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Orissa Tribal Tours

Orissa Tribal Tour

Orissa Tribal Tour

Tour Code : DT-701A- 220-/ORTS-2

Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days

Destination Covered : Bhubaneswar, Malkangiri, Kalahandi

Tour Themes : Heritage

Price : On Request

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Bhubaneswar, Malkangiri and Kalahandi Tour Overview

In the remote mountainous wilderness of the Eastern Ghats region of South Orissa lives a fascinating Kuvi-speaking tribe called, the Dongria Kandha. They inhabit the lofty Niyamgiri hill ranges in the district of Rayagada. They stand apart from others for their famous Meria festival, expertise in horticulture and colorful dress, adornments and life style. For being the denizens of hills, forests and highlands (dongar), their neighbors name them Dongria. Dongria men and women are quite fashionable in their personal adornments, that makes them attractive and distinguish them from others. Dongria men put on a long and narrow piece of loin cloth and women use two pieces of cloth, each 3-4 ft. In length. Both men and women grow long hair. A wooden comb (kokuya) is fixed at the hair knot of men and women which adorns the hair-lock and keeps the hair tight. A tiny knife (pipli) with colorful thread balls at its metal handle, adorns the hair lock of women. Men and women put on aluminum neck rings, beads & coin necklaces (kekodika), finger rings. In addition to that women wear bangles, anklets, toe rings. Both men and women wear earrings and nose-rings.

In the wild and remote mountainous country located towards the south-western tip of the Malkanigiri highlands lives a unique tribal community called- “Bonda”. The tribesmen identify themselves as “Remo” (man). Bonda speak a language of their own that belongs to the Austro- Asiatic (South Mundari) language group. Bonda men are brave and bold. They derive their identity from their arms, such as bow, arrows, long knife which they always carry and sago palm-wine which is their most favorite drink. The Bonda women with their clean-shaven head decorated with head bands of Palmyra strips and plaited fillets of caryota fibber. Mass of colorured beads and shell strings, brass neck rings and necklaces hanging down even below the navel and the brass bangles covering the whole of the lower arms are the typical ornamentation of the Bonda Women. A short and narrow strip of striped loin-cloth woven at home by a double-bar tensioned loom covering only the private parts comprises the woman’s wear.

The Kutia Kandha is a section of the Kandha tribe found in Kandhmal and Kalahandi dist. (south central part) of Orissa. The tribesmen are known for their buffalo sacrifice ritual locally known as “Kedu” to worship their Earth Goddess- “Darni Penu”. They belong to the Proto-Australoid racial stock and shspeak a dialect their own called “Kui”, which belong to Dravidian language family. They worship large number of deities and spirits; the chief among them is Darni Penu, the Earth Goddess worship by the village headman called Majhi and the village priest is called Jani.

The saoras are one of the most ancient tribes of India. Have a racial affinity with the Proto- Australoid stock, their dialect called Sora, comes under the Austro-Asiatic family of Munda group of languages. Lanjia Saora constitutes one of the primitive sections of the Saora tribe. They are so called by their neighbours strip of male loin cloth is worn in such a fashion that both the red embroidered ends hang down in front and back like a tail (Lanja). Their women greatly enlarge their enlarge their ear lobes to wear rounded wooden pegs and have a characteristic tattoo mark down the middle of the forehead. Install the village deities represented by wooden posts at the entrance of the village. Have male and female shamans to serve their magico-religious needs. Famous for their attractive wall paintings,” IDITIAL”. Observe Guar, the secondary burial ritual to commemorate the dead by sacrificing buffaloes and by erecting menhirs.

Culture of the Gadaba, one of the prominent tribal communities of Orissa. The name; Gadaba has been derived from the word “Gada”, name of a brook in the Godavari valley. The tribe has Proto-Australoid origin. The Gadaba speak Mundari language, called Gutob belonging to Austro-Asiatic language family. The Gadaba men use a piece of cloth, called lenguthi with a flap, which hangs down in front. Women wear two pieces of cloths, each measuring about 5ft. By 2 ft. Called Keranga. The Gadaba girls/ women decorate their bodies with ornaments such as peculiar type of earrings, which are made out of brass or aluminium which hangs down from a hole in the ear that reaches the shoulder. Besides, they use ornaments, like rings (mudi) bangles made of brass. Their hair is neatly combed and fixed at the back by hairpins.

Note :-Among the 62 different tribal communities live in Orissa, we try to description here some the most colorful groups and their festival, which maintain and preserve their culture and tradition still today.

