Tribal Wonder in Odisha



JORANDA SADHU FAIR (FESTIVAL )  2022

Date of Celebration: 15th & 16th Feb. 2022

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 Monasteries. 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

Forbidden: shoe, any alcohol, any weapon
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 coastal 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 )  (15th feb .to 1st March 2022) in Chhattisgarh , because both fair are near by dates for more detail please  contact  to us.

 

 

2- Nabarna Bhoga at Joranda (29th August 2022) 

It is another interesting festival of Mahima sadhus (saints) at Joranda main monastery. Where thousands of Sadhus and Devotees gather to celebrate this festival .

“Nabarna Bhoga” means the first crop of the season eaten by these Sadhus (Holy men) in a group . First they offer it to god of infinity with very typical ways, then the supreme sadhus eaten with high respect and then all the devotees receive the holy food . It is very interesting for  the photography when they eat together and also their special worship.

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 Nabarna Bhoga  festival at Joranda, Dhenkanal with the wonderful tribal part of Orissa , beautiful landscape , isolated ethnic village to western and coastal 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:

Festival Tour in Orissa



Colorful Festival with Tribal Wonder in Odisha (Orissa)

RATH YATRA ( CHARIOT  FESTIVAL )- 2021

Date of Celebration: 12th- 21st July 2021

“Journey with God”; the grand chariot festival of lord Jagannath, One of India’s greatest annual events,  popularly known as Rath Yatra takes place in Puri and other part of India and abroad . But especially colorful at Puri and tribal areas

At Puri: when a fantastic festival sets forth from Jagannath Mandir it commemorates the journey of Krishna from Gokul to Mathura. The immages of Jagannath, his brother and his sister are brought out from the temple and dragged in hug “wooden cars” know as Raths, down main grand road to Gundicha Mandir (about 3 and half km)

The main car of Jagannath stands 14mt high, over 10Square, and rides on 16 wheels, ach over 2mt in diameter . Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims (and tourists) flock from all over India to witness this stupendous scene.

Once the cars reach Gundicha Mandir, the gods take a week-long ” Summer Break” before being reloaded onto the cars and returned to Main Jaggannath temple , in a virtual repeat of the previous week’s procession. After the festival, the cars are broken up and used for firewood in the communal kitchens inside the temple. New cars are constructed each year, mostly out of a special wood, thereby putting enormous pressure on the state’s dwindling forests.

At the Tribal area in Odisha (Orissa)- Same date and same procession occurs but some place three chariots and some place one chariots / special event is with the traditional custom and musical instruments the tribal group of particular areas join in this festival with local which is very interesting in photography point of view

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 custom 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 rail head is at Puri it self – 2 km from city center.

Photography- Allowed

Entry tickets: No entry fee but  if you want seating arrangement on a bungle top (for better sight and photography / toilet facility) at PURI during Chariot festival then it is chargeable

Tour program- We suggest our guest to start their 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 coastal part of orissa too.

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We introduce nice village retreat near at Puri (10km) named Selanidingo which give the peace and harmony pollution free ambiance, catamaran boat ride on the virgin river  with classic life style including classic music & Gotipua and organic cooked food to rejuvenate your soul

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

2- Dhunuyatra Festival : 2022

Date of Celebration: 7th Jan. – 17th January 2022

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 Jharsuguda (105km) : This airport is connect with only Bhubaneswar yet;                                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 center) , main rail head 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 coastal 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: (15th & 16th Feb. 2022)

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 ( 15th feb .to 1st March 2022) in Chhattisgarh , because both fair are near by dates for more detail please call to us.

4-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.

5-Nabarna Bhoga at Joranda (29th August 2022) 

It is another interesting festival of Mahima sadhus (saints) at Joranda main monastery. Where thousands of Sadhus and Devotees gather to celebrate this festival .

“Nabarna Bhoga” means the first crop of the season eaten by these Sadhus (Holy men) in a group . First they offer it to god of infinity with very typical ways, then the supreme sadhus eaten with high respect and then all the devotees receive the holy food . It is very interesting to snap the photography when they eat together and also the special worship.

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 Nabarna Bhoga  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:

6-Chariot Festival at Konark (12th January 2022)

It is the festival of Sun god , which Begin from Konark and proceed to chandrabhaga surya (sun) temple -3km with great procession  (pulling by people) and again return process after 27 days or accordingly solar calendar  (7th Feb. 2022) 

Each year the day of celebration changes accordingly solar calendar.

7-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.

8-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.

9-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.

10-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.

11-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.

12-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.

13-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.

14-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 orissa20212022
Mandei at Nabarangpur1st to 3rd Nov.1st to 3rd Nov.
Dhanuyatra festival at  Bargarh18th January – 28th January7th January – 17th January
Joranda Mahim Sadhu Fair (Mela) at Joranda25th & 26th February15th & 16th February
Chariot festival at Bissamcuttack & Puri12th July – 21st  July at Bissamcuttak (tribal area)

12th July – 21st  July at Puri (Odisha)

1st July – 9th  July at Bissamcuttak (tribal area)

1st July – 10th  July at Puri (Odisha)

Dusshera festival trough out state11st Oct- 16th Oct. 20211st Oct- 6th Oct. 2022

Note: we can well organize the seating and refreshment program 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 : [email protected] , [email protected] , or phone / what’s app to us +91-9439050039

 

 

Textile Tour Of Orissa



In this special interest Textile tour in Odisha (Orissa) we have not present here any modern machinery weaving product.

Our year long experience bring us directly to the weavers  and try to presents the different age old traditional textile weaving pattern of our Region Meet the different traditional weavers in different area of our state and , explore their handmade unique weaving technique , use of their natural colors during dyeing and many more to fulfill your tour memorable .

Textile Tour Of Orissa
Textile Tour Of Orissa

At the conclusion of this rich cultural journey one most say Odisha is the queen of all state of India

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

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

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

Berhampuri and Coimbatory pattern of Southern odisha to Matha Bastra in Northen  odisha.

Tour Duration: 12 Day / 11 Nights

Suggested Itinerary

Day1- Bhubaneswar 

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

Pm- if time permit visit the  tribal museum to see the different textile pattern of different tribal community .

Museum open time – 10am to 5pm / Tuesday to Sunday (Monday closed)

Overnight- Bhubaneswar

Day2-Jarka- Jagatsinghpur – Jajpur (4hr drive+visit) 

Morning after breakfast drive towards famous textile village at Jarka meet and greet by the weavers at there  and explore the weaving method of Katki pattern by their own handloom- mostly cotton , at their village)

Weaving Pattern- Katki (cotton)

Overnight– Jajpur

Day3- Jajpur- Fakirpur – Keonjhar (4hr drive+visit) 

Meet the weavers (weavers family 120) and full day excursion over there from cocoon to final sari .

Weaving Pattern: Matha Bastra, (mostly silk)

Overnight– Keonjhar

Day4- Keonjhar- Deogaon- Sambalpur (4hr drive+Visit) 

Morning after breakfast departure to Sambalpur on route visit mulberry plantation area for mulberry worm by the local tribes and meet the Bhumiya tribes at their village too.

Overnight– Sambalpur

Day5- Sambalpur- Barpali- Sambalpur(4hr drive+visit) 

Meet the very special national award weavers and their unique textile weaving at their village at Barpali area .

