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Certain Areas are Restricted for the Foreign Tourist for the time being.
Orissa - Chhatisgarh Special Intrest Tour
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day 01 Welcome to India.
Arrival in any International Airport. Get transferred to your pre booked hotels and rest of the day free.
Overnight.
 
Day 02 Vishakhapatnam - Rayagada 220kms/4-5hrs drive
Sunday Arrival is the best to make the trip interesting.

Arrival at Vishakhapatnam by Morning flight. Drive to Rayagada. Overnight at Rayagada
 
Day 03 Rayagada - Langia Saura Group at Puttasingh area - Rayagada 90kms/2hrs drive
Visit to the Langia Saura Villages & their Weekly market at Puttasingh area. Langia Saura group is one of the most Primitive groups of the Sauras living in this area. They live in the hill slope & earn their livelihood from the Shifted cultivation. They are known for their peculiar cloth with long tail at the Back side & the Women use the Biggest Wooden Plates in their Ear Lobe.
Overnight at Rayagada
 
Day 04 Rayagada - Kutia Kondh Village & Market - Rayagada 60kms/2hrs drive

Excursion to the Tattoo Faced Kutia Kondh villages in Kotgarh & Tumudibandh area. This day excursion will introduce you to the Kutia Kondh of Phulbani District believe in making Tattoos on the face of women depending upon which clan they belong to. So that they can be recognized by their dead ancestors. Visit of the Weekly market (Only on Tuesdays) of this Tribe.
Overnight at Rayagada

 
Day 05 Rayagada - Dongariya Kondh Weekly Market1. (50kms/30hrs drive) – Rayagada – Similiguda 200kms/4hrs drive
Visit of the Dongariya Kondh Weekly market at Chatikona (only on Wednesday). Dongariya Kondh women & men decorate themselves in the same style including the jewelleries & with the only difference of their Nose Rings which are Two with men & Three with women. They were once known for the MARIA (Human) Sacrifice.
They are expert Horticulturist among all the Tribes of Orissa & the weekly market is the bright example with the loads of vegetables, fruits & varieties of the products from the Hills. Drive to Similiguda on the way visiting Paraja Villages.
Overnight at Similiguda
 
Day 06 Similiguda – Anakadelli - Similiguda 100kms/2.30hrs drive
After an Early Morning Breakfast we leave for the Visit to the Most Interesting Tribe called Bonda at their Weekly market along with the other Tribes like Gadhaba & Didayee Groups. Bondas, literally meaning the people of the Hills, prefer to live in isolation with their interesting characteristics & practices still prevailing in their society. The most elegant Tribal women in Orissa & nearby states, Bonda Group women have their special identity with their costume of colorful beads as their dress and the head gear.
Overnight at Similiguda
 
Day 07 Paraja Weekly Market & Village Visit - Jeypore 80kms/1.30hrs drive
A Nice day starts again with the drive to the largest Paraja Group's weekly market at Kunduli. Visit to the Pottors village & watch them working on the Wheels making varieties of items for the Tribals of this area. Later on visit to the some more villages & drive back to the Nature Camp. Afternoon visit to one of the Gadhaba Villages. Enjoy the most colorful DHEMSA (Dance of Gadhaba) at their village. Back to the Camp.
Overnight at Jeypore
 
Day 08 Jeypore – Dhuruba Villages - Jeypore 150kms/3hrs drive
Visit of Gupteshwar area to see the Dhurubas at their villages.

Dhuruba or Dhuruas are the Nomadic Group of Bastar Region who have now settled on the Bank of Sabari River dividing Odisha & Chhatishgarh as a Border line. This Group was using the Slash & Burn System of Cultivation causing Terrible Effects on the Jungle areas of Odisha & Bastar. Odisha Govt. has now provided them the Fixed Land for Cultivation & Villages to stop their Way of Cultivation & teaching them for Terraced Cultivation along with Horticulture. This Group is Expert on Bamboo Making Items. The Men & Women use a very typical way of cloth. Their Villages are in both style i.e. Scattered way & In a Row. They are very peace loving people & live together with other group in Harmony. Overnight at Jeypore
   
Day 09 Jeypore – Jagdalpur (100kms/2hrs) – Narayanpur (200kms/4hrs) – Jagdalpur

Drive to Jagdalpur in the morning. Check in to Hotel. With Packed Lunch, drive to Narayanpur. Visit the Weekly Market of the Abujmaria group & Back to the Hotel.

