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Tribal Tour in India

Duration : 12 Days/ 11 Nights
Destinations Covered : Bhubaneswar - Joranda - Konark- Puri - Chilka Lake - Gopalpur on Sea - Rayagada - Jeypore - Vishakhapatnam

Day 01 : Arrive Bhubneshwar
Arrival in Bhubaneswar - It is the capital city of Orissa. Here more than 62 varied racial tribal groups which comprise more than 25 percent of the total population the highest in any Indian state. Check in to your chosen Hotel. Day is free to relax after a long flight. Overnight stay at Bhubneshwar.

Day 02 : Full day Excursion tour to Joranda

Take a full day expedition tour to Joranda the home of "Mahima cult" a Tribal faith in Orissa. Here tourists have a number of sightseeing options, begin with Samadhi of Mukunda Das famously known as Mahima Gosian who founded Mahima dharma. Monks wear tree barks at the Monasteries at Joranda. The temples to be visited at Joranda are Dhuni Temple, Gadi Temple and Surya Tempe. The fair held on full moon day of January - February every year is a famous Joranda attraction. Overnight stay at Bhubaneshwar.

Day 03 : Drive Bhubaneswar to Puri ex Konark Temples - 55 kms

Morning head to the sacred city of Puri - one of the most very old cities in India, generally known for its 12th century Jagannath Temple is one of the major pilgrimage places for Hindus in India. Relax at "Puri Beach" an perfect destination to have some calm time. En-route visit one of most astonishing buildings in India the ancient "Sun Temple of Konark" - it possess an equal architectural splendor to that of Khajuraho Kamasutra temples. In the month of December the region is full of tourists who are here to enjoy the famous Konark Dance festival an open air dance festival. Arrive Puri and check in to your Hotel. Overnight stay at Puri.

Day 04 : Sightseeing tour in Puri

Today enjoy full day sightseeing tour of Puri this being a divine destination main places to visit are various Temples the highlight being "The Lord Jagannath Temple" it is one of the four blessed dhamas (Divine place) in India. However people from different religion other than Hindus cannot enter this temple. Other must visits are Gundicha Ghar Temple and Lokanath Temple. The world famous Puri Rath Yatra Festival is celebrated in [Gopalpur on Sea] the month of June - July. It is one of the most promising festivals in India and draw heaps of tourists to the destination. Shop around in the evening at rich Handicraft markets of Puri. Overnight stay at Puri.

Day 05 : Day free in Puri

Today relax on the sun kissed Puri Beach and explore this city on own. Overnight stay at Puri.

Day 06 : Drive Puri to Gopalpur-on- Sea. Enroute visit Chilka Lake - 240 kms

Head to the most perfect and clean beaches in India - Gopalpur on Sea. The Chilka Lake which is a salty water lake and is Asia's biggest lake spread over 1100 Square Kms. It is birders heaven provide as home to thousands of birds year round; such as Siberian cranes, Sea eagle, grey legged geese, flamingos, purple moorhens, jacana and herons. Arrive Gopalpur and check in to your beach resort. Evenings free to relax on the Gopalpur on Sea Beach. Overnight stay at Gopalpur on Sea.

Day 07 : Day Free at Gopalpur on Sea

The sandy Gopalpur on Sea beach is the perfect place to expend the day calming and enjoying the beauty of waves. Overnight stay at Gopalpur on Sea.

Day 08 : Gopalpur to Rayagada by drive ex Taptapani

Head to the place which serves as the base to visit the Tribal resolution situated in the nearby regions - Rayagada. The tribal population here is 58 percent of the total population. It is headquarter of the district of same name and is important market town of the area. En-route visit the legendry hot springs - Taptapani. This hot spring water is believed to cure childlessness. Overnight stay at Rayagada.

Day 09 : to Chhatikona Dongariya Kondh Market. Drive to Jeypore

Today get set to visit the tribal village in this region, drive to Chhatikona to spectator the Dongariya Kondh Tribal villages and the colourful weekly market. The rarest tribal people found in India are from Dongariya Kondh tribe. These tribal people live in forest and mountains of the region. We shall take you to the tribal center areas by walking three Kms within to witness the Dongariya Kondh tribe's people. Memento of tribal handicrafts can be bought from the markets there. Later proceed to Jeypore, the commercial market of Koraput Tribal district. Overnight stay at Jeypore.

Day 10 : Excursion to Tribal Villages and Market

To witness the other Tribal tribes in this region we shall take you on expedition tour this morning to - Ankadelli the weekly market of Bonda tribes. This ethnic group is considered as most ancient tribe of India. Bywalking three kms inside you will reach the tribal core areas and see the Bonda tribe's people. Afternoon proceed to Lamtaput to witness Gdabas Tribal people of the region. Overnight stay at Jeypore.

Day 11 : Drive to Vishakhapatnam. Enroute visit Kunduli Tribal market

Morning visit the biggest tribal market of the region where you will find people from Sanaparoja and Mali tribes - the interesting market of "Kunduli". Later head to Vishakhapatnam which is the nearest airport to the region. Overnight stay at Vishakhapatnam.

Day 12 : Departure from Vishakhapatnam

Today in time transfer to Vishakhapatnam Airport for your flight to next destination. Imperium Journey India wishes you a very comfortable and safe journey to home.