culture, costumes and traditions. The ikat or the sambalpuri sarees are worldwide famous for its intricate designs. The ability to dye the design properly was key and involved multiple skills: precision, mathematical calculations and artistry which is well practiced by textile weavers for decades now. India, besides its rich culture, has also to its credit fantastic visible diversity in its costumes. Through the Ethnic Textile Tour, we take you on a pan-India journey which familiarizes you with the diversity that we have in terms of costumes. The 14 day trip takes you to textile havens in West Bengal and Orissa. Besides, the tour features some wonderful excursions to popular tourist attractions such as the Howrah Bridge, Lingraj Temple and the Dongeria Kondh village.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
After arriving at the Kolkatta airport, meet our representative who’ll escort you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. Spent the day resting and relaxing in your hotel room. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore Kolkata’s nearby market area. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Kolkata. The major tourist attractions of the Kolkata city include Fort William, Gurusaday Museum, Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum, Jawahar Shishu Bhawan, Kalighat Kali Temple, Nakhoda Mosque, and the Parashnath Jain Temple. In the evening visit the Botanical Garden, an amazing place for people who have profound love for nature. The garden has abundant of flowering plants and fruit bearing trees. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Next morning post breakfast, get deported to the Kolkata airport to board a flight to Bhubaneshwar. As you reach Bhubaneshwar, check-in at one of our listed hotels. While being in this temple city of India, take a tour to major tourist attractions like the Lingaraj Temple, Cactus Garden, Rajarani Temple, Mukteswar temple and Ekamra Kanan. Later in the day, pay a visit to the twin hills of Khandagiri and Udaygiri for its rock-cut caves. Bhubaneshwar is famous for its Tie and Dye textile industry so in the evening pay a visit to the said industry. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast , leave for Sambhalpur. While on your drive to Sambhalpur stop midway to visit Nuapatna, the handloom weavers village. The villagers of Nuapatna have been weaving handloom cloths continuously for generations. The weavers here have been practicing the resist method of tie and dye. The ability to dye the design properly was key and involved multiple skills: precision, mathematical calculations and artistry. After the visit continue your drive to Sambhalpur. As you reach Sambhalpur, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Sambalpur is the center for the textile industry spread over western Orissa. The ikat or the sambalpuri sarees are worldwide famous for their intricate designs. In the afternoon visit the Gole Bazaar that has a great collection of designer sarees. Later in the day pay a visit to the major tourist attractions of Sambhalpur like Hirakund Dam, Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary and the Huma Temple. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast, visit some of the handloom weavers’ villages. The double-sided Ikat designs, woven in colored, silver and gold threads, common in Sambalpur textiles and handlooms. Then leave for Boudh. Boudh is famous for silk Bomkai saree, tie & dye cotton saree and silk tie & dye saree. In the evening visit the market for shopping for some of these fabulous sarees. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast proceed to Bissam Cuttack. Stop midway to visit the Phulbani and Kutia Kondh villages. Dinner and overnight at Bissam Cuttack.
Next morning head straight to visit one of the Dongeria Kondh villages. After visiting the village trek down the hills along with the tribals to their Wednesday weekly market at Chatikona. Enjoy breakfast at Chatikona proceed to Jeypore. Stop midway at Koraput for lunch. As you reach Jeypore, check-in at one of our listed hotels. The rest of the day to be spent resting and relaxing. In the evening take a leisurely walk to the nearby market of Jeypore. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, proceed to Jeypore. This land of abundance is home to Orissa’s vast tribal population. On reaching Jeypore, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while in your hotel room embark to the witness delight dance performance of the Parajas tribe. Jeypore is the commercial nerve center of Koraput district and has all such facilities to serve as the convenient base for visiting the places of interest in and around. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Next morning after breakfast leave for Malkangiri. En-route visit the Friday weekly market at Mathili, also visited by the Bondas. After the visit to the weekly market start for Malkangiri again. On reaching Malkangiri, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Enjoy lunch at the hotel. After lunch visit A Iralgundi the Koya village. In the evening witnessing the Bison head dance of the tribals. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Post breakfast depart to Mudulipada. On reaching Mudulipada scout around the Bonda villages. Lunch at Khairput. In the evening proceed to Rayagada for dinner and overnight stay
In the morning after breakfast departure for Taptapani. Stop midway to visit the Langia Soura village and enjoy witnessing their colorful war dance. As you reach Taptapani, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Overnight at Taptapani.
Post breakfast, head for an excursion to Chilka Lake. Also visit the Kalijai temple inside the lake enjoying a boat ride. Halt for lunch at Barkul. Then start your drive to Bhubaneshwar. As you reach Bhubaneshwar, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast in the morning, embark on a half day city tour of Bhubaneshwar. The major tourist attractions include the Brahmeswara temple, ISKON temple, Bindu Sarovar and the tribal museum. After lunch, deport to Bhubaneshwar airport to board a flight to Kolkata. As you reach Kolkata, transfer to one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the day in the hotel. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore the local market of Kolkata. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Kolkata airport to board a flight for your onward journey.