Orissa is famous for its temples, which draw thousands of pilgrims here throughout the year, predominantly to Jagannath Temple in the coastal town of Puri, to worship Vishnu in his avatar as the Lord of the Universe. Architecturally, the Sun Temple at Konark is of even greater significance, with its massive stone-carved chariot adorned with sculptures, rising to carry Surya, the sun god, to the heavens. Orissa remains largely tribal, with many villages still off-limits to outsiders, but the state is also well-known for its "Tribal Tourism."
Arrival transfer from Airport / Railway station to the hotel; if time permits half-day city tour covering Bhubaneswar temples [such as Rajarani, Mukteswar, Parsurameswar, Lingaraj (Non-Hindus are not allowed) & Brahmeswar]. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Full-day visit of Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri & Udaigiri (Buddhist Monasteries). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Drive to Puri, enroute Dhauli (the Peace Pagoda), Pipili (the Appplique village) and proceed to Konark (the Sun Temple). Latter drive to Puri. Overnight at Puri.
Morning visit to World famous Jagannath Temple (Non-Hindus are not allowed) and latter excursion to Raghurajpur painting village (famous for the traditional Orissan painting called ‘Pattachitra’). Afternoon relax on the beach. Overnight at Puri.
Drive to Gopalpur, enroute visiting Chilika Lake (the largest brackish water lake in Asia, spread over 1100 Square kilo miters and is very famous for bird sanctuary. Overnight Gopalpur-On-Sea.
Morning drive to Rayagada enroute visiting Tapata Pani (Hot-Sulpher spring ). Latter visit the Soura Tribes.
-Souras are one of the oldest known tribes of Orissa. They do shifting cultivation. The ceremonies and festivals of the Souras are the occasions when the social bonds are commented. The Souras also practice both sororate and levirate forms of marriage, i.e., a man can marry his deceased wife's younger sister and woman can marry her deceased husband's younger brother. They are very famous for their wall paintings known as IKONS. Overnight at Rayagada. (Market only on MONDAY)
Morning excursion to Tumudi Bandh to see the Kotgad tribal market and village to see the Kutia Kondh tribes. Overnight at Rayagada. (Market only on TUESDAY)
Morning drive to Jeypore enroute visiting Dongariya Kondh Tribal Market at Chatikona.
-Dongariya Kondh is a very primitive tribe. They live in the top of the mountain. And they do the shifting cultivation. Overnight at Jeypore. (Market only on WEDNESDAY)
Morning excursion to Onukadeli to visit Bonda & Gadaba Tribal Market.
-The Bondos are one of them and hills on which they live are called Bondo Hills. Once they were regarded as a criminal tribe among the tribes of Orissa. Their language is called "Remo" which comes under Austro Asiatic language. They get opportunity to establish intimacy with marriageable girls and select their sweet hearts.
-The Gadabas are one of the very primitive and colourful tribes of Orissa. The Gadabas build their houses in two rows facing each other with some broad way left between them. The economic life of the Gadabas mainly center on agriculture). Overnight at Jeypore. (Market only on THURSDAY)
Excursion to Kunduli Market and visit few Paraja Tribal Villages.
-The Parajas are one of the well-known major tribes of Orissa. They broadly divided into two sections such as Bada Paroja & Sana Paroja. Men usually wear lion cloths, napkins and women wear coarse and cheap sarees. Children up to 3-4 years of age go naked. Overnight at Jeypore. (Market only on FRIDAY)
Morning drive to Gupteswar to visit the Dhuruba tribal village and drive to Visakhapoatnam.
-Dhurubas are one of the oldest tribes of Orissa and are found in Koraput district of Orissa. As regards the family, the father acts as the head and manages the family. The income of the family members goes to the headman and it is the head man's duty to fulfill the needs of the family members. Both nuclear and joint families are found among the Dhurubas. Overnight at Visakhapatnam
Full day visit of Simanchalam Temple at Visakhapatnam and departure transfer for onward connection.
Terms and Conditions:
Validity for this package: 01Oct 2014-30 Sep 2015.
1. Accommodation on Twin sharing basis in 3*hotels/similar on Bed & Breakfast basis.
2. Transportation by AC Ambassador / AC Indica as per the programme.
3. Toll Tax, Parking, Driver Allowance and Interstate permit
Cost does not include:
1. Monument entry fees.
2. Any kind personal expenses like tips and alcoholic beverages.
3. Any thing not mentioned in the above column.
4. Any photography in Tribal areas.
5. Organised Tribal dance ( optional ).
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