DAY:01 ARRIVAL AT BHUBANESWAR
Odisha (Orissa) Tribal Journeys Tours On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport met by our negotiator transfer to hotel. Later if time permit half day sightseeing of famous city temples along with Rajarani, Mukteswar ( Gem of Orissan architecture ), Brahmeswar & Lingaraj ( it is the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Early separation for Mundiguda in Malkangiri to visit the weekly market of the Bondo and Didayi tribes Bondos are the most undeveloped tribes of Odisha (Orissa) living in the Bondo hills. They speak Remo,a idiom which has an weakness 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.
Drive to Machhakunda in Koraput district area to visit the primitive Barogadaba tribe. Odisha (Orissa) Tribal Tour 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 equivalent 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.
Drive to Rayagada via Paraja and Kondhs villages. Late afternoon ? drive to the Niyamgiri Hill to visit the primitive villages of Dongria Kondh. The Kondhs descend from the Proto Australoids, and belong to one of the sub groups, Desia Kondh, Kutias and the Dongria Kondhs. The Dongrias 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.