Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Kali Temple, Kolkata
Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar
Sunset at Beach
Orissa Beach Tour, a perfect way to spend your vacations in the lapse of Mother Nature, exploring the realm of cultures, wildlife, temples and golden coastlines. This tour gives you a deep insight of some of India's most primitive tribes. This is one tour you just can’t resist falling in love with!
Upon arrival in Delhi you will be greeted by eLand Holidays representative who will assist you to your pre booked Hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you.
Enjoy overnight at the hotel
From Delhi airport you will catch flight for the imperial city –Kolkata. Upon arrival, you will check in into your pre booked hotel. Get freshen up for the sightseeing tour. Kolkata was the erstwhile capital of the British kingdom. Due to expansion during the colonial powers the city is well developed in terms of infrastructure and technology and is one of the major cosmopolitan cities of India.
Renowned for its literary, artistic and revolutionary heritage, this Bengali capital is the birthplace of many artistic thoughts and literature. Festooned with Gothic, Oriental, Roman and Indo-Islamic patterns, many of the buildings of the city have been declared as Heritage structures. The Indian museum is the oldest museum of Asia that was built in the year 1814. This museum exhibits collections of Indian art and Indian natural history.
The Victoria Memorial documents the history of this amazing city and attracts the attention of many visitors. The other famous spots of the city are one Birla Planetarium, St Paul’s cathedral and the Botanical gardens.
Overnight stay will be at the Hotel.
Enjoy breakfast in the morning. Later you will be transferred to the railway station to board the train for your onward destination –Bhubaneswar. Check in at your pre booked hotel.
Relax for the overnight at the hotel.
Bhubaneswar- the capital of Orissa is the seat of Tribhubaneswar or 'Lord Lingaraj' and is a prime pilgrimage center for Hindus. It's pompous tenure of outstanding sculptures and architectural legacy attracts a lot of tourist towards the city. With over 600 Hindu Temples, which cover the entire gamut of Kalinga Architecture, it is often referred to as the Temple city of the country. The most famous ones are Lingaraj Temple, Parasuramesvara Temple, Muktesvara Temple, Svarnajalesvra Temple, Rajarani Temple, Brhamesvara temple, Vaital Temple, Meghesvara temple, Ananta Vasudeva Temple, Vaskaresvara Temple, Sari Temple, Kapilesvara Temple etc.
The Lingaraj Temple is devoted to lord Shiva and towers beyond the cityscape. It has been described as "the truest fusion of dream and reality."
Other popular attractions of the city are the twin hills of Khandagiri & Udayagiri located 8 km away from the city. Famous for their artistic carvings, they serve as the site of an ancient Jain monastery.
The Asoka Peace Pagoda at Dhauli giri will also be covered as a part of the sightseeing tour.
Come back to the hotel for overnight stay.
After early morning breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed for visit to the conspicuous Sun Temple at Konark which is 65 km away from Bhubaneswar. Built in the 13th century, Sun Temple was designed as a colossal chariot of Surya, the Sun God, with twelve pairs of gracefully ornamented wheels dragged by seven horses. The architectural grandeur of the temple speaks sophistication and portrays majesty. Next you move on to visit the Temple of Jagannath Puri located on the eastern coast of the Bay of Bengal. This temple is highly revered by the Hindu Pilgrims and is constituted in the Char Dham Tour. It is said that visit to these religious shrines cleanses your mind, body and soul.
Overnight will be spent at the hotel.
Soon after a delicious morning breakfast you will head towards Baliguda in the district of Phubani. On the way, pass through the exquisite countryside road complimented by small gorges and Sal forest. It is the gateway to the tribal highland of the state. The weather conditions are extreme types with frosty cold winters in the month of December and January and dreadfully hot summers around the areas of Khamankhol. Get to know the lifestyle, culture and traditions of the tribal groups.
Enjoy overnight at the hotel.
After morning breakfast, get ready for a naïve exposure to the villages of the archaic Kutia Kondh Tribal villages. As per your choice you can choose to do a small or a long trek of the village. This place houses one of the three tribes, Kutia Kondh. Along with the other two tribes Kondhas and Jharania Kondh, its inhabitants enjoy a cherished relationship with the Niyamgiri Mountain.
From here you will drive towards your next destination Rayagada. On arrival, check in into your pre booked hotel. Relax for the night in the comfortable rooms of the hotel.
After a nutritious morning breakfast, you will set out for an enthralling excursion of the Rayagada district festooned by meadows, waterfalls, forests and terraced vistas. The district has a major tribal populace of 57.52%. This place is dotted by some of the exotic temples. Maa Majhighariani Temple, Maa Mangla Maa Temple, Hathipathar, Laxminarayan temple and Maa Markama Temple are the most famous ones. Come back to the hotel for the overnight stay.
After morning breakfast proceed to Chatikona to wander in the interesting and vibrant weekly Bazaar of the Dongaria Kondh tribes. These Tribes are fascinatingly ornamented, coming downhill from their Niyamgiri hill range. In the market, these tribes blend with the other tribal communities without losing that fascination from the onlookers. Enjoy free time for leisure in the market and then proceed towards Jeypore.
Jeypore is a primeval town with a forte in the history of Orissa. Nestled in the exquisite hills, this small town is bestowed with natural greenery and beauty. The town is sprinkled with old forts, palaces and temples. Soon after early morning breakfast head towards Ankadeli to witness the most ancient, fascinating & exclusive tribal weekly market of the Bonda tribes. Deomali is the highest mountain peak in Orissa that offers breathtaking view. Adventure freaks get to do activities like hang gliding, mountaineering and trekking. Other than this you can visit Gupteshwar, the cave shrine of Lord Shiva Come back to the hotel for overnight.
On the morning of eleventh day, you will take on a journey back to Rayagada en routing the Jagannath templa and the tribal Museum at Koraput. The temple is a highly revered Hindu pilgrimage destination and is a part of the popular Char Dham Pilgrimage. While the tribal museum that was established in 1976 is a multipurpose museum that exhibits a collection of Stone sculptures, metal objects, metal images, jewelry, wooden and tribal worship, terracotta, Objects, anthropological objects, a small zoo on an open air display. Come back to the hotel for Overnight.
After an undisturbed morning, start your drive to the exquisite town of Gopalpur on sea. On your way visit the Langai Saura Tribe. They originated the Saura paintings that consist of patterns of people, animals, trees and geometrical shapes drawn on fine Tussar silk. To herald good luck, they also paint these on the walls of their houses. Upon arrival check into your pre booked hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure on the beach.
Gopalpur-on-Sea, a beautiful beach near Berhampur is a popular tourist attraction. After a lovely breakfast, visit the beach 16 km away from Berhampur. This lovely beach is absolutely deserted. Enjoy your day at the beach.
Come back to the hotel for overnight stay.
In the Morning, drive down to Chilka Lake. It is the biggest brackish water lake of Asia which is famous for the migratory birds that drift to its bird’s island during winter. Enjoy the cruise inside the lake. From here you will further continue your drive to Bhubaneswar. A planned visit to an interesting primitive textile village famous for its best hand looms.
Check in into your pre booked hotel for overnight stay.
After a delicious morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport by our representative for flight to Kolkata.
Rest of the day will be free for private activities.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
As this majestic journey comes to its end in Kolkata, you will be transferred to the airport by our representative. From there catch flight for your home and bid farewell to the city.