Duration: 07 Night / 06 Day
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.
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.
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.
In the morning visit the weekly market of Desia Kondh tribes and afternoon hike to the villages.
Back to Rayagada.
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.
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.
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.
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.