Tribal Tour Of Odisha And Chhattishgarh
12 Nights / 13 Days
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Day 1 (Arrival At Bhubaneswar)
Arrival and pick up by urban yatra representative. Explore the Ancient Temples and Jain Trails Being the seat of Tribhubaneswar or Lord Lingaraj, Bhubaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage center. Hundreds of temples dot the landscape of the Old Town, which once boasted of more than 2000 temples. The Khandagiri and Udaygiri hills were carved and tunneled to create a multi-storied ancient apartment residence for Jain monks by the first Orissan ruler King Kharavela around first century BC. dinner and overnight at hotel.
explore Origins of Buddhism at Dhauli / Explore Tantric Cult at Hirapur. Shanti Stupa at Dhauli Hills is a significant symbol of love and peace. It is at Dhauli that Ashoka resorted to Buddhism. Hirapur – 64 Yogini shrine dating back to the 9th century AD gives a glimpse of the religious and occult practices of medieval times. Pipli is a center for appliqué work, which depicts the essence of Oriya culture.
Day 3 (Puri – Konark – Raghurajpur – Puri)
Stand Enthralled at the Majestic Konark / Meet Master Craftsmen at Raghurajpur /Be Enchanted at Puri – The Sacred Land of Yogis. visit the lord of the universe at jagannath temple, puri. dinner at puri beach hotel.
Day 4 (Puri – Chilka Lake – Gopalpur On Sea)
Be enthralled by the Turquoise Expanse of Chilka / Glorious ruins of Gopalpur. Chilka Lake spread across 1200 sq km is Asia largest brackish water lake studded with small islands and has a unique ecosystem with a large number of aquatic flora and fauna.
Day 5 (Gopalpur On Sea – Taptapani – Rayagada)
feel the Healing Touch of Taptapani. Rolling green hills, jungles washed by rains and clouds tucked within the distant hills – that is Taptapani – A Marvel of nature also known for its natural hot sulfur springs with medicinal properties.
Day 6 (Rayagada – Chatikona – Jeypore)
Turn into a Storyteller exploring Rayagada. Rayagada is a district of meadows, forests, waterfalls and terraced valleys, thickly inhabited by colourful ethnic and tribal groups such as the heavily tattooed Kutia Kondhs and beautiful Dongriya Kondhs .As they trek downhill from the mountains we visit them at their weekly markets locally called ‘haat’ by making our way through the swarm of buyers and sellers.
Day 7 (Jeypore – Onkudelli – Jeypore)
See Embellished Dwellers of Jeypore. In Koraput the vast stretch of hilly region, charming valleys, perennial streams, waterfalls and deep forests have attracted some aboriginal races like the Marias, the Gadabas and the famed Bondas. These First Citizens still choose to live in harmony with nature. Understand this ancient land, its spirituality, and wonder.
Day 8 (Jeypore – Kunduli – Jagdalpur)
Humble Hidden Hamlets along the Eastern Ghats. Feel the upbeat vibrant and colourful market of Paraja tribes at Kunduli . Drive past the scenic stretch of Odisha into Chhattisgarh – A Land of Surprises.
Day 9 (Jagdalpur)
Bask in the Sunny Ethnic Villages of Jagdalpur. Endless in variety, tremendous in craftsmanship and mesmeric in appeal the inimitable crafts of hand are among the lures of land. At Chitrakoot Waterfalls your sojourn with this State begins.
Day 10 (Jagdalpur – Kondagaon – Kanker)
Absorb the intricate hues of Kanker. Around Kanker region the tribals are a bit shy, but friendly – they are as curious about you as you are about them! Discover them the same way the primeval tribes of Chhattisgarh have passed it down – through art, dance, myths, music and the land itself. A Royal retreat awaits at Kanker Palace as well .
Day 11 (Kanker – Kawardha)
See Khajurao rivalled at Kawardha. Scenically located on the fringes of the Maikal hills, this rustic tribal region of Kawardha has a rich cultural heritage. At the Bhoramdeo Temple soulful poetry comes alive in architecture through perfect blend of religious and erotic sculptures.
Day 12 (Kawardha)
photograph Isolated Interiors of Kawardha. The Gond and Baiga tribes inhabit the inner hinterlands and have a peaceful yet vibrant culture. enjoy traditional food.
Day 13 (Kawardha – Raipur Departure)
after breakfast, pack up and transfer to railway station. So ends our tryst with the fascinating tribals who never fail to share memories for a lifetime, leaving a Smile behind to beckon You !