In India, there are around 437 tribes, and in Odisha, the number is sixty-two tribes. According to 1991 Census, in Odisha the total strength of tribal population is approximately 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 most primitive tribes are Dunguria Kondh Tribes, Bonda Tribes, Gadaba Tribes who have retained their tradition and culture and still live in high hill villages. Other tribes are namely Kutia Kondh Tribes, Paraja Tribes, Rana Tribes, Malli Tribes, Didayee Trives and Dhuruva 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 (Sat): Bhubaneswar
Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to hotel, if time permit visit some magnificent temple ranging from 6-12th century such as Lingaraj temple, Mukteswar, Sidheswar, Parsurameswar, Rajaranti temple and tribal museum. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
Day 2 (Sun): Bhubaneswar – Kondh village – Phulbani (6hr drive)
During morning after breakfast drive towards Phulbani area enroute meet Kondh tribes in their village. Overnight stay at hotel in Phulbani. .
Day 3 (Mon): Phulbani – Kutia Kondh village – Rayagada (4.30hr drive)
During morning after breakfast visit the “Kutia Kondh Tribes” (tattoo faced) tribes in their village. After few hours in their village, further transfer to hotel in Rayagada for overnight stay. .
Day 4 (Tue): Desia Kondh village – Jwellery village – Rayagada (4hr drive)
During morning after breakfast visit the famous “Desia kondh tribes” in their village to explore their lifestyle and then visit the Dokra metal casting village and further transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5 (Wed): Chatikona (Dongaria Kondh weekly Market) – Kuvi Kondh village – Mali village – Jeypore (4.00 hrs drive )
During morning after breakfast drive towards Chatikona area of Bissam Cuttack to meet the most primitive tribes called “ Dunguria Kondh Tribes ” in their weekly market where they sale their horticultural products and in exchange take kerosene, salt and chicken. After couple of hour’s further drive towards Jeypore, enroute visit Kuvi Kondh tribes in their village and also meet the Mali tribes at their village. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6 (Thu): Jeypore – Onkadeli (Bonda Tribal market) – Duduma – Gadaba tribal village – Rayagada (5.00 hrs drive)
During morning after breakfast drive to onkedeli area to meet the most colorful “Bonda Tribes” at their weekly market. Share the alcohol with Bonda women and meet the Bonda men with bow and arrow. After few hours in the market enjoy the Georgous Duduma waterfall and walk to the nearby Colorful – “Gadhava tribes at their village and if possible enjoy their “Dhemsa” group dance with real music and costume. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 7 (Fri): Rayagada – Lanjia Saura trivl village – Jirang – Tibetian Monastry – Gopalpur (5.00 hrs drive)
During morning after breakfast drive to meet the “Lanjia Saura tribes” in Gunupur area and explore their life style such as dream painting- Idital, terrace cultivation, typical tussel shaped dresses, and wood plug. After few hours in the village further drive to Tibetian Monastry near Taptapani. Further drive to hotel in Gopalpur for overnight stay.
Day 8 (sat): Gopalpur-on–sea – Bhubaneswar (departure – 3.00 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast check out and departure to Bhubaneswar to board the flight for your onwards journey.