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Ethnic Tribal Tours Orissa

GODDESS OF THE FOREST (Tribal)

Orissa is one of the States in India, which can boast of a vast tribal population belonging to diverse races and culture. It has the second largest concentration of Tribals and constitutes an impressive 23 percent of the total population of the state. In the last few decades the veil has been ripped of the Tribal heart and of Orissa.

Ethnic curio seekers, Anthropologists, Sociologists and Missionaries-they have all from time to time tried to penetrate the mystery surrounding the tribes of Orissa.

Of these Tribes, the most numerous are the Kondh, the Paraja, the Gadabas, Koya and the famous Bonda tribes. Each of these tribes is marked for its own culture.

Tour to hill Tribes with Car/Coach and guide can be extremely interesting. The scenery is magnificent, the villages and hamlets are fascinating. The tribes are quite friendly. It is very interesting to watch different colorful weekly markets. Tour to the tribe can be organised with proper planning.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE TRIP:

Best time Oct. To March (Tour can be organised in April, but temperature will be more)

Tour can be organised from 4 days to 10 days or more as required by the tourist. We always recommend minimum 5 days, as has to cover long distance during the tour, One Govt. approved guide for the whole trip.

The general Entry/Exit point will be Bhubaneswar, Vizag will be the alternative point. Bhubaneswar/Vizag can be the Entry/Exit point.

We can organise both Hotel/Village stay and both combined, depending upon the programme. Village stay can only be organised with less tourists. Hotels in the Tribal areas are small nice, clean and attached bath. Toilets are mixed Indian and European Style.

It is always advisable to reduce the strength in case of group. We recommend 10 maximum for smooth and nice visit.

Car/Jeep will be quicker and comfortable for the trip. Most of the Hotels provide good food with different style. We also carry with us foodstuff linen and other necessary materials with us.

As this is a special interest tour guest should be flexible and the guide has liberty to change the program with best and suitable alternatives. Photography is not allowed in Bonda Market. Rest guide will help you in taking photographs.

A tribal lady adorned with exquisite jewellry

Day-01, Monday BHUBANESWAR-BALIGUDA

After Breakfast Proceed to Baliguda enroute visiting some typical Orissan villages, Picnic Lunch on the way. A drive in evening & Check-in to Hotel Santosh. Dinner and O/N.
Distance-300 KMs, Driving Time-07 Hrs + Visit

Day-02, Tuesday BALIGUDA-BELGHAR-RAYAGADA

Early morning after breakfast proceed to Belghar to visit trek into the villages of Kutia Kondh Tribes inside the forest and mountains. The Kondhs were once famous in the history for their Human Sacrifice. The Kondhs are very simple, frank and they are very hospitable. Their height is average standard. They are healthy, strong. They are very jolly and do not think of future like. After visiting them picnic lunch will provide and proceed to Rayagada. Dinner and O/N at Hotel Swagath/Jyoti Mahal.
Distance-200 KMs, Driving Time-4/0 HRs+Visit

Day-03, Wednesday RAYAGADA-CHATIKONA-KORAPUT-JAIPORE (Must be a Wednesday)

After breakfast drive down to Chatikona to watch the interesting colorful weekly market of Dongaria Kondh Tribes. This tribe is one of most primitive tribe of the Kondh’s they live in the high slopes of the Niyamagiri Hills. These people are horticulturists. They grow of fruits like Orange. Pineapple, Banana Etc. The male people are using earring. Nose-ring and keep their hair as woman. Later proceed to Jeypore enroute visit some villages of Paroja tribes and lunch will be provide on the way and check in hotel Madhumati/Hallo Jeypore.

Distance-240 KMs, Driving Time-06 Hrs + Visit

Day-04, Thursday JEYPORE-ANKADELI-LAMPTAPUT-JEYPORE

After breakfast proceed to Ankadeli to visit the famous Bonda tribes who comes once every l; week for their weekly market. It is a unique opportunity ton see such a colorful concentration of typical tribals of at one place. Most interesting is to watch the Bonda woman in their colourful Jewellaries and marketing commodities.

Later proceed to Lampatput, Lampatput and the near by villages are famous for another interesting and primitive tribes of Orissa is the Gadaba. They are one of the early settlers of this country and trace their origin to the time of Ramayana. Your can also watch the famous and beautiful dance of this tribe the Demsa.

Return to Hotel O/N.

Distance-180 KMs, Driving Time-4 HRs+Visit

Day-05, Friday JEYPORE-KUNDULI-NANDAPUR-JEYPORE

Morning proceed to Kunduli weekly market. It is the biggest market of the tribal area where you will find the main concentration of the beautiful Sana Paroja & Mali tribes. Later proceed to some of villages to watch the beautiful village life etc. & we will make you small trekking inside the beautiful valley of Nandpur.

Evening return to Hotel O/N.

Distance-200 KMs, Driving Time-5 Mt. + Visit.

Day-6 TAPTAPANI JEYPORE/TAPTAPANI

Morning proceed to Taptapani enroute visit some Bada Paroja villages. Bada Paraoja is very well dressed with more ornamental in the body. Also visit some Saora Villages.
Later drive down to Taptapani. If anywhere nature reveals its enigmatic charisma, it is here in Taptapani, an exotic world of wonder. Enjoy the nature close to your heart and carry the memory years to come. A hot spring which till dates the local habitat use on a mark of Blessing.

Arrive evening, check into tourist Bungalow O/N.

Distant-300 KMs, Driving Time 8 Hrs visit.

Day-7 TAPTAPANI-CHILIKA LAKE-BHUBANESWAR

After breakfast drive down to Chilika Lake, the largest brackish Water Lake in the country. In winter Chilika aflutter with thousands of migratory birds as far as from Siberia. Cruise around the lake.

Proceed to Bhubaneswar, watch the Salt Production and some interesting south Orissa villages with stopover in a primitive textile village.

Distance-240 KMs, Driving Time-5 Hrs + Visit

We can extend/reduce the Programme as per the requirement of the clients

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