using earring. Nose-ring and keep their hair like woman. Later drive to Jeypore enroute visit some villages of Paraja tribes lunch en route. On arrival at Jaipore, transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Jeypore - Ankadeli - Lamptaput - Jeypore
[Distance-180 kms, Driving Time-4 hrs + Visit]
After breakfast, drive to Ankadeli to visit the famous Bonda tribes, [A sub race of Austromongoloids] who comes once every, week for their weekly market. It is a unique opportunity to see such a colorful concentration of typical tribals at one place. Most interesting is to watch the Bonda woman in their colorful Jewellaries and marketing commodities. Later continue drive to Lampatput and the near by villages are famous for another interesting and primitive tribes of Orissa is the "Gadaba". They are one of the early settlers of this country and trace their origin to the time of Ramayana. Your can also watch the famous and beautiful dance of this tribe the Dehmsa. The Gadabas are musical. Return drive to Jeypore. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Jeypore - Kunduli - Nandapur - Jeypore
[Distance -200 kms, Driving Time- 5 Mt. + Visit.]
After breakfast, drive to Kunduli weekly market. It is the biggest market of the tribal area where you will find the main concentration of the beautiful Sana Paraja & Mali tribes. Later Proceed to some of villages to watch the beautiful village life etc. & we will make you small trekking inside the beautiful valley of Nandpur. Evening return drive to Jeypore. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Jeypore - Taptapani
[Distant - 300 kms, Driving Time 8 Hrs visit.]
After breakfast, drive to Taptapani enroute visit some Bada Paraja villages. Bada Paraja are well dressed with more ornamental in the body. Also visit some Saora Villages. Later drive down to Taptapani. 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. Arrive in the evening at Taptapani, check-into hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Taptapani - Chilika Lake - Bhubaneshwar
After breakfast drive down to Chilika Lake, the largest brackish Water lake in Asia. In winter Chilika aflutter with thousands of migratory birds as far as from Siberia. Cruise around the lake. Later continue drive to Bhubaneshwar, watch the Salt Production en route on arrival at Bhubaneshwar, check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Bhubaneshwar - Delhi
Day free. Evening transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Arrival Delhi, transfer from domestic airport to international airport to board flight for home.