Welcome to Incredible India. You will be met by our representative at the airport who will hand over to you our India travel kit that contains your hotel & transport vouchers, air/rail tickets, a welcome letter, do’s and don’t s while traveling in India. Transfer to Hotel.
Early departure for Mundiguda in Malkangiri to visit the weekly market of the Bondo and Didayi tribes Bondos are the most primitive tribes of Odisha (Orissa) living in the Bondo hills. They speak Remo,a dialect which has an affinity with the language of the Mundas of Austro-Asiatic descent. The “Ringa”, a 2 ft wide and long fabric, woven from the “Kerang” plant, and tied to their waist is their traditional costume. Heavy brass and aluminium collar necklaces and beads are vital accessories used by the Bonda women.
The Didayis share the same territory as the Bondos, but speak another variant of the Munda language. The Didayi women wear a “kisalu” and are equally fond of ornaments made from silver, gold, aluminium and some alloys. The village council plays an important role in their lives, All village elders, the headman and the village priest constitute the village council which has an important role in their lives.
After a photo session proceed to Gupteswara area to see the Dhuruba tribes. Evening – back-to-the-hotel.
Drive to Machhakund in Koraput district area to visit the primitive Barogadaba tribe.
Gotalpara and Dural villages are typical Baragadaba villages. This tribe is culturally and socially more evolved, and have very clean and well-kept homes. The Gadabas believe in strong family ties, and accord an equal status to men and women. They celebrate the “Goter” festival with much fanfare, and organize a hunting festival during March and April. Rice beer and Mahua liquor are prepared for the occasion, and the enchanting Dhemsadance is very much part of the merrymaking.
Drive to Rayagada via Paraja and Kondhs villages. Late afternoon – drive to the Niyamgiri Hill-to-visit-theprimitivevillagesof-Dongariya-Kondh.
The Kondhs descend from the Proto Australoids, and belong to one of the sub groupDesia Kondh, Kutias and the Dongariya Kondhs. The Dongarias are concentrated in Bisamkatak in the Niyamgiri hills, and are very aggressive by nature. The men sport long hair,and-wear-a-comb-through-the-hair-as-an-accessory.
Visit Chatikana market and one of the Dongariya villages. Afternoon – Proceed to Gopalpur. Total time: 270kms drive + visiting time.
Morning – Observe the fishermen at sea (Bay of Bengal). Proceed to Puri enroute the Kalijai Temple Island in Chilka lake. Distance: 200kms, 5hrs. Overnight stay at Puri
Visit to Konark Sun temple.
Konark sun temple is a 13th-century sun temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), at Konark. It is believed that the temple was built by king narasimhadeva i of eastern ganga dynasty around ad 1250. The temple is in the shape of a gigantic chariot with elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls. A major part of the structure is now in ruins. The temple is a unesco world heritage site.
Afternoon – visit to a traditional painting village, either Raghurajpur or Khasposak. Visit Puri Jagannath temple and the market area. Distance 100 kms + visiting time. Overnight stay at Puri
Drive to Bhubaneswar enroute Pipili village and Dhauli Stupa. Afternoon – visit to ancient temples-of-Bhubaneswar. Distance: 60kms+visiting-time.
Visit Hirapur Yogini temple and bell metal workshop in the village, snake charmers village, tribal-museum-and-Udayagiri-caves.
Transfer and Departure