BHUBANESWAR – RAYAGADA – JEYPORE – KORAPUT – GOPALPUR – CHILIKA LAKE – PURI – KONARK
Tour Duration: (10 Nights / 11 Days)
Orissa Best Holiday Tour Packages covers the orissa tribal tour heritage culture villages and religious tourist destinations. Orissa is most famous for the rich historical heritage, temple architecture; vibrant living temples, golden sand beaches, Indian puri and amazing nature are few highlights of this Golden Triangle. No doubt, it is rated as one of the best Family Holiday Destination in Odisha. Puri, Konark, Bhubaneswar popularly known as Golden Triangle Tour in Odisha offers best family holiday option to meet everyone’s interest.
Day 01: ARRIVAL AT BHUBANESWAR
Arrive Bhubaneshwar; garland welcome; assistance and transfer to Hotel. Bhubaneshwar is the capital of the ancient kingdom of Odisha (Orissa), and is famous as the temple city of India. Travel through Odisha (Orissa) is a melange of art, architecture and long-established customs. City tour of Bhubaneswar, which has some stunning temples clustered around the Bindusagar Tank. Of the original 7000 only 500 remain dating from the 7th century to the 11th century AD. Of these the most outstanding is the 11th century Lingaraja Temple, which celebrates the zenith of Odisha (Orissa) art; and the late 10th century beautifully decorated Muktesvara Temple, which marks the end of the phase of temple building in Odisha (Orissa). Outside the city limits are the Udayagiri and Khandgiri caves, harking back to the time of Jain and Buddhist occupation of this region in the 2nd century BC. The Jain caves are among the earliest in India and all the caves were built or excavated during the 150 years before Christ. In contrast to the stark decor of the Jain caves, the Buddhist caves are decorated with excellent friezes and sculptures. Overnight stay in Bhubaneswar.
Day 02: RAYAGADA – BISMKATK – RAYAGADA
Drive to Dukum (near Bisamkatak ) to visit weekly market of Desia kondh ( weekly market commence on Tuesday only ) . Later visit to Dokra crafts village at Jhigidi. Return back to Rayagada. Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 03: KORAPUT – ADIVASI AREA – KORAPUT
It’s the district of Koraput that is known as an Adivasi area. That means in this district you are going to find many different types of tribal communities. Among all these tribal communities, the Barogadaba tribe has really managed to draw attention. This is also known as the primitive tribe of Koraput. In order to see these people and to know their lifestyle, you need to travel along Machhakunda. There are villages like Dural and Gotalpara where you can find the Barogadaba villages. These tribal people are believed to be more evolved ones culturally as well as socially. They use to live in their clean and well maintained homes. Overnight stay at Koraput.
Day 04 : KORAPUT – ADIVASI AREA – KORAPUT
The Gadaba people also believe in maintaining a strong family relationship. In this tribe both women and men use to have same status and importance. The prime festival these people use to celebrate is the Goter. They also use to organize the festival of hunting during the month of Mar and Apr. during this occasion, they use to prepare rive, mahua and beer like liquors. Both men and women use to take part in the traditional dance known as Dhemsa and all of them use to enjoy this lot. Overnight stay at Koraput.
Day 05: KORAPUT – ADIVASI AREA – KORAPUT
Among them, the Dangria Kandha tribe is the prime one. These people use to live in the Niyamgiri hills. This place comes under the Rayagada district. These people are peace loving ones. They are always appreciated due to their simple lifestyle. These people are greatly depending on shifting cultivation and horticulture to find their bread and butter. They are also called as the Dongaria Kondh. Overnight stay at Koraput
Day 06: 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 colorful concentration of typical tribals at one place. Most interesting is to watch the Bonda woman in their colorful Jewellaries and marketing commodities.Then drive back to Jeypore. Overnight at hotel in Jeypore.
Day 07: JEYPORE – KUNDULI – JEYPORE
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 drive back to Jeypore. Overnight at Jeypore.