Weaving Pattern: Sambalpuri (cotton and silk)

Overnight– Sambalpur

Day6- Baidyanathpur- Balangir (3.30hr drive+ visit)

Excursion the unique needle weaving method at Baidyanathpur area near Sonepur (weavers family around 100)

Weaving Pattern: Bomkey (cotton and silk)

Overnight– Balangir

Day7- Chicheguda- Bhawanipatna (3.30hr drive+ visit)

Meet the weavers at chicheguda village and excursion their very special tribal textile pattern popularly called “Habaspuri”

Mostly these weavers making sarees for Kondh tribes of Kandhmal area. And this special sarees it is very special design and mostly the symbol of temple (they called Kumbha)  , fish and flowers

Weaving pattern : Habaspuri (mostly cotton)

Overnight– Bhawanipatna

Day8-  Kotpad- Jeypore (3hr drive+ visit)

Excursion the live tech of tribal textile at Kotpad / meet the national award winner weavers at their village and very special hand made 200yr old loom at there.

Weaving pattern : Kotpadi

Overnight- Jeypore

Day9- Gadhava village- Rayagada (4.30hr drive+ visit)

Meet one of the most colorful Gadhava tribes at their village in Koraput valley, their very special cloth called – Kerang (made by caryota plant fiber)

Weaving pattern : Kerang (now a days only during traditional dance one can see these cloth)

Note- if this day is Thursday then guest can visit one of the most colorful tribes in our county – Bonda/ where one can explore their very special weekly market too. With their special cloth- Ringa / which they sale at their market

Overnight- Rayagada

Day10- Padanavpur- Gopalpur (5hr drive+ visit)

Morning after breakfast drive towards Chikiti area , meet the weavers (more then 100family) at their village – Padanavpur.

Weaving pattern:  Coimbatorry (mostly cotton)

Overnight– Gopalpur

Day 11- Maniabandh- Dhenkanal (5hr drive+ visit)

Meet the weavers at Maniabandh ,  in Baramba area, excursion the live tech of tie and dye process popularly locally called “Bandha”

If desire lunch at the home of national award winner family and see their unique product – which is famous in our country.

Rewind your energy at Dhenkanal royal palace with royal hospitality.

Weaving pattern:  Bandha (ikat)- mostly cotton and silk both

Overnight- Dhenkanal heritage palace

Day12- Departure 

Morning after breakfast at open royal garden check out and departure toward Bhubaneswar airport to board the flight for your on wards journey.

Tour Concludes:

Note: For more detail about the different textile patterns , fabrics , address of national and international award winner weavers  and route please feel free to mail us

Heritage Palaces with Tribal Wonder in Odisha



Heritage Palaces with Tribal Wonder in Odisha (Orissa)

Tour Code: DT- 419/SPHP – 2021-22

Tour Destination: Ali- Kilajodi- Dhenkanal- Puri- Gopalpur- Rayagada- Jeypore- Visakhapatnam and Different tribal village and weekly market in odisha

Tour Highlight:  To offer the age old tradition & the real cultural activities & royal hospitality of different heritage palaces of coastal and northern odisha to wonderful tribal tour in southern part odisha is our new innovative idea to introduce this special package for our special interest guest . Here we try to offer some heritage palaces of odisha such as at Ali, Choudwar- Kilajodi, Dhenkanal, Puri and In the Tribal area there is only palace at Jeypore which is private palace (not using any tourist accommodation) , we try to accommodate our guests the best hotels of the area.

Food: During the accommodation in the heritage palaces breakfast and Royal dinner is includes in our package so our guest may enjoy the royal hospitality of odisha in different palaces.

Package price:  Depend upon the number of guests/

Tour Duration: 14 Night/ 15 Days (Tour starts from weekend to weekend) , which save the time and cover more sightseeing

Suggested Itinerary:

Day1-(Sat)-Bhubaneswar- Malhar village-Aul Palace (3.30hr drive+ visit)

upon arrival in Bhubaneswar airport meet our representative and transfer by road to Ali, check in a heritage palace along with river . Afternoon visit Malhar village near by. Tea pot along with river side – bon fire

Overnight: Aul palace (heritage)

Day2-(Sun)-Ali – Bhitarkanika National Park- Aul Palace (2hr drive+ visit)

morning drive towards Bhitarkanika national park- popularly called mini amazon and on boat ride meet the wild salt water crocodile on nature also jungle walk inside the core to meet different fauna and flora .

Overnight: Aul Palace (Heritage)

Day3-(Mon)-Ali Palace-Budhist Dimond Triangle ( Lalitgiri/ Udayagiri/ Ratnagiri)- Killa Dalijodi Palace (3.30 hr drive+ visit)

Excursion the ancient Maha stupa (find the relic of the teeth of Budha ) at Lalitgiri , Maha chaitya at Udaygiri and Maha vihar at Ratnagiri / popularly known as Buddhist Dimond triangle of Odisha . check in an heritage palace of Choudwar popular called Kilajodi palace/ warm welcome by the royal family.

Overnight: Killa Dalijodia palace 

Day4-(Tue)-Killajodi- Hiking Saura Tribal village-Munda tribal village- Killajodi Palace (2hr drive+2 hr hiking+ visit)

Morning hiking and meet  One of the ancient human race – Saura tribe at their isolate village of Domadamuni jungle range. afternoon visit the Munda tribal village and excursion their life style at there.

Overnight: Killa Dalijodia palace 

Day5-(Wed)-Killajodi- Rose Garden – Gosalla- Nuapatna Textile village– Dhenkanal Palace (3hr drive + visit)

Early drive to Rose garden for meditation (half an hour) / while back visit the grand Gosalla (old age home for Country side orphan cows and ox ) . Afternoon meet the traditional weavers at Nuapatna textile village – live excursion of their unique textile pattern called “Ikat” (organic tie & dye).

Overnight: Dhenkanal palace (heritage)

Day6-(Thru)-Dhenkanal – Joranda Monastery- Dhenkanal Palace (2hr drive+ visit)

Morning enjoy the royal breakfast at the royal garden and then after relax to see the grand palace / afternoon meet the Mahima sadhus at their grand Monastery – Joranda./ excursion their very unique worship of infinity during sun set time .

Overnight: Dhenkanal palace (heritage)

Day7-(Fri)-Dhenkanal- Bhubaneswar Temple Tour- Raghurajpur/ Boating- Puri Palace (2.30hr drive+  Visit)

Visit the ancient temples at the old Bhubaneswar area while heritage walk with our expert and cover many ancient temples to see the evolution of art and architect by our ancestors.  Afternoon proceed to Puri and en rout visit the heritage village- Raghurajpur , Explore the traditional painting called Pattachitra at this village.

Enjoy the classic music (by the local traditional music players) on catamaran boat ride (with boatman) on river Bhargavi -2hr and visit the grand pottery making village.

