Tribes of Eastern & Central India



: 15 Nights / 16 Days
: Mumbai, Raipur, Kawardha, Bastar, Raygada, Jeypore, Gopalpur Bhubneshwar
: Mumbai
: Mumbai

The Central India region of Chattisgarh and Bastar is a land of unsurpassed natural beauty and dense tropical forests. Since time immemorial pristine tribal societies have created and sustained delicate rhythms of life in harmony with nature in this region . On coming to this land, one gets an exhilarating sense of coming into something wondrous and untouched. The journey takes us through these regions before going on to East Indian state or Orissa and the world heritage monument of Konark’s sun temple. Some f the important tribes you will encounter will be the Gonds, Baighas, Horn Murias, The Kondhs, Parajas, and the Gadabas. Basically most tribes live of the land but are very different in their customs & traditions. Highlights of the tour include visits to local “Haats” and some villages and famous Chitrakote Falls. You’ll find yourself in some another world by visiting these places, one side India is economically getting shape on world map & another side these people doesn’t have proper meals to eat.


Note – you can start this tour from Delhi & we can add Taj Mahal visit also, if you want to take extension, Sikkim & Bhutan is the good options.




Day 01 - Wedensday Mumbai – Raipur – Kawardha

Arrive at Mumbai airport in the morning & meet our representative, will assist you till Domestic airport for onward flight to Raipur and discuss tour briefly.

Fly Mumbai to Raipur & upon arrival meet your Guide & get transferred to Kawardha.Check in to the Palace Kawardha.Afternoon visit of the Bhoramdeo Temple complex

Overnight at Kawardha

Day 02 - Thursday Kawardha

Visit of the Bhaiga Tribal Group at their village in the morning time.

Back to the Palace.

After Lunch visit to the Chilpi Weekly market of the Bhaiga people.

Overnight at Palace Kawardha

Day 03 - Friday Kawardha – Raipur

130kms/3hrs drive

Morning visit of Radha Krishna Temple & Gond Village near by.

After an early Lunch at Palace & start for Tharegaon Biggest weekly market of Bhiga people.

Continue the drive to Raipur. Check in to hotel & relax.

Overnight at Babylone International, Raipur.

Day 04 - Saturday Raipur - Jagdalpur

Morning Excursion to the Sirpur Site (80kms/2hrs drive) of the Buddhist & Hindu Temples Excavated sites.

Back to the hotel. Lunch & leave for Jagdalpur on the way visiting Khidei Chhapra Wrought Iron Crafts men & Kondagaon village of Dhokra Craftsmen & Terracota workers.

Overnight at Naman Bastar
Raipur – Jagdalpur : 350kms/5hrs drive

Naman Bastar is a small hotel with 08 Gold Category & 04 Bronze category rooms with spacious bed rooms & a Lovely Green Garden with a Swimming pool. The Restaurant serves only Vegetarian Dish. It could be compared as a Two star category hotel.

Day 05 - Sunday Jagdalpur

Morning visit to the Kanger Valley National Park & Anthropology Museum at Jagdalpur.

Afternoon visit of Narayanpur weekly market of Abhujmaria Group. We will carry the Packed Lunch for this trip.

Abujhmaria 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 love to eat Roasted Meat of the Hunted animals. They live with cultivation, hunting & gathering Jungle Product.

Kanger Valley & back : 100/3hrs driving + Visiting time.

Jagalpur – Narayanpur : 150kms/2.30hrs drive
Overnight at Naman Bastar.

Day 06 - Monday Jagdalpur

Visit of the villages of Muria Group. Enjoy the dance at one of the villages. Visit the Weekly market at Tokpal. Back to hotel for Late Lunch. Evening drive to Chitrakoot Water Falls to enjoy sun set at this Falls known as Mini Niagra of India.

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 use during their Dance, which they perform during all sort of occasions.

Overnight at Naman Bastar.
Total 200kms/04-5hrs driving + Visiting time.

Day 07 - Tuesday Jagdalpur – Kotpad – Koraput – Rayagada

This is a nice day drive visiting Kotpad weavers watching them working on the Fabrics used with Cow Dung, Caster oil & Roots of the Jungle tree for dying. 50kms/01hr drive.

Later on continue the drive to Koraput (60kms/1.30hrs drive) . Visit of the Tribal Museum, holds the collection of all sort of Old Jewellery of the different Tribal groups of Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagdada & Phulbani District.

Lunch at Local Restaurant of the Museum. Later on drive to Rayagada (130kms/2hrs drive)

Overnight at Tejasvi International

Tejasvi International is a New property opened last May & has got Centrally Air-conditioned Rooms with Big Lawn, Multi cuisine restaurant & also Bar facility. This is compared to a Two Star facility hotel.

Day 08 - Wednesday Rayagada – Chatikona – Rayagada – Jeypore

An early departure for Chatikona to see the Dongariya Kondh ‘haat’ (tribal market). (50kms/01hr drive). From 34 villages in the Niyamagiri Hills, the people come down to trade at this weekly market. The women wear simple white raw cotton sarees, their hair full of colourful hair clips, aluminum rings around their necks and three gold nose rings. The shawls that women wear and embroider with traditional motifs play a very important role in their society.

Afternoon drive to Jeypore on route visiting the Jagganath temple at Koraput. This temple is allowed for the foreigners to visit inside the sanctum sanctorum. 150kms/3hrs drive.

Overnight at Hello Jeypore.

