12N/13D Odisha Rural Tour

Odisha Tribals

Odisha (formerly Orissa), an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal, is known for its tribal cultures and its many ancient Hindu temples. Kond is one of the largest tribe in Odisha who worship hills, nature, and streams. Sauras. Sauras is one of the ancient tribes in India that also find their mention in the Hindu epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. Bonda. Santhals. Gonds. Bhumias. 

Odisha Tribals

Odisha has a rich cultural and artistic heritage. Due to the reign of many different rulers in the past, arts and crafts in Odisha underwent many changes giving an artistic diversity today in the forms of traditional handicrafts, painting and carving, dance and music.

Major handicrafts in Odisha include applique work, brass and bell metal, silver filigree and stone carving. Other forms include Lacquer, Papier Mache, and tribal combs, handlooms and wood and traditional stone carving.

Odisha Art

Tour Overview

Embark on an enthralling cultural expedition through the heart of Odisha, India’s land of artistry and tradition. Beginning in Bhubaneshwar, our journey unwraps the essence of this region through captivating city tours, delving into the intricate world of temples, caves, and local crafts.

Enriching encounters await in Nuapatna, where weavers breathe life into fabrics, and Sadeibareni, a haven of mesmerizing Dokra metalwork. Padmakesharpur enchants with snake charmers’ mystique. The trail continues to Puri, where artisans’ magic adorns the landscape in Bell Metal, Appliqué work, and Raghurajpur’s artistic village. We delve into the heart of local life, witnessing the dawn of Potters’ Village and meandering through the charming labyrinth of stone carvers and fishermen en route to Konark.

In Baliguda, Kutia Kondh’s vibrant culture unfolds, while Rayagada unveils the captivating Dongria Kondh tribe. Jeypore unveils the fascinating Bonda and Gadaba villages before the captivating Paraja village enchants us. Dhruba villages and their bustling market offer a captivating glimpse into local life before concluding our odyssey in Vishakhapatnam, a trove of memories, before bidding adieu with cherished experiences and heartfelt connections.

Destinations Covered

Bhubaneshwar: The starting point of your journey, Bhubaneshwar is known as the “Temple City of India.” Explore its ancient temples and caves, which hold centuries of spiritual and architectural significance, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Nuapatna: A weaver’s paradise, Nuapatna showcases the intricate art of weaving, where vibrant fabrics come to life under the skilled hands of local artisans, each thread weaving a story of tradition and craftsmanship.

Sadeibareni: Delve into the world of Dokra metalwork in Sadeibareni, where skilled artisans create intricate and unique metal sculptures using the ancient lost-wax casting technique, a tradition passed down through generations.

Padmakesharpur: Immerse yourself in the enigmatic world of snake charmers in Padmakesharpur, where you’ll witness captivating performances and gain insight into the mystical traditions surrounding these creatures.

Puri: A coastal gem, Puri boasts the iconic Jagannath Temple and offers a chance to witness the artisans’ prowess in Bell Metal work, Appliqué craftsmanship, and the enchanting Raghurajpur Artisan’s village.

Baliguda: As you journey to Baliguda, you’ll encounter the vibrant culture of the Kutia Kondh tribe, known for their distinctive traditions and way of life that blend harmoniously with nature.

Rayagada: The captivating Dongria Kondh tribe calls Rayagada home, providing a rare opportunity to engage with their unique customs and traditions, offering insights into their deep-rooted connection with the land.

Jeypore: A gateway to indigenous cultures, Jeypore introduces you to the fascinating Bonda and Gadaba tribes, each with their own distinct practices and vibrant attire that reflect their cultural identity.

Paraja Village: Paraja Village offers an intimate encounter with the Paraja tribe, allowing you to witness their daily life and immerse yourself in the rhythm of their traditional village and bustling local market.

Dhruba Villages: In the Dhruba villages, you’ll witness the vibrant community life and bustling marketplaces, providing a glimpse into the everyday experiences and traditions of the local people.

Vishakhapatnam: The final stop of your journey, Vishakhapatnam is a coastal city known for its beautiful beaches and cultural diversity, serving as a fitting conclusion to your exploration of Odisha’s rich heritage.

Each destination on this remarkable tour presents a unique opportunity to engage with local cultures, traditions, and art forms, creating a tapestry of experiences that will linger in your memory.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneshwar. Transfer to hotel.

