Destinations Covered: Kolkata - Bhubaneswar - Phulbani - Baliguda - Tumdibandh - Belghar - Rayagada - Chattikona - Jeypore - Machkund - Kunduli - Kashipur - Rayagada - Taptapani - Chandragiri - Mohana - Saora - Taptapani - Chilka - Puri - Raghurapur - Dhauli - Bhubaneshwar - Kolkata
Duration: 12 Nights/13 Days
Day 01: Kolkata
On Day One, you will arrive in the City of Joy, Kolkata. Upon reaching you will meet our genial representative who will transfer you to a lavish hotel. This vibrant city lies on the shores of river Hooghly and was the capital of India during the time of the British reign until the year 1911. Due to its extremely rich past, it is acknowledged as coalesce of culture, art and legacy. In the afternoon you will go on a city excursion. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar
Next day you will be transferred to the Kolkata airport to catch a flight to Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa. This city is famously called as the "Temple City of India" and thus, is a prime Hindu pilgrimage destination. Bhubaneswar promises to delight you till core. Upon arrival, you will check in the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit stunningly adorned Lingaraj Temple, architectural wonder Rajrani Temple, beautiful Lord Shiva parashurameshvara temple, charmingly carved Mukteshwara Temple, serene Dhaula Giri and striking Vaital Deul Temple.
Day 03: Bhubaneswar - Phulbani - Baliguda
In the morning, you will begin driving towards Baliguda which is an astonishing terrain comprising of tiny mountains capped with Sal trees. This bizarre town is the gateway to the tribal lands of Orissa. Baliguda will delight you with mesmerizing vistas of hills, lush green forests, placid ambience and admiring flora and fauna. En route you will also visit Phulbani which is surrounded by dense forests, scenic beauty, countless waterfalls and scattered rocky lands. On reaching, you will be transferred to a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 04: Baliguda - Tumdibandh - Belghar - Rayagada
This morning you will be driven to Rayagada which is a small town encircled in grasslands, woods, waterfalls and grassy valleys. The residents of Rayagada are mainly primitive tribal and are indulged in food gathering and cultivation. This is an alluring land to soothe your eyes with exquisite landscapes and ultimate harmony between tribal. On your way, you will also visit eye catching sites of Tumdibandh and Belghar. Upon arrival, you will check-in to the hotel for a night's stay.
Day 05: Rayagada - Chattikona - Jeypore
On this day, in the morning you will proceed for your journey towards Jeypore, which is one of the largest town's in Koraput district. Jeypore is sheathed with astounding natural beauty. The lush green atmosphere and falling water add to the beauty of the town. A large number of tribal reside here. On your way, you will also be visiting Chattikona which is a multicolored valley with colorful markets and bewitchery Dongria Kondh tribe. On reaching you will be transferred to a hotel followed by a night's stay.
Day 06: Jeypore - Machkund
This day you will begin driving towards Machkund which is extremely famous for a gorgeous reservoir created under Machkund hydro electric project. This is a must-visit site. There is nothing much planned for the day, so upon reaching the place, you can spend the day the way you desire.
Day 07: Machkund - Kunduli
In the morning, tie your laces tight as you will be visiting another exotic destination, Kunduli. Upon reaching, you would be accommodated at a hotel. Post some rest would begin the full day excursion tour of this quaint little town. You will be enthralled walking in the biggest tribal weekly market of India here. Also in Kunduli, you will mainly come across angelic Sana Paroja & Mali tribes. You can sit and nicely observe the distinct dazzling lives of warm inhabitants of these gorgeous tribal villages. Later you will drive back to the hotel for a night's stay.
Day 08: Kunduli - Kashipur - Rayagada - Taptapani
By now you surely must have forgotten the hustle-bustle life of the city and become a fan of the serene, peaceful and simple life of the tribal people. You will drive to Taptapani this day which is a little village, situated on a hill of the Eastern Ghats. It is an impeccable land for a lazy and rejuvenating vacation. En route you will also visit other attractive places Kashipur and Rayagada. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a tourist bungalow where you will retire for a night's stay.
Day 09: Taptapani - Chandragiri - Mohana - Saora - Taptapani
In the morning, you will be heading towards full day tour to Chandragiri which is a Tibetan refugee village in the core of Orissa bound with waving maize and corn fields, charming houses, dazzling gardens, multihued flags ornamented with dragons and imprinted prayers. Next you will visit Harijan villages to discover impressive tribal life even better. Later you will return back to Taptapani. On your way back, you will also be visiting the villages of Mohana and Saora. Overnight stay will be at Taptapani.
Day 10: Taptapani - Chilka - Puri
In the morning of Day Ten, you will be driven to Puri which is amongst the four eminent religious destinations of India, as it houses immensely popular and sacred Lord Jagannath temple. This holy land's flawless beauty is adorned by exceptionally ravishing sunny sea side. Puri is synonymous to antiquities, religious sanctorium, architectural richness, picturesque, and divine spirituality. En route, you will also visit Chilka Lake which is Asia's largest brackish water lagoon and is extremely admirable. Upon arrival, you will check into the hotel for a night's stay.
Day 11: Puri - Konark - Puri
In the morning, you will be driven for excursion of Konark. It houses the world-famous Sun Temple, devoted to Lord Surya, the Sun God. You will definitely be startled seeing this marvelous architectural wonder. The Konark beach too is quite impressive. In the afternoon, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of Puri. There are numerous awe-inspiring beaches and splendid temples to visit in Puri. Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Puri.
Day 12: Puri - Raghurapur - Dhauli - Bhubaneswar - Kolkata
In the morning, you will be driven towards Bhubaneswar. On your way, you will also be visiting Raghurapur which is a heritage craft village in Puri district. The village is immensely rich culturally. Next you will visit Dhauli, located on the shores of river Daya and encircled by lush greenery. On reaching Bhubaneswar, you would be boarding a flight for Kolkata. Overnight stay would be at Kolkata.
Day 13: Kolkata
In the morning, you will be driven directly to Kolkata airport. On reaching the same, you can catch a flight either for back home or onward destination.
Also Mapped to: • Kolkata Tours
This travel package will take you through the rich Indian countryside loaded with culture and heritage.