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Odisha Tribal Discovery: From Vizag to Raipur

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7 Nights / 8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a captivating journey through the tribal heartlands of Eastern India, starting from the coastal city of Visakhapatnam (Vizag) and winding through the lush landscapes of Araku Valley. Explore the rich cultural tapestry of Jeypore, where vibrant weekly markets and traditional villages offer insights into the indigenous way of life. Journey into Bastar region’s Jagdalpur, home to the majestic Chitrakote Waterfalls and vibrant Dhurwa and Maria tribal communities. Discover Kanker’s architectural splendor and cultural traditions before concluding in Raipur, where modernity meets ancient heritage at sites like Mahant Ghasidas Museum. This tour promises an immersive experience into Odisha’s tribal diversity, leaving you with lasting memories of its people, landscapes, and cultural richness.


  • 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 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Arrive Vizag

Arrive in Visakhapatnam (Vizag), a bustling port city on the Bay of Bengal known for its picturesque beaches, ancient Buddhist sites like the Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex, and the submarine museum INS Kursura. Check into your hotel and unwind, taking in the coastal breeze and preparing for your journey into the tribal heartlands of Odisha.

Day 2: Vizag - Araku Valley (120kms)

Drive to Araku Valley, nestled amidst the Eastern Ghats, known for its lush coffee plantations, dense forests, and serene waterfalls. Visit the Tribal Museum in Araku, which showcases a fascinating collection of tribal artifacts, jewelry, and handicrafts, providing insights into the rich cultural heritage of the local tribes. Experience a scenic ride on the Araku Valley Train, a heritage train journey that winds through tunnels, over bridges, and alongside stunning valleys, offering panoramic views of the picturesque landscape.

Day 3: Araku Valley - Jeypore (145kms)

Travel to Jeypore, a vibrant town that serves as a gateway to the tribal regions of southern Odisha. Explore the bustling weekly market of Jeypore, where various tribal communities gather to sell their produce, handicrafts, and traditional items, creating a colorful and lively atmosphere. Visit nearby tribal villages to immerse yourself in the authentic lifestyle of the indigenous people, witnessing their unique customs, traditional houses, and vibrant attire.

Day 4: Jeypore

Spend the day delving deeper into the tribal culture of the region, visiting remote villages where tribes like the Bondas, Gadabas, and Didayis reside. Participate in cultural exchanges with the locals, learning about their age-old traditions, folk dances, and indigenous art forms. If the timing aligns, visit the Onukadelli market, a significant tribal market where communities gather to trade and socialize, offering a fascinating glimpse into their daily lives.

Day 5: Jeypore - Jagdalpur (130kms)

Journey to Jagdalpur, located in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, known for its dense forests, tribal villages, and vibrant cultural heritage. Explore the majestic Chitrakote Waterfalls, India's widest natural waterfall, cascading down amidst lush greenery and rocky terrain, creating a breathtaking spectacle. Interact with the local Dhurwa and Maria tribal communities, known for their distinct traditions, craftsmanship in bell metal, terracotta pottery, and vibrant tribal art forms.

Day 6: Jagdalpur - Kanker (200kms)

Drive to Kanker, an area famed for its scenic beauty and rich tribal culture, home to the Gond and Maria tribes. Visit nearby villages to witness traditional dance performances like Karma Dance and Madai Festival, showcasing the rhythmic beats, colorful costumes, and deep-rooted cultural beliefs of the local tribes. Explore the unique architectural style of Kanker Palace, a fine example of Rajput and Mughal architecture, reflecting the region's historical significance.

Day 7: Kanker - Raipur (130kms)

Proceed to Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh, blending ancient heritage with modern amenities and cultural vibrancy. Visit the Mahant Ghasidas Museum, housing a diverse collection of archaeological artifacts, sculptures, and tribal crafts, providing a comprehensive overview of the state's cultural evolution. Wander through the bustling markets of Raipur, such as Pandri Market and Gol Bazaar, renowned for their handloom textiles, tribal jewelry, and delectable street food offerings.

Day 8: Raipur - Departure

Depending on your flight schedule, spend your final morning exploring Raipur's landmarks like Vivekananda Sarovar and Nandan Van Zoo or indulging in last-minute shopping for souvenirs. Transfer to the airport for your onward journey, concluding your enriching exploration of the tribal villages and cultural diversity of Odisha and Chhattisgarh.


  • 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.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Hotels used or similar for 7 nights accommodation

3 Star Hotels
Visakhapatnam x 1 night: Best Western Ramachandra Hotel/ Keys Select Visakhapatnam - By Lemon Tree Hotels
Araku Valley x 1 night: Haritha Valley Resort Araku/ Haritha Hill Resort
Jeypore x 2 nights: Hotel Hello Jeypore/ Hotel Apsara
Jagdalpur x 1 night: Bastar Jungle Resort/ Evergreen Resort
Kanker x 1 night: Kanker Palace Cottages
Raipur x 1 night: Singhania Sarovar Portico/ Hotel Babylon Inn

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