Alternative Tours
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Alternative tours india - private day tours organizes day tours in bhubaneswar to see ancient temples and conducts tours to chilika lake , Puri and Konark. The company is recognized by the ministry of Tourism , government of India and Odisha.
Bhubaneswar, India

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Guido C
Province of Trento, Italy3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Very interesting and unique experience. We have seen the last members of ancient tribes that probably will disappear in a next future.
Organisation was perfect in any point.
Written 12 February 2024
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GlobeTrotting196988
Tilburg, The Netherlands2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
We had a trip of 24 days completely organised by Alternative Tours for us. They brought us to Dhenkanal where we visited the Saddhus, Bithartanika with his crocodiles and templetown Bhubeneswar. Along the coast we visited Puri en Gopalpur on sea. There we stayed in beautiful hotels like Sterling and Pramod Landsend.
We made a tour of 12 days along many tribes with our attentive guide Pratik. He brought us to villages and markets where we experienced the tribal life. We saw the tattoo-faced Kondh, Dongoriya, Bisonhorn Maria tribe, etc.
Our guide arranged a tribedance for us in the field.
We got explanation about the daily life and the handricraft like pottery making, brassworking, weaving textile and baskets.
All these experiences we will never forget. Thank you Alternative Tours.
Written 13 January 2024
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benebeneflafla
Rome, Italy5 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Excellent tour agency! We really enjoyed the Odisha’s tour and the way it was planned. We had the chance to understand the tribal cultures present in the area visiting small and authentic villages. The guides are super competent and kind.
Highly recommended.
Written 9 January 2024
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Mary P
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Dec 2023 • Couples
Alternative Tours arranged a 3 day programme for us based on what we had asked to see. Jaga our guide was amazing - very knowledgeable about the history and significance of all the sites. We managed to see all the main temples plus the caves in and around Bhubaneswar and (on another day) the sun temple at Konark. With Jaga’s help we really came away feeling we’d done justice to this lovely city! Rahul the driver was also great; very careful and steady. We highly recommend this company and its polite, helpful and informative staff. Will and Mary UK.
Written 13 December 2023
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Tourist24837576256
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Business
Upon returning from a beautiful Orissa trip (there were 13 of us) I must say that the “Alternative Tour “punctually respected all agreements. All the staff who accompanied us were always extremely punctual for appointments, professional and precise regarding assistance to the group. Jagabandhu Pradhan known as Jaga was our guide for the 12 day tour of Orissa. Friendly, definitely prepared, always ready to satisfy the needs of the group. He knows well all the various villages and the ways to come into contact with the people. He speaks excellent English and provided comprehensive explanations in a simple but professional manner, answering all our questions, but he is also very helpful and patient. A particular mention to the excellent driver Santosh, tireless and extremely professional. Attentive and prudent driver with smooth, precise and safe driving even over long distances and he knows every road in the region perfectly.
Written 6 December 2023
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Odyssey53146065677
Warsaw, Poland1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
Amazing tribe tours - in Odisha and in Gujarat.
Asish Mishra and his father Mr Srikant Mishra - are great people - very reliable, honest, and responsible.
With knowledge and experience in organizing out of the trail tours.
They organized the drivers for us, advised the best places to see, and booked accommodation.
We could feel safe and secure.
Written 26 November 2023
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Katie G
London, UK19 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
We had the most fantastic trip to Odisha and Chhattisgarh to see tribal people with Alternative Tours. Everything was beautifully organised by Ashish. Nothing was too much trouble for him - from sourcing obscure tribal paintings and jars of mango chutney to power banks and cans of Schweppes tonic. Ashish also provided us with the best guide, Jaga, and an exceptional and safe driver, Bulu. Both were excellent company. Jaga was extremely knowledgable and was brilliant at taking us to remote villages and talking to the people there, who knew him well, which enabled us to interact with those we met on a natural and relaxed basis. So we saw a wonderful variety of tribal communities, their beautiful clothing and textiles and learned a lot about their way of living. Jaga was fantastic at checking our hotels and their kitchens on arrival, and finding extremely good dhabas for our lunch stops. Not only that, he was great company with an excellent sense of humour so our days in the car on our very long road trip were always interesting and enormous fun. The hotels were pretty good, considering we were off the beaten track, but we particularly enjoyed staying at Alternative Tours own eco camp, Petta, run by Ashish's charming father, up in the hills and set in a beautiful forest. The staff there were local people and they concocted delicious breakfasts and dinners for us. It was heaven being surrounded by the sounds of the forest, at dawn and dusk, and we could have stayed there for many more days. I cannot thank Ashish enough for our fabulous trip, and Jaga and Bulu for guiding us along the way. We really were in the best hands and I cannot recommend Alternative Tours more highly.
Written 18 November 2023
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GrandTour34122039164
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Oct 2023 • Couples
We spent 2-nights in Bhubaneswar and 1-night in Puri . The whole tour was managed by "Alternative Tours". They provided a capable guide plus a good driver and car for the entire journey. The whole process of dealing with the agency was efficient and transparent and I would have no hesitation recommending them to fellow travellers to Orissa. The highlight of our trip was the magnificent Konark Sun Temple, which is a half-day trip from Puri or Bhubaneshwar plus the Chausath Yogini Temple - which is on route to Puri. An annoyance in all temple towns are touts and priests so exercise due caution and follow the instructions of the guide when in doubt.
Written 26 October 2023
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Excursion14857962933
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
Great experience traveling in and out Puri with alternative tours.. Tripwrise, they organised everything properly right from arrival at the airport. Darshan went very well. Driver is very humble and honest. Would surely recommend to others
Written 23 October 2023
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Giovanni S
Milan, Italy1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
We have just returned from the wonderful 12-day customized tour of Northern India very professionally organized by Alternative Tour. Special trip and of great emotional value for our family as it was our wish to retrace the places where our father spent as a prisoner of war six long years in the town of Yol, in the Kangra valley, off the best known tourist routes. This goal was achieved thanks to the support of our guide Sanjay, whose excellent Italian was a real asset.
In a second part of the trip we had the opportunity to visit Delhi, Amritsar, Dharamsala, Jaipur and Agra, again accompanied by Mr. Sanjay; and then Varanasi, followed by the excellent guide Rajesh, who was also very knowledgeable and with excellent Italian. Drivers always attentive and very punctual.
Many thanks to Alternative Tours (Mr. Srikant and Mr. Ashish), to the Delhi Office Manager Mr. Mamlesh. We will definitely refer to them to organize our next trips to India. Highly recommended.
INCREDIBLE INDIA!
Written 22 October 2023
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