To the east, pristine and unexplored, lies Odisha, the land of myths and legends. This tour explores the diverse aspects of a comparatively less trodden region of India, home to ancient tribes who continue to dwell in remote forests and hilly interiors, keeping alive their tribal heritage.
Our journey begins in Bhubaneshwar, the city of temples, where as many as 1000 temples flourished, at one time. Next, we visit rural Odisha to see how local tribes live. Odisha has nearly 62 tribes, constituting almost 24 percent of the population and their lifestyle, based on food gathering, hunting and fishing, is fascinating. We visit some of the most primitive ones; The Kutia Kondhs, Dongria Kondhs and Bondas an experience first-hand their rich knowledge of the forests and how they bring different kinds of forest fruits and livestock, to sell in the local weekly bazars.
We also visit the spectacular Jagannath Temple, Puri and the unparalleled Sun temple at Konark with its exquisite carving. From there on to Kolkata via Bhubaneshwar, we enjoy some local sightseeing in kolkata, a city with gems of colonial architecture and a mesmerizing history showcasing its rich culture and literary heritage. The city is a happening place where fine arts, music, dance, theatre and writing traditions continue to flourish.
Note: This itinerary is very sensitive. Dates of arrival and departure should be selected in accordance with weekly market. For this reason, we have mentioned the day in the caption of itinerary. Your arrival day in Kolkata should be Thursday