ODISHA ETHNIC VILLAGE TOUR

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

7 nights / 8 days

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Day 1: Bhubaneswar

Arrival Bhubaneswar, meet & assistance, transfer to hotel. Accommodation available from 12:00 noon. Later (if time permits) visit the 1st century BC rock cut caves at Kahndagiri & Udaygiri caves & also visit the ancient temples of Bhubaneswar like Parasurameshwar, Mukteswar, Lingaraj , Rajarani temple. Overnight Stay at the hotel in Bhubaneshwar.

Day 2: Bhubaneswar/Konark/Puri.

Check out & drive to Puri en-route visiting Pipili famous for applique, the villagers make unique handicraft with different colored fabrics stitched with mirrors & Konark the world heritage site, fine specimen of Kalingan school of architecture dedicated to sun god Surya. Later visit the stone carving village at Chaitana. Overnight Stay at the hotel in Puri.

Day 3: Puri/Chilika Lake/Gopalpur

Post breakfast drive to Satapada on Chilika Lake (the biggest brackish water lake of Asia). Boating on the lake to view the Irrawaddy Dolphins. Then continue driving to Gopalpur. Overnight Stay at Gopalpur.

Day 4: Gopalpur/Rayagada

Morning drive to Rayagada en-route visiting Taptapani the hot sulpher spring & some Saura/Desia Kondh Villages. Overnight Stay at hotel in Rayagada

Day 5: Rayagada/Chhatikona/Jeypore

Morning drive to Chhatikona to visit the weekly market (commence weekly once on Wednesday only) of Dongariya Kondhs, who were once infamous for human sacrifice, now the substitute is water buffalo. Dongariyas are horticulturist, strong in their traditions, marriage by dormitory system, their supreme diety is mother earth. Later drive to Jeypore en-route visiting some Kondh villages. Overnight Stay at the hotel Jeypore.

Day 6:Jeypore/Onkudelli/Jeypore

Morning drive to Onkudelli the most interesting market of Bonda/ Gadaba & Didayee weekly market commence weekly once on Thursday only. 12000 Bondas live in the Bonda hills are isolated till date due to geographical terrain. They speak a different language called Remo belongs to Austo Asiatic language group. Bonda ladies with shaven head cover their nudity with colourful beads & ornaments. The Bonda men with short height always go out with bow & arrow. The group is aggressive. On this day the Bonda group trek down from hills to the market at Onkudelli where you can see this unique colourful tribes. You can see different county side alcohols in the market. Later visit the Gadaba tribal villages. Overnight Stay at the hotel in Jeypore.
Day 7: Jeypore/Kunduli/Visakhapatnam

Drive to Kunduli , one of the largest weekly market of Paraja & mail tribes weekly market commence weekly once on Friday only. Later visit the tribal museum & Jagannth Temple at Koraput. Afternoon drive to Visakhapatnam, upon arrival check into the hotel in Visakhapatnam.

Day 8: Visakhapatnam Departure

Accommodation available till 12:00 noon, on time departure transfer to airport for onward connections.

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