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Best of Odisha (Orissa) Tour

Package Duration
15 Days / 14 Nights
Destination Covered
Bhubaneswar - Rayagada - Ganjam

  • Day 1 : ( sat)-Bhubaneswar:

    Description :

    Arrival at the airport of Bhubaneswar meet our representative and transfer to hotel, if time permit visit the ancient Jain cave (2nd century BC) Khandagiri and Udaygiri.

    Overnight- Bhubaneswar

    Day 2 : (sun)-Bhubaneswar-Chilika Lake- Phulbani (6hr drive+ visit)

    Description :

    Morning drive toward Phulbani (the entrance of Tribal communities) enroute meet the migratory and residential birds while boating (catamaran boat with boatman)
    Afternoon meet Kondh tribes at their isolated village. Check in a nice hotel and relax.

    Overnight – Phulbani

    Day 3 : (Mon)- Phulbani-Kutia Kondh Village- Rayagada (4.30hr drive+ visit)

    Description :

    Meet the Kutia Kondh (tattoo faced) tribes at their isolated village of Kondhmal area while hiking (1.30hr). Then check in a clean comfort hotel at Rayagada.

    Overnight – Rayagada.

    Day 4 : (Tue)- Lanjia Saura Tribal village- camping at Desia tribal village ( 5hr drive+ visit)

    Description :

    Meet the colorful Lanjia saura tribe at their isolated village of Gunupur region.

    Afternoon departure for Desia Kondh tribe at their village of lush green and high hill area (but motareble road is there up to the village). Overnight camping over there.
    ( the people are very friendly, during camping enjoy the tribal song by the young tribal females arranged by us)

    Overnight – camping at Desia tribal village.

    Day 5 : (Wed)-Dunguria Kondh Tribal Market-Kuvi Kondh Village-Mali Tribe Village- Jeypore (5hr Drive+ Visit)

    Description :

    Meet the colourful Dunguria (Dongaria) tribe Kondh people at their weekly market. While drive towards Jeypore enroute visit the Kuvi Kondh village and Mali village

    Evening if time permit free evening for self to explore the life style of Jeypore local on the grand palace road while walking

    Overnight – Jeypore

    Day 6 : (Thursday)-Bonda Tribe Weekly Market- Gadhava Tribe Village-Waterfall-Camping At Dhuruba Tribal Vill

    Description :

    Meet the most colourful Bondo tribe at their weekly market (Onkadelly ) and then after enjoy the gorgeous waterfall at Duduma and explore the life style of Gadhava people at their village and then drive to Gupteswar region / our guide / driver buy the local fish or chicken from the nearest market- Baipariguda for camping .
    Enjoy the Dhemsa tribal group dance with camp fire during evening (arrange by us)

    Overnight – Camping At Dhuruba Tribal Village

    Day 7 : (Friday)-Hiking Dhuruba Tribal village- Bhumiya tribal village- Jeypore (2hr drive+visit)

    Description :

    Morning explore and excursion the life style of Dhuruba tribal village- Siribedha , kenduguda , taluru, chilipadar along with wild river Saveri while hiking (it is flat land)
    Note- Please carry drinking bottle water during hiking.
    Visit also Bhumiya tribal village and excursion their life style.

    Overnight – Jeypore

    Day 8 : (sat)- Gond tribal village / Pre-historic rock art site- Bhavanipatna (5hr drive+visit)

    Description :

    Morning drive towards Kalahandi (one of the famous princely state of weastern orissa), enroute hiking the Gond tribal village and pre- historic rock art site
    Check in a nice heritage palace, meet the greet by the royal family with royal hospitality.
    Enjoy the royal dinner at their dinning hall.
    Over night the same palace (heritage property).

    Overnight- Bhavanipatna

    Day 9 : (sun)- Ranipur Jharial (64 yogini temple)- Balangir textile weaving village- Sonepur(4.30hr drive+ v

    Description :

    Morning proceed towards Sonepur (the second temple city of orissa) enroute visit the ancient 64 yogini temple (10th c AD) at Ranipur Jharial, meet the unique textile weaver at their weaving village near Balangir (famous for Bomkai pattern) , check in an only basic hotel at Sonepur. ( but it has proper big room, large bed, fan, aircon, with attached toilet and bathroom)

    Overnight- sonepur

    Day 10 : (mon)- Boating on Mahanadi/ Sonepur- Bauda- Dhenkanal ( 4.30hr drive+ visit)

    Description :

    Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Mahanadi river ghat while on catamaran boating (with boatman) , enroute visit the unique ancient star shaped temple at Bauda (9th c AD).
    Check in a nice heritage palace at Dhenkanal. Enjoy the royal dinner with royal hospitality at the royal dinning hall.

