Rhythm of Gonds
It is a saying – India lives in its villages. Though a lot has changed with the changing times, still a lot depends on these lively villages which present the real India. Each village has an unique identity with the typical house pattern, livelihood, dance and drama etc.
Living on these lives, we invite you to explore some of the lively Villages of Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Where the ever smiling and people will greet you and by the way you will get a great opportunity to explore their great culture.
Rhythm of Gonds
Our tours to theses sensitive Odisha tribal villages are focused on the principles of Eco tourism which aims to bring benefit to the community we visit and also based on principles of Responsible Travel where our guests share an authentic experience of rural tourism with proper concern and care for the culture, community and environment.
- Visit of Appliqué work village Pipili.
- Visiting of various weekly tribal market.
- Dance performance by Gond Tribe.
- Visit of famous Bhoramdeo Temple.
- Immense Jagannath temple in Puri.
- Majestic Sun Temple in Konark.
Bhubneshwar – Dhauli – Pipili – Puri – Konark – Dhenkanal – Sadeibarini – Nuapatna – Baliguda – Rayagada – Chitkona – Jaypore – Ankadeli – Kuduli – Gupteshwar – Jagdalpur – Kanger Valley – Kondagaon – Rajim – Champaran – Raipur – Kawardha – Raipur
- Best Season: Septembre – April
The highlights of this trip
Appliqué art in Pipili
Visitors to the small town of Pipili are greeted by mirror-encrusted lanterns and umbrellas, gently swaying in the breeze outside handicraft shops. One of Odisha’s most vibrant crafts is the appliqué work found in Pipili. Locally known as chandua, it involves sewing colourful patches of cotton, jute, and silk onto a contrasting fabric with special embroidery techniques.
A favourite destination for adventurous travelers, Odisha (Orissa) rewards those who make the effort to stray off the beaten track with an intricate patchwork of archaeological wonders, fascinating tribal culture, and natural beauty, along with an old-fashioned sprinkling of sun and sand.
Chhattisgarh is remote, short on major ‘sights’ and limited in tourist infrastructure, but for the adventurous traveller, time spent here may well prove to be a highlight of your trip to this part of India. The country’s most densely forested state (44%) is blessed with considerable natural beauty – waterfalls and unspoilt nature reserves abound. More interestingly, it’s home to 42 different tribes whose pointillist paintings and spindly sculptures are as vivid as the colourful haats that take place across the region, particularly around Jagdalpur in the southern Bastar region.
- Monuments 80% 80%
- Tribals 95% 95%
- Artisans 95% 95%
- Experiences 95% 95%
“We were group of 10 people who occasional travel together to India, this time it was mix of Orissa and Chhattisgarh, I must say that it was fascinating in all aspects, artisans, temples, local markets and so many different tribes. I highly recommande this tour.”
Des Routards de Marais – Paris, France
Gonds & Muria Tribes!
“This tour was incredibly beautiful. But most memorable was moment spent among Gods & Muria Tribes “
Marie & Claude – Antwerp, Belgium.
Discover our other tours in Tamil Nadu
Discover a more remote, culturally diverse and scenic India. Home to the third highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga at 8586m, lush forests, deep valleys and terraced hillsides, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful states of India.
This is the side of India that few western tourists bother with, but which has so much colour and culture, that we believe it is a really crucial part of India to see, to balance the stereotypes of the Taj and the Moghul splendours.
If meeting others culture, knowing more about the indigenous culture is your subject then there will be no better places than the Tribal Tour in Orissa. Travel to these little villages in the valley, their aged old traditions, the weekly markets.