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6N/7D : Bhubaneswar - Baliguda - Rayagada - Chatikona - Koraput - Jeypore -Ankadeli-Lamtaput-Jeypore - Kunduli - Nandapur - Jeypore - Taptapani - Bhubaneswar.
What will you see : Hills, Villages, Kutia Khond Tribe, Tribal Marketplaces, Hot Water Springs, Colourful Birds.
What will you do : Picnic Lunch, Countryside Road Trip, Interact with Tribal People, Boat Ride.
Some of the tranquil villages in Orissa serve as the permanent abode to ancient tribes. Most of these villages are jotted with lush green forests, scenic landscapes and an array of flora and fauna, which makes the villages, self-sufficient for the tribal people.
This tour will take the visitors to some of the remote villages and will offer them the opportunity to know about their colourful life and cultures. Almost each of the days in this tour will be dedicated to different tribes so that the visitors can get to know them closely.
Picnic Lunch, Countryside Drive, Luscious Hills.
After having breakfast in Bhubaneswar, you will be taken to Baliguda suburb. The journey will take you through the lush green countryside roads. While on the way, you can witness an array of smaller hills covered with luscious Sal forests and visit some of the Oriya villages. The view along with the surroundings will surely amaze you! Addition of picnic-lunch will add delightfulness to your trip.
Upon arrival in Baliguda, check-in into a hotel and you will be free to relax for the rest of the day; overnight stay at the hotel.
Kutia Khond Tribe.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. After having breakfast, you will be taken to the Barkhama village, which is the natural habitat of the ethnic ‘Kutia Khond’ tribe. This tribe is one of the oldest and largest tribes of Orissa.
Once known for their ‘human sacrificing rituals’, the kutia Khond are now known for their lively traditions and colourful cultures. They are humble, generous and all through their lives, they stay dependant on the nature for food and other amenities for livelihood.
While spending time amidst the Kutia Khond people, learn some of the ‘Kui’ language; language spoken by this tribe, and enjoy a picnic-lunch in the village.
This rustic tribal tour will conclude post lunch when you will be taken to Rayagada. Overnight stay will be arranged in Rayagada.
Dongaria Kondh Tribe, Tribal Marketplace.
An Early morning drive will take you to the weekly marketplace of the ‘Dongaria Kondh’ tribe in Chitrakona. The Dongaria Kondh tribe is one of the fascinating tribes in these locales, who still follows animism and worships the Mother Nature. This tribe lives in the higher slopes of the Niyamagiri Hills.
Before it gets dark, you will be driven towards Jeypore, one of the largest towns in South Orissa. Overnight stay will be arranged in Jeypore.
Bonda and Gadaba Tribes.
Following breakfast in the Jeypore hotel, you will be taken to the weekly marketplace of the Bonda tribe, who originates from the hilly regions of the Malkangiri district of Orissa. Bonda women loves to ornate themselves with silver bands across their neck, strings of colourful beads on their torsos, bangles on their arms and apply castor oils on their hairs. It is an extreme delight to be with this tribe!
On the first look, the Gadaba tribe might appear similar to the Bonda tribe, but they are not. Some differences in the lifestyles of Gadaba tribe differentiates them form the Bondas. Women in this tribe are keen lovers of colourful attires and also love to decorate themselves with various types of traditional jewellery.
After spending enough time with the tribal people, you will be taken back to Jeypore; overnight stay in Jeypore.
Sana Paroja and Mali Tribes.
After breakfast is served at the hotel, get ready to explore the biggest marketplace of the Oriya tribes, Kunduli marketplace. Upon arriving at the marketplace, you will surely be astounded by the ‘Sana Paroja’ and ‘Mali’ tribes of Orissa.
Interact with the local tribes. You can also get souvenirs and mementos from the marketplace. After completing the visit, you will be driven back to the hotel in Jeypore. En route, also visit some of the tribal villages.
Overnight stay in Jeypore.
Bada Paroja Tribes.
Today morning, you will be taken to Taptapani, one of the rustic fringes in Orissa popular for its natural hot-water springs. On the way to Taptapani, a visit to the ‘Bada Paroja’ village will give you a clear picture about the Paroja tribes and will help you in understanding their life and culture. Compared to the other tribes, the Paroja tribes are well-dressed and prefer more ornaments.
After a lively visit to the tribal village, get back on the route to Taptapani. Overnight stay will be arranged in Taptapani.
Chilika Lake, Boat Ride, Migratory Birds.
After having breakfast in the Taptapani hotel, the tour guides will take you to for an excursion of the Chilika Lake, the largest salt-water lake in Asia.
A pleasant boat ride amidst the colourful migratory birds and the quaint water body of Chilika Lake will offer you the best of this trip. Spectacular views of the lakeside dotted with numerous fishing-boats will serve as the best way to conclude this rustic as well as this breathtaking tour.
With the occurrence of dusk, you will be dropped at the Bhubaneswar Airport, whereby this tribal tour of Orissa will come to a pleasing end.
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