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Tribal Tour -2

Starting from Bhubaneswar and ending at Vishakhapatanam)

Day 1 Bhubaneswar
Arrival at Bhubaneswar and transfer to Hotel. Half day city tour of Bhubaneswar Caves, Khandagiri and Udayagiri and the Tribal Museum. Evening we will make the power point presentation of Odissan History and tribal culture. Meet the experts in field of History, Astrology, Architecture and Tribal development followed by Dinner. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.

Day 2 Bhubaneswar
After breakfast, Full day city tour of Bhubaneswar covering Temples (Parasurameswar Temple, Mukteswar Temple Complex, Rajarani Temple, Brahmeswar Temple Complex and Lingaraj Temple complex (from outside as non Hindus are not allowed inside the Lingaraj temple) from 7th Century A D to 11th Century A D. PM: After lunch visit of Hirapur 64 Yogini Temple and Dhauligiri, Ashokan Rock edicts of Ashoka of the 3rd century B C. Evening: A cultural Odissi Dance followed by Dinner. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.

Day 3 Bhubaneswar – Konark – Puri (130 kms/ 3 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Puri enroute visiting Pipli (Appliqué village) and Konark (The Sun Temple), A World Heritage site. This is the one of the best architectural marvel of Odisha built by King Langula Narasingh Dev in 13th century AD. The Temple has been built in form of a moving chariot, scientifically built to measure the time. Here each stone speaks their own language. Then visit the Chandrabhaga beach and fisher man’s activities. Continue the drive to Puri. Overnight at Puri.

Day 4 Puri
After breakfast, Full day Visit of Puri covering Jagannath temple, Badadanda (Local Market in front of temple),Narandra Tank, Gundicha Mandir and Swargdwar.PM: After lunch visit Raghurajpur, A artisan’s village (Patta painting and Palm leaf writing), Gotipua Dance can be arranged in the village to show how dance is associated in our day today life or we can arrange the dance in the hotel. Overnight at Puri.

Day 5 Puri - Gopalpur (240kms/6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Gopalpur On Sea, enroute visit Satpada (chilika lake) and take a boat ride to see the Dolphin Point and Chilika Mouth (meeting point with sea). Evening free on beach.Overnight Gopalpur.

Day 6 Gopalpur – Rayagada (280kms/ 7 hours)
After breakfast drive to Rayagada enroute visiting Padmanavpur Sari weaving village, Taptapani Hot sulpher spring and a few south odissan village. Overnight at Rayagada.

Day 7 Rayagada – Chatikona – Jeypore (240kms/ 6 hours)
After Early breakfast drive to Chatikona visit the Dongariya Kondh tribe, weekly Market (Weekly market is on Wednesday). These tribes stay on the Hill slopes of Niyamagiri hills and depends on orchards and forest products. Their life style and jewellery are interesting to watch. Back to Hotel for lunch. PM: Drive to Jeypore visiting a few road side tribal villages. Overnight at Jeypore.

Day 8 Jeypore – Onukudelli – Jeypore (180kms/ 5 hours)
After breakfast drive to Onukudelli, enroute visit the Bonda and Gadhaba tribal markets (weekly market is on Thursday). Packed lunch will be given during sightseeing. PM: After lunch visit of a few Gadhaba villages and back to hotel. Overnight at Jeypore

Day 9 Jeypore – Vishakhapatanam (250 kms/6 hours)
After breakfast drive to Vishakhapatanam enroute visit the Jagannath Temple at Koraput (Non Hindus are allowed to enter this temple. This is a new temple built in 1972. (All activities in this temple are similar to the activities of the Jagannath temple in Puri), Kunduli weekly market( The weekly market is on Friday). This is the largest vegetable market of this area. Overnight at VishakhapatanamDay 10 Vishakhapatanam – On ward destination Drive to Airport to catch the flight for on ward destination.