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Arrival at Bhubaneswar airport and transfer to hotel. Then city tour of Bhubaneswar. The city has some stunning temples clustered around the Bindusagar Tank. Of the original 7000 only 500 remain today. Out of these, the most outstanding is the 11th century Lingaraja Temple which represents the peak of Orissa art and the late 10th century and beautifully decorated Muktesvara temple which belongs to the end of the phase of temple building. In the evening visit the great temples of Lord Shiva: The Lingraj Temple and Parusurameshwara Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning leave for full day excursion to Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri and Udaygiri. These Budhist excavation sites are of 7th century AD when Budhism was a prominent religion practiced in Orissa. You can see ruins excavated monasteries, Budhists icons and Stupas on hills near river. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Morning drive to Puri, en-route visiting Dhauli and Pipli villages, then visit Konark, famous for Sun Temple, built by King Langula Narasimha Deva in the thirteenth century A.D. in the golden era of Orissan art. This crowning piece of Orissan architecture and sculpture is sheer poetry in stone. Everyday the Sun rises from the lap of the blue ocean close by and casts its first gentle rays on the sanctum sanctorum and then circles the temple during the course of the day, illuminating the three magnificent images of the morning Sun, the mid-day sun and the setting sun. Continue drive to Puri for overnight stay at hotel.
Morning visit famous Jagannath temple in Puri ( entry inside the temple is not allowed for non Hindus ). The extraordinary form Jagannath takes in this famous temple is said to be the unfinished work of the craftsman God, Vishvakarma. This 12th century temple is known for its Annual Rath Yatra or Car Festival. Afternoon is free to relax on beach. Overnight stay.
Drive to Gopalpur en-route visiting Chilika Lake, famous for bird sanctuary. The drive to Chilka Lake takes us through scenic countryside and attractive villages. The pear-shaped lake, spread over 1,100 sq km, is Asia's largest inland salt-water lagoon. It is dotted with small islands and has an impressive array of bird life, both native and migrant. Afterwards drive to Gopalpur on Sea, an ancient sea port. Upon arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay.
Drive to Bataguda, the territory of Kondha tribal group. On arrival check in to eco cottage. later soft walk to visit maliah kondha tribal villages. Maliah kondh is a subgroup of kondha tribe who were infamous for human sacrifice. You can see the tattoo faced women having tattoo pattern like the whiskers of tigers. Also visit the sacrifice pillar while visiting their villages. Intereact with kondha people in the village, see their totemistic culture with aesthetic houses. Overnight stay.
Early morning drive to the base of belghar hills to visit kutia kondha tribal villages. Later visit kotgarh weekly market on the way to Rayagada. Kuita kondhas are one of the micro section of kondhas who live on Belghar hills. The tribals are docile and believe in shamanism. The women have small tattoos on faces and wear many ornaments specially waist belts. Overnight in hotel at Rayagada (This day has to be Tuesday )
The morning drive today takes you to chhatikona weekly market. Here you will be taken to the hill path where Dongariya kondhas from their villages trek down with forest produce to sell or barter with non tribal. This is a good photographic opportunity. Dongariya kondhas are independent, stubborn, clan exogamous and one of the original ethnic group of Orissa who have retained their culture and tradition till date. After market drive to Jeypore, en-route visit Kuvi kondha villages. Overnight stay at hotel in Jeypore
After breakfast visit the home of the approximately 6000 members of the fierce Bondas (naked people) of Tibetan-Burmese origin. They live in the remote hills and keep themselves isolated. They grow rice by shifting cultivation and keep domesticated cows and goats. They can only be seen when they come to trade at the local weekly market. The Bonda women are noticeable by their bead necklaces, striking brass and silver necklace and their shaved heads decorated with colourful beads. Also visit the colourful Godabas, who speak Gutab a Dravidic language group. The Gadabas are one of the very primitive and colourful tribe. Return to Jeypore hotel for overnight stay. (This day has to be Thursday)
Drive to Kunduli which is 65 km from Jeypore, via Sunabeda, to visit the tribal villages of Paroja and Mali. The weekly market is among the biggest and most colourful in the region. The Parojas are one of the well-known major tribes of Orissa. They are broadly divided into two sections, Bada Paroja & Sana Paroja. Men usually wear lion cloths, napkins and women wear coarse and cheap sarees. Overnight stay at hotel in Jeypore. (This day has to be Friday)
After breakfast drive to Gupteswar to visit the Dhuruba tribal village. They are one of the oldest tribes of Orissa and found in Koraput. The income of the family members goes to the headman and it is the head man's duty to fulfill the needs of the family members. Both nuclear and joint families are found among the Dhurubas. Continue drive to Vishakhapatnam and after arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay. (This day has to be Saturday)
Morning, visit Simanchalam Temple near Vishakhapatnam which is one of the most important Vaishnavite shrines of South India. It has Sri Varahalakshmi Narasimha Swamy as the presiding deity. Eastern Ganga King Narasimha built the central shrine in 1267 A.D. With more than 252 inscriptions describring the antecedents of the temple. Later transfer to airport to catch flight for onward destination.
