Odisha (Orissa) Tribal Budget Tour





Tour code- DT- 107/ 370 B- 2019-20

Tour highlight- In our suggested practical itinerary we like to present the wonderful budget tribal Tour of Odisha  with their different isolated ethnic villages, tribal weekly markets , nature , people and at the conclusion relax at our village retreat – SelaniDingo , enjoy the mouth watering traditional organic food , bull cart ride, hiking of special villages, and rejuvenate your soul , mind and body with the traditional culture of Odishi – Gotipua classic dance  to feel the real Odisha- India

Odisha Tribal Village Itinerary

Odisha Tribal Village Itinerary

Duration of Tour-10Day/ 9Nights (including 8 days at ethnic world in odisha)

Destination cover: Taratarini- Baliguda-Rayagada-Jeypore- Gopalpur chandanpur- and different isolated ethnic villages/ weekly markets ……

Suggested itinerary

Day1- Saturday- Bhubaneswar- Taratarini (3hr drive + visit)

Upon arrival Bhubaneswar meet our representative and drive towards Taratarini .

Enroute visit the  textile village- Olasingh and beauty of Chilika lake while catamaran boating .

Taratarini: a nice village along with nice Rushikulya river and taratarini hill , the gate way of tribal land in southern orissa.

Overnight- Taratarini

 

Day2- Sunday- Taratarini- Baliguda (4.30hr drive+ visit)

Meet the Kondh tribes at their villages while drive towards Baliguda,/ see the senic beauty of eastern ghat on the top of Kalinga ghat area.

Baligauda – a small town in Kondhmal distric which souranded by every green  tropical jungle KUTIA Kondh villages.

Overnight– Baliguda

 

Day3- Monday- Baliguda – Kutia Tribal village- Rayagada (4.30hr drive+ visit)

Early standup and explore the very colorful Kutia Kondh tribes at their isolated village while hiking (1.30hr hiking/ flat jungle land) with the help of local tribal boys.

Overnight- Rayagada

 

Day4- Tuesday-Rayagada – Dongaria Kondh village/ Weekly market- Jeypore (5.30hr drive+ visit)

Meet the most Colorful Dongaria Kondh tribal community at their very isolated villages while hiking -30min/ flat jungle road. also visit the colorful weekly market of Dongaria kondh .

Pm- meet the Excursion their life style of Kuvi Kondh community at their very isolated village and warm greetings by those community.

Note- still the Kuvi Kondh community live like cave concept (very narrow and low layer roof and normally there are no window and smereat the brick red color.

 Enroute visit the Kuvi Kondh tribe (still their house is cave concept- no window/ pre-historic color very small)

Overnight- Jeypore

 

Day5- Wednesday-Jeypore- Boraparaja village- Mali tribal village- Sanaparaja Weekly market- Jeypore (3.30hr drive+ visit)

Morning meet the very colorful Mali tribes at their village, also meet the very special Boraparaja tribal community at their village too.

Both tribes are very special for their tattoo mark and then meet the Sana paraja tribes at their colorful weekly market .

Overnight- Jeypore

 

Day6- Thursday- Jeypore – Onkadelly- Boragadhava village- Rayagada (6.30hr drive+ visit)

Early departure for Meet the most colorful “Bonda” tribes at their weekly market – Onkadelly,

Excursion the life style of Colorful – “Gadhava tribes at their isolated village and enjoy their rythemic dance – Dhemsa with traditional custom and musical instrument (which is chargeable and subject to local condition)

Overnight –Rayagada

 

Day9- Friday- Rayagada- Lanjia Saura Village- Gopalpur (5.30hr drive+ visit)

Meet most colorful tribal community Lanjia Saura at their isolated village high hill area . / while hiking visit their nice landscape , terrace cultivation, idital dream painting, and many more…

Of gunupur Jungle region.

( our car can go near to their village-1200 mt from sea level)

Overnight – Gopalpur

 

Day8-saturday- Gopalpur- chandanpur

Morning after breakfast check out drive towards Chandanpur via- Konark sun temple , excursion the language of stone .

