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Day 1 : Arrive Kolkata
Arrive Kolkata. On arrival meet and assist at Kolkata Airport and then transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at leisure. Overnight Kolkata Hotel.
Day 2 : Kolkata
After breakfast, full day city tour of Kolkata covering Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Oldest Catholic Church in Calcutta, Howrah bridge, National Museum, Victoria memorial, Mother Teresa House & Marble Temple etc. Dinner & Overnight Kolkata Hotel.
Day 3 : Kolkata
Bishnupur was existing from Gupta Period. The name Malla Dynasty sounds it was a Tribal Dynasty as “Malla” or “Wrestlers” are depicted on those Terracota panels, there are many Wrestling figures are on the panels. We start after breakfast about 8.00 AM for Bishnupur, its about 160 Kms. and 3- 4 Hrs. Drive, On the way we Stop at “Antpur” where our first Terracota Temple situated, a massive “ Atchala” structure (Shaded Structure) where Beautiful work on Stories of Ramayana & Mahabharata on walls at the same time we see some Rural Textile weaving centre. Proceed for Bishnupur through beautiful Bengal Villages on the way and reach about 2.00 PM (Lunch Time) Check in Tourist Lodge and have Lunch there. Around 4.00 PM Start walking to see some of very Interesting Temples of Terracota and Late rite Stone. We return lodge by 6 PM, relax, Dinner and overnight Bishnupur Hotel.
Day 4 : Kolkata
After Breakfast we start again by walk to see the most Important Teracota Temples of Malla Dynasty of 16th Century. These are Master Piece and restored and maintained by ASI, Then we visit “Panchmura” Village which is about 45 Mins. Ddrive where the whole village make the Famous Terracota Horses and toys by clay. Return to Lodge and post Lunch we visit the weaving village of famous “ Baluchori Sarees” of Bengal.Outstanding Presentation of mythological stories on those Silk sarees which is a speciality of Royal Families Nowadays they make Scarf also. Return Lodge. Dinner & Overnight Bishnupur Hotel.
Day 5 : Kolkata
Shantiniketan, the place where Debendra Nath Tagore, father of Rabindra Nath Tagore found Peace when Rabindrnath was a young boy and he did meditation in search of “ Param Brahma” or form of Supreme God in the nature. which Tagore followed his rest of life. Shanti means Peace Niketan mean House / mansion After Breakfast we start for Shantiniketan, about 120 Kms & 3 Hours Drive, the place is famousfor great Poet and Noble Laurete Rabindra Nath tagore and his university “Biswabharati” Work of “Batik” on Cotton and Silk fabric are done by local women and patronized by the institution Lots of Batik work, “Kantha Stitch” can be seen in this area, Chwck in Hotel, and a quick lunch break. Post lunch visit University Campus, Museum and “Batik” Printing places, and village of Famous local folk Singers called “ Baul’ we may get them sing for us by paying. Baul Song and Shaotal dance also can be organized at Hotel in the evening on Extra Payments. Dinner & Overnight Shantiniketan Hotel
Day 6 : Murshidabad
Murshidabad, this was the place where modern period of British India History started after Lord Clive of East India Co. defeated Nawab Shirajuddaula in 1757. This place is full of Interesting Architecture of Mughal era, Hazarduari Palace (Thousand Doors) it was made byBritish for local Muslim Ruler who helped East India Co.in battle of Palassey. Palace is having lots of European objects and paintings.After Breakfast Start for Murshidabad, its about 130 Kms. 3.00 Hours drive, Check in hotel, Post lunch visit Sericulture Institution with Prior appointment and have exclusive visit of Murshidabad Silk Centre and some weavers, Return to hotel by evening, Dinner & Overnight Murshidabad Hotel.
Day 7 : Murshidabad
Post Breakfast we do local sightseeing of the Historical places of Murshidabad, visit most famous Terracota Temple of Barranagar across the River Ganges, then we visit Jain complex where Jain Temples are there, Katra Mosque and the famous Hazar Duari Palace (having 1000 Doors), Palace of Devi Singh, there are also few abandoned interesting Palaces we may see from outside, Back to hotel, Dinner & Overnight Murshidabad.
