Dhanuyatra Festival with Tribal Wonder in Orissa





Dhunuyatra Festival – 2020

Date of Celebration: 31st December 2019 –  10th January 2020

It’s the festival of legendary dramatic story of lord Krishna (from birth to king ceremony) and open air festival between two villages recorded Guinness Book of World Records. (Largest drama pandal in the world). Where two villages are involved in this festival for 11 days. Each day is the different chapter of that legend live story display by the villager.

Dhanuyatra Festival & Tribal Wonder Orissa

It’s the festival of legendary dramatic story of lord Krishna (from birth to king ceremony) and open air festival
It’s the festival of legendary dramatic story of lord Krishna (from birth to king ceremony) and open air festival between two villages recorded gunnies book of world record. (Largest dramatic pandal in the world). Where two villages are involved in this festival for 11 days. Each day is the different chapter of that legend live story display by the villager.

Location of this festival:
Dhanyu Yatra- Bow Festival location at Bargarh -western part of Odisha( Orissa),

Nearest airport is Raipur (300km). connect with Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal etc…& Bhubaneswar (340km), connect with Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai etc…
Nearest railway station is Bargarh (4km from city centre) , main railhead at Sambalpur ( 40km). It connects the all weather motor able road to the major cities of India.
Photography- Allowed
Entry tickets: Free
Tour program- our suggested itinerary cover the most colorful Dhanuyatra festival at Bargarh with the wonderful tribal part of Orissa , beautiful landscape , isolated ethnic village to western and costal part of orissa and many more…

Tour itinerary / duration: 14 Night / 15 Days (weekend to weekend)- or as your choice

 

For instant Itinerary please feel free to contact with us / just you send your arrival and departure date rest you leave on us:

 

Note- we have movable tent for special interest guest , if guest like to stay we can provide tent , clean mattress , bottle drinking water and our driver and guide prepare hygienic cooked food (veg. & non-veg dinner and breakfast) for our guest and we have very nice social relation with almost all tribal community they respect &  warm welcome to our guest during stay in their village too and it is purely safety to stay at their also.

Tribal Fair and Festival in orissa 2019 2020
Mandei at Nabarangpur 1st to 3rd Nov. 1st to 3rd Nov.
Dhanuyatra festival at  Bargarh 31st December 31ST Dec 2019 to 10th January (all 11 days)
Joranda Mahim Sadhu Fair (Mela) at Joranda 7th -& 8th  February
Chariot festival at Bissamcuttack & Puri 4th to 13 July
Dusshera festival trough out state 4th to 8th  Oct.


 

What ever you want out of your trip we can tailor make an itinerary for you!!!!!



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JORANDA SADHU FESTIVAL  2020

Date of Celebration: 7th & 8th Feb. 2020

Unique prayer of Mahima Sahu in Joronda Moanstery

Unique prayer of Mahima Sahu in Joronda Moanstery

It is the festival of Mahima religion Sadhus (holy men) in the month of Feb. In their main monastery at Joranda near Dhenkanal annually. The unique worship of supreme sadhus’ (who wear only lean tree bark on their lower part) at their monastery and the holy fire which is for peace and harmony for the universe with 11 ft. Fire stand attract many thousand visitors and devotee throughout the state.

It celebrate at Joranda to remember the salvation date of founder of this Mahima Religion (worship of Infinity) – Mahima Gosain
It is the festival of Mahima religion Sadhus (holy men) in the month of Feb. In their main monastery at Joranda near Dhenkanal annually. / there are groups of Monastries. Popularly called the “SADHU FAIR (Mella)”

There are three catogorised Mahima Sadhus in these Group of Monasteries such as

  1. Gruha Tyagi- (Primery)- Those are students in preliminary stage they mediate and completely dedicate in this religion and the disciple of Supreme sadhus./ wearing saffron color two piece of cotton cloth.
  2. Kaupuni Dhari- (Secondary) – after 12 years of dedication and disciple the supreme sadhu committee decided them to promote primery to Secondary/ wearing saffron color very lean cloth tie by organic rope on their waist to cover only the lower private part.
  3. Bakala Dhari (supreme) – after 12years of dedication and disciple of the supreme sadhus committee deciede them to promote secondary to Supreme / the supreme sadhu leave all the cotton cloth / wear only two piece of  tree bark (locally that tree called “Kumbhi”)/ almost all supreme sadhus matted hair is more then 2 mts long. During festival these Supreme sadhus only allow to worship the main monastery of infinity with big fire stand

The unique worship by  supreme sadhus’ (who wear only lean tree bark on their lower part) at their monastery and the holy fire which is for peace and harmony for the universe with 11 ft. Fire stand attract many thousand visitors and devotee throughout the state.

Location of this festival:  Joranda (Sadhu Monastry) is -25 km from Dhenkanal and 100 km from Bhubaneswar.
Nearest Airport Bhubaneswar- 100 km (2.30hr drive)
Nearest Railway station– Dhenkanal- 25km (45mnt drive), Major Rail head – Cuttack- 75km- (2hr drive)
Photography- Allowed inside Monasteries (except the treasury monastery)
Entry tickets: Free
Tour program- our suggested program cover the most colorful Joranda Sadhu (Fair) festival at Joranda, Dhenkanal with the wonderful tribal part of Orissa , beautiful landscape , isolated ethnic village to western and costal part of orissa and many more….

