Explore Tribal India
A host of varied tribal markets, extremely varied crafts and textiles, a diverse collection of tribal cultures, not to mention several of India’s most important temples – Odisha has it all. This unique voyage across one of India’s most diverse states takes you to visit the Langia Saura, tattoo faced Kondh, beaded and shaven-headed Bonda and other groups, along with their vibrant markets. Near the end, your path takes you to Puri and one of the four cardinal points for Hindus in India, as well as the famous Sun Temple of Konark. The trip ends in Bhubaneswar and its neighboring Ikat and lost wax villages.
This is a trip through one of India’s most culturally rich states, a trip for the craft lover, who wants to get off the beaten track.
Note: This trip must start on a Sunday with a drive from Vishakhapatnam for Rayagada so that all weekly tribal markets mentioned in the itinerary are covered.
Trip Dates & Pricing
Join Us On Our Next Adventure
March 6, 2020 - March 21, 2020
October 16, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Custom Dates and Prices Available • 800.670.6984 OR 775.832.5454
Land Cost: Starting At $6395 per person*
*Based on 4-6 People (excluding international air)
Experience & Explore
- Day 1
Arrive Delhi. Met and transferred to hotel. Welcome Dinner
- Day 2
- Day 3
Fly Delhi-Vishakhapatnam. Met and drive Rayagada (4-5 hours). Rest of day free
- Day 4
Visit Langia Saura weekly market and villages.
- Day 5
Excursion to tattoo faced Kondh Villages and weekly market
- Day 6
Visit Dongariya Kondh Weekly market of Muniguda and Chatikona.
- Day 7
Visit tribal groups of Bonda – Gadhaba and Didayee
- Day 8
Head to Konduli and village market. Meet with Paraja people. Continue to Kotpad and weavers.
- Day 9
Drive Gopalpur on the Sea.
- Day 10
Free day or explore neighboring villages.
- Day 11
Drive Mangalajody on Chilika Lake and visit lake area. Continue to Puri.
- Day 12
Explore Jaganath Temple of Puri. Continue to Raghurajpur Artisans’ Village for artists and possible dance. End at Konark and the Sun Temple
- Day 13
Drive Pipli to see applique work. Continue to Chaushathi Yogini Temple and end up in Bhubaneshwar.
- Day 14
Visit Bhubaneshwar. Continue to Dhenkanal to see Mahima cult Sadhus’ fire worship.
- Day 15
Visit Nupatna to see Ikat work and Sadejbarini to see Situlia people with their lost Was work.
- Day 16
Drive airport and fly Delhi. Connect with onward flight home.