Odisha’s Tribal Culture is not small; it’s very huge, with 62 distinct tribal communities Odisha leading the group in tribal communities in India. Kondha, Santals, Saura, Bonda etc are some popular tribes in Odisha those leaving in various locations of the state. These peoples language, culture, tradition, rituals, believes are different and their art and crafts also.
Tourist very much like Tribal Tour in Odisha in which they get chance to spend time with tribal peoples of Odisha and enjoy their festivals, traditional dance and song, so tourist prefer to hire Odisha Tribal Tour Packages offered by Great Indian Journey. Every year more and more numbers of tourist visiting Odisha with the purpose of exploring tribal communities of Odisha.
Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destinations: Bhubaneswar – Chilka Lake – Taptapani – Rayagada – Jeypore – Vishakhapatna
Important: Local tribal weekly market are one of the great attraction to see the gathering of tribal people and easy to visit rather the remote village. So the itinerary is arranged according to the market day in below places.
Day 01: Delhi or Mumbai – Bhubaneswar (Saturday)
Arrive at Bhubaneswar Airport/ Railway Stn and transfer to hotel. Half day visit of Bhubaneswar temples (Lingaraj Temple, Mukteswara Temple, Rajarani Temple, Parsurameswara Temple, Parsurameswara Temple etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar – Olasingh – Chilka lake – Taptapani (Sunday)
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 Asia Continent. 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. Taptapani a beautiful place surrounded by mountain & forest and a sulfur spring. Overnight at Tourist lodge/ Bunglow.
Day 03: Taptapani – Rayagada (Monday)
Morning drive to Rayagada enroute visiting the Langia Soura tribal village. Soura are one of the oldest known tribes of Odisha (Orissa). They are doing shifting cultivation. The ceremonies and festivals of the Souras are the occasions when the social bonds are commented. The Souras also practice both sororate and levirate forms of marriage, i.e., a man can marry his deceased wife’s younger sister and woman can marry her deceased husband’s younger brother. They are very famous for their wall paintings known as IKONS. Overnight at hotel in Rayagada.
Day 04: Rayagada – Timuliband – Rayagada (Tuesday)
Morning visit of Tumudi Bandh to see the Kotgad tribal market and village to see the Kutia Kondh tribes. 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 overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Rayagada – Chatikona – Koraput – Jeypore (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.
Day 06: Jeypore – Onukadeli – Lamptaput -Jeypore (Thursday)
Morning drive to Onukadeli to visit Bonda Tribal Market who comes once in a week for their weekly market. It is a unique opportunity to see such a colorful concentration of typical tribe of at one place. Most interesting is to watch the Bonda woman in their colourful Jewelries and marketing commodities. The Bondas are one of them and hills on which they live are called Bondo Hills. Once they were regarded as a criminal tribe among the tribes of Odisha. Their language is called “Remo” which comes under Austro Asiatic language. They get opportunity to establish intimacy with marriageable girls and select their sweet hearts.
Later proceed to Lampatput and the near by villages are famous for another interesting and primitive tribes of Odisha is the Gadaba. They are one of the early settlers of this country and trace their origin to the time of Ramayana. build their houses in two rows facing each other with some broad way left between them. The economic life of the Gadabas mainly center on agriculture. Your can also watch the famous and beautiful dance of this tribe the Demsa. Return to Hotel Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Jeypore -Kunduli -Nandapur -Jeypore (Friday)
This morning Visit of Kunduli Market and visit few Paraja Tribal Villages. O/N at Jeypore. The Parajas are on of the well-known major tribes of Odisha. They broadly divided into two sections such as Bada Paroja & Sana Paroja. Men usually wear lion cloths, napkins and women wear coarse and cheap sarees. Children up to 3-4 years of age go naked. (Market only on FRIDAY) Morning proceed to Kunduli weekly market of PARAJA tribe. The Parajas are one of the well-known major tribes of Odisha. They broadly divided into two sections such as Bada Paroja & Sana Paroja. Men usually wear lion cloths, napkins and women wear coarse and cheap sarees. Children up to 3-4 years of age go naked. 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 for overnight.
Day 08: Jeypore – Vishakhapatnam (Saturday)
Morning drive to Gupteswar to visit the Dhuruba tribal village.They are the one of the oldest tribes of Odisha and found in Koraput district of Odisha. As regards the family, the father acts as the head and manages the family. The income of the family members goes to the headman and it is the head man’s duty to fulfill the needs of the family members. Both nuclear and joint families are found among the Dhuruba. Later proceed your drive to REACH Vishakhapatnam by evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Vishkhapatnam departure
Morning visit Simanchalam Temple at Visakhapatnam and other tourist attraction. Later departure transfer for onward connection.