For instant Itinerary please feel free to contact with us / just you send your arrival and departure date rest you leave on us:

Tour itinerary / duration: 14 Night / 15 Days (weekend to weekend)- or as your choice

Note : We can combine of Joranda sadhu festival in orissa tour with  Rajim Kumbha Mela (Fair)Festival ( 7th feb .to 21th feb 2020) in Chhattisgarh , because both fair are near by dates for more detail please  call to us.



Orissa Wildlife Adventure







WILDLIFE ADVENTURE TOUR IN ODISHA (ORISSA)





Kuldiha – Bhitarkanika – Satkosia – Debrigad – Chilka Lake

Tour Code: 117/ ORIW

Here in Orissa there are two National park- Similipal (3200 sq km) and Bhitarkanika (672 sq km area, a Mangrove forest, core area is 145 sq km) and 19 wildlife sanctuaries. Here we introduced the unique wildlife hub of Odisha ( Orissa) , where one can enjoy the flora and fauna on nature.

Tour Duration: 14 Night/15 days

Tour Destination: This special Wildlife Adventure tour starts from Calcutta and it concludes in Bhubaneswar and cover the unique wildlife zone , which includes safari of Kuldiha Wildlife sanctuary (

famous for wild elephant on nature), Bhitarkanika National park ( famous for salt water crocodile),

Satkosia Wildlife sanctuary (famous for wild elephant, Project -Tiger and Magar crocodile on nature),

unique Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary ( famous for wild Indian Gaur , tiger, leopard etc …on nature) with

Chilika lake (famous for migratory and residence birds on nature).

 

Suggested Tour Itinerary:

Day1- upon arrival Calcutta meet our representative and transfer to hotel.

Day2-Calcutta- Balasore (By morning train)- Panchalingeswar- Kuldiha WL Sanctuary – back to hotel

Kuldiha WL Sanctuary inside has no accommodation , so one can stay in the nearest place

Panchalingeswar OTDC Panthniwas or Balasore.

Day3- Kuldiha WL Sanctuary –

full day safari take packet lunch and water with you and meet the wild animal on nature.

Day4-Kuldiha-Bhitarkanika National Park – Eco cottage (5hr drive + visit)

Upon arrival at Bhitarkanika Eco cottage after fresh up afternoon visit the local typical farmer village ( clay houses straw thatches roof with nice mural painting; and explore the village life of northern costal Orissa.

Day5-Bhitarkanika National park-

Full day programme (boating and hiking of core area- Bhitarkanika, Bagagahana, Gupty, Dangmal and meet the crocodile on nature in different creeks)

Day6- Bhitarkanika National Park-

Full day Programme (boating Ekakula, Habelikhunti, Gahirmatha area and meet the wild crocodile on nature )

Day7-Bhitarkanika – Joranda- Dhenkanal (4hr drive+visit)

Morning after breakfast proceed towards to Dhenkanal refresh and afternoon excursion the Mahima Philosophy and unique worship of Mahima sadhu at the main monastery at Joranda

Day8-Dhenkanal- Pampasara- Satkosia WL Sanctuary –(3hr drive+visit)

Nature walk in Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary, watch the wild animal on watch tower with forest- nature guide. Relax in your resort or nature camp.

Day9-Satkosia WL Sanctuary– full day programme (safari/ hiking / watch tower)

Day10- Satkosia WL Sanctuary– Sambalpur (5hr drive+ visit)

Morning Boating on the Mahanadi River and meet the mugger crocodile on nature basking on the river bank. Then drive towards to Sambalpur.

Day11-Sambalpur-Debrigarh WL Sanctuary- eco cottage (1.30 hr drive +visit)

Morning proceed to Debrigarh Wildlife sanctuary entry your permit paper at Dhudorkusum and check in the nice eco resort. Afternoon safari to the core and meet the wild animal on nature.

Day12- Debrigarh WL Sanctuary -full day programme

Meet the wild tiger on nature ( depend upon luck) and many carnivorous and herbivorous on nature while on full day safari. Enjoy the packet lunch near Hirakud dam water site.

Day13- Debrigarh WL Sanctuary- Morning safari- Bhubaneswar ( 7hr drive+ visit)

Morning again safari to meet many animal on nature; visit the Bison trail area during safari.

Then proceed towards Bhubaneswar , upon arrival check in a nice hotel and relax.

Day14-Bhubaneswar- chilika lake day trip-Boating at Mangalajodi- Bhubaneswar ( 3hr drive+visit)

Morning after early breakfast proceed towards Chilika lake ( Mangalajodi). Ride a catamaran boat and meet the migratory and residential birds on nature and also nature walk ( 1hr but not mandatory)on the amendment. Nice sea food lunch at the eco resort near by then back to hotel.

Day15-Bhubaneswar- departure

Departure to Bhubaneswar airport or railway station for your onwards destination.

Tour concludes:

Caution: Try to obey the jungle rule accordingly in order. Respect the nature and enjoy the nature.

Do

Don’t

Keep mineral water while hiking Walk or drive night time in core area
Keep mosquito repellent Take any arms and weapons
Keep silence Take Crackels and music system
use green or grey colour cloth and cap while hiking. Feed the wild animal, birds and reptile
Keep binocular and camera Disturb the animal, birds and reptile
Keep proper permit and entry document Use plastic polythin
While hiking follow the guide Dive or Swim in the water body

Please flexible during the tour and please follow approved naturalist.

