Orissa Tribal Tour


10 Nights / 11 Days


Bhubneshwar – Puri – Konark – Gopalpur – Rayagada – Bisamkatak – Chatikona – Jeypore – Onkudelli – Gopalpur – Bhubaneswar

This program is based on the places in the eastern state of India – Orissa. Known by the name Kalinga in ancient text with the reference that after Kalinga war the great emperor Asoka renounced everything and converted to Buddhism. The state is famous for the temples of Konark and Puri.

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival at Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar – Puri (65 kms drive)

Upon arrival at Bhubaneshwar airport, our company representative will meet & assist you with traditional welcome and transfer Puri. Overnight at Puri hotel.

Jagannath Temple, Puri

Jagannath Temple, Puri

Day 02 : Puri – Half day tour

Post breakfast leave for full day tour in Puri visiting Jagannath Temple, Gundicha Temple & Narendra Tank. Rest of the day at leisure and relax at beach. Overnight at Puri hotel

Day 03 : Puri – Excursion to Konark

Post breakfast; leave for full day excursion to Konark to visit the Sun Temple. Also visit to fishermen's village. Evening; return back to Puri. Later day free to visit the beach market.
Overnight at Puri hotel

Day 04 : Puri – Chilika – Gopalpur (175 kms/ 04 hours drive)

Post breakfast; drive to Chilika Lake at Barkul en-route visit Raghurajpur craft village. On arrival at Barkul take the boat cruise to explore the bird's island and later proceed to Gopalpur. Upon arrival; check-in to the hotel. Overnight at Gopalpur hotel

Day 05 : Gopalpur – Rayagada (221 kms/ 06 hours drive)

Post breakfast; drive to Rayagada. En-route visit Taptapani the hot sulpheric spring & Saura tribal villages. Upon arrival at Rayagada, check-in to the hotel.
Overnight at Rayagada hotel.

Day 06 : Rayagada – excursion to Bisamkatak

Post breakfast; drive to Bisamkatak to visit weekly market of Desia kondh at Dukum (Weekly Market commence only on Tuesday). Later visit traditional craftsman village. Afternoon; drive to Niyamgiri hills to visit the original Dongaria kondh hamlets on special permit. Dongarias were once infamous for human sacrifice
Overnight at Rayagada hotel.

Day 07 : Rayagada – Chatikona – Jeypore (133 kms. / 03 hours drive)

Post breakfast; drive down to Chatikona to watch the interesting colorful weekly market of Dongriya Kondh Tribes (weekly market commences on Wednesday only). This tribe is one of most primitive tribe of the Kondh's they live in the high slopes of the Niyamagiri Hills. Later drive to Jeypore via Rayagada.
Overnight at Jeypore hotel

Gadaba Tribes

Gadaba Tribe

Day 08 : Jeypore – Excursion to Onkudelli

Post breakfast; leave for an excursion to Onkudelli to visit the most interesting market of Bondos/ Gadabas/Didayees (weekly market commence on Thursday only). Evening visit Ollar Gadaba tribal villages & later return back to your hotel.
Overnight at Jeypore hotel

Day 09 : Jeypore – Kunduli – Gopalpur (370 kms. / 07 hours drive)

After breakfast, drive to Kunduli to visit the weekly market of Paraja tribes (weekly market commence on Friday only). It is the biggest market of the tribal area. Later drive to Gopalpur.
Overnight at Gopalpur hotel

Day 10 : Gopalpur – Bhubaneswar (175 kms. / 05 hours drive)

Post breakfast; drive to Bhubaneswar en-route visit Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves. Upon arrival Bhubaneshwar, check-in to the hotel. Overnight at Bhubaneswar hotel.

Day 11 : Bhubaneswar Tour – Departure

Post breakfast; proceed for a guided tour in Bhubaneshwar visiting the famous city temples including Rajarani, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar & Brahmeswar. Later on time; transfer to Bhubaneshwar Airport to board the flight to onward journey.