TRIBES AND WILDLIFE WITH GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF ODISHA
15 Nights/16 Days
Day 01: Arrival Bhubaneswar
Arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway Station and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit of local temples – Lingaraj Temple (Non Hindus are not allowed, but view from outside), Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Brahmeswar & Raja-Rani Temples. Evening free at Ekamra hata (the craft market). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar – Bhitarkanika
After breakfast visit to Bhitarkanika. Arrival at Sand Pebbles Jungle Resorts. Check in to our Resort. After a delicious home style lunch cruise to Kalibhanja Diha Island on countryside boat approved by Wildlife Department, to enjoy panoramic view of Ramsar Site. Visit to Dhamara Port and Dhamarai Temple. In evening enjoy the camp fire with our Snacks and Dinner.Overnight at Sand Pebbles Jungle Resorts.
Day 03: Bhitarkanika
After a delicious home style Breakfast visit to Bird Sanctuary, trekking to Hunting tower of Ancient King and cruise to different creeks on countryside boat approved by Wildlife Department to spot crocodiles, visit to Museum and Project Area. After lunch, enjoy the surrounding nature’s beauty and paddy field. In the late afternoon visit the Jagannath temple to participate in the Live Aalati Darshan. In the evening enjoy the campfire with Snacks and Dinner, Overnight at Sand Pebbles Jungle Resorts.
Day 04: Bhitarkanika – Puri
After a delicious home style breakfast, drive to Puri en-route visiting Dhauli (Shanti Stupa), Hirapur (64 Yogini temple), Pipili (Applique work village) & Raghurajpur (Painting village). On the way also enjoy the Chita–paintings on the walls of the houses. Evening relax on the Golden Beach of Puri. Overnight at Puri.
Day 05: Puri – Konark – Puri
Early Morning visit Lord Jagannath Temple ( Non Hindus are not allowed, but view from outside), Gundicha Temple and Loknath Temple. Afternoon excursion to Konark on the way visit to Chandrabhaga beach, Ramachandi Temple. At Konark you will visit Sun Temple Interpretation Centre(Open from 10 hrs – 19hrs), Konark Sun Temple (open from 07 hrs – 17hrs), Watch light & sound show at sun Temple ( Show timing is 18.30 – 19.10 hrs & 19.30 to 20.10 hrs, closed on Monday). Overnight stay at Puri.
Day 06: Puri – Chilika Lake at Barkul- Gopalpur
Morning after breakfast, drive to Gopalpur via Chilika Lake at Barkul, enjoy boating services, visit Kalijai Temple in the heart of Lake & view Migratory birds (Found from October to March) at Nalabana bird sanctuary (visit restricted up to permitted area).Continue to Gopalpur. Overnight at Gopalpur.
Day 07: Gopalpur – Taptapani – Rayagada
After Breakfast proceed to Rayagada en-route visit to hot sulphur spring at Taptapani and Tibetan Settlement camps at Chandragiri. Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 08: Rayagada – Putasingh – Rayagada
After breakfast, visit Soura Tribal Market, then back to Rayagada. Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 09: Rayagada – Kothagarh ( Must be on Tuesday)
After breakfast excursion to the Tumudibandha areas to visit Kutia Kondh Tribes. While returning visit of their market at Kothagarh. On the way, if time permits, visit Dhokra Casting and Tribal Jewellery making place. Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 10: Rayagada – Jeypore (Must be on Wednesday)
Morning after breakfast visit to Dongria Kondh Tribal market at Chatikona and then drive to Jeypore visiting a few Desia Kondh and Mali Tribes on the way. Overnight at Jeypore.
Day 11: Jeypore (Must be on Thursday)
After breakfast drive to Onukudelli to visit the most colourful local market of the Bonda Tribes and then visit the colourful Gadabas & Didayee Tribes. Overnight at Jeypore.
Day 12: Jeypore – Kundli – Jeypore (Must be on Friday)
Morning after breakfast proceed to witness the biggest tribal weekly vegetable market of Sanaparoja & Mali tribes in Kundli 65 KMs away via Sunabeda (it is a very colourful market).Then drive to Jeypore visiting Lord Jagannath Temple and Tribal Museum at Koraput. Overnight at Jeypore.
Day 13: Jeypore – Gupteswar – Baligaon – Jeypore
After breakfast, drive to Gupteswar to visit The Lord Shiva Temple and few Dhruba Tribes. Then their weekly market at Baligaon. Overnight at Jeypore.
Day 14: Jeypore – Visakhapatnam
After leisurely breakfast, drive to Visakhapatnam. Afternoon free on the beach. Overnight at Vizag.
Day 15: Visakhapatnam
After breakfast,visit to Simhachalam Temple. Rest of the day free. Overnight at Vizag.
Day 16: DEPARTURE
After breakfast, transfer to Vizag Airport / Railway Station for onward journey