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SOUL TRAVEL IN ORISSA

AN EXPERIENTIAL JOURNEY WITH VILLAGE TRIBES IN ODISHA  | 10 days, 9 nights

(Locations: Bhubaneshwar, Puri, Koraput, Vishakapatnam)

Odisha is rich in its heritage culture and tradition and retains its glory of being a humble and warm host to its travellers. Mesmerising various art forms are still practised with the same passion until today. Stone carvings, and art, Pattachitra, palm leaf writing, Odissi dance form etc will stun you if you are a culture enthusiast. Odisha is called the silver state where fine art using silver metal is one of their skill assets. Odisha also is well known for its architecture which will be evident when you visit the ancient temples. It has plenty to offer for nature enthusiast as well. Be it the largest freshwater lake, the lush green hills covering many idyllic villages, the calm beaches.

 

Day 1: Arrival at Bhubaneswar, the capital of cities. Afternoon visit

Day 2: Drive to Puri , enroute visit the sun temple of Odisha. The airport is well connected from major

the temples of Bhubaneswar.Konark, the unique Yogini temple of Heerapur. And the historical Dhauli with Buddhist peace pagoda. Overnight stay in a home stay at Puri.

Day 3: Explore the holy puri by greenrider rickshaw to see the daily life and happenings. Then

visit the textile, art, craft and painting village, palm leaf writing work by the local artist of Pipili

village. Overnight stay in Raghurajpur.

Day 4: Spend another day in the art village of Raghurajpur learning Pattachitra traditional fabric art and try your hands on with the guidance of a local artist. Overnight stay in Raghurajpur

Day 5: Go for boating at the mesmerizing Chilika lake- India’s largest freshwater lake, spend some time shopping in the local market, evening chill in Puri beaches and board overnight train to Koraput.

Day 6:- Visit the weekly tribal market and stay at a village eco  cottage close by the Bantalabiri tribal

Day 7:- Visit the weekly market for Bonda, Gadaba tribes. Afternoon visit the waterfall and stay at eco cottage.

Day 8: - Walk to various tribal villages of Paraja, Mali, Harijan communities. Have lunch with a tribal family.  Evening back to eco cottage camp and overnight stay.

Day 9: Depart to Visakhapatnam , enroute visit Lamtaput market, Arakku valley and afternoon Seemanchalam temple. Overnight stay at Visakhapatnam in a decent hotel.

Day 10: 26th Aug- Sunday departure for onward destination.

  • Stay with breakfast at Bhubaneswar, Puri & Visakhapatnam.
  • AC train tickets from Bhubaneswar to Koraput.
  • Full board at eco camp in Koratpur and Raghurajpur.
  • Green Rider rickshaw for local sightseeing transfers.
  • Private car with fuel, toll, parking and night.
  • An English speaking local guide throughout the journey.
 
 

Rs. 74,500/- (Incl. pick up/drop, 2nd AC train tickets, sightseeing transfers, meals in specific places, guide throughout the journey, meals in specific places and a comfortable accommodation.)

Odisha is well connected from major cities of India by road, air and rail transport.

 

By air: Biju Patnaik international airport- Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. There are daily flights for Bhubaneswar from cities like New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Visakhapatnam.

By road: Baramunda bus stand, located around 5 km away from the city centre connects Bhubaneswar to all other major India cities by road. Regular bus services are available for the cities like Hyderabad, Raipur, Ranchi and Kolkata.

By rail: Bhubaneswar Railway Station is the main railhead connecting the city with several Indian cities. There are regular trains available from Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and  Bangalore. 

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