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Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, is also popularly known as the "Temple City of India". Being the seat of Tribhubaneswar or 'Lord Lingaraj', Bhubaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. Hundreds of temples dot the landscape of the Old Town, which once boasted of more than 2000 temples. Bhubaneswar is the place where temple building activities of Orissan style flowered from its very inception to its fullest culmination extending over a period of over one thousand years.
The new Bhubaneswar with its modern buildings and extensive infrastructure perfectly complements its historic surroundings. With facilities to cater to every type of visitor, Bhubaneswar makes an ideal tourist destination.
The magnificent Sun Temple at Konark is the culmination of Orissan temple architecture, and one of the most stunning monuments of religious architecture in the world. The poet Rabindranath Tagore said of Konark that 'here the language of stone surpasses the language of man', and it is true that the experience of Konark is impossible to translate into words.
The massive structure, now in ruins, sits in solitary splendour surrounded by drifting sand. Today it is located two kilometers from the sea, but originally the ocean came almost up to its base. Until fairly recent times, in fact, the temple was close enough to the shore to be used as a navigational point by European sailors, who referred to it as the 'Black Pagoda'.
One of the four celebrated religious centers of India, Puri, the abode of Lord Jagannath needs no introduction. According to tradition Puri was once a thickly wooded hill inhabited by the Sabaras (Pre-Aryan and Pre-Dravidian tribes of the Austric linguistic family). The sunny beach at Puri is one of the finest in the world. Watching the sunrise in a symphony of colours is a wonderful experience. It is one of the most popular sea-side resorts where visitors from any part of the globe can comfortably relax.
Queen of natural beauty, Chilika, the largest brackish water lake in Asia covering an area of over 1,100 sq. km is a great attraction for the tourists for fishing, bird watching and boating. In winter Chilika aflutters with thousands of indigenous and migratory birds of many varieties from far and near - even from the distant Siberia. The fabulous beauty of Chilika which has inspired poets to sing its glory and which can be best enjoyed from Balugaon, Barkul, Rambha and Satpada must be seen to be believed. One can also have a glimpse of the lake from the moving trains and vehicles on the road near these places. The atmosphere is just serene and undisturbed amidst the blue expanse of water on one side and an evergreen range of hills on the other. Dotted with a host of islands with romantic names, a cruise in Chilika will be a life-long memory.
One of the most pristine beaches of Odisha, this quiet beach is a splendid retreat for sea-worshippers, located about 16 km from Berhampur. Once a humming seaport, Gopalpur offers its visitors a slice of serenity in environs that are conducive to introspection and conviviality. You can still see the crumbling walls and pillars of the jetty, witness to its past glory of commercial activity. Now, plans are on to revitalise the port again and make it fit for modern ships. The pleasures of the Blue Beach and the Blue Bay with her backwaters continue to lure the water babies… Gopalpur is a surfers delight and is excellent for saling too.
Bataguda is a small Village/hamlet in Mathili Tehsil in Malkangiri District of Odisha State, India. It is located 46 KM towards East from District head quarters Malkangiri. 498 KM from State capital Bhubaneswar
Bataguda is surrounded by Khairaput Tehsil towards South , Kudumulugumma Tehsil towards South , Boipariguda Tehsil towards East , Munchingi Puttu Tehsil towards East .
Malkangiri , Jeypur , Koraput , Jagdalpur are the nearby Cities to Bataguda.
Rayagada is a district of meadows, forests, water falls and terraced valleys, peopled by colourful tribals and many Primitive Tribal Groups. The scenic beauty and heritage on the land is an unexplored paradise. The systematic relationship between men and nature is a feast to the eyes of an outsider. It has its own appeal for the lap of nature.
The pattern of peopling of the district show unit in diversity of races, languages and culture. The Schedule Tribes living in the district posses dissimilar economics ranging from food gathering to settled cultivation. Their languages/dialects, societies and culture show inter-societal/ cultural variations because of the persistence of ethnic mosaic formed by communities belonging to scheduled Tribes, Scheduled castes and other castes groups.
