( 18 DAYS / 17 NIGHTS)
Day 1: Arrive New Delhi
Arrive at Indira Gandhi international airport. Met and transferred to your pre booked hotel for overnight rest from jetlag.
Day 2: New Delhi
After breakfast meet your expert guide at the hotel lobby and proceed for a wonderful guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi to visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi's famous Chandni Chowk area, Raj Ghat - cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi, drive past through Rashtrapati Bhawan (President's house) India Gate and Parliament house. After lunch visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb and Lotus Temple. Evening give us a pleasure to host a dinner for you at local restaurant with the cultural happenings. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: New Delhi - Bhubaneshwar
After breakfast on time transfer to the airport to board flight to Bhubaneshwar. On arrival met and transfer to hotel. Later half day sightseeing of Bhubaneshwar Temples. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Bhubaneshwar
After breakfast full day visit of Hirapur 64 Yogini Temple on the outskirts of the city+ bell metal crafts work+ ancient Ashokan rock edicts at Dhauli. Afternoon visit of ancient Jain Caves at Khandagiri and Udayagiri. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Bhubaneshwar - Konark - Puri
After breakfast leave for Puri enroute visiting the famous Sun Temple at Konarak, Fishermens village. After visit proceed to Puri and visit the Jagannath Temple, local market & city. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Puri - Phulbani
After breakfast drive to Phulbani enroute visiting tribal village of Koandh tribe. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Phulbani - Rayagada (Must be a Tuesday)
After breakfast drive to Rayagada via Tumudibandh enroute visiting some Kutia koandh villages. These tribes are known as Tattoo tribes. and also visit the Tuesday weekly tribal market of Kutia Kondh tribes at Kotgarh and Dokra village at Dukum. Later drive to Rayagada for overnight stay.
Day 8: Rayagada - Chatikona - Jaypore (Must be a Wednesday)
After breakfast drive to Jaypore enroute visiting Dunguria Market and some villages of Paraja Tribes. On arrival check-into the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9: Jeypore - Ankadelli - Jeypore (Must be a Thursday)
After breakfast an excursion to Ankadoli - famous for colorful Bonda and Gadava tribe. Evening return back to Jaypore for overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Jeypore - Kunduli - Jaypore (Must be a friday)
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Kunduli - known as the biggest tribal market of Orissa. Later visit famous Jagannath temple at Koraput and Mali tribe village and return to Jaypre for overnight stay
Day 11: Jeypore - Baligaon - Jeypore (Must be a Saturday)
After breakfast visit Gupteshwar Cave dedicated to Lord Shiva and drive to Baligaon market of Duria, Bhumia and Batra tribes. Evening return back to the hotel at Jaypore. Overnight at the hotel .
Day 12: Jeypore - Jagdalpur
After breakfast drive to Jagdalpur enroute visiting Kotpad weaving village+ local market. On arrival check-into the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Jagdalpur
After breakfast visit Bhatra tribe & Chitrakoote Water Falls ( Known as Niagra of Chattisgarh ) and late afternoon visit of Tokpal weekly tribal market. Overnight at Jagdalpur.
Day 14: Jagdalpur
Morning visit to Kanger Valley National Park . Then drive to see the Maria tribes. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Jagdalpur - Kanker
Morning visit to Kondagaon ( Rot iron craft centre ). Then proceed to Kanker Kanker and check in to the Palace.Built in the first quarter of the last century, and rebuilt and set in a garden in 1937, Kanker Palace was earlier known as Radhanivas Bagicha. The residence of the British Agent during the Raj, it is now lived in by the Royal family. With its Colonial style architecture, the Palace is stately, elegant, and has an old world charm and ambience. Members of the Royal Family will join them to share their insights into the life of the region. Overnight at Kanker Palace.
Day 16: Kanker
Morning visit to The Muria and Baiga tribes. The Muria are about one hundred thousand and, with respect to Mary, are more conspicuous, especially when they go to the market and are adorned with turbans, feathers and flowers. While women are dedicated to shopping, men spend most of the time with fighting cocks. Their villages are quite extensive: the houses, built of dried mud and wood, are surrounded by small fences and lined up along the main streets. Baiga tribes who practice shifting cultivation in forest areas. They say they never ploughed the Earth, because it would be like scratching the breast of their Mother, and how could they possibly ask Mother to produce food from the same patch of earth time and time again – she would have become weakened. That’s why Baigas used to lived a semi-nomadic life, and practiced Bewar cultivation (slash & burn) – out of respect, not aggression. Until fairly recently the Baigas practiced 'dahiya' cultivation, that is, slash and burn. Overnight at Kanker Palace.
Day 17: Kanker - Sirpur - Raipur
Morning drive to Sirpur enroute visit to Champaner & Rajim. Then visit to Sirpur Buddhist site and proceed to Raipur. Overnight at Raipur.
Day 18: Raipur - New Delhi - Onward destination
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight to New Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel for wash & change/last minute packaging and later in evening on time transfer to airport to board onward destination flight.
Any international airfare/trainfare, VISA fee, Entrance fee, Camera/Video Camera fee, if any. Any tips/gratuities to hotel/service staff, Portage, any expenditure of personal nature viz. alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, internet/fax/telephone usage, laundry, shopping or any other item not specifically mentioned in “Inclusion” column above.