Day 1: Bhubaneswar
Upon your arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, our representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you'll embark on a journey to explore the cultural gems of Bhubaneswar. You'll visit Parasurameshwar Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Rajarani Temple, and Lingaraj Temple (please note that only Hindus are allowed to enter the sanctum of Lingaraj Temple). The day's tour also includes a visit to the ancient rock-cut caves of Khandagiri and Udaygiri and the historic Dhauli Rock Edicts. After a day of cultural immersion, you'll return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Bhubaneshwar - Baliguda (260kms)
After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, you'll embark on a scenic drive to Baliguda. As you traverse the lush green countryside, you'll be captivated by the smaller hills draped in luscious Sal forests. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to visit charming Oriya villages, experiencing their unique way of life. Upon reaching Baliguda, you'll check in to your hotel. The day concludes with a delicious dinner at the hotel, followed by a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 3: Baliguda - Rayagada (180kms)
Today's adventure takes you to the Barkhama village, home to the Kutia Khonds tribe. These tribal people were once known for their human-sacrificing rituals, but today they are celebrated for their lively traditions and colorful cultures. After this enriching experience, you'll continue your journey to Rayagada, where you'll check in to your hotel. The day ends with a delightful dinner and a restful night's sleep.
Day 4: Rayagada - Jeypore (220kms)
Following breakfast at your hotel, you'll set out to visit Chatikona, a weekly marketplace where you can interact with the Dongria Kondh and Desia Kondh tribes. This bustling market is a hub of highly ornamented tribal culture (please note that this market operates on Wednesdays). En route to Jeypore, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Koraput Tribal Museum, providing insights into the rich tribal heritage of the region. Upon arriving in Jeypore, you'll check in to your hotel and savor a delicious dinner before retiring for the night.
Day 5: Jeypore
Today, you'll embark on a journey to discover the vibrant tribal markets of the region. First, you'll visit Onukuadelli, which hosts the weekly marketplace of the Bonda tribe (please note that this market operates on Thursdays). The Bonda women are known for their adornments of silver bands, colorful beads, and bangles. Next, you'll explore Lamtaput village, inhabited by the Gadaba Tribes, who are passionate about their colorful attire and traditional jewelry. After a day of cultural exploration, you'll return to Jeypore for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 6: Jeypore
Today's adventure begins with a visit to Kunduli marketplace, where you can interact with the Sana Parojas and Malis tribes (please note that this market operates on Fridays). You'll then head to Nandapur, the ancient capital of Jeypore, famous for its throne of 32 steps. In the evening, you'll return to Jeypore for dinner and a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 7: Jeypore - Vizag (230kms)
After breakfast at your hotel, you'll drive to the coastal city of Visakhapatnam (Vizag). En route, you'll explore the mesmerizing Araku Valley, a captivating hill station. Here, you'll have the opportunity to visit the one-million-year-old Borra Caves, Tribal Museum, Katiki Waterfalls, Galikonda Viewpoint, and Ananthagiri Coffee Plantations. Following your exploration, you'll continue your drive to Vizag, where you'll check in to your hotel. The evening is free for leisure, and you'll spend the night at your hotel.
Day 8: Vizag - Departure
On the final day of your journey, after breakfast, you'll explore Visakhapatnam's attractions, including the preserved submarine at the Kursura Submarine Museum, Visakha Museum, Kali Temple, and Ramakrishna Beach. Later, you'll be transferred to the airport to catch your flight for your onward destination, marking the end of this captivating tribal odyssey in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.