Rayagada, the district of many charms, is a thrill to the searching eyes. It has the facilities to serve as a base for visiting the near by place of interest.
It is located about 48 Kms from Rayagada surrounded by a series of valleys and wooden hills of varying colours and the place is a center of pilgrimage for the temple of Mahadev. It offers picnickers gorgeous view of the waterfall. The Siva temple is the focus of hectic activities on Siva Ratri. The Dongaria Kondha of Chatikona represent the primitive section of the tribe
Nature has showered its bounty on the undivided Koraput district with untrammelled joy. This district abounds in meadows, forests, waterfalls, terraced valleys and darting springs. This land of abundance is home to Orissa's vast tribal population. A real paradise for the nature-lover, Koraput offers an additional benefit to the visitor of first hand meeting with its ancient civilization.
Jeypore is the commercial nerve centre of Koraput district and has all such facilities to serve as the convenient base for visiting the places of interest in and around.
Surrounded by dense green forests, gurgling mountain streams and the serene river Kolab, Gupteswar would have shone on the tourism Map of the country. This place is famous for its religious significance of the place, which houses the famous hidden cave temple of Lord Shiva.
The shrine is located at a distance of 80 kms. From Koraput and 55 kms from Jeypore amidst a thick growth of forest.
The place can be approached by forest tracks, which start, from the east of the Ramagiri hill up to a distance of 19 kms. Due to its traditional association with Ramayana figures the places has become a Centre of Pilgrimage in the neighboring tracts of Orissa and Chatisgarh where it is regarded as ‘Gupta Kedara’. The cave shrine containing the Shiva Lingam is noticed at a height of 151 metres higher than the surrounding countryside.
The Gupteswar temple draws over two lakh devotees from Andhra Pradehs, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh apart from the state, during Maha Shivaratri. Devotees also visit the area all-round the years.
Visakhapatnam, or Vizag as it was often called, is the best tourism destination in Andhra Pradesh. From Lakes to cool Beaches, from beautiful Hill Ranges to Caves and Valleys, Visakhapatnam has them all. The district has many tourism spots that represent the Culture and Heritage of the true India.
The Araku Valley is a must visit for any one visiting Andhra Pradesh. Beauty is packed at the Kailasa Giri where we can find greeny meadows, beautiful and wellspread parks to fill your mind with peace. The Borra Caves shows the magnificience of colors in the natural cave formations.
Visakhapatnam is a city of cultural & religious diversity. One should not miss to see the Cultural constructions built during the age of kings who rules this region
The Simhachalam Temple - the temple of Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami, built by King Krishnadevaraya one of its kind in India. Boudharamam, Saligudam, Sankaram and Devipuram are areas where the true heritage is being repented in idols. There are many Buddhist Shrines in Visakhapatnam which resembles the cultural developments during that age. Also nere to Visakhapatnam, is located the Temple of Arasavalli Sun God - Sri Suryanarayana Swamy in Arasavalli.
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Local festivals may fall on the date of travel and it is possible that the visits to places of interest are modified by the local government or authorities for which we cannot be held responsible. The program would be amended accordingly so that none of the visits included are missed on an alternative provided.
(Wildlife Safari/ Boat ride/ Desert & Rural Safari/ Bicycle & Rickshaw Ride/ Animal Rides)
Boats: To take part in any boat ride, you need to be of average mobility to be able to climb on and off all these boats unaided; able to disembark onto makeshift docks without handrails, or onto muddy and slippery riverbanks.
Canters: These are large, open trucks with wooden bench seats in the back and used for safaris on sharing basis in the national parks.
Elephant ride at Amber Fort (Jaipur): Elephant rides can either be taken to the fort or from the fort based on the directives received from the Rajasthan State Tourism Board and are booked on first come-first serve basis. As such for Elephant ride at Amber Fort, an early departure from the hotel is recommended. Also note Elephant ride to or from the Fort is subject to same being operational and may be stopped due to various reasons by Rajasthan State Tourism Board
Important: At all times, our Tour Managers, Local Guides, and Representatives will assist and brief guests about these activities but cannot guarantee the uninterrupted services during their stay in Indian Subcontinent. All guests must bear full responsibilities for such activities releasing Indior Tours, its associates, its directors, its agents of any claim. It would be in your interest to buy a suitable insurance to cover all risks associated with such travel.
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