Day 01: 26thSept 17-TUE-VISAKHAPATNAM
Arrival Visakhapatnam from Delhi/Mumbai/Hyderabad/Chennai and transfer to hotel.
Visit the Simanchal temple in the afternoon and take a walk on the popular marine drive. Orientation of the tour by our guide and welcome drink hosted by us.
Day 02: 27th Sept-WED-DESIA
In the morning board the spectacular train ride through the valley and tunnels to Araku (4 HRS) and then by road to DESIA.
Warm welcome by the local host community. Visit the adopted village and interact with the locals. Back to Desia and stay.
Day 03: 28th Sept-THU-DESIA-BONDA TRIBE WEEKLY MARKET/DESIA
In the morning visit BONDA tribal market and the DUDUMA waterfalls stay at DESIA.
Day 04: 29th Sept-FRI-DESIA
Hike to a villages to meet the daily life of the tribe, lunch in the village and followed by tribal dance.
Day 05: 30th Sept-SAT-DASAHARA FESTIVAL/JAGDALPUR
Visit the colourful market for Dhuruba tribes and proceed to Jagdalpur to see the dasahara festival. Enroute visit the Kotapad textile village famous for unique dying process.
Day 06: 1st Oct 17-SUN-DASAHARA FESTIVAL /JAGDALPUR
Full day at Jagdalpur to enjoy the colorful Dasahara festival and also the festive activities. Overnight stay in a decent hotel at jagadalpur.
Day 07: 2nd Oct-Mon-JAGDALPUR
Excursion to Kondagaon village to see the various bellmetal work, terracotta work. Afternoon visit the colourful Tokapal weekly market for Muria tribes. Overnight stay in the same hotel.
Day 08: 3rd Oct-Drive back to Koraput
To board the train for Bhubaneswar /Visakhaptanam and onward journey.
Note: Tour can be extended for one more week to visit the Highlights of Odisha (Puri-Konark-Bhubaneswar-Gopalpur Beach).
Festival dates may change as it is mostly decided by the Lunar Calender and the tribal chief.
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