10 Days & 9 Nights
Odisha is an amazing land known for its ethnicity and cultural heritage. If you are looking to interact with the traditional culture, practices and the people then there is no other better place than Odisha to travel and spend your vacation. Odisha is called the homeland of 62 types of tribes which constitutes 29% of its population. The Exclusive Odisha Tribal tour includes traveling to villages, interacting with the tribes and getting to know about their culture and traditions. The tour includes visiting weekly markets, funfairs, trekking, hiking and many other adventures packed in one. It is a special interest tour and we recommend this to people who are not interested to go to a very touristic place. Have you checked out our highly recommended Odisha Tribal Tour?
On your arrival, our representative will transfer you to your hotel.
Early departure for Mundiguda in Malkangiri to visit the weekly market of the Bondo and Didayi tribes. Bondas are the most primitive tribes of Odisha (Orissa) living in the Bondo hills. They speak Remo, a dialect that has an affinity with the language of the Mundas of Austro-Asiatic descent. The "ring", a 2 ft wide and long fabric, woven from the "Kerang" plant, and tied to their waist is their traditional costume. Heavy brass and aluminum collar necklaces and beads are vital accessories used by the Bonda women. The Didayis share the same territory as the Bondas but speak another variant of the Munda language. The Didayi women wear a "kisalu" and are equally fond of ornaments made from silver, gold, aluminum and some alloys. The village council plays an important role in their lives, all village elders, the headman, and the village priest constitute the village council which has an important role in their lives. After a photo session proceeds to the Gupteswara area to see the Dhuruba tribes. Evening - back to the hotel.
Odisha (Orissa) Tribal Tour to Gotalpara and Dural villages are typical Baragadaba villages. This tribe is culturally and socially more evolved, and have very clean and well-kept homes. The Gadabas believe in strong family ties, and accord equal status to men and women. They celebrate the "Goter" festival with much fanfare and organize a hunting festival during March and April. Rice beer and Mahua liquor are prepared for the occasion, and the enchanting Dhemsa dance is very much part of the merrymaking.
Late afternoon - drive to the Niyamgiri Hill to visit the primitive villages of Dongariya Kondh. The Kondhs descend from the Proto Australoids and belong to one of the subgroups, Desia Kondh, Kutias, and the Dongariya Kondhs. The Dongarias are concentrated in Bisamkatak in the Niyamgiri hills and are very aggressive by nature. The men sport long hair and wear a comb through the hair as an accessory.
Afternoon - Proceed to Gopalpur.
Proceed to Puri en-route the Kalijai Temple Island in Chilka lake. Overnight stay at Puri.
Afternoon - visit a traditional painting village, either Raghurajpur or Khasposak. Visit Puri Jagannath temple and the market area. Overnight stay at Puri.
Afternoon - visit ancient temples of Bhubaneswar.
Visit Hirapur Yogini temple and bell metal workshop in the village, snake charmers village, tribal museum and Udayagiri caves.
After breakfast proceed to the airport /railway station to catch the flight or train to your home town.