Overnight- Puri Palace (heritage)

Day8-(Sat)-Puri- S/s by Cycle Rickshaw- Konark sun temple- Puri Palace (2hr drive+2hr cycle rickshaw tour+ visit)

Early explore ancient Puri such as Cremation ground (photography allowed), ancient streets, traditional martial art place, old pond by cycle rickshaw tour (with rickshaw man & local guide) . Afternoon visit the sun temple at Konark (recg. by UNESCO as a world heritage site since 1984) excursion the language of stone- Love life  on 13th c AD

Overnight- Puri Palace (heritage)

Day9-(Sun)-Puri- Chilika lake-boating at Mangalajodi- Gopalpur (4hr drive+ 2hr boating+ visit)

Meet the different birds on nature, popularly called paradise for migratory and residential birds  while catamaran boating (with boatman) at Chilika lake – Mangalajodi / if desire enjoy the organic cooked lunch / fresh fish fry at there (prepared by local fisherman and our special trained driver)

Overnight- Gopalpur

Day10-(Mon)-Gopalpur- Lanjia Saura village/ Market- Rayagada (5hr drive+ visit)

Meet the only Aryan tribe of eastern India – Lanjia saura at their very isolated village in Gunupur jungle range (1200 mt on sea level) while hiking at their village – excursion their dream painting – Idital, they are special famous for their ornaments, and costume.

Overnight- Rayagada

Day11-(Tue)-Rayagada- Hiking the colorful Donguria and Desia Village- Rayagada (4hr drive+ visit)

Morning while hiking meet the most colorful tribe – Donguria at their isolated village in Devagiri jungle range. also visit Desia tribal village in Durgi Jungle range.

Overnight- Rayagada

Day12-(Wed)-Rayagada- Chatikona ( Dangaria Market)-Paraja tribe village/ market-Eco Resort at Machhakund or Hotel at Jeypore ( 5hr drive+ visit)

Morning meet the colorful Donguria ladies while they bring their product to the most colorful weekly market by walk (best for photography during this time) / Visit Paraja tribal market at Podagarh area.

Overnight- Jeypore / eco retreat at Machhakund

Day13-(Thru)-Bonda tribe Market- Gadhava village- Eco Resort at Machhakund or Hotel at Jeypore (3hr drive+ visit)

Meet the most colorful Bonda tribe at their weekly market – Onkadelly. After couple of hour with them visit the Olar Gadhava village / if desire enjoy the classic organic cooked lunch at this village along with tribal group dance (with proper tribal costume and traditional music ) popularly called “Dhemsha”

Overnight- Jeypore / eco retreat at Machhakund

Day14-(Fri)-Kunduli Market- Pottery village- Visakhapatnam (5.30hr drive+ visit)

Meet the paraja- Rana- Mali tribes at their grand weekly market at Kunduli / also visit the grand pottery making village near Domuriput area . Check in a nice hotel on beach in Visakhapatnam

Overnight- Visakhapatnam

Day15-(Sat)-Departure to Visakhapatnam airport board the flight for your onward journey. 

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Classic Tour of Orissa



Heritage Tour of Orissa

Tour Code : DT- 101 / ORCT- 2021-22

Tour Highlight:

The below given suggested itinerary we try to present complete classic part of coastal Orissa including the temple city Bhubaneswar, cultural capital of odisha- Puri, the relaxing beach at Gopalpur, the largest brackish water lake- Chilika Lake (boating) , the magnificent world famous sun temple at Konark the Buddhist Diamond triangle ,Lalitgiri, Ratanagiri, Udayagiri, Languri , the unique textile Buddhist village- Nuapatna , an unique worship of Mahima sadhus at their monastery,  very special village tour and traditional classic lunch and Gotipua dance of coastal odisha and overall an isolated tribal village of northern odisha etc. with in affordable price 

Duration of tour: 6 night/ 7days

premise of Lingaraja temple

Suggested Itinerary

D1-Bhubaneswar

Upon arrival meet our representative at airport/ railway station. Then transfer to hotel. Explore the ancient temple tour such as Parasurameswar-7th c AD, Mukteswar-9th c AD , Vaital-8th c AD , Rajarani-11th c AD, and Lingaraj-11th c AD.

Note: Especially in Lingaraj temple non Hindus are not allowed so one can visit the this particular temple on top of platform only.

Overnight:  Bhubaneswar.

D2-Bhubaneswar-Tribal village -Joranda- Dhenkanal(4hr drive+visit)

Meet the One of the colorful tribe of Northen orissa at their very isolated village in Kapilash jungle zone. warm welcome by the village chief / Excursion their life style.

PM-  proceed to Joranda Mahima religion live monastery and enjoy the unique pattern of worship during sun set by the Mahima sadhus (The supreme sadhus use only lean bark to covering their lower part).

Overnight : Dhenkanal

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

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

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

Morning proceed to Gopalpur –on-sea , enroute visit the unique textile village “Nuapatna”        ( famous for tie and dye  pattern, popularly called – Ikat -Bandha ).                                          Afternoon : Meet the migratory and residence birds on nature while catamaran boating (with boatman) at Mangalajodi.

Overnight relax a nice hotel on beach at Gopalpur

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

Take the ferry from another part of Chilika Lake (from Parikud side) . While crossing the grand chilika lake meet the Irrawaddy dolphin on nature.

Puri: is a holy town – on the coast of Bay of Bengal, famous for Jagannath temple and cultural activities. Still today people believe it’s a cultural capital of Orissa.

Overnight- Puri

D6-Puri- village tour- Konark- Puri (2.30hr drive+visit)

Early stand up and visit the classic part of Puri by cycle rickshaw trip such as cremation place( swargadwar), old pond, bit walking on old street , marshal art place and also Jagannath temple( non Hindus are not allowed in it , so non hindus  will see beauty of temple while hiking around the outer part of temple ).

Village tour is very special of coastal area, such as bramin village, coconut picker village, farmer village, pottery making village, artisan village etc. Hiking their village, meet with the people excursion the activities of local, meet the artisan and their “Gurukul”: where student practicing the traditional art and classical dance form in the guidance of teacher (guru).

Enjoy the classic organic cooked lunch at the unique village retreat (selanidingo) at Chandanpur along with classical gotipua group dance (exclusive for you)

Afternoon visit the world famous sun temple at Konark- excursion the language of stone on 13th c AD. If time permit see the illumination of temple.

Overnight: Puri

Ratnagiri Budha Stupa

D7- Puri- Dhauli- Departure in Bhubaneswar(2hr drive+ visit)

Morning departure for Bhubaneswar airport / railway station if time permit visit the Dhauli shanti stupa (peace pagoda) for your onward journey.

