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Orissa Tribal Tours

Joranda Mela (Sadhu Festival) With Tribal Wonder In Orissa

Joranda Mela (Sadhu Festival) with Tribal Wonder in Orissa

Tour Code : DT- 210/ 106- C/ ORF

Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days

Destination Covered : Bhubaneswar

Tour Themes : Heritage

Price : On Request

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Bhubaneswar Tour Overview

JORANDA SADHU FESTIVAL: (30th & 31st January 2018)

It is the festival of Mahima religion Sadhus (holy men) in the month of Jan-Feb. In their main monastery at Joranda near Dhenkanal in Orissa annually. The unique worship of supreme sadhus’ (who wear only lean tree bark on their lower part) at the monastery and the holy fire which is for peace and harmony for the universe with 11 ft. Fire stand attract many thousand visitors and devotee throughout the state and abroad.

Location of this festival: Joranda (Sadhu Monastry) is -25 km from Dhenkanal and 100 km from Bhubaneswar.
Nearest Airport Bhubaneswar- 100 km (2.30hr drive)
Nearest Railway station- Dhenkanal- 25km (45mnt drive), Cuttack- 75km- (2hr drive)

This special tour itinerary has designed in the base of colorful festival of famous Joranda sadhu place ( famous for mahima Sadhu’s), isolated Tribal villages and their real culture of southern orissa with two heritage palaces Including the Gotipua classic dance in coastal orissa to famous group tribal dance - Dhemsa at their traditional costume with musical instrument and real ambiance of nature.

Bhubaneswar Tour Itinerary

Day 1:

(Sat) - 20Th January 2018 - Bhubaneswar

Upon arrival at Bhubaneswar meet tour representative and transfer to hotel , if time permit visit the ancient Khandagiri and Udaygiri jain cave- 2nd c BC.

Over night - Bhubaneswar

Day 2:

(Sun) -21St January.2018 - Bhubaneswar - Kondh Village - Phulbani (4.30Hr Drive + Visit)

Morning by road transfer to Phulbani.
Enroute visit the Kondh tribal community and panoramic view of Eastern Ghat and Mahanadi river.
Phulbani- the gateway of wonderful tribal land.

Overnight - Phulbani

Day 3:

(Mon) - 22Nd January 2018 - Kutia Kondh Village - Rayagada (5Hr Drive+ Visit)

After breakfast drive towards Kondhmal area meet the kutia tribes (tattoo faced) at their isolated village in the core jungle area, and then proceed towards Rayagada check in a clean and comfort hotel at there.

Overnight - Rayagada.

Day 4:

(Tue) - 23Rd January 2018 - Desia Tribe Village On High Hill Top ( All Weather Motor Able Road Near

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.
Back to Rayagada and relax at your hotel.
If time permit visit the tribal goddess temple - “Maa Majhighoriani”

Overnight - Rayagada.

Day 5:

(Wed) - 24Th January 2018 - Chatikona / Dongria Kondh Weekly Market - Mali Village - Jeypore (5Hr Dr

Meet the colorful Dongria tribe their weekly market ( famously known as Chatikona) after couple of hr. excursion over there drive towards Jeypore , enroute meet the Kuvi kondh tribe at their isolated village, explore the life style of Paraja tribe at their famous Weekly market at Podagarh,

Jeypore - one of the ancient cultural town of orissa , where still has the ruin heritage palace .
Overnight - Jeypore

Day 6:

(Thu) - 25Th Jan. 2018 - Onkadelly/ Bonda Tribe Weekly Market - Gadhava Village/ Tribal Dance - Jeyp

Meet the most colorful Bonda tribe at their weekly market (famously know as Onkadelly) , explore and excursion their life style.
Visit the gorgeous Machhakund waterfall and the panoramic view of nature, meet the colorful Gadhava tribe at their village and enjoy the most Dhemsha group dance (we are the only tour operator who organize this group dance , with proper costume and music, because we have very good local relation and we believe of sustainable trip)
But before this cultural Program please consult with our guide.
After noon heritage walk of the Royal grand road at Jeypore.

Overnight - Jeypore

Day 7:

(Fri) - 26Th Jan . 2018 - Dhuruva Tribe Village / Gupteswar - Saveri River Ghat - Jeypore (4.30Hr Dr

Meet the colorful Dhuruva tribe at their isolated village in Gupteswar region during hiking their village ( it is flat land to hiking their village- 1hr) ( we have very good local relation, if you interest we organize the tribal group dance with proper costume and music at the village ambiance and during that time our guide and drive will prepare organic hygienic food for you , if you interest) and then visit the hidden shiva shrine on the top of hills (optional , because it is 200 steps to climb) then visit the river ghat of Saveri. Then return back to Jeypore.

Overnight - Jeypore

Day 8:

(Sat0) - 27Th Jan - Gond Tribal Village / Bhumiya Tribe Village - Hiking - Bhavanipatna Palace (5Hr

Morning drive towards Kalahandi (one of the famous princely state of weastern orissa), enroute hiking the Gond tribal village and pre- historic rock art site and meet the Bhumiya tribes at their village.
Check in a nice heritage palace, meet the greet by the royal family with royal hospitality.
Enjoy the royal dinner at their dinning hall.
Over night the same palace (heritage property).

Overnight - Bhavanipatna

Day 9:

(Sun)-28th Jan- Ranipur Jharial (64 yogini temple)- Balangir textile weaving village- Sonepur(4.30hr

Morning proceed towards Sonepur (the second temple city of orissa) enroute visit the ancient 64 yogini temple (10th c AD) at Ranipur Jharial, meet the unique textile weaver at their weaving village near Balangir (famous for Bomkai pattern) , check in an only basic hotel at Sonepur. ( but it has proper big room, large bed, fan, aircon, with attached toilet and bathroom)

Overnight- sonepur

Day 10:

(Mon)-29th Jan.- Boating on Mahanadi/ Sonepur- Bauda- Dhenkanal ( 4.30hr drive+ visit)

Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Mahanadi river ghat while on catamaran boating (with boatman) , enroute visit the unique ancient star shaped temple at Bauda (9th c AD).
Check in a nice heritage palace at Dhenkanal. Enjoy the royal dinner with royal hospitality at the royal dinning hall.

Overnight- Dhenkanal

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