Whatever you want out of your trip we can tailor make an itinerary for you!!!!!

Due to limited accommodation please book the tour in advance.

Dulcimer Tours provide you the all documents such as entry and permit before beginning the package tours.

For more detail description & best price please feel free to contact : travel@dulcimertours.com , jituguideorissa@gmail.com , or phone to us +91-9439050039

Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the south-western part of Baleswar district (35km from Baleswar railway station , 20km from Bhadrak railway station , 12km from Panchalingeswar & 270 km from Bhubaneswar) of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 272 sq km.

The topography of the region is supports deciduous thick Sal Forest. This area is the home for boost population of wild Indian elephant and including of Tiger, Leopard, Indian Bison, Sambar, Spotted deer, Mouse deer, Nilgai, Chousingha, Sloth bear, etc.At the salt leak place one can see lots of herbivorous including wild Indian elephant collecting salt ball from the ground. Varieties of birds like peacock, hornbill, tree pie, hill myna, parakeet etc with Poisons & Non poisons snakes etc.

Nearest accommodation : Panchalingeswar – 12km, Baleswar-35km

Safari- own vehicles ; entry permit for the park- on spot

Best Time to visit: Oct. to May (during summer season chances of sighting is more)

Close of the sanctuary: July- sept. (during Monson )

Nearest place for Accommodation: Panchalingeswar OTDC– 12km, Balesore- 35km

Due to limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance.

Bhitarkanika National Park

Located in the north-eastern part of Kendrapara district of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 672 sq km and out of that 145 sq km is core area. The topography of the region is mangrove. The major wildlife of the Bhitarkanika National park include salt water crocodile, water monster Lizard, spotted deer, monkey, wild boar, jungle cat , fox, Jackal, mongoose, fishing cat, hyena etc.

The sanctuary also has a sizable bird population with prominent being 8 different type kingfisher, open bill stork, ibis , cormorants, Darters, water hen, Hupei, Tree pie, Wood Peckers, Drongos, Egrets, red jungle fowl and Herons.The flora of Bhitarkanika National Park chiefly comprises of Mangrove forest with Hental being the prominent trees.

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar-150km from Khola entry point; Nearest Railway station: Cuttack-120km, Bhubaneswar-150km

Best time to visit: Oct. to March ( during winter chances of sighting is more) ) entry point ( for boating) for the national park open from morning 7 am to exit time 5 pm at Khola & Gupty Gate.

Closing of the sanctuary: 14May-31 July. & 1jan.-10jan.

There are eco cottage and tent in the buffer area of this national park, near khola gate, there are limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance.

Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the south- western part of Anugul district (60km from Anugul; 110km from Dhenkanal; 190 km from Bhubaneswar) of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 795 sq km which is covering four districts such as Anugul, cuttack, Nayagarh and Baud.

The Satkosia Gorge is a unique feature in geomorphology of India. Here Mahanadi has cut right across the Eastern Ghats and has formed a magnificent gorge(22km) with sylvan beauty and excellent features.

The topography of the region is supports moist deciduous forest, dry deciduous forest and moist peninsular Sal Forest. This area is the home for Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Spotted deer, Mouse deer, Nilgai, Chousingha, Sloth bear, Wild dog etc., Varieties of resident and migratory birds, reptilian species( Gharial, Magar, Crocodile, Fresh Water turtle, Poisons & Non poisons snakes etc.)

Best time to visit: Oct. to April (during summer season chances of sighting is more) ; entry gate point ( Pampasara) open from morning 7am for day visit and till 5 pm for accommodation at the resort/ camp of the sanctuary.

Closing of the sanctuary: July-Aug.- Sept. ( During Monsoon)

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar-190km; Nearest Railway Station: Meramundili-54km, Angul-60km

There are eco cottage and tent in the buffer area of this Wildlife Sanctuary , in Chhotkei, Tikarpara and Puruna Katak area, there are limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the northern part of Bargarh district (40km from Sambhalpur; 61 km from Bargarh) of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 347 sq km.

The topography of the region is supports northern dry deciduous Sal Forest. This area is the home for Tiger, Leopard, Indian Bison, Sambar, Spotted deer, Mouse deer, Nilgai, Chousingha, Sloth bear, Wild dog, moijitor Lizards, chameleon and Gaur etc., Varieties of resident and migratory birds arrives to Hirakud water reservoir ( which is near by to the sanctuary) reptilian species( Gharial, Magar Crocodile, Fresh Water turtle, Poisons & Non poisons snakes etc.)

Best time to visit: Oct. to May (during summer season chances of sighting is more) entry point (Dhudorkusum) open from morning 7am to 4pm for day visitor and up to 5 pm those who accommodate at the resort/ camp of the sanctuary.

Closing of the sanctuary: July-Aug.- Sept. ( During Monsoon)

Nearest Airport: Raipur: 243km, Bhubaneswar- 317km ; Nearest Railway Station- Sambalpur-40km, Bargarh-61km

There are eco cottage and tent in the buffer area (Dhudurkusum, entry point area) of this Wildlife Sanctuary. There is limited accommodation, to avoid the rush please book in advance.

