Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Places Covered: Delhi – Bhubaneswar – Baliguda – Rayadaga – Chatikona – Jeypore – Onukudelli – Gupteswar – Taptapani – Puri – Konark
Arrive at the Delhi international airport where our representative will assist you to check into the hotel and after refreshing go for a sightseeing tour to explore the tourist attractions in Delhi. The places to visit here include Jama Masjid, Gandhi Memorial, Red Fort, Parliament House, India Gate, Qutub Minar Complex, and Humayun’s Tomb. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Board a flight to Bhubaneswar in the morning. Arrive at the Bhubaneswar airport where our representative will meet you and help you check in the hotel and later proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of Bhubaneswar including Lingaraja Temple, Mukateswara Temple, Rajarani Temple, and Vaital Temple. Overnight stay in Bhubaneswar.
Go for a full-day excursion to the Buddhist monasteries and monuments especially the rock-cut caves in the hilltop complexes of Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri, and Udayagiri. Return to Bhubaneswar for an overnight stay.
Drive to the beaches of Baliguda. Check-in at the hotel on arrival. Go for swims, relax on the warm sand, or indulge in the many beach activities. Later in the day, proceed for a tour of Baliguda, it’s fishing and tribal villages, and Desai Khodh. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay in Baliguda.
Leave for Rayagada in the morning after breakfast. Go through Belghar and Kothagargh. En route visit Kauttiya Kondh Tribal villages and Rasul Kondh villages. Attend the weekly market at Kothagargh. Check-in at the hotel on arrival and relax. Overnight stay in Rayagada.
Go on a trekking expedition to Chatikona in the morning. Visit the tribal communities, especially the Dongaria Kondh tribes. After shopping in the weekly tribal markets for souvenirs and interacting with the members of the tribe, drive to Jeypore. Overnight stay in Jeypore.
Go on a full-day excursion to Onukudelli in the morning. Interact with the Bonda and Gdabas tribal communities at the weekly tribal markets. Drive back to Jeypore in the late afternoon for an overnight stay.
Proceed for another full-day excursion to Gupteswar caves near Jeypore in the morning. Here, you also get to interact with and observe Dhuraba tribal villages. Drive back to Jeypore in the late afternoon for an overnight stay.
Drive to Taptapani in the morning, 300 km away. En route, visit Jagannath Temple and the Tribal Museum at Koraput. Check-in at the hotel and relax after a 7-hour long drive. Visit the famous hot water spring in the evening. Overnight stay in Taptapani.
Go on a sightseeing tour of Chandragiri in the morning, home to a Tibetan village settlement. Later in the day, drive to Puri past the Chilika Lake. Here, you can go on a brief cruise on the lake, and visit the bird sanctuary and islands. Check-in at the hotel on arrival in Puri for an overnight stay.
Proceed for a full-day excursion to Konark in the morning, a 2-hour drive from Puri. Visit the Sun Temple and the fishermen’s village nearby. Return in the afternoon to Puri for a sightseeing tour of Jagannath Temple, Gundicha Temple markets adjoining the temple complex, and the artisan’s village at Raghurjpur. The artisan’s village is a popular tourist destination for the plethora of handicrafts the region is famous for e.g. patta painting etc. Overnight stay in Puri.
The day is to spend on Puri Beach the way you want to. Overnight stay in Puri.
Drive to Bhubaneswar airport in the morning to board the next flight to Delhi. Check-in at the hotel on arrival in Delhi and relax for the day or go on a shopping excursion to the famous Delhi markets, especially Connaught Place. Evening free at your hotel.
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to Delhi international airport to catch a flight back to the onward destination.
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