Ethnic India Tours

Tribal Tours Eastern India ( Odisha & Chatishgarh)


14 nights & 15 days


Bhubaneswar – Konark – Puri – Barkul Chilika Lake - Taptapani - Rayagada - Chatikona – Bisam katak - Jeypur – Koraput Anukudelli Haat - Tribal Museum – Jagdalpur - Kotpad Textile Village – Kanker – Bhoramdeo– Raipur



Day 01: Arrival at Delhi International Airport - Connecting flight at Bhubaneswar Airport (Thursday)
Arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, meet & Greet, transfer to Hotel, Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Bhubaneswar. ( Total Km 10)

Day 02: Bhubaneswar Sightseeing
After Breakfast, visit temple of Bhubaneswar: Lingaraj Temple ( 11th Century), Cycle Rickshaw drive to Parshurameswar Temple ( 7th Century) & Mukteswar Temple (9th Century) enroute Bindu Sagar Lake. Then visit Rajarani Temple (11th Century) & State Museum. Back to hotel for lunch & refreshment, Second half visit to Tribal Museum, Khandagiri & Udayagiri Caves ( JAIN Caves) Over night at Hotel at Bhubaneswar. ( Total Km 120).

Day 03: Bhubaneswar - Pipili – Konark- Puri
AM Chk out from hotel & transfer to Puri, enroute visit Dhauli (Buddhist Peach Pagoda) , Pipili (Appliqué work village) local market, Konark Sun Temple & ASI Meseum Konark, have lunch Konark and then visit Chandrabhaga Sea Beach. Evening transfer to Puri. Overnight at Puri. (Total 140 Kms) Evening at Puri Sea Beach and explore the Traditional local market by cycle Rickshaw in Puri.

Day 04: Puri – RaghurajPur Hertage Craft Village - Chilika lake - Puri
Morning visit Jangannath Temple, Its one of the four main temple of Hinduism. Non Hindus Can see the temple from a designated platform & also visitor can go to the Raghunath Library (One of the oldest Library of India) Back to Hotel, Chk out from Hotel visit to Raghuraj pur Heritage Village (Painting village) situated amidst groves of coconut, palm, mango and jack fruit, the main village has two streets with over 120 houses, most decorated with mural paintings, where the painters reside and practice their Pattachitra craft, besides many others that practices throughout the village, including traditional masks, stone idols, paper Mache, sculptures, and wooden toys.

And also you can witness Gotipua dance (Optional), is a traditional dance form in the state of Odisha, India, and the precursor of Odissi classical dance. It has been performed in Odisha for centuries by young boys, who dress as young women to praise Jagannath and Krishna. The dance is executed by a group of boys who perform acrobatic figures inspired by the life of Radha and Krishna. And this performance is a life time experience for visitors. Afternoon back to hotel. Second half time for Street Photography at Puri.

Then move to Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest estuarine water lagoon covers an area of 1100 sq Km with combination of salt and fresh water. The lake is separated from the Bay of Bengal by a narrow sandy ridge, called Ramsar Wetland. For it biodiversity, this lake attracts millions migratory bird in winter. It also home to a diverse range of aquatic life, including 225 species of fish and the playful Irrawaddy Dolphin. Motorized boat sightseeing can be organized at Satpara Chilika to the Irrawaddy Dolphin Sanctuary. The boating will take 2 hours both ways. Evening return back to Puri. Overnight at Puri. ( Total Km 150)

Day 05: Puri - Mangalazodi Eco Village – Gopalpur
Am transfer to Gopalpur at Sea, en route visit Mangalazodi Eco Village. The villagers of Mangalazodi will welcome you into their village; hosts more than 800000 birds which jostle in its marshy water, especially the migratory & local birds, 2 hours birds’ safari with Country boat at wetland of Mangalazodi, also experience the boat making and Fishing net weaving activities. With this nature safari, you will be accompanied by a village leader. Afternoon transfer to Gopalpur at Sea, also you can see the Chilika lake on your left side(the largest estuarine lake of Asia). If time permits, you can proceed to experience the infinity nature of Chilika lake, Barkul is the gateway to enter Chilika lake, Over night at Gopalpur at Sea. (Total Km 250)

Day 06: Gopalpur – Taptapani Hot Spring– Jirang Tibetan Settlement – Rayagada
Early morning transfer to Taptapani Hot Spring, visitors can get refreshed at Taptapani Cottage, then transferred to Jirang Buddhist Settlement. Also visit the Soura Tribes village. If time permits, also visit Dangari Dhokra Craft village Jhigidi (Tribal Jewelry Village), Evening chk in to Rayagada Hotel. Overnight at Rayagada (Total Km 290)

Day 07: Rayagada – Bisam Kuttak – Chatikona Haat - Jeypore (must be Wednesday)
Morning visit another color full tribal Haat ( market) Chatikona Market of Bisam Cuttak, it’s a huge vegetable market, cultivated by these Dangaria tribes on the slopes of mountains. On the way also visit Bada Paraja & Mali Village. Visiting Tribal school at Bisam kuttack, Afternoon transfer to Jeypore. Over night at Jeypore. ( Total Km 260)