Tour concludes:

Hot spot in Orissa

Bhubaneswar

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

Puri

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

Konark

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

Gopalpur

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

Lalitgiri – Udayagiri- Ratnagiri

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

Chilika lake

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

Sambalpur

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

 

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

 

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

Tribal Wonder in Odisha



 

Best of Odisha (Orissa)

Tour code: DT- 407 /SPCO – 2021-22

Tour Highlight : In this special package tour it is contemporary of the People (best ethnic villages and their weekly markets)  in south central part of Odisha (Orissa) with History and culture of coastal odisha – ancient to medieval  temples of Old part of Bhubaneswar to  Sun temple at Konark respectively , Nature- Flora and fauna of the famous Bhitarkanika national park , watching different birds on nature at Chilika lake and on the bank of Bhargavi river side, Tribal culture- ancient tribal dance style of Bora Gadhava tribe – Dhemsha to Classic Gotipua dance form at Raghurajpur artisan village , the Mahima Philosophy of Joranda to Mahayana Buddhist site (Lalitgiri , Udaygiri and Ratnagiri) – ancient Buddhist monastery  and many more. to full fill it name ” Best of Odisha” Tour

Destination cover: Bhubaneswar- Phulbani- Rayagada- Jeypore- Gopalpur- Chandanpur- Puri- Dhenkanal- Bhitarkanika national park and many isolated tribal villages/ weekly markets

Package cost: Economic , Depend upon the group size (No. of Guest)

 

 Duration of Tour: 15 Days/ 14 Night( weekend to weekend)

D1-( sat)-Bhubaneswar:
Upon arrival at the airport of Bhubaneswar meet our representative and transfer to hotel, if time permit visit the ancient cave (2nd century BC) Khandagiri and Udaygiri or Tribal museum (opening hour 10am to 5pm closed Monday and govt. holiday)

Overnight : Bhubaneswar

D2-(sun)-BHUBANESWAR-KONDH VILLAGE- PHULBANI (5hr drive+ visit)-
After early breakfast departure to Phulbani on route visit the Kondh ethnic village at Phulbani jungle range. warm hospitality by them.

Overnight:- Phulbani

D3-(Mon)-KUTIA KONDH TRIBE VILLAGE-RAYAGADA (4.30hr drive+ visit)
While hiking (1hr flat jungle footpath ) at the Kutia Kondh village explore their life style . Then drive towards Rayagada and check in a nice hotel and relax.

Overnight:- Rayagada

D4-(Tue)-DESIA KONDH TRIBAL MARKET //VILLAGE-JEWELRY MAKING VILLAGE-RAYAGADA (3 hr drive+ visit)
Excursion the Tribal jeweler making village and live demonstration  the age old lost wax process call Dokra. meet the Desia tribe at their colorful weekly market at Dukum.
Afternoon meet the Desia Kondh tribe at their village of lush green and high hill area -1200 mt above sea level high hill zig zag jungle road (but all weather motor able  road is there up to the village). If desire enjoy the tribal group song by the young tribal girls .We have very good social relation with the Desia kondh villagers , so if you desire enjoy the organic tribal cooked lunch at the village chief house. (food prepared by our special trained driver with the tribe) /

Overnight: Rayagada

D5-(wed)-DONGURIA KONDH TRIBAL MARKET-KUVI KONDH VILLAGE-MALI TRIBE VILLAGE- JEYPORE (5hr drive+ visit)
Meet the colourful Donguria tribe Kondh people at their weekly market at Chatikona. While drive towards Jeypore on route visit the Kuvi Kondh village (still their house style is like cave concept) and Mali village (Indo- Europium  tribe) then check in a clean and comfort hotel at Jeypore.

Overnight: Jeypore

D6-(Thursday)-BONDA TRIBE WEEKLY MARKET- GADHAVA TRIBE VILLAGE-WATERFALL-JEYPORE (3hr drive+visit)
Early stand up and drive to Onkudelly meet the most colorful  tribe in India- the  Bonda tribe, at their weekly market  (they called them self Remo- the men)  . it is very nice meet them before they arrive at their weekly markets on the small hill trail of that valley (Very nice to explore their lifestyle and photography) after couple of hour with them drive to the gorgeous waterfall at Duduma

Afternoon visit the Bora Gadhava tribal village at Lamataput area / if desire enjoy their group tribal dance called – “Dhemsha” with very hygienic tribal lunch at at the tribal chief house / evening enjoy the city tour of Jeypore.

Overnight: Jeypore.

D7-(Friday)-KUNDULI- KORAPUT – POTTERY VILLAGE-PARAJA TRIBE VILLAGE- RAYAGADA (5hr drive+visit)
Morning Visit the most grand  Jagannath temple (non Hindus and camera also allow) at Koraput , explore the jagannath philosophy at there and then visit the largest ethnic weekly market of the region at Kunduli famous for Paraja, Mali and Rana tribe. While return back to Rayagada visit the Paraja tribal village . check in a clean and comfort hotel at Rayagada.

Overnight: Rayagada

D8-(sat)-LANJIA SAURA TRIBE-HOT SULPHER SPRING-GOPALPUR (6hr drive+visit)
Meet the only Aryan tribe of Eastern India –  ” Lanjia Saura” at Puttasingh high hill jungle range explore their life style, wild worship at Hot sulpher spring spot at Taptapani.
Check in a nice hotel at Gopalpur, if time permit evening walk on beach .

Overnight: Gopalpur

D9- (sun)-GOPALPUR-CHILIKA LAKE- KONARK- CHANDANPUR  (4.30hr drive+Visit)
Enjoy the sun rise on sea at Gopalpur (if it not cloud) .Then after breakfast drive towards Chandanpur, on route visit the paradise of  the migratory and residential birds on nature in Chilika lake at Mangalajodi while catamaran boating  ( with the boat man) meet them as near as possible – very nice for photography

Afternoon visit the language of stone of 13th c AD at Konark sun temple .Check in a nice village retreat (Selanidingo) at Chandanpur (near puri)

Overnight: Selanidingo village retreat at Chandanpur

D10-(mon)-PURI-CYCLE RICKSHAW TRIP-VILLAGE TOUR-CHANDANPUR (2hr drive+ visit)

Early stand up and excursion the real rural pleasure of coastal village tour  such as Grand pottery marking village, classic farmer village over catamaran boating on river ” Bhargavi”. (2hr) enjoy the traditional and continental breakfast at the open garden – at the village retreat.

Then explore the classical Puri over cycle rickshaw trip to visit the traditional street , old ponds, cremation place and also outer public path of Jagannath temple-12th AD (because non Hindus’ are not allowed ).

Special traditional lunch (Orissa special ) at the village retreat – Selanidingo. 

Afternoon while hiking (1hr) visit the  famous Artisan village at Raghurajpur , coconut picker village, Bhramin village etc.

If desire enjoy the classic Gotipua dance (with traditional costume and musical instrument) at the village retreat (arranged by us)

If desire here we arrange a royal barber for full body herbal oil massage in traditional method- chargeable

mouth watering dinner along with bonfire.
Overnight: Selanidingo village retreat at Chandanpur

Note- Selanidingo  is a classic home stay village retreat which completely classic touch of rural orissa with realize the traditional lifestyle of coastal odisha and it is lifetime memorable with lots of activities/ classic organic food.

D11-(tue)-64 YOGINI TEMPLE-TEXTILE VILLAGE-DHENKANAL PALACE (5hr drive+ visit)
Morning after traditional breakfast check out and departure to Dhenkanal palace- approximately- 150years old (the 1st heritage palace of Orissa which has introduced the palace into hospitality line for the guest) en route visit the 64yogini temple at Hirapur. (the open roofed unique temple which is one of the fourth in India having nice and living condition and all 64 idols are present and the hair style and vehicle of each and every idols are different to other) then drive to famous textile village, Nuapatna ( famous for tie and dye popularly called ikat). Check in the nice heritage palace of Orissa-in Dhenkanal. Enjoy the royal food during evening at their royal dining hall and before bonfire at royal garden.