Day 08: JEYPORE – RAYAGADA
Morning after breakfast visit to Jagannath temple ( non hindus are allowed ) & tribal museum at Koraput. Then drive to Rayagada enroute visit Bada Paraja & Mali tribal villages. On arrival check in to the hotel. Overnight at Rayagada. Near about 51 tribal groups are traced in this district. These tribal people are also divided into 3 major categories. It’s the Dravidian race that represents the Poraja, Kondh, Koya and Gond people. The next one is the Kolarian and Munda category that include Gadaba and Savara. The last one is the Austro Asian Race under which the Bondas tribal community uses to come. This is also a primitive tribal group of Koraput. Overnight stay at Koraput.
Day 09: GOPALPUR – CHILIKA – PURI
Morning drive to Puri enroute visit Chilika lake at Barkul ( the largest brackish water lake). At Chilika take the boat cruise to visit the Birds island ( it is heaven for the resident & migratory birds ) & Nalabana island ( it is a forest of reeds & famous for long range migratory birds in winter ). Then proceed to Puri and check in to the hotel. Rest time relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight at Puri.
Day 10: PURI – KONARK – PURI
Puri is one of the four principal holy abodes in India, as well as a popular beach resort. It offers the rare experience of watching both the sunset and sunrise from the same beach. Pre-Dravidian and pre-Aryan history relates that a tooth of Buddha was temporarily enshrined in Puri before being moved to Sri Lanka. Supporting the theory that Buddhism prevailed in this area, the Jagannath Temple, dedicated to the Lord of the Universe, and the main attraction in Puri, was believed to
have originally been a stupa (pagoda). The extraordinary form, Jagannath takes in this temple, is said to be the unfinished work of the craftsman god, Vishvakarma. Angry at Vishnu, he left his interpretation of the ‘Lord of the Universe’ incomplete.
Visit to the Chariot of the Sun God temple, built by King Langula Narasimha Deva in the 13th century AD during the golden era of Orissan art. This temple, among the crowning works of Orissan architecture and sculpture, is sheer poetry in stone. Everyday the Sun God rises from the horizon, across the shimmering blue waters of the Bay of Bengal, and casts the warmth and luminosity of his revitalising rays on the sanctum sanctorum, circling the temple during the course of the day, illuminating the three brilliant images of the sun – in the morning, at mid-day and in the evening, as day makes way for the night. As you approach the water, you will see rising from the golden sandy beach, one of the country’s most vivid archaeological treasures – the Surya Mandir (Sun Temple). For a millennium, this temple served as a beacon to the ancient and medieval mariners. Despite the fact that the Black Pagoda, as it was referred to by European soldiers who wanted to distinguish Konark from the whitewashed Jagannath Temple in Puri, lies in ruins, the structure is magnificent. Afternoon drive to Puri takes about 2hrs. Overnight at Puri.
Day 11: PURI – DHAULI- BHUBANESWAR
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Bhubaneswar, on the way, we will stop at the colourful village of Pipili where we can see Orissan handicrafts, the speciality being the famous applique work. Our next stop is Dhauli where the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka renounced violence and embraced the teachings of Buddha. We visit the Peace Pagoda known as Shanti Stupa built in early 1970s by the Japanese. We also stop at two ancient rock edicts, today eclipsed by the presence of the Pagoda. Dating from 260BC they outline Ashoka’s detailed instructions to his administrators to rule with gentleness and fairness. Continue drive to Bubaneshwar airport to board flight for your home country.
- 10 Nights at Bhubaneswar, Puri , Rayagad, Koraput, Hotel AC Double Deluxe Room in twin sharing basis.
- Food: breakfast (Ten times for all persons)
- Vehicle + All toll, parking + Driver’s allowance, all taxes and service charges.
- 02 Bottles of packaged drinking water per day
- Flight/Train Tickets If requires
We would like to know arrival and departure timings to change the program.
- Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages
- Travel insurance
- Service Tax extra (as applicable)
- Any Airfare / Train fare
- Monument fees, camera fees, guide charge
- Expenses related to personal in nature
- Expenses due to natural calamities and political unrest
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Tour price depends upon the type of hotel, season of travel, number of persons etc. Please send us a mail or ask for a return call with your travel details or requirement so that we shall make a tailor made package based on your requirement and Budget. We are flexible…
Also please note that, the itinerary shown is a model itinerary which may be changed or revised as per your schedule or requirements.
Always travel with less baggage, so that it will be fit into your vehicle. Unless to hire another small vehicle for the luggage on direct payment basis.