Incredible India Tribal Tour
10 Nights / 11 Days
Kolkata - Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri - Tapta Pani -
Rayagada - Jeypore - Kolkata
Day 01 - Kolkata - Bhubaneswar
After arrive in kolkata, we transfer you domestic airport to take flight to
Bhubaneswar, transfer to the hotel.
Calcutta-Kolkata is a city that means many things to many people. For some,
Calcutta - Kolkata is the city of joy, while for others it is dirty, crowded,
and noisy. Once the greatest colonial city in the Orient, Calcutta- Kolkata
was later reviled as a cauldron of poverty, dirt, and disease. Today, it ranks
among the four major metropolis of India along with Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.
A mere village in the 17th century, Calcutta- Kolkata is not an ancient city
like Delhi. Like Mumbai and Chennai, it originated largely due to the expansionist
ambitions of the European powers, especially the British Raj. Little wonder,
Calcutta- Kolkata has some of the finest Raj edifices built in a variety of
Day 02 - Bhubaneswar
Morning sightseeing tour of the city. Afternoon visit Udaigiri / Khandagari
Caves. Bhubaneswar, The modern capital of Orissa, and the "Temple Metropolis
of India" can still boast of 500 temples. Of these about a dozen are architecturally
very interesting. There was a time when Bhubaneswar had over 7,000 such shrines.
These temples epitomize a comprehensive history of the Orissan style of temple
architecture from its very inception to perfection spreading almost to two thousand
years from 3rd century B. C. to 16th Century A. D. These magnificent monuments
dominating the city skyline, are within a reasonable walking distance from one
another. The 46 metre high Lingaraj Temple marks the culmination of temple tradition
Day 03 - Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri
Drive to Puri visiting en-route suntemple at Konarak Temple. Check-in for overnight
stay. Konark is also known as Konaditya. The name Konark is derived form the
words Kona - Corner and Arka - Sun; it is situated on the north eastern corner
of Puri or the Chakrakshetra. Konark is also known as Arkakshetra.
This temple built in 1278 CE by the Ganga King Narasimha Deva is one of the
grandest temples of India and was referred to as the Black Pagoda. The ruins
of this temple were excavated in late 19th century. The tower over the Garbagriha
is missing, however the Jagmohana is intact, and even in this state, it is
Day 04 - Puri
Morning visit Jagannath Temple. Afternoon at leisure.
The holy city of Puri is located 60-km from Bhubaneswar on the
coast of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the four holy dhamas of India - Puri,
Dwarka, Rameswaram and Badrinath. It is considered that a pilgrimage of the
temples of India is not complete without making the journey to Puri.
Popularly Known As Puri is called "Sri Purusottama Dham" or "Martya
Vaikuntha", the abode of Lord Vishnu on earth. Other names are "Sriksetra"
(best of all sacred centers), "Purusottama Ksetra" (the abode of
the supreme being), "Nilachal", "Nalagiri", "Sankha
Ksetra", and "Jagannatha Dhama". Puri is about 2-km wide and
Day 05 - Puri - Tapta Pani
Drive to Tapta Pani, visiting enroute Chilka Lake and road side semi tribal
villages.. Check-in at Panth Niwas (Govt. Bungalow) Refresh yourself with Sulphur
bath at the Bungalow. 50 km from Berhampur, amidst lush green forests is Taptapani
where there is a hot water spring. The hot water is channelised to a pond nearby
to facilitate fascinating baths. Regular bus service operates to this place
from Berhampur. A Panthanivas of the OTDC provides accommodation to the tourists.
A pipeline drawn from the hot spring provides the natural hot water inside the
bath rooms of this Panthanivas.
Day 06 - Tapta Pani - Rayagada
Drive to Rayagada, visiting enroute tribal hemlet in Puttasingh area. Weekly
market can be visited on Mondays only. Arrive at Rayagada hotel for overnight
stay. RAYAGADA, the headquarters town of the district of same name, is on the
way to Koraput from Berhampur. It has the facilities to serve as a base for
visiting the nearby places of interest.
Hatipathar, only 3 km from here, is a place of great scenic beauty with two
waterfalls on the course of river Nagavali. The boulders here appear lik huge
elephants. On the confluence of three rivers, Minajhola is a scenic spot as
well as a place of pilgrimage - 134 km. Padmpur, housing the shrine of Manikeswar
Shiva, is identified to be the seat of Dharmakirti, the Buddhist Logician-Philosopher-94
Day 07 - Rayagada - Jeypore
Drive to Jeypore, visiting enroute Dongariya Kondh Tribe at Chatikona. Arrive
Jeypore for overnight stay at hotel. Jeypore is the commercial nerve centre
of Koraput district and has all such facilities to serve as the convenient base
for visiting the places of interest in and around.
Day 08 - Jeypore
A day trip to visit weekly Market of Bonda and Godhaba Tribes. Overnight at
Day 09 - Jeypore
A day trip to visit Gupteswar Cave and to visit Dhuruba Tribal Villages.
Day 10 - Jeypore - Kolkata
After break fast we drive to Kolkata. On arrival you will be transferred to
hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 - Kolkata - Departure
Transfer to International Airport for flight back home.