Check in a nice village home stay at Chandanpur and enjoy the special dinner at our retreat along with campfire.

Overnight– Selani Dingo lux. Village home stay, chandanpur

 

Day9-Sunday- Village Special- Chandanpur

Early standup and while hiking (2hr) meet the classic Brahmin village, farmer village, artisan village, washer men village, potter making village , coconut picker village etc

Enjoy the continental and classic breakfast in the open garden .

Pm- Bull cart ride  (1hr) to visit the unique villages of farmers and pottery and after that enjoy the herbal oil massage by traditional royal barber (optional)

Evening enjoy the classic clay pot chicken by chef / if guest like they may learn the traditional cooking method of orissa.

We can organize the classic odisha- Gotipua dance at our village retreat on chargeable basis.

Overnight- An unique village retreat – Selani Dingo

 

Day10—Monday- Chandanpur-  Departure to Bhubaneswar airport (3.30hr drive)

Morning after breakfast drive towards Bhubaneswar airport ,

Board the flight for your on wards journey with lots of sweet memories !!!!!!

Tour concludes:

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Tribal Description

KUTIA KANDHA:

The Kutia Kandha is a section of the Kandha tribe found in Kandhmal and Kalahandi dist. (south central part) of Orissa. The tribesmen are known for their buffalo sacrifice ritual locally known as “Kedu” to worship their Earth Goddess- “Darni Penu”. They belong to the Proto-Australoid racial stock and shspeak a dialect their own called “Kui”, which belong to Dravidian language family. They worship large number of deities and spirits; the chief among them is Darni Penu, the Earth Goddess worship by the village headman called Majhi & the village priest is called Jani.

Dongria Kondh: In the remote mountainous wilderness of the Eastern Ghats region of South Orissa lives a fascinating Kuvi-speaking tribe called, the Dongria Kandha. They inhabit the lofty Niyamgiri hill ranges in the district of Rayagada. They stand apart fromothers for their famous Meria festival, expertise in horticulture and colourful dress, adornments and life style. For being the denizens of hills, forests and highlands (dongar), their neighbours name them Dongria. Dongria men and women are quite fashionable in their personal adornments, that makes them attractive and distinguish them from others. Dongria men put on a long and narrow piece of loin cloth and women use two pieces of cloth, each 3-4 ft. In length. Both men and women grow long hair. A wooden comb (kokuya) is fixed at the hair knot of men and women which adorns the hair-lock and keeps the hair tight. A tiny knife (pipli) with colourful thread balls at its metal handle, adorns the hair lock of women. Men and women put on aluminum neck rings, beads & coin necklaces (kekodika), finger rings. In addition to that women wear bangles, anklets, toe rings. Both men and women wear earrings and nose-rings.

Bonda tribe: in the wild and remote mountainous country located towards the south-western tip of the Malkanigiri highlands lives a unique tribal community called- “Bonda”. The tribesmen identify themselves as “Remo” (man). Bonda speak a language of their own that belongs to the Austro- Asiatic (South Mundari) language group. Bonda men are brave and bold. They derive their identity from their arms, such as bow, arrows, long knife which they always carry and sago palm-wine which is their most favorite drink. The Bonda women with their clean-shaven head decorated with head bands of Palmyra strips and plaited fillets of caryota fibber. Mass of colorured beads and shell strings, brass neck rings and necklaces hanging down even below the navel and the brass bangles covering the whole of the lower arms are the typical ornamentation of the Bonda Women. A short and narrow strip of striped loin-cloth woven at home by a double-bar tensioned loom covering only the private parts comprises the woman’s wear.

