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Reise 3

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Day 01: Arrive Kolkata, transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Kolkata Visiting Haora Bridge,
Temples, Mosques and Churches Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Arrival at Bhubaneswar airport l transfer to hotel and Check in at the Hotel Half day visit of
Bhubaneswar temples.
After noon Visit Lingaraj Temple of Shiva, built in the 11th century. It is also the biggest in Bhubaneswar,
Mukteswara Temple : which was built in the 10th century. It is well known for its stone arch at the entrance
and richly sculpted with the tales of Panchatantra carved on it, Rajarani Temple : It set in picturesque
surroundings, is noted for its intricate carvings of floral, animal and human figures. Constructed in the 11th
Century, Parsurameswara Temple : A small but richly decorated shrine of Shiva that was built in the 7th
Century. It has sculptures featuring amorous couples, animals and floral motifs. Vaital Temple : It is a temple
for Goddess Chamunda (Kapali) and has a Tantric influence. Overnight at Hotel at Bhubaneswar.
Day 03: Full day visit of Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri & Udaigiri are the three hill top complexes and seats of Buddhist
monasteries centers of learning that are a must visit sites of Buddhist monuments in Orissa Overnight at
hotel Swosti Plaza at Bhubaneswar.
Day 04 : Drive to Puri enroute tour to Konark & Puri. Konark is famous for Sun Temple (Black Pagoda). This
crowning piece of Orissan architecture and sculpture, built in the 13th century, the golden era of Orissan art,
is a poetry in the stone and on the World Heritage list. The Mukhasala, or entrance hall continues to interest
both devotees and visitors. The walls of this magnificent ruin have exquisite sculptures covering many
aspects of life. Scenes of love and war, trade and court transactions, hunting catching of elephant, sages
teaching childbirth, amorous dalliances, dancers and mythical figures, all vie for attention on the panels and
niches of this immortal work of art.
Puri Sri Jagannath Temple : The main temple, a majestic structure of 65 metres, stands on an elevated
platform in the heart of the city, its swirling pinnacle commanding the landscape for miles around. It is a
monument from the 12th century A.D. with all the richness and plasticity of the Kalinga style or architecture.
Apart from the main temple on should see within its precincts the smaller temples of Goddess Vimala, Laxmi
and Vishnu and Ananda Bazar, the biggest food market of the world. Entry is restricted to Hindus only.
Overnight at hotel Hans coco palm / similar at Puri
Festivals at Puri : The festival of chariots known as the Rath Yatra, an annual ritual spreading over the
entire summer and monsoon months, makes Puri attractive and enjoyable for tourists during this season.
Overnight at Puri.
Day 05: Half day visit of Raghurajpur painting village, which is very famous for the traditional Orissan
painting called “Pattachitra”. Most of the vegetable colors are used for painting. After Noon relax on the
beach. Overnight at hotel Hans coco palm // similar at Puri.
Day 06: Drive to Gopalpur enroute visiting Chilika Lake. It is the largest brackish water lake in Asia, which is,
covered 1100 sq kms. It is very famous for bird sanctuary. Many migratory birds in the month of November
come to Chilika like Flamingos, Pelicans & Siberian Docks. Overnight at Swosti Palm Resort at Gopalpur.
