Code No. : DT-107 /ORIV- 2022
Odisha (Orissa) is predominantly rural, with fertile green coastal plains rising to the hills of the Eastern Ghats. If you real to see the soul of India then Odisha is the right place and without excursion the rural life odisha is incomplete . In below given itinerary we try to show you something special, non touristic and friendly village. Most of our villages have character, isolated and completely different from one to other. We try to offer the classic idea of real Orissa – which make the true value of money to fulfill your special interest village tour in odisha (orissa)
Duration of Tour: 14 Night / 15 Days ( Weekend to Weekend)
Suggested itinerary :
Upon arrival airport/ railway station meet our representative at Bhubaneswar airport and transfer to hotel. Bhubaneswar is a capital city of orissa, so approximately 20 km from the city centre there are nice village called Hirapur famous for yogini temple with nice ancient pond and people are friendly walk around there then return back to hotel. Interact with your guide regarding tomorrow programme.
D2-(Sun)-Bhubaneswar-Textile weaving village-Dokra village-Choudwar (3hr drive+visit)
Traditional Costume is the identity of every civilized culture so Excursion the unique textile weaving village which is famous for tie and dye pattern called “Bandha”. Meet their different weavers and see the live demonstrate this unique pattern from cocoon to finishing textile cloth (saree) color combination ,weaving method etc (Buddhist village)
Pm- Then drive towards Dokra metal casting village. Which proudly carry the ageold lost wax process of metal casting still today. Meet the traditional craft men and their family at their isolated village (inside jungle) .
Then check in a nice heritage palace at Choudwar. Warm welcome by royal family.
Note- For budget guest we can accommodate at Dhenkanal town too.
D3-(Mon)-Munda Tribal Village- Joranda (Mahima sadhu Monastery) -Dhenkanal(3hr drive+ visit)
After 50km terotery the physical ethnicity & culture of each tribal group remain changes so If you will not visit the Munda tribal group at their isolated village in Domadamuni jungle range the tour will incomplete / meet the village chief and excursion their lifestyle.
Pm- Afternoon meet the very special Mahima sadhus (holy men) at their monastery and excursion their unique way of worship during sun set (very nice for photography)
D4-(Tue)-Golden grass craft village-No door/ doorjamb village-chandbali(4hr drive+visit)
Morning proceed towards chandbali enroute visit the Golden grass craft village. Then after drive to mysterious village in orissa . whole the village has each and every house have no door and doorjamb – popularly called the village of faith( still today there is no record of thieft at there by anybodies).
Meet the people of honesty and listen their real stories of faith at there. Each villager welcome their house to visit/ the most hospitality village of odisha.
D5-(Wed)-Mural painting by rice pest village-Malhar village-Aul (4hr drive+ Visit)
Orissa’s ancient name was kalinga( means the land of art, so each and every corner one can see the artistic work). Visit the special village famous for Mural painting by rice pest. Check in the heritage palace at Ali, afternoon visit the Malhar (kings boatmen, because in ancient day orissa sailor had been sailing over the jetty of Aul). So visit their settlement.
Overnight- AUl palace (for budget guest accommodation at Kendrapara)
D6-(Thru)-Niali-Madhav village-chaurasi-prachi velly civilisation village-konark- chandanpur(4hr drive+Visit)
Visit the Baisnav cult persons at Niali near Madhav temple. Then Hiking the village at Prachi velly and visit the Chaurasi Barahi temple-10 c AD. Then visit the world famous sun temple at Konark. Then check in a nice village home stay at Chandanpur (popularly known as Selanidingo)
Evening enjoy the mouth watering organic dinner along with bonfire at this village retreat.
Overnight- Chandanpur (Selanidingo village retreat )
D7-(Fri)-Artisan village-coconut picker village-fishermen village- Puri(2hr drive+Visit)
If desire morning enjoy the floating breakfast (unique in odisha) on the river Bhargavi by catamaran boat(with boatman). While hiking (1hr) meet the artists at the heritage village- Raghurajpur, excursion their classic art form- pattachitra, palm leaf engraving art, etc. and also meet the coconut picker people at their village./
Afternoon drive towards puri meets the fishermen at their village on shore.
