Tour code: DT- 407/SPCO- 2022-23
The name of this special tour is justified when our guest really choice this package called Colorful Odisha (orissa) / which cover the ancient temple tour in Bhubaneswar, largest salt lake in Asia- the Chilika lake, one of the famous mangrove forest zone of our country at Bhitarkanika with different tribal villages and their weekly markets in south – central part of Odisha , the cultural capital of our state- Puri , the beauty of sun temple at Konark and on the conclusion relax at the unique village retreat at Selanidingo (chandanpur) and enjoy the rural life of odisha
And overall it is cover the most colorful part of Odisha with best value of your money
Duration of tour: 14Night/ 15 Days( weekend to weekend)
Upon arrival at Bhubaneswar airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel, if time permit visit the ancient rock cave Khandagiri and Udaygiri which date back of the real ancient history of kalinga (odisha) of 2nd century BC
Overnight – Bhubaneswar
D2-(Sun)- BHUBANESWAR- KONDH VILLAGE- BALIGUDA (6hr drive+ visit)
Meet the Bell metal craft men at their village in Ganjam and live demonstrate the ancient tech. at there. and then if desire lunch at Jungle Dhaba (small but clean road way restaurant) and on the core jungle of Phulbani meet the Kondh tribes / warm welcome by them- excursion their lifestyle .
Baliguda- it is small town in Kandhmal dist. and the home of Kutia kondh tribal community.
D3-(Mon)-KUTIA KONDH TRIBE VILLAGE-RAYAGADA (3hr drive+ visit)
Kutia Kondh popularly called Tattoo faced tribe (very friendly) / meet them at their very special and isolated village in the deep jungle of Baliguda range while hiking (1hr total – flat land) /
D4-(Tue)-DESIA KONDH TRIBE MARKET //VILLAGE-JEWELLERY MAKING VILLAGE-RAYAGADA (3hr drive+ visit)
Excursion the live demonstrate of age old tribal jewelry and idol making process by the local at their village popularly called Dokra (lost wax process) . Meet the colorful Desia kondh people at their weekly market – Dokum / explore their age old barter system of trading .
If desire picnic lunch at the jungle and Afternoon departure for Desia Kondh village / which is on zigzag way hill top with lush green forest (but all weather motor able road is up to the village). very panoramic view from their village.
Desia kondh: Asro-asiatic race / short highted, squish fore head , black brownies color, using two piece of cloth, very special ornament/ house settlement is very special too
( The people are very friendly, warm welcome by the young ladies ).
D5-(wed)-DONGURIA KONDH TRIBAL MARKET-KUVI KONDH VILLAGE-MALI TRIBE VILLAGE- JEYPORE (5hr drive+ visit)
Meet the colorful Donguria tribe Kondh people at their weekly market- Chatikona . While drive towards Jeypore on route visit the Kuvi Kondh village and Mali village
JEYPORE- jeypore is an ancient town south odisha with full of culture / still a ruin heritage palace is stand proudly on the heart of this old Town . the people are very friendly . Though it is nearer to Andhra Pradesh so mix culture of Tribal (Adivasi) and Dravidian people will feel at this town
D6-(Thursday)-BONDA TRIBE WEEKLY MARKET- GADHAVA TRIBE VILLAGE-WATERFALL-JEYPORE (5hr drive+visit)
Early departure to meet the (asro-astiatic origin) one of the most colorful tribe in India – Bonda tribe at their weekly market – Onkudelly
Note- It is very nice to meet the Bonda tribe female (with their group) while they come from their village to the weekly market on the zig zag natural hill path caring their selling stuff (especially country made alcohol) on their head.
After couple of hour with them then after enjoy the gorgeous waterfall at Duduma .
Afternoon meet the Gadhava tribe at their village in Lamataput area / if desire enjoy the tribal food , prepared by our special trained driver with the help of tribal chief at their village along with tribal group dance popularly called “Dhemsa” (subject to available the drum men/ so we arrange instant over there)
Evening heritage walk at the old street of Jeypore town.
D7-(Friday)-KUNDULI- KORAPUT – POTTERY VILLAGE-PARAJA TRIBE VILLAGE- RAYAGADA (5hr drive+visit)
After explore the God Jagannath philosophy at Koraput Jagannath temple (non Hindus and camera also allow) drive towards the largest tribal weekly market of the region at Kunduli famous for Paraja, Mali and Rana tribe. (very nice for photography and the people at there are very friendly too)
Afternoon While return back to Rayagada visit one of the most interesting Bora Paraja tribal village .
