Wilds of Orissa & Kolkata

Chennai - Kolkata

14 days through India
FROM: $1310 USD + 680 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Train
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Basic Hotel, Guesthouse, Comfortable Hotel
Meals:
Breakfasts x 11, Lunches x 5, Dinners x 4
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZCA
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This trip if for travellers who are after a different India than that purely represented by the Taj. This is the India of rural Odissa and the indigenous aboriginal tribal peoples of the Eastern Ghats, of local markets and small tribal villages. This is the India of Kolkata, a wild and chaotic India with so much atmosphere and zest for life. This is the India of holy pilgrimages, temples and off the beaten track UNESCO heritage sites, such as the Konark Sun Temple in Puri. This is the side of India that few western tourists bother with, but which has so much colour and culture, that we believe it is a really crucial part of India to see, to balance the stereotypes of the Taj and the Moghul splendours.

Visit the many historic temples, mosques, and churches of Chennai
Travel off the beaten track through rural Andhra Pradesh
6 day guided tour through the rarely-visited Odisha Tribal Regions
Visit the Monday market in the indigenous melting pot of Goudaguda
Visit the New Hope Community Centre in the rural village of Muniguda
Bathe in the natural hot springs with local villagers at Taptapani
3 nights to relax in the lovely coastal town of Puri
Explore the religious sites of Puri by cycle-rickshaw
Experience a local train ride from Puri to Kolkata
Take some extra time to explore the myriad attractions of Kolkata

A brilliant, slightly demanding trip with loads of off the beaten track exploration. All local hotels and hostels. The infrastructure through this area of India has not been developed for tourism to any degree.

Day 1 - Chennai (5th March 2020)

Meals: Breakfast


Border Information: If you are joining in Chennai, you will most likely enter India in Chennai International Airport (IATA code: MAA).

Today is a free day to explore the sights, sounds and flavours of Chennai. There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm - please look for a note from your tour leader when you arrive at the hotel giving more details about this meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Chennai before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Chennai.

*Important note* - if you are joining the trip in Chennai, please make sure that you send us a scan of your Indian visa as soon as you have obtained it. If you plan to take the e-visa option, please make sure you arrange this well in advance and send us a copy of your receipt as soon as possible. If we do not receive this in advance, then we will not have enough time to get your permits for the Odisha Region and you will not be able to visit this area.We will also need these to purchase your train tickets.

Day 2 - Tirupati (6th March 2020)
Day 3 - Vijayawada (7th March 2020)
Day 4 - Visakhapatnam (8th March 2020)
Day 5 - Odisha Tribal Area (9th March 2020)
Day 6 - Odisha Tribal Area (10th March 2020)
Day 7 - Odisha Tribal Area (11th March 2020)
Day 8 - Odisha Tribal Area (12th March 2020)
Day 9 - Odisha Tribal Area (13th March 2020)
Day 10 - Puri (14th March 2020)
Day 11 - Puri (15th March 2020)
Day 12 - Puri (16th March 2020)
Day 13 - Kolkata (17th March 2020)
Day 14 - Kolkata - End Date (18th March 2020)
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06 Feb 20 Chennai
19 Feb 20 Kolkata
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$1,310 USD + 680 USD Kitty

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05 Mar 20 Chennai
18 Mar 20 Kolkata
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26 Mar 20 Chennai
08 Apr 20 Kolkata
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12 Nov 20 Chennai
25 Nov 20 Kolkata
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03 Dec 20 Chennai
16 Dec 20 Kolkata
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24 Dec 20 Chennai
06 Jan 21 Kolkata
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18 Feb 21 Chennai
03 Mar 21 Kolkata
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11 Mar 21 Chennai
24 Mar 21 Kolkata
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25 Mar 21 Chennai
07 Apr 21 Kolkata
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11 Nov 21 Chennai
24 Nov 21 Kolkata
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02 Dec 21 Chennai
15 Dec 21 Kolkata
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23 Dec 21 Chennai
05 Jan 22 Kolkata
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17 Feb 22 Chennai
02 Mar 22 Kolkata
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10 Mar 22 Chennai
23 Mar 22 Kolkata
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24 Mar 22 Chennai
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