Overnight- Dhenkanal

D12- (wed)-DHENKANAL PALACE -JORANDA- BHITARKANIKA(5hr drive+visit)
Morning enjoy the royal breakfast at the royal garden then departure  and drive towards Bhitarkanika National Park en route visit unique sadhus place called Joranda to see the famous worship of Mahima sadhus( monk) having sami naked ( using only tree bark to their lower part and having more than 2 meter of their matted hair). During 10am and sunset time they worship the god of infinity for peace and harmony of the universe
Check in a nice eco resort at Bhitarkanika.

Overnight: Bhitarkanika National park

D13- (thu)-BHITARKANIKA NATIONAL PARK
Bhitarkanika : Famously known as mini Amazon of India , famous for different mangrove forest with very different fauna including the grand salt water crocodile .

Meet the wild crocodile basking on sun ray on the natural creeks while boating in side of the park. Hiking inside the core area to meet the natural fauna such as spotted deer, wild boar, jungle fowl, water monitor lizard and different types of bird on nature.

Overnight: Bhitarkanika National park

D14-(fri)-BHITARKANIKA- RATNAGIRI-UDAYGIRI-BHUBANESWAR
After breakfast drive towards to Bhubaneswar and en-route excursion the ancient ruined Budhist University (Mahavihar- stupa- chaitya) at Ratnagiri and Udaygiri. Check in a nice hotel in Bhubaneswar.

Overnight: Bhubaneswar

D15-(sat)-BHUBANESWAR- TEMPLE TOUR- DEPARTURE.
Morning after breakfast checkout and excursion the ancient temples in chronological order from 7th to 11th c AD. Then evening departure to airport for your on wards journey.

Tour concludes:

Note: Now there is no restriction for photography or videography in the tribal markets and villages.     For more description of tribal details with real photos , path (driving route) , contact local person , or any tour related detail please feel free to contact us.             We have Different cost categories  of the same above itinerary such as Deluxe, Standard and Budget  it deffer from standard of accommodation, type of transport, inclusion of food and other cultural activities /  rest service remain same / if guest interest we may extend or revised our itinerary too

Organizing the tribal dance – “Dhemsha” at the tribal area  and Gotipua classic dance at Raghurajpur Gurukul is our small try to upgrade their culture and Respect the sustainable tour is the main motto.

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

 

Odisha (Orissa) Tribal Budget Tour



Tour code- DT- 107/ 370 B- 2021-22

Tour highlight- In this wonderful budget tribal Tour of Odisha  here we offer with different isolated ethnic villages, tribal weekly markets , nature , people and at the conclusion relax at our village retreat – SelaniDingo , with very discounted price for all age group guests . Not only that  at Selanidingo enjoy the mouth watering traditional organic food (both veg. & non-vet)  , catamaran boat ride (with boatman) , if desire By cycling , bull cart ride (with cart man) ,  hiking of special villages, and Overall the conclusion rejuvenate your soul , mind and body with the traditional culture of Odishi – Gotipua classic dance  to feel the real Odisha- India with You with real value of money. 

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 ……

Tribal Photography: Allowed with the permission of tribes and before photography please consult with your guide.

Price of the Package:  Budget , depend upon your group size./ please mail us, our expert team will reply soon.

Suggested itinerary

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

Upon arrival Bhubaneswar (please try arrive during morning, so we cover most of the things) meet our representative and drive towards Taratarini .

En route 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 scenic 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 stand up and explore the very colorful Kutia Kondh (tattoo faced) 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- Koraput (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 clay plaster by hand with the brick red color.

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

Overnight-Koraput

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 rhythmic 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 (total 1 hr flat land) 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 above from sea level)

Overnight – Gopalpur

Day8-(Saturday)- Gopalpur- Konark- Chandanpur (4hr drive+ visit)

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 classic odisha organic dinner  at our retreat along with bonfire.

OvernightSelani Dingo lux. Village home stay, Chandanpur

Day9-(Sunday)- Village Special- Chandanpur (full day program) 

Early stand up ride the catamaran boat at Bhargavi river village jetty -walking distance from our village retreat (welcomed by boatman) – total 2hr boating and hiking . While hiking meet the classic grand Pottery making village  (50 family making traditional handmade pottery with very unique tech.)  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- Visit the unique artisan  villages and excursion the  age old tradition of pattachitra painting and palm leaf engraving tech popularly called “talapatra pothi”  by bull cart ride (Bull cart ride is classic vehicle of ancient odisha but if you feel fear to ride bull cart then you may use your taxi too) and after that if desire experience the  herbal oil full body massage by traditional royal barber (optional) 

Evening enjoy the classic clay pot lamb or Bamboo chicken prepare  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-  Puri – Departure to Bhubaneswar airport (2.30hr drive+ visit)

Morning after early breakfast drive towards Puri , visit the classic puri such as the grand cremation ground called Swargadwar, (free photography) , walk around outer side of the grand Jagannath temple (because non hindus are not allowed) then strait Bhubaneswar airport. Board the flight for your on wards journey with lots of sweet memories !!!!!!

Note- Departure timing is depend upon your flight timing , if time desire please see the temple of temple city old Bhubaneswar area.

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. 

Special Tribal Documentary



Special Tribal Documentary ( Photographer Choice) Tour

Tour Code: 139-A/OTTS-2021-22

Duration of Tour: 14Nights/ 15Days (weekend to weekend)


Special Tribal Documentary ( Photographer Choice) Tour
Tour Themes cover:

Among the 62 different tribal communities in odisha , there are some groups who are more isolated , archaic, vulnerable and keep preserve and maintain their culture so this special tribal tour itinerary has designed exclusive for photographer ,  which cover colorful ethnic group of Odisha (Orissa) , hiking at their villages, different colorful weekly markets,  tribal dance of Bora gadhava tribes  ( subject to available the drum men), tribal festival  and at the end excursion the  classic coastal rural   life at our village retreat selanidingo  rewind all tribal documentary & tribal photography India .

Suggested itinerary:

The below given suggested day to day itinerary we focus weekend- sat. to weekend – Saturday, which save time and also we focus their colorful weekly market.

D1-(sat)-Bhubaneswar

Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to hotel, if time permit visit the tribal museum.
Overnight : Hotel at Bhubaneswar

D2-(sun)- Bhubaneswar- Kondh tribal village- Baliguda ( 6.30hr drive+ visit)

Morning drive towards Kutia Kondh ( tattoo faced ) tribal village area on route visit the Kondh tribal village with their typical house style.
Overnight : Baliguda

D3-(mon)-Hiking and documentary Kutia Kondh village( tattoo faced tribe)- Baliguda

Early drive towards Baliguda Jungle range  Excursion & documentary the Kutia Kondh tribe while hiking in tribal village.

Overnight: Baliguda

D4-(tue)-Baliguda- Dongaria  Kondh village – Rayagada (4 hr drive+visit)

Morning drive towards Dongaria Kondh village / full day documentary at their village  while hiking
Overnight : hotel at Rayagada.

D5-(wed)-Chtikona-(Dongaria Kondh market)-Kuvi Kondh village- Podagarh- Jeypore (5hr drive+visit)

Morning meet the Colorful Dongaria Tribe at Chtikona ( weekly market). After 2-3 hr at there drive towards to Jeypore and enrote visit colorful kuvi kondh tribal community at Kumbhikota jungle range. then famous Paraja tribe weekly market at Podagarh.