Day 8 : Krishna Nagar
After breakfast about 8 AM we drive for famous Textile weaving villages of Samudragarh, 100 Kms and about 2.30 Hrs. walking through Textile village to witness how they weave Sarees, we may also visit Kalna Terracota Temples and Guptipara Temple, Most people in this area are Vaishnav by religion, drive to Krishna Nagar. Dinner & Overnight Krishna Nagar
Day 9 : Krishna Nagar
Post breakfast Last part of our journey towards Kolkata. Visit famous “Tant” weaved Cotton Sarees Of Bengal at Shantipur, Fulia & Ranaghat, these all places will be on the way back to Kolkata and Very popular being weavers villages and bulk producer of Bengals cotton Sarees. We return Kolkata by 5.00 – 6.00 PM, Dinner & Overnight Kolkata Hotel.
Day 10 : Second Phase of Tour – Odisha Tour
Breakfast at hotel. Free till departure. In time departure transfer to Airport to catch flight for Bhubneshwar (6E-512/1155 – 1300 hrs.). On arrival meet and assist at airport and transfer to hotel. Free at leisure. Dinner & Overnight Bhubaneshwar Hotel.
Day 11 : Bhubaneswar
Morning after breakfast visit to famous city temples including Lingaraj, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (know as the ‘gem of Orissan architecture’ ) & Rajarani temple. After lunch break visit to Nandankanan Zoo ( closed on Monday ) .This Zoo is famous for the white tiger safari and Botanical garden. Dinner & Overnight Bhubaneswar Hotel.
Day 12 : Pipili
Morning drive to Puri enroute visit Dhauli ( Budhist stupa/ peace pagoda ) , Hirapur ( 64 yogini temple ) , Pipli ( the appliqué work village ) & Raghurajpur ( the Artisan village, the most famous attraction here are the Pattachitra (miniature paintings ), palm leaf engravings, stone carvings, wooden toys, tusser paintings etc. Proceed to Puri and check in to the hotel. Evening visit of Lord Jagannath Temple (Non Hindus are not allowed) / Relax on the golden beach of puri. Dinner & Overnight Puri Hotel.
Day 13 : Konark
Morning drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple ( one of the world famous heritage site & famously known as Black Pagoda ). Enroute visit to Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach (one of the finest beaches with a long stretch of clean sands & the beach has its own lovely serenity ). Return back to Puri. Evening visit to beach market. Dinner & Overnight Puri Hotel.
Day 14 : Chilika lake
Morning drive to Chilika lake at Satpada ( largest brackish water lake ). Take the boat cruise to visit the Irrawaddy Dolphins & Rajhans Island . Return back to Puri. Rest time relax on the golden beach. Dinner & Overnight Gopalpur Hotel.
Day 15 : Patisonapur
Morning after breakfast visit to Taratarini temple ( the legendary temple on the hillock). Back to the hotel. Then visit to Patisonapur beach( quiet & secluded beach). Back to the hotel. Dinner & Overnight Gopalpur Hotel.
Day 16 : Gopalpur
Gopalpur – Dhenkanal - After breakfast proceed to Dhenkanal and enroute visit Nuapatna and Sadeiberuni for special traditional weaving village. Enroute visit the Dokra casting made by the Ghantra tribal village. Dinner & Overnight Dhenkanal Hotel.
Day 17 : Dhenkanal – Sambalpur (220kms 04hrs drive)
Post breakfast proceed to the Sambalpur enroute can be visited Bhimija tribal villages. Check in the hotel. Dinner & Overnight Sambalpur Hotel.
Day 18 : In Sambalpur (150Kms, 05hrs day excursion)
This day is to explore the Barpali weaver’s village exclusively for the Ikkat design of typical weaving of western Odisha. Dinner & Overnight Sambalpur Hotel.
Day 19 : Sambalpur – Sonepore (85kms 02hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Sonepore enroute visit the Humma, leaning temple and later visit some traditional weavers villages. Dinner & Overnight Sonepore Hotel.
Day 20 : Sonepore – Baliguda (175Kms 05hrs drive)
This day drive to Baliguda to visit he Kutia Kondh tribes and their typical huts. Dinner & Overnight Baliguda Hotel.
Day 21 : Baliguda – Rayagada (160Kms 04hrs drive)
Early morning can be hiking to there villages and explored their primitive lives. Then proceed to Kotgarh to visit the weekly tribal market. Must be on Tuesday. Later drive to Rayagada. Dinner & Overnight Rayagada Hotel.
