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Rathyatra Special Tour
Duration: 11 Nights/ 12 Days
Destination: Bhubaneswar-Puri-Chilika Lake-Gopalpur-Rayagada-Jeypore-Taptapani


Arrival Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway station. Traditional welcome and proceed to Hotel. Evening leisure or free for independent activities. O/N- Bhubaneswar.


After breakfast drive to Puri, en-route visit through Dhauli-the Buddhist center, Pipli-the appliqué work village, Sun temple at Konark (the UNESCO World heritage monument), Chandrabhaga beach. Arrival at Puri. Evening free for independent activities. O/N- Puri.


Early morning sunrise at Golden beach, Puri. After breakfast visit to Badadanda (Grand Road). Full day see all the rituals and world famous Rathyatra from roof top of Building. O/N-Puri.


After breakfast drive to Gopalur-on-sea (225 kms/5hrs). En-route visit through Raghurajpur-the artisan village, Barkul (One end of Chilika lake), cruise in the largest brakish water lake of Asia and explore Rajhans Island, Kalijai temple & Island etc. Arrival at Gopalpur-on-sea and check-in to the hotel. Evening free for independent activities. O/N-Gopalpur-on-sea.


After breakfast drive to Satapada (one end of Chilika lake). Cruise in the largest brakish water lake of Asia and explore Rajhans Island, rare Irrawady dolphins, sea mouth etc. Back to Bhubaneswar en-route visit through Raghurajpur-the artisan village, Pipili-the appliqué work village, Dhauli-the Buddhist site. Evening free for individual activities. O/N-Bhubaneswar.


After breakfast, drive down to Chatikona to watch the interesting clourful weekly market of Dongriya Kondh Tribes (weekly market commence on Wednesday only). This tribe is one of the most primitive tribe of the Kondh’s and they live in the high slopes of the Niyamagiri Hills. Drive to Jeypore, en-route visit through Minapai (the bamboo craft village). O/N-Jeypore.
DAY-07 : JEYPORE-ANUKADELI-JEYPORE (96kms/2hrs one way)

After breakfast, drive to Ankadelli to visit the famous Bonda tribes ( weekly market commence on Thursday only ), who comes once every week for their weekly market. It is a unique opportunity to see such a colourful concentration of typical tribals at one place. Most interesting is to watch the Bonda woman in their colourful Jewellaries and marketing commodities.Then drive back to Jeypore. O/N-Jeypore


After breakfast, drive to Kunduli to visit the weekly market of Paraja tribes ( weekly market commence on Friday only ) . It is the biggest market of the tribal area. Drive back to Taptapani, en-route visit some ethnic villages, Jirang Buddhist monastery at Chandragiri. O/N-Taptapani.

DAY-09 : TAPTAPANI-BHUBANESWAR (220 kms/ 5 hrs)

Morning enjoy the scenic beauty. After breakfast drive to Bhubaneswar, en-route visit the cotton weaving village at Padmanavpur, popular for matha handloom work, Silk weaving village at Onlasing. Arrival at Bhubaneswar. Evening free for independent activities. O/N-Bhubaneswar.


Full day sightseeing of Bhubaneswar including temples of Lingaraj (non-hindus are not allowed), Rajarani, Mukteswar, 64 Yogini temple etc. Khandagiri & Udayagiri Jain caves, Evening visit to the traditional market-Ekamra Haat. O/N-Bhubaneswar.


After breakfast drive to Puri to witness the Bahuda Yatra. Full day witness the Bahuda Yatra. O/N-Bhubaneswar.

DAY-12 : BHUBANESWAR Departure

In time transfer to Airport/Rly station for onwards journey. Tour End.

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