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Orissa Tribal Tours

Best Of Odisha (Odisha) Tour

Best of Odisha (Odisha) Tour

Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days

Destination Covered : Bhubaneswar, Jeypor

Tour Themes : Heritage

Price : On Request

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Bhubaneswar and Jeypor Tour Itinerary

Day 1:

( Sat)-Bhubaneswar

Arrival at the airport of Bhubaneswar meet our representative and transfer to hotel, if time permit visit the ancient Jain cave (2nd century BC) Khandagiri and Udaygiri.

Overnight- Bhubaneswar

Day 2:

(Sun)-Bhubaneswar-Kondh Village- Phulbani (6Hr Drive+ Visit)-

Morning drive toward Phulbani (the entrance of Tribal communities) enroute meet Kondh tribes at their isolated village. Check in a nice hotel and relax.

Overnight – Phulbani

Day 3:

(Mon)- Phulbani-Kutia Kondh Village- Rayagada (4.30Hr Drive+ Visit)

Meet the Kutia Kondh (tattoo faced) tribes at their isolated village of Kondhmal area while hiking (1.30hr). Then check in a clean comfort hotel at Rayagada.

Kutia Kondh
In the Kondha dialect the term “Kuti” means hole. There is legendry tradition among the Kutia explaining that they had been originated form a hole on the earth. According to the legend their supreme God, Sapangada, the Creator, appeared in a place near Guma Village well as some other Gods and Goddesses to look after the worldly beings. The human beings who came out from the holes later became tribals ( Kandhas), Harijans ( Panos) and Oriyas according to their deeds, habits and occupations. Since they had originated from the holes or Kuti they are called “ Kutias” . Now the Holy place of appearance of Spangada is covered under forest. A hereditary Kutia priest called Buduka worships the God annually in a big communal festival named Sapangada Jatra held during January- February.

Some people say that Kutias are fond of tattooing their bodies. Tattooing in Oriya Language is called Chitta Kutta and hence, comes the term “ Kutia” , the people with tattoo marks or Chitta kuta.

Overnight – Rayagada.

Day 4:

(Tue)- Desia Tribe Village On High Hill Top ( All Weather Motor Able Road Near To Their Village) –

Moring proceed towards very remote Desia tribe village on the high hill top- but our vehicle would proceed upto the village and warm welcomed by the Desia kondh tribe – enjoy their cultural program (marriage song by young unmarried village girls- in special request/ we have very good local relation so our guide can handle of that.
Visit their weekly market too, while return back visit the Dokra craft village- and excursion their unique ancient tech. of live Dokra craft at their village.

If time permit visit the tribal goddess temple – “Maa Majhighoriani”

Desia Kondh – one of the most colorful tribal community live in the high hill core jungle of Rayagada Dist of Southern orissa ( 1200 mt of sea level , but all weather metal road is there) . they are distinguish with their physical appearance , special costume, ornament and house style. They are very friendly and like to live with nature.

Overnight – Rayagada.

Day 5:

(Wed)-Dunguria Kondh Tribal Market-Kuvi Kondh Village-Mali Tribe Village- Jeypore (5Hr Drive+ Visit)

Meet the colourful Dunguria tribe Kondh people at their weekly market. While drive towards Jeypore enroute visit the Kuvi Kondh village and Mali village

Dongria Kondh: In the remote mountainous wilderness of the Eastern Ghats region of South Orissa lives a fascinating Kuvi-speaking tribe called, the Dongria Kandha. They inhabit the lofty Niyamgiri hill ranges in the district of Rayagada. They stand apart fromothers for their famous Meria festival, expertise in horticulture and colourful dress, adornments and life style. For being the denizens of hills, forests and highlands (dongar), their neighbours name them Dongria. Dongria men and women are quite fashionable in their personal adornments, that makes them attractive and distinguish them from others. Dongria men put on a long and narrow piece of loin cloth and women use two pieces of cloth, each 3-4 ft. In length. Both men and women grow long hair. A wooden comb (kokuya) is fixed at the hair knot of men and women which adorns the hair-lock and keeps the hair tight. A tiny knife (pipli) with colourful thread balls at its metal handle, adorns the hair lock of women. Men and women put on aluminum neck rings, beads & coin necklaces (kekodika), finger rings. In addition to that women wear bangles, anklets, toe rings. Both men and women wear earrings and nose-rings.
Evening if time permit free evening for self to explore the life style of Jeypore local on the grand palace road while walking