Overnight : hotel at Jeypore.

D6-(thur)-Onkadelly- ( Bonda Tribe market)- Hiking Bora Gadhava  tribe village- Jeypore (4hr drive+visit)

Early Morning drive towards to Onkadelly meet the most colorful Bonda Tribes at their weekly market. After 3-4 hr at there then drive towards Bora Gadhava tribal village /hiking with the help of Local tribal guide /visit the typical house settlement / worship place/ if possible enjoy the tribal group dance with traditional custom and musical instrument / (chargeable)

Tribal group dance is encourage to upgrade their culture / which is pure responsible tour also.

Overnight: hotel at Jeypore.

D7-(fri)-Boraparaj village- Kunduli market- Mali tribal village- JEYPORE ( 4hr drive+visit)

Morning meet the colorful Bora Paraja tribe ( the tribal female using special ear ring and their upper ear lob turn towards down so an anthropological world , these tribes are very special ) at their typical village. excursion and documentary at their village and then drive towards the grand tribal weekly market at Kunduli (famous for paraja, rana, Mali tribe)

Afternoon visit the Mali Tribal village.

Overnight : Jeypore

 D8-(sat)-Hiking Bhumiya tribal village- Dhuruba Tribe village- weekly market- Rayagada (5hr drive+visit)

Morning meet the Bhumiya tribes at their isolated village in Kotpad range / and also meet the  Dhuruba tribes village- / Hiking and explore their life style  after lunch at the tribal hut (optional)  drive towards their colorful weekly market ( inside of jungle core area) and then drive towards Rayagada

Overnight: hotel at Rayagada .

D9-(sun)-Dokra village- Desia Tribal village – Gunupur  ( 3.30hr drive+ visit)

Morning drive towards Desia kondh village (on the hill top of Durgi Jungle range) warm welcome by the villagers / excursion their life style/ documentary-  afternoon visit the Dokra metal casting village/

Overnight- Gunupur

D10-(mon)- Lanjia Saura tribe village- Chandragiri- Taratarini (6hr drive+ visit)

Early standup to drive towards Puttasingh region, meet one of the most colorful tribe of our state- The Lanjia Saura ( famous for three things 1- terraces cultivation, 2- typical wearing style- like tail shape , 3- dream painting called “ Idital” and meet the italmar at their village.

afternoon visit the typical Tibetan village at Chandragiri/

Overnight- Taratarini

D11-(tue)- Munda Tribal village- Dhenkanal (5hr drive+ visit)

Morning after breakfast drive towards at Munda Tribal village / Very typical houses with natural color.

Overnight- Dhenkanal

D12-(wed)- Sagaria tribal village- Santal tribal village- Joranda- Dhenkanal (3hr drive+ visit)

Early drive towards Sagaria Tribal village in the core of Kapilash jungle region/ while hiking excursion their life style. also visit the Santal tribal village (very rough road but flat land only hiking is possible)        afternoon visit the mahima sadhu monastery- enjoy the after noon worship by the supreme sadhus to the god of infinity (best for photography)

Overnight- Dhenkanal

D13-(thur)- Dhenkanal- Konark- Chandanpur (3.30hr drive+ visit)

Drive towards Konark, visit the world famous sun temple at Konark and then drive towards Chandanpur (a vergin destination of orissa) , meet the fishermen at their village near chandrabhaga beach side. check in a nice village home retreat – Selani Dingo

Enjoy the mouth watering hygienic dinner along with campfire .

Overnight- An unique village retreat – Selani Dingo

Day14- (Fri) – Village Special- Chandanpur

Early stand up enjoy the continental and classic breakfast in the open garden .

Visit and photo shoot the very special grand pottery making village by catamaran boat ride   (2hr , with boatman) while back to retreat different characterful village such as visit the meet the classic Brahmin village, farmer village, artisan village, washer men village, coconut picker village etc

Afternoon enjoy the classic Gotipua group dance (with proper custom and traditional musical instrument,  very nice for photography) if desire fell the relax of  the herbal oil massage by traditional royal barber (on chargeable basis)

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

Overnight- An unique village retreat – Selani Dingo

D15-(sat)- Bhubaneswar ( Departure)

Morning departure for Bhubaneswar airport, board the  flight for your onward destination.

 

Tour concludes:

Description of Orissa tribes 

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 hillranges 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.

Desia tribe: very typical people , black browness color curliner hairstyle and very typical houses , they are animist but very friendly.

 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 colored 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 tension ed loom covering only the private parts comprises the woman’s wear.

 

food in Selani dingo –  village retreat (Home stay)

Breakfast– (630am-9 30am)

Bread Toast, Butter, Jam,

Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Fruit juice ,

oat Pourage , Red Millet Pourage (locally say Mandia Jau),

Yogurt (sweet and normal)

Banana pan cake, with honey

egg (omelet /  boil / half boil/ ) any one of it at your choice

corn flake / Mussali

hot and cold milk,  cheese spreed

Black tea/ coffee (any one at your choice)

 

Lunch-(12.30hr to 1430hr)

Brown bread (whole wheat floor )- Roti/

Brown Boil Rice

soup (tomatto/, mix veg./ chicken / sweet corn) any one at your choice

Boil potato / sweet potato (any one at your choice)

boil veg.

Evening snacks: (1700hr to 1745hr)

Soup- veg. soup/  chicken soup/  tomato soup / sweet corn soup – any one at your choice

Pakoda- veg. pakoda/ chicken pakoda- any one at your choice

Herbal Tea

Dinner :(1930 hr to 2100hr)

RICE (Boil or fried with cumin or veg. fried rice or egg fried rice – any of one at your choice)

Roti (Indian Bread)

Dal- (Plan or fried- any of one at your choice)

Mix veg.- Different seasonal veg. (fried or boiled – any one at your choice)

Spinach – fry at your choice

One non veg. special item –Clay pot Mutton   or   Bamboo chicken  or Tawa fish Or  Banana leaf backed Masala Fish –  any one at your choice

Dessert – One special Indian Dessert

Black tea / Herbal tea / , coffee- any one at your choice

Tour concludes:

For the best price please contact with our sales executive : [email protected]

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

 

Bhitarkanika National Park



Bhitarkanika National Park

Crocodiles at Bhitarkanika Nationa Park
Welcome to the mini Amazon in odisha – The Bhitarkanika
It is 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 which not only attract thousands of migratory birds from different part of the world but also 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, Bhadrak to Khola gate via Chandbali- Jainagar jetty- 75 km

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.

How to get Bhitarkanika : 1) From Bhadrak Railway Station: To Chanbali – Rajkanika – JaiNagar Jetty (State Highway-9 & it is 75 km by road) then board the pre booked boat (arranged  by us) to Khola Gate make permit and then entry the National park. (Night stay also possible – pre booked the rooms by us)

2) From Bhubaneswar : To Cuttack- Kendrapara- Pattamundai- Rajnagar- Khola gate (Upto Cuttack NH16 then State Highway-9A & it is 150KM by road)

Entry ticket per person per day : INR 40 only (please bring three photo copy of your identity proof and please carry the original one also with you. (camera and video camera charges extra)

Booking of Boating: advance booking

But entry permit for the National Park directly at the  Khola and Gupty entrance gate

Closing of the sanctuary: 14May-31 July. & 1jan.-6 th jan.

