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Heritage Trails of Odisha: Tribal Villages & Local Markets

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Duration

7 Nights / 8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on the “Heritage Trails of Odisha: Tribal Villages & Local Markets” and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Odisha’s tribal communities. Starting in Bhubaneswar, explore ancient temples like Lingaraj before venturing into the heartland of Baliguda and Rayagada. Witness vibrant weekly markets where tribes like Kutia Kondh and Dongria Kondh gather, showcasing their traditional crafts and vibrant attire. Continue to Jeypore, where you’ll delve into the daily lives of local tribes through visits to remote villages and engaging with their customs. Experience the bustling Onukadelli market and interact with artisans skilled in age-old crafts. Conclude in Visakhapatnam, reflecting on your journey through Odisha’s cultural heritage and the vibrant markets that sustain its communities.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Bhubaneswar

Arrive in Bhubaneswar, known as the "City of Temples," and transfer to your hotel where you'll settle in amidst the city's bustling atmosphere. Begin your journey with a visit to Lingaraj Temple, one of the most prominent and ancient temples in Odisha, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Marvel at its towering spire, intricately carved sculptures, and the vibrant rituals performed by devotees.

Day 2: Bhubaneshwar - Baliguda (260kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Baliguda, a picturesque town nestled amidst the Eastern Ghats, renowned for its serene landscapes and vibrant tribal culture. Explore the local weekly market (haat) where various indigenous tribes like Kutia Kondh and Dongria Kondh gather. Witness the colorful display of their traditional attire, intricate jewelry, and handicrafts, while engaging with locals trading forest produce and organic goods.

Day 3: Baliguda - Rayagada (180kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Continue your journey to Rayagada, a melting pot of diverse tribal communities set against the backdrop of lush green valleys and rolling hills. Visit the bustling weekly market where the Dongria Kondh tribes exhibit their unique craftsmanship in pottery, metalwork, and basketry. Experience their warm hospitality as you learn about their agricultural practices and cultural rituals.

Day 4: Rayagada - Jeypore (220kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Jeypore, known for its proximity to several tribal villages and vibrant local markets that showcase the rich cultural tapestry of southern Odisha. Immerse yourself in the daily life of tribal communities by visiting a nearby village, where you can witness traditional dance performances, interact with locals, and gain insight into their sustainable farming techniques and indigenous lifestyles.

Day 5: Jeypore

Breakfast at the hotel. Explore deeper into the heart of tribal Odisha by visiting more villages surrounding Jeypore, each offering a unique glimpse into their cultural heritage and daily routines. Visit the Onukadelli weekly market, a pivotal trading center where tribes from across the region converge to barter goods ranging from fresh produce and spices to handcrafted textiles and tribal artifacts.

Day 6: Jeypore

Breakfast at the hotel. Delve further into the tribal ethos with visits to additional villages, engaging with artisans skilled in traditional crafts such as bamboo weaving, pottery, and traditional jewelry making. Optionally, visit Gupteswar Cave Temple, nestled amidst dense forests, where devotees and travelers alike seek spiritual solace amidst the serene natural surroundings.

Day 7: Jeypore - Vizag (230kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Visakhapatnam (Vizag), a coastal city known for its scenic beaches and vibrant cultural scene. Spend the afternoon exploring local markets or relaxing on the beach, soaking in the coastal charm before preparing for your onward journey or flight departure the following day.

Day 8: Vizag - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on your flight schedule, enjoy some leisure time for last-minute shopping or additional sightseeing. Transfer to the airport for your departure, concluding your enriching exploration of Odisha's tribal villages, their markets, and the profound cultural heritage they embody.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 7 Night's accommodation in 4-Star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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