Overnight – Jeypore

Day 6:

(Thursday)-Bonda Tribe Weekly Market- Gadhava Tribe Village-Waterfall-Jeypore (4Hr Drive+Visit)

Meet the most colourful Bondo tribe at their weekly market at Onkadelly and then after enjoy the gorgeous waterfall at Duduma and explore the life style of Gadhava people at their village and then drive back to Jeypore, afternoon hiking of city tour. Early start your journey to meet the most colorful “Bonda” tribes at their weekly market – Onkadelly,

Bonda tribe: in the wild and remote mountainous country located towards the south-western tip of the Malkanigiri highlands lives a unique tribal community called- “Bonda”. The tribesmen identify themselves as “Remo” (man). Bonda speak a language of their own that belongs to the Austro- Asiatic (South Mundari) language group. Bonda men are brave and bold. They derive their identity from their arms, such as bow, arrows, long knife which they always carry and sago palm-wine which is their most favorite drink. The Bonda women with their clean-shaven head decorated with head bands of Palmyra strips and plaited fillets of caryota fibber. Mass of colorured beads and shell strings, brass neck rings and necklaces hanging down even below the navel and the brass bangles covering the whole of the lower arms are the typical ornamentation of the Bonda Women. A short and narrow strip of striped loin-cloth woven at home by a double-bar tensioned loom covering only the private parts comprises the woman’s wear.

Overnight – Jeypore

Day 7:

(Friday)-Kunduli- Koraput – Pottery Village-Paraja Tribe Village- Rayagada (5Hr Drive+Visit)

Visit the most famous Jagannath temple (non Hindus and camera also allow) at Koraput and visit the largest weekly market of the region at Kunduli famous for Paraja, Mali and rana tribe. While return back to Rayagada visit the Paraja tribal village . check in a clean and comfort hotel at Rayagada.

Overnight – Rayagada.

Day 8:

(Sat)-Lanjia Saura Tribe-Hot Sulpher Spring-Taratarini (6Hr Drive+Visit)

Morning drive towards to Taptapani and enroute visit the Aryan tribe i.e. Saura and visit the hot sulphur spring also.
Check in a nice hotel at Taratarini, if time permit walk on the bank of Rusikulya river side for panoramic view.

Overnight – Taratarini

Day 9:

(Sun)-Taratarini-Chilika Lake- Puri (4Hr Drive+Visit)

Early visit the famous Taratarini temple on the top of hill ( vehicles are arrive near to the temple). Then after breakfast drive towards puri, enroute meet the migrotary and residential birds in Chilika lake at Mangalajodi while boating on catamaran boat. ( with the boat man). Check in a nice hotel at puri and relax.

Overnight – Puri

Day 10:

(Mon)-Puri-Cycle Rickshaw Trip-Konark Sun Temple-Puri (2.30Hr Drive+ Visit)

Morning explore the classical Puri over cycle rickshaw trip to visit the traditional street , old ponds, cremation place and also Jagannath temple-12th AD on the terrace of old of library(because non Hindus’ are not allowed ).also visit the famous Artisan village at Raghurajpur and enjoy the Gotipua classical dance ( arranged by us).
After noon visit the famous Konark sun temple (1hr drive from Puri).and enjoy the language of stone of 13th AD. Then return back to Puri and relax.

Overnight – Puri

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  • Now there is no restriction for photography or videography in the tribal market and villages. We are the only tour operator in Orissa to introduce the tent tour ( camping ) in different tribal villages- because we have used the local with us to promote the sustainable tour.
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