Day 01: Arrive Bhubaneswar
Arrival at Bhubaneswar airport. GITC representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Refresh yourselves and then proceed with the Temple tour around Bhubaneswar visiting Lingaraj Temple, Dhaulagiri, Rajarani Temple, Parashurameshvara, Mukteshwara Temple and Vaital Deul Temple. Return to the hotel later in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar - Baliguda
Leave for Baliguda after completing the breakfast. En-route visit Phulbani, the typical Odisha village. Green hills surround the whole village and large water bodies enhances the beauty of this village. The city has the reputation of being the starting point for numerous tourist attractions and is situated next to Salunki River. Tourists can witness the unique culture and traditions of the tribal people by means of visiting these tribal villages. Drive towards Baliguda for night stay.
Day 03: Baliguda - Belghar - Rayagada
Proceed with your journey towards Rayagada. Visit Tumudibandha and Belghar while on the onward journey. In Belghar, you will be visiting the villages of Kutia Kondh tribes inside the forest as well as mountains. They are very simple and hospitable people. With average height, they are healthy and very strong. They are joyful people who lives in the present and are least bothered about the future. Continue with the journey towards Rayagada for overnight stay.
Day 04: Rayagada - Jeypore
Leave for the next destination of Jeypore. En-route, visit to Chatikona and walk to watch the interesting colorful weekly market of Dongria Kondh tribes. The Kondh are one of most primitive tribe and they live in the high gradients of the Niyamagiri hills. These main livelihood of Kondh depend on horticultures. A number of fruits such as orange, pineapple, banana etc are grown here. The male people could be seen using earring, nose-ring & the hair is kept similar to that of a woman. The next visit would be to the villages of Paroja tribes. Drive towards Jeypore. Check-in to the hotel upon arrival for overnight stay.
Day 05: Jeypore - Ankadeli - Lamtaput - Jeypore
Leave for a day trip to Ankadeli and Lamtaput tribal villages early morning.
Ankadelli is famous for the most primitive, interesting & unique tribal weekly market of the Bonda tribes. The place is the border of the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh, divided by river Machkund and the key tourist attractions here includes waterfall, mountain & forest. You will then visit the tribal of Bonda. Bondas are among the most primitive tribe in India and are otherwise known as the Nakate tribes of the mountain. It is fascinating to watch their traditional costumes. Photography is prohibited inside the market. Proceed with the visit to Lamtaput village and interact with the another primitive tribal community named the Gdabas. You would be able to witness the most colorful tribal dance call DEMSA. Later in the day, return to the hotel by afternoon where your overnight stay is arranged.
Day 06: Jeypore - Kunduli - Nandapur - Jeypore
Upon completion of the breakfast, drive towards Sanaparojam where can have a glance of one of the biggest tribal weekly market. Interact with a lot of tribal in the market. Next destination would be Kunduli wherein you would be visiting the Kundli tribal market organized by the Paraja tribe. It is the largest tribal market in Odisha, and you witness the festive spirits of the colorful tribal people here. Further we will visit to Nandapur village where you would be interacting with the Sanaparoja tribes. Furthermore visit the villages of khilus and Saana Padar where travelers can enjoy the small trekking and walking. Return to Jeypore by evening for overnight stay.
Day 07: Jeypore - Rayagada
After completion of breakfast, leave for Rayagada. On the way to Rayagada, visit Koraput for shopping tribal jewelry at the weekly tribal market of the Paraja tribe. In Koraput, you will get the opportunity to visit the Tribal museum and Jagannath Temple. The Jagannath Temple of Koraput was built in 1972. The is a resemblance of the Jagannath temple of Puri. Before reaching Rayagada, we will also visit the village of Mohana. Check-in to the hotel upon arrival. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 08: Rayagada - Taptapani
Full day trip around Taptapani visiting the Chandragiri which is comprised of the tibetan refugee villages. In the year 1963, about 600 Tibetan refugees arrived in the southwestern Orissa hill country of Gajapati, which is a fertile valley and known as Chandragiri. When China attacked Tibet in 1959, those first refugees arrived here in the early 1960 after fleeing into exile with the Dalai Lama. The Indian government resettlement program for refugees established a number of camps here. In Chandragiri, you will get the opportunity to visit the monastery of Padma Sambhava Maha Vihara. Established in 2009, this monastery was built with the money donated from around the world and was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama himself. More than 300 monks of all ages resides in this monastery. Visit the Harijan Villages around Chandragiri. Return to Taptapani by evening for night stay.
Day 09: Taptapani - Chilka - Puri
Quick breakfast early morning prior to proceeding with the journey to Puri. En-route, stop for visit to the Chilka lake. The lake is an important habitat for resident, migratory as well as aquatic birds such as the flamingos. Chilka Lake is considered as the largest wintering ground for migratory birds in the Indian subcontinent. These migratory birds arrive during the month of October from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Himalayas. These migratory birds stay in Chilka until the month of March. Some part of the Chilka lake is now protected as Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary that harbors over 150 migratory and resident species of birds. Later in the day, continue with the drive towards Puri. Check into the hotel upon arrival. Evening hours could be spent at leisure. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Puri - Konark - Puri
Visit to the temple of Jagannath Puri at early morning. Shri Shri Jagannath Mahaprabhu also known as the lord of the Universe is the supreme solace and savior of countless devotees around the world. Jagannath Puri is one among the four major Dhamas of India. The temple symbolizes one of the greatest spiritual and cultural heritages of the world. Further visit the Sun temple of Konark. The temple often called as the Black Pagoda was constructed during the 13th century by Raja Narasingha Deva-I of the Ganga Dynasty. The temple is in the form of a huge chariot drawn by seven spirited horses on 12 pairs of exquisitely decorated wheels which resembles the mythical seven horse chariot of Sun God. The uniqueness in the architecture and implementation is visible for those who take a look at the temple of Konark. Return to Puri by late afternoon and by evening have a leisurely walk along the beach side. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11: Puri - Bhubaneswar
Leave for Bhubaneswar after completing the breakfast. En-route visit the villages of Raghurajpur and Dhauli. Proceed with the drive to Bhubaneswar. Transfer to the hotel once you reach Bhubaneswar. Enjoy the local shopping during evening hours. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 12: Bhubaneswar - Departure
Transfer to airport to connect flight towards the onward destination.
Tour & Services Ends.