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Day 1: Arrive at Kolkata

Stop At: Kolkata (Calcutta), Kolkata (Calcutta), Kolkata District, West Bengal
On your arrival in Kolkata you will be transferred to your hotel. Later you’ll pay a visit to Victoria Memorial. Other places of interest are Howrah Bridge, Dalhousie Square, Fort Williams, Secretariat Building and Old Court House Street. Also, the Dalhousie Square is another place that piques tourist interest and surrounded by Raj-era monuments—magnificent GPO, the regal Raj Bhawan, etc. Overnight will be in a hotel in Kolkata.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "ITC Sonar Luxury Collection" or similar.

Day 2: Kolkata to Bhubaneshwar by flight

Stop At: Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar, Lingaraj Nagar, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751002, India
Today you will be transferred to airport in time for your flight to Bhubaneshwar. On your arrival in Bhubaneshwar you will be transferred to your hotel. In your afternoon city tour of Bhubaneshwar, you will be visiting the various temples of this city. Bhubaneswar known as the Temple City of India had over a thousand temples and some of the important temples are Lingaraj Temple, Muktesvara Temple, Rajarani Temple, and Ananta Vasudeva Temple. Most of the temples built between 7th and 11th century are of Lord Shiva. The State Museum houses artifacts, weapons and local arts and crafts. A visit to the Nandankanan Zoological Park is quite interesting. The botanical garden has a good collection of exotic and regional fauna. Overnight at hotel.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Mayfair Convention Centre" or similar.

Day 3: Bhubaneshwar to Baliguda by road

Stop At: Town Hall, Balliguda, Odisha 762103, India
Today you will drive from Bhubaneswar to Balliguda takes effect in the morning hours with a stopover in a few of the villages and bazaars. Odisha has a number of tribes with Kondhas being the largest tribe--- about a million people residing in and around Rayagada, Koraput, Balangir, and Boudh. Other tribes include Bonda, Kisan, and the Toppo tribe in Kutra village. You’ll stay overnight in a hotel in Balliguda.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Bivabs" or similar.

Day 4: Baliguda to Rayagadha by road

Stop At: Hotel Sai International, Sai Priya Nagar, Rayagada, Odisha 765001, India
Today’s tour takes you from Balliguda to Rayagada. You’ll make a detour at Kutia Kondh and Dongariya Kondh villages. The people of Kondh are the largest tribe in Odisha; they love nature and make use of medicinal plants, preparing meals using sal and mahua seeds. Places of interest that you will visit are the hamlet of Kondh where you’ll find women adorning themselves with hairpins, ornaments, ear and nose rings and tattoos. You’ll stay overnight in Rayagada
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight Stay at Hotel "Sai International" or similar.

Day 5: Rayagadha to Jeypore by road

Stop At: Gupteshwar Caves, Jeypore 764005 India
In the morning, the tour goes to the tribal market of Dhongria Kondh tribes where you’ll be driven from Rayagada to Chatikona. The Dhongria tribes are known for elaborate birth, marriage and death rituals and also synonymous with polygamy. Additionally, they love tattooing, with these people using ear and neck rings made of brass and iron. You’ll stay overnight in Jeypore.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Hellow Jeypore" or similar.

Day 6: Jeypore

Stop At: Duduma Falls, Machhakund River, Jeypore India
Today is the tour to Bonda and Gadaba tribes. The women of the Bonda tribes still hold on firm to their ancient way of life and they play a critical role in the society. The Gadabas happens to be a large tribe residing in permanent villages. You’ll stay overnight in a hotel in Jeypore.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Hellow Jeypore" or similar.

Day 7: Jeypore - Kunduli - Jeypore

Stop At: Kolab Botanical Garden, Kolab reservoir, Jeypore India
The excursion will be to Kunduli and you’ll later return to Jeypore later on. While in Kundli, you’ll have the opportunity to experience different tribes like Pareja---who are hunters. They are uniquely different from other tribes. They have various gods and goddess, with a popular belief that you give something to get something in return. You’ll stay overnight in Jeypore.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Hellow Jeypore" or similar.

Day 8: Jeypore to Taptapani by road

Stop At: Taptapani, Berhamput, Gopalpur Town, Ganjam India
Drive to Jeypore to Taptapani, where you’ll visit Kondh tribes and the Laximipur village market. The Kondh are known to be good agriculturists, horticulturists, and craftsmen. The women love ornaments, using hairpins, nose rings, etc. They give great importance to deities and gods. You’ll stay overnight in a hotel at Taptapani.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Taptapani Economy class Bungalow" or similar.

Day 9: Taptapani (TataPani)

Stop At: Taptapani, Berhamput, Gopalpur Town, Ganjam India
The day begins with an excursion to Chandragiri and Mohana area to see the Saora tribes. They operate a nuclear family system and carry out marriages by force, negotiation or elopement. Their women are known for their hard work, helping with chores in the house severally. Overnight will be in Taptapani.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Taptapani Economy class Bungalow" or similar.

Day 10: Taptapani to Puri by road via Chilika Lake.

Pass By: Chilika Lake, Satapada Satapada, Puri 752001 India
You will be transferred by road to Puri. from Tatapani to Puri and visit Chika Lake en route. While here, you’ll have a boat ride. Chika Lake (second largest coastal lagoon in the world) is critical for the survival of migratory birds. The lake offers great support to many fishermen from the nearby villages, also is a home to many reptiles and amphibians. You’ll stay overnight in a hotel at Puri.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Hans Coco Palm" or similar.

Day 11: Konark Sun Temple Excursion and Tour of Puri

Stop At: Konark Sun Temple, Kasia-Tamkuhi Road, Konark India
Your tour continues with a visit to Konark Temple also known as the Black Pagoda—built in black granite. This place is home to the Konark Dance Festival. You’ll return to Puri and have a Puri tour. Puri is popular as one of the holiest places for Hindus. You’ll stay overnight in a hotel at Puri.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Hans Coco Palm" or similar.

Day 12: Puri to Kolkata by Flight

Stop At: Daya River, Saradeipur, Puri India
The visit to Dhauli Ashoka Rock Edicts is next. Dhauli is the most important place for Buddhist activities and this is where Ashoka fought the war. The significance of the Daya River is as a result of the spilled blood of the soldiers on water, making it turn red. Later on, you’ll be taken to the airport to board your flight from Bhubaneshwar to Kolkata. Arriving in Kolkata, you’ll be taken to your hotel where you’ll stay overnight.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "ITC Sonar Luxury Collection" or similar.

Day 13: Departure Transfer

Pass By: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Jessore Rd, Dum Dum, Kolkata, West Bengal 700052, India
Day free. Check-out from the hotel at 1200 hrs. Evening transfer to airport for return flight

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: No Hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Jessore Rd, Dum Dum, Kolkata, West Bengal 700052, India
Duration
13 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 12x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 13 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation sharing room.
  • Assistance on arrival & departure.
  • Taxes as applicable in India.
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Entrance fee at the Monuments.
  • Entry/Admission - Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar
  • Entry/Admission - Town Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Hotel Sai International
  • Entry/Admission - Gupteshwar Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Duduma Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Kolab Botanical Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Taptapani
  • Entry/Admission - Konark Sun Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Daya River
Exclusions
  • Any Airfare (Domestic/International).
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa fees.
  • Visa fees.
  • Camera fees.
  • Tips.
  • Lunch.
  • Dinner.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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