Travel into the heart of Odisha and find life buzzing in marketplaces and jungles.
This 13-day expedition takes you into the heart of Odisha, into the melting-pot marketplaces that the bloggers haven’t reached yet. Shop alongside Kondh people, explore the lush and fertile hillside that is under threat from mining companies and discover thousands of years of history etched into the sandstone walls of temples in Bhubaneswar.
The eclectic markets of Odisha are the only chance most foreigners will ever have to interact with people from the difficult to access tribes of Odisha
Explore lush jungle, fertile hillside and brackish lakes and get a sense of why many tribes feel a spiritual connection to the land here
Begin in the heritage-rich ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata, and explore streets lined with thousands of clay goddesses in the potter’s quarter
See a side of India beyond the photos of the Taj Mahal and the Ganges – Odisha is a lesser-explored state full of historical and cultural treasures
Explore the excavated caves of Khandagiri and Udaigiri, which served as a dwelling and abbey for Jain monks almost 2000 years ago in Bhubaneswar
This is a new trip in 2018 to a region that we have extensively researched but have not run a trip to. Occasionally the itinerary may change. We will do all we can to let you know of any changes.
Travel through Odisha offers the opportunity to encounter life among some of the local tribes in as organic a way as possible. Where possible we do not engage in activities that are “put on” for the benefit of tourists. Although foreigners tend to stand out in these communities, we aim to travel through these areas in the least disruptive way as possible. If you’re wondering if the way you’re acting is respectful, consider how you would interact with strangers in your hometown. Would you take photos without asking, gawk, point or ask invasive questions? Probably not! When in doubt, talk to your local leader about which behaviour is appropriate.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our India Expedition: Markets & Jungles of Odisha trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.