Special Tribal Documentary

Special Tribal Documentary (Photographer Choice) Tour

Tour Code: 139-A/OTTS-2023-24
Duration of Tour: 14Nights/ 15Days (weekend to weekend)

Theme of the Tour : Among the 62 different tribal communities in odisha , there are some ethnic groups who are most isolated , archaic, vulnerable , keep preserve and maintain their culture still today . So this special tribal tour itinerary has designed exclusive for photographers ,  which cover colorful ethnic group of Odisha (Orissa) , hiking at their villages, different colorful weekly markets,  tribal dance of Bora gadhava tribes  ( subject to available the drum men), tribal festival  and at the end excursion the  classic coastal rural   life at our village retreat selanidingo  rewind all tribal documentary & tribal photography India with best value of Money.

Motto of the Tour : Best Tribal Photography with best cooperative  friendly Local Guide
Special Days- Due to different colorful tribal weekly markets our tour begin particularly from weekend (Saturday)

Suggested itinerary:

Day 01 – Saturday-  Bhubaneswar
Upon arrival This ancient Temple city of Odisha in Bhubaneswar airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel, if time permit visit the tribal museum. / local market
Overnight : Hotel at Bhubaneswar
Photography- Local market photography/ Monument photography

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Day 02– Sunday –  Kondh tribal village- Baliguda  (5.30hr drive+ visit)
Meet the Kondh tribe at their isolated village in Kandhmal area in the lap of Kalinga ghat region excursion their life style.
Overnight : Baliguda
Photography- Tribal Photography, Nature photography

Day 03- – Monday-  – Hiking and documentary Kutia Kondh village( tattoo faced tribe)-  Rayagada (Total 3hr drive+ visit)
Early start to Meet the Kutia kondh (tattoo faced tribe)  at their isolated village in the core of Baliguda jungle zone. If desire enjoy the local tribal lunch prepaid by our special trained driver at their village/ nice photography and then proceed to Rayagada.
Overnight :Rayagada
Photography– Tribal Photography, Nature photography

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Day 04 – Tuesday  – Hiking and documentary Donguria Kondh village/ Weekly market – Rayagada (Total 3.30hr drive+ visit)
Meet the famous Dongaria kondh tribe at their isolate village in the virgin land of Devgiri zone while hiking (total 2hr / semi flat jungle route) Then  Visit the colorful weekly market of Dongaria kondh tribe.
Pm- If desire organic lunch prepared by our special trained driver with the help of tribal chief house (he is friend of my and he knows our team)
Afternoon again Photo shoot at the Donguria kondh  village
Overnight: Hotel at Rayagada.
Photography– Tribal Photography, Nature photography


Day 05–Wednesday – Chtikona-(Donguria Kondh market)-Kuvi Kondh village- Podagarh- Jeypore (Total 5hr drive+visit)
Early start to meet the Colorful Dongaria Tribe at Chtikona ( weekly market).
It is very nice to meet them early in the morning on the foot hill of Niyamgiri jungle while they (beautiful tribal ladies with proper costume) come from their village to weekly market to sale their seasonal fruits to carry on their head
After 2-3 hr at there drive towards to Jeypore and enrote visit colorful kuvi kondh tribal community at Kumbhikota jungle range.
Pm- meet the famous Paraja tribe weekly market at Podagarh/ Photography and documentary
Overnight : hotel at Jeypore.
Photography– Tribal Photography, Nature photography

Day 06 – Thursday   – Bonda tribal market- Gadhava village- Jeypore (3hr drive+ visit)
Early Morning drive towards to Onkadelly meet the most colorful Bonda Tribes at their weekly market.
Note- It is better to start bit earlier to meet the Bonda tribe while they carry country made alcohol on their head top from their village to weekly market/ which is  very nice idea for photography.
After 2-3 hr with them/ photography  then proceed from there.
Pm- Excursion the unique culture of Boro gadhava village while hiking with the help of Local tribal guide (mostly with tribal chief – his son is our best friend) /visit the typical house settlement / worship place/ if possible enjoy the tribal group dance with traditional custom and musical instrument / (chargeable)
Tribal group dance is encouraged to upgrade their culture / which is pure responsible tour also.
Overnight: hotel at Jeypore.
Photography– Tribal Photography, Nature photography