Evening enjoy the very traditional Bamboo chicken or sea fish bake in the bonfire
Note- if guest desire we can arrange classic gotipua group dance in the artisan village with proper classic costume and traditional music
If guest interest to take bicycle rikshaw tour in PURI to see the traditional life style of puri is also possible/
Overnight- Chandanpur (Selanidingo village retreat)
D8-(Sat)-Mahatma Gandhi rest village-country boat and net making village-chilika(4hr drive+Visit)
Hiking the Mahatma Gandhi rest village ( in 1936 Mahatma Gandhi came to Puri over train, before puri when he listen Puri Jagannath temple has not allowed for lower cast people, he was very disappointed with the system. He decided not to go puri. He dropped 20km before of it. When the local heard Gandhi is at here. They welcomed him their village , so Gandhi stayed there 6 days its called now Mahatma Gandhi Rest village.)
Then drive from there to birds paradise –Mangalajodi on chilika lake, famous for migratory and residence birds. Near that spot there is a very nice village famous for country side boat making and net making by hand. Excursion that village. Check in a nice eco resort at there run by the villager.
For Luxury and deluxe category guest there is nice five star resort in chilika too.
D9-(Sun)-Rice mine village- Kondh Tribal village-Baliguda (5hr drive+Visit)
Early departure for Baliguda the entrance of tribal area in south-central orissa. Enroute visit the rice mine village( its also one of the mysterious village. Here people keep their raw rice in front of their house under ground with special tech.) Meet the Kondh tribes at their mud houses plaster by bricks red color wall houses / very unique physical ethnicity.
D10-(Mon)-Kutia Tribe Village- Dokra casting village- Gunupur (3.30hr drive+ Visit)
Meet the Kutia tribe (tattoo faced) tribe at their very isolated village in Baliguda jungle range. Meet the Dokra casting metal toy making people at their village.
D11-(Tue)-Lanjia Saura Tribal village-Desia Kondh village- Rayagada//(4hr drive+Visit)
Meet the most interesting Only Aryan tribe of eastern India- The Lanjia Saura Tribe at their isolated village. In Soura hills.
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.
Pm- meet the Desia kondh tribe at their village in Tandikona jungle range
D12-(Wed)-Danguria Tribal village/ Market- Mali tribal Village- Jeypore ( 4hr drive+visit)
Early start to meet the colourful Donguria tribe at their village in Niyamgiri mountain, / also Market at Chatikona etc
Danguria tribe: mingling of two words like Dangar ( hill) and ria ( man) means they are hillmen. Special for their dress material, lots of jewelary and hair cleap, female wear exclusively white cloth. They are very very colourful. excursion their dhangdasal or hadasala
Pm- Then after drive to Kuvi kondh village (a very colourful ethnic group from malua kondh group ) and Mali tribal village (Indo- Europied group) which is very different between each other
D13-(Thur)-Bonda tribal market- Ollar Gadaba tribe village-Rana Tribe village-Jeypore(6hr drive+Visit)
Early departure to meet the most colorful tribe of our state- the Bonda at their weekly market and then colorful Olar Gadhava tribe at their village
Gadaba 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, subject to available the drum men)
and hiking the rana tribe in the lush green forest area then drive towards Jeypore
D14-(Fri)-Duruwa tribe village-Bhumiya tribe village- Jeypore(5hr drive+Visit)
Morning meet the Duruwa tribes at their isolated village in Kotpad region. also visit Very isolated village Bhumiya tribe.
Duruwa- one of famous sub tribe of Gond communities of central india. They are very specific of their physical structure and also their house pattern , their tattoo mark, cloth wearing style, their anklet and ornament. They like to live in a core jungle area.
D15- (Sat)-Paraja tribe village-Drop at Visakhapatnam Drop (5hr drive+Visit)
Morning check out and departure for Visakhapatnam enroute visit the colourful Paraja tribal village & explore their life style. also visit the grand cattle market too . Check in a nice hotel at Visakhapatnam.
Visakhapanam is a big city has an Domestic and International airport and main junction of rail head.
If your flight / train is at late evening then direct drop, at your time to your onward journey.