Tribal Tour 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.
Day-1 TAPTAPANI BHUBANESWAR-OLASINGH-CHILKA LAKE-TAPTAPANI
Orissa is one of the states in Eastern India, which can boast of a vast tribal population belonging to diverse races and culture.
After B/F proceed Olasingh. The famous textile village. Where one can watch the spinning, reeling processing and weaving in a primitive style. Later proceed to Chilika Lake. The largest brackish water lake in the country. In winter it is a flutter with thousands of migratory birds as far as from Siberia. Continue drive to Taptapani enroute visit some unique south Orissan villages. Tapatapani a beautiful place surrounded by mountain & forest and a sulfur spring.
O/N in a Tourist Bungalow.
Day-2 RAYAGADA TAPTAPANI-RAYAGADA
After B/F drive through the zigzag forest and meeting with the tribal inhabitants the Saora is a special experience.
Arrive RAYAGUDA AND PROCEED TO Hotel Swagat.
Day-3 JEYPORE RAYAGUDA-CHATIKONA-KORAPUT-JEYPORE (Must be a Wednesday)
In the morning proceed to Chatikona to visit the weekly tribal market of the Dongaria Kondh tribes. It is a colourful market and has a large gathering of Dongaria who comes down from the Nilayamgiri Hill. This tribes were famous in history once for their human sacrifice. The ladies are very well ornamented and the typical style of the dress & hairstyle of the man are interesting to watch.
Later proceed to Jeypour enroute visit some Landia Paroja tribes & Villages.
Arrive evening & checked in to Hotel Madhumatti.
Day-4, Thursday JEYPORE-ANKADELI-BAIPARIGUDA-JEYPORE
Morning proceed to Ankadeli to visit the most primitive and interesting BONDA Tribe. Who comes once in a week for their weekly market down from the mountain, nearly 15-Km away.
If extended for six Days
Day-5, Friday JEYPORE, VISHAKHAPATNAM
Morning proceed to KUNDULI Market.The biggest weekly market of Paraja and Mali tribes. Paraja Tribes and evening drive back to Hotel O/N.
Distance-200 KMs, Driving Time-5 Hrs + Visit
Day-6, Saturday JEYPORE-VISHAKHAPATNAM
After breakfast proceed to Vishakhapatnam enroute visit some beautiful south Indian villages and caves.
Distance-250 KMs, Driving Time-8 Hrs + Visit.
extend/reduce the Programme as per the requirement
of the clients