Tribal Village 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 : BHUBANESWAR-CHILKA LAKE-TAPTAPANI (250 KM)
Depart Bhubaneswar to Chilka lake enroute visit some villages. Visit the Kalijai Temple inside the lake, the largest salt-water lake of Asia. Later drive to Taptapani visits some Saora villages.
O/N Tourist Bungalow.
Day-2 : TAPTAPANI-CHATIKANA-JEYPORE (300 KMs)
After early B/F, proceed to Chatikana (130 KMs) away to watch the weekly market of Dongaria Kondh. Later drive to Jeypore enroute visits some Paraja tribal villages.
(This must be Wednesday)
O/N Hotel Madhumati/Apsara
Day-3 : JEYPORE-ANKADELI-LAMPTAPUT-JEYPORE (Thuesday)
Morning proceed to Ankadeli to watch the most interesting weekly market of the Bonda Tribes. Afternoon proceed to watch some Gadaba Tribal villages. You can watch the colorful Gadaba dance back to Hotel.O/N.
Day-4 : JEYPORE-NANDAPUR-KUNDALI-RAYAGUDA (250 KMs)
Morning proceed to Nandpur, to visit some Paraja Sana Villages. Later drive to the biggest weekly market of Mali/Paraja tribes. Continue drive to Rayagada, enroute visit some villages. O/N Hotel Swagat
Day-5 : RAYAGADA-GOPALPUR ON SE/BHUBANESWAR (230 KMS/400 KMs.)
After B/F proceed to Gopalpur on sea or to Bhubaneswar.
extend/reduce the Programme as per the requirement
of the clients