In Odisha the total strength of tribal population is around seven million. The tribal population of the state constitutes 22.43 percent of the total population of the state and 7.76 percent of the total tribal population of the country. Tribes of Odisha occupies a unique position in the ethnographic map of India for having largest variety of tribal communities. The tribal tour in Odisha as well as the tribal village tour in Odisha continue to be a source of interest not only to social anthropologists and sociologists but also for the lay visitors visiting the state. Being one of the fascinating ethnographic states of the country, the Tribes in Odisha have still preserved their culture and tradition till date.
Although, The Tribal People of Odisha are found in all the districts of the state yet more than half of their total strength are found in three districts namely koraput, Malkanagiri, sundergarh and Mayurbhanj. The tribes are Dunguria Kondh Tribes, colorful Bonda Tribes, Gadaba Tribes who still live in high hill villages. Other tribes are namely Kutia Kondh Tribes, Paraja Tribes, Rana Tribes, Malli Tribes, Didayee Tribes and Dhuruva Tribes are found in remote secluded Tribal Villages of Odisha . Each tribe has its own architecture, music, dance, beaded and feather jewellery and rich socio cultural traits. The rich and vibrant culture and traditions of tribes are best manifested in the unique tribal festival of Odisha.
By taking tribal tour packages in Odisha, you can meet across various indigenous and primitive colorful tribes and get an opportunity to interact and learn their way of living, culture and traditions. Keeping your special interest and specific needs in mind, we offer a well-planned Odisha tribal tour Itinerary to make your trip memorable as well as competitive Odisha tribal tour packages Price.
Day 1 (Sun): Bhubaneswar
Arrrival Bhubnaeswar and transfer to hotel. After refreshment visit the temple city Bhubaneswar such as Lingaraj temple, Multeswar/Sidheswar, Parsurameswar and Brahmeswar temples (6th – 12th century temples) Khandagiri/Udaygiri Jain caves. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2 (Mon): Baliguda
Drive to Baliguda area to visit Kutia kondh tribs and their villages (Photography is strictly prohibited both in village and market). Overnight stay at Baliguda.
Day 3 (Tue): Baliguda
After breakfast drive to Baliguda area (110KM and 3 hrs) to meet the Kutia Kondh Tatoo faced tribes in their weekly market. After few hours in the market further drive to Rayagada for overnight stay.
Day 4 (Wed): Rayagada – Jeypore
During morning drive to Rayagada (40 KM and 1 HRS drive) area to meet the Dunguria Kondh Tribes in their weekly market. Also visit the jwellery village, pottery village etc (Photography is strictly prohibited both in village and market). Further drive to Jaypor for overnight stay.
Day 5 (Thu): Jeypore – Bonda – Jeypore
After breakfast proceed to Machhkund area (80 KM and 2 HRS drive) to meet the most colourful primitive BONDA TRIBES in their weekly market (Photography is strictly prohibited both in village and market). After few hours in the market back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6 (Fri): Jeypore – Kundli – Jeypore
After breakfast proceed Kundli area to where you will see the largest tribal weekly market of Paraja, Rana and Mali tribes in Kunduli, 65 km away via Sunabeda. It is a very colorful market. Later drive down to Nandapur to visit village of Sanaparoja tribes, if possible, with small trekking and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 7 (Sat): Jeypore – Gupteshwar – Jeypore
During morning after breakfast move towards Gupteswar (70 km) to visit the villages of very interesting DHURUBA tribes. Also walk through villages of Ramanguda & Cave temple of Lord Shiva in the hidden mountain famous among the tribes. Later drive down to Nuagaon to witness the beautiful tribal weekly market of Dhuruba Tribes & Sana Paroja and then back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 8 (Sun): Jeyore- Rayagada
During morning drive to Rayagada enroute visit some DESIA KONDH tribal village. Overnight stay at Rayagada.
Day 9 (Mon): Rayagada – Taptapani
After breakfast drive to Taptapani area to witness the 2nd largest Budhist monastry in Asia. Overnight stay in Pantha Niwas in Taptapani hill station surrounded with beautiful nature with hotsulpher bath.
Day 10 (Tue): Taptapani – Saura Tribes – Gopalpur
After lazy check out drive to the villages of SAURA TRIBES. After few hours in the village further drive to Gopalpur enroute visit Textile village. Overnight stay at Gopalpur on Sea.
Day 11 (Wed): Gopalpur – Puri-Konark- Puri
During morning drive to Puri enroute visit Konark Sun Temple, the world heritage site, Raghurajpur painting village, Brahmin village etc. Arrival Puri and visit Jagannath temple from the Libraray building (As Non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple), fishermen village, Priest colony etc. Overnight stay in Puri.
Day 12 (Thu): Puri – Bhubaneswar
Drive to Bhubnaeswar enroute visit Dhauli Buddhist stupa & 64 Yogini temple. Arrival Bhubnaeswar and if wish do some shopping. Rest of the time at leisure and further drive to airport for your next destination.