Dussehra festival celebrates every year at Jagdalpur of Chhattisgarh state is the longest festival in India as it celebrates for seventy five days. This festival is all about the tribes, their king and their God and Godesses. This festival attracts various ethnic tribal groups like Bison horn muria and maria, bhatra, Dhurwas. The festival looks like the life of the tribal people of Chhattisgarh state, deeply connected with their beliefs and customs.
This festival brings an opportunity to showcase the authentic music, dance, song, magic and original attire of the indigenous natives. It makes the feeling as if one is participating in the same ritual than four hundred years ago.
Arrival Visakhapatnam and transfer to a decent hotel close by the sea. If time permits visit to Seemanchalam temple, a great pilgrim site for a spiritual and cultural experience.
Take the early morning train ride which is one of the spectacular train ride in India as it rides through high hill valleys, tunnels, hamlets, forest.
Arrival at the Arakku station and further drive to Desia eco tourism (www.desiakoraput.com). Upon arrival, receive with warm welcome by the Desia team. Afternoon walk to mali tribal village to see their unique agricultural system.
Overnight stay at Desia.
Desia and excursion to Nandapur market
Desia and excursion to Ounkadelli to meet most interesting bonda tribes. Also meet Gadaba, paraja tribes.
Desia and hike to various tribal villages of paraja, mali, gadaba, harijan communities to learn and experiencing their indigenous culture.
Today visit the colourful market for Dhurba tribes and cattletrade. Evening enjoy tge Dussehra festivity in Jagdalpur. Overnight stay in a decent hotel at Jagdalpur.
During day visit the muria tribal village abd the soectacular chitrakoot waterfall. Afternoon enjoy the dussehra festival by witnessing cultural activities by the tribes.
Whole day enjoy the colourful Dussehera festival.
Drive to Rayagada, enroute visit the Desiakondh tribal village, bamboo craft making village and kotpad tribal textile village. Overnight stay in Rayagada
Today meet another indigeneous Dunguria hill tribes at their weekly market in the morning. Afternoon meet tattoo faced kutia kondh tribes at their market and overnight stay in a simple hotel at Baliguda.
Morning visit the kondh tribal villages and enjoy the drive through beautiful countryside rural villages and late afternoon transfer to a hotel along the Chilika lagoon.
Morning enjoy the birding trip in the wetland to meet various birds in the nature. Further drive to Puri and overnight stay in a home stay or hotel. Enroute visit the craft and painter village.
Morning explore Holy city Puri by the national tourism awarded Green rider rickshaw riders to experience the daily happenings.
Afternoon excursion to konark to witness the world heritage majestoc sun temple. Evening enjoy the luxmi pooja festivity in Puri.
Departure for Bhubaneswar to visit the various ancient temples in the old city. Afternoon or evening transfer to airport to board your onward flight.
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