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YATRA INDIA.com India Tours Incredible India Tribal Tour

Incredible India Tribal Tour





Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places Covered: Kolkata - Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri - Tapta Pani - Rayagada - Jeypore - Kolkata




Day 01 - Kolkata - Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneshwar Temple
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 styles.

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 of Bhubaneswar.




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 awe inspiring.




Day 04 - Puri

Morning visit Jagannath Temple. Afternoon at leisure.

Puri: 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 4-km long.

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 - RayagadaEast India Tribals
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 km.

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 Jeypore.

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.





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