Day 22 : Rayagada – Jeypore (220Kms, 07hrs including visit weekly Haat)
After early breakfast proceed to weekly market at Chatikona for Dongoriya tribes and Desia tribes who are coming to the market On Wednesday only with their horticulture stuffs. Also you will notice their barter exchanges among the communities. Later continue to drive to Jeypore. Enroute can be visited few Muniaka primitive tribal villages. Dinner & Overnight at Jeypore Hotel.
Day 23 : Jeypore (150Kms 06Hrs day excursion)
Early breakfast drive to the hill side tribe called Bonda-Gadba & Didayee also to visit their weekly market at Onkudeli on Thursday. After having pack lunch explore their huts and visit their Dhemsa dance. Dinner & Overnight Jeypore Hotel
Day 24 : Jeypore – Jagdalpur – Bastar (100Kms 03hrs drive)
After relaxing breakfast proceed to the Jagdalpur enroute visit Kotpad weaving village and explore Bastar one of the largest districts of India where different primitive tribes inhabit. Dinner & Overnight at the Bastar Jungle resort.
Day 25 : In/Arround Bastar (150Kms, 05hrs day excursion)
After breakfast proceed to visit Bison Horn Marria villages and Kanger valley National park which hosts the Kotumbsar caves and Tirathgarh rapids. Dinner & Overnight at the Bastar Jungle Resort.
Day 26 : In/ Around Bastar (150Kms, 05hrs day excursion)
Early morning explore the forest surroundings the resort and walk to the near by village. P;M drive to one of the regions largest and magnificent water fall (CHITRAKOTE) at the sun set. Dinner & Overnight at Bastar Jungle Resort.
Day 27 : Bastar – Bora (225Kms 05hrs drive)
After breakfast proceed to Bora caves and Arruku valley. Dinner & Overnight at the Aruku Valley resort.
Day 28 : Third Phase of TheTour – Andhra Pradesh Tour
Day 28: Bora – Vizag *Return home with happy memories (30 Mints to Airport)
Today bid farewell to your “Cultural tours: Tribes & weavings”. Having breakfast assistance on transfer to the Vizag airport to catch flight for Hyderabad. (6E-811/ 1255 – 1405 hrs.). On arrival Hydeerabad Airport pick up and transfer to hotel. Later do Half day sightseeing - proceed on a sight seeing tour of the City Visiting Quli Qutub Shahi Tombs, Golconda Fort with sound and light show Necklace Road and drive around Hussain sagar lake. Dinner & Overnight Hyderbad Hotel.
Day 29 : In Hyderabad
Next morning we take you to explore the entire city. Visit Charminar and walk through the exquisite palaces embellished with intricate carvings. Go inside the Lad Bazar, located just outside the Charminar and shop for some beautiful pearl jewellery which make Hyderabad famous in the world. Also visit the magnificent Birla Mandir, Mecca Masjid, and Salarjung Museum housing some priceless antiques and art. Spend the evening at leisure. Dinner & Overnight Hyderabad Hotel.
Day 30 : Hyderabad – Warangal
Next morning we will leave for our next stop, Warangal, which is just a few hundred kilometers from Hyderabad. We will visit the Thousand Pillar Temple, the Warangal Fort, the Ramappa Temple and Ghanpur Ruins. Dinner & Overnight stay Warangal Hotel.
Day 31 : Warangal – Vijayawada
After breakfast drive to Vijayawada and check into the hotel. Visit the famous Kanaka Durga Temple, Akana and Madana Caves and Malleswaraswami Temple. By afternoon, you will leave for an excursion to Amravati and visit ruins of Buddhist Stupas and Temples. By late evening, you will return to the Vijayawada. Dinner & Overnight Vijaywada Hotel.
Day 32 : Vijaywada - Nagarjuna Sagar – Hyderabad
Morning we will proceed to Nagarjuna sagar visiting the famous Nagarjuna Sagar Dam. You will also get to see the Nagarjuna Konda and Museum after lunch we move on to the Ethipothal Waterfalls, Anupu and return to Hyderabad and spend the night in the hotel. Dinner & Overnight Hyderabad Hotel.
Day 33 : Departure
Back home with sweet memories of India Tour.
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