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TRIBAL TOUR OF ORISSA

5 Nights / 6 Days

From Bhubaneshwar travel to the holy town of Puri on the coast of the Bay of Bengal and visit the Sun Temple in nearby Konark. Travel to Rambha near the shores of Lake Chilika and enjoy a boat ride to the playground of the local dolphin populations. Outside of Berhampur, deep in the forest amidst an Orissa tribal populace, visit the hot springs of Taptapani.

Itinerary Route: Bhubaneshwar - Puri - Rambha - Taptapani - Bhubaneshwar

Day 1: Arrive Bhubaneshwar

Upon arrival you will transfer to your hotel. Later enjoy the sights of Bhubaneshwar. Aptly referred to as the City of Temples due to the presence of more than 7000 of them, you'll have no shortage of things to do. Some temples date back to the 7th century. See a comprehensive list in "Things to Do in Bhubaneshwar".

Day 2: Bhubaneshwar to Konark to Puri (120 km / 3 hour drive)

On the drive to Puri enjoy stops along the way at Yogini Temple in Heerapur, Pippli Aplique work village, Dhauli Peace Pagoda and the famous Konark Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site - built in the a form of Chariot in the 13 century. Continue on to Puri, an important Pilgrimage Center of India which boasts the largest kitchen in the world serving over 100,000 devotees daily. Spend the night.

Day 3: Puri

Take a tour of the city - Jagannath Temple, Potters Village, Grand Road, Fishing Colony. In the evening, be sure to visit the beach to check out the sand sculptures. Sand art in Puri has achieved global recognition thanks to Sudarsan Pattnaik who creates his marvelous works for all to see along the shores of Puri.

Day 4: Puri to Rambha (150 km / 5 hour drive)

On the drive to Rambha enjoy a day's excursion on Chilika Lake for dolphin spotting. Chilika Lake is spread over 1100 sq.km. and is the largest brackish body of water in Asia. It's a favorite stopover for migratory birds and a birdwatcher's paradise. Take a boat ride and get a closer look at flamingos, cranes, pelicans and whatever other flying creatures the season may bring. And, as always, you're sure to spot Wild Asiatic Dolphins. The drive to Rhamba is very scenic and meanders through villages and meadows. Spend the night in Rambha.

Day 5: Rambha to Taptapani (125 km / 3 hour drive)

Spend the morning boating on Chilika Lake. Later drive to Taptapani and explore this little-visited jungle area dotted with small tribal hamlets. Chandragiri, 30 kms from Taptapani, has been developed into a Tibetan Refugee Settlement. The Jirang Monastery is worth visiting to learn more about the cultures of the Buddhists who live side by side with the Saura Tribal Groups of this area. Spend the night in Taptapani.

Day 6: Taptapani to Bhubaneshwar (260 km - 7 hour drive)

Transfer to your departure point in Bhubaneshwar.


Tour Details

Accommodation

Private bungalows in the jungle, lakeside bungalows, beachside hotels, ethnic village resorts...a great choice of places to stay. TRIBAL...

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When to visit

Best Time: October to March - temperatures are warm during the day and cool at night. Summers along the coastal areas are...

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Getting there

Bhubaneshwar is connected by Air, Rail and Bus. Most any southbound train departing from Kolkatta stops in Bhubaneshwar. Most...

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Where to eat?

Bhubaneshwar and Puri place a large emphasis on a vegetarian diet and some excellent veg dishes can be found. More rural type fare...

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Local Attractions

Famous temples, World Heritage Sites, great beaches, brackish lakes, dolphins, jungle tribals...a lot of diversity in a short amount of time.

Terms and Conditions

A Must Read before you book your tour... TRIBAL TOUR OF ORISSA Terms and Conditions Important...

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