Odisha Tribal Vacation Package

10 Nights & 11 Days
Odisha . Bhubaneswar, Joranda, Puri, Rayagada, Jeypore, Visakhapatnam Family, Heritage & Culture

Odisha's tribal communities are a vital part of its cultural tapestry, with their ancient customs and traditions. You can interact and explore tribal villages as part of the vacation package. The package can be tailored to fit your needs.


Day 1 - Arrival

Upon arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway Station, be welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Check in and take a little rest. After that, visit temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. This city is the Holy Land of almost 500 temples. Return to your hotel, have your dinner, and stay overnight.


Day 2 - Bhubaneswar (Diamond Triangle Tour)
Udayagiri

Udayagiri Buddhist Monastery

After breakfast, get ready to visit Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri, and Udayagiri, the Diamond Triangle of Bhubaneswar. The existence of these sites dates back to the 1st century A.D. Lalitgiri has a complex of substantial Buddhist sculptures, engraved Stupas, and monasteries. Ratnagiri is the site where excellent sculptures carved with multi-colored stones are found. Udayagiri has a large compound with an arranged veranda around a courtyard of 18 cells. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 3 - Bhubaneswar - Joranda (80.1 km/ 2.2 hours)
Today, visit the headquarters of the Mahima cult, Joranda, where you’ll see numerous monasteries and meet the monks wearing tree bark. This site is religious as it houses the samadhi of the propounder-preacher of the Mahima Cult, Mahima Gosain. Enjoy visiting holy temples like Dhuni Mandira, Gadi Mandira, and Sunya Mandira. Return to your hotel in Bhubaneswar for dinner and an overnight stay.


Day 4 - Bhubaneswar - Puri (69.1 km/ 1.4 hours)
Khandagiri & Udayagiri

Khandagiri & Udayagiri

Arise early to visit Jain Cave, nestled on the twin hills of Khandagiri and Udayagiri. The magnificent artwork is an attractive feature of the Jain Cave. After that, drive to Puri.

This city is famous for its historic antiquities, architectural grandeur, religious beliefs, moderate climate, and seascape beauty. Reach your hotel, check-in, and take a rest. If time permits, explore the nearby markets, interact with locals, enjoy street food, etc. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 5 - Puri
Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun Temple

The day is reserved for exploring Puri. After breakfast, get ready to visit the Konark Sun Temple. This temple was given the image of a colossal chariot of Lord Surya, with 12 pairs of ornamented wheels and 7 horses to draw the chariot. After that, visit Jagannath temple. If time permits, also spot the sunny beach at Puri. This beach is considered one of the finest in the world. Later, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 6 - Puri - Gopalpur on Sea (171 km/ 3.5 hours)
Chilka Lake

Chilka Lake

Start your day with a drive to Gopalpur on Sea and Chilka Lake. Gopalpur on Sea is a retreat for sea-worshippers and is worth visiting. Later, visit Chilka Lake, divided into an outer channel with a narrow neck.
Reach your hotel in Gopalpur on Sea. Check-in and take a little rest. You can spend your day exploring the nearby lanes, communicating with local people, enjoying street food, etc. Return to your hotel and halt for an overnight stay.


Day 7 - Gopalpur on Sea - Rayagada (221 km/ 5 hours)
Maa Markama Temple

Maa Markama Temple

Drive to Rayagada in the morning. On reaching Rayagada, check in at your hotel, freshen up, and rest. Afterward, prepare for an excursion to famous temples like Laxminarayan Temple, Maa Markama Temple, Maa Majhighariani Temple, etc. Nature lovers may also visit destinations like Chatikona and Minajhola.

Get a taste of the tribal culture at Desia Kondh village and try your hands at activities, participate in their customs and traditions, and enjoy the hospitality extended by the villagers. Later, return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.


Day 8 - Rayagada - Jeypore (130 km/ 3.2 hours)
In the morning, visit the Chatikona Dongria Kondh market to view the traditional artifacts and purchase them as souvenirs. Later proceed to Jeypore, a perfect destination for nature lovers to explore. This commercial hub of the Koraput district has various attractions like waterfalls, thick forests, and exotic wildlife.

Reach your hotel, check-in, and take a little rest. If time permits, you may also use the remaining hours to interact with locals, enjoy gradual walks down the streets, etc. An overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 9 - Jeypore
Markets of Bonda

Markets of Bonda

This day is dedicated to scouting the tribal markets and getting the essence of the life of the Orissa people. Post breakfast, drive to Onukudelli to probe into the exciting markets of Bonda, Gadaba, and Didayee. These markets are well known for showcasing handmade commodities. You may purchase handicrafts as souvenirs.

Afterward, in the evening, visit the Ollar Gadaba village while returning to the hotel. Enjoy the warmth of hospitality extended by the inhabitants of this tribal village. Later, proceed to the hotel, have dinner, and halt for an overnight stay.


Day 10 - Jeypore - Visakhapatnam (213 km/ 5.5 hours)
Set off early to visit Kundli Tribal Market en route to Visakhapatnam. In this massive weekly market, you will find the beautiful Sana Paroja and Mali tribes. During the remaining time, visit the nearby areas, talk to local people, enjoy street food, and then return to your hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 11 - Departure
Today is the last day of your Odisha Tribal Vacation Package. After breakfast, chcek out from the hotel, get on-time assistance and transfer to Visakhapatnam Airport/Railway Station to continue with your onward journey.

Get a step closer to the tribal life of Orissa with our 11 days Orissa Tribal Tour package. The package takes you from Bhubaneswar to Puri, Gopalpur on Sea, Rayagada, Jeypore, and Visakhapatnam. Visit the Konark Sun Temple, Jagannath Temple, tribal villages, and markets. Explore the traditions, culture, and natural beauty of these areas. Enjoy the hospitality of the local tribes and discover Buddha monasteries and excavated sites. Take a look at the itinerary for more information.

Highlights

  • Visit temples and the Diamond Triangle, Bhubaneswar
  • Excursion to various monasteries and temples, Joranda
  • Explore Konark Sun Temple and Jagannath Temple, Puri
  • Trip to Chilka Lake, Gopalpur on Sea
  • Tour to Desia Kondh villages, Rayagada
  • Visit Chatikona Dongariya Kondh market, Jeypore
  • Shop in the markets of Bonda, Gadaba and Didayee, Onukudelli
  • Expedition to Kundli Tribal Market, en route to Visakhapatnam
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