Day 07– Friday  – Boraparaj village- Kunduli market- Mali tribal village- JEYPORE       (Total 4hr drive+visit)
Morning meet the colorful Bora Paraja tribe  at their typical village. excursion and documentary at their village
Boraparaja tribe Popularly know as Asro – Asiatic race / black brownis color / curlinier hair style/ very typical house style/ ornaments are  very special / the tribal female using special ear ring and their upper ear lobe turn towards down so an anthropological world , these tribes are very special
and then drive towards the grand tribal weekly market at Kunduli (famous for paraja, rana, Mali tribe)
Pm- Afternoon visit the Mali Tribal village/ Photography and documentary
Overnight : Jeypore
Photography- Tribal Photography, colorful weekly market  photography

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Day 08– Saturday-  Hiking Bhumiya tribal village- Dhuruba Tribe village- weekly market- Rayagada (Total 5hr drive+visit)
Morning meet the Bhumiya tribes at their isolated village in Gupteswar jungle range / and also meet the  Dhuruba tribes village- / Hiking (flat jungle route -1hr) and explore their life style  after lunch at the tribal hut – prepare by our special trained driver with the help of tribal chief lady
Pm- Drive towards their colorful weekly market ( inside of jungle core area during afternoon/ ) and then drive towards Rayagada
Overnight: hotel at Rayagada .
Photography- Tribal Photography, colorful weekly market  photography

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Day 09– Sunday-  Dokra village- Desia Tribal village – Gunupur  ( 3.30hr drive+ visit)
Visit the most ancient metal casting village and live demonstrate Dokra craft by the Dom cast community.
Pm- Meet the one of the oldest human race Desia kondh at their isolated village (on the hill top of Durgi Jungle range) warm welcome by the villagers / excursion their life style/ documentary-
Overnight- Gunupur
Photography- Tribal Photography/ Documentary , nature   photography

Day 10– Monday-  Lanjia Saura tribe village- Chandragiri- Taratarini                      (Total 6hr drive+ visit)
Please Early stand up to drive towards Gunupur Jungle region, meet one of the most colorful and only Aryan tribe of our state- The Lanjia Saura ( famous for three things 1- terraces cultivation, 2- typical wearing style- like tail shape , 3- dream painting called “ Idital” and meet the italmar at their village.
afternoon visit the typical Tibetan village at Chandragiri/
Overnight- Taratarini
Photography- Tribal Photography/ Documentary , nature   photography

Day 11- Tuesday-  Munda Tribal village- Dhenkanal (5hr drive+ visit)
Morning after breakfast drive towards at Munda Tribal village / Very typical houses with natural color. Full day excursion and documentation their life style
Overnight- Dhenkanal
Photography– Tribal Photography/ Documentary

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Day 12- Wednesday –  Sagaria tribal village- Santal tribal village- Joranda- Dhenkanal (3hr drive+ visit)
Early drive towards Sagaria Tribal village in the core of Kapilash jungle region/ while hiking excursion their life style. also visit the Santal tribal village (very rough road but flat land only hiking is possible)        afternoon visit the mahima sadhu monastery- enjoy the after noon worship by the supreme sadhus to the god of infinity (best for photography)
Overnight- Dhenkanal
Photography- Tribal Photography/ Documentary , Monument & Sadhus  photography

Day 13- Thursday-  Dhenkanal- Konark- Chandanpur (3.30hr drive+ visit)
Drive towards Konark, Excursion the language of stone on 13th c AD  the world famous sun temple at Konark and then drive towards Chandanpur (a virgin destination of Orissa) , enroute  meet the fishermen at their village near chandrabhaga beach side. check in a nice village home retreat – Selani Dingo
Enjoy the mouth watering hygienic dinner along with campfire.
Overnight- An unique village retreat – Selani Dingo
Photography- Monument photography . beach and village photography, people photography

Day 14- Friday –  Village Special- Chandanpur
Early stand up enjoy the continental and classic breakfast in the open garden .Visit and photo shoot the very special grand pottery making village by catamaran boat ride   (total 2hr , with boatman) while back to retreat different characterful village such as visit the meet the classic Brahmin village, farmer village, artisan village, washer men village, coconut picker village etc
Pm- Afternoon enjoy the classic Gotipua group dance (with proper custom and traditional musical instrument,  very nice for photography) if desire rewind your energy by the  herbal full body oil massage by traditional royal barber at our village retreat (on chargeable basis)
Evening enjoy the classic clay pot chicken by our chef / if guest like they may learn the traditional cooking method of Orissa too.
Overnight- An unique village retreat – Selani Dingo
Photography- river , nature&   village photography, people photography


Day 15- Saturday –  Bhubaneswar (Departure)
Morning departure for Bhubaneswar airport, board the  flight for your onward destination.