Chilika Lake-Birds Sanctuary/ wild Irrawaddy Dolphin

Kanha National Park: -(160km from Jabalpur) It is one of India’s largest national parks, covering 1945 sq km including a “Core zone” 940 sq km. Due to project tiger, local awareness and a policy of wildlife management over the past 30 years has seen a steady increase in the numbers of tigers and leopards, as well as sambar, spotted deer, swamp deer and gaur (Indian bison). At the last census the tiger population was 133 and leopards numbered 107. There’s a good chance of sighting tigers, gaur and herbivores,
Besides this, there are some 200 species of birds, making Kanha a bird watcher’s paradise. A project Tiger Reserve harboring and abundance of wildlife species, Kanha enjoys the status of a well-maintained and tourist-friendly National Park.Nearest Airport: Jabalpur 170km ( is connect with Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal)Nearest Railway Station- Gondia 145km; Jabalpur-165kmBest time to visit: Nov. to JuneClosing of the National Park:- July to Oct.Entry Point : Mukki gate and Kathia gateBooking of safari: on line booking open 120 days in advance.

Safari By: open hued maruti jeep with jungle guide ( Mandatory; provide by forest department at the entrance gate- chargeable)// maximum no. of Guests per safari jeep-6 pax( excluding driver and Jungle guide)

Accommodation: eco resorts and eco tented accommodation near Mukki Gate and Kathia gate

Due to limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance.



Wildlife Tour in Orissa





Code nr: 109 /ORIW

Here in Orissa there are two National park- Similipal (3200 sq km) and Bhitarkanika (672 sq km area, a mangrove forest, core area is 145 sq km) and 19 wildlife sanctuaries. But here the below given suggested itinerary we offer you Satkosia Tikarpada wild life sanctuary (project tiger), Bhitarkanika National park (famous for wild crocodile on nature while boating),chilika Lagoon- ramsar site (famous for Migratory and residence birds on nature), because the density of fauna are more of these places.

Duration of Tour: 7 Night / 8 Days

Suggested Itinerary:

D1-Bhubaneswar

Upon arrival airport / Railway station meet our representative and transfer to hotel. If time permit visit Nandan Kaman- 20km from Bhubaneswar and tiger and lion safari at there (safari last bus has been running up to 1600 hr). Return back to hotel.

D2-Bhubaneswar-Satkosia (Project –Tiger) {5hr drive+Visit}

Drive to Satkosia wild life sanctuary. Upon arrival there check in a nice jungle resort run by local and forest department inside of core area (With proper safety). Afternoon hiking inside the jungle trail guided by govt. Guide (its mandatory). Meet the wild animal on nature.

D3-Satkosia wild life sanctuary

Early morning hiking on jungle trail enjoy the flora and fauna (including different birds on nature) and then drive to Satkosia Gorge and boating in the Mahanadi River. To meet the Magar crocodile on nature. Afternoon again hiking on the jungle pond area to watch the movement of wild animal. *Morning and late afternoon it’s time to movement of the wild animal. So again do the two hiking inside of core area and enjoy the flora and fauna of that area.

D4-Satkosia-Bhitarkanika National Park (5hr drive+Visit)

Morning drive towards Bhitarkanika National Park. Check in a nice resort in buffer zone. Walk around the area to meet different birds on nature. Overnight stay in that resort, if it is cold and cloudless night then enjoys the camp fire with star full night.

D5-Bhitarkanika National Park

Morning meet the wild crocodile on nature while boating on different creeks. Also visit the interpitation centre. Hiking the core area and meet different fauna such as wild boar, spotted deer, jungle fowl, and many different birds. Afternoon again boating on buffer zone. Overnight at the same resort.

D6-Bhitarkanika-chilika Lake (4hr drive+Visit)


Morning proceed chilika lake. Check in a nice resort at Mangalajodi*. Afternoon walk around the natural trail and enjoy the wet land with different migratory and residence birds on nature with very short distance (more or less 20-30 mts).

D7-chilika Lake

Chilika lake: the area is around 1100 sq km. Home of migratory and residence birds and also wild Irrawaddy dolphin on nature. (But which side we mentioned that side is famous for bird’s zone because that area is outer chilika). Morning ride a catamaran boat (with boatman) and meet the migratory and residence birds on nature. Overnight stay pleasantly in that resort.

D8-Departure

Morning departure to Bhubaneswar (2hr drive) board the flight / train to your onwards journey.

Tour concludes:

Caution: Try to obey the jungle rule accordingly in order. Respect the nature and enjoy the nature.

Do

Don’t

Keep mineral water while hiking Walk or drive night time in core area
Keep mosquito repellent Take any arms and weapons
Keep silence Take Crackels and music system
use green or grey colour cloth and cap while hiking. Feed the wild animal, birds and reptile
Keep binocular and camera Disturb the animal, birds and reptile
Keep proper permit and entry document Use plastic polithin
While hiking follow the guide Dive or Swim in the water body

Please flexible during the tour and please follow approved naturalist.

For more detail description & best price please feel free to contact : travel@dulcimertours.com ,  jituguideorissa@gmail.com ,  or phone to us +91-9439050039

Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the south- western  part of Anugul district (60km from Anugul; 110km from Dhenkanal; 190 km from Bhubaneswar) of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 795 sq km which is covering four districts such as Anugul, cuttack, Nayagarh and Baud.