Day 02: City tour of Bhubaneshwar, covering Temples & Caves. Overnight at Bhubaneshwar.

Bhubaneswar Temple

Day 03: After breakfast we will start our excursion to Nuapatna (Weaving Village), Sadeibareni ( Dokra Metal work village) & Padmakesharpur(Snake Charmers Village).

Nuapatna weavers
Nuapatna weavers
dokra metal art
dokra metal art
Padmakesarpur snake charmers
Padmakesarpur snake charmers

Overnight at Bhubaneshwar.

Day 04: Drive to Puri enroute visiting 64yogini village with Bell Metal work village, Pipli Applique work village & Raghurajpur Artisan’s village.

64 Yogini Village Odisha
64 Yogini Village Odisha
Bell Metal Work Odisha
Bell Metal Work Odisha
Pipli Applique work odisha
Pipli Applique work odisha
Raghurajpur Artisan’s village odisha
Raghurajpur Artisan’s village odisha

Overnight at Puri.

Day 05: Early morning visit of Potters’ village.

Potters village odisha
Potters village odisha

Excursion to Konark enroute visiting Stone Carvers village & Fishermen’ village.

Fishermen village odisha
Fishermen village odisha

Overnight at Puri.

Day 06: City tour of Puri & drive to Bhubaneshwar.

Puri Jagannath Temple

Overnight at Bhubaneshwar.

Day 07: Drive to Baliguda. Overnight at Baliguda.


Day 08: Visit of Kutia Kondh village & drive to Rayagada.

Kutia Kondh villageOvernight at Rayagada.

Day 09: Visit of Dongria Kondh village & drive to Jeypore.

Dongria Kondh village
Dongria Kondh village

Overnight at Jeypore.

Day 10: Visit of Bonda & Gadaba villages.

Bonda & Gadaba villages
Bonda & Gadaba villages

Overnight at Jeypore.

Day 11: Visit of Paraja village & market.

Paraja village
Paraja village

Overnight at Jeypore.

Day 12: Visit of Dhruba villages & their market. Dhuruba village odishaDrive to Vishakhapatnam.

Day 13: Departure transfer to the airport for the onward connection.

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

Q: What is the duration of the tour?
A: The tour spans across 13 days, allowing ample time to explore and immerse yourself in the diverse cultures and traditions of the destinations covered.

Q: Is the tour suitable for all age groups?
A: Yes, the tour is designed to offer enriching experiences for travelers of all ages, catering to cultural enthusiasts and those seeking authentic encounters.

Q: What types of art and crafts are highlighted in the tour?
A: The tour showcases a rich array of traditional crafts, including weaving in Nuapatna, Dokra metalwork in Sadeibareni, Bell Metal work and Appliqué craftsmanship in Puri, and much more.

Q: How do I reach the starting point of the tour in Bhubaneshwar?
A: You can reach Bhubaneshwar by air, rail, or road, depending on your convenience and location. Our tour organizers can assist you with transportation options.

Q: Are the visits to tribal villages respectful and ethical?
A: Yes, the tour is conducted in a respectful and ethical manner, allowing you to engage with local tribes while prioritizing their dignity, traditions, and privacy.

Q: Are meals included in the tour package?
A: The tour typically includes meals as mentioned in the itinerary, ensuring you have a delightful culinary experience throughout the journey.

Q: Will there be English-speaking guides?
A: Yes, you will have knowledgeable English-speaking guides at each destination who will provide insights into the local culture, history, and traditions.

Q: What is the level of physical activity involved in the tour?
A: The tour involves a moderate level of physical activity, including walking and exploring various sites. However, the pace can be adjusted to accommodate different fitness levels.

Q: Can I purchase local crafts and souvenirs during the tour?
A: Absolutely, the tour offers opportunities to purchase unique local crafts and souvenirs at various villages and markets, providing a chance to support local artisans.

Q: Is the tour customizable or extendable?
A: While the tour follows a specific itinerary, you can discuss with the tour organizers about potential customization or extension options based on your preferences and interests.

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7 Days Odisha Tour

Konark temple

Tour Overview

Embark on an enriching journey through the culturally vibrant state of Odisha with this tour. Starting in Bhubaneswar, the capital city, you’ll be guided through a remarkable blend of history and natural beauty. Witness the awe-inspiring Konark Sun Temple, a 13th-century marvel and one of India’s seven wonders, before unwinding on the golden sands of Puri’s pristine beach. Explore Raghurajpur, a village renowned for its Patachitra art, and Pipili, famous for its exquisite appliqué handicrafts.

