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Orissa Cultural Tour

(13 nights/14 days) CODE AHT/109

Day 01 ::Arrive Kolkatta. Meet and assistance at international airport at Kolkatta. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02 :: Kolkatta/Bhubanneswar
Morning city tour of Kolkatta. Evening transfer to Howrah railway station for overnight train to Bhubaneswar.

Day 03 :: Bhubaneshwar
Arrive Bhubaneshwar at 05.30 hrs. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day sight-seeing of Bhubaneshwar visiting Parasurameshwara, Mukteshwar, Raja Rani & Ligaraja Temples. Overnight in hotel.

Day 04 :: Bhubaneshwar
After breakfast full day sight-seeing of Bhubaneshwar visiting Kandagiri, Udaigiri caves and Nadan Kannan zoological and botanical gardens. Overnight in hotel.

Day 05 :: Bhubaneshwar / Puri
After breakfast drive to Puri visiting Dhauli, Pipli & Konark on the way. On arrival check-in hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06 :: Puri
Morning sight-seeing of Puri visiting Jagannath temple, Gundicha temple, Narendra Tank and Bada danda (The local market in front of the temple) Afternoon free to relax on the beach. Overnight in hotel.

Day 07 :: Puri / Baliguda
After breakfast drive to Baliguda (310 Kms / 8 hrs approx) visiting a few road side Semi - Tribal Villages. Overnight in hotel. (This day must be a Monday).

Day 08 :: Baliguda / Rayagada
After breakfast drive to Rayagada (220 Kms / 6 hrs) enroute visiting a few Kuttiya Kindha villages. Overnight in hotel / guesthouse. (This day must be a Tuesday).

Day 09 :: Rayagada / Jeypore
After breakfast drive to Niyamagiri hills, visit of a few Kondha villages & weekly market (Weekly Market is only on Wednesday). Proceed to Jeypore enroute visiting ornamental Baro Paraja villages(260 Kms / 6 - 7 hrs). Overnight in hotel.

Day 10 :: Jeypore
After breakfast drive to Onukudelli , visit of Bonda & Gadhaba market & a few Villages (Weekly market is only on Thursday) . Return drive to Jeypore for overnight stay (180 kms / 4 - 5 hrs drive round trip).

Day 11 :: Jeypore
After breakfast drive to Gupteswar areas to visit Dhuruba and Paraja tribal villages. Visit Hidden Siva Lingam in cave near river Saberi. Afternoon visit Nuagaon market and Kotpad tribal textile villages. Overnight Jeypore. (150 kms 6 hrs drive round trip).

Day 12 :: Jeypore / Gopalpur on Sea
After breakfast drive to Gopalpur on Sea, a small city near Bay of Bengal. (360 Kms / 7 - 8 Hrs) visiting Jagannath Temple & Tribal museum at Koraput. Overnight in hotel.

Day 13 :: Gopalpur on Sea/ Bhubaneshwar
After breakfast drive to Bhubaneshwar (180 Kms / 4 - 5 hrs) enroute visiting Chilka lake (Asia's largest Salt water Lake). Boat ride on the lake. Later proceed Bhubaneshwar for overnight stay.

Day 14 :: Bhubaneshwar / Kolkatta
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Kolkatta. On arrival in Kolkatta, transfer to hotel. Evening transfer to International Airport for departure.
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Orissa Cultural Tour. CODE AHT/110

Day 1: Kolkatta/Bhubanewswar
Arrive at Bhubaneswar.Transfer to Hotel for fresh up. Later visit the temples of Bhubaneswar like, Lingaraja Temples, Mukteswara temple, Rajarani Temple, Parasurameswara Temple, Mukteswara Temple, Brahmeswara Temple and Bindu Sorovar one of four sacred Lake of India for Hindus. Evening back to Hotel

Day 2: Bhubaneswar
Morning after breakfast drive to Hirapur to see one of the four 64 Yogini temples of India, 15 kms from Bhubaneswar city within a typical bell metal village. Afternoon proceeds to Khandagiri and Udayagiri Jain caves dated back to 2nd century B.C. Later visit the bazaars of Bhubaneswar for typical Orissan Sarees and handicrafts. Overnight Hotel in Bhubaneswar.