The Satkosia Gorge is a unique feature in geomorphology of India. Here Mahanadi has cut right across the Eastern Ghats and has formed a magnificent gorge(22km) with sylvan beauty and excellent features.

The topography of the region is supports moist deciduous forest, dry deciduous forest and moist peninsular Sal Forest. This area is the home for Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Spotted deer, Mouse deer, Nilgai, Chousingha, Sloth bear, Wild dog etc., Varieties of resident and migratory birds, reptilian species( Gharial, Magar, Crocodile, Fresh Water turtle, Poisons & Non poisons snakes etc.)

Best time to visit: Oct. to April (during summer season chances of sighting is more) ; entry gate point ( Pampasara) open from morning 7am for day visit and till 5 pm for accommodation at the resort/ camp of the sanctuary.

Closing of the sanctuary: July-Aug.- Sept. ( During Monsoon)

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar-190km; Nearest Railway Station: Meramundili-54km, Angul-60km

There are eco cottage and tent in the buffer area of this Wildlife Sanctuary , in Chhotkei, Tikarpara and Puruna Katak area,  there are limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance

Bhitarkanika National Park

Located in the north-eastern part of Kendrapara district of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 672 sq km and out of that 145 sq km is core area. The topography of the region is mangrove. The major wildlife of the Bhitarkanika National park include salt water crocodile, water monster Lizard, spotted deer, monkey, wild boar,  jungle cat , fox, Jackal, mongoose, fishing cat, hyena etc.

The sanctuary also has a sizable bird population with prominent being 8  different type kingfisher, open bill stork, ibis , cormorants, Darters, water hen, Hupei, Tree pie,  Wood Peckers, Drongos, Egrets, red jungle fowl and Herons.The flora of Bhitarkanika National Park chiefly comprises of Mangrove forest with Hental being the prominent trees.

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar-150km from Khola entry point; Nearest Railway station: Cuttack-120km, Bhubaneswar-150km

Best time to visit: Oct. to March ( during winter chances of sighting is more) ) entry point ( for boating) for the national park open from morning 7 am to exit time 5 pm at Khola & Gupty Gate.

Closing of the sanctuary: 14May-31 July. & 1jan.-10jan.

Chilika Lake-Birds Sanctuary/ wild Irrawaddy Dolphin

Located in the south-eastern part of Puri district; The sanctuary is covering an area of 1100 sq km.

Place of attraction: satpada ( sight wild Irrawaddy Dolphin while in boating)-58km from Puri; 120km from Bhubaneswar. Boating facilities: Motor Boat available at Satpada, Sipakuda, Mirzapur, Gabakunda    accommodation : OTDC , Hotel at there.

Mangalajodi-sighting of wild migratory and residential bird on nature -100km from Bhubaneswar; 120 km from puri . Boating facilities: catamaran Boat available with hood , binocular, and train bird watching guide with boatman, limited of boating capacity 4+2                              There is  eco cottage and tent at Mangalajodi. Due to limited accommodation, to avoid the rush please book in advance.

Rambha- 140km from Bhubaneswar, 120 km from puri- through chilika lake/ ferry.                    Boating facility: at Rambha, Motor Boat and catamaran boat both available.  Place of attraction : breakfast island, honeymoon island, birds island, fishermen village , farmer village and an ancient temple with pond and ruin palace.

Barkul: 100 km from Bhubaneswar, Boating facilities: Govt. & private Motor Boat available at there. Place of attraction: Kalijai island, Nalaban island, birds island. Accommodation: Govt OTDC Panthniwas available at here.
The topography of the region is supports wetland sandpiper grass and casuarinas Forest. This area is the home for Different Migratory birds and wild Irrawaddy Dolphins with huge amount of brackish water fish, lobster, crabs and many more)

Best time to visit: Sept. to March (during winter season chances of sighting is more)



ORISSA TRIBAL TOUR





Tour Code: 102/ORIT

Tribal Wonder in Odisha

Among the 62 different tribal communities live in Orissa, we try to description here some the most colorful groups and their festival, which maintain and preserve their culture and tradition still today.

Explore and experience the real charm of colorful culture and tradition of tribal life with our tours in Odisha   (Orissa). Comes in a special interest tour package at an affordable price.

Tour Destination: This itinerary has specially designed  for special interest guest like anthropology scholars’, photographer, to normal guest , which includes most colorful tribes such as Kutia Kondha, Kondha, Desia tribe, Dunguria Tribe Kuvi Kondha, Gadhava, Mali, Paraja Rana , Lanjia Saura at their village and market and most colorful Bonda Tribe at their market. Two tent (camping) in Kutia and Desia Village. Colorful weekly markets, beautiful landscape, waterfall and many more. Though each and every tribal communities have fixed the days of their weekly market, that’s why we mentioned here the days. Most of the tribes are animist (worship and belief to nature), their life style is simple and pure, to encourage their culture, we are the only travel agency who organize tent tour (camping during overnight stay) ,  dance and song at their village If possible try to buy their handicraft and product directly to respect their culture and encourage the responsible tour.

Duration of tour: 7 Night/ 8 Days ( weekend to weekend)

Suggested itinerary:

Day1- (sat)- Bhubaneswar

Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to hotel , if time permit visit the tribal museum.

Day2-(sun)- Bhubaneswar- Kondh village- Phulbani (6hr drive+ visit)

Morning drive toward Phulbani (the entrance of Tribal communities) enroute meet  Kondh tribes at their isolated village. Check in a nice hotel and relax.

