Day 01 - Arrival at Bhubaneswar
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport transfer to the hotel. Later if time permits, half day sightseeing of famous city temples including Rajarani, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (Gem of Orissan architecture),& Lingaraj (it is the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar
Morning visit to Nandankanan Zoo (closed on Monday). This Zoo is famous for the white tiger safari. Later visit to tribal museum (closed on Monday), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves (the oldest rock cut caves). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 03: Bhubaneswar - Dhauli - Pipli - Raghurajpur – Puri
Morning after breakfast drive to Puri enroute visit Dhauli the peace pagoda, Pipli the applique work village & Raghurajpur craft village. On arrival at Puri check in to the hotel. Later visit to Jagannath temple (non Hindus are not allowed) / Relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight at Puri.
Day 04: Puri -Konark - Puri
Morning visit to Jagannath temple (non Hindus are not allowed). Then drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple (one of the world famous heritage site). Enroute visit Ramchandi temple, Chandrabhaga beach & fishermen’s village. Return back to Puri. Evening visit to beach market. Overnight at Puri.
Day 05: Puri - Chilika - Gopalpur
Morning drive to Chilika Lake at Barkul (the largest brackish water Lake). At Chilika take the boat cruise to explore the bird’s island & Nalabana Island. Then proceed to Gopalpur and check in to the hotel. Overnight at Gopalpur.
Day 06: Gopalpur - Taptapani – Saura - Rayagada
Morning drive to Rayagada enroute visit Taptapani the hot sulpheric spring & Saura tribal villages. On arrival at Rayagada check in to the hotel. Overnight at Rayagada.
Day 07: Rayagada - Bisamkatak – Rayagada
Morning 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 08: Rayagada - Chatikona - Jeypore
Morning drive to Chatikona to watch the interesting colourful weekly market of Dongriya Kondh 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 - 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. Back to Jeypore & Overnight.
Day 11: Jeypore – Araku Valley – Vizag
Morning drive to Vizag enroute visit Araku Valley (it is a hill station that is dotted with lush green forests, hills, waterfalls, valleys and provides for a true nature experience), Borra Caves (famous for their stalactite and stalagmites and it is believed to be of million years old). Also visit to Ananthagiri hills (the place is famous for coffee plantation). Then proceed to Vizag and check in to the hotel. Overnight at Vizag.
Day 12: Departure from Vizag
Morning transfer from hotel to airport for onwards journey.
PLACES COVERED: BHUBANESWAR – PURI – KONARK – CHILIKA – GOPALPUR – RAYAGADA – JEYPORE - VIZAG