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. The other side of tribal tourism, if not managed properly, will lead to many negative social impacts on these communities.
Modern India has many indigenous tribes, that even today, have been able to retain their primitive customs and their lives are directly associated with their natural surroundings. The tribals in India, are the pro-environmental communities who are fighting to protect rivers, lands and forests that are the sources of their livelihood. The congruity that exists between local tribal and Nature only helps in making tribal territories full of exotic biodiversities. In the western part of the country, in Rajasthan and Gujarat one can witness a way of life that is colorful, while in South India, the skillful craftsmanship of Todas of Nilgiri Hills will fascinate. Their pastoral way of life clearly brings out the beauty in simplicity. In Central India, in the picturesque Jharkhand, you will get to see the Santhals and the tribals of Bastar. The Santhals are one of the oldest tribals living in India. Again, the north-eastern tribes of India are known for their traditional songs and dances, their colorful handmade clothing and intricately woven bamboo handicrafts. There are often more to be seen than what meet the eyes. The tribal society is always a thing of great interest. With a well chalked out tour to any of these places you will be able to explore the roots of a multicultural and multilingual India, where unity in diversity is the essence of national spirit.
The Census of India, 2011 has notified 705 scheduled tribes (tribal groups and subgroups) in 30 States / Union Territories in India including 75 primitive tribes in India. The total population of the scheduled tribes in India is 10,42,81,034 which forms 8.6 per cent of the total population of India.
The Gonds and the Bhils are the major tribal groups in India and majority of them are settled in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Dhurwa tribe is one of the sub-groups of Gond tribe residing in Chhattisgarh and Orissa.
Tribal communities are mostly forest dwellers. Their health system and medical knowledge over ages, known as traditional health care system, depend both on the herbal and psychosomatic lines.
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.
Tobe informed citizens of our rapidly changing multicultural world we must understand the ways of life of people from cultures different from our own.
The objective of our conducted tours are to showcase :
• The traditional ways of life of India’s ethnic cultures
• It acquaints one with the contemporary ways of life throughout the world
• to gain a general understanding of India’s culture