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Odisha tour

Odisha tour
DELHI

BHUBANESWAR

PURI

GOPALPUR

RAYAGADA

VISAKHAPATNAM

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Tour Overview

Odisha is famous for its fascinating cultural heritage, tribal villages, amazing temples, historical monuments and spectacular architecture. Orisha tour across promises you a delightful journey that abounds in discoveries and explorations. We have customized this tour so that you can visit the weekly market of tribal communities like Munda, Saura, kondh, Bonda. These are the best places to see the different tribal people together in a place, where you will be able to differentiate between them according to their costumes, ornament, and jewelry. You will visit some tribal villages, which are well-known for bamboo, silk, and metal crafting.


Tour highlights

  • Visit of famous monuments of Capital City – Delhi

  • Lingaraja and Rajarani temple at Bhubaneswar.

  • Udaigiri and Khandagiri Jain caves.

  • Visit of Jagannath temple and Sun Temple Konark.

  • Visit largest brackish water lake ( Chilika lake) in Asia.

  • visit Joranda Mahima Alekh Ashram

  • Explore of 04 tribal weekly markets.

  • Visit of different tribal villages Including Munda, Saura, kondh, Bonda tribe.


Itinerary

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Day 01 : arrive delhi by flight

Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will meet our airport representative and he will assist your from Delhi Airport to your hotel. He will brief you about your tour and handover all the travel documents.
Rest of the day free at hotel.
Overnight at hotel

Day 02 : delhi- full day city tour

Post breakfast follow the full day city tour of Delhi. Old Delhi built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 AD. You will visit the Raj Ghat where the father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. You will be visiting the museum that was built to commemorate him. You will be driven past the iconic Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a very popular and a busy market in Old Delhi to the next stop - Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic and largest mosques in India - built by Shah Jahan. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk could be quite interesting as this part of the city is quite crowded as it is full of shops. These numerous shops sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household things, etc. and are virtually a shopper's paradise.
In the afternoon, you will visit Qutub Minar, touted as India's largest Minaret. Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 1192 by Turk ruler Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak. You will then move forward to Humayun's tomb, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. Your next stop is India Gate, built in memory of the Unknown Soldiers. You will be driven past the Parliament House, President's House and other Government Secretarial Buildings to your final destination which will be Lakshminarayan Temple, a temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : delhi - bhubaneshwar by flight

Post breakfast you will be transfer in time to Delhi Airport for your flight to Bhubaneshwar. On arrival you will check-in your hotel.
Later afternoon proceed for half day city tour including the visit Chausath Yogini temple. This temple is also known as Tantric Temple and earlier it is use as tantric prayer rituals. Here you will find 64 Joginis idols are standing on an animal. These idols express everything from, sadness, rage, joy and desire. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : bhubaneshwar city tour

Post breakfast you will follow the full day city tour of Bhubneshwar.
Rajarani Temple is one of the most renowned and famous temples located near to Lingaraja Temple and it is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). It was built in the 11th century and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Rajarani temple also called a love temple, because it contains the erotic carvings of couples and women. Next visit to Mukteshwara temples which is also dedicated to Lord Shiva and it was built in the 10th century by the king of the Somavamshi Dynasty. It is famous for its Kalinga style of architecture. Then you will be taken to Lingraja and Brahmesar temple, which was built in the 11th Century. It has been described as one of the finest examples of pure Hindu Temple. This temple is divided into four major parts, The Garba Griha (main sanctum), the hall of prayers, the hall of music and dance, the Bhoga (where devotees can get the Prasad of the Lord)
Afternoon excursion of Udayagri and Khanagiri caves. Khandagiri and Udaipur are known for their beautiful Jain caves. These caves are located on two adjacent hills called Udaygiri and Khandagiri. It is said that these caves were carved out as residential blocks of Jain monks. Here you will find 18 caves in Udaygiri hill and 15 caves in Khandagiri hill.
The Rani Gupha is the largest Gupha as it is two-storied. These caves contain beautiful sculptures of dancing women, royal entourage, and musical instruments. Here you will find different sculptures and inscribed.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : bhubaneshwar - dhenkanal by road (70KMS/2-3HRS)

