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TRIBAL TOUR OF ORISSA
The State of Orissa is located in the eastern coast of India The coastal line runs 482 km on the Bay of Bengal . It has a very moderate climate, which though variable at times is very pleasant through out the year except the raining season from June to August. It has a vast tribal population belonging to diverse races and culture. The majority of this population inhabits the forest and hilly regions of Mayurbhanj, Kendujhar, Phulbani, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Balangir, Kalahandi and Korapul districts. Orissa has as many as 62 tribes, the important of which are Kondha, Koya, Bonda, Gadaba, Paraja,Santal, Juang,Oraon, Saoara, Gond, Ho, Kharia, Bhuyan, Binjhal, Bathudi etc. Each of these tribes is marked for its own culture, different from the other. A glimpse of their culture activities may not be out of place to corroborate the same.
TRIBAL TOUR OF ORRISA
Total no of days : 19
Best Season : October-March
Day 1: Arrive Calcutta.
Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon half-day city tour. Overnight in Hotel
Day 2: Calcutta-Bhubaneshwar by train
After breakfast transfer to the railway station in time to board your train for Bhubaneshwar. Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Day 3: Bhubaneshwar-Keonjhar (310 kms;7 hrs)
Depart for Keonjhar. Enroute visit Nuapatna to see the Sari weaving village.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Keonjhar (100 kms;3-4 hrs)
After breakfast drive to a few Juang tribal villages or seri cultural villages. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Keonjhar-Sambalpur (260 kms; 6 hrs)
After breakfast drive for Sambalpur. Overnight at OTDC (Orissa Tourism Development Center).
Day 6: Sambalpur-Bolangiri (150 kms;4 hrs)
Drive for Bolangri, enroute visiting Baripalli and a few Weaver Men’s village and continue your drive to Bolangri. Overnight in hotel.
Day 7: Bolangri-Bhawanipatna (220 kms; 6 hrs)
Drive to Ranipur Jharial. Visit 64 Yogni Temple and then continue your drive to Bhawanipatna. Overnight in Inspection Bunglow.
Day 8: Bhawanipatna
Spend the day exploring a few tribal villages. Overnight in Inspection Bunglow.
Day 9: Bhawanipatna-Jeypore (220 kms; 5 hrs)
Today visit the Kotpad Weaver Man’s village and continue your drive to Jeypore. Overnight in Jeypore.
Day 10: Jeypore (180 kms; 5 hrs)
Drive from Jeypore to Kudmulguma. Vist of Bonda and Didyai Tribal market on Thursday and drive back to Jeypore. Overnight at Jeypore.
Day 11: Jeypore (160 kms;4 hrs)
Drive from Jeypore to Kundli. Visit of Paraja market on Friday. Overnight in hotel.
Day 12: Jeypore-Rayagada (150 kms;4 hrs)
Depart for Rayagada. Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 13: Rayagada (200 kms; 5 hrs)
Drive to Kothagarh (near Belghar). Visit of of Kuttiya Kondha market and a few Kuttiya Villages. Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 14: Rayagada-Taptapani (220 kms;5 hrs)
Drive from Rayagada to Puttasingh. Visit a few Langia Soura villages and drive to Taptapani. Overnight at OTDC at Taptapani.
Day 15: Taptapani-Puri (310 kms; 7 hrs)
Drive to Puri visiting Chilka Lake enroute. Overnight at Puri in Hotel.
Day 16: Puri–Konark-Puri (100 kms; 3 hrs)
Full day visit to Konark. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Puri-Bhubaneshwar (100 kms;3 hrs)
Drive to Bhubaneshwar. On arrival check into your hotel. Afternoon city tour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Bhubaneshwar-Delhi (by air IC 878 dep 1320 hrs -arr 1530 hrs)
Morning free to explore the downtown. After an early lunch transfer to the airport in time to board your flight for Delhi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel in Delhi.
Day 19: Depart for onward journey.