Sunrise at the Forest High point & Meeting the Baiga tribe
We woke up sharp at 4:30 AM in morning, we wanted to watch the sunrise at the Highest point in the valley , this High point was made by Forest Department and the entire valley was visible from here.
Cool breeze was blowing, we had to put our jackets on to keep us warm. And then, we experienced the most beautiful sunrise.
It was serene.
We were there till 7 AM and then we went back to the Resort for breakfast.
The resort manager was kind enough to assist us to the village where the Baiga tribes reside.
We were so excited to meet them and see their lifestyle already.
Baigas are found in central India primarily in the state of Madhya Pradesh and in smaller parts of Chhattisgarh .
The largest number of Baiga is found in Baiga-chuk in Mandla district and Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh.
They have sub-castes: Bijhwar, Narotia, Bharotiya, Nahar, Rai Bhain and Kadh Bhaina.
Chilpi valley, Located 150 kms away from Raipur city , is lush green forest and home to the Baiga Tribes,Known for their distinctive tattoos and for their close-knit relationship with environment.
Baigas are a sparsely distributed tribal community and a particularly vulnerable tribal group.
Baiga tribes have one of the most ravishing tribal culture, women of Baiga tribe have tattoos on their body depicting the social structure.
The art of tattooing is called 'Godna'. A woman is incomplete without Godna.
The women are also very fond of jwellery, and jwellery is made to adorn every part of their body. From hairpins to toe-rings.
The Baiga tribe gives an insight on how one can live a sustainable life , in harmony with nature.