    Overnight- Dhenkanal

    Day 11 : (tue)- Textile Village-Joranda - Dhenkanal (4.30hr drive+ visit)

    Description :

    meet the famous weavers of unique textile village at Nuapatna ( famous for tie and dye popularly called ikat). Check in the nice heritage palace of Orissa-in Dhenkanal. Meet the greet by the royal family and post lunch drive toward Joranda (an unique place for Mahima sadhus , excursion their culture at their famous monastery and very special worship during sun set. Back to Dhenkanal palace. Enjoy the royal food during evening at their royal dining hall and before bonfire at royal garden.

    Overnight –Dhenkanal

    Day 12 : (wed)-Dhenkanal- Lalitgiri-Udaygiri- Ratnagiri- Bhubaneswar(4hr drive+ visit)

    Description :

    visit the Diamond Triangle of orissa Laligiri- Udaygiri & Ratnagiri. Excursion the ancient ruined Budhist University (Mahavihar- stupa- chaitya) – since 1st BC till 12th c AD. (Mahayana Buddha)

    Overnight – Bhubaneswar

    Day 13 : (thur)-Bhubaneswar temple tour- Raghurajpur- Puri (2hr drive+ visit)

    Description :

    Visit the famous ancient temple of Bhubaneswar such as Parasurameswar, Mukteswar- Rajarani , Brahmeswar & Lingaraj (on platform).
    Meet the traditional painters at their heritage village- Raghurajpur. Enjoy the classical gotipua- odisha dance at the village ambiance (Gurukul, organize by us).

    Overnight – Puri

    Day 14 : (fri)- Puri (heritage walk/ cycle rickshaw tour) – Konark- Puri (2hr drive+visit)

    Description :

    Morning heritage walk of old part of Puri- to see the activities of local and also cycle rickshaw trip to see the cremation place, old pond, Jagannath temple( on the top of old library – because non Hindus are not allowed.) . Afternoon visit the world famous Sun temple at Konark (world heritage site, UNESCO), Excursion the language of stone on 13th c AD.

    Overnight- Puri

    Day 15 : (sat)-Departure

    Description :

    After breakfast drive check out and departure for Bhubaneswar airport to board the flight for your onward journey.

    Tour concludes:

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    This special tailor made itinerary has designed for special interest guest who really wants the colorful part of Odisha. Which is covering temple tour of Bhubaneswar, different ethnic tribal village (complete isolated village and also camping) and their weekly market, colorful textile village, boating on chilika lake, Bhitarkanika National park, Puri, Konark- sun temple, artisan village- Raghurajpur and many more.

  • Package Terms & Conditions :

    Kutia Kondh

    In the Kondha dialect the term “Kuti” means hole. There is legendry tradition among the Kutia explaining that they had been originated form a hole on the earth. According to the legend their supreme God, Sapangada, the Creator, appeared in a place near Guma Village well as some other Gods and Goddesses to look after the worldly beings. The human beings who came out from the holes later became tribals ( Kandhas), Harijans ( Panos) and Oriyas according to their deeds, habits and occupations. Since they had originated from the holes or Kuti they are called “ Kutias” . Now the Holy place of appearance of Spangada is covered under forest. A hereditary Kutia priest called Buduka worships the God annually in a big communal festival named Sapangada Jatra held during January- February.

     

    Some people say that Kutias are fond of tattooing their bodies. Tattooing in Oriya Language is called Chitta Kutta and hence, comes the term “ Kutia” , the people with tattoo marks or Chitta kuta.

