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Tribal Tour in Odisha (Orissa)

Duration: 07 Night / 06 Day

tribal tour in odisha Odisha is the home land of 62 types of tribes and 29% of its population is tribal.

If meeting others culture, knowing more about the indigenous culture is your subject then there will be no better places than the Tribal Tour in Odisha. Travel to these little villages in the valley, their aged old traditions, the weekly markets, the amazing hikes on the spectacular landscape or the drum bits during evening as they dance to the tune of Dhemsa can not only be an life time travel experience but also a learning experience for all.

Our tours to theses sensitive Odisha tribal villages are focused on the principles of Eco tourism which aims to bring benefit to the community we visit and also based on principles of Responsible Travel where our guests share an authentic experience of rural tourism with proper concern and care for the culture, community and environment.

Our recent rural tourism project Desia at Bantalbiri village near Koraput is an example of our work and commitment for the development of tourism in the region taking locals as an integral part of this challenging Endeavour.

Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Bhubaneswar

Arrival Bhubaneswar and meet our rep at the airport or railway station transfer to hotel of your choice.

Visit the the Tribal Research Centre and Museum to get a brief knowledge of the tribes in Odisha and their crafts.

In the evening board the o/n train for Rayagada.

Day 02: Rayagada (Monday)

In the morning visit to Gunupur region to see the housing of Saura tribes and the famous wall painting.

In the afternoon back to hotel.

Day 03: Rayagada

In the morning visit the weekly market of Desia Kondh tribes and afternoon hike to the villages.

Back to Rayagada.

Day 04: Bantalbiri Village (Desia) - Wednesday

In the morning visit the weekly market of Dungurai tribes where they come down the hills to sale their horticultural products and in return they buy their weekly needs of dry fishes or cloths etc.

Drive to Bantalbiri near Koraput and stay at our Desia, rural tourism camp. Warm welcome by the villagers.

Day 05: Onukadelli (Desia) - Thursday

In the morning visit to the most interesting Bonda tribal market at Onukadeli where they come all the way to sale their home made country alcohol .In this market you will also meet interesting Godoba, Paraja, Dedehi and Mali tribes who come to this market to buy their weekly needs or to share a drink from the palm tree.

Lunch by the spectacular waterfall and back to Desia camp to learn about tribal crafts.

Stay at the camp.

Day 06: Village Hike (Desia)

In the morning hike for half a day to visit nearby Godaba, Paraja, Mali villages and back to the camp to relax.

In the evening enjoy the Dhemsa dance by the host community and you may join to match your steps with the tunes of the local drum and flute.

Day 07

In the morning depart for Gupteswar region and hike by the riverside to visit Dhuruba tribes .In the afternoon visit the weekly market at Baligaon and then board the train at Koraput for Bhubaneswar or Puri.

Notice

  • You can stay this night at Jeypore and extend your tour to Chhattisgarh to see other interesting tribes or you can proceed to Visakhapatnam to fly to other destinations as per your choice.
  • Tour can be extended to Puri where there are lot to do as Puri is a holy ancient city with vibrant living culture and nice villages nearby. Also it is a nice place to relax few days before you continue to other destinations.
  • Duration of the trip can be changed as per the time availability and interest of the guest.
  • Foreign tourists need special permit to visit PVTG area and we can obtain the same on prior notice. However the permit is based on local situation and photography is prohibited at PVTG area only.

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