Tour concludes:

Description of Orissa tribes 
The Kutia Kandha is a section of the Kandha tribe found in Kandhmal and Kalahandi dist. (south central part) of Orissa. The tribesmen are known for their buffalo sacrifice ritual locally known as “Kedu” to worship their Earth Goddess- “Darni Penu”. They belong to the Proto-Australoid racial stock and shspeak a dialect their own called “Kui”, which belong to Dravidian language family. They worship large number of deities and spirits; the chief among them is Darni Penu, the Earth Goddess worship by the village headman called Majhi & the village priest is called Jani.

Dongria Kondh:

In the remote mountainous wilderness of the Eastern Ghats region of South Orissa lives a fascinating Kuvi-speaking tribe called, the Dongria Kandha. They inhabit the lofty Niyamgiri hillranges in the district of Rayagada. They stand apart fromothers for their famous Meria festival, expertise in horticulture and colourful dress, adornments and life style. For being the denizens of hills, forests and highlands (dongar), their neighbours name them Dongria. Dongria men and women are quite fashionable in their personal adornments, that makes them attractive and distinguish them from others. Dongria men put on a long and narrow piece of loin cloth and women use two pieces of cloth, each 3-4 ft. In length. Both men and women grow long hair. A wooden comb (kokuya) is fixed at the hair knot of men and women which adorns the hair-lock and keeps the hair tight. A tiny knife (pipli) with colourful thread balls at its metal handle, adorns the hair lock of women. Men and women put on aluminum neck rings, beads & coin necklaces (kekodika), finger rings. In addition to that women wear bangles, anklets, toe rings. Both men and women wear earrings and nose-rings.

Desia tribe: very typical people , black browness color curliner hairstyle and like to live on hilly or hill top area , where not so connect of regular human civilization at very typical houses , they are animist but very friendly.

 Bonda tribe: in the wild and remote mountainous country located towards the south-western tip of the Malkanigiri highlands lives a unique tribal community called- “Bonda”. The tribesmen identify themselves as “Remo” (man). Bonda speak a language of their own that belongs to the Austro- Asiatic (South Mundari) language group. Bonda men are brave and bold. They derive their identity from their arms, such as bow, arrows, long knife which they always carry and sago palm-wine which is their most favorite drink. The Bonda women with their clean-shaven head decorated with head bands of Palmyra strips and plaited fillets of caryota fibber. Mass of colored beads and shell strings, brass neck rings and necklaces hanging down even below the navel and the brass bangles covering the whole of the lower arms are the typical ornamentation of the Bonda Women. A short and narrow strip of striped loin-cloth woven at home by a double-bar tension ed loom covering only the private parts comprises the woman’s wear.

food in Selani dingo –  village retreat (Home stay)
Breakfast– (630am-9 30am)
Bread Toast, Butter, Jam,
Fresh Seasonal Raw Fruits & Fresh Fruit juice ,
Oat Pourage , Red Millet Pourage (locally say Mandia Jau),
Yogurt (sweet and normal both)
Banana pan cake, with honey
egg Item:- (omelet /  boil / half boil/ )- any one of it at your choice
corn flake / Mussali
hot and cold milk,  cheese spreed
Black tea/ coffee (any one at your choice)

Lunch-(12.30hr to 1430hr)
Brown bread (whole wheat floor )- Indian Roti/
Organic Brown Boil Rice
soup (tomatto/, mix veg./ chicken / sweet corn) any one at your choice
Boil potato / sweet potato (any one at your choice)
Boil seasonal veg.

Evening snacks: (1700hr to 1745hr)
Soup Item- veg. soup/  chicken soup/  tomato soup / sweet corn soup – any one at your choice
Pakoda Item – veg. pakoda/ chicken pakoda- any one at your choice
Herbal Tea

Dinner :(1930 hr to 2100hr)
RICE Item:-  (Boil or fried with cumin or veg. fried rice or egg fried rice – any of one at your choice)
Roti (Indian Bread)
Dal (lentil) Item – (Plan or fried- any of one at your choice)
Veg Item- Mix veg.- Different seasonal veg. (fried or boiled – any one at your choice)
Spinach – fry at your choice
One non veg. special item –Clay pot Mutton   or   Bamboo chicken  or Tawa fish Or  Banana leaf backed Masala Fish –  any one at your choice
Dessert – One special Indian Dessert
Black tea / Herbal tea /  coffee- any one at your choice

Tour concludes:

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