Orissa Tribal Photography Tour

Destinations covered: Bhubaneswar / Konark / Puri / Gopalpur / Rayagada / Chatikana / Jeypore / Jagdalpur / Raipur / Delhi
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days

The old culture and tradition of Orissa is even today endorsed by its ancient people who opted to live in their traditional homes in remote villages. We want you to live your photography dreams by clicking some of the picture perfect shots in your cameras that too in the remote villages of Orissa to aware the world about its old hidden treasure of the country.

Konark Sun Temple

Day 1: Bhubaneswar Arrival at Bhubaneswar, Check in at hotel for wash and change. Post wash and change, proceed for city tour accompanied by professional photographer and tour guide. Overnight in Bhubaneswar.

Day 2: Bhubaneswar – Konark – Puri (Excursion Tour) After breakfast at Bhubaneswar, start the tour to Konark and then finally to Puri. The distance is 100 kms.
The entire day will see the action pack photography and excursion trip to Pipili patchwork village, Konark sun temple, fishermen village. Overnight in Puri.

Day 3: Puri Photography Tour Morning after breakfast, proceed for local city tour and artist village of Raghurapur for Oddissi Gotipua classical dance. Overnight in Puri.

Day 4: Puri – Gopalpur After breakfast drive towards Gopalpur, enroute visiting to Chilka Lagoon. Cruise in Chilka lagoon by boats to visit islands and temple. Later drive to Gopalpur and overnight.

Tribe village

Day 5: Gopalpur – Rayagada (Approx. 260 kms/6 hrs) Morning after breakfast drive to Rayagada enroute visiting Saora tribe village and a Malwa Kondh tribe village situated inside forest with river. Overnight in Rayagada.

Day 6: Rayagada – Chatikona – Jeypore (Approx. 220 kms/ 5 hrs) After breakfast drive down to Chatikona to witness the weekly tribal market of this colorful Donghria Kondh tribes which occurs once every Wednesday. It is a unique opportunity to witness such a colorful concentration of typical tribes at one place. More interesting would be to watch women in their colorful costumes and jewellery. After the visit of market return to hotel. Post lunch depart for Jeypore- in Koraput district. Enroute brief halts to visit the low land tribes and their settlements. Overnight in Jeypore.

Day 7: Onukadally – Jeypore After breakfast drive down to Onukudelli area to see the famed Didayi Bonda tribes.
Overnight in Jeypore.

Day 8: Kunduli – Kotpad Textile village – Lohandiguda Market – Jagdalpur

Jagdalpur sightseeing
The total excursion tour for today is going to be 260 kms. Morning visit of Paraja and Sona tribe - weekly tribal market on Friday and villages.

The Paraja tribes are found mostly in Koraput district. Their language is Parji. They worship various Gods and Goddesses residing in hills or forests. During wedding the Parajas resort to dance and music. Later visit Jagannath temple of Koraput. Evening visit of Lohandiguda market of gond tribes. Overnight Jagdalpur.

Day 09: Jagdalpur Morning after breakfast visit Jagdalpur Palace and later drive to Chitrakoot water fall. Afternoon visit Mardoom tribal market of Maria, Halba, Bhatra and Raja Maria tribes. Overnight in Jagdalpur.

Day 10: Jagdalpur Morning after breakfast drive to Kiwai Balenga Muria village and watch their spectacular dormitory dance. Later visit Narayanpur market of Hill Abhujmaria tribe for photography. Evening return to Jagdalpur for overnight.

Day 11: Jagdalpur An Excursion tour of visit to Dandami Maria villlage to be a part of Bison Horn Dance. Afternoon will be spent on doing local photography at Tokapal market of local gond tribes. Overnight in Jagdalpur.

Day 12: Jagdalpur

Rajim Group of Temples
Morning visit spectacular waterfall at Tirathgarh. Later visit Pakhnar tribal market amidst forest to see Dhruwa and Gond tribes. Also visit a Gond tribe village with their tribal temple (Gudi). Overnight in Jagdalpur.

Day 13: Jagdalpur – Rajim – Raipur (Approx. 335 kms/7 hrs) Morning after breakfast drive to Raipur enroute visiting Rajim group of temples of 10th Century. Arrive Raipur in evening and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14: Raipur Day free at Raipur. One can relax at hotel or do some last moment street photography at Raipur. Overnight in Raipur.

Day 15: Raipur – Delhi (By Flight) & Departure Morning breakfast, on time transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, remain in the transit area to board flight for onward destination.




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