Tour Duration : ( 13 Nights / 14 Days )
Destinations Covered : Kolkata – Bhubaneshwar – Sambhalpur – Boudh - Bissam Cuttack – Jeypore - Malkangiri - Rayagada - Taptapani - Bhubaneshwar - Kolkata
Day 1: Arrive at Kolkata
After arriving at the Kolkatta airport, meet and transfer to hotel. Check-in at the hotel. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore Kolkata’s nearby market area. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Kolkata
Morning after breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Kolkata. The major tourist attractions of the Kolkata city include Fort William, Gurusaday Museum, Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum, JawaharShishuBhawan, Kalighat Kali Temple, Nakhoda Mosque, and the Parashnath Jain Temple. In the evening visit the Botanical Garden, an amazing place for people who have profound love for nature. The garden has abundant of flowering plants and fruit bearing trees. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar
Morning breakfast, get deported to the Kolkata airport to board a flight to Bhubaneshwar. As you reach Bhubaneshwar, check-in at one of our listed hotels. While being in this temple city of India, take a tour to major tourist attractions like the Lingaraj Temple, Cactus Garden, Rajarani Temple, Mukteswar temple and EkamraKanan. Later in the day, pay a visit to the twin hills of Khandagiri and Udaygiri for its rock-cut caves. Bhubaneshwar is famous for its Tie and Dye textile industry so in the evening pay a visit to the said industry. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Bhubaneshwar–Sambhalpur (240 KM / 5 HRS)
Morning after breakfast, leave for Sambhalpur. En routeSambhalpur stop midway to visit Nuapatna, the handloom weaver’s village. The villagers of Nuapatna have been weaving handloom cloths continuously for generations. The weavers here have been practicing the resist method of tie and dye. The ability to dye the design properly was key and involved multiple skills: precision, mathematical calculations and artistry. After the visit continue your drive to Sambhalpur. As you reach Sambhalpur, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Sambalpur is the center for the textile industry spread over western Orissa. The ikat or the sambalpurisarees are worldwide famous for their intricate designs. In the afternoon visit the Gole Bazaar that has a great collection of designer sarees. Later in the day pay a visit to the major tourist attractions of Sambhalpur like Hirakund Dam, Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary and the Huma Temple. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: Sambhalpur – Boudh (130 km / 4 hrs)
After breakfast, visit some of the handloom weavers’ villages. The double-sided Ikat designs woven in colored, silver and gold threads, common in Sambalpur textiles and handlooms. Then leave for Boudh. Boudh is famous for silk Bomkaisaree, tie & dye cotton saree and silk tie & dye saree. In the evening visit the market for shopping for some of these fabulous sarees. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Boudh – Bissam Cuttack (215 km / 5 hrs)
After breakfast proceed to Bissam Cuttack. Stop midway to visit the Phulbani and KutiaKondh villages. Dinner and overnight at Bissam Cuttack.
Day 7: Bissam Cuttack - Jeypore(500 km / 9 hrs)
Morning visit one of the DongeriaKondh villages,after visiting the village trek down the hills along with the tribals to their Wednesday weekly market at Chatikona. Enjoy breakfast at Chatikona proceed to Jeypore. Stop midway at Koraput for lunch. As you reach Jeypore, check-in at one of our listed hotels. The rest of the day to be spent resting and relaxing. In the evening take a leisurely walk to the nearby market of Jeypore. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Jeypore
In the morning after breakfast, proceed to Jeypore. This land of abundance is home to Orissa’s vast tribal population. On reaching Jeypore, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while in your hotel room embark to the witness delight dance performance of the Parajas tribe. Jeypore is the commercial nerve center of Koraput district and has all such facilities to serve as the convenient base for visiting the places of interest in and around. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 9: Jeypore – Malkangiri (105 km / 3 hrs)
Next morning after breakfast leave for Malkangiri. En-route visits the Friday weekly market at Mathili, also visited by the Bondas. After the visit to the weekly market start for Malkangiri again,on reaching Malkangiri, check-in at hotel. Enjoy lunch at the hotel. After lunch visit anIralgundi the Koya village. In the evening witnessing the Bison head dance of the tribals. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10: Malkangiri–Rayagada (252 km / 5 hrs)
After breakfast depart to Mudulipada. On reaching Mudulipada scout around the Bonda villages. En route lunch at Khairput,in the evening proceed to Rayagada for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11: Rayagada – Taptapani (140 km / 4 hrs)
Morning after breakfast departure for Taptapani,stop midway to visit the LangiaSoura village and enjoy witnessing their colorful war dance,as you reach Taptapani, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Overnight at Taptapani.
Day 12: Taptapani–Bhubaneshwar (260 km / 5 hrs)
After breakfast head for an excursion to Chilka Lake,also visit the Kalijai temple inside the lake enjoying a boat ride. Halt for lunch at Barkul. Then start your drive to Bhubaneshwar. As you reach Bhubaneshwar, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13: Bhubaneshwar - Kolkata
After breakfast in the morning, embark on a half day city tour of Bhubaneshwar. The major tourist attractions include the Brahmeswara temple, ISKON temple, Bindu Sarovar and the tribal museum. After lunch, deport to Bhubaneshwar airport to board a flight to Kolkata. As you reach Kolkata, transfer to one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the day in the hotel. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore the local market of Kolkata. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 14 : Kolkata - Departure
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Kolkata airport to board a flight for your onward journey.