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

Suggested Tour Itinerary from Bhubaneswar :

Tour code: 119/ WLTB

Duration of Tour: 2 Night/ 3 Days

Day1-Bhubaneswar- Bhitarkanika National Park ( 4hr drive)

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

Overnight: Bhitarkanika National Park

Day2-Bhitarkanika National Park

Full day program (boating and hiking with our naturalist of core area- Bhitarkanika, Bagagahana, Gupty, Dangmal and meet the salt water crocodile on nature in different creeks). Over night stay in the same eco cottage and enjoy the dinner along with bon fire.

Overnight: Bhitarkanika National Park

Day3- Bhitarkanika National Park- Departure

Morning after breakfast departure for your onward destination.

Note- Here we offer the itinerary from Bhubaneswar/ but if guest like to come from Calcutta by train and like to drop at Bhadrak railway station (many express / super fast/ passenger train halt at here) our team pickup from them & continue the tour accordingly. If you like to extend the program also possible . please say us in advance becuase the room & taxi must booked here in advance.

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

Do

Don’t

Keep mineral water while hikingWalk or drive night time in core area
Keep mosquito repellentTake any arms and weapons
Keep silenceTake Crackles and music system
Use green or grey color cloth and cap while hiking.Feed the wild animal, birds and reptile
Keep binocular and cameraDisturb the animal, birds and reptile
Keep proper permit and entry documentUse plastic polythin
Keep blanket while safari in winterMimicries the animal and birds

For more detail description, package tour & best price please feel free to contact : [email protected] ,  [email protected] ,  or phone to us +91-9439050039

Ethnic village tour in Odisha



A large number of Tribal communities inhabiting different parts of our country (India) and out of that orissa is prosperous of 62 different tribal communities. The cultural heritage of any tribal society is built on its age-old customs and traditions.
In the context of changing scenario in the tribal world, here we present the tradition and customs of 11 (Eleven) culturally significant tribal communities of Odisha (Orissa) such as The Bonda, the Gadhava, The Kutia Kondh, the Dongaria kondh, the Lanjia Saora, the Santal, the Juang, the Paudi Bhumiya, the Chakatia Bhujia, the Munda, the Paraja at their isolated villages , colorful weekly markets, their festivals and overall it is the perfect tribal tour itinerary of odisha (orissa) for ethnic culture lovers


Tour code: DT- 130/ OEVT- 2021-22
Duration of tour: 15 Day/14 Nights (Week end to weekend)
Destination cover: Bhubaneswar- choudwar- Dhenkanal- Keonjhar – Sambalpur- Balangir – Bhavanipatna- Baliguda- Gunupur- Rayagada- Jeypore- Visakhapatnam

Suggested Tour itinerary:

Day 1: (Sat)-Bhubaneswar-Choudwar (1. 20hr drive+ visit)
Upon arrival airport/ railway station meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Bhubaneswar is a capital city of orissa, drive towards Choudwar,  check in nice heritage haveli at KilaDalijoda/ Choudwar

Overnight- Choudwar

Day 2: (Sun)-Choudwar- Saura Village- Munda tribal village- Choudwar (2.15 hr drive+ visit)
Early standup to hike (flat land/ 2hr total) the very isolated saura tribal village in the core jungle area.
Afternoon visit the most interesting Munda tribes at their village.

Overnight- choudwar

Day 3: (Mon)-Santal Village-Joranda -Dhenkanal(3hr drive+visit)
Meet the Santal Tribe at their village (hiking 1hr total) . Explore their life style and culture afternoon meet the Mahima sadhus at their monastery .
Overnight- Dhenkanal

Day 4: (Tue)-Dhenkanal – Paudi Bhumiya village- Keonjhar (6hr drive+visit)
Meet Paudi bhumiya tribes in at their isolated village in core jungle of Kamakhyanagar range/ excursion their culture
Overnight- Keonjhar
Day 5: (Wed)-Keonjhar- Bhumij , Kolha and Santal tribal villages- Keonjhar (4hr drive+Visit)
Morning drive towards Bhumij, Kolha and santal villages in the core jungle of Mayurbhanj area and full day excursion at there, if permit enjoy the hygienic cooked organic food at the santal village with the help of local (if you desire, its optional) evening back to Hotel.

Overnight– Keonjhar

Day 6: (Thur)-Keonjhar- Juang tribal village- Sambalpur (5hr drive+Visit)
Morning after breakfast drive towards Sambalpur , and enroute visit the Juang tribal village in the core of Gonasika jungle range.

Overnight– Sambalpur

Day 7: (Fri)-Sambalpur- Textile village at Barpali area- Balangir (3hr drive+Visit)
Sambalpur is famous for Textile weaving throughout the world. Visit the famous textile village at Barpali area famous for tie and dye called “ Bandha” , meet the national award winner weavers and excursion their unique of live weaving and also nice ethnic weaving village near Balangir area.
Overnight– Balangir

Day 8: (Sat)-Balangir- Chaukathia Bhunjia tribal village- Bhavanipatna (6hr drive+Visit)
Early drive towards Nuapada area , meet the most colorful Chaukathia Bhunjia tribes at their non tourist isolated village in Nuapada jungle range.
Note- this particular tribal community has continue very strictly their own rule at their village so before photography please consult with your tour guide.
Overnight– Bhavanipatna

Day 9: (Sun)-Bhavanipatna- Kutia tribal village- Gunupur (4hr drive+Visit)
Meet the Kutia Kondh (tattoo faced) tribes at their isolated village of Kondhmal area while hiking (1 hr). Then check in a clean comfort hotel at Gunupur.
Overnight – Gunupur

Day 10: (Mon)- Lanjia Saura Tribal village- Rayagada (6hr drive+Visit)
Excursion the Lanjia Saura Tribe at their village and weekly market at Puttasingh jungle range. (high hill jungle but all weather motorable road)
Lanjia Saura: one of the most colourful tribe not only of our state but also our country. The only Aryan tribe of the state. Famous for their four special thing such as they use wood plug on the ear lob, their special tail shaped dress material ( they called lanja- that why they called lanjia saura), terrace cultivation , special mural dream painting they called idital. After full day excursion return back to Rayagada for overnight stay.
Overnight- Rayagada

Day 11: (Tue)-Dongaria Kondh tribal village/ Weekly market- Desia kondh village- Rayagada (4hr drive+ visit)
Meet the most colorful Dongaria kondh at their isolated village of Devgiri jungle range. also excursion their culture at their weekly market.
Pm- Meet the Desia Kondh tribes at their isolated village. Excrusion their culture
Desia kondh village- on the top of high hill and lush green forest ( but that unique village has all weather motorable road) while hiking their village excursion their lifestyle.
Overnight- Rayagada

Day 12: (Wed)-Kuvi kondh Tribal village – Mali tribal Village-Boraparaja tribal village- Jeypore ( 4hr drive+ visit)
Meet the Kuvi kondh tribe at their village in Kumbhikotta jungle range, Meet Mali tribe at their isolated village in Lendrimaliguda jungle zone/ (it desire cooked lunch at Mali village cheap home, optional)
Afternoon meet one of the colorful tribal community Boraparaja at their village in Koraput jungle range.
Overnight- Jeypore

