Responsible tour to Odisha: Giving Back to Destination we Visit
10 nights & 11 days
Trip at a Glance:
Highlights of the Tour: Responsible Tourism, Sustainable Tourism Odisha, Eco Tourism, Community based Tourism, Village Tours, Ethnic Tours Odisha, Local Folk Dance, Local Cuisine, Village Livelihood, Visit Odisha, Palace Tourism of Odisha, Agro Tourism Of Odisha, Village Stay, Giving back to Society, Self Realization Tour Odisha, Tribal Tours Odisha
11 days to Odisha fill with authenticate tourism activities with nature tourism & remote village walk, up beaten path, connect with the people who are very passionate for their livelihood. Visiting Yesterday’s Royal palaces, which is now turned in to Royal home stays, staying with them, share their experiences, go for a Forest walk to the elephant Sanctuary, visiting tribal village, seeing pug mark of Elephant near water body, some time encounter with Elephant from a close distance, visiting Art & Craft villages, where each & every house hold is engaged themselves completely with this heritage work , seeing local Folk Dance in the Village full with Coconut & Bamboo Trees & never forget to have coconut water while enjoying the village walk. Overnight Travel to isolated Tribal region of Odisha with a classic train, experience the beauty of the Southern Odisha & its landscape, visiting tribal markets, staying at Tribal village for few nights where local tribal girls are employed as cook, as a host, as Guide to make you aware about their culture & tradition, as a escort to show their village. Each day is designed to fill your insight in a holistic way. Finish your holiday with a city stay.
Day 01: Bhubaneswar
Day 02: Bhubaneswar- Konark – Bhubaneswar
Day 03: Dhenkanal Heritage Royal Home Stay
Day 04: Dhenkanal Heritage Stay
Day 05: Dhenkanal– Birding – Train to Koraput
Day 06: Koraput Kakriguma Tribal
Day 07: Koraput Kakriguma Tribal
Day 08: Tribal Resort Koraput
Day 09: Tribal Resort Koraput
Day 10: Tribal Resort – BBSR (Overnight Train)
Day 11: Bhubaneswar – Tour Ends
an Odisha based Responsible travel organization which encourages visitors to come & explore the experiences of our diverse & ethnic culture. Sublime tours offers a range of ethnic & heritage tour packages with focus on cross cultural interactions between visitors & local communities, Support a platform which motivates cross cultural togetherness. We are a team of passionate travel enthusiast established in the year 2012, offers a professional services with a very personal touch to each of our visitors. Sublime tours practices Eco Tourism & Sustainable tourism in Odisha, India. As a Responsible tour organization, Sublime tours Committed to make low impact on environment& local culture, generate employment opportunities for local people ensure tourism activities brings positive experiences for local people & visitors.
Seba Jagat NGO:
Seba Jagat is working for Sustainable development by enhancing the capacity of village committees, to improve the quality of vulnerable people in the community and giving hand holding support to manage their own problem. Their present focus is to enhance the human Skills of the tribal people, Oppressed, Marginalized, Women & Children of tribal dominated district Kalahandi and Kondhamal of Odisha towards their Socio-Economic cultural and political empowerment. For this they assured their active participation in Health, Education, Land rights, Land management, Animal husbandry, Management of Water & Sanitation, Organic farming, income generation programs & related activities. They are continuing their activities since 1992 with committed and experience technical and non technical staff to fulfill the dream to sustainable development of the unprivileged local in their novel possible way.
Organisation: Seba Jagat
Donation component: $ 200 per person
Your impact: The donation component of this trip goes towards funding the many health and training projects of the NGO. Since its foundation in 1992, the Trust has assisted villagers in training and facilitating income generating initiatives and social improvement projects.
Day 01: Bhubaneswar
Arrival Arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, meet & greet, transfer to Hotel. If time permits, second half visit to Tribal Museum. Overnight at Bhubaneswar. (Total Km 50). Accommodation.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar – Konark Sun Temple - Raghurajpur Heritage Village- Bhubaneswar
After breakfast drive to Konark Sun Temple, the Unesco World Heritage Site ( 13th Century Monuments). Then visit Chandrabhaga Sea Beach Visit on the way visit Raghuraj pur Heritage Village (Painting village). On the way also enjoy the Chita-paintings on the walls of the houses. 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, 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. Evening back to Bhubaneswar, Overnight at Bhubaneswar. (Total 240 Kms) Accommodation, B
Day 03: Bhubaneswar – Mangalazodi Bird Village - Dhenkanal Heritage Royal Home stay
After Breakfast, visit to Mangalazodi Eco Village, the paradise for bird lovers, Mangalazodi is a wetland of Chilika Lake ( Asia’s largest salt water lake), during winter thousands of migratory birds host visitors on this wetland. You will be provided a country made boat with a Bird Guide & a boat man for 2 to 3 hours to roam inside this bird sanctuary. What makes this village separate from other is “their journey from poaches to Protectors for these birds”. Also experience the net weaving & boat making skills live in this village. Accommodation, B L D
