East India Golden Triangle 06 Days
Bhubaneshwar is the starting point to travel into the tribal belt of Orissa. The tour is visiting the various tribal villages like Baliguda, Rayagada, Jeypore, Taptapani where we see the primitive Kutia Kondh Tribe, the Dingaria Kondh Tribe, Bonda Tribe Sanaparoja and Mali Tribes. The tour is meeting and mixing with these tribes and learning their life-style. The stay during the tribal tour is in lodges and in basic guesthouses. One should not expect any luxury.
Destinations Covered : Bhubaneswar - Chilka - Taptapani - Chandragiri - Bhubaneswar
Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneswar
Arrive at Bhubaneswar, transfer to hotel. Half day sightseeing tour of Bhubaneswar includes 11th to 13th century A.D Lingaraj Temple, Rajarani Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Dhauli peace pagoda, 2nd century B.C, Jain monk caves at Khandagiri & Udaygiri, etc.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri - Bhubaneswar
After breakfast proceed to Konark, enroute visiting the famous Pipili appliqu village. Konark Sun temple is world famous for its architectural style, and attract number of tourists from the different corner of India and abroad. Drive from Konark to Puri on the marine drive. Puri is famous for Lord Jagannath temple and golden beach. Return to Bhubaneswar in the evening or stay over night at puri.
Day 03: Bhubaneswar - Chilka - Taptapani
Drive to Chilka Lake, the largest brackish water lake in Asia. During winter, from December to February an island called Nalabana inside the lake is full of migratory birds from Siberia. Two hours cruise by boat is required to reach Nalabana Island. Evening proceed from Chilka to Taptapani, natural hot sulphur spring.
Day 04: Taptapani - Chandragiri - Bhubaneswar
Visit the Tibetan village, carpet-weaving center. After lunch depart for Bhubaneswar.
Day 05: Bhubaneswar
From Bhubaneswar we will go to Udaygiri, Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri, the triangle of Buddhist monasteries dating back to 8th century AD. Visit the two museums, with excellent collection from the sites of Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri.
Day 06 : Departure
Transfer to airport for next destination. Tour ends.