Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destination Covered:- Delhi - Bhubaneswar- Lalitgiri-Ratnagiri-Udaigiri-Bhubaneswar- Baliguda- Belghar- Rayagada- Chatikona-Jeypore- Bonda-Lampatput- Jeypore– Kundali- Jeypore- Taptapani- Puri- Konark- Puri -Bhubaneswar- Delhi
Day 1 Delhi- Bhubaneswar
Arrive Bhubaneswar Airport from Delhi. Assistance upon arrival and transfer to Hotel.
Bhubaneswar, the 'Cathedral City' was once the capital of an ancient kingdom. Today this bustling centre for commerce and religious activity is Orissa's modern capital. Having merged its intriguing past so uniquely with its modern aspirations, it forms an integral link in the Golden Triangle that incorporates the holy city of Puri and Konark, for the tourists that flock to pay their homage to the religious, cultural and natural wonders that abound here.
In the afternoon sightseeing of Bhubaneswar city visiting:-
Orissa State Museum - The museum at the top of Lewis Road, or near Kalpana Square showcases some of Orissa's finer archaeological remains and treasures displayed in various galleries.
Museum of Man - Also known as the Tribal Research Institute located near the CRP Square has collection of tribal dresses, weapons and jewellery representing more than 60 different tribal groups mostly concentrated in southern parts of Orissa.
Pathani Samantha Planetarium - Named after the illustrious astronomer of Orissa, the planetarium situated near the Acharya Vihar Square features program related to astronomy in a domed shaped air conditioned auditorium.
Orissa Modern Art Gallery - Set with the sole objective to promote contemporary Orissan art, the Gallery at Surya Nagar has an array of work in oil and water, sculptures, serigraphy, etching, lithography, wood carvings showing myriad aspects of life.
Ekamra Haat - A showcase of Orissa's art, craft, culture and cuisine, set amidst lush green environment. Ekamra Haat is on a 5 acre plot is managed by IDCO, on behalf of the State government.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2 Bhubaneswar-Lalitgiri-Ratnagiri-Udaigiri-Bhubaneswar
After breakfast full day excursion to Lalitgiri - Ratnagiri - Udaigiri -Bhubaneswar (Jain & Buddhist Monasteries and also called golden triangle of the east) and caves and also visiting Jain and Buddhist occupation of this region. The Jain caves are among the earliest in India and all the caves were built during the 150 years before Christ.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3 Bhubaneswar- Baliguda
After breakfast depart Bhubaneswar to Baliguda visiting en route to visit typical Orissa weavers village.
After lunch drive straight to Baliguda arriving in the hotel in the evening.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 4 Baliguda
After breakfast full day visit Tribal Villages as well as where women Tattoo their faces.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 5 Baliguda- Belghar- Rayagada
After breakfast depart Baliguda for Belghar for trekking into the villages of Kutia Kondh Tribes inside the forest and mountains. The Kondhs were once famous in the history for their Human Sacrifice. The Kondhs are very simple, frank and they are very hospitable. Their height is average standard healthy, strong , very jolly and do not think of future like.
Lunch on the way.
After lunch proceed to Rayagada arriving in Hotel by evening.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 6 Rayagada-Chatikona-Jeypore
After breakfast depart Rayagada to Chatikona to visit the interesting colorful weekly market on Wednesday of Dongaria Kondh Tribes. This tribe is one of most primitive tribe of the Kondh's and they live in the high slopes of the Niyamagiri Hills. These people are horticulturists and grow fruits like orange. pineapple, banana Etc. The male people are using earring. Nose-ring and keep their hair as woman.
Lunch on the way.
After lunch proceed to Jeypore en route to visit some villages of Paroja tribes arriving in the hotel by evening.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 7 Jeypore-Bonda-Lampatput- Jeypore
Morning full day excursion to visit the famous Bonda tribes who comes once every week for their weekly market. It is a unique opportunity to see such colorful concentration of typical tribes at one place. Most interesting is to watch the Bonda woman in their colorful Jewel Aries and marketing commodities.
Lunch on the way.
After lunch proceed to Lampatput and nearby villages which are famous for another interesting and primitive tribes of Orissa is the Gadaba. They are one of the early settlers of this country and trace their origin to the time of Ramayana. You can also watch the famous and beautiful dance of this tribe the Demsa.
After visiting Lampatput return to Jeypore arriving in Hotel by evening.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 8 Jeypore – Kundali- Jeypore
Morning excursion to Kunduli weekly market which is the biggest market of the tribal area where you will find the main concentration of the beautiful Sana Paroja & Mali tribes.
Lunch on the way.
After lunch proceed to some of villages to watch the beautiful village life etc. & we will make you small trekking inside the beautiful valley of Nandpur.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9 Jeypore- Taptapani
After breakfast depart Jeypore for Taptapani en route to visit Bada Paroja villages which is very well dressed with more ornamental in the body and also visit some Saora Villages.
Lunch on the way.
After lunch drive down to Taptapani. If anywhere nature reveals its enigmatic charisma, it is here in Taptapani, an exotic world of wonder. Enjoy the nature close to your heart and carry the memory years to come. A hot spring which till dates the local habitat use on a mark of blessing.
After visiting Taptapani drive straight to Hotel arriving late in the afternoon.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 10 Taptapani- Puri
After breakfast depart Taptapani for Chilika Lake visiting the largest brackish water lake in the country. In winter Chilika lake flutters with thousands of migratory birds as far as from Siberia.
After visiting the lake drive straight to Puri arriving in Hotel by late in the afternoon.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 11 Puri- Konark- Puri
After breakfast sightseeing of Puri, which is also famous for its golden beach, ideal for swimming and surfing. It offers the rate experience of watching both sunset and sunrise from the same beach. But the fame of Puri emanates most from the Jagannath Temple, which contributed the world "juggernaut" to the English language. This 12th century temple is known for its annual "Rath Yatra" or "Car Festival". Within its precincts are the smaller temples of Vimala, Lakshmi and Vishnu and the Ananda Bazar the world's biggest food market. Non Hindus are not allowed in the temple.
After lunch excursion to Konark Temple :-The thirteenth century Sun Temple stands on a desolate stretch of blowing sand, an awesome relic of Konarak's ancient legacy as a busy center of Orrisan culture and commerce.
After seeing Konark drive back to Puri arriving at the hotel by evening.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 12 Puri-Bhubaneswar
After breakfast depart Puri for Bhubaneshwar arriving in Hotel in the afternoon.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 13 Bhubaneswar- Delhi
Transfer to Bhubanewar airport for flight to Delhi.