Day 3: Bhubaneswar/Konark/Puri
Proceeds to Puri, one of the Dhams for the Hindus called Swarga Dwar or Door to Heaven, enroute visiting Korark Suntemple of 13th Century A.D. The magnificent Sun Temple at Konark is the culmination of Orissan temple architecture, and one of the most stunning monuments of religious architecture in the world. The poet Rabindranath Tagore said of Konark that 'here the language of stone surpasses the language of man', and it is true that the experience of Konark is impossible to translate into words.After Konark sightseeing with experienced guide, drive to Puri enroute visiting Chandrabhaga beach and river. It is believed that Samba the son of Lord Krishna, cured from leprosy after taking a bath in the river. Later arrive Puri and checked in at Hotel Hans Coco Palm. (total 120 kms drive + visiting time).

Day 4: Puri/Chilika Lagoon
Morning visit the Puri jagarnath Temple and see the morning Aarti and Puja. The temple of Lord Jagannath ('Lord of the Universe') at Puri is one of the most sacred pilgrimage spots in India, one of the four abodes (dhamas) of the divine that lie on the four directions of the compass. The present temple structure was built in the twelfth century by the Ganga king, Chodagangadeva, replacing an earlier structure which probably dated to the tenth century.After spending good time, you can have the famous Prasad (meal) of temple kitchen, as the temple have the largest kitchen of the world. Later proceeds to Satapada part of Chilika lake to see Irawaddy Dolphins and drive back to Puri. (Satapada is 50 kms from Puri). Evening visit bazaars of Puri. Overnight Hotel in Puri.

Day 5: Puri/Bhubaneswar
Drive to Bhubaneswar for flight to Kolkatta enroute visiting painting village Raghurajpur , patchwork village Pipili and the famous Rock Edict of Mourya Emperor Ashoka, who after the war converted to Buddhism and spread Buddhism all over the world. Arrive at Kolkatta and transfer to Hotel or for onward journey.
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cultural dance Orissa Tribal Tour :: Tour Code AHT 108

Day01:(Thursday) Arrival at Bhubaneswar, transfer to
Hotel. After fresh up sightseeing of Bhubaneswar
Temples. O/N Hotel.

Day02:(Friday) Morning tour of Hirapur Yogini temple ,
one of the four found in India along with Bell Metal
village. Afternoon visit of Snake Charmers village,
considered as one of the tribes of Orissa and visit of
tribal Museum and Caves. O/N Hotel.

Day 03:(Saturday)Drive to Puri , one of the four holy place for the Hindus enroute visiting Asokan Rock Edict at Dhauli, patchwork village Pipili and the famous Sun temple of Konark. Evening Bazaars of Puri. O/N Hotel. (Total 150kms + visiting time).

Day 04: (Sunday) Drive through the typical Orissan village to Gopalpur, enroute visit the Chilika lake. O/N Gopalpur (total 220kms, 4hrs + visiting time).

Day 05:(Mon day) After breakfast drive to Rayagada enroute visiting typical south Orissan villages,Taptapani hot sulphur spring and the Savara or Saora villages. Savaras are the oldest tribe of India and have their own language. (Total 220kms drive + visiting time). Evening arrival in the Hotel at Rayagada.

Day 06:(Tues Day) After breakfast proceeds to the Dukum market and villages. Total drive 100kms + visiting time.

Day 07: (Wednes day) After breakfast proceeds to Chatikana, the weekly market of Kondhs. After lunch in the same hotel proceeds to Jeypore enroute visiting Ornamental Parajas tribe. O/N Hotel. (Morning 2hrs drive and afternoon 3hrsdrive +
visiting time).

Day 08:(Thursday)Early morning drive to the weekly market of Bondo, Gadaba and Didayi tribe. Evening back to the hotel. (Total 3hrs drive+
visiting time).

Day 09:(Friday) Morning session visits the Kunduli market near Similigurha and back to the hotel. After having a quick lunch proceeds to Gupteswara area to see Dhuruva Gond tribes and visit hidden Siva lingam. Evening back to hotel. (Total 5hours drive + visiting time).

Day 10: (Saturday) Drive to Visakhapatnam enroute visiting an animal market. Evening Bazaars of Visakhapatman. Total 5hrs drive + visiting time).

Day 11:(Sunday) If Delhi flight, then in the morning visit the Simhachalam temple enroute to Airport. Departure. (Total 2hours).