Day 01: Delhi
Around midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Bhubaneshwar (by air)
In the morning after having breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Bhubaneshwar. Bhubaneshwar, the city of temples is the modern capital of Orissa. Bhubaneshwar literally means the Lord of the Universe. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transfer to the hotel. In the evening visit the Lingaraj Temple and Raja Rani Temple in Bhubaneshwar. The Lingaraj Temple is the largest and the most interesting temple in the city. The main deity in this temple is the Shiva but almost all Hindu gods are represented here. The Raja Rani Temple is one of the most delightful and harmoniously planned temple. The Rajarani Temple takes its name from the red and gold sandstone called rajarani that looks stunning with miniature temple spires clasping the main tower.
Day 03: Bhubaneshwar - Puri (about 55 kms.)
In the morning drive to Puri. Puri is one of the four most famous holiest cities of Hindus in India. According to legends, Puri was once a thickly wooded hill inhabited by the Sabaras (Pre-Aryan and Pre-Dravidian tribes of the Austric linguistic family). Puri is the abode of Lord Jagannath and known for its famous Jagannath Temple and Puri beach. Later visit the Jagannath Temple and Puri Beach. In the evening visit the bazaars in Puri.
Day 04: Puri - Gopalpur (about 220 kms.)
In the morning see sunrise above Bay of Bengal, with fishing activities near beach. Later, drive through the typical Orissan village to Gopalpur, enroute visit the Chilika Lagoon and one textile weaving village.
Day 05: Gopalpur - Rayagada (about 220 kms.)
After breakfast drive to Rayagada. On the way, visit the typical south Orissan villages,Taptapani hot sulphur spring and the Savara village. Savaras are the oldest tribe of India and have their own language. (Total 220kms drive + visiting time).
Day 06: Rayagada
After breakfast proceeds to the Niyamgiri mountain to see the different villages of primitive Dongaria Kondhs, see their particular style of the houses, their village goddesses, where they used to give human sacrifice, their village council of houses. In the afternoon visit the village of metal smith, called Agaria, who makes the ornament of Dongaria Kondhs and their metal implements.
Day 09: Jeypore
In the morning visit the Kunduli market near Similigurha. After having lunch proceed to Gupteswara area to see Dhuruva Gond tribes and visit hidden Siva lingam. In the evening drive back to the hotel.