TRIBES OF ODISHA (ORISSA)
Experience India through its villages and tribal life by exploring Odisha (Orissa)
TRIBES OF ODISHA (ORISSA)
VISAKHAPATNAM – RAYAGADA – SIMILIGUDA – KUNDULI – PURI – CHILKA LAKE – RAGHURAJPURK - KONARK – DHENKANAL – RATNAGIRI – UDAIGIRI – LALITGIRI – BHUBANESWAR
12 DAYS OCTOBER TO MARCH

Experience India through its villages and tribal life by exploring Odisha (Orissa), with its rich heritage of untainted tribal villages and hamlets. Meet the tribal groups and watch them create art, enjoy their dance and music forms, learn their beliefs, and get to experience a completely different kind of holiday.

Tour Highlights
  • TATTOO-FACED LOCALS AT KUTIA KONDH
  • FARMER’S MARKETS
  • VIEW ENCHANTING TRIBAL ARTS
  • BOATING AT CHILKA LAKE
  • VISIT THE SUN TEMPLE OF KONARK
  • BHUBANESHWAR’S ENCHANTING TEMPLES

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    INDIA

  • When
    :

    OCTOBER TO MARCH

  • What
    :

    CULTURE AND HISTORY

Itinerary

Welcome at Visakhapatnam and transfer to hotel in Rayagada. Rest of the day at leisure.

Start your tour with a trip to the Kutia Kondh village and see the symmetrical tattoos on the face of women, done to ensure that people recognise one another in the afterworld.

Drive to Similiguda, visiting the Dongariya Kondh market with its splendid display of local fruits and vegetables, and the Paraja Villages.

Be prepared for a fascinating meeting with the Bonda Tribe as they meet other tribes in their weekly market. Dressed in colourful bead costumes, this tribe prefers isolation.

Visit the weekly market at Kunduli, a village of Potters and watch experts in action. Enjoy a lively dance before driving to Rayagada.

Visit the Chandragiri Tibetan Monastery and Taptapani village with its hot Sulphur springs. Meet tribal groups and visit the Tibetan Settlement with its delightful Monastery before proceeding to scenic Gopalpur at Sea.

Travel to Puri with a stop at Chilka Lake. Enjoy a boat ride and see hundreds of bird species and the famous Chilka dolphins. At Manglajodi, take a country boat ride to visit the villages and meet families from fishing hamlets.

Depart for Konark, stopping at Raghurajpur – a village of artists producing exquisite work on silk, paper, coconuts and even cow dung.

Proceed to Konark to view the magnificent Sun Temple – built like a chariot to trace the Sun God’s journey across time zones and seasons.

Travel to Dhenkanal, exceptionallly located in the valley, and visit the Mahima Alekh Ashram with their unique fire worship rituals.

Enjoy a craft morning with visits to the Nuapatna and Maniabandh weaving villages and the Okra Metal Worker’s village. Visit Sadeibarini where metal craft is perfected to an artform.

See the historic sites of Ratnagiri, Udaigiri and Lalitgiri on the way to Bhubaneswar. Visit ancient Stupas and Monasteries excavated in these hills dating back to the 9th Century AD when Buddhism flourished.

Explore the captivating temples of Bhubaneshwar; our tour includes the Parasurameshwar, Mukteswar, Rajarani and Lingaraj Temples that date back to an era between 5th Century and 11th Century AD. Later, transfer to airport.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inclusions
    2018 FROMTWINSINGLE
    OCT – MAR$3,379$4,595

    *Discounts apply for 3 or more passengers.

    INCLUSIONS

    • Arrival and departure transfers with English speaking driver in each location.
    • All land transportation, from your arrival on day one through to departure on the final day.
    • Good quality, well located accommodation, with private facilities and breakfast daily.
    • Other meals are listed in each itinerary.
    • Private sightseeing tours (except Wellness, Rail and Oberoi cruise), with your own English speaking guide.
    • Porterage for 1 bag per person.
    • Prepayable entrance fees. Some National Parks are pay as you go. We’ll let you know if this applies to you.
    • Camera charges may be extra
    • 24 hour assistance by our trusted partners in each location.
    • Prices are ‘from’ prices and are subject to availability and seasonal price changes.
    • Prices are correct as at 19Mar18 and valid to end 2018.
    • Flights are NOT included. Some internal flights can often be included with your International ticket to save you money. We will discuss flights with you and advise the best options.
    • See full terms and conditions.
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