Hidden Treasure of Eastern India
11 Nights / 12 Days
Kolkata – Bhubaneswar - Baliguda – Rayagada - Jeypore – Taptapani - Puri – Kolkata
On arrival meeting and assistance and transfer to Hotel overnight.
Today after breakfast and visit the flower market and then passing through the government buildings reach the Jain temple in South Calcutta and view the Rabindra Setu: a cantilever bridge across the holy Ganges (called Hooghly in Calcutta). Today visit the Indian museum with an ornate collection of artifacts. Also visit Kumar tuli where the artisans make idols for several festivities prevalent in the north eastern parts of India.
Day 3: Kolkata – Bhubaneswar (by train)
In time transfer to the railway station to board train for Bhubaneswar. Upon arrival check into your hotel.
After breakfast at your hotel leave for a full day excursion to Nuapatna (weaving village) and Sadeibarini (dokra casting village). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day5 : Bhubaneswar
In the morning visit the temple town of Bhubaneswar including a visit to Rajarani temple and the Lingaraj temple. Rest of the day is free to relax.
In the morning drive to Baliguda enroute visiting Khandagiri and Udaigiri caves and some tribal villages and talking to the Koundh tribes. This is your first introduction to the Oriya Tribes.
Must be a Tuesday
Drive to Raygada enroute visiting Kutia Kondh Tumudibandh Area and Kotgarh Market of Kutia Kondh tribes. Overnight at Raygada.
Must be a Tuesday
Drive to Jeypore visiting Dongariya Kondh Tribal Market at Chatikona. Overnight at Jeypore.
Must be a Wednesday
Excursion to Onukadoli to visit the most colorful Bonda, Gadaba & Didayi tribes and some Gadaba villages. Overnight at Jeypore.
Must be a Thursday
Drive to Taptapani and enroute visit the Paraja tribes market
Must be a Friday
Leave for Puri and upon arrival check into your hotel on the sea front. Relax on the beach.
Full day relax at the beach
In time transfer to the railway station and board your train to Kolkata. Upon arrival transfer to the airport for your flight back home.