Post breakfast you will check-out from your hotel and drive by road to Dhenkanal. Dhenkanal is 60 km north from Bhubaneshwar. On arrival, you will check-in your hotel and later visiting Joranda. Here you will visit Mahima clut and also be the part of a religious ceremony at the temple.
Later visit Joranda Mahima Alekh Ashram. This is the headquarter of Mahima Dharma. Mahima Dharma is an Indian religion practiced in Odisha state and it was started by the group of some underprivileged caste people. Its main aims to create a social reform, where they can decrease the dominance of Brahmanism. Here you will be visiting various temples inside the Ashram.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : dhenkanal - puri by road (120km /3-4hrs)

Post breakfast check-out and drive by road to Puri. En-route you will stop at Sadeibareni Dhokra craft village. This village is famous for its bell metal artwork, which is also called Dokra art. Here you will see the lost wax technique (without using any machine), which was the oldest and most advanced method of metal casting known to human civilization. It was believed that this technique was used in Mohenjodaro civilization. Here you will see beautiful metal statues of god, goddess, and daily essentials like thalis, bowl, and glasses. These craftsmen are also expert to make the temples deities and associated ritual objects like bells, lamps which are made by the brass metal.
Later continue drive to Puri en-route visit Nuapatna, which is famous for silk sarees. It is a village which is famous for silk and cotton textiles. The weavers are experts to make a striking range of Sarees with a brilliance, glaze, and texture that is unmatched. Here you can visit the Nuapatna weavers co-operate society, that brings together hundreds of craftsmen under one roof. You can purchase some beautiful sarees here at a nominal price. On arrival you will check-in your hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : puri- konark – puri (35KM/ ONE WAY)

Post breakfast visits Jagannath temple, which is an important Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Jagannath another form of Vishnu. It was built by king Indradyunma and, later it was rebuilt in the 10th century. This temple is also famous for its annual Rath Yatra (Chariot festival).
After visiting this temple continue drive to Konark and visit the famous Konark Sun Temple, which was built in the 13th century by King Narashimhadeva. It is dedicated lord Surya and the temple complex has the appearance of 100 feet. It is said that earlier it was 200 feet high, but now most of the temple part has been ruined. This temple is also known as Black Pagoda because its great tower appeared black.
After visiting the temple return back to Puri and en-route you will visit Chaitana Village, which is known for its stone carver’s art.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : puri - gopalpur by road (180km/ 3-4hrs) visiting chilika lake

Post breakfast you will be visiting near village Raghurajpur, which is famous for its Pattachitra paintings, mask, and palm leaf etchings. This is also called heritage craft village as you will see one artist in every home.
Later you drive to Chilika lake. It is the largest brackish water lake in Asia. Here you will take a boat cruise to explore the wildlife in Chilika lake as it is the home of many species of birds. You will have to visit Irrawaddy Dolphins and Rajhans Island, which is located between Chilika Lake. Here you may also spot the Irrawaddy dolphin which is an endangered species. On arrival, you will check-in your hotel and relax.
Gopalpur is an ancient commercial port and it was used for trading to southeast Aisa country like Burma (Myanmar). Now it is famous for its beach and the annual Gopalpur beach festival is held here.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 : gopalpur to rayagada by road (230km/ 5-6hrs approx.)

Post breakfast you will check-out from your hotel and en-route you will be visiting Tatapani, which is a hot sulphuric spring. It is believed that taking a bath in this water can cure your skin disease.
Later drive continue to Rayagada and en-route visit Saura Tribal village. It is a prominent tribal community of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. They speak Sora and Munda language and they practice shifting cultivation. They build their house with mud walls with grass roofs. Here you will interact with local people of the Saura tribe and will know more about their lifestyles, cultures, and work.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : rayagada- visit of tribal village

Post breakfast you will be visiting a nearby village of Kondh Tribe. It is a tribal community that is basically divided into the hill-dwelling Khonds and plain-dwelling Khonds. You can recognize them by their clan and they usually hold large tracts of fertile land but still practice hunting. They often live in a nuclear family. They give equal right both men and women in their society and women has the right to choose their husbands, and seek divorce. They enjoy their festival during the time of sowing and harvesting.
They keep bow and arrow to protect themselves from the wild animals. They are very good at tribal crafts, like metalwork, terracotta, and wood carving. During the visit of you can meet and interact with local people and can more about their lifestyle and costume.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 : rayagada- visit of tribal village

