his rewarding journey takes you to small colourful villages of different tribes of Orissa, where you can realize as to how the pace & lifestyle of these tribes is different from yours. Most of these villages are notable for amazing handicrafts (e.g. Appliqué craft, Patachitra painting, Silver filigree etc.). You will also have an opportunity to visit weekly tribal market, which is indeed a wonderful experience, long to cherish. Complimenting to your tribal experience are 12th century Jagannath temple of Puri, Sun temple of Konark, and inviting beaches of Orissa.
 
Day 01: CALCUTTA (Kolkata): Welcome in India. Assistance on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
   
Day 02: KOLKATA: Early morning visit Flower market near Howrah Bridge followed by a boat ride on the river Hooghly. Afternoon enjoy sightseeing tour of the city, which includes the famous Victoria Memorial.
   
Day 03: BHUBANESHWAR: Morning train to Bhubaneshwar. Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon enjoy sightseeing tour of the temple city. Finest Temples are the Lingraj temple, Rajrani temple, Mukteshwar temple, Parsurameshwar and Brahmeshwar temple.

Sun Temple of Konark

 
Day 04: BHUBANESHWAR: Daylong excursion to Pipli, Raghurajpur, Puri, Konark & Fisherman's Village. It includes 12th century Jagannath temple at Puri & World Famous Sun temple at Konark. The small village of Pipli is notable for its
  brilliant Appliqué craft, whereas village of Raghurajpur is famous for Patachitra paintings.
   
Day 05: BALIGUDA: Drive to Baliguda, visiting semi-tribal villages en route. Arrive & check in your hotel.
   
Day 06: RAYAGADA: Drive to Rayagada in the morning visiting Belghar and tribal villages of Kutiya Kondh on the way. At Rayagada, rest of the day is free to explore nearby villages.

Tribal Woman of Orissa

 
Day 07: RAYAGADA: Daylong excursion to Bissam Cuttak area. Visit Rasul Kondh and Desia Kondh tribal village markets (Tuesday).
 
Day 08: JEYPORE: Proceed to Jeypore, visiting Chatikona and Dongria Kondh weekly tribal market (Wednesday) en route. Also
  visit the Tribal Villages to be aware of the difference between tribal and common villages in terms of organization, material used, size etc.
   
Day 09: JEYPORE: Full day excursion to Onukudelli and Lamtaput. Visit Bonda tribal market (Thursday) and Gadhaba tribal villages.
   
 
Day 10: RAYAGADA: Morning drive to Rayagada, visiting Paraja tribal market (Friday), tribal villages, new Jagannath temple- built in 1972, and the Tribal Museum at Koraput on the way. Arrive & check in your hotel.

Weekly Tribal Market, Rayagada

 
Day 11: GOPALPUR ON SEA: Morning drive to Puttasingh Area to visit few Mohana & Langai Soura tribal villages. Continue to most beautiful & unspoiled beaches
  of Gopalpur-on-sea, visiting Tibetan settlement, Harijan villages, & Hot Water Spring at Taptapani enroute. This sulphurous spring is believed to cure the skin diseases.
   
Day 12-13: GOPALPUR ON SEA: Day is free to relax at the wonderful tropical beach. You could also set out for Sailing/Surfing.
   
Day 14: BHUBNESHWAR: Morning drive to Bhubaneshwar, visiting the Asia's largest salt-water lake - Chilika en route. In winters, this lake is home to hundreds of thousands of migratory birds including Siberian Orangs, flamingoes, Pelicans, golden plovers, etc. A three hours boat ride on lake Chilika will give you a perfect opportunity to feel the Nature's beauty from very close. Overnight stay at your hotel in Bhubneshwar.
   
Day 15: KOLKATA: Morning at leisure. Afternoon departure transfer to Airport to board your flight to Kolkata. Met on arrival in Kolkata & directly transferred to International airport.
   
Day 16: KOLKATA: Fly back home.

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