Delve into Bhubaneswar’s rich heritage, visiting the Peace Pagoda at Dhauli and the ancient rock edicts, then venture into the rock-cut caves of Khandagiri and Udayagiri. Traverse the ‘Diamond Triangle’ of Ratnagiri, Udayagiri, and Lalitagiri, where Buddhist monasteries and stupas abound, showcasing a captivating facet of Odisha’s history. Venture into the breathtaking Bhitarkanika National Park, home to saltwater crocodiles, diverse bird species, and the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles.

Your unforgettable journey ends with cherished memories and a sense of Odisha’s cultural and natural treasures as you return home from Bhubaneswar Airport.

Duration:  7 Days / 6 Nights

Places:  Bhubaneswar > Puri > Raghurajpur > Pipili > Bhubaneswar > Ratnagiri > Udaygiri > Lalitagiri > Ratnagiri > Bhubaneswar

7 Days Odisha Tour from Bhubaneswar

Destinations Covered

Bhubaneswar: The tour commences in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, known for its rich history and ancient temples. This city is a treasure trove of historical and cultural landmarks. Visitors are welcomed by its unique blend of old-world charm and modern growth.

Konark Sun Temple: A visit to the Konark Sun Temple offers an awe-inspiring journey into architectural brilliance. This 13th-century marvel, also known as the Black Pagoda, is an exquisite ode to the sun god Surya. The intricately carved stone structure is a testament to the creative genius of ancient India.

Puri: The tour moves to Puri, a coastal gem famous for its golden beaches and the revered Jagannath Temple. The allure of Puri lies not just in its natural beauty but also in its spiritual significance, making it a significant pilgrimage destination.

Raghurajpur: This village is an art lover’s paradise, renowned for Patachitra paintings, a traditional Odishan art form. Raghurajpur is a living art gallery where artisans create intricate paintings, presenting a glimpse into the region’s cultural heritage.

Pipili: Pipili is a vibrant town known for its colorful appliqué handicrafts. The streets are adorned with these exquisite fabrics that are used for various purposes, from decorations to garments. The craftsmanship of Pipili artisans is a sight to behold.

Bhubaneswar Sightseeing: Dhauli, a site of historical significance, stands as a symbol of Emperor Ashoka’s transformation from a conqueror to a follower of Buddhism. The Peace Pagoda or Shanti Stupa, with its serene surroundings, offers a spiritual retreat. The Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves hold ancient rock-cut architecture and a glimpse into the life of ascetics.

Ratnagiri, Udayagiri, Lalitagiri: These three sites form the “Diamond Triangle” of Buddhist heritage in Odisha. Explore ancient monasteries, stupas, and museums that provide insights into the region’s Buddhist past. Lalitagiri, with its Pushpagiri University campus, adds an educational dimension to the journey.

Bhitarkanika National Park: Venture into the fascinating wilderness of Bhitarkanika, a biodiversity hotspot and one of India’s largest viable mangrove ecosystems. From saltwater crocodiles to diverse bird species and Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, this park offers a chance to immerse oneself in nature’s wonders.

This tour encapsulates the essence of Odisha, from its rich historical tapestry to its stunning natural landscapes, creating an unforgettable experience that blends cultural exploration with awe-inspiring natural beauty.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 01: Arrive Bhubaneswar

Arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport. On arrival meet & assist at the airport followed by transfer to puri.

Bhubaneswar Airport

Over Nights stay at Hotel.

Day 02: Konark Tour (35 km from Puri)

After breakfast, visit to Konark temple (Sun Temple).

Konark templeKonark temple is a 13th century sun temple (also known as black pagoda). It was constructed by oxidized & weathered sandstone. It is one of the seventh wonder of India.

golden beach of puri

Back to Puri. Leisure time to spend at golden beach of puri (One of the finest beach of India).

Over Night stay at Puri.

Day 03 : Puri – Raghurajpur – Pipili – Bhubaneswar (75 km)

After breakfast check out from Hotel.

raghurajpur patachitra raghurajpur patachitraProceed towards Raghurajpur (Patachitra village), 12 km from Puri. After that proceed towards color village of Pipili. It is famous for designing beautiful appliqué handicrafts. It is a town of artisans famous for their colorful fabrics. After that proceed towards Bhubaneswar. Check in to hotel. Over night stay at Bhubaneswar.

