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parab koraput

Parab Festival (Tribal) Koraput, Orissa

Parab Koraput is a swash-buckling tribal festival held in the Koraput district of Orissa- a heavenly place blessed with a broad panorama of beautiful hills, enchanting streams, spectacular waterfalls, wonderful caves and lush green valleys. The festival is perhaps the biggest in the world in terms of the number of participants and the events involved. More than 50,000 participants flock to Koraput every year to be a part of the festival that hosts Sports and Cultural events, Quiz, Essay and Debate competitions, Craft Mela, Artist Camp, Seminar, Book-Fair, Boat Race, Mountain Trekking you can hardly complete the list! The highlights of the festival are, of course, folk arts, tribal dances and cultural heritage of the tribes of Koraput. Indian festival Tours will be delighted to take you to this grandiose jamboree.

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Parab (Tribal Festival) Festival Tour or Orissa

Welcome to India! Meeting and assistance upon arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast Sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi Among some of the most interesting highlights of your city tour of Old and New Delhi are the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat in the old city area and the Government Buildings, a drive through the

majestic Rajpath to the India Gate, the Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutab Minar etc. Overnight at the hotel.

Morning after breakfast departure transfer to domestic airport to board flight to Bhubaneshwar. Assistance on arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel

Morning after breakfast Sightseeing tour of the Temple city of Bhubaneswar, which have some finest Temples – Lingaraj Temple, Rajrani Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Parsurameshwar and Brahmeshwar Temple. These temples are some of the best specimens of the Orissa Temple Architecture. 10 kms west of Bhubaneswar are the Udaigiri Caves, which were occupied by the Buddhist monks as early as the 2nd century BC. Overnight at the hotel.

Morning After breakfast depart by surface to Puri, en-route visiting Dhauli and Pipli villages, then visit Konark (SunTemple).Dhauli is where Mauryan Emperor Ashoka the Great, renounced bloody warfare and embraced the teachings of Buddha after victory over kingdom of Kalinga. We visit the Peace Pagoda known as the Shanti Stupa built in early 1970 by Japanese. We also stop at two ancient rock edicts, today eclipsed by the presence of the Pagoda. Dating from 260 BC they outline Ashoka's detailed
instructions to his administrators to rule with gentleness and fairness. The sculpted elephant atop the edict signifiesthe Mauryan Emperor Ashoka's conversion to Buddhism after his Kalinga victory. Our next stop is the colorful village of Pipili where we can see Orissan Handicrafts, the specialty is appliqué work.

Afternoon drive to Konark (45 km). In Konark, visit to the Temple - Chariot of The Sun God, built by King Langula Narasimha Deva in the thirteenth century A.D. in the golden era of Orissan art. This crowning piece of Orissan architecture and sculpture is sheer poetry in stone. Everyday the Sun rises from the lap of the blue ocean close by and casts its first gentle rays on the sanctum sanctorum and then circles the temple during the course of the day, illuminating the three magnificent images of the morning Sun, the mid-day sun and the setting sun. Overnight at the hotel in Puri.

Day 06 IN PURI
Morning sightseeing tour of the Puri. Puri is one of the four most important pilgrimage centre for Hindus. we visit the Jagannath temple of Puri. The temple of Lord Jagannath (God Vishnu), who is considered the preserver of the world in Hinduism, attracts thousands on feast every day, particularly at the time of 'Rath Yatra' (the car festival). The Jagannath temple is also referred as the white Pagoda and it accommodates 5000 priests in its premises. It's an experience to observe the activities of the pilgrims visiting this unique temple. It is one of the most sacred temples in India.

Day 07 PURI- CHILKA LAKE- GOPALPUR-On Sea (200 Km/ 5 Hrs.)
Morning after break fast depart to Gopalpur en-route visiting Chilka Lake, famous for bird sanctuary. The Chilka Lake takes us through scenic countryside and attractive villages. Chilka lies in the heart of coastal Orissa. The pear-shaped lake, spread over 1,100 sq km, is Asia's largest inland salt-water lagoon. It is dotted with small islands and has an impressive array of bird life, both native and migrant. White bellied sea eagles, greylag geese, purple moorhen, jacana, herons and flamingos are among the many species which make the lake a bird watcher's delight. Chilka, in fact, is home to one of the world's largest breeding colonies of flamingos. Other than the birds, Chilka's shores are home to blackbuck, spotted deer, golden jackals and hyenas, and the lake is rich in aquatic life- its waters harbour around 160 species of fish, crustaceans and other marine creatures, including the famous Chilka dolphin. Prawn, crab and mackerel fishing are an important source of livelihood for the local people, and hundreds of small fishing boats set sail each morning to bring in the day's catch from the lake.

Afterwards we will drive to Gopalpur on Sea, an ancient sea port not often visited by tourists. Sand dunes, groves of coconut palm and casuarinas separate the small town from the beach. Upon arrival check-in hotel . Overnight at the hotel.

Morning after breakfast depart to Rayagada enroute visiting the Langia Saora tribal village. Soura are one of the oldest known tribes of Orissa. They are doing shifting cultivation. The ceremonies and festivals of the Saoras are the occasions when the social bonds are commented. The Saoras also practice both sororate and levirate forms of marriage, i.e., a man can marry his deceased wife’s younger sister and woman can marry her deceased husband’s younger brother. They are very famous for their wall paintings known as IKONS. Overnight at the hotel. (Market only on MONDAY)

Morning visit of Tumudi Bandh to see the Kotgad tribal market and village to see the Kutia Kondh tribes. Overnight at the hotel. (Market only on TUESDAY)

Morning after breakfast depart to Jeypore enroute visiting Dongariya Kondh Tribal Market at Chatikona. Dongariya Kondh is a very primitive tribe. They live in the top of the mountain. And they are doing the shifting cultivation. (Market only on WEDNESDAY). Upon arrival chech in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Morning after breakfast depart to Onukadeli to visit Bonda & Gadaba Tribal Market. The Bondos are one of them and hills on which they live are called Bondo Hills. Once they were regarded as a criminal tribe among the tribes of Orissa. Their language is called “Remo” which comes under Austro Asiatic language. They get opportunity to establish intimacy with marriageable girls and select their sweet hearts. The Gadabas are one of the very primitive and colourful tribes of Orissa. The Gadabas build their houses in two rows facing each other with some broad way left

between them. The economic life of the Gadabas mainly center on agriculture. Overnight at the hotel. (Market only on THURSDAY)

Morning after breakfast depart to Gupteswar to visit the Dhuruba tribal village and drive to Visakhapatnam. Afternoon visit Koraput. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast excursion to see the Parab Tribal Festival in Koraput. Evening return for overnight at the hotel.

Morning sightseeing tour of Visakhapatnam. Among some of the most interesting highlights of your city tour are Indira Gandhi Zoological park,Simhachalam Tempel, I N A Kurusura Submarine, Ramakrishna Beach etc. Overnight at hotel.

Depature transfer to Domestic airport to board flight to Delhi. assistance upon arrival transfer to International airport to board flight to back to home.


This programme can be tailor made to suite the number of days you have in hand yet showing you this spectacular fair.

(Festival dates are based on local calendar and subject to change)

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