GADABA:
Culture of the Gadaba, one of the prominent tribal communities of Orissa. The name; Gadaba has been derived from the word “Gada”, name of a brook in the Godavari valley. The tribe has Proto-Australoid origin. The Gadaba speak Mundari language, called Gutob belonging to Austro-Asiatic language family. The Gadaba men use a piece of cloth, called lenguthi with a flap, which hangs down in front. Women wear two pieces of cloths, each measuring about 5ft. By 2 ft. Called Keranga. The Gadaba girls/ women decorate their bodies with ornaments such as peculiar type of earrings, which are made out of brass or aluminium which hangs down from a hole in the ear that reaches the shoulder. Besides, they use ornaments, like rings (mudi) bangles made of brass. Their hair is neatly combed and fixed at the back by hairpins.

Pm- very very typical pottery making village in Peta Jungle range / their handmade very traditional pottery making style is more or less equivalent with Indo- valley civilization type./ worth to visit that place.

LANJIA SAORA:

The saoras are one of the most ancient tribes of India. Have a racial affinity with the Proto- Australoid stock, their dialect called Sora, comes under the Austro-Asiatic family of Munda group of languages. Lanjia Saora constitutes one of the primitive sections of the Saora tribe. They are so called by their neighbours strip of male loin cloth is worn in such a fashion that both the red embroidered ends hang down in front and back like a tail (Lanja). Their women greatly enlarge their enlarge their ear lobes to wear rounded wooden pegs and have a characteristic tattoo mark down the middle of the forehead. Install the village deities represented by wooden posts at the entrance of the village. Have male and female shamans to serve their magico-religious needs. Famous for their attractive wall paintings,” IDITIAL”. Observe Guar, the secondary burial ritual to commemorate the dead by sacrificing buffaloes and by erecting menhirs. 





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Jungle and Hill Station Tour in Orissa ( Odisha )

Tour code no:– 141-A/ JHOR/ 2019-20
Destination cover– this special itinerary has designed off beat destination based Jungle and hill station of orissa such as south of Satkosia Wildlife Sancturary ( Badmul)- Putudi Waterfall- chakapada unique shiva temple- Phulbani- Gopalpur

Duration of tour: 3 NIGHT/ 4 DAYS



Suggested Itinerary:-

Day1-Bhubaneswar Railway Station-Satkosia wildlife sanctuary/ south – Badmul (3hr drive+visit)
Morning Upon arrival Bhubaneswar Railway Station meet our representative and transfer to Badmul- south of Satkosia Wildlife sanctuary. Afternoon safari inside the core area by our own vehicle.
Overnight stay in a nice eco tent on the Mahanadi river bed.
Name of resort- satkosia eco sand  resort.
Including: Lunch & Dinner

Day2- -Badmul- Satkosia wildlife sanctuary / south
Morning boating on Mahanadi river and see the scenic beauty of Mahanadi with natural jungle ambiance. Nature walk along the Mahanadi river and meet the birds and animal on nature.
Overnight at the same eco cottage.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day3- Satkosia – Putudi water fall- chakapada unique ancient shiva temple- Phulbani( 6hr drive)
Morning proceed towards to nice high hill area of orissa- Phulbani (900mt above than sea level).
Enjoy the senice view of gerogeous water at Putudi and visit the unique ancient shiva temple at chakapada – inside deep jungle area. Then overnight stay in a nice clean and comfort hotel at Phulbani. Hotel royal plaza or equivalent.
Including: Breakfast

Chakapada: ancient shiva temple -1000yr old , in side of deep forest ( name of that shiva Linga- is Birupakhya and its related to legend shiva puran, after getting amrita linga from shiva by ravana- the demon king of lanka- he strait drive to srilanka but due to afternoon tarpan he serch to find the place to whom I replace this linga for the moment at last he got a cow boy in the deep forest ( the different disappear figure of god Ganesha) and he handover for the moment for his tarpana but during that time the cowboy- ganesha put that lingam on ground and after returning ranvan couldnot take that lingam to his home and by force he try to took that lingam – on his force the lingam turns into south – though srilanka is south direction. Miracle of today is that place even the natural sal tree growing on that place turn towards south – and the temple too.

Day4- Phulbani- Gopalpur- Berhampur (6hr drive+visit)
Morning proceed towards Gopalpur-on-sea after couple of hr on beach drive toward Berhampur railway station / board the evening train for your onwards journey(Calcutta).

