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The Indian civilization is one of the oldest in the world, the remains of which you can still find in its primitive places. Travel to the tribal destinations in India and take an insight into the age-old culture and traditions that continues to persist in its primordial surroundings.

Tribal of India

India's tribal population represents about eight per cent of the nation's total population, that is 68 million. From the paradisiacal northeast India, to the states of virgin Orissa, poised Jharkhand and intriguing Chhattisgarh, the tribal people of India continues to conserve their primeval customs and rituals. Every ethnic group in India has an inheritance of customs, deeply embedded in their tradition and lifestyle. The tribal tours in India are most invigorating and enlivening. 

Chhattisgarh - The Natures's Pride

Chhattisgarh is a must when we talk of tribal tours in India. Chhattisgarh is one of the most intriguing tribal tourist destinations of not only India but the world. 

Chhattisgarh has constantly been identical with tribes and tribal culture. More than one third of the state population is of tribes, and the majority of them reside in the densely forested areas of the eminent Bastar region. Chhattisgarh is famed for its incomparable picturesque splendour and distinctive & rich ethnic culture. 

The tribes of Chhattisgarh follow unique lifestyles and have impressively maintained their culture and traditions for ages. Chhattisgarh offers a perfect destination for you, if you are hunting for a distinct tribal culture of India. 

Major tribal sites in Chhattisgarh: 
With over 70% of total population comprising of tribes, Bastar is the most striking and largest tribal district of Chhattisgarh. The tribals of Bastar are about 26.76% of the total tribal population of Chhattisgarh. 

Chhattisgarh is home to several ethnic groups with Gonds of Bastar being the most prominent in the midst of them. Other major tribes of Chhattisgarh region include the Baiga, Korba, Dhurvaa, Bison Horn Maria, Halbaa, Bhatra, Muria and Abhuj Maria tribes. Each tribal group of Chhattisgarh has its own distinctive culture and traditions. Their lifestyles differ from each other and each ethnic group has their own costumes, customs, traditions, eating habits and even worship different form of god and goddess. Conclusively, Chhattisgarh has a great prospect for tribal tourism and is the most remarkable tribal destination in India. 

Odisha (Orissa)- The Virgin Beauty

Orissa, girdled by the Bay of Bengal is a lush green state with the best fusion of traditional Indian art depicted in its temples and an exceptional natural world that is loaded with immense splendour. 

Lush green mountains, with rich paddies and terraces dot this state everywhere. Orissa is a traditional dwelling place of several tribes who endorses its antiquity. The tribes continue to inhabit Orissa's remote areas in the deep forests and hilly interiors. Immersed in obscurity that revolves around ethnic lifestyle, the Orissan tribes continue to be a source of deep interest for numerous tourists, alongside anthropologists and sociologists. Tourists flock to Orissa to find the unusual charm of this comparatively unsung state. 

Major tribal sites in Orissa: 
Cradled in the untainted nature with endless expanse of captivating hills, meandering streams, cascading waterfalls, astonishing caves and verdant valleys, Orissa's tribal regions are feast to the eyes. Jeypore, Baliguda, Kothagargh, Rayagada, Chatikiona Ankadeli are few of the places which are worth seeing in Orissa. 

Activities around the jungles are main source of income for the Orissa's tribes. Hunting and fishing continue to be the main source of occupation of a large section of Orissa tribes, however some of the superior tribes such as Santhals, Mundas and Gonds have involved themselves in agriculture, harvesting and crop cultivation. 

The Juang, Bhuyan, Bondo, Saura, and Dhruba tribes follow the shifting cultivation practice. The Koya tribals are cattle breeders while the Mahali and Lohara are simple artisans involved in basket weaving and tool making. The Santal, Munda and other tribes have now also become involved in the mining and industrial belt of Orissa. 

The tribals of Orissa treasure a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Take an insight into their cultural activities, the most prevailing occasion of this being in their colourful and rhythmical music and dance. The changing seasons, religious customs and the traditional values are strong motivation for creating a series of festivals that enrich their life cycle . 

North East India - The Hiddne Treasure

The Northeastern region of India includes the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram. The entire Northeast India is home to a several ethnic group, who have inhabited this region since antiquity. The Northeast Indian tribes are known for their distinctive culture, ancient language, hand-woven dress and handicrafts, all of which are distinctive and most appealing too. Some of the prominent tribes of the northeast India include Nagas, Khasis, Jaintias, Mizos, Boros, and Cacharis.

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