Orissa 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 Orissa to travel and spend your vacation. Orissa is called as the homeland of tribes, there are 62 types of tribes which constitutes 29% of its population. With this you can clearly know that Orissa is one land that is rich in culture as well as modernization of thoughts of practices.
The Orissa tribal tour includes the traveling to these little villages, interacting with their people and getting to know about their practices. The tour includes visiting weekly markets, fun fairs, trekking, hiking and many other adventures packed in one. The tour consists of spectacular view points, scenic beauty and the adorable habitation that would make you feel every day of the tour worthwhile. It is a lifetime experience that includes a lot of learning and knowledge sharing.
Arrival at Bhubaneswar. Full day city tour. Overnight at Hotel.
Drive to Pallahara territory of Parudi Bhuinya. Overnight at Keonjhar.
Morning excursion to Gonsika village, visit juang tribe villages return back to Keonjhar. Overnight at Keonjhar
Morning drive to Birhor villages near Jashipur. Overnight at Jashipur.
Drive from Jashipur to Sambalpur, stop at Hinduistic villages. Overnight at Sambalpur.
Drive from Sambalpur to Baliguda, Enroute textile villages . Overnight at Pushangia eco resort in our own eco camp which is inside the kondh villages.
Full trek to visit some non touristic tattoo faced kondh villages which are close to the eco camp. Overnight Pushangia eco resort.
Drive from Bataguda to rayagada, visit village of kutia kondhs – later visit kotagarh weekly market on Tuesdays, craft village of Jhigdi – drive further to Rayagada. Overnight at Rayagada,
Early morning visit Chattikona weekly market of Dongoriya and Desia kondhs which is on Wednesdays. later drive to Jeypore en route Minapai village. Overnight at Jeypore.
Morning drive to Onkudelli weekly market of Bondas and Gadabbas on Thursdays. Later drive to Peta to visit Rana and Paroja villages. Overnight at Peta camp in our own camp site in small tents, food served by Rana tribal family.
Full day trek to bada gadaba villages. Overnight in Peta camp.
Morning trek to Paraja villages, afternoon visit Lamataput weekly market of paroja, gadabba and rana tribe. Overnight at Peta camp.
Drive to gupteswar , full day trek to Dharuba gond villages , morning trek sorispadar, talur, chilipadar, kenduguda, siribeda. Lunch with dharuba gond family. Later walk through the river side to Gupteshwar caves and return back to Jeypore. Overnight at jeypore.
Monday drive to Rayagada en route visit Jagganath temple and tribal museum at Koraput, Limcaguda pottery makers village, Lendriguda, later visit Kakirguma weekly market of Paroja tribe. Overnight at Rayagada.
Morning drive to Puttasingh hills to visit Lanjia Saura villages , and see shamanistic rituals in the village and the also visit the tibetan monastery at Jirang. Overnight at Taptapani ( possible to have a hot sulphuric bath from the springs )
Drive to Mangalajodi back waters of Chilika lake to see migratory birds. Boating in canoes. later drive to Puri en route hindu brahminical villages , Raghurajpur heritage village . evening visit Swargdwaar cremation ground of the hindus and take a walk in the beach local market. Overnight Puri.
Early morning visit the fisherman villages ( Nauliyas ). Later drive to Konark to see the majestic sun temple also known as black pagoda. Drive to Bhubaneswar to catch flight.
Day 18: Departure