Transfer to Hotel
Lingaraj Temple; Bindusagar Lake, Mukteshwar temple; Rajarani Temple; Brahmeshwara Temple; Parashurameswar Temple, pyramid-covered Jagamohana; Parashurameswar Temple; Siddheshwar Temple; Kedargauri Temple.
Afternoon excursion to Ratnagiri via Cuttack: Enroutevisting typical Orissan villages. Ratnagiri is the gem of this complex. The magnificently carved door jambs of the Vihar and superbly finished Buddha images form perhaps the greatest concentration of Buddhist sculpture of the post-Gupta period.
Drive Dhenkanak to visit JorandaGadhi is a temple built in a location where three villages meet: Joranda, Natima and Patna.
Visit Caves- Khandagiri and Udaygiri hills were carved and tunneled, with impressive sculptural decoration of the caves.
Drive to Puri
Visit Konark: This is one of the most vivid architectural treasures of Hindu India. Built in the shape of the Chariot of the Sun, standing abandoned in isolation of the coast this largest and most stupendous of Hindu Temples gives the appearance of “Black Pagoda”
Afternoon visit Puri: The ancient site of Dantapura,”Town of the Tooth”, is believed to be in the region of Puri although no proof exists.
Drive to Gopalpuren-route
Boat Ride on Lake Chilika.
Drive to Gopalpur - visit Gopalpur Sea Beach:
Depart for Rayagadaen-route the famous hot sulphuric spring at Taptapani
After visit continue drive to Rayagadaen-route visiting also the Saora tribe and their villages. They trace their origin to the Ramayana there is a reference of Savari, a Saora women whom Ram and Laxman met while moving about in the Dandaka forests in search of Sita
Proceed to Semiliguda via Chatikona weekly market of the Dongariakondh tribes.
This day the interesting ornamental Tribes come down from their mountain will known as Niayamgiri hill range. This is a unique opportunity to witness them before they come and mix with other community in the market, we will take you (subject to local conditions ) from the market near the Niyamgiri hill, to watch & enjoy the community coming down with different kinds of fruits, animal etc. Enjoy in the market. Later drive to Semiliguda,
Thursday market of the Bondas at Onkudelli.Jeypore offers an additional benefit to the visitor of first hand meeting with its ancient civilization.
Today visit the home of the approximately 6000 members of the famed Bonda Tribes–one of the most fascinating tribes of the Country. They live in the remote hills and keep themselves isolated. They grow rice by shifting cultivation and keep domesticated cows and goats. They can only be seen when they come to trade at the local weekly Thursday market. The Bonda women are noticeable by the chunks of beaded necklaces that cover their upper body , striking brass and silver necklace and their shaved heads decorated with colorful beads. In Bonda society, the women enjoy a privileged position. They are the primary workers and providers of food for the community. Bonda girls largely marry boys who are at least five to ten years younger than them. Thus the girl looks after her husband as he grows up and in turn he cares for his elder wife. In contrast with many other populations in India, the number of women among the Bondas greatly exceeds the number of men.
Visit another ethnic tribal group of the Gadabbas. Both men and women tie their long hairs with linseed oil and decorate it with forestry flowers and different ornaments. The women wear a long strip of cloth tied around the waist and a second piece of cloth is worn across the breasts and tied over one shoulder. Gadabas are renowned for their tribal dance known as ‘Dhimsa’. It is performed by the women of the tribe who wear the famous karenga saree. This colorful dance is mesmerizing in the way it starts off with bare footed swaying movements into a synchronized circular dance that peaks with astounding fervour as the performance gives expression to their inner feelings, joys, affection, passion and their appreciation of beauty in nature.
Drive to Vishakhapatnam en-route visit another interesting Paraja tribe assembles at Kunduli every Friday. The Parajas are divided into different sub-groups viz., Sodia, Jadia and Parenga; each of them seems to be a separate ethnic group. The Parajas have a number oftotemistic septs like Bagh-tiger, Bokda-goat, Netam-Dog, Pandki-Dove, and the like, and harming or eating the totem animal is forbidden. Instead such animals should be respected. They also worship various gods and goddesses residing in hills or forests. Also visit the KoraputJagannath temple and Tribal Museum
After visit continue drive to Vishakhapatnam international airport for your flight back home.