The 14 days Tribal Tour of India starts and ends in Kolkata – the city of joy. This Tribal tour of Orissa takes you from Bhubaneshwar to the various tribal villages. You will be visiting various tribes for whom the time has come to a stand. They continue following their ancient rituals and customs. Bhubaneshwar has numerous temples and Puri is one of the most sacred places for Hindus.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Departure from Home Country.
Day 2: Arrive Kolkata(Calcutta):
Kolkata Sight Seeing, Victoria Memorial. Morning arrive Calcutta. Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon city tour. In this "City of Joy" one could visit the Jain Temple, Zoological Gardens, Victoria Memorial and drive past Howrah Bridge, Dalhousie Square, Fort Williams, Secretariat Building and Old Court House Street. A visit to Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity would also be interesting. Overnight Kolkata.
Day 3: Kolkata(Calcutta) - Darjeeling: Darjelling Sight Seeing, Tea Garden. Transfer to airport to board flight for Bagdogra. Arrive and drive to Darjeeling. Rest of the day free. Overnight Darjeeling.
Day 4: Darjeeling:
Darjelling Sight Seeing, Tiger Hill Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful Hill Stations in Eastern India and has the highest Race Course in the World. Visit the Lablong village, the Mountaineering Institute and Tenzing Norgay House - The first Everest Hero. Afternoon free. Overnight Darjeeling.
Day 5: Darjeeling - Pemayangste:
Pemayangste Sight Seeing, Ghoom Monastary Morning drive to Pemayangste. Afternoon visit the Monastery. Pemayangste is situated in Pelling, West Sikkim. It is perched at a height of 2085 m and is the second oldest and perhaps the most important monastery in Sikkim. This monastery belongs to the Nyigma order all other Nyigma order monasteries in Sikkim are subordinate to it. Overnight in Pemayangste.
Day 6: Pemayangste - Gangtok: Gangtok Sight Seeing Drive to Gangtok. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Gangtok.
Day 7: Gangtok:
Gangtok Sight Seeing, White memorial hall Morning city tour. Gangtok - The capital of Sikkim and a city of great scenic beauty, is surrounded by green forests. There are a number of monasteries in and around Sikkim, each a symbol of Himalayan Buddhism. Afternoon free. Afternoon visit Enchey Monastery, Institute of Tibetology, Cottage Industry and White Memorial Hall. Continue to visit the famous Rumtek Monastery belonging to the Red Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Afternoon free. Overnight Gangtok.
Day 8: Gangtok - Kolkata(Calcutta): Kolkata Sight Seeing, Fort Williams Transfer to Bagodgra airport in time to board flight for Calcutta. Overnight Calcutta.
Day 9: Kolkata (Calcutta) - Bhubneshwar - Puri: Puri Sight Seeing Transfer to airport to board flight for Bhubneshwar. Arrive and drive to Puri. Overnight Puri.
Day 10: Puri:
Puri Sight Seeing, Jagannath-temple Morning visit -Puri is one of the most important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. The renowned Jagannath Temple built in the 15th century AD and crowned with Vishnu's wheel and flag dominate the landscape at Puri. The temple with its elaborate carvings and moldings are very fine examples of Orissa architecture. (Non Hindus are not allowed). Overnight Puri.
Day 11: Puri - Konark - Bhubneshwar:
Konark Sight Seeing, Konark Temples Drive to Bhubaneshwar visiting Konark Temples enroute. The beautiful Temple of Konark built in the 13th century in honour of the Sun God, contains exquisite carvings, life sized lions and elephants, colossal figures of warriors on horses, scenes of battle and chase - all carved with great imagination and skill, testify to the high standard of ancient Indian art and engineering skill. Overnight Bhubaneshwar.
Day 12: Bhubaneshwar:
Bhubhneshwar Sight Seeing, Bhubneshwar temple, Mukteswer temple Morning city tour. Visit the finest temples - Lingaraj, Rajarani, Mukteswar, Brahmeswar and Parasurameswar. These temples are some of the best specimens of the Orissa Temple Architecture. Afternoon free. Overnight Bhubaneshwar.
Day 13: Bhubaneshwar - Kolkata (Calcutta): Kolkata Sight Seeing, Jain Temple Transfer to airport to board flight for Calcutta. Arrive and transfer for onward journey. No hotel.
Day 14: Departure for onward journey.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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