Day3-(mon)- Phulbani-Kutia Kondh village- Rayagada  (4.30hr drive+ visit)

Meet the Kutia Kondh (tattoo faced) tribes  at their isolated village while hiking (1.30hr). Then check in a clean comfort hotel at Rayagada. If time permit visit the tribal Goddess “:MajhiGhariani” temple too.

Day4-(tue)-Desia Kondh village- Dokra Metal casting village- Rayagada (4hr drive+ visit)

Meet the famous Desia kondh tribes at the very isolated village in the core jungle area, explore their lifestyle and then visit the Dokra metal casting village and excursion their live metal craft process in their village.

Day5(Wed)- Chatikoona (Dongaria Kondh Market)- Kuvi Kondh village- Mali village- Jeypore (4.30hr drive+ visit)

Morning drive towards Chatikona, meet the most colorful tribes “ Dongaria” at their weekly market and after couple of hour drive towards Jeypore, enroute visit Kuvi Kondh tribes at their village and also meet the Mali tribes at their isolated village. Check in a nice hotel at Jeyopre.

Evening if time permit explore the life style of Jeypore local on the grand palace road while walking.

Day6-( Thur)- Jeypore- Onkadelly ( Bonda Tribe market)- Duduma- Gadhava village- Rayagada (5.30hr drive + visit)

Meet the most colorful “Bonda” tribes at their weekly market – Onkadelly, enjoy the Georgous Duduma waterfall, excursion the life style of Colorful – “Gadhava tribes at their isolated village and if possible enjoy their “Dhemsa” group dance with real music and costume  in their village natural ambiance (subject to available the drum men).  Check in the same nice hotel at Rayagada.

Day7-(fri)- Rayagada- Lanjia Saura village- Jiranga – Tibetian Monastry- Gopalpur (5.30hr drive+ visit)

Meet the only aryan tribe in orissa – the Lajia Saura in Gunupur region and explore their life style such as dream painting- Idital, terrace cultivation , typical tussel shaped dresses, and wood plug.

Also visit the Tibetian Monastry at Jiranga , check in a nice hotel near beach at Gopalpur.

Day8-(sat)- Gopalpur- on –sea- Bhubaneswar  (departure- 3.30hr drive).

Morning after breakfast check out and departure to Bhubaneswar to board the flight for your onwards journey.

Tour concludes:
This itinerary has special designed for weekend to weekend.  If you want to extend the program it can be possible, and also we have introduced Trekking tour in tribal land in Orissa for more detail , description of itinerary and price please feel free to contact with us.



Tribal Wonder in Odisha





Chariot Festival with Tribal Wonder in Orissa

RATH YATRA (CHARIOT FESTIVAL)
Date of Celebration:  4th July-13th July 2019

“Journey with God”; the grand chariot festival of lord Jagannath, popularly known as Rath Yatra celebrates throughout the country. But especially colourful at Puri and tribal area to attract million of devotee and visitors, they draw three chariots from main temple to Gundicha temple (3 and half km.) And back to it after 9 days to the main temple. A particular tribe in Orissa fixed the marriage at the beginning days of the festival and many newly married tribal couple wearing with their traditional costume and ornaments come in the beginning day of the festival which is another attraction.

Location of this festival: 
Through out the state but our  festival tour start from  southern- tribal part of Orissa – Bissamcuttack nearest airport is Visakhapatnam (250 km) and Bhubaneswar ( 400 km) .

Nearest railway station is Bissamcuttack ( 10km) , nearest main railhead is Rayagada ( 45km) . And it connects with all weather motor able roads.

And conclusion at Puri ( Eastern Odisha) the main grand temple of God Jagannath which is one of the major tourist attraction of our country.
Puri nearest airport is Bhubaneswar ( 60 km). Main railhead is Puri it self – 2 km from city centre.

Photography- Allowed

Entry tickets: if you want seating arrangement at PURI during Chariot festival then it is chargeable

Tour program- We suggest our guest to start your journey from wonderful tribal land of south eastern part of orissa and enjoy the chariot festival with a specific ethnic group and our itinerary not only cover colorful chariot festival but also very isolated ethnic villages, beautiful landscape , gorgeous waterfall, to culture of western and costal part of orissa too.

For instant Itinerary please feel free to contact with us / just you send your arrival and departure date rest you leave on us:

Tour itinerary / duration: 14 Night / 15 Days (weekend to weekend)- or as your choice

Tribal Fair and Festival in orissa 2018 2019
Mandei at Nabarangpur 1st to 3rd Nov. 1st to 3rd Nov.
Dhanuyatra festival at  Bargarh 11th to 21st January
Joranda Mahim Sadhu Fair (Mela) at Joranda 18th & 19th February
Chariot festival at Bissamcuttack & Puri 14th to 22nd July
Dusshera festival trough out state 14th to 19th Oct.


Textile Tour Of Orissa





Textile weaving is the identity of that area’s culture and orissa has very special weaving pattern such as ikat , bomkay, sambalpuri and passpali, and many more excursion the different weaving pattern and meet the award winner weaver and their live weaving handloom.