Day 08: Jeypore – Machkund Power project - Onukudelli – Jeypore (Must be Thursday)
Morning visit to Machkund Power plant, Onukudelli haat, it’s home to the most furious & Primitive tribes of Odisha Bonda. Visiting Tribal school at Onukudelli. Also visit Gadaba Village, Overnight at Jeypore (Total Km 230)

Day 09: Jeypore – Kunduli Haat – Jagdalpur
Morning transfer to Jagannth Temple of Koraput, Kunduli Haat, Similiguda Market & Limika Pottery village, Bada Paraja Tribal. Second half transfer to Jagdalpur ( Chatishgarh). Evening chk in to the Resort. Overnight at Jagdalpur. (Total Km 200)

Day 10: Jagdalpur – Kanger Velley – Jagadalpur
Jagadalpur is the one of the most tribal belt of Eastern India with dense green patch. Kanger Valley National park is full with biodiversity, it has waterfalls, lush green flora & fauna, secretive subterranean limestone caves. This place is Paradise for nature lovers. Full day sightseeing to Kanger Velley, Waterfalls, safaris, treks & many more trill experiences are waiting for you. Evening back to Resort at Jagadalpur. Overnight at Jagdalpur. (Total km 70)

Day 11: Jagadalpur - Kondagoan Village - Kanker Palace
Morning chk out & transfer to Nayennar village to witness the Bison Horn Dance of the Muria tribe (If available). Then visit Chitrakoot Water Fall, this is called Niagara Water fall of India. Then transfer to Kondagaon Village: wax casting to make brass work. You can see the whole process of Dhokra Metal Casting here. Then transfer to Kanker Palace, where we will be guests of the local royal family who lives there. Overnight at Kanker Royal palace. (Total Km 300)

Day 12:  Jagadalpur - Kondagoan Village -Kanker Palace
Morning chk out & transfer to Nayennar village to witness the Bison Horn Dance of the Muria tribe (We will arranged it on spot). Then visit Chitrakoot Water Fall, this is called Niagara Water fall of India. Then transfer to Kondagaon Village: wax casting to make brass work. You can see the whole process of Dhokra Metal Casting here. Then transfer to Kanker Palace, where we will be guests of the local royal family who lives there. Overnight at Kanker Royal palace. (Total Km 300)

Day 13: Kanker Royal Palace – Bhoramdeo
Morning transfer to Bhoramdeo, this temple is called Khajuraho of Chatisgarh. The temple built in 11th century & dedicated to Lord Shiva in Hinduism. The temple is 100 year older than Khajuraho Temple & located in foothill of Maikal Hill among the Sal & Bija Trees. Tribal communities like Gonds & Baigas are very prominent here. The temple has Erotic Kamasutra Positions. Chk in to resort at Bhoramdeo. Overnight at Bhoramdeo. (Total Km 280)

Day 14: Bhoramdeo Local Sightseeing
Enjoy the Home stay ambiance with a dense green cover. You can see the Bird & Butterfly flying randomly in the same premises you live, you can see barking deer, Jackals & Langur, sometime hear the sound of Monkey alarm calls at night to remind us about Tigers & Leopards. Optional Visit: If visitors are like to visit nearby tribal villages: we will take them to Gonds & Baigas community villages, trek to near forest can also be arranged.

Day 15: Bhoramdeo – Raipur
10Am chk out from Bhoramdeo Resort, transfer to Raipur, Enroute visit to Local School can be arranged. Visitor can interact with teachers, students, can have photographs. Lunch at Kawardha Palace., interaction with Royal of Kawardha can be arranged. Second half transfer to Raipur City. Chk in to Hotel at Raipur by evening. Optional Visit: If you want to go for shopping, Magneto Mall is the best place.

Day 16: Raipur & Departure
Drop at Raipur Airport for onward journey with happy memories.


Tour Includes:   
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Meal Plan: As per Requirement: CPAI / MAPAI / APAI
  • All road transport by A/c  Vehicle.
  • Motorized Water boat at Chilika Lake Satpara.
  • All Govt permissions for tribal Destinations
  • All entry fee and parking charges at destinations
  • Driver Allowances
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • 2 Water bottles per person with ice Box
  • Gotipua Dance ( Local Folk Dance) at Raghurajpur

Tour Excludes:
  • GST 5%
  • Any personal expenses which is not mention in itinerary will carry additional cost.
  • Any air ticket is not included in this itinerary.
  • Any additional stay or extended tour or Cultural workshop attracts additional cost.

Note:
  • This price is not valid during New year, Christmas & any local Major Festival.
  • We are open to all cultural and craft workshop; kindly intimate us early to organize it efficiently.
  • Cycle rickshaw tour also available at Puri local market and Old Bhubaneswar; Intimate us early to organize it nicely.
  • We also arrange all Local Folk Dance form at Bhubaneswar including classical dance.
  • Visiting tribal market is based on some regulation prescribed by respective state Govt rule.

Probable Hotel Details:
Bhubaneswar: Mayfair lagoon / Similar
Puri: Mayfair Heritage / Similar
Gopalpur Mayfair Palm Resort / Similar
Rayagada: Sai International / Similar
Jeypore: Hello Hotel/ Similar
Jagadalpur: Bastar Junge Resort/ Naman Juggle Resort / Similar
Kanker: Kanker Palace / Similar
Bhoramdeo: Bhoramdeo Jungle Retreat / Similar
Raipur: Hotel Celebration / Similar

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