Koraput Gataway (03 Night 04 Days)
Koraput getaways offers a comprehensive insight into Tribal lifestyle, culture and heritage of the Koraput area.
Start Point: Koraput
End Point: Koraput
Best Season To Travel
- Day-1 Arrival at Koraput by Afternoon train from Visakhapatnam. Evening visit to Deonali.
- Day-2 Full day excursion to Bonda Market at Onekadeli.
- Day-3 Visit Gupteshwar Temple and Jagannath Temple.
- Day-4 Departure.
Koraput - Jagannath Temple Koraput (1.00 kms), Tribal Village Visit - Weekly Haats - Handicrafts (5.00 kms), Deomali (35.00 kms), Gupteswar Temple (80.00 kms)
Malpua: It a typical Odisha Malpua is a sweet pancake prepared by making a batter of coconut, crushed ripe bananas, flour with milk or water and seasoned with cardamoms. These pancakes are then fried and served hot.
Chhena Poda Pitha: It is made up by caramelizing chhena (well kneaded homemade cottage cheese) with the richness of dry fruits like cashew nuts and raisins.
Dalma: It is avegetarian recipe in which lentils and vegetables are boiled together and garnished with aromatic spices. Toor dal is the most commonly used lentil.
Khechadi: It is made by cooking rice and lentils together in ghee that gives it a rich flavour. The Khechadi is basically the Oriya version of the Indian ‘Khichdi’.
Bara: It is prepared from black-gram dal or urad dal along with rice.
Chhena Jhili: It is prepared by frying fresh cheese balls and caramelising it with sugar syrup.
Badi: It is made up of black-gram being grinded on a slit-stone and given the shape of a flower.
Chenna Poda: The enduring taste of burnt cottage cheese equaling with the sweet sugar syrup that’s added to it, makes the taste of Chhena Poda kind of hard to forget.
Pakhala Bhata: This is prepared with cooked rice little fermented in water.
Ghanta: Ghanta in Odia means mixed. This dish is prepared by mixing a variety of vegetables and is mostly enjoyed during festivals.
Dahi Kanji: It is a soupy dish like dal made up of curd, mixed with vegetables. The curd gives the dish a tangy flavor. The use of veggies, lentils and curd makes this dish very healthy.
Khata: Khatta is prepared along with jaggery and other condiments and it is mostly eaten as a side dish.
Kheersagar: This sweet dish has small chhena /cottage cheese balls dipped in thickened and sweetened milk seasoned with cardamom and saffron for that awesome flavour.
- Keep in the specified roads and trails driving off trails you may trample growing trees and cause disturbance to resting animals and their young.
- Respect the wild animals and maintain a safe distance from them remember you are in their home and they get the first priority.
- Keep seated in your vehicle at any points in the park it is dangerous to get down. This for your own safety and the safety of wildlife.
- Do not disappoint if you don't see a tiger. There are many other interesting creatures that are to be seen and cherished.
- The Park is not zoo: so don't expect to see wildlife everywhere. Kanha National Park is breathtaking even in its scenery.
- Keep the park pollution free. While inside the park please put your non-biodegradable litter (thin cans, plastic, glass bottle, metal foils etc.) into the bag provided and dispose of it on your way out.
- Please obtain services of Nature Guides that the park has trained for your benefit. They are great help to you in sporting wildlife and ensuring that you not to lose your way in forest.
- Do not smoke or light campfires in the forest. Accidental fires can destroy this wonderful jungle in no time.
- The most important of all the tips is for women. They should avoid wearing tight fitting or revealing clothes, to prevent unwarranted risk.
- It is always safe to check out anything you want to, during the day. Late night strolls better be avoided, especially when you are alone.
- Refrain from getting overfriendly with strangers. Do not get too personal with people like taxi drivers, auto drivers, tourist guides, etc.
- Never consume any eatable offered by strangers. If you accept it as etiquette demands, make sure you throw it afterwards.
- Keep all your cash and valuables under lock and key in your hotel room. Avoid carrying and exhibiting them in busy streets.
- Couples and newly-weds must avoid public display of affection in certain areas. Follow the tone of the place and go conservative in places where it is required.
- Avoid consuming the tempting roadside food, especially in a new place. It might leave you with an upset stomach, along with a satiated appetite.
- Do not have non-vegetarian dishes in cheap and lousy places. Whenever you feel like eating meat or fish, it is advisable to go for high quality and hygienic places.
- Whenever you visit a local eating joint, do not eat cut fruits and salads. They are generally stale in most of these places. It is better to stick to cooked and fried food as far as possible.
- Ensure that you always drink bottled water with an intact seal. Keep health hazards at bay and avoid drinking water at the roadside stalls, dhabas and even the local restaurants.
- High levels of humidity in the place require that you drink lot of fluids, especially during the summers. It will help to replenish water-loss due to sweating.