6 Day / 5 Nights 

D1-Bhubaneswar-Olasingh-Bhubaneswar(2hr drive+visit)

D2-Bhubaneswar-Nuapatna-Maniabandha-Dhenkanal(4hr drive+visit)

D3-Dhenkanal-Manmunda-Sonepur(5hr drive+visit)

D4-Sonepur-Baidyanath pur-Sambalpur(4hr drive+Visit)

D5-Sambalpur-Bargarh-Barpali- Sambalpur(4hr drive+visit)

D6-Departure

Tour concludes;



Buddhist Heritage with Tribal Wonder in Odisha (Orissa)





Tour Code: 105/ ORIB

Tour Destination: This tour cover the popular Dhauli Santi Stupa with Buddhist diamond triangle Lalitgiri, Udaygiri and Ratnagiri and also hidden face of buddha at Languri , Radhanagar, Bauda , Sonepur, Bhawanipatna and also nice Tibetan monastery at Jiranga ( Largest Buddhist statue in Asia) with popular tibal culture of Dunguria , Desia tribe and only Aryan tribe at Gunupur region – the Lanjia Saura.

Tour Duration: 7Night/ 8 Days ( weekend to weekend) which save the time.

Day1- (Sat)-Bhubaneswar- Dhauli Peace Pagoda- Bhubaneswar

Day2-(Sun)-Bhubaneswar- Langudi- Radhanagar- Ratnagiri

Day3-(Mon)-Ratnagiri- Udaygiri- Lalitgiri- Killajodi

Day4-(Tue)-Killajodi- Bauda- Sonepur

Day5-(Wed)-Sonepur- Balangir-Bhawanipatna

Day6-(Thru)-Bhawanipatna- Dunguria Tribal village- Desia Village-Rayagada

Day7-(fri)-Rayagada-Lanjia Saura village- Jiranga( Buddhist Monastry)- Gopalpur

Day8-(Sat)-Gopalpur- Bhubaneswar / departure

For more detail description & best price please feel free to contact : travel@dulcimertours.com ,  jituguideorissa@gmail.com ,  or phone to us +91-9439050039



Classic Tour of Orissa





Heritage Tour of Orissa

Code no: 101 / ORIC

Suggested Itinerary

The below given suggested itinerary has special designed for complete classic part of costal Orissa including Bhubaneswar, Puri, Gopalpur, Chilika Lake, Konark,Lalitgiri, Ratanagiri, Udayagiri, Languri etc. ( Guest may change or revised accordingly their choice and finalize with us ).<

Duration of tour: 7 night/ 8 days

premise of Lingaraja temple

D1-Bhubaneswar

Upon arrival meet our representative at airport/ railway station. Then transfer to hotel. Explore the ancient temple tour such as Parasurameswar, Mukteswar, Vaital, Rajarani, and Lingaraj. Note: Especially in Lingaraj temple non Hindus are not allowed so one can visit the that temple on top of platform Overnight stay in the same hotel at Bhubaneswar.

D2-Bhubaneswar-Textile village-Dokra casting village-Joranda- Dhenkanal(5hr drive+visit)

Visit the unique textile village at Maniabandha –famous for tie and dye pattern, while return back to Dhenkanal meet the Dokra craft men at their village and excursion their metal casting handicraft. After noon proceed to Joranda Mahima religion live monastery and enjoy the unique pattern of worship during sun set by the Mahima sadhus (The supreme sadhus use only lean bark to covering their lower part). Overnight in the same Heritage palace.

D3-Dhenkanal – Budhist Heritage- Dhenkanal(4hr drive+Visit)

Excursion the ancient Budhist University at Ratnagiri and Udaygiri (where it had been practising the study since 1st c AD to 12th c AD). Also visit the rock cut stupa at langudi.Ratnagiri Budha Stupa
Overnight at the same palace.

D4-Dhenkanal- Olasingh- chilika lake-Gopalpur-on-sea (5hr drive+visit)

Morning proceed to Gopalpur –on-sea , enroute visit the unique textile village “Olasingh”( famous for khandua pattern). And on catamaran boat ride meet the migratory and residence bird on nature at Mangalajodi. Overnight relax a nice hotel on beach.

D5-Gopalpur-on-sea- chilikalake- Puri(5hr drive+visit)

Take the ferry from another part of Chilika Lake. While crossing the lake meet the Irrawaddy dolphin on nature. Puri: is a holy town – on the coast of Bay of Bengal, famous for Jagannath temple and cultural activities. Still today people believe it’s a cultural capital of Orissa.

D6-Puri-Konark- Puri (2hr drive+visit)

Visit the classic part of Puri by cycle rickshaw trip such as cremation place( swargadwar), old pond, bit walking on old street , marshal art place and also Jagannath temple( non Hindus are not allowed in it , so they will see that temple on the top of old library ). Afternoon visit the world famous sun temple at Konark- excursion the language of stone on 13th c AD. If time permit see the illumination of temple. Overnight stay in the same hotel.

D7-Puri- Village tour- Puri (1hr drive+visit)

Village tour is very special of costal area, such as bramin village, coconut picker village, farmer village, pottery making village, artisan village etc. Hiking their village, meet with the people excursion the activities of local, meet the artisan and their “Gurukul”: where student practising the traditional art and classical dance form in the guidance of teacher (guru). Note: if you interest to see the classic dance (one hour show) for proper costume with traditional musical instrument we can arrange exclusive for you.

