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Tribes of Orissa
Tribes of Orissa
( 09 night/10 days )

Tribes of Orissa – 10 days

Day 01: Arrive Bhubaneshwar - A warm welcome on arrival by our representatives at the airport and transfer to hotel. If time permits, visit temples of the city. Overnight.

 

Day 02: Bhubaneshwar - After breakfast, visit the Diamond triangle (Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri and Udaigiri), dated back to the 1st century, Buddhists excavation site and more. Overnight.

 

Day 03: Bhubaneshwar / Joranda / Bhubaneshwar - After breakfast, travel to Joranda, headquarter the of Mahima cult. Visit the monasteries where the monks wear barks of trees. Overnight.

 

Day 04: Bhubaneshwar / Puri - After breakfast, visit Jain caves and later travel to Puri. Early Jain cave temples are located on the twin hills of Udayagiri and Khandagiri, constructed during the Chedi dynasty (2nd century BC - 1st century AD). The caves are famous for some fabulous art work. Overnight.

 

Day 05: Puri - After breakfast, visit Konark Sun-temple and Jagannath temple.  Overnight.

 

Day 06: Puri / Gopalpur - After breakfast, travel to Gopalpur and 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. Overnight.

 

Day 07: Gopalpur / Rayagada - After breakfast, visit Rayagada and Desia Kondh villages.

Rayagada, the headquarter 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. Overnight.

 

Day 08: Rayagada / Jeypore - After breakfast, visit Chhatikona Dongariya Kondh market and then visit Jeypore.          

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

 

Day 09:Jeypore - After breakfast, travel to Onkudelli, the interesting markets of Bonda, Gadaba and Didayee. Later visit Ollar Gadaba village on the way back to the hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 10: Jeypore / Vishakhapatnam / Depart - After breakfast, visit Kunduli tribal market on your way to Vishakhapatnam.

Kunduli weekly market is the biggest market of the tribal area where you will find the main concentration of the beautiful Sana Paroja and Mali tribes. Arrive Vishakhapatnam and transfer to airport to board flight for your journey back home.

 

Hotel list –

Bhubneshwar – New Marrion

Puri – Hans Coco Palms

Gopalpur – Swasti Palms Resort

Rayagada – Sai International

Jeypore – Hellow Jaypore

 

Our above package quotation includes:-

·         Accommodation in Sharing Double room basis (09 nights) standard category of rooms as per the hotels mentioned above or similar.

·         Stay on bed and breakfast at all place basis. Except from Day 06 to Day 10 where on full board basis

·         Assistance and all transfers – airport / hotel / airport.

·         Air-conditioned transportation as per the itinerary.

·         Entrance fees to the monuments

·         Accompanying English speaking guide for sightseeing.

·         Boat ride on Chilika Lake.

·         All current government taxes

 

Above quotation does not include:-

·         Any Meal, unless specified.

·         Any airfare (International flight)

·         Visa fee & Airport tax

·         Tips to the guide, driver, and restaurants

·         Porterage at the airport and hotels

·         Any expenses of personal nature such as, drinks, laundry, telephone calls, insurance, camera fees, excess baggage, emergency / medical cost etc.

·         Any increase in costs beyond our control such as fuel and airfare increase, additional Government levies and taxes etc

NOTE:As you are aware after the news reporting of ' Human Safari ' in Feb 12 and subsequent restriction in tribal areas partial ban has been implemented in the tribal areas. The ban is still prevailing at the tribal areas and we need to apply for local permission from District Collector office with scanned copies of valid passport and visa at least three weeks in advance to process the permit for visiting the tribal areas. To value the local sentiments of the tribal community photography is also restricted at the tribal markets+ primitive village. The tour can only be operated by a tour operator recognized by the State Government and clients to be accompanied by a licence local guide. This needs to be briefed to clients. Since Nov 2012 tribal tours are successfully operating but with conditions mentioned above. All visits to the tribal areas are subject to local conditions prevailing at the time of visits. However at Chattisgarh photography is allowed in the tribal areas.

Accommodation at the tribal areas are basic standard air conditioned rooms with attached bath and not to be taken as deluxe and luxury accommodation.

Day 08 must be a Wednesday to cover the Dhongria Kondh tribe weekly market at Chatikona and Day 09 must be a Thursday to cover the Bonda tribe weekly market.

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