Explore and experience the real charm of colorful culture and tradition of tribal life with our tours in Odisha (Orissa). Comes in a special interest tour package at an affordable price.

we Specialized in tribal tour of orissa and we are the only tour operator has introduced the tent tour (camping) (in different tribal village for special interest guest and also organize the tribal dance program with the help of local at their village during tribal tours ( its purely safety even for woman traveler also). Hiking of different isolated village & weekly market.

Bhubaneswar, Malkangiri and Kalahandi Tour Itinerary

Day 1:

(Sat) - Bhubaneswar

Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to hotel , if time permit visit the Khandagiri and Udaygiri tribal museum.
Overnight – Bhubaneswar

Day 2:

(Sun) - Bhubaneswar - Kondh Village - Phulbani (5Hr Drive+ Visit)

Morning drive toward Phulbani (the entrance of Tribal communities) enroute meet Kondh tribes at their isolated village. Check in a nice hotel and relax.

Overnight - Phulbani

Day 3:

(Mon) - Phulbani - Kutia Kondh Village - Rayagada (4.30Hr Drive+ Visit)

Meet the Kutia Kondh (tattoo faced) tribes at their isolated village while hiking (1.30hr). Then check in a clean comfort hotel at Rayagada. If time permit visit the tribal Goddess “:MajhiGhariani” temple too.

Overnight - Rayagada.

Day 4:

(Tue) -Desia Kondh Village - Dokra Metal Casting Village - Rayagada (4Hr Drive+ Visit)

Meet the famous Desia kondh tribes at the very isolated village in the core jungle area, explore their lifestyle and then visit the Dokra metal casting village and excursion their live metal craft process in their village.

Desia Kondh - one of the most colorful tribal community live in the high hill core jungle of Rayagada Dist of Southern orissa ( 1200 mt of sea level , but all weather metal road is there) . they are distinguish with their physical appearance , special costume, ornament and house style. They are very friendly and like to live with nature.

Overnight - Rayagada

Day 5:

(Wed) - Chatikoona (Dongaria Kondh Market) - Kuvi Kondh Village - Mali Village - Jeypore (4.30Hr Dri

Morning drive towards Chatikona, meet the most colorful tribes “ Dongaria” at their weekly market and after couple of hour drive towards Jeypore, enroute visit Kuvi Kondh tribes at their village and also meet the Mali tribes at their isolated village.

Evening if time permit explore the life style of Jeypore local on the grand palace road while walking.
Overnight - Jeypore

Day 6:

(Thur) - Jeypore - Onkadelly ( Bonda Tribe Market) - Duduma - Gadhava Village - Rayagada (5.30Hr Dri

Meet the most colorful “Bonda” tribes at their weekly market - Onkadelly,

Enjoy the Georgous Duduma waterfall, excursion the life style of Colorful – “Gadhava tribes at their isolated village and if possible enjoy their “Dhemsa” group dance with real music and costume in their village natural ambiance (subject to available the drum men). Check in the same nice hotel at Rayagada.

Overnight - Rayagada.

Day 7:

(Fri) - Rayagada - Lanjia Saura Village - Jiranga - Tibetian Monastry - Chilika Lake (6Hr Drive+ Vis

Meet the only aryan tribe in orissa - the Lajia Saura in Gunupur region and explore their life style such as dream painting- Idital, terrace cultivation , typical tussel shaped dresses, and wood plug.

Also visit the Tibetian Monastry at Jiranga , check in a nice hotel on Chilika lake.
Overnight - Chilika

Day 8:

(Sat) - Chilika Lake - Bhubaneswar (Departure- 3.30Hr Drive)

Morning after breakfast check out and departure to Bhubaneswar to board the flight for your onwards journey.
Tour concludes

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Tribal Fair And Festival In Orissa

Tribal Fair and Festival in orissa 2017 2018
Mandei at Nabarangpur 1st to 3rd Nov. 1st to 3rd Nov.
Dhanuyatra festival at Bargarh 23rd Dec. – 2nd Jan 2018
Joranda Mahim Sadhu Fair (Mela) at Joranda 30th & 31st Jan
Chariot festival at Bissamcuttack & Puri 16th -24th July

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  • we have movable tent for special interest guest , if guest like to stay we can provide tent , clean mattress , bottle drinking water and our driver and guide prepare hygienic cooked food (veg. & non-veg dinner and breakfast) for our guest and we have very nice social relation with almost all tribal community they respect & warm welcome to our guest during stay in their village too and it is purely safety to stay at their also.
  • We can change or revised this above itinerary accordingly your arrival & departure date and prepare instant itinerary too.
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