Post breakfast you will have a full-day excursion to visit the Putasingh Tribal market. It is a perfect place where you can see different types of tribal people together in their colorful costumes. Later you will be taken to the village of Lanjhiya Saora Tribe. The Saoras constitute a major tribe of Orissa having a population of over 3.30 lacs. As one of the primitive tribes profusely finds mention in the epigraphic records and ancient literature of India. Saoras are widely distributed in Ganjam and Bolangir Districts. The Saoras in general speak the Austro Asiatic language of the Munda family. The Saoras have a stratified society with Gaming as the social and political head of the village assisted by Dal Behera and Mondal. Buyya, the religious head, performs all religious functions according to the traditions. Saora marriage is not an elaborate affair. The common form of marriage is arranged by parents and relatives. Marriage by capture and service is not rare. Polygamy is very widely prevalent among them. The Saora pantheon consists of innumerable malevolent and benevolent deities and the deified ancestors who are constantly watchful of the doings of the living generations. The Saoras observe a number of ceremonies at different stages of cultivation and other economic pursuits. The Saoras dance occasionally during their ceremonies and marriages.

Day 12 : rayagada- visit

Post breakfast visit to Majhiguda market – a less known market where you can see the Dongria Kondh tribe. You can also visit a Dongria Kondh village in the area. This Haat is attended by the famed Dongria Kondhs. The Dhonghria Kondh belongs to the Kondh group. This will be a unique opportunity to see such a colorful concentration of typical tribes in one place. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 : rayagada - semiliguda by road (120kms/3-4hrs approx

Post breakfast check-out from your hotel and drive by road to Semiliguda. On the way visit the market at Nandpur where you will find the Poroja tribe.
The Porajas or Parajas is the hill cultivators found in the district of Ganjam and undivided Koraput. There are seven classes of these Parajas, which differ from each other in points of language, customs, and traditions. The Parajas seem to have inhabited this country from about the second century of the Christian era.
On arrival, you will check-in your hotel and relax.

Day 14 : semiliguda- full day excursion of onkadeli and lamtaput

Post breakfast you will drive early to Onkadelli (85 kms / 2 hrs) to see the weekly market of the Bonda tribe, who come here to by provisions and sell forest produce.
Later you will be visiting Gadaba Village, which is a home of Bonda Tribe. The scanty dress of the Bonda women and the homicidal tendency of Bonda males make them the most fascinating people. Thus they stand in sharp contrast from the neighboring castes and tribes of Orissa. The Bonda call themselves Remo and speak a very difficult Austro-Asiatic language. They are generally agriculturists and expert cultivators. The irrigated and terraced paddy fields on high hills prove their skill in rice cultivation. In spite of their primitiveness & so-called poverty, the Bondas enjoy a high degree of economic sufficiency.
Later you will be visiting Gadabas tribe village. The Gadabas is one of the most colorful and most primitive tribes of Orissa. They are one of the earliest settlers of the country and trace their origin to the time of Ramayana. They are generally seen in the adjoining mountain tracts of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Their main concentration is in the district of Koraput and their maximum population is in Lamptaput area. They have their own language Gutab and are not migratory folk. They live permanently in large villages. Their famous dance in Demsa.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 : semiliguda - vishakapatnam by road (200km/4-5hrs approx.)

Post breakfast visit the weekly market of Kunduli of the Paraja and Mali tribes.
The Parajas are found mostly in Koraput district. Their language is Parji. The Parajas have a number of totemistic septs like Bagh-Tiger, Bokda-Gou (goat), Netan-Dog, Pankdki-dove and the like, and harming or eating the totem animal is strictly forbidden, and instead, they should be respected. They worship various Gods and Goddesses residing in hills or forests. During the wedding, the Parjas resort to dance and music.
Then continue to drive to Vishakhapatnam and arrival you will check-in your hotel.
Free time to explore the beach of Vishakhapatnam.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 16: vishakapatnam - mumbai by flight

Post breakfast you will check-out from your hotel and transfer to Vishakhapatnam airport for your flight to Bombay. On arrival you will stay in transit at Mumbai airport and will catch another flight to your home country.


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