     

    LANJIA SAORA:

    The saoras are one of the most ancient tribes of India. Have a racial affinity with the Proto- Australoid stock, their dialect called Sora, comes under the Austro-Asiatic family of Munda group of languages. Lanjia Saora constitutes one of the primitive sections of the Saora tribe. They are so called by their neighbours strip of male loin cloth is worn in such a fashion that both the red embroidered ends hang down in front and back like a tail (Lanja). Their women greatly enlarge their enlarge their ear lobes to wear rounded wooden pegs and have a characteristic tattoo mark down the middle of the forehead. Install the village deities represented by wooden posts at the entrance of the village. Have male and female shamans to serve their magico-religious needs. Famous for their attractive wall paintings,” IDITIAL”. Observe Guar, the secondary burial ritual to commemorate the dead by sacrificing buffaloes and by erecting menhirs. 

     

    DESIA KONDH –

    one of the most colorful tribal community live in the high hill core jungle of Rayagada Dist of Southern orissa ( 1200 mt of sea level , but all weather metal road is there) . they are distinguish with their physical appearance , special costume, ornament and house style.  They are very friendly and like to live with nature. 

    DONGRIA KONDH:

    In the remote mountainous wilderness of the Eastern Ghats region of South Orissa lives a fascinating Kuvi-speaking tribe called, the Dongria Kandha. They inhabit the lofty Niyamgiri hill ranges in the district of Rayagada. They stand apart fromothers for their famous Meria festival, expertise in horticulture and colourful dress, adornments and life style. For being the denizens of hills, forests and highlands (dongar), their neighbours name them Dongria. Dongria men and women are quite fashionable in their personal adornments, that makes them attractive and distinguish them from others. Dongria men put on a long and narrow piece of loin cloth and women use two pieces of cloth, each 3-4 ft. In length. Both men and women grow long hair. A wooden comb (kokuya) is fixed at the hair knot of men and women which adorns the hair-lock and keeps the hair tight. A tiny knife (pipli) with colourful thread balls at its metal handle, adorns the hair lock of women. Men and women put on aluminum neck rings, beads & coin necklaces (kekodika), finger rings. In addition to that women wear bangles, anklets, toe rings. Both men and women wear earrings and nose-rings.

     

    Bonda tribe: in the wild and remote mountainous country located towards the south-western tip of the Malkanigiri highlands lives a unique tribal community called- “Bonda”. The tribesmen identify themselves as “Remo” (man). Bonda speak a language of their own that belongs to the Austro- Asiatic (South Mundari) language group. Bonda men are brave and bold. They derive their identity from their arms, such as bow, arrows, long knife which they always carry and sago palm-wine which is their most favorite drink. The Bonda women with their clean-shaven head decorated with head bands of Palmyra strips and plaited fillets of caryota fibber. Mass of colorured beads and shell strings, brass neck rings and necklaces hanging down even below the navel and the brass bangles covering the whole of the lower arms are the typical ornamentation of the Bonda Women. A short and narrow strip of striped loin-cloth woven at home by a double-bar tensioned loom covering only the private parts comprises the woman’s wear.

     

    Note: Now there is no restriction for photography or videography in the tribal market and villages. We are the only tour operator in Orissa to introduce the tent tour ( camping ) in different tribal villages- because we have used the local with us to promote the sustainable tour.

    we have movable tent for special interest guest , During tent stay in different tribal villages  we provide tent , clean mattress , bottle drinking water and our driver and guide prepare hygienic cooked food (veg. & non-veg dinner and breakfast) for our guest and we have very nice social relation with almost all tribal community they respect &  warm welcome to our guest during stay in their village and it is purely safety to stay at their. 

    Respect the local and encourage their culture through Responsible tourism.

    Tribal Fair and Festival in orissa 2017 2018
    Mandei at Nabarangpur 1st to 3rd Nov. 1st to 3rd Nov.
    Dhanuyatra festival at  Bargarh 23rd Dec. – 2nd Jan 2018  
    Joranda Mahim Sadhu Fair (Mela) at Joranda   30th & 31st Jan
    Chariot festival at Bissamcuttack & Puri   16th -24th July
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Contact Detail

Orissa Tribal Tours

Contact Person :-

Mr. Jitendra Mohapatra

Address :- Plot No: 927 - Kumuti Sahi, Plot No: 927 - Kumuti Sahi, Plot No: 927 - Kumuti Sahi, Puri - 752001
Primary Number :- 08043693061

Phone :- +91-6752-220039
Mobile :- +91-9439050039


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