Explore the tribes of Orissa with visit to Mother Teresa House in Calcutta - 12 Nights / 13 Days

Places Covered: Bhubaneshwal - Konark - Puri - Chilka - Gopalpur - Baliguda - Jeypore - Vizag - Calcutta

Day 01 :Calcutta – Bhubaneshwar

Arriving Calcutta upon arrival connect flight for Bhubaneswar. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Later if time permit half day sightseeing of famous city temples including Rajarani, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (Gem of Orissan architecture), Brahmeswar&Lingaraj (it is the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.

Day 02 : Bhubaneshwar

Morning visit to Nandankanan Zoo (closed on Monday). This Zoo is famous for its white tiger safari. Later visit to tribal museum (closed on Monday), Khandagiri&Udaigiri Jain caves. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.

Day 03 : Bhubaneswar – Konark – Puri

After breakfast drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple (one of the world famous heritage site). Later drive to Puri upon arrival transfer to hotel. Relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight at Puri.

Day 04: Puri – Chilika – Gopalpur

Morning visit to Jagannath temple (non Hindus are not allowed). After breakfast drive to Chilikalake at Barkul (the largest brackish water lake) Enroute visit Raghurajpur craft village. At Chilika take the boat cruies to explore the birds island &Nalabana island. Then proceed to Gopalpur and check in to the hotel. Overnight at Gopalpur.

Day 05 : Gopalpur – Baliguda

After breakfast drive to Baliguda On the way, visit the semi tribal villages and the tribal villages. Here, you can observe the lifestyle of the tribal people of the region. On arrival, check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 06 :Baliguda – Rayagada

After breakfast drive to Belghar area (220 kms). Here you are going to visit KuttiyaKondh village and the villages of RasulKondh villages. These tribes were earlier known for their human sacrifices to please their Lord. (NOTE: if it is Tuesday then you shop for handicrafts at the weekly market of Kothgarh). Continue to Rayagada .Overnight at Rayagada.

Day 07 : Rayagada – Dukum – Rayagada

Morning drive to Dukum (near Bisamkatak) to visit weekly market of Desiakondh(weekly market commence on Tuesday only). Return back to Rayagada. Overnight at Rayagada.

Day 08 : Rayagada – Chatikona – Jeypore

After breakfast drive down to Chatikona to watch the interesting colourful weekly market of DongriyaKondh Tribes (weekly market commence on Wednesday only). This tribe is one of the most primitive tribe of the Kondhs and they live in the high slopes of the Niyamagiri Hills. Then visit to Minapai (the bamboo craft village). Later drive to Jeypore. Overnight at hotel in Jeypore.

Day 09 :Jeypore – Ankadelli – Jeypore

After breakfast, drive to Ankadelli to visit the famous Bonda tribes (weekly market commence on Thursday only), who comes once every week for their weekly market. It is a unique opportunity to see such a colourful concentration of typical tribals at one place. Most interesting is to watch the Bonda woman in their colourful Jewellaries and marketing commodities. Then drive back to Jeypore. Overnight at hotel in Jeypore.

Day 10 : Jeypore – Kunduli – Vizag

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. Then visit Jagannath Temple & tribal meusem at Koraput. Lunch at Jeypore . Then drive to Vizag. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 11 :Vizag (Visakhapatnam) – Calcutta

After breakfast morning is free, later transfer to airport to board the flight for Calcutta at 12:50 hrs and arrive Calcutta at 14.45 (Flight with INDIGO). Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 12 : Calcutta

After breakfast sightseeing tour of Kolkata includes Victoria Memorial was planned by Lord Curzon and opened by the Prince of Wales in 1921. Also visit Birla Planetarium, one of the largest in the world, Howrah Bridge, Dakshineswar temple. Afternoon visit to Mother Teresa House.Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 13 : Calcutta – Departure

Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.

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