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Sikkim and Orissa Tribal Tour

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 20 Days
Destination India
Trip Grade Gentle

Plan a trip to Orissa and explore the unique and distinct cultural identity of the various ancient tribal communities of this tribal highland. Orissa, a lush green state, which is fringed by the Bay of Bengal from east direction has a total number of 62 tribal communities. These tribal communities are still untouched by the shadow of the urbanization. Some of the prominent tribal communities of Orissa are Santals, Mundas, Ho, Gonds, Juang, Bhuyan, Bonda, Saura, Dhruba, Koya, Mahali,Lohara, Paraja, Dongria kondhs, Desai kondh, Huttiya Kondh etc.

These communities inhabits in the remotest area of the deep forest or hilly interiors. The colorful weekly tribal markets serve as the meeting place for all these tribal communities. Here, they can either sell and purchase stuffs that are essential part of their livelihood. Tribal people has a great sense of rhythm which is evident from their colorful dance and music. So, don't miss it.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Delhi airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 02: Fly to Bagdura & drive to Darjeeling then transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 03: Full Day city tour in Darjeeling.
    Morning visit Tiger Hill to see the sunrise and also get the best view of the world's third highest mountain Kanchenjunga and other peaks. On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery Enshrining Maitreyee Buddha. After breakfast proceed for a ride in the famous toy train for half an hour. Visit Botanical Gardens, Observatory Hill, mountaineering institute to know the history and the equipment and used in the first conquest of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa. Visit Zoological Park to see the Siberian Tigers. Llamas, Himalayan Black Bear and Panda. Visit tea estates and Tibetan Refugee self-help centre for woolen carpet and leather products. Overnight stay in Hotel.
  • Day 04: Darjeeling – Pemayangtse.
    After breakfast drive to Pemayangste (5 -6 hrs approx). Today's drive is truly a naturalist's delight. The hill sides and mountain slopes of Sikkim are strewn with bright patches of myriad colors. Afternoon at leisure. Evening bird watch at Rabdenste palace ruins. Leading ornithologists Dr. Salim Ali had spotted about 120 species of Himalayan birds in this small area. Overnight in Hotel.
  • Day 05: Pemayangste.
    Early morning we trek 3 kms uphill to visit the Sanga Choelling monastery perched on a hill top. On reaching, view the sunrise and excellent view of the Kanchanjunga & the adjoining peaks. From here the Nepal valley can also be seen. Later visit the Pemayangste monastery, also known as the "Perfect sublime lotus" is one of the oldest in Sikkim. Afternoon excursion to Kachoepatri Lake a distance of 27 kms to be covered in almost 2 hrs. Considered holy by the locals. Although surrounded by thick forest, one might be surprised not to find a single leaf on the lake. Visit the monastery nearby. Return to hotel to watch the dusk (setting sun) from the Hotel.
  • Day 06: Pemayangste – Gangtok
    (1660m.) via Tashiding Monastery.
    After breakfast drive to Gangtok (5-6 hrs approx) en-route visit the Tashiding monastery, a short trek from the main road. On arrival in Gangtok check-in hotel. Late afternoon visit the handicraft centre, the institute of Tibetology, Orchid sanctuary and Do - Drul chorten. Overnight in Hotel.
  • Day 07: Gangtok (Sikkim).
    Early morning visit Hanumatok to view another sunrise over Kanchanjunga & the adjoining peaks. After breakfast leave for excursion to Rumtek Monastery - the grandest of the monasteries in Sikkim and in wealth. It is about 45 minute drives from Gangtok. Return to Gangtok. Evening discover the local market. Overnight in Hotel.
  • Day 08: Gangtok – New Jalpaiguri.
    After early breakfast transfer to New Jalpaiguri railway station in time to connect overnight train to Bhubaneshwar. Dep: 1500 hrs. Overnight on board train.
  • Day 09: Bhubaneshwar.
    Arrival at Bhubaneshwar at 1241 hrs. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day sight-seeing of Bhubaneshwar, visiting Parasurameshwara, Mukteshwar, Raja Rani & Ligaraja Temples. Overnight in Hotel.
  • Day 10: Bhubaneshwar
    After breakfast full day sight-seeing of Bhubaneshwar visiting Kandagiri, Udaigiri caves and Nadan Kannan zoological and botanical gardens. Overnight in Hotel
  • Day 11: Bhubaneshwar – Puri.
    After breakfast drive to Puri visiting Dhauli, Pipli & Konark on the way. On arrival check-in hotel for overnight stay.
  • Day 12: Puri.
    Morning sight-seeing of Puri visiting Jagannath temple, Gundicha temple, Narendra Tank and Bada danda (The local market in front of the temple) Afternoon free to relax on the beach. Overnight in Hotel.
  • Day 13: Puri – Baliguda.
    After breakfast drive to Baliguda (310 Kms/8 hrs approx) visiting a few road side Semi - Tribal Villages. Overnight in Hotel. (This day must be a Monday).
  • Day 14: Baliguda – Rayagada
    After breakfast drive to Rayagada (220 Kms/6 hrs) enroute visiting a few Kuttiya Kindha villages. Overnight in Hotel/Guest house. (This day must be a Tuesday).
  • Day 15: Rayagada – Jeypore.
    After breakfast drive to Niyamagiri hills, visit of a few Dongariya Kondha villages & weekly market (Weekly Market is only on Wednesday). Proceed to Jeypore (260 Kms/6-7 hrs). Overnight in Hotel.
  • Day 16: Jeypore.
    After breakfast drive to Onukudelli, visit of Bonda & Gadhaba market & a few Gadhaba Villages (Weekly market is only on Thursday) . Return drive to Jeypore for overnight stay (180 kms/4-5 hrs drive round trip).
  • Day 17: Jeypore – Tatapani.
    After breakfast drive to Taptapani (310 Kms/7-8 Hrs) visiting Jagannath Temple & Tribal museum at Koraput. Overnight in Hotel.
  • Day 18: Tatapani – Bhubaneshwar.
    After breakfast drive to Bhubaneshwar (235 Kms/6-7 hrs) en-route visiting Chilka lake (Asia's largest Salt water Lake). Boat ride on the lake. Later proceed Bhubaneshwar for overnight stay.
  • Day 19: Bhubaneshwar – Delhi.
    After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
  • Day 20: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.
  • All land transportation by private vehicle tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • Tour sightseeing with professional English speaking tour guide & temple entry fees. (As Per the tour & trekking itineraries)
  • Hotel accommodation at Bed & Breakfast basis as per the programs.
  • All three major meals B/L/D (provide continental food)and accommodation in tented camp (twin sharing North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • 1 Professional equipped English speaking trekking guide, 1 special trekking Cook, Kitchen boys, necessary Sherpa and Porters.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 25 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit & National Park permits Fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.
  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Delhi, Darjeeling & Gangtok (Sikkim).
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • India entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crew.

  • All land transportation by private vehicle tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • Tour sightseeing with professional English speaking tour guide & temple entry fees. (As Per the tour & trekking itineraries)
  • Hotel accommodation at Bed & Breakfast basis as per the programs.
  • All three major meals B/L/D (provide continental food)and accommodation in tented camp (twin sharing North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • 1 Professional equipped English speaking trekking guide, 1 special trekking Cook, Kitchen boys, necessary Sherpa and Porters.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 25 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit & National Park permits Fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.
  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Delhi, Darjeeling & Gangtok (Sikkim).
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • India entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crew.

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