Duration: 13 Nights 14 Days
Destination Coverd: Kolkata – Bhubaneswar – Sambhalpur – Boudh – Bissam Cuttack – jeypore- Malkangiri – Rayagada – Taptapani – Bhubaneswar - kolkata
DAY 1 ARRIVE KOLKATA
Our company representative will meet you at Kolkata airport and then will assist you to check into your pre-booked hotel which is in the heart of the city. After some relaxation at the hotel, you will be taken for a guided tour of textile side of sightseeing and also you will be visiting the textile marketplaces which are nearby to the hotel. Henceforth, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 2 - KOLKATA SIGHTSEEING
Kolkata is famous for its textile all over the world; it caters the best to its guests. The major excursion will be including the city sites such as Fort William, Gurusaday Museum, Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum, Jawahar Shishu Bhawan, Kalighat Kali Temple, Nakhoda Mosque, the Parashnath Jain Temple and lastly Bara Bazar which is known as the main textile section of the city. Henceforth in the evening, we will continue our tour by covering the Botanical Garden, an amazing place for people who have profound love for nature. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 3 - KOLKATA - BHUBANESWAR
After your breakfast, you will get transferred to the Kolkata airport to catch a flight to your next destination Bhubaneswar. As and when you reach Bhubaneswar, check-in at the hotel. Take a tour to major tourist attractions like the Lingaraj Temple, Rajarani Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Cactus Garden and Ekamra Kanan while being in this temple city of India. Later, you will be visiting the twin hills of Khandagiri and Udaygiri for its fantastic rock-cut caves. Bhubaneswar is famous and well-known for its Tie and Dye Textile Industry, so in the evening we will visit the industry. Your overnight comfortable stay is at the hotel.
DAY 4 - BHUBANESWAR – SAMBALPUR
Leave for Sambalpur in the morning after your breakfast at Bhubaneswar. On your way to Sambalpur, you will halt at the midway to visit Nuapatna which is the handloom weaver’s village. They have been weaving handloom cloths from generations. The resist method of tie and dye was involved. After this fruitful visit, you will continue your ride to Sambalpur. As and when you reach Sambalpur, check-in at the hotel. It is actually the center for the complete textile industry which is spread over western Orissa. The Sambalpuri Sarees are worldwide famous for their intricate and unique designs. Later in the afternoon, you will visit the Gole Bazaar which has a great collection of beautiful and designer sarees. After the textile visit, do some exploration of the Sambalpur like Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary, Hirakund Dam, and the Huma Temple. Return to the hotel for peaceful overnight stay.
DAY 5 - SAMBHALPUR - BOUDH
At your own leisure, leave for Boudh after your lavish breakfast. This destination is famous for Silk Bomkai Saree, Cotton Tie and Dye Saree and Silk Tie and Dye Saree. In the evening visit the Boudh market for shopping of these collections of different and fabulous sarees. Later, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 6: BOUDH - BISSAM CUTTACK
On the 6th day of your wonderful textile tour, proceed to Bissam Cuttack after your breakfast. On your way to Bissam Cuttack, you will halt at the Phulbani and Kutia Kondh villages to explore the art. Later continue your drive and reach Bissam Cuttack. As per your arrival, get transferred to the hotel followed by dinner and stay for overnight.
DAY 7: BISSAM CUTTACK - JEYPORE
Today morning, you will head straight to visit one of the famous Dongeria Kondh villages. After the exploration of the village, you will trek down the hills along with the tribal’s to further witness the beauty of their Wednesday weekly market at Chatikona. Enjoy your lunch at Chatikona and later proceed to Jeypore. As and when you reach Jeypore, check-in at the pre-booked hotel. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
DAY 8: JEYPORE
Jeypore is the land of abundance and is home to Orissa’s vast tribal population. So begin with the exploration and witness the delight dance performance of the Parajas tribe. It is the commercial nerve center of Koraput district and consists of all such facilities to make a firm base for visiting the places of interest in and around the areas. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 9: JEYPORE - MALKANGIRI
You will leave for Malkangiri this morning and on your way, you will visit the Friday weekly market at Maithili. Continue your drive to Malkangiri after the visit to the weekly market. As per you reach Malkangiri, check-in will be arranged at your pre-booked hotel. Relax for a while and then have lunch. After that, you will visit An Iralgundi the Koya village. Later in the evening, you are going to witness the Bison head dance of the tribals. Get back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 10: MALKANGIRI - RAYAGADA
Today, you are going to explore many spots. So after your breakfast at Malkangiri, check out and drive towards Mudulipada. On reaching the beautiful destination Mudulipada, get involved around the Bonda villages and take the textile tour. Later after this, lunch at Khairput and in the evening, you will proceed to Rayagada. Explore the beauty of this place with textile nature too and then get back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 11: RAYAGADA - TAPTAPANI
After breakfast in the morning, you will commence a drive towards Taptapani. On your way, you are going to visit the Langia Soura village and enjoy the experience of their colorful war dance. As you reach Taptapani, check-in at the pre-booked hotel. Relax and stay for overnight at Taptapani.
DAY 12: TAPTAPANI - BHUBANESWAR
At Taptapani, do the sightseeing by exploration of the Chilka Lake after your breakfast. After this lake visit, you will now visit Kalijai Temple in the mid of the lake. You will enjoy the boat ride there. Take your lunch at Barkul and then you will start your drive to Bhubaneswar. On arrival at Bhubaneswar, you will check-in at the hotel. Relax and enjoy dinner followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 13: BHUBANESWAR - KOLKATA
The day is dedicated to do the guided city tour of this beautiful destination Bhubaneswar. The major and famous tourist attractions of Bhubaneswar include the Brahmeswara Temple, Bindu Sarovar, ISKON Temple and the Tribal Museum. After all these, check out from hotel and reach at Bhubaneswar airport to catch a flight to Kolkata. Reach Kolkata and check-in at the pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is to relax in the hotel. Later in the evening, you will take a leisurely walk to explore the local market of Kolkata nearby your hotel. Overnight stay is at the hotel itself.
DAY 14: KOLKATA DEPARTURE
Take your breakfast and then check out from the hotel on time. The tour ends with a lot of memorable moments. Drive to Kolkata airport and then catch your flight to get back to your pavilion. We are thankful in serving you with this India’s Off Beat tour plan of Textile Tour for 13 Nights and 14 Days.