Tribal Tour of Odisha (Orissa) Duration - 10 Days / 09 Nights
Odisha (Orissa) Tribal Tour features Famous Tribes of Odisha (Orissa) like Bondos, Didayis, Koya and Kondhs.
Arrive at airport / railway station. Upon arrival you will be given assistance at the airport followed by transfer to Puri. On arrival traditional welcome drink at our resort with refreshing coconut water. Check in at your hotel. Rest of the time at leisure. You can explore the beautiful temple & beach city by own. Overnight at the hotel.
Bondos are the most primitive tribes of Odisha (Orissa) living in the Bondo hills. They speak Remo,a dialect which has an affinity with the language of the Mundas of Austro-Asiatic descent. The "ringa", a 2 ft wide and long fabric, woven from the "kerang" plant, and tied to their waist is their traditional costume. Heavy brass and aluminium collar necklaces and beads are vital accessories used by the Bonda women. The Didayis share the same territory as the Bondos, but speak another variant of the Munda language. The Didayi women wear a "kisalu" and are equally fond of ornaments made from silver, gold, aluminium and some alloys. The village council plays an important role in their lives, All village elders, the headman and the village priest constitute the village council which has an important role in their lives. After a photo session proceed to Gupteswara area to see the Dhuruba tribes. Evening - back to the hotel.
Gotalpara and Dural villages are typical Baragadaba villages. This tribe is culturally and socially more evolved, and have very clean and well-kept homes. The Gadabas believe in strong family ties, and accord an equal status to men and women. They celebrate the "Goter" festival with much fanfare, and organize a hunting festival during March and April. Rice beer and Mahua liquor are prepared for the occasion, and the enchanting Dhemsa dance is very much part of the merrymaking.
Late afternoon - drive to the Niyamgiri Hill to visit the primitive villages of Dongariya Kondh. The Kondhs descend from the Proto Australoids, and belong to one of the sub groups, Desia Kondh, Kutias and the Dongariya Kondhs. The Dongarias are concentrated in Bisamkatak in the Niyamgiri hills, and are very aggressive by nature. The men sport long hair, and wear a comb through the hair as an accessory.
Afternoon - Proceed to Gopalpur. Total time: 270kms drive + visiting time.
Proceed to Puri enroute the Kalijai Temple Island in Chilka lake. Distance: 200kms, 5hrs. Overnight stay at Puri
Afternoon - visit to a traditional painting village, either Raghurajpur,or Khasposak. Visit Puri Jagannath temple and the market area. Distance 100 kms + visiting time. Overnight stay at Puri
Afternoon - visit to ancient temples of Bhubaneswar. Distance: 60kms + visiting time.
Visit Hirapur Yogini temple and bell metal workshop in the village, snake charmers village, tribal museum and Udayagiri caves.
Transfer and Departure.
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