Popular Tribes Of Odisha in our Tribal Packages
Our exclusive Orissa Tour Packages are designed for those seeking an authentic experience, allowing you to delve into the heart of Southern Odisha’s rich cultural tapestry. Connect with the warm and affable locals, gaining insights into their way of life, traditions, and practices. This guided Orissa Tribal Tour promises a deep and meaningful interaction with the indigenous communities, providing you with a firsthand understanding of their customs.
Odisha, often hailed as the homeland of simple and humble tribes, boasts a diverse array of cultures and traditions. With approximately 62 distinct tribes, comprising 29% of the state’s population, the land is a vibrant tapestry of diversity. Through our curated tours, you’ll have the opportunity to witness and appreciate the unique heritage of these tribes, gaining a profound appreciation for their contribution to the cultural mosaic of Odisha.
Ryask Tourism offers diverse packages showcasing the vibrant cultures of various tribal communities in Orissa, such as the Santal, Bhumia, Bonda, Kondh, Gond, Oraon, Sora, Lanjia Saora, and Gadaba. These itineraries are carefully curated to immerse visitors in the unique aspects of each tribe, featuring group dances adorned in authentic costumes and performances of traditional tribal music, known as “Dhemsha.” Experience the distinctive hairstyles, traditional attire, intricate ornaments, and architectural styles of their homes, while gaining insights into the distinct languages that set these communities apart. Explore the rich tapestry of Orissa’s tribal heritage with Dulcimer Tours and witness the captivating diversity of these indigenous groups.
Odisha Tribal Tours Itinerary –
Day 1 – Odisha (Orissa) Tribal Journeys Tours On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport met by our negotiator transfer to hotel. Later if time permit half day sightseeing of famous city temples along with Rajarani, Mukteswar ( Gem of Orissan architecture ), Brahmeswar & Lingaraj ( it is the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 2 – Morning after breakfast drive to Mundiguda in Malkangiri to visit the weekly market of the Bondo and Didayi tribes Bondos are the most undeveloped tribes of Odisha (Orissa) living in the Bondo hills. They speak Remo,a idiom which has an weakness with the language of the Mundas of Austro-Asiatic descent. The “ringa”, 2 ft wide and long fabric, woven from the “kerang” plant, and tied to their waist is their traditional costume. Heavy brass and aluminium collar necklaces and beads are vital accessories used by the Bonda women. Overnight stay at Malkangiri.
Day 3 – Morning after breakfast Drive to Machhakunda in Koraput district area to visit the primitive Baro Gadaba tribe. Odisha (Orissa) Tribal Tour Goalpara and Rural 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 an equivalent 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. Overnight stay at Koraput.
Day 4 – Morning after Breakfast Drive to Rayagada via Paraja and Kondhs villages. Late afternoon – drive to the Niyamgiri Hill to visit the primitive villages of Dongria Kondh. The Kondhs descend from the Proto Australoids, and belong to one of the sub groups, Desia Kondh, Kutias and the Dongria Kondhs. The Dongrias 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. Overnight stay at Raygada
Day 5 – Morning after Breakfast visit Chatikona market and one of the Dongariya villages. Afternoon – Proceed to Gopalpur. Tour Service End.
Odisha Tribal Tour – Famous Tribes of Orissa India
Exploring tribal communities presents the opportunity to immerse oneself in a tapestry of unique festivals, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of these tribes. Among the myriad celebrations, the Tribal Fair in Bhubaneshwar, Chow Festival in Baripada, Folk Dance Festival in Sambalpur, Tribal Festival in Koraput, and the vibrant Puri Beach Festival stand out.
Before embarking on this cultural odyssey, ensure you carry essential documents such as your passport, visa, and photo ID cards. Familiarize yourself with the transportation infrastructure and route maps for emergency preparedness. Gain insights into the local vegetation, ecosystem, and potential health concerns, along with preventive measures.
While photography is generally permitted in tribal areas, it’s courteous to seek permission from the locals before capturing moments. Dress appropriately for the climate in darker colors to avoid attracting wildlife.
Learn the basics of the tribal language, including greetings and thank you, to foster meaningful interactions. If you’re a foreign visitor, acquaint yourself with the Indian currency, the sole mode of transaction in these remote areas.
Considering the remote and potentially challenging nature of these journeys, obtaining travel insurance is advisable. Be thoroughly prepared and well-informed to make the most of your tribal tour, appreciating the beauty and uniqueness of these isolated communities.