24 x 7 helpline
00 91 987 357 9007
Orissa

Information

Tribal Circuit

Buddhist Circuit

Cultural Circuit

Major Attractions

Wildlife Sanctuaries

 

Chatikiona


Chatikiona Village Woman, OrissaChatikiona is situated 48 kilometres from Rayagada, bordered by a range of valleys and timber hills. The place is a renowned holy seat for the famous Mahadev temple located here. During the Shiva Ratri the temple becomes the hub of various activities, rituals and functions. The most popular and primitive tribal community dwelling in Chatikiona is the Dongaria Kondha. They continue to lead a rustic lifestyle in the lap of nature. They are primarily able horticulturists residing in the steep elevations of the Niyamagiri Hills. These tribal societies embrace the faction of people who understand the meaning of living together and join hands to work together to achieve any shared interest to cater to the benefits of their society. Every society has its own set of rules with respect to business and trade. These enhance and strengthen their unity to live and toil collectively as one. The tribal groups although have undertaken various forms of odd jobs at present, yet their basic livelihood depend on hunting and cultivation. They grow fruits like pineapple, banana, orange etc.  In the past eras, the tribal land areas were never surveyed and they did not lead a settled life. The tribal people carried out shifting cultivation, taking into consideration that they were the possessors of the natural resources like the river water, forest trees and the lush green lands. The rituals and festivals practiced by the tribal groups are still being followed, respected and nurtured since the distant past to the present day. Although the art of performing the songs and dances differ from one clan to another, yet certain features are generally familiar to all. Their social life revolves around their deep-seated religious practices and viewpoints. They also celebrate a number of festivals.  The personal or domestic affairs include occasions concerning marriage, death or birth of an infant whereas the whole village get together to observe events like rich harvest and mellow fruitfulness. Interestingly, the Kondh men wear ear and nose rings and maintain long length of hair as women. The place has a pleasant cultural amalgamation where people speak languages like Oriya, Telugu and popular tribal languages like Saora. The place is also well known for its blissful ambiance. The turbulent waterfalls are a major attraction for the sightseers.

 

 

 

Recommended Tribal Tour Packages

Tribal Experience of Chhatisgarh  ::  Orissa Tribal Tour  ::  Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Tour


India Tour Packages

Incredible South India  ::  Enchanting Kerala - Gods own country  ::  Majestic Assam, Arunachal and Meghalaya Tour
South India Wildlife  ::   Char-Dham Yatra  ::   Indian Wilderness  ::  Classical North India Tour with Nepal
Enchanting Karnataka with Goa  ::   Grand East Himalayan Tour  ::  The Land of Lamas...Ladakh
North East India Cultural Tour  ::   North East - Seven Sister Tour  ::  Golden Triangle
Palaces of Rajasthan with Classical India and Kathmandu  ::  Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan with wildlife
Colourful Rajasthan With Golden Beaches of Goa  ::   Forts and Battlefields of Rajputana

More India Tour Packages

 
Travel Details (mandatory)
Your Name Your Email
Your Phone Present Country
of Residence
Arrival Date Tour Duration
No. of Person(s) Destinations
Tour
Pre-requisites
Please mention your other travel requirements related to catering, accomodation and lifestyle needs.
It will help us to serve you better.
Your Area of Interest (optional)
Monastearies Fairs and Festivals Adventure Tribals
Buddhist Wildlife Temples Shopping
Pilgrimages Forts and Palaces Hill Stations Beaches / Backwaters
 

India Tourism | South India Tours | Rajasthan Tourism | Kerala Tourism

Copyright ©2016, www.tribes-of-india.com

Recognized by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

National Tourism Award Winner

National Tourism AwardThe Travel Agents Association Of India, TAAIThe Indian Association of Tour Operators, IATOInternational Air Transport Association, IATAGovernment of India, Ministry of TourismIndian Mountaineering Foundation, IMFAdventure Tour Operators Association of IndiaISO-SMRAMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS (ASTA) The Travel Agents Federation of India

Powered by SOFTTIX