East India Cultural Tour
Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations : Bhubaneshwar - Ratna Giri - Baliguda - Belghar
- Kothagargh - Rayagada - Jeypore - Ankadeli - Lamptaput - Kunduli - Nandapur
- Laxmipur - Taptaoani - Chilka - Puri - Bhubaneshwar.
Day 01 : Bhubaneshwar
On Arrival at Indira Airport or The Railway Station in Bhubaneswar. Reach
and transfer to hotel. Proceed for half-day tour of the city. Overnight stay
at hotel in Bhubaneswar.
Day 02 : Bhubaneshwar - Ratna Giri - Bhubaneshwar
Full day excursion to Ratnagiri after breakfast. Overnight stay at hotel in
Day 03 : Bhubaneshwar - Baliguda
After breakfast proceed further to reach Baliguda. Arrival at Baliguda, check
in the Hotel to relax and enjoy dinner of Indian food. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 04 : Baliguda
Today after breakfast you will make a visit the different Villages & Desai
Kondh. Overnight stay at hotel in Baliguda.
Day 05 : Baliguda - Belghar - Kothagargh - Rayagada
After breakfast you will depart to Belghar area visit of a few Huttiya Kondha
Tribal Villages & Weekly Market at Kothagarh. Proceed to explore the villages
of the primitive Kutia kondh Tribes, once famous for the human sacrifice.
Living in the mountain / forest cores are friendly tribal community. You can
take small/ long trek as you wish. Lunch on the way. Drive down to Rayaguda.
Arrive in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 : Rayagada - Jeypore
Morning proceed to Chatikona to witness the Interesting & colourful weekly
market of the Dongaria kondh tribes.This day this interesting ornamental Tribes
come down from their mountain will known as Niayamgiri hill range. This is
an unique opportunity to witness them before they come and mix with other
community in the market, so we will take you 2/3 km from the market near the
Niyamgiri hill, so to watch & enjoy these community coming down with different
kinds of fruits, animal etc. Free time in the market. Overnight at Jeypore.
Day 07 : Jeypore - Ankadeli - Lamptaput - Jeypore
After early breakfast proceed to Ankadelli witness the most primitive, interesting
& unique tribal weekly market of the Bonda tribes. The place is the border
of the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh, divided by river Machkund, with
interest waterfall, mountain & forest.
You will be taken inside for about walk to witness the Bonda man & woman
coming down from the forest side. It is being considered that at present Bondas
are the most primitive tribe of India or otherwise known as the Nakate tribes
of the mountain. Bonda women with their silver & brass rings around the
neck, hundred of necklaces on the body, shaved hair a small cloth wrapped
down to cover half of the private areas are out of any history book. In the
other side the Bonda men with their bow & arrow with country made liquor.
A fascinating one to watch. Photography in the market is restricted, so you
can take photo on this time. Late afternoon drive back to Jeypour. Overnight
Day 08 : Jeypore - Kunduli - Nandapur - Jeypore
Morning proceed to witness the biggest tribal weekly market of Sanaparoja
& Mali tribes in Kunduli 65 km away via Sunabeda. It is a very colorful
market. Later drive down to Nandapur to visit village of Sanaparoja tribes.
Visit village khilus. Saana Padar, Bda Padar with small trekking and later
later drive down to Jeypour.
You can also morning proceed to Gupteswar. Visit and walk through villages
of Ramanguda, Dogariguda, Silpader, Talur etc. There is an interesting tribe
where the males like to put ornaments living in the border of Madhya Pradesh.
Visit the Cave temple of lord Shiva in the hidden mountain famous among the
tribes. Later drive down to Nuagaon to witness the beautiful tribal weekly
market of Sana Paroja and then back to hotel at evening. Overnight stay at
Hotel in Jaypore.
Day 09 : Jeypore - Laxmipur - Rayagada
Visit Dhuruba Tribe, Laxmipur, of the Bondas Region. Also Visit Jagannath
Temple & Tribal Museum at Koraput (The Jagannath Temple is a new temple
built on 1972. Here Non Hindus are allowed inside the Temples and all activities
are similar to Jagnnath Temple of Puri). Lunch on the way. Overnight stay
at hotel in Rayagada.
Day 10 : Rayagada - Taptaoani - Chilla
After breakfast, Proceed to Chilka. Visit Taptapani on your way. Overnight
stay at hotel in Chilka.
Day 11 : Chilka - Puri
Drive to Puri after breakfast. Reach Puri and relax in the beach. Overnight
stay at hotel in Puri.
Day 12 : Puri
Proceed for a tour of Puri after breakfast covering Jagnnath Temple and Konark
(The Sun Temple). Overnight stay at hotel in Puri.
Day 13 : Puri - Bhubaneshwar
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Bhubaneshwar Airport to board flight to Delhi
or onward Destination.