D8-(Sat)- LANJIA SAURA TRIBE-HOT SULPHER SPRING-TARATARINI (6hr drive+visit)
Meet the only Aryan tribe of Eastern India :- Lanjia Saura at Puttasingh area of Gunupur Block (very special for their tattoo mark , costume ) their settlement is very unique – on hill top (but connect with all weather motor able road) / while hiking at their village (1hr) visit excursion the dream painting – Popularly called ” Idital” (which is similar with pre-historic art form on their wall )hot sulphur spring also.
If time permit walk on the bank of Rusikulya river side for panoramic view.
D9- (Sun)- TARATARINI-CHILIKA LAKE- DHENKANAL (4hr drive+Visit)
Meet the migratory and residential birds on nature while on catamaran boating at Mangalajodi (with boatman and a naturalist)
Check in a nice heritage palace at Dhenkanal (it is approximately- 150years the 1st heritage palace of Orissa which is introduced the palace into hospitality line for the guest) and enjoy the mouthwatering dinner with royal hospitality at their royal dinning hall.
Overnight: Dhenkanal palace (Heritage)
D10-(Mon)- TEXTILE VILLAGE- JORANDA MONASTERY – DHENKANAL (3hr drive + visit)
Meet the classic weavers at Nuapatna and live demonstration by the weavers of their unique tie and dye pattern popularly called –”Bandha” (Ikat)
Afternoon visit the very special Mahima sadhus monastery at Joranda- Excursion the Mahima philosophy and their unique worship to peace and harmony of the universe (very nice for photography)
Overnight- Dhenkanal heritage palace.
D11-(Tue)- RATNAGIRI-UDAYGIRI-BHITAKANIKA NATIONAL PARK (4hr drive+ visit)
After breakfast at the open royal garden departure towards Bhitarkanika National park on route excursion the ancient ruined Buddhist University (Mahavihar- stupa- chaitya) at Ratnagiri and Udaygiri.
Check in a nice eco resort at Bhitarkanika national Park.
Overnight- Bhitarkanika National park
D12- (Wed)- BHITARKANIKA NATIONAL PARK
Early stand up and meet the wild crocodile basking on sun ray on natural creeks while boating in side of the national park. Hiking inside (2hr, flat jungle rout) 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 stay in the same eco cottage
D13- (Thur)- 64 YOGINI TEMPLE- KONARK SUN TEMPLE- CHANDANPUR VILLAGE RETREAT (4hr+ visit)
Morning after breakfast departure for 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 Konark sun temple / explore the language of stone on 13th c AD.
Afternoon visit the fisherman village at Chandrabhaga.
Enjoy the mouth watering classic dinner along with bonfire at the village retreat .
Selanidingo: An unique village home stay retreat which is 10km from Puri / which is pure classic form of village house , and here one can feel the classic home stay with very special age old food of classic odisha
Overnight- Chandanpur village retreat (Selanidingo)
D14- (Fri)- PURI SIGHTSEEING- VILLAGE TOUR- CHANDANPUR VILLAGE RETREAT (2hr drive+ visit)
Early stand up and enjoy the classic and continental breakfast at the open garden of village retreat, then morning meet different birds on nature while catamaran boating (with boatman) on river Bhargavi”-2hr boating/
While hiking (2hr) meet different classic people at their unique village such as Bhramin village, Coconut picker village, Farmer village, artisan village (Raghurajpur), Pottery making village etc.
Visit the classic puri by cycle rickshaw tour (2hr) , such as cremation ground (photography allowed), old pond and activity , main beach, old classic street, walking out side of Jagannath temple (because non hindus are not allowed in side).
Afternoon- classic Gotipua group dance (with proper costume and traditional music) at Gurukul . if desire herbal oil massage by royal barber at the village retreat.
Enjoy the classic dinner (bamboo chicken or clay pot mutton by the chef , if guest like they may learn these classic tech. also )
Overnight- Chandanpur village retreat (Selanidingo)
D15- (Sat) -BHUBANESWAR- TEMPLE TOUR- DEPARTURE.
Morning after breakfast checkout and excursion the ancient temples in chronological order from 7th to 11th c AD. such as Parasurameshwar-7th c AD, Muketswar-9th c AD, Brameswar-11th c AD . Then evening departure to airport for your on wards journey.
Note: Now there is no restriction for photography or videography in the tribal markets and villages. We directly involve with us the local and try to upgrade their culture and lively hood through tourism because we believe of sustainable tour.