Day 04: Bhubaneswar Sightseeing

dhauli bhubaneswar

After Breakfast proceed towards Dhauli where Emperor Ashoka after the bloody battle & his victory over the kingdom of kalinga renounced warfare & embraced the teaching of Buddha.

ashoka rock edict dhauliAlso visit the Peace Pagoda or Shanti Stupa built in the early 1970 &  the two ancient rock edict dating from 260 BC which outline Ashokas detained instructions to his administrators to rule with gentleness & fairness.

khandagiri CavesAfter that proceed towards Khandagiri & udaygiri, the caves of Udayagiri (Hill of Sunrise) and Khandagiri (Broken Hills) command a unique position in the filed of history, rock-cut architecture, art and religion. Back to Hotel. Dinner at hotel. Over night stay at Bhubaneswar.

Day 05 : Ratnagiri – Udaygiri – Lalitagiri (110 km from Bhubaneswar)

After a relaxed morning drive towards Ratnagiri. Check in to hotels.

ratnagiri odishaUdayagiri Caves udayagiri odisha

Campus of Pushpagiri University at Lalitgiri lalitgiri odishaPost lunch proceed towards Ratnagiri, Udayagiri, Lalitgiri ( Buddhist Monasteries, stupas and museums) also Known as diamond triangle of Buddhist heritage.  Also visit at the Campus of Pushpagiri University at Lalitgiri.

Back to Hotel. Overnight at Ratnagiri.

Day 06 : Bhitarkanika National Park (110 km distance from Ratnagiri) 

After breakfast proceed towards Bhitarkanika . It is famous for Salt Water crocodile, Indian Python, deer.

Bhitarkanika National Park Bhitarkanika is a hot-spot of biodiversity. It’s home  to largest population of giant salt water crocodile in India.

Bhitarkanika National Park

Also home to more than 215 species of birds including amazing eight variety of Kingfishers. It is the second largest viable Mangrove  Eco-System in India Harbors more than 70 species of Mangrove and its associates.

Bhitarkanika National Park Gahirmatha is known to be one of the largest rookery for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles.

Back to Hotel. Overnight at Ratnagiri.

Day 07 : Airport Drop

Post breakfast check out from hotel. Proceed towards Bhubaneswar by NH- 5. Drop to the Airport for further journey back home.

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

q: What is the starting point of the tour?
a: The tour starts at Bhubaneswar Airport, where you will be greeted by our representative.

q: What is the significance of Konark Sun Temple?
a: The Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century architectural marvel dedicated to the sun god Surya. It is renowned for its intricate carvings and is considered one of the seven wonders of India.

q: What can visitors expect in Puri?
a: Puri is known for its stunning golden beaches and the revered Jagannath Temple. It’s a destination of both natural beauty and spiritual significance.

q: What is the specialty of Raghurajpur?
a: Raghurajpur is a village famous for its Patachitra paintings, a traditional art form of Odisha. It offers visitors a chance to witness artisans creating intricate paintings.

q: What is the attraction of Pipili?
a: Pipili is known for its colorful appliqué handicrafts, used for decorations and garments. The town’s vibrant streets showcase the craftsmanship of local artisans.

q: What historical sites can be explored in Bhubaneswar?
a: Bhubaneswar offers a visit to Dhauli, a site where Emperor Ashoka embraced Buddhism after a significant battle. The Peace Pagoda and Udayagiri-Khandagiri caves are also worth exploring.

q: What is the “Diamond Triangle” of Buddhist heritage?
a: The “Diamond Triangle” consists of Ratnagiri, Udayagiri, and Lalitagiri, three sites with ancient monasteries, stupas, and museums that provide insights into the Buddhist heritage of Odisha.

q: What can visitors experience in Bhitarkanika National Park?
a: Bhitarkanika National Park is home to diverse wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles, various bird species, and Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. It offers a unique opportunity to experience a thriving mangrove ecosystem.

q: What makes this tour unique?
a: This tour offers a blend of historical exploration, cultural immersion, and natural beauty. From ancient temples to vibrant villages, art forms to wildlife sanctuaries, it provides a diverse and enriching experience of Odisha.

q: How does the tour end?
a: The tour concludes with a drop-off at Bhubaneswar Airport for your onward journey.

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