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Ethnic Primitive Tribal Tour

12 Nights /

13 Days

1 Day 1: Kolkata-Bhubaneswar (By Train) (In & around Bhubaneswar 03hrs visit)

Assistance on arrival-transfer to the hotel. Later visit Bhubaneswar -famous as the Temple City where at present there are about 700 ancients temples. The most important temples of Bhubaneswar are Parasurameswar Temple (7th Cenutry AD), Mukteswar Temple (10th Century AD), Rajarani Temple (11th Century AD ) and Lingaraj Temple (11th Century AD). (Non Hindus are not allowed to enter the premises of Lingaraj Temple). Overnight at hotel in Bhubaneswar.

2 Day 2: Day excursion to Buddhist Monastry

(260 Kms 06hrs day excursion) Ratnagiri-L alitgiri & Udayagiri- ancient Buddhist ruins)

3 Day 3: Bhubaneswar-Dhauli- Pipli-Raghurajpur-Puri  (75KM, 05 Hrs including visit)

Drive to Puri, en route visiting Dhauli (Buddhist Shanti stupa), Pipili (patch-work craft village) & Raghurajpur (artisan village). Overnight at Puri.

4 Day 4: Puri-Konark-Puri ( 80KM, 03Hrs day excursion)

Day excursion to visit Sun Temple at Konark and a fishing village. Overnight at hotel in Puri.

5 Day 5: Puri- Odishan Villages-Chilika lagoon-Gopalpur (200KM, 06 Hrs including visit)

Drive to Gopalpur, en route visit typical Odishan villages, Boat cruise at the lagoon to explore migratory birds on the island, later drive to Gopalpur-on-Sea.

6 Day 6: Gopalpur- Raygada (220KM, 07 Hrs including visit)

Drive to Rayagada, en route visit Taptapani, hot sulpheric spring, and Saura tribal villages.Overnight at hotel in Rayagada.

7 Day 7: Rayagada- Bisamkatak - Raygada (120KM, 06Hrs day excursion)

Drive to Bisamkatak  55km to visit weekly market of Desia Kondh tribe at Dukum, later visit traditional craft village, after lunch soft walk on Niyamgiri hills to visit the original Dongaria Kondh hamlets on special permit. Overnight at Rayagada. (Weekly market only on Tuesdays).

8 Day 8: Rayagada-Chhatikona-Jeypore (220KM, 07hrs including visit)

Wednesday morning drive to Chhatikona, the weekly, colourful Dongaria Kondh market. Dongari's come down with their forest produce to sell/ barter with non-tribals, an interesting event to watch. Drive to Jeypore and check-in to the hotel. (Weekly markets only on Wednesdays).

9 Day 9: Jeypore-Onkudelli-Jagdalpore (220KM, 07Hrs day excursion)

Thursday drive to Onkudelli, the most interesting market of Bondos / Gadabas /Didayees, later visit Ollar Gadaba tribal villages & back to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Jeypore. (Weekly markets). only on Thursdays).

10 Day 10: Jagdalpur – Kanger Valley . Must Be On Monday.  (160 Kms, 06 Hrs day excursion)

After breakfast drive to Kanger Valley National Park in Bastar (Chhattisgarh). Bastar is blessed with green forests, mountains and valleys, rivers, waterfalls, caves and rich, diverse wildlife and unique tribal population.  Each tribe has its own distinct dress, culture and way of life: they are easily differentiated by their specific costumes, jewellery, etc.  Explore the natural surroundings and visit the tribal people.  The National Park is full of wildlife and beautiful, scenic surroundings. Explore the limestone caves, known for stalagmite and stalactite formations.  Also visit the Tirathgarh Fall. On way back back visit the Tokapal weekly market. Overnight at hotel.

11 Day 11: Baster / Kondagao / Kanker (160 Kms / 04 Hrs drive) 

Morning check out from hotel and drive to Kanker. Today’s sightseeing includes visit to thick woods of Keshkal Ghat bordering Bastar. On the way visit Kondagaon that is home to Bastar’s exquisite handicrafts, its excellent craft work in bell metal, wood, wrought iron and bamboo. The major attraction is the Kanker Palace. Built in the first quarter of the 20th Century, set in a beautifully landscaped garden, it was earlier known as  Radhanivas Bagicha.  It served as the residence of the political agent during the British period. With its colonial architecture, part of the palace is home to the erstwhile royal family and the right wing has been developed to host Guests.Overnight at Kanker Palace.

12 Day 12: In and around Kanker  (160 Kms / 04 Hrs) 

Morning, after breakfast, drive to to visit a Muria tribe village. Spend time in the village walking ,meeting people etc. Picnic lunch at the village. Return to Kanker Palace after enjoying a local tribal market. Overnight at Palace.

13 Day 13: Kanker- Raipore 150 Kms (3Hrs drive)

After breakfast proceed to Raipore Airport for onward journey.

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