8. Great Andamanese TribeGreat Andamanese is the negrito tribe inhabitant in the Andaman group of Islands. They form the largest population among the other tribes found in these islands. Their diverse culture of these tribