Best Of Orissa Ethnic and Cultural Tour
Arrival at Bhubaneswar and Transfer to Puri. Rest of the day Relax on the beach. Overnight
Morning Excursion to visit the World heritage site, The Sun Temple of Konark. Afternoon visit the Famous Jaganntha Temple of Puri,Kumbhar pada and Artisan Village Nayakpatna.
Back to Hotel. Overnight
After Breakfast proceed to Bhuabaneswar en-route visiting appliqué works of Pipili, 64 Yogini Temple of Heerapur and Ashokan Rock edicts of 3rd Century BC at Dhauli.Check in hotel. Later Visit Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves of Bhubaneswar of 2nd Century B C. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning visit Bhubaneswar temples including Parasurameswar,Muketeswar, Rajrani,Brahmeswar,Lingaraj and Vaital. Later visit Orissa State Museum and Tribal Museum. Overnight at Hotel.
Early morning drive to Chandbali/Gupti/Jay Nagar to board the Boat to Bhitarkanika National Park.
Arrival by boat at the gate of Bhitarkanika National Park and Collect the permit and then boating inside the park of Mangrove Forest in search of wild animal and Crocodile. Check in the Guest House /Camp/Hotel. Overnight.
Morning boating inside the park visits Baga Gahan the Birds island and walk around forest. After Lunch walk around the Villages. Overnight.
Morning board the boat to Chandbali/Gupti/Jay Nagar and later drive to Dhenkanal enroute visiting lalitigiri,Ratnagiri and udaygiri, three Buddhist Archeological sites of Orissa. Overnight.
Morning visit the textile Village of Ekat Nuapatna and Dokra Metal casting Village.
After Lunch visit Joranda, the Monastery of Mahima cult with nude monks. Witness their evening prayer and Back to Hotel. Overnight.
Early morning drive to Keonjhar enroute visiting Fakirpur,Tassar Silk Village. Overnight at Keonjhar
Morning visit Mankedia Tribal Villages and Afternoon visit Khichakeswari Temple. Overnight at Keonjhar.
|Day11||Keonjhar – Sambalpur.
Morning drive to Sambalpur en route visiting Juanga Tribal Villages. Overnight at Sambalpur.
Morning drive to Bolangir enroute visiting Few textile Villages of Sambalpuri Design. overnight.
Morning visit textile villages around Sonpur Area and afternoon drive to Bhawanipatna. Overnight.
Morning visit Manikeswari temple in Palace Area and later drive to Jeypore.Overnight.
Early morning drive to visit Bondo and Gadabas on the way to their weekly market ON THURSE DAY ONLY and at their market at Onnukudeli.Overnight.
Drive for kunduli to visit the biggest maket of Koraput district where various Tribes like Mali,Katia Kondh and sana Paroja etc meet once in a week ON FRIDAY ONLY .Further visit of Mali and the sana Paroja Villages and Sri Jagannath Temple and Tribal Museum at Koraput. Back to Jeypore. Overnight.
Drive to Kenduguda to visit Dhuruva Tribes a sub group of famous GOND tribe of Bastar Region,a poorest group scattered in the deep forest.Their hamlets are ideally located on the bank of river Kolab.Walking along the river is enchanting.
On the way back visit Cave of Temple of Gupteswar and Dhuruba-Bhumia Market at Baligaon ON SATURDAY ONLY