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Orissa(Odisha) Tribal Tour

Delhi - Raipur - Kawardha - Kanker - Kondagaon - Narayanpur - Jagdalpur - Jeypore - Onakudeli - Puri - Konark - Bhubaneswar(13 nights/14 days)

Day1:(Delhi)
Arrive at Delhi and transfer to your hotel for the night.

Day2:(Delhi)
Start a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi after breakfast.

Bonda Tribe DELHI , the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India . A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.
An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence, Lotus Temple and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Continue towards Agra a short drive away.

Day3:(Delhi - Raipur - Kawardha)
In time transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Raipur . Upon arrival drive north wards to the former Princely State of Kawardha. You will be shown to your Palace suite before lunch in the State Dining room. An afternoon of familiarisation with Kawardha and nearby cultural sites, including the captivating Bhoramdeo Temple complex. You return to the Hotel/Palace at sunset and then dinner.

Day4:(Kawardha)
After breakfast, you will meet the gentle and friendly Baiga people, the indigenous forest tribe. Enjoy lunch with them. Later return to the Hotel/Palace and Proceed for a royal family dinner.

Day5:(Kawardha - Raipur - Kanker)
In the morning drive to Kanker via Raipur and visit Raipur 's Mahant Ghasidas Museum before leaving for the former princley State of Kanker. Upon arrival at Kanker Palace/Hotel Lake view, the Maharaja's family will greet you and show you to your palatial rooms.

Day6:(Kanker - kondagaon - Narayanpur - Jagdalpur)
After your breakfast at the Palace, the Bastar tribal experience begins. You will encounter here the special nature of North Bastar with a visit to a colorful weekly market. It gives you a great oportunity to meet the local people. At Kondagaon and Narayanpur discover some of Bastar's finest handicrafts, and the people who make them. Lunch will be a picnic in the deep green sal forests. An early evening dance by youthful members of Bastar's unique 'ghotul' dormitory system completes an unforgettable day. Later drive to Jagdalpur. Overnight in Hotel.

Day7:(Jagdalpur )
After breakfast, drive to visit of city. Morning tour of historical Jagdalpur and the Anthropological Museum is completed by a sunset idyll at the Chitrakote waterfal, Bastar's very own 'Niagara' on the Indravati River : you will also visit some of the local Bison - Horn Maria tribe, renowned for their spectacular ceremonical dancing.
Also visit a local market at Tokapal of local Maria Gond tribe. Evening back to Hotel.

Day8:(Jagdalpur - Kanger Valley Nationala Park - Jagdalpur)
An early breakfast allows time for a visit to the rich forests of the Kanger Valley National Park , the enchanting Tirathgarh waterfall and the extraordinary stalactite and stalagmite caves. Kanger retains the original intensity of the forests that once covered this whole region, and you will picnic in the natural habitat of leopard, tiger, sambhar, bison and the Bastar Hill Myna. Here too are forest tribal people in their natural habitat. Afternoon visit a weekly market at Pakhnar of Dhuruwa and Maria Gond Tribe inside a remote forest. Evening back to Hotel.

Day 9:(Jagdalpur - Jeypore)
After breakfast drive to Jeypore enroute visiting Kotpad Tribal textile village. Check in at Hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 10:(Jeypore - Onakudeli - Lamptaput - Jeypore)
After early breakfast proceed to Ankadelli - 70 km to witness the most traditional, interesting & unique tribal weekly market of the Bonda tribes. The place is the border of the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh, divided by river Machkund, with interest waterfall, mountain & forest.

Free time in the market. Afternoon proceed to Lamtaput area to explore another traditional tribal community the Gdabas. Late afternoon drive back to Jeypore.

Day 11:(Jeypore - Rayagada)
After breakfast drive to Rayagada enroute visiting Bara Paraja and Jharia Paraja tribe, who settle in big villages. After dinner board the train for an overnight journey to Bhubaneswar .

Day 12:(Bhubaneswar )
Morning arrive at Bhubaneswar and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon visit of local ancient temples. Overnight Bhubaneswar .

Day 13:(Puri - Konark - Bhubaneswar)
Proceed for a tour of Puri after breakfast covering Jagnnath Temple and Konnark (The Sun Temple). Continue towards bhubaneshwar and overnight.

Day 14:(Bhubaneshwar – Delhi)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Bhubaneshwar Airport to board flight to Delhi and then onto your onward Destination.