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Welcome to Orissa

Orissa, one of the most beautiful states located in the eastern part of India, has been famous for religious and spiritual significance , explored by thousands of devotees across the world. This state is a home to several beautiful cities and towns (like Bhubneshwar- "Temple City of India", Konark, Puri, etc.) that highlight the rich heritage and nature's bounty along with wildlife sanctuaries, long-stretched coastlines, rich flora and fauna.
This 09 Nights and 10 Days itinerary will take you to relish the wonders of Orissa. Major destinations included in the itinerary are Kolkata, Puri, Bhuwneshwar, Taptapani, Rayagada, Jaypore ,Vishakhapatnam.
There is a lot to explain about this state. So, don't waste your time, pack your bags now to enjoy this tour program to Orissa.

ITINERARY

  1. Day 01 CALCUTTA (KOLKATA)

    Dinner. Reception at the airport, transfer to the hotel and visit of this contradictory and crazy city, very elegant and miserable, exotic and snobby, chaotic and charming, passionate and pure.

  2. Day 02 CALCUTTA - BHUBNESHWAR - PURI

    Half board. Time to dispose until transfer to the airport and flight to Bhubneshwar; from here continue by land to Puri, one of the four sacred cities of India, home of the god Jagannath.

  3. Day 03 PURI - KONARK - PURI (31 km, about 1 hour)

    Half board. Excursion to nearby Konark, where the gigantic temple of the sun god and "pagoda near" dominates, Orissa's impressive architectural masterpiece: amazing figures of elephants and the seven horses that symbolize the planets and the twenty-four huge wheels that drive the big chariot Surya. At the end of the immersive visit back to Puri.

  4. Day 04 PURI - BHUBNASHWAR (56 km, about 1 hour and 30 minutes)

    Half board. Spend time at the ancient Bhubneshwar, the capital of Orissa and a pilgrimage center, known as the "city of the temple". Among the more than 600, visit of the great Lingaraj Mandir, whose interior is forbidden to non-Hindu, of the small Mukteswar from the rich sculptures depicted budhhist elements, jain and hindu, of the refined Rajarani, with intricate designs of flowers, animals and human figures. Continuation with the caves of Khandagiri and Udayagiri decorated with fine rock carvings and beautiful panoramic views.

  5. Day 05 BHUBNESHWAR - TAPTAPANI (230 km, about 5 hours and 30)

    Half board. Stop at the Chilika logo, the “sameraldi carpet” from the many isolated and many migratory birds, an area of great, uncontaminated beauty. Continue to Taptapani, a quiet place characterized by hot springs.

  6. Day 06 TAPTAPANI / RAYAGDA (160 km, about 4 hours)

    Half board. Moving to Rayagada: landscaping the entire area is an intricate and fascinating labyrinth of hills and valleys, peaks and forests, but the greatest attraction is the Saora tribes most concentrated in the Ganjam district. The ethnologists define the Orissa as a sort of living anthropological encyclopedia due to the particular concentration of ethnic minorities favored by the configuration of the territory: 62 ethnicities within the state, generally devoted to barter, of animist worship (religion with ritual compliments and tabu where the mother earth is loved, the sun god and an infinite number of tutelary gods and spirits), with an economy based on agriculture. Of particular interest is the weekly saora market held every Monday.

  7. Day 07 RAYAGDA

    Half board. Full day dedicated to the discovery of the primitive Kutia Kondh tribes, previously known for human sacrifice, characterized by a particular passion for music, rituals and dances.
    On a weekly basis, their exchange of goods takes place on Tuesday.

  8. Day 08 RAYAGDA - JEYPORE (40 km, about hour)

    Half board. Excursion to Chatikona, area of the Dhongria Kondh ethnic group, whose tribal market is held every Wednesday, and continuation to Jeypore, area of the Paraja tribe with many totems.

  9. Day 09 VISHAKHAPATANAM

    Half board. First stop to discover Mundiguda and the famous Bonda community, called "the naked people", followed by the Gadabba villages with their typical costume and silver ornaments on their ears, necks and noses. In the afternoon transfer to Vishakhapatanam, 5 hours from Jeypore, to visit the local settlements and the Simachalam temple.

  10. Day 10 VISHAKHAPATANAM - MUMBAI

    Breakfast and transfer to the airport in time for the flight to Mumbai to connect your flight for onward destination.

  11. Day 11 Pushkar – Jaipur (By road – 3 Hrs drive)

    Today we drive to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colorful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors. Rest of the time free at leisure to relax or walking in the local market.

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Cost Detail – Valid from 01st Apr’2020 to 30th Sept’2020
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Cost on twin sharing basis
Euro 1760
Private Single Room Euro 670

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Accommodation

Check-in Time: 12:00
Check-out Time: 12:00
During the tour, you will stay in various accommodations
Kolkata : The Park Hotel
Puri : Hans Coco Palm
Bhuwneshwar : ITC Fortune Sishmo Park
Taptapani : Pantha Nibas
Rayagada : Hotel Sai International
Jaypore : Hotel Hello
Vishakhapatnam : The Park
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation for 09 nights on twin/double sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast at all hotels
  • Breakfast and Dinner at hotels.
  • Surface Transportation in Deluxe Air-conditioned vehicle as per itinerary. 02 Pax – Medium Car / 03 Pax – Toyota Innova / 04-10 Pax Tempo Traveller.
  • Personal assistance by our representative on arrival & departure at airport
  • Monument fees as per the program (one visit only)
  • Boating at Chilka Lake.
  • Travel Villages expenses.
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Any Airfare or Train fare
  • India tourism Visa (https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html)
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, Meals, Tipping etc.
  • Camera Fee at any Monument
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities: We do not include tipping when quoting the tour price. If you are travelling independently, we suggest to pay tips for Guide, Escort, driver and hotel bellboys as a gratitude for their service.
Important Notes : -
  • All hotels in Puri check-in/check-out 08:00/08:30 Hrs.
  • Non Hindus are not allowed inside Bhubaneswar Lingaraja temple and Puri Jagannath temple - to be visited from outside platform. Puri Platform closed on Sundays and National Holidays.
  • The accommodation at tribal areas are very basic air conditioned rooms with attached bath.
  • At Taptapani there are two Deluxe air-conditioned cottage , 2 log house and 2 air-conditioned double rooms and 4 non a/c rooms.
  • In the program Day 08 must be a Wednesday to see the colourful Dongria Kondh weekly tribal market held once every Wednesday at Chatikona and day 09 must be a Thursday to see the famed Bonda tribe weekly tribal market held once every Thursday at Onukudelli where large number of Bonda tribes comes to visit the market.
  • The Mundiguda market was possible on a Sunday. However due to local Maoist activities Mundiguda market is restricted for safety and security reasons

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