The majority of the Madhya Pradesh tribes reside on hilly slopes and forested valleys cradled by the sacred rivers of Narmada and Godavari. Besides the historical monuments, ancient temples and boundless natural beauty that Madhya Pradesh is home to, it fosters nearly 46 different tribes that resonate with cultures of different eras.
They grace the top ranks of the tribal population in India and can be categorized into a variety of sub-castes and groups. Accounting for about 18-20% of the population of Madhya Pradesh, the traditions, rituals, and lifestyle of these communities are quite fascinating, as they pose a stark contrast to our own lives.
Their lifestyle is rooted deeply in Hindu religion and mythology. Experiencing the tribal communities and their cultures makes for an entirely different approach to tourism in Madhya Pradesh. If you’re looking to venture into the unknown, unexplored and untouched places in Madhya Pradesh, take a trip to the tribal inhabited corners of Madhya Pradesh.
The eccentric ways of the tribals will tickle your fancy like nothing else. The Chhindwara district of the state houses more than 2 tribal communities, while others can be found in Shivpuri, Seoni, Khargone, Ratlam, Jabalpur, Sidhi, Shahdol and many others.
It is possible to locate the tribal people in certain typical regions, though a few communities have adopted the nomadic lifestyle, and embraced wandering for survival and occupation.