Day 13: (Thur)-Bonda tribal market- Ollar Gadhava tribe village-Rana Tribe village-Jeypore(6hr drive+Visit)
Early departure to meet the most colorful tribe Bonda at their weekly market and then colorful Olar Gadhava tribe at their village
Gadhava tribe- they are special for their dress material called keranga and their house making style, visit their worship place, meeting place etc. (enjoy their Dhemsa group dance at their isolated village,) and hiking the rana tribe in the lush green forest area then drive towards Jeypore check in a nice hotel at Jeypore.
Overnight- Jeypore

Day 14: (Fri)- Pottery making village-Sano paraja tribal village- Kunduli- Visakhapatnam(5hr drive+Visit)
Morning after breakfast check out departure towards Visakhapatnam , enroute visit the most ancient pottery village where the group of pottery making family busy with their traditional work. Meet also sano paraja at their village, enjoy their special tech. Bagad dove.Meet the Paraja, rana & Mali tribes at their grand colorful weekly market at Kunduli.
Overnight- Visakhapatnam

Day 15: (Sat)-Departure (30 min. drive+Visit)
Morning after breakfast check out and departure for Visakhapatnam airport board the flight for your onwards destination.

Tour Concludes:
Note: For more detail description and real pictures of different tribal community with best package price please feel free to contact us.

Tribal Description:

The Santal Tribe:
The Santals have got their own dialect known as Santali which is said to be one of the oldest languages of India. This belongs to the Munda group within the Austro- Asiatic sub-family of the Austric family of languages. At present most of them speak and understand Oriya language.
The Santal society is well known for its division into twelve patrilineal exogamous clans, the names of which are occasionally used as surnames by the respective members of the group.
They live in spacious houses with a front and back verandah. The houses are clean and the walls are generally decorated with various artistic paintings in different colours.
Use of alcoholic drink is very common among them. Rice-beer is their traditional drink which is extensively used on the occasion of festivals and socio-religious ceremonies. They prepare this drink at home and purchase Mahua liquor from the local vendors.
They observe Karama festival and Makar Sankranti elaborately. Celebration of socio-religious ceremonies like birth, marriage and death are marked by dancing, singing and drinking.

The Pauri Bhuyans Tribe:
Pauri Bhuyans of Orissa come under the category of PVTG on the basis of the parameters laid by the Govt. of India (article 342, Constitution of India). Pauri Bhuyans identify themselves as a sub-group of the larger group, Bhuyan tribe. Bhuyans are also known in different names like Bhuiyas,Bhumia, Bhuinya. The name is derived from Sanskrit word ‘Bhumi’ meansland, for which ‘Bhuyans’ define themselves as “Son of the soil” (Roy 1953).While the Bhuyans’ own version of the studied villages about the origin of their name depicts that “Bhuyan” means “owner of land”, which is furtherexplained that Bhuyans were landholders. And Pauri (Pauri means people from hills and mountain) Bhuyan is defined as the Bhuyans belonging to Hillsand Mountains. Pauri Bhuyans define themselves as people of high socialstatus. As they say, their ancestors were strong and powerful people.

The Juang Tribe:
The Juangs believe that in ancient times their tribe emerged from earth on the hills of Gonasika where the river Baitarani has its source, not far from the village Honda in Keonjhar. In their language the word “Juang” means man. In other words, man emerged from the earth at the same place where the river Baitarani emerged. The Juang also refer to themselves as patra-savaras(patra means leaf). By this they mean that they are that branch of the Savara tribe whose members used to dress themselves in leaves.
In the Juang society, the village is the largest corporate group with formally recognized territory. Within the delineated land boundaries they possess their land both for settled and shifting cultivation and the village forests for exploitation . They shift their village sites frequently as they consider it inauspicious to live at a particular place for a longer period.
Each Juang village is marked by the presence of a dormitory known as Majang where their traditional dance takes place and the village panchayat sits. It also serves as a guest-house for the visitors to the village. The Pradhan who is the secular headman and the Nagam or Boita or Dehuri, the village priest constitute the traditional village panchayat of the tribe. A group of neighbouring villages constitute a pirh which is headed by a Sardar who decides inter-village disputes.
A Juang husband generally worships the “Sajana”(drum stick)tree if his wife turns out barren and gives her a paste made of “Sajana” flowers and seeds to eat or he ties a sevenfold cotton string with seven knots round his wife’s neck, believing this to be a kind of talisman which will cause conception. The Juangs do not allow their pregnant women to go to “Devisthan”. She must not tie up any thing ,must not weave mat or plaster a house with mud.
The Juang life is marked by the celebration of a number of religious festivals in honour of their gods and goddesses. They believe in the existence of spirits and ghosts.
They observe different animist festival. All these occasions are marked by dancing and singing. They use a kind of drum known as changu at the time of dancing.

The Munda Tribe:
The Mundas wear a loin cloth with coloured borders called “botoi”. On special occasion they use a kind of silk belt called “Kardhani”. They cover the upper part of their body by a wrapper called “barkhi” which is about six yards long. A short variety about three yards long, called “pichouri” is also used by them. The women wear a long piece of cloth like a sari round the waist called “Puria” which they pass across the shoulder to cover their breast.
The women are fond of jewellery which is generally made of brass, silver or gold. They use bracelets, armlets, necklets, anklets, ear-rings, rings for fingers and ties. The women are fond of decorating their hair with flowers. They tattoo their face, chin, arm, head and feet. This practice is called “Sanga” in their language.
The mundas erect usually big memorial stones in the burial ground. After a memorial stone is erected, a sheep or goat is slaughtered near it and a feast held in which kinsmen partake of the meat and liquor.
The mundas worship their own tribal deities. “Sin Bonga” is their supreme deity who is responsible for their creations. They also believe in the existence of a number of spirits who are responsible for diseases and death.
Mundas are primarily agriculturists but some of them earn their livelihood as daily labourers. Collection of forest products is one of their subsidiary occupations. They sometimes migrate to distant places to work as labourers in mines, quarries etc.

The Bhunjia Tribe: 
According to the tribe, the term “Bhunjia” means “growing out of land” or “origin from the earth”.
Bhunjias are divided into two main sections i.e. Chinda Bhunjia and Chaukhutia Bhunjia. The Chaukhutia Bhunjia are confined exclusively to the hills of the Sunabeda plateau in ecologically secluded areas for which they maintain distance from the outsiders. But the Chinda Bhunjia generally lives in the plains and have close contact with the tribal and non-tribal communities. The religious life of Bhunjia is very simple. They believe in many Gods and Goddesses who are worshipped in different months on different ritual occasions.

The Dongria Kondh Tribe:
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 from others for their famous Meria festival, expertise in horticulture and colorful dress, adornments and life style. For being the denizens of hills, forests and highlands (dongar), their neighbors 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 colorful 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.

The 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.

The Kutia Kandha Tribe:

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 and the village priest is called Jani.

The Lanjia Saora Tribe: 
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 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.

The Gadaba Tribe: 
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 aluminum 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.