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Joronda, a small place 30 km north of Dhenkanal and around 80 km from capital Bhubaneswar is famous for its Sahus, God, and Festival. Joranda is the centre of the Mahima dharma. Mahimadharma originated in such a manner in which there were no critical rituals of the Brahmanism. It also does not believe in caste & creed. It believes that the Alekh the inscribable absolute is the only creator of the Universe. The festival of Mahima Sadhus (holy men) falls in the month of Feb. In their main monastery at Joranda near Dhenkanal and unique festival is celebrated annually. In this Joronda festival in Dhenkanal the Sadhus worship their supreme sadhus (who wear only lean tree bark on their lower part) at their monastery and offer holy fire on the full moon day for world peace and harmony.

During this festival, the place attracts thousands of tourist and devotees from across the world. The Joronda Festival is considered one of the best religious festivals in Orissa (Odisha).

Tour Itinerary

(9th February – 11th February 2017)

Day 01:- (Sat) – 4th February 2017 – Bhubaneswar

Arrival at Bhubaneswar airport – transfer to hotel.

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Day 02:- (sun)-5th Feb, 2017 – Bhubaneswar

During morning visit the city of temple, Bhubaneswar such as Lingaraj temple, Mukteswar/Sidheswar Temple, Rajarani temple,Brahmeswar temple ( al are 6-12th century temple) Khandagiri/Udaygiri jain caves and tribal Museum. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.

Day 03:- (Mon)-6th Feb, 2017 – Puri

After breakfast drive to Puri enroute visit Dhauli Buddhist stupa, 64 Yogini temple, Pipili appliqu village, Raghurajpur painting village and Gotipua Dance- Malhar Village- Overnight stay at Puri.

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Day 04:- (Tue)-7th Feb, 2017 – Puri

During morning visit Puri city sightseeing by cycle rickshaw such as fishermen village, Priest colony, Narendra Pond, Jagannath temple from the roof top of a monastery. Afternoon visit world heritage site Konark Sun temple. Overnight stay at Puri.

Day 05:- (Wed)-8th Feb, 2017 – Bhitarkanika

After breakfast drive to Bhitarkanika National Park ( full day boating and hiking on core area ). Also meet across the wild crocodile basking in sun, spotted dear, birds and flora and fauna. Dinner with Bon Fire. Overnight stay at Jungle Resort.

Day 06:- (Thu)-9th Feb, 2017 – Dhenkanal

During morning drive to Dhenkanal enroute visit Buddhist Circuit ( Lalitgiri/ Udaygiri/ Ratnagir). Overnight stay at Dhenkanal palace.

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Day 07:- (Fri)-10th Feb, 2017 – Dhenkanal

Full day Joranda Sadhu Festival – Dhenkanal Palace.

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Day 08:- (Sat)-11th Feb, 2017 – Dhenkanal

Full day Joranda Sadhu Festival – Killajodi palace.

Day 09:- (Sun)- 12th Feb, 2017 – Mangalajodi

During morning check out Killajodi and further drive to Mangalajodi Chilika lake to take the silent country side silent boat to watch different migratory and residents birds. Further visit Tara Tarini temple. Overnight stay at Gopalpur.

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Day 10:- (Mon)-13th Feb, 2017 – Baliguda

Drive to Baliguda area to meet Kutia Kondh village. Overnight stay at hotel or if wish camping.

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Day 11:- (Tue)-13th Feb, 2017 – Rayagada

Drive to Chatikona area to meet Deais Kondh village, Jwellery making village, pottery village. Overnight stay at Rayagada or if wish camping.

Day 12:- (Wed)-15th Feb, 2017 – Chatikona

During early morning drive to Chatikona to meet the Dunguria Kondh Tribes in their weekly market, Kuvi Kondh- Podagarh – Mali village. Overnight stay at Jeypore.

Day 13:- (Thu)- 16th Feb, 2017 – Onkadely

During morning after breakfast drive to Onkadely to meet the most colourful Bonda Tribes in their weekly market)- Gadhava village/ tribal dance. Overnight stay at Jeypore.

Day 14:- (Fri)-17th Feb, 2017 – Kunduli

After breakfast drive to Kunduli, the largest tribal market of Orissa to meet Paraja Rana village and further drive to Visakhapatnam for overnight stay.

Day 15:- (Sat)-18th Feb, 2017 – Departure

Departure to Visakhapatnam airport for your onward destination.