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 reaching Delhi in the late evening, you are going to get an assisted transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Stay overnight.
After breakfast, get an on-time transfer to the airport to board a flight to Bhubaneshwar. Once you arrive, get transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, proceed for the sightseeing of Bhubaneshwar temples, the most important one being the Lingaraj Temple, dedicated to Harihara, one of the forms of Lord Shiva. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, leave for an excursion to Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri as well as Udayagiri. These three places are home to popular ancient monasteries Buddhist monasteries and are considered to be important Buddhist religious sites. Back to Bhubaneshwar for an overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast, begin driving towards Baliguda. On the way, visit the semi tribal villages and the tribal villages. Here, you can observe the lifestyle of the tribal people of the region. On arrival, check into your hotel for an overnight stay.
In the morning, after having your breakfast, begin your road journey towards the Belghar area ( 220 kms ). Here you are going to visit Kuttiya Kondh village and the villages of Rasul Kondh villages. These tribes were earlier known for their human sacrifices to please their Lord. (NOTE: if it is Tuesday then you shop for handicrafts at the weekly market of Kothgarh). Continue to Rayagada . Overnight at Rayagada.
Post-breakfast, drive towards Chanikona (260 kms) for exploring the local lifestyle of the tribes in the villages of Dongaria Kondh. These tribal people wear some very interesting ornaments and known as excellent fruit farmers. (Note: Weekly market is on Wednesday where you can shop for handicrafts prepared by the locals) . Overnight stay at Hotel.
After morning breakfast, you are going to enjoy an excursion to Onukudelli, where you are going to visit the tribal markets of Bonda and Gadhaba (NOTE: the weekly market is on Thursdays). After this, you will visit the tribal villages of Gadhaba tribal villages. It is going to be an interesting activity- watching their lifestyle. Return to Jeypore for an overnight stay.
Day 8 after breakfast is booked for a day-trip Gupteswar temples, these are mainly caves that are dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later, you will be visiting the Dhuraba Tribal village. One of the most interesting things about the males of this tribe is that they like to wear ornaments. Overnight in Jeypore.
In the morning, once you have your breakfast, you are going to drive towards Taptapani (300 kms). On the way, you are going to visit the Jagannath Temple that was built in 1972 with similar kind of activities as in the main Puri temple. You also visit the Tribal Museum, Koraput that houses a collection of metal images and objects, stone sculptures, jewelry, terracotta and wooden objects, and textiles. On reaching Taptapani, check into your hotel for staying overnight.
Have your breakfast on day 10 and visit the Tibetan village at Chandragiri (home to Tibetan refugees). Afterwards, continue for Puri (350 kms), on the way enjoy boat riding in Chilka Lake, famous as the largest salt water lake in Asia. Once you reach, check-in at your pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay.
Have an early morning breakfast, leave for an excursion to Konark (100 kms). Here your first visit is going to be the world-famous Konark Sun temple, also known as Black Pagoda that was built during the 13th century. Later you will visit a fisher man`s village. In the afternoon, after lunch, you will visit the artisan`s village in Raghurajpur. The evening is booked for Darshan at the Jagannath temple. Overnight in Puri.
Day 12, after breakfast, is at leisure. Relax yourself. Enjoy fun activities at the beach. If you want then you can also visit the market of Puri. Stay overnight.
After breakfast, get an on-time transfer to Bhubaneshwar airport to board a flight to Delhi. After arriving in Delhi, check-in at one of our listed hotels. The rest of the day is at leisure. If you want then you can shop at the popular markets of Delhi. Stay overnight.
Post breakfast, the day is booked for sightseeing. The tourist attractions will include India Gate and Parliament House. After lunch, cover the Old Delhi like Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Gandhi memorial. In the evening, get transferred to the airport or railway station to board a flight or train for your onward journey.