• Discover Orissa’s tribal trails

This journey follows in the footsteps of India’s ‘original people’ tracking indigenous heritage and ancient ways of living. Discover Orissa's tribal trails by visiting the vibrant Chatikona market; join the Dongria Kondh to fawn over fancy items and admire their countless hairpins, earrings and nose rings. Sample local snacks and share a laugh in the animated atmosphere. Stroll through nearby villages and surrounding forest, learn the secret of their survival and future challenges they face.

Join India’s most primitive indigenous peoples as they shop for daily provisions. Be dazzled by the kaleidoscope of beads worn by traditional Bonda tribeswomen. Select fresh vegetables for our shopping basket and enjoy a picnic lunch under a waterfall. Follow the footsteps of the Gaddava and Paroja tribes. Camp near their village, make new friends and cook under the stars. Join the evening entertainments and dance the Dhemsa long into the night!

Barter with the best at Kunduli, the largest market for the Mali and Paroja community. Among the fresh produce you’ll find homemade liquor and livestock tethered under the shade of ancient trees. Walk in the surrounding jungle before transferring to your tribal retreat. Soak up the views of rolling hills, check out the organic garden or simply put your feet up.

Walk through the village with your indigenous hosts & meet the skilled potters; masters of moulding magic from mud! Tour their workshop & try your hand at the spinning wheel. Trek through the surrounding hills following ancient tracks. Encounter small hamlets and warm smiles along the way.

Can it be any better?

Location: Orissa. India.
Best time to travel: From November to April.
Recommended stay: 4 - 5 days.
Suitable for how many people: From two to six people.
Where you will stay: Hotel, guesthouse, homestay and tent.
Activities you can do: visiting the tribal areas, markets and taking part in the every day life.

Orissa has 62 district tribes, whereas some live in very remote areas. Each of the tribes has a separate set of customs and languages, which makes them different from each other.


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