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October 29 - November 12, 2006

Uncommon Journeys, LLC
Orissa: India's Wonderful Secret


© Debbie Jefkin-Elnekave

Imagine a kaleidoscope of resplendent colors, beguiling faces and fascinating lifestyles. Now picture secluded hamlets of mysterious, seldom visited tribes. Add a flourish of medieval art, architecture and dance. You have just imagined Orissa, a world apart from the rest of India, but just as intriguing. Every last traveler on earth should visit Orissa. It is the epitome of an unspoiled land; a gem among exotic travel destinations. But don't take our word for it. Come join us and see for yourself!

Tour Highlights

*Visit isolated hamlets of the Soura, Gadhaba, Kondh & Bonda Tribes

* Feast your eyes on the colorful bounty of the weekly markets

*Attend performances of exotic Odissi and Gotipua dance forms

*Observe craftspeople at work with spectacular weaving, carving and painting

*Explore medieval temples, steeped in history & spirituality

Tour price: $3500 | Single supplement: $460

The tour price, based on a minimum of 6 participants, includes 13 nights hotel accommodations, all meals from October 31 through breakfast on November 12, domestic airfare between Calcutta and Bhubaneshwar, ground transportation by motor coach; airport transfers, entrance fees, tips of a group nature and the services of local and photographic guides. The tour price excludes international airfare, visa, beverages, tip to local guide and personal expenses.

A deposit of $500 is required to register and secure a place on the Orissa, Gem of India tour. This down payment is fully refundable if notice is given 60 days prior to the departure date. The balance of the tour cost is due 60 days prior to departure date.

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