Odisha, the land of paddy fields and palm-fringed silver beaches, temples, rivers, waterfalls and tribal people, is filled with major attractions such as the temples of Bhubaneshwar and Puri, miles of clean beaches and the magnificent Sun Temple of Konark.

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Odisha, the land of paddy fields and palm-fringed silver beaches, temples, rivers, waterfalls and tribal people, is filled with major attractions such as the temples of Bhubaneshwar and Puri, miles of clean beaches and the magnificent Sun Temple of Konark.

Odisha, the state with a glorious history, is filled with nature and adventure. Inhabited by tribal people, the not-so-developed state of Odisha must be visited to have the experience of the myriad wonders it has in store for everybody.

Also known as the soul of India, Odisha is a place where you can relax on the beaches, visit the famous temples and explore the beauty and bounty of nature. You can also find various monuments which gloriously stand to remind you of the history of the land.

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Delhi
  • End Delhi
  • Countries
    • India
  • City
    • Delhi
    • Bhubaneswar
    • Gopalpur
  • Theme Meeting local people
  • Accommodation Standard, Superior, Deluxe
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our highest standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Arrive in Delhi
    Day 1

    Arrival at the airport in Delhi, meeting with our staff representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

    Visited places:
    • Delhi
  • 2
    Delhi - Bhubaneswar (Flight)
    Day 2 Transfer by airplane

    Transfer to the airport and flight to Bhubaneswar. Arrive, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Later visit the capital city of Odisha, once the capital of the Kalinga empire. Visit some of the medieval temples (among the 500 temples around the sacred Bindu Sagar lake).

    Pass through the Lingaraja Temple (it can only be visited externally), 54 meters high and dedicated to Tribhuvaneswar (the Lord of the three worlds) and surrounded by more than 50 temples and minorshrines.

    Also visit Mukteswar Temple, which dates back from the 10th century, with refined and elaborate decorations that denote a mixture of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu styles. Finally visit Parsurameswartemple, dedicated to Shiva, built in the seventh century. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Delhi
    • Bhubaneswar
  • 3
    Day 3

    Breakfast in the hotel and visit the city of Bhubaneswar. The Rajarani Temple is striking for the elegance of its sculptures with a series of nymphs of amazing sensuality. Viist the Hindu and Jain caves of Khandagiri and Udaigiri, located about 5 Km from Bhubaneswar, and the Tribal museum, which showcases the culture and traditions of the tribes of Orissa. Dinner and overnight.

    Visited places:
    • Bhubaneswar
  • 4
    Bhubaneswar - Konark– Puri (110 Km, 3 hrs approx.)
    Day 4

    Drive to Puri, one of the 4 important pilgrimage centres for Hindus, also known for the Rath Yatra Festival. Along the way, stop in Konark to visit the famous Sun Temple, a wonder of Hindu religious art. Arrive in Puri and take a walking tour around the famous Shri Jagannath temple ("lord of the world") built in the12th century, boasting a 65-meter high tower. Only Hindus can visit the temple from inside. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Bhubaneswar
  • 5
    Puri - Mangalajodi– Gopalpur (180 km, 4 hrs approx.)
    Day 5

    After breakfast, drive to Gopalpur. Enroute stop at the fisherman’s village at Mangalajodi, located on Chilka lake, known for birds watchers. We are in one of India's most fascinating landscape sceneries, including land, sea, lagoons, canals and lakes, where a people of peasant-fishermen lives on plots of land and water.

    Continue southwest through rural landscapes and traditional Hindu villages along the Chilika lake, an extensive lagoon coast of India separated from the Bay of Bengal from a 60 km long strip of sand. Finally we arrive in Gopalpur, where you can enjoy the sunset on the beach. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Gopalpur
  • 6
    Gopalpur - Baliguda (250 Km, 6 hrs approx.)
    Day 6

    After breakfast departure for Baliguda. The tribal area of Orissa starts here. Here you may see the Malliah Kondh tribes. In the afternoon excursion to the Malliah Kondh villages, tribes famous for the tattoo-faced women, where you can see the drawings that represent the snout of the tiger. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 

    Visited places:
    • Gopalpur
  • 7
    Baliguda - Bisamkatak– Rayagada (160 km, 4 hrs approx.)
    Day 7

    After breakfast, visit the other nearby villages of the Malliah Kondh and continue to Bisamkatak to visit the villages inhabited by the Desia Kondh tribes. These tribes used to do human sacrifices, but now they replaced the ritual with animal sacrifices on special occasions only. Continue to Rayagada. Arrival, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation offered:
  • 8
    Rayagada - Semiliguda (the weekly market of Chatti Kona) - (110 km, 3 hrs approx.)
    Day 8
    Breakfast and drive to Chatti Kona. The route is full of wonderful landscapes and natural veiws. Then reach the market of Chattikona (held on Wednesdays only). Witness the people of Dongariya Kondh tribe. In the afternoon continue to Semiliguda, the center of the commercial district of Koraput. Arrival in Semiliguda. Dinner and overnight.
    Please note: Chattikona Market is held only on Wednesday.
  • 9
    Semiliguda - excursion to Onukudelly weekly market - Semiliguda (70 km, 2 hrs approx.)
    Day 9
    Day dedicated to an excursion and visit of the weekly tribal market of Onukudelli. You will see and admire the Bonda and Gadhaba women with their traditional costumes. They belong to the Tibetan-Burmese people, the Bondas (also known as "Pygmies of Orissa") and are a tribe among the most primitive and war-like. This tribe has kept its own intact customs and traditions. Gadaba are among the oldest tribes of Orissa. Dinner and overnight in Semiliguda.
    Please note: Onukudelli Market is held only on Thursday.
  • 10
    Semiliguda - Kundali Market– Vishakhapatnam (220 Km, 5 hrs approx.)
    Day 10
    Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Vishakapatnam. Enroute stop at the Kundali tribal market, meeting point of all ethnic groups and main tribal market of Orissa. Arrival in Vishakapatnam and transfer to the airport. Flight to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the International Airport.
    Please note: Kundali Market is held only on Friday.
    Visited places:
    • Delhi
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Flights from Delhi to Bhubaneshwar and from Visakhapatnam to Delhi in economy class, 15 kg luggage allowance.
    • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in the selected category hotels as per itinerary.
    • Half board meal plan (Breakfast & Dinners).
    • Transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by vehicle with AC on private basis.
    • Local English speaking guides as per sightseeing.
    • For a groups of 6 and more travelers, an accompanying tour escort for the whole tour will be provided.
    • Entrance fee to monuments and activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Local permits to enter tribal areas.
    • Two bottles of water per person per day.
    • Local taxes, parking, tolls and driver expenses.
    • Travel Kit (travel documents, mask, hand sanitizer).
    Price does not include
    • International flights and visas.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tips and personal expenses.
    • Additional visits or extra use of vehicles.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.