Scenic Koraput Valley

Scenic Koraput Valley 05 Days / 04 Nights

Destinations: Visakhapatnam – Nandapur – Koraput

Proposed Itinerary

DAY 01 – TUE: VISAKHAPATANAM – ARAKU – DESIA

arakku-valley-odishaEarly morning arrival at Visakhapatnam station and board the local train at 6.35 am to Bheja station through picturesque Arakku valley. This spectacular train ride passes through various tunnels, mountains, beautiful valleys, waterfall and tribal hamlet.

Upon arrival at Bheja station, meet our Desia Crew who will help you to transfer to Desia camp (www.desiakoraput.com). Upon arrival, warm welcome to Desia project by the host with ritual.

Post lunch walk to nearby harijan, paraja village and enjoy the sunset views at the gorgeous Duduma waterfall.

DAY 02 – WED: NANDAPUR – DESIA

desia-koraput2After breakfast, short drive to Nandapur to visit the weekly market for gadaba, mali tribes.

Walk in and around the market and also to the villages.

Enjoy the peaceful walk in the valley. Drive back to Desia and overnight stay.

If desire buy the fruits and vegetables from the market and bring to Desia and learn preparation of local cuisine from the tribal cook.

Overnight stay at Desia.

DAY 03 – THU: DESIA AND BONDA MARKET

bonda-market2Today you will meet one of the most interesting tribes Of India who is called Bonda or Remo. Especially Bonda ladies adorn with ornaments and jewelries in the upper body and looks very colorful while walk down from hilly trails to this weekly market. The bonda tribes carry their home made alcohol to sale in this market. You have the great opportunity to meet and interact with this community and if desire share a drink with them. Also meet another interesting indigenous gadaba tribe. After a memorable time in the market, walk in and around the market.

Drive back to Desia and enroute enjoy the picnic lunch besides the scenic machakund waterfall. Afternoon walk along the riverside and Evening enjoy the Dhemsa dance among the tribal community. Overnight stay at Desia.

DAY 04 – FRI: DESIA AND HIKE TO VARIOUS TRIBAL VILLAGES

tribal-villagesToday you will walk to various paraja, mali, Harijan villages and also enjoy the Dhemsa tribal dance in a village.

Overnight stay at Desia.

DAY 05 – SAT: GUPTESWAR AND KORAPUT DROP

koraput-siteMorning check out Desia and drive to Koraput to board the train/Bus in the afternoon for your onward journey.

Enroute visit the secret cave shrine at Gupteswar and also the colorful market of Dhuruba tribes.