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Tribal Tourism in India

an experience extraorinaire

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tribal tourism in india

The real beauty of India is not in the towns & cities. It is in the indigenous people. The tribal lifestyle, arts, crafts and architectures are one of the most fascinating parts of their culture.  The diversity of the tribal’s in India offers a deep insight into the ethnography and anthropology of these mystic tribes, quenching the curiosity of the ideologist in you.  Many of these tribes have unique traditions, festivals, music and modes of artistic expression.  Tourists can experience these diverse communities and their heritage, through tribal tourism.  The tribal tours in India are most refreshing and energizing.

An Experience extraordinaire

We Encourage You To Visit Our ETHNIC & TRIBAL COMMUNITIES Tribal tourism is a showcase of tribal life, art, culture and heritage. Tribal tourism enables interaction between the tourists and the local residents for an enriching experience. Tribal Tourism is connected with tribal culture, values and traditions, tourism products owned and operated by tribal people.

Tribal Tours in India



The majority of India’s tribal groups are present in central, northeast, western and east India. Tropical central states of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh are home to the Gond, the region‟s largest tribe.. In Eastern India, almost one fourth of Odisha‟s population belongs to tribal community. India‟s tribes are known for their arts and craftsmanship.


Odisha boasts of hosting the largest number of tribal communities in any state, 62, listed as Scheduled Tribes. An anthroprolgic tour of Odisha showcases the brighter prospects of socio-cultural history with a rich socio-cultural heritage.


There are 42 tribal communities included in the list of Scheduled Tribes in Chattisgarh. Bastar is the country of tribes –  About 70% of the total population of the Bastar region is tribal. The main tribes of the Bastar region are the Gonds, Marias, Bhatras, Murias, Halbas and Dhurvas.

Bastar tribes have developed a distinct culture – costumes, dialects, cookery, etc and are known for their tribal art throughout the world. The tribes of the Bastar were among the first in India to work metal and figurines in terracotta .

The tribes of the Bastar are also known for their colorful festivals. The festival of Dussehra is the most famous and is not to be missed for anything in the world  !


In Madhya Pradesh, there are 43 Schedules Tribes. Madhya Pradesh is dominated by the Tribal population. Tribes of Madhya Pradesh have preserved their culture and tradition despite outside cultural influence. Their culture is distinguished by the composite remains of the Scythian and Dravidian culture. The prevalent religion of the tribes of Madhya Pradesh is Animism.


Gujarat is known as a hub of scheduled tribes & there are around 29 main tribes including Gamith, Dhodias, Siddi, Barda, Vasawas etc. The origin of the tribal people of Gujarat is based on their migration from other countries like the Siddis  a group of tribal people who have migrated from East Africa. Similarly, the Rabaris and the Mers are the tribes migrated from the Mediterranean. The Harappan sites are an added flavor to a curated Gujarat tour.


Shrouded by mighty Himalayan hills, the entire North-East region – comprising the seven sisters (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura) and Sikkim – represents the richest ethnic region of the world, and meeting point of four major races (Aryan, Mongoloid, Austric, Tibeto-Burman) of the world showcasing one of the richest ethnic and bio-diversity regions of the world, with more natural affinities to the East than to its West.


Rajasthan is a land filled with cultures, traditions, and music. A Rural Rajasthan Tour can be perfect to witness the best attraction of the state, its colorful, warm, hospitable and smiling people.


Maharashtra has a large tribal population of almost 50 tribes. These tribal communities prefer to live in self-imposed isolation shunning contact with people residing in the plains. The most important tribes of Maharashtra are the Bhil, Gond-Madia, Katkari, Koli, Oraon and Warli. Most of them are not really nomadic anymore.


Land of High Passes, Ladakh is an amalgamation of culture and history closely intertwined. Ladakh is predominantly a tribal region in the country. It is estimated that more than 90% of Ladakh’s population is tribal.


Southern India hosts around 533 indigenous tribes that make up for more than 80 million tribals. The suburban parts of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Goa are grounds for manu unique tribes.


The name ‘Bengal’ has been possible derived from ‘Benga’, a popular Austro – Asiatic word, largely in vague amongst the Santhals – the largest tribal group of India.


The Andaman Islands are home to four ‘Negrito’ tribes – the Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa and Sentinelese. The Nicobar Islands are home to two ‘Mongoloid’ tribes – the Shompen and Nicobarese. They are are nomadic hunters and catch g fish with bows and arrows. Interactions are extremely restricted.

i4u Travel Services

i4u Travel Services is leading Destination Management Company of Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh. Recognized by MP Tourism & recommended on Tripadvisor, i4u Travel Services offers it’s services in the Indian sub continent.

We are committed to showcase, responsibly, the tribal habitat, heritage, history and handicrafts as well as the indigenous knowledge of culture and nature. Our Tribal Trail of India involves you in the day to day life styles of the tribal community, an experience par excellence.

Travel with us to Bastar, meet the Baigas & Gonds of Madhya Pradesh, be amazed with the ethnographic profiles of the Bondas of Odisha, visit Gujarat & Rajasthan to witness diversity of traditions & culture, and least we forget, our jewel – the North East, may it be the Hornbill Festival.

An Indian Tribal Tour

Offers a deep insight into the ethnography and anthropology of the mystic tribes of India, quenching the curiosity thirst of the ideologist in you.

experiences of tribal tour

a kaleidoscope of Ethnicity


They are culturally very rich and each tribal group has a specific cultural feature which helps them to identify them from other.


The history of expressing their feelings and ideas about themselves, their surrounding environments in various modes of a particular tribe or cultural group is very long, which may trace up to the prehistoric times.


Ethnicity, because of the ambiguity of the subject, the concept can be attributed to various perspectives like common descent, homeland, common cultural traditions including language and religion, memories of migration, colonization or conquest and identification by others In the physical, cultural and behavioral characteristics.


The resourceful exercise of the imagination comes in the form of verbal, musical, visual dance and other form of expression. This depiction of feelings and thoughts influence tribal art in the larger context.

What Our Guests say about us

Seated in a van for three weeks rolling slowly down rural roads, you can get a glimpse of scenes of daily life in Madhya Pradesh. Going through villages and towns, passing coal mining plants, a plain of vast agricultural land green with growing crops, women picking cotton in the fields, small farms, buffalo, scooters loaded with hanging chickens or wraps of cotton on their way to the market, girls in pigtails and impeccable blue and white uniforms walking home from school, cattle nonchalantly crossing the road, walking nomads leading their camels and herds up north.
Rowenna - Italy
TripAdvisor | Feb ‘2020
I´m grateful to i4utravel and to his owner Mr Souvik, for this memorable trip. We ask for a cultural tribal tour,including differents aspect of the tribal life in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. We continue to Amarkantak where we take contact with differents gond art painters, a local trial dance was also been arranged for us, later we assisted to a religious ritual in the Narmada temple. We continue to Jagdalpur in the Bastar zone of Cchattisgarh, in that area we went to a local tribal market where we meet Muriya, Dhurva, and Madiya people selling theirs products. In the Bison Horn Maria tribe we assist to a local dance. We were guest of the Maharaja of Kanker and had lunch at his palace.
Gloria - France
TripAdvisor | Jan '2020
i4u Travel Services provided superb support to help us organize our 4-weeks long trip to India. The service was spot on and very professional. Communication with Souvik Banerjee, its director, was very fluid both before and during the trip and, most important, he had the great ability to fine-tune his expert advice and recommendations according to our very specific interests and budget.
Gabriel - Italy
TripAdvisor | Jan '2020

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