Then drive to Dhenkanal Heritage Royal home stay / Dhenkanal Palace. This Palace belonged to the erstwhile Raja Saheb of Panchkote Raj, who built it in the year 1931 to actively pursue his 'Shikar' interests in the adjoining Dalijoda forests. The heritage stay will take to the past days of Royal Families of India to portray the family heritage, culture, rural lifestyle, food, tribal life, jungle walks, birding, boat ride, angling and much more. Over night at Kila Dalijoda. (Total Km 160) Accommodation, B L D
Day 04: Kila Dalijoda Palace / Dhenkanal Palace
The mansion like structure having European style architecture and fittings with arched windows and doors fitted with color glass. This was built with special laterite stones between the year 1931-33, and it had the most modern fittings of that era of that era including self generating electricity. The property is surrounded by high wall to prevent animals from jumping inside. Activities for day: Jungle trekking, tribal village, Birding, Jungle Safari. Dinner with bonfire and local cultural program Overnight at Dhenkanal Heritage palace. Accommodation, B L D
Day 05: Kila Dalijoda Palace –Bhubaneswar – Koraput
Morning at leisure Or experience the activities like: Angling (sport fishing) at Mahanadi River with our eco guide ( if weather permit). After lunch Transfer to Bhubaneswar: visit temples of Bhubaneswar like: Mukteswar, Parshurameswar, Rajarani Temple, Lingaraj Temple. Evening drop at Bhubaneswar Railway station for onward journey to Koraput. (Total Km 600). Over night train journey ( 2 / 3 Tier A/c Coach) Accommodation, B L D
Day 06: Kakriguma Village Resort (Koraput)
Morning arrival at Kakriguma Railway Station, meet & greet from the tribal communities, transfer to Tribal village resort, rest of the day at leisure. Over night at Village resort. going tribal, has introduced a unique form of luxury eco-tourism to the world that gives you a taste of a time long past and a glimpse of village life not much changed since time before. The concept of 'going tribal' is to let you, the guest, experience and participate in the relaxed rural life in the heart of the tribal district of Odisha, while indirectly bringing much needed attention and opportunities to these indigenous people (Adivasi) and their habitats. Accommodation, B L D
Day 07: Kakriguma Village Resort
This beautiful village resort is just inside the tribal belt of Kakriguma, Koraput; their major work of villagers is farming and pottery, terracotta pots and utensils for daily use in the surrounding area and these are sold at the local weekly market or "haat". Enjoy the ambiance of village community based tourism. Overnight at Village resort. Accommodation, B L D
Day 08: Kakriguma Village Resort
Early morning transfer to Onukudelli haat, it’s home to the most furious tribes of Odisha The Bonda. Also visit Gadaba Village, Transfer back to Resot. Second half visit to village walks, know village stories, etc. Overnight at Village resort. Accommodation, B L D
Day 09: Kakriguma Village Resort
Half day Trekking to green mountain with trekking guide, Visit some Kutia Kondha villages. Second half at leisure. Over night at Resort. Accommodation, B L D.
Optional Activities: Pottery work, Village Cuisine
Day 10: Tribal Resort - Bhubaneswar
Full day at leisure, evening transfer to Kakriguma Railway station to board train for Bhubaneswar. Overnight train Journey Bhubaneswar. Train A/c Accommodation, B L D
Day 11: Bhubaneswar & Tour Ends
Arrival at Bhubaneswar Railway Station, meet & Greet at Railway station, Transfer to Hotel. Evening transfer to Airport for on ward journey. B
- Bhubaneswar- 2 nights
- Dhenkanal Royal Heritage Home Stay- 2 nights
- Kakriguma Village Tribal Resort- 4 nights
- Meal Plan: As per itinerary
- Over Night train Journey - 2 nights
- All major road transport by good A/c Vehicle included in Itinerary.
- At Tribal Destination Non A/c Vehicle
- Country made Water boat at Mangalazodi Bird’s Village
- Local eco guide at Mangalazodi
- All Govt permissions
- All entry fee and parking charges at destinations
- Train Fair Both Side.
- GST 5%
- Escorts and local guide
- Any personal expenses which is not mentioned 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.
- We are open to all cultural and craft workshop; kindly intimate us early to organize it efficiently.
- Cycle rickshaw tour also available at 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 rules.
- Intimate us early n we will apply the required permission on behalf of visitors from Govt.
- Booking at mentioned hotel is based on availability on booking date, in case of unavailability we will book at alternative option.
- All costing are on per pax basis.
- Upto 5 years kid is complementary with parents
- 5 to 12 years of kid is 40% of the costing
- child with 12 year above is considered as adult
Tour can be extended to Vishakhapatnam through Aruku Valley or to Raipur through Jagdalpur and Kanker Palace. And we also arrange accommodation with lots of local activities for the visitors.
1-Bhubaneswar: Mayfari Lagoon / Trident Hotel / Swosti Premium
Webpage: Mayfair Lagoon: http://www.mayfairhotels.com/mayfair-lagoon/
Swosti Premium: http://www.swostipremium.com
2-Dhenkanl: Dhenkanal Palace & Charbatia Palace:
Webpage: https://www.tripadvisor.in/Hotel_Review-g1584844-d6153101-Reviews-Dhenkanal_Palace-Dhenkanal_Odisha.html https://www.tripadvisor.in/VacationRentalReview-g297661-d4176792-Kila_Dalijoda_a_cycling_homestay-Bhubaneswar_Odisha.html
3-Tribal Accommodation Koraput: Chandoorisahi Village Resort.
Web page: http://www.chandoorisai.com/
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