Lose yourself in the wildlife of Orissa. Get a chance to glimpse the white tigers moving with abandon in Nandankanan, while the elephants stopping your way in Simlipal!
Gear up for unlimited Adventure at the Satkosia gorge. Experience the unique cocktail of wildlife trekking, adventure trip and serene environment.
Meticulously chiseled stones of the edifice defies logic and stupefies the senses!
Take on to adventure boating or simply submerge yourself in resonating sounds of clashing waterfalls in Machhkund
Experience the serenity spread all around in the soft lambent rays of sun dancing over the sea in Goplapur.
On to Mother Nature’s lap with amazing view of waterfalls that remind of Niagra falls!
Watch the waves recede 5 kilometer back every day here in the silvery beaches of Chandipur.
Spiritual abode of India, the temple of Lord Jagannath bestows bliss on the pilgrim who arrive here in search of enlighten.
Take a tour to the tribal dominion of Orissa and discover a world hidden beyond the realms of the modern man!
The Largest brackish Salt water lagoon of Asia mesmerizes with panoramic view and migratory birds swarming on unending expanse of water.
add1

Other Tribes of Orissa

Bhumia Tribal of Orissa

Bhumia Woman,Orissa TribalBhumia tribal of Malkangiri District are also generally found in un-divided Koraput, Phulbani, Gangam and Sundergarh districts of Orissa. After Koyas, these tribes occupy the second position in population.

For better administration and control, these Bhumia tribes have chosen a person as the head of the village. He is popularly known as ` Mukhia`. However for every twenty villages, one “Bhattanaik" is being selected. The name of these Bhumia tribes had been written down in the pages of history for their ardent participation and remarkable contribution to the freedom struggle that took place in the district. Laxman Naik was the great freedom fighter, who belonged to this Bhumia tribal community.

In the Bhumia society, the institution of marriage has always been held in high esteem. These Bhumia systems have got a unique system of marriage. The usual practice prevalent amongst these tribes is the elopement of groom with his prospective bride. Fairs and festivals too are integral part of the whole of the Bhumia society, thus enriching their culture and tradition. Balijatra is their most important festival of these Bhumia tribes.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Oraon Tribal of Orissa

Oraon Tribal Woman,Orissa TribalThe Oraons are one of the largest tribes in South Asia, numbering 1,702,663 persons at the 1971 census. About half of them live in Bihar, mainly on the Chota Nagpur Plateau; the remainder is in Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, and West Bengal. They speak a Dravidian language known as Kurukh. The Oraon tribal is closely related to the neighboring Munda tribe, and the headman of an Oraon village is called munda.

Although there are no sub castes among the Oraons, the Kudas ("navvies") and Kisans ("cultivators"), having their distinct occupations, tend to marry among themselves. Beyond this, Oraons observe village and clan exogamy. The patrilineal extended family is the ideal residential unit, but Nuclear families are nearly as common. On the average a family contains five to seven co resident members.

Boys and girls marry after puberty, boys usually at 16-20 years. This follows a period in which both sexes sleep in a youth dormitory (dhumkuria). Boys are branded on the arm before being admitted to this institution. The dormitory provides a pool of agricultural labor that can be hired when necessary. Most Oraons are farmers, and in the past they practiced shifting cultivation. Hunting, formerly of major importance, has been reduced during the present century to the status of a ceremonial event; there is even a women's hunting ceremony, held every twelve years.

Although a small minority of the tribe is Christian, the great majority follow a Hindu form of worship. Their main deities are local, non-Sanskritic ones, such as Chandi, Chauthia, Dadgo Burhia, Gaon Deoti, and Jair Budhi, names one does not encounter elsewhere in India. Another thing that make these tribal unique is the human sacrifice. Although officially banned the tribes still practice human sacrifice clandestinely.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Didayee Tribal of Orissa

Didayee Woman,Orissa TribalThe Didayee tribal been enlisted as a scheduled tribe by the government of India. Didayees are setteled in Malkangiri on the both sides of the river Machhakunda in the centre of Kandakamberu Hills. Didayee Tribal live in five panchayat of Kudumulugumma Panchayat Samiti. Didayees have their own langauge. They live in houses made of wood and bambo. They color the walls of the houses. Their houses are very neat and clean. Hunting, fishing and cultivation are the main occupation of Didayees. They are very religious in faith. The cultural life, hospitality and method of treatment of diseases are most praise worthy.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Gadaba Tribal of Orissa

Gadabba Tribal Woman,Orissa TribalThe Gadaba tribe  is primitive and classified as mundari or Kolarian on linguistic grounds. The word Gadaba, signifies a person who carries loads on his shoulders. The tribe call themselves Guthan. The Gadaba Tribal speak a mundari dialect, called Gadava after tribal name and are one of the two-mundari tribes found so far south as Visakhapatnam. The Gadavas are a tribe of Agriculturists, coolies and hunters. The Gadavas are also employed as bearers in the hills and carry palanquins. There is a tradition that the tribes owes its name to the fact that its ancestors emigrated from the bank of Godaveri River and settled in Nandapur, the former capital of Rajas of Jeypore. The Gadavas are also employed as bearers in the hills and carry palanquins. The Gadavas have a language of their own, of which a vocabulary is given in the Vuzagapatam Manual. The Gadavas living in such villages in the vicinity of the more civilized people forget their native tongue, dress and custom and took up those of the civilized man. It is now very hard to identify the tribe of such men unless they themselves tell us what their tribe is. They are enlisted as Scheduled Tribe. Besides Malkangiri this tribe is found in Koraput, Kalahandi, Sundergarh, Gangam, Sampalpur and Boudh Phulbani districts of Orissa. They like to marry within their relations. Cultivation and cattle rearing is the means of their livelihood.

 

Back

add3 add4 add5 add6

add2