"Experience the beauty of traditional life in Western Orissa and make a difference for the better!"
This incredible experience allows you to experience life with the tribal communities of Western Orissa. The project aims to preserve the rich tribal culture whilst empowering its people. Special focus is given to local women living below the poverty line.
You will be able to help with construction work, women empowerment programmes, training programmes, healthcare, teaching English, tourism programme development, and student research projects.
You will stay on the project site in a beautiful and modern facility. Each room is based on shared occupancy and has an ensuite. The wonderful staff take great care of you, ensuring each morning you awake to a delicious chai tea.
As well as the project work, you will be able to visit vibrant local markets, picnic at an incredible waterfall, and explore the surrounding villages. The site is built with local materials and by local craftspeople. You will find a local touch in everything.
This tour works with Desia, a community based Rural Tourism Initiative, and Barefoot, a local NGO. They aim to bring the benefits of tourism to local tribes in such a way that the profits can aid much needed development whilst maintaining culture and traditions. Traditional festivals, music, cuisine and rituals are promoted. Especial focus is placed on empowering women by providing training for livelihood and craft development.
The ethics are based on that of responsible tourism and part of the earnings are spent on conserving the ecosystem and bringing sustainable development.
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