This is a 07/08years old property but last year got renovated with better room condition. As this property has got the Parking space. This is about 03kms from the Main market area & on the NH side. So, bit Noisy & we prefer to choose Hill view rooms, other side of the hotel. This is a 02star property having centrally air-conditioned rooms with Multicuisine restaurant & Bar.

Day 09 - Thursday Jeypore – Onukudelli Bonda market - Jeypore

A very early morning departure for Onukudeli to see the weekly market of the Bonda, Gadaba and Didaye tribals. The Bonda women often have shaved heads, wear lots of aluminum rings around their necks. Colourful beads modestly cover the upper body while a ‘kerang’ (a small piece of cloth) is worn around the waist. In the afternoon we visit a Gadaba village with its mud houses and thatched roofs and where we have a special opportunity to see their traditional ‘dhemsa’ (dance).

Jeypore – Onukudelli (90kms/3hrs drive)
Back to the hotel, dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Hello Jeypore.

Day 10 - Friday Jeypore – Kunduli – Rayagada

After a Leisurely breakfast, we leave for Kunduli (60kms/2hrs drive) , the Biggest Paraja Group’s weekly market on Friday. Paraja Group is the most advanced group among all the Tribal groups of Orissa. They live in the plane land & practice Agriculture. Their Livelihood is earned with Daily Labour work, Agriculture & Jungle collections.

After the visit, drive to Rayagada (120kms/3hrs drive).
Overnight at Tejasvi International.

Day 11 - Saturday Rayagada – Taptapani - Gopalpur

Morning after a leisurely breakfast leave for Gopalpur (225kms/7-8hrs drive) on the way with the Stops at the Desia Kondh villages, Interesting Photo stops which is very common on these roads & at Hot Sulphur Spring Shrine of the Saura people. Saura Group people believe that due to some Miracle power of the Goddess Durga, this Hot water is coming out of the Anger of mother Goddess. So, the Shrine is built to please her. One can see various rituals happening in this shrine during the travel by chance.

Overnight at Swosti Palm Resort, Gopalpur on Sea This is just a property with Restaurant facility & 20AC Rooms. All the rooms are Air Conditioned & the Restaurant serve good Fish & Prawn preparation. One can consume alcohol though there is no Bar in this property.

Day12 - Sunday Gopalpur – Barkul on Chilika Lake – Bhubaneshwar

Drive to Barkul on Chilika Lake, the Largest Brackish water lake of India, place for the Migratory Birds from Austrailia & Syberia during Winter from December to April. There are many Islands in this 1100sqr Km Lake & one of the Island has got the Kalijai Temple which is worth visit. 100kms/2hrs drive.

Lunch at the Panthaniwas & continue the drive to Bhubaneshwar.
100kms/2.30hrs drive.
Overnight at Hindustan International

Day 13 - Monday Bhubaneshwar

Visit of Udaigiri & Khandagiri Caves in the morning. Later on visit Parasurameshwar, Mukteshwar & Rajarani Temples. Visit of Lingaraj Temple (from the Platform).

Overnight at Hindustan International

Day14 - Tuesday Bhubaneshwar – Puri – Konark - Bhubaneshwar

Full day excursion to Puri & KOnark on the way visiting 64 Yogini Temple, Dhauli Peace pagoda & Pipli Applique work village.

Puri, the Important Hindu Piligrimage Centre of East India. As this temple is allowed only for the Hindu, we will see the activities from the Roof top of the Library in front of the Temple.

The Temple built in 12th Century AD plastered with the Lime Stone paste was known as White Pagoda as Konark was known as Black Pagoda. There are Three Deities Jagannath, Balabhadra & Subhadra representing the Three Main Gods of Hindu Religion, Brahma, Vishnu & Shiba worshiped in this Temple. During June/July the Grand Chariot festival is the most important & attracts tourist from all over the world.

Built in the form of chariot, this is the culmination point of the Orissan Architecture. Known as Black Pagoda, this Temple of Sun God, is complete different Architectural style of Temple built in Orissa. We can only see the Hall of Offerings & Dance hall as the Main temple has been collapsed.

We visit the 64 Yogini Temple. This is a Unique style of Temple built for the 64 Yoginis of Kali & used by Tantrics for their practice in 07-08th Century AD.

Overnight at Hindustan International

Day 15 - Wednesday Bhubaneshwar – Mumbai

In time transfer to airport for onward flight to Mumbai, meetings & assistance on arrival at airport by your guide and continue to visit city of Bollywood, Gateway of India, fish market, Mani bhawan.

Lunch at restaurant

Check in hotel Miraz

Day 16 – Thursday – Mumbai / Home Country

In the morning transfer to International airport to board home country flight with, Incredible India’s memory.




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Palace Kawardha



Babylone International



Naman Bastar



Tejasvi International



Hello Jeypore



Tejasvi International



Swosti Palm Resort



Hindustan International



Suba Palace



Prices include the following: -

  • 15 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing on Full board basis
  • Assistance on arrival / departure of Fairy Tale India Representative
  • All transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa, sightseeing, excursions in air-conditioned car 
  • Local English speaking guide at each destination
  • Monument entrance fees  
  • Domestic flight – Day 01 – Mumbai to Raipur, Day15 – Bhubneshwar to Mumbai
  • Boat ride
  • Folk dance at any Trible village
  • All applicable taxes / Domestic


Does Not include: -

  • International flight
  • Fees for video cameras during the sightseeing
  • Personal expenses / Gratuities
  • Everything that was not mentioned as "included services"


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