This is a Sub Group live in Abhujmar Hills & completely in deep Forest area & far from the Accessible motor able roads of Naryanpur. This group is Semi Nomadic & due to their isolated living, they still practice their Old Rituals & Practices without having any influence of the outside world.

They believe in saving Tigers from the Poachers. They loJungle Product.
Overnight at Jagdalpur

   
Day 10 Jagdalpur
Visit of the Kanger Valley National Park & the Bison Horn Muria Group Villages around. This is a major Sub Group of Gond Group. They love to live in Isolation. This Group is spread around Jagdalpur area. They believe not to cultivate with the help of Plough & use pointed Wooden pieces for this purpose. Marriage among blood relation is more appreciated & given preference. They have got their peculiar name from the Bison Horn Cap they during their Dance, which they perform During all sort of occasion.
Overnight at Jagdalpur
   
Day 11 Jagdalpur – Raipur 350kms/5-6hrs drive
Drive to Raipur on the way visiting GOND Group at bahigaon & witness their Dance arrengements. Visit of The craft village of bastar.

The Name derivers from Telugu word Konda, means Hill. This is a Nomadic Tribe. This is one group who believes in Hindu Religion & they have different sub divisions in the group. They have the Ghotul System wherethe men & women live separately in this Dormitory called Ghotul. Once the marriage is decided, they go ouGhotul & start their life in the village with other Elder members. This society accepts, Remarriage, Widow marriage & divorce. In this sowomen power in the family.
Overnight at Raipur
   
Day 12 Rai-pur - Sirpur- Raipur 80Kms/1.30hrs drive - kawardha (120Kms/3hrs drive)
Visit to the Sirpur Buddhist & Hindu Religious Sites.

Sirpur in Chhattisgarh is famous for the 1300 years old built in 6th Century AD first temple in India to be built with bricks- the laxman Mandir. It alson is home to several others structures of great archaeological importance With the recent discovery of a Haritika statue in Sirpur and a temple complex, said to be much bigger than the Nalanda site in Bihar, has just added to the charm of visiting Shirpur.

Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar is One of the most famous Buddha Vihar in Sirpur is the Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar. The Vihar had 14 rooms and at the main entrance adored the Dwarapal carved in stone pillars on either side. A six feet tall statue of Buddha touching the earth is installed inside the Vihar.

Swastika Vihar, Situated very close to Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar, the Swastika Vihar is supposed to have been used as a meditation and study center for the Buddhist Bhikshus.

Drive to Kawardha. Rest of the day free & enjoy the Hospitality of the Maharaja.
Overnight at Kawardha
   
Day 13 Kawardha
Visit the Villages of Gond Tribe around & afternoon visit of One of the Weekly market to watch the trading of Tribal with the public from local areas.

The Name derivers from Telugu word Konda, means Hill. This is a Nomadic Tribe. This is one group who believes in Hindu Religion & they have different sub divisions in the group. They have the Ghotul System where the men & women live separately in this Dormitory called Gotul. Once the marriage is decided, they go out of Ghotul & start their life in the village with other Elder members. This society accepts, Remarriage, Widow marriage & divorce. In this society like other Tribal Groups, they pay a heavy price for the Bride as a respect to women power in the family.
Overnight at Kawardha
   
Day 14 Kawardha
Hiking to the Bhaiga Tribes' villages & market.

This Group lives in the area around Kawardha closer to the border of Kanha National Park. The women of this group tatoos their Legs completely & partly their Hands. This group's life style is very similar to the other Sub Groups of Gond. Huge Rings are used by the women as well as coin neck beads are the favorite of this group. Overnight at Kawardha
   
Day 15 Kawardha – Raipur (120kms/3hrs drive) – Internatinoal Connection.
Drop at Raipur Airport. Fly to any International Airport & get connected for your home town.
   
   
 


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