Tribal Wonder in Odisha





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 Monastery

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 )  ( 7th feb .to 21th feb 2020) in Chhattisgarh , because both fair are near by dates for more detail please  contact  to us.



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



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Colorful Festival with Tribal Wonder in Odisha (Orissa)

RATH YATRA ( CHARIOT  FESTIVAL )

Date of Celebration: 4 July – 13 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- which cover the most colorful chariot festival in the wonderful tribal part of Orissa , beautiful landscape , isolated ethnic village to 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

2- Dhunuyatra Festival : 2020

Date of Celebration: 31st December 2019 to 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

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 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

3 – JORANDA SADHU FESTIVAL: (7th & 8th Feb. 2020)

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 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.
There are three catogorised Mahima Sadhus 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 21st February 2019) in Chhattisgarh , because both fair are near by dates for more detail please call to us.

 

KONARK FESTIVAL: (1st-5th December)

It is a festival of classical dances of India performed at the backdrop of the 13th century Sun Temple, Konark. Which is held in an open air auditorium, showcases a magical parade of India’s classical and traditional dance forms annually? Besides the dance performances the guests will explore the language of stone of sun temple. Sand Art exhibition will be yet another attraction for tourists.

RAJARANI MUSIC FESTIVAL :(January)

This festival is held against the backdrop of the 11th century Rajarani temple in Bhubaneswar during the month of January. The ambiance is relaxing and uplifting. The temple has absence of any presiding deity so it’s like a monument. But famous for its magnificent statues of eight Digpalakas (guarding the eight cardinal directions of the temple). The musical evening’s performances by the great maestros of Indian classical music.

FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL AT SAMBALPUR: (4th – 6th January)

Besides the Classical Odissi Dance Orissa is rich in folk dances also. A festival is organised at Sambalpur (western part of Orissa) for three days (from 4th – 6th Jan.)To present glimpses of folk dances of Orissa from different regions. The famous folk dances accompanied by rhythmic music, vocal as well as instrumental, keep the tourists (guests) spell bound. Another attraction of that festival is the dancers and the accompanists also present glimpses of the local handloom fabric through their costumes.

KHANDAGIRI MOHASTAV & KHARAVELA MELA AT KHANDAGIRI 🙁 January- February)

A grand fair is held at Khandagiri near Bhubaneswar from MAGHA SAPTAMI (We inform you the date, because it’s in our Oriya calendar) for about a week. A variety of local handmade product, especially from the rural areas, is displayed for sale.
During evening hours Indian classical and folk dances is also organised on the open air pandal.

KONARK DANCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL 🙁 19th – 23rd February)

Joronda melaThis festival has completely dedicate the legend Guru late Gangadhar Pradhan, this festival has established its own unique identity by the eminent artistes of national and international repute participate and perform Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Kathak, Mohiniattam and other classical folk & tribal dances/ music of our country on the enchanting stage of the Natyashala in the monumental Sun Temple, Konark. The stage and the atmosphere are magnified by the spiritual flavour, in the natural ambience.

ADIVASI MELA AT BHUBANESWAR: (26th January-09th February)

The Adivasi Mela has been exhibited each year by Orissa state govt. In Bhubaneswar, Showcases the art and craft of the tribal communities. The special highlights of the festival are the forest products and tribal products, exhibited and sold as well as cultural programmes presented by different tribal communities.

KALINGA MAHOTSAV: (23rd -24th February)

It’s a dizzying dancing and dynamic stage presentation, is held at the hill of the famous Peace Pagoda. It showcases the vibrant traditions of martial arts India through a colourful display of dances and music. The calm and solemn statue of Buddha overlooking the entire stage from the top of the Dhauli stupa. The martial dancers interpret incredible the brave idea of kalinga through their different traditional weapons and thrill the audience. The aim of the festival is to harmonize the vigor of martial tradition with the display of peace through the art of dance.

DHAULI MAHOTSAV: (25th- 27th March)

Dhauli Mahotsav showcases a wide range of rural art and culture from classical to folk items such as Odissi dance, Gotipua, Odissi vocal, chhau dance etc. Many artists from different disciplines perform on the different days of the Mahotsav. The event aim is to embrace many artists into its cultural fold and also at international cultural amity and harmony.

PARAV- TRIBAL DANCE FESTIVAL: (16th – 18th November)

Orissa is rich in tribal culture with 62 tribes; after a day’s hard work the simple tribes have host of dance forms to enjoy their life. With a view to unfolding this aspect of the tribal culture a festival of tribal dances known as “Parava” is organised at Koraput every year. The tribal dancers with their traditional costumes and typical head gears keep the tourists (guests) amused. The aim of this festival is to display the rich tribal culture to rest of the world.

 

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.

 

Note: we can well organize the seating and refreshment programme with the help of local during different festival time.

 

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

 

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

 

 



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 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.


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.


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.



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