Day 07 : Morning drive to Rayagada enroute visiting the Langia Saora tribal village. Soura are one of the
oldest known tribes of Orissa. They are called by various names such as Sabara, Sora etc. and have their
racial affinity to the proto australoid physical features which are dominant among the aborigines of Central &
Southern India. The Saoras from their appearance resemble the other pre-drabidian tribes. The Saora
villages are situated in the most accessible areas and in many cases lie hidden in the forest clad hills making
it difficult to reach them expect through zig zag step hill paths. They are doing shifting cultivation. The social
life of the Saora is knit around harmonious relationship with the living as well as dead and there is a
continuous process of reciprocation. This process is manifested in different social organizations and the
community life is pregnant with this ideal. The ceremonies and festivals of the Saoras are the occasions
when the social bonds are commented. The Saoras also practice both sororate and levirate forms of
marriage, i.e., a man can marry his deceased wife’s younger sister and woman can marry her deceased
husband’s younger brother. They are very famous for their wall paintings known as IKONS. Overnight at
hotel Sai International at Rayagada. (MARKET IS ONLY ON MONDAY)
Day 08: Morning visit of Tumudi Bandh to see the Kotgad tribal market and village to see the Kutia Kondh
tribes. Overnight at hotel Sai International, Rayagada (ONLY ON TUESDAY)
Day 09: Morning drive to Jeypore enroute visiting Dongariya Kondh Tribal Market at Chatikona. Overnight at
Jeypore. Dongariya Kondh is a very primitive tribe. They live in the top of the mountain. And they are doing
the shifting cultivation. They are doing the captured marriage as well as arrange marriage. Widow marriage
prevails among them. A divorcee can also marry. If a married woman leaves her husband to marry another
man the previous husband has to be compensated double the amount of the expenditure incurred by him for
the marriage. Overnight at hotel Hello Jeypore, at Jeypore (ONLY ON WEDNESDAY)
Day 10: Morning drive to Onukadeli to visit Bonda & Gadaba Tribal Market. The Bondos are one of them
and hills on which they live are called Bondo Hills. Once they were regarded as a criminal tribe among the
tribes of Orissa. Their language is called “Remo” which comes under Austro Asiatic language. The Bondo
woman look majestic in their traditional dress and ornaments. Their ornament consists of large nos. of bead
necklace which hang down to the naval and a number of necklace of different colors. The Bondos are mainly
agriculturists and they are doing shifting cultivation. The Bondos death is believed to the work of evil spirits,
black magic and witchcraft. They practise both cremation and burial. After death the corpse is wrapped with a
white cloth and placed on the funeral prey. The Bondos dormitory is chiefly a short of matrimonial agency.
Young boys are allowed to visit the girl’s dormitories of different villages at night at join in fun, music and
dance with girls of such villages. They get opportunity to establish intimacy with marriageable girls and select
their sweet hearts.Overnight at hotel Hello Jeypore, Jeypore
The Gadabas are one of the very primitive and colourful tribes of Orissa. The Gadabas build their houses in
two rows facing each other with some broad way left between them. The economic life of the Gadabas
mainly center on agriculture. Besides, it is supplemented by collection of forest produce, hunting & fishing.
The Gadabas use very scanty clothes in their dress. Adult marriage is in vogue among the Gadabas
although the incidence of child marriage is not rare. Generally the girls marry at the age of 14 to 15 years
after attaining puberty and the boys at the age of 19 to 20 years. In arranged marriage the consent of the son
is taken into consideration while finalizing the marriage proposal. Divorce is permitted in their society with the
approval of the caste council. Both husband and wife can divorce each other on reasonable grounds. The
husband has to pay two rupees to the divorced wife and in case of being divorced he gets some
compensation from the new husband of the divorced wife. (ONLY ON THURSDAY)
Day 11: Visit of Kunduli Market and visit few Paraja Tribal Villages. The Parajas are on of the well-known
major tribes of Orissa. They broadly devided into two sections such as Bada Paroja & Sana Paroja. Men
usually wear lion cloths, napkins and women wear coarse and cheap sarees. Children upto 3-4 years of age
go naked. Overnight at Hello Jeypore, Jeypore (ONLY ON FRIDAY)
Day 12 : Morning drive to Gupteswar to visit the Dhuruba tribal village and drive to Visakhapoatnam. . They
are the one of the oldest tribes of Orissa and found in Koraput district of Orissa. As regards the family, the
father acts as the head and manages the family. 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. Marriage is the important social obligation. In Dhuruba community the father is
over-anxious to get his sons and daughters married early. There is no fixed age for the marriage for both the
sexes, except that they should marry as early as possible. However the practice of both infant and adult
marriages are found among the Dhurubas, but under Hindu influence they are more inclined to adult
marrkage. Marriage is generally done by parental arrangement. Sinduradan and marriage to mango tree
form prominent part of the ritual of this tribe and the marriage ends with pouring water over the bride and
bride groom by a barber. They also believe in the existence of ghosts and spirits and thus offer food to their
ancestors at the time of observance of various festivals. Overnight at hotel Green Park // similar at
Day 13 : Full day visit of Simanchalam Temple at Visakhapatnam & drop at airport and depart to Mumbai
transfer to the hotel and Overnight.
Day 14 : Morning excursion to Elephanta Caves. after noon city tour of Mumbai and Evening
transfer to the airport and Depart..


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