Ratnagiri Budha Stupa

D8-Departure

Morning departure for Bhubaneswar airport / railway station for your onward journey.

Tour concludes:

Hot spot in Orissa

Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar , the capital city of modern Odisha. The Great Kalinga War which led to the miraculous transformation of Emperor Ashoka was fought along the bank of river Daya on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar in 261 B.C. Now there stands a Peace Pagoda with the Ashokan rock-edicts. The city also has the oldest rock-cut caves in Khandagiri and Udayagiri.
Teeming with temples reflecting the evolution of Kalinga architecture from inception to maturity, Bhubaneswar has earned the title of Temple City of India. Parsurameswar (7 c. AD), Vaital (8c AD), Mukteswar ( 9th c AD), Sidheswar (10 c AD), Rajarani, Brahmeswar and Lingaraj (11c AD) are a few of the temples which stand as examples of the architectural excellence of Oriya sculptors.

Puri

(60km from Bhubaneswar), Famous in the world as Jagannath Dham, seat of the Lord of the Universe. It is one of the major pilgrim centres of Hindus and has the 12th century Temple and shrine of Lord Jagannath, which is one of the finest specimens of Odishan architecture. Deeply set in the religious sentiments of the Hindus, the 66 mtr. High shrine is not just a piece of wonderful architecture, rather the embodiment of the faith of millions of devotees. Though this temple is closed for the non-Hindus. Jagannath and Jagannath culture incites the inquisitiveness of many and is widely studied by scholars across the world.
The golden beach of puri with  the typical culture and heritage of real india attract many visitors’ to Puri.

Konark

Konark, a world Heritage Site (65km from Bhubaneswar; 40km from Puri), The artistic, military, religious, social and domestic aspects of 13th century Odisha are beautifully chronicled in stone at Konark, having derived its name from Kona meaning Corner and Arka meaning Sun, also named as Akrakshetra. Built by King Narasimhadeva, brilliant example of the fine skills of the then Odiya architects.
The dancing figures in various poses (Mudras) are gracefully carved to create a mesmerizing treat for the eyes, one of those rare monuments of the world.
The Sun Temple:”  Here the Language of stone surpasses the language of man”, thus said Rabindranath Tagore describing the beauty of Konark. “ Had Konark been discovered first and the Taj Mahal at Agra later by the Europeans, then there is no doubt that Taj would have taken a second place in the mind of world”, remarked the noted Art Historian Charles Fabri.

Gopalpur

Gopalpur (190 km distance from Bhubaneswar; 20 km from Berhempur) is one of the finest white sand beach in Odisha. Early morning the sunrise on beach with the activities of fishermen offer the magnetic attraction to Gopalpur. Nearby the great tanta pitha- Bhairabi and one of the 52 sakti pitha at Taratarini attract many religious devotee to hear. Patia sonpur beach also very unique nearby to Gopalpur.

Lalitgiri – Udayagiri- Ratnagiri

Archaeologists have unearthed scores of Buddhist relics in the monastic ruins discovered in Lalitgiri( 110km from Bhubaneswar). The hills and the neighbouring hills like kayam and Langudi etc. are believed to have been the site of a huge university complex pertaining to the Buddhist origin.
A series of brick pagodas, stone porches, prayer halls and Buddhist images have surfaced at Lalitgiri, while at Ratnagiri the finds have been the richest in terms of cultural treasures-two large monasteries, a huge stupa, Buddhist shrines and numerous sculptures are witness to the strong influence of Buddhism in this region. It was also a great centre for Tantric Buddhism or Vajrayana art and philosophy in the 8-9th century.
The udayagiri ruins have recently brought to light the ancient name of the monastery as Madhavapura Mahavihara, Maha stupa with pancha dyani Buddha and several Buddhist sculptures. The site still holds plenty ofmysteries and for the intrepid tourist.

Chilika lake

Asia’s largest brackish water estuarine lake, Chilika sprawls over an area of 1100 sq km covering parts of three districts of Odisha i.e. Puri, Khurda and Ganjam. This lake is one among the state’s major tourist attractions and has remained a favourite destination for tourists from across the world. Bird-watchers or nature-lovers, young or old, Chilika has a lot to offer to everyone. The rich bio-diversity and socio-economic importance of Chilika has earned it the status of a Ramsar site. Winter is the best time to visit Chilika as over 160 species of migratory birds flock the islands during this time of the year. The birds come from as far as the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, Aral sea, Central and South East Asia, Ladakh and the Himalayas.
Besides the vast congregation of migratory birds, the limitless blue stretch of water, the beautiful virgin beaches separating the sea and the lagoon, the islands with rich lora aand fauna and the playful dolphins add more charm to the beauty of this place.

Sambalpur

One of the ancient city in western Odisha was the main centre of Dakhina Kosal. Famous for its nice double ikat textile pattern called “Samalpuri”. Sambalpur  also famous for its smbalpuri dance and music. People beg blessing from the elders and celebrate their  annual festival Nuakhai, to offer the prime crops of the year at the main goddess of samblapur-“  Sambaleswari”.  Usally people called Maa Samalei.

 

Note; Our each and every suggested tailor-made  itinerary has different than others’ for exclusive Jagannath Puri Darshan or Sakti Worship tour , please visit Domestic / Religious Tour page in our site.

 

What ever you want out of your trip we can tailor make an itinerary for you!!!!!