Destinations Covered: Kolkata - Bhubaneswar - Lalitagiri - Khandagiri - Udayagiri - Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri - Chilka Lake - Gopalpur - Raygada - Jeypore - Onkudelli - Jeypore - Visakhapatnam - Kolkata
Duration: 11 Nights/12 Days
Day 01: Arrive Kolkata
The very first day you will be welcomed by our representative at the Kolkata airport in a typical Bengali tradition. Then you will be transferred to a lavish pre-booked hotel. Kolkata today is amongst the main metropolitan and important cities of the country which is developing at a faster pace. Historically, it served as the capital of British India until 1911 and thus, retains to be a retreat of admirable colonial architectures. Kolkata also holds a unique and rich colorful cultural heritage. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Kolkata Sightseeing
On this day, post a lip-smacking breakfast, you will be taken on a full day excursion of Kolkata city. You will first visit the royal, grandiose and gorgeous Victoria Memorial. It is the most popular building of Kolkata made up of white marble in a European architectural style. It houses several rare and unique antiques. Then you will visit the first Episcopal Church of the Orient built in Indo-Gothic architecture, Saint Paul's Cathedral, impressive Paresnath Jain Temple, divine Kali Temple and lush green Botanical Garden. Rest of the day is free for self exploration. Overnight stay will be in the hotel.
Day 03: Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar
In the morning, you will be driven to the airport to catch a flight to Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa. This city is famously called as the 'Temple City of East' and has countless wonders to offer. On arrival you will check-in to the hotel and afterwards will be taken on a sightseeing tour. You will visit splendid Bhubaneswar Lingraj Temple which is quite unique and oldest of all in Orissa. This temple impeccably exemplifies the excellent Orissan architecture. Then you will explore holy Bindu Sarovar and Kedareshwar Temple. The evening will be free for you to personally explore this amazing multihued city. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 04: Bhubaneswar - Lalitagiri - Khandagiri - Udayagiri - Bhubaneswar
Early in the morning, post enjoying delicious breakfast, you will begin driving towards some awesome architectural heirloom of Lalitagiri, Khandagiri and Udayagiri. These sites exhibit picturesque Buddhist attraction enveloped in breathtaking beauty. You will first visit Lalitagiri which displays the quaint lifestyle, people, alluring crafts and majestic pottery of older times. Your next halt will be at fascinating Khandagiri and Udayagiri caves which are appealingly carved out of the twin hill. Don't be amazed if your eyes widen seeing these enthralling artworks. By the evening, you will return back to the hotel in Bhubaneswar for a night's stay.
Day 05: Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri
On day five, you will get ready early in the morning. Post breakfast, you will begin driving towards Konark, situated 70 kms away from Bhubaneswar. Konark houses the world famous dazzling Sun Temple. Also because of this temple's exclusive, rare and exceptionally exquisite architecture, it is listed among World Heritage Sites. You will definitely get astounded visiting the Konark Sun Temple. Then you will proceed driving to the holiest and spiritual city, Puri. It is also a prime site of Hindus pilgrimage. Puri is an amalgamation of sacred temples, stunning beaches, charming dances and interesting shops. Upon reaching, you will be visiting the famous Jagannath Temple which is one of the four Dhams. Later enjoy a joyous time at Puri's soothing beaches. Overnight will be at a hotel in Puri.
Day 06: Puri - Chilka Lake - Gopalpur
In the morning, enjoy mouthwatering breakfast facing the azure sea and afterwards you will be driven to Chilka Lake which is the largest brackish water lagoon in India. Upon reaching, you will be mesmerized witnessing the ultimate beauty of the lake. Also it is the largest wintering site for numerous migratory birds which further add to its charm. Afterwards, you will continue driving to Gopalpur which is an amazingly dazzling town. On reaching here, you can indulge in fishing on the banks of Gopalpur beach. The town is popular for its striking sea sides and marvelous temple devoted to Lord Krishna. You can have a blasting moments at the beach. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Gopalpur.
Day 07: Gopalpur - Raygada
On day seven, early in the morning after breakfast, you will be taken to Raygada where you will be thrilled glancing at bizarre tribal people in their unique traditional clothing, style and ornaments which make them contrary from rest of the population. Apart from this, Raygada offers spectacular scenic beauty. On your way, you will also visit Langia Soura which is a tribal village. Make the most of this time interacting with the inhabitants to come closer to them. Upon reaching Raygada, you will visit Hathipathar which is a rock displaying the shape of an elephant. In the evening, you will be visiting the distinct and attractive Kutia Kondh Tribe market. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Raygada.
Day 08: Raygada
You will wake up this day in the serene, peaceful and soothing ambience of Raygada. Afterwards, you will be taken on full day sightseeing. First you will visit Minajhola which is a gorgeous picturesque site. Thereafter drive to Padampur. It is a beautiful tribal village, extremely popular for its breathtaking Manikeshwar Shiv Temple. This entire tour will give you a commendable chance to interact with the tribal people and gain more knowledge about their livelihood and culture. You will stay in the hotel for a night in Raygada.
Day 09: Raygada - Jeypore
In the morning, post delicious breakfast, you will be driven to Jeypore. It is an astonishing destination drowned in majestic natural beauty. Jeypore is dotted with stupendous hills, wondrous lakes, fantastic lakes and other attractions. Surely Jeypore carries a hypnotic trait. Upon reaching, you will check-in to the hotel and after some relaxation, you will be taken on an excursion trip to some ancient temples such as Kali Temple and Neelkantheswara temple. Afterwards you will visit Jeypore Fort. Then you will be driven to astounding Kolab Dam and Machkund Dam. Later you will come back to the hotel for a night's stay.
Day 10: Jeypore - Onkudelli - Jeypore
In the morning of this day, you will commence driving towards Onkudelli which is a must-visit site and remarkable place around Jeypore. Also, you would get a chance to explore immensely the appealing and interesting markets of Bonda, Gadaba and Didayee tribes. From here you can buy some typical adornments and souvenirs of tribe. After relishing the enchanting beauty of Onkudelli, you will be taken back to the hotel in Jeypore for a night's stay.
Day 11: Jeypore - Visakhapatnam
In the morning, post luscious breakfast, you will drive to Visakhapatnam, also known as the port city and 'The Jewel of the East Coast'. On reaching the city, you will be transferred to a hotel. Afterwards, you will be taken on an excursion trip of Visakhapatnam. You will first halt at Kailashagiri Park which is situated atop the hill, offering spectacular vistas. You can have a great time on a rope way ride and circular train ride here. In the evening, cherish leisure walking at the beach road and enjoy a stunning glance at Rushikonda Beach. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 12: Visakhapatnam - Kolkata
This is the last day of this charming tribal tour. In the morning, post breakfast, you will begin half day sightseeing of the city. Starting with the majestic Rose Hill Church, you will then visit Simhachalam Temple devoted to Lord Narshimha. Afterwards be prepared to get fascinated journeying to Indira Gandhi Zoological Park. Later you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to Kolkata. Upon reaching Kolkata, you can board a flight back home or for your onward destination.
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