Note: 1- Badmul is a small village in Nayagarh,(120 km from Bhubaneswar) on the foothills of majestic mountains and on the other side one would see the serenity of magnanimous Mahanadi River meandering through the golden sand bars. The alarm call of Spotted Deer & Sambar makes one realize that Satkosia is a Tiger Reserve after all. It’s the jungle of Leopards, Dholes and Wild Cats. The crocodiles basking on the white sands on a wintery morning, with the barckdrop of rising sun is a picture that is real here.

Feel the joy of spending nights in the Tents amidst the wilderness of dense and shady forests in your backyard. The whispering sounds of ripples of the following river, mixed with the melodic chirping of birds makes its way through your luxurious tents, rejuvenating your mornings. The alarm call of Spotted Deer & Sambar outside the camp makes one realize that Satkosia is a Tiger Reserve after all. Gaze at the clear starlit sky, breathe in the fresh fragrance of the wild flowers and experience the warmth of your cozy tent at the “Satkosia eco Resort”. It cannot get better than this for a nature lover. Go back with a smile and a sense of rejuvenation.

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar-120km; Nearest Railway Station- Bhubaneswar-120km
Best time to visit: Nov. to April
Closing of the National Park- 15may to oct.

 

2-Phulbani- very nice place of south central part of orissa in aboard of every green hill and full of nature , the core point of tribal land and very faithful people, near of it one of the gorgeous waterfall- Putudi , which is one of the main river of orissa- the Rusikulya is about 17 km far from there, altitude and climate is of same like Daringbari -900mt from sea level (Daringbari is about 100 km from Phulbani)It also a district head quarter and nice clean accommodation and restaurant is near by for tourist.

3-Though the eco tent at Badmul has 3 so maximum it can accommodate 6 pax but you know I have four double tent more , so no worry about the accommodation.

Tour concludes:

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Textile Tour Of Orissa





In our unique Textile Tour in Odisha (Orissa) here we stretch from North to south and East to West part of Odisha.

Our year long experience bring us directly with the weavers of that regions and try to presents the different age old traditional textile pattern of our Region

such as Ikat – (popularly called Tie & Dye – Locally called Bandha) of Mania Bandh & Nuapatna in Eastern odisha to Double Ikat in Barpali and Bargarh of western odisha.

Tribal textile – Kerang of Ollar Gadhava , Ringa weaving of Bonda tribes and Famous Kotpadi pattern

Berhampuri and Coimbatory pattern of Southern odisha to Khandua of Eastern odisha.

Tour Duration: 12 Day / 11 Nights

Suggested Itinerary

Day1- (Sat)- Bhubaneswar- Konark- Bhubaneswar (3.30hr drive+ visit)

Upon arrival Bhubaneswar airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel .

Pm- visit the famous sun temple at Konark.

Overnight- Bhubaneswar

 

Day2-(Sun)-Bhubaneswar- Olasingh- Gopalpur (3.30hr drive+ visit)

Morning after breakfast drive towards famous textile village at Olasingh (famous for Khandua pattern) and explore the Tassar – textile from Cocon to finishing product .

Overnight- Gopalpur

 

Day3-(Mon)-Gopalpur- Chikiti- Rayagada (4.30hr drive+ visit)

Morning after breakfast visit the Coimbatory pattern at the isolated village – Chikiti.

Overnight – Rayagada

 

Day4-(Tue)-Rayagada- Dongaria Tribal village- Rayagada (3hr drive+ visit)

Early stand up to visit the tribal textile village at Dongaria village (famous for tribal Scarp) . in the high hill area.

Dongaria textile- the unmarried young girls learn to weaving it at their female dormitory called Dhangdisalla. Which they use only four color threads – Red, yellow, greens and the base of scrap is white they desine is like pre- historic triangle shape. Very special only at that isolated village.

Overnight- Rayagada

 

Day5-(Wed)- Rayagada- Chatikona- Jeypore (4hr drive+ visit)

Morning meet the Dongaria tribes at their famous weekly market at Chatikona.

Way back to Jeypore to visit the famous Mali tribe village . explore their very special cloth wearing style.

Overnight- Jeypore.

 

Day6-(Thur)- Jeypore- Bonda Tribal market- Gadhava village- Jeypore (4hr drive+ visit)

Meet the most colorful Bonda tribes at their colorful weekly market at Onkadelly (explore the life style and a special textile pattern – they wear 6” width and 1 ft length long special cloth – “Ringa”.

Also meet the Ollar Gadhava tribes and their very unique pattern of cloth – “Kerang” and their very special group dance – Dhemsa at their very isolated village in the thick forest area.

Group Dance (Dhemsa)- with special Kerang-special costume and traditional music is very interesting and encourage to upgrade their culture.

Overnight- Jeypore

 

Day7-(Fri)- Jeypore- Kotpad- Bhavanipatna (4hr drive+ visit)

Meet the very unique textile village at Kotpad and their special pattern is called “Kotpadi” (famous for organic textile pattern)

Overnight- Bhavanipatna

 

Day8- (Sat)- Bhavanipatna- Saintala- Balangir(2.30hr drive+ visit)

Meet the very special textile village at Saintala area , famous for traditional orissan Towel, scarp, sari and carpet.

Overnight- Balangir

Day9- (Sun)- Balangir- Sonepur- sambalpur  (3 hr drive+ visit)

Meet the very special isolated textile village along with Tel river at Sonepur area – famous for “Bomkai” pattern

Overnight- Sambalpur

 

Day10-(Mon)- Bargarh- Barpali- Sambalpur( 2hr drive+ visit)

Meet the very special textile village at Barpali area (world famous for their special textile called “Sambalpari” famous for Double ikat .

Overnight- Sambalpur

Day 11-(Tue)- Sambalpur-Dhenkanal- Joranda- Dhenkanal(5hr drive+ visit)

Morning drive towards Dhenkanal, check in a nice heritage palace at there.

Pm- meet the unique mohima sadhus at their grand monastery – Joranda.

While hiking at Dhuni Mandir monastery  excursion how the supreme sadhus collect the tree bark (Kumbhi tree) to wearing .

Also excursion how they worship nature of innifinity during sun set time.

Overnight- Dhenkanal

 

Day12-(Wed)- Dhenkanal- Nuapatna- Bhubaneswar / departure (4hr drive+ visit)

Morning after early breakfast at the royal garden check out and departure towards to very special textile village Nuapatna famous for tie and dye called “Bandha”.

Meet the master weavers (president awardee) and finally see his master weaving on his own handloom.

 

Pm- departure Bhubaneswar airport towards your onwards journey.



ORISSA TRIBAL TOUR





Tour Code: 102/ORIT

Tribal Wonder in Odisha

Odisha (Orissa) is very rich in tribal culture.

Among the 62 different tribal communities here we present some of the top ethnic group who preserve their culture still today.

In this tribal village tour in odisha we try to present their rich culture, such as group dance with proper costume and traditional tribal music popularly called “Dhemsha”, their hair style and costume, their ornaments,  their house style , language etc which is different from one another communities ,

Tribal life of Odisha is very pure, they like to live in nature and respect to the nature

Most of the tribal fair and festival in India based to respect of nature goddess and their ancestor. Which one can feel during their Orissa tribal tours time.

Welcome to Odisha tribal area in a special interest tour package at an affordable price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Destination:

This itinerary has specially designed  for special interest guest like anthropology scholar , 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. 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

During the visit to the tribal villages please respect to their culture.

If possible try to buy their handicraft and product (but not mandatory)  directly from the tribes  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.

Overnight- Bhubaneswar

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.

Overnight- Phulbani

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.

Overnight- Rayagada

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.

Overnight- Rayagada

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.

Overnight- Jeypore

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.

Overnight- 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.

Overnight- 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 Tribes of Orissa  and price please feel free to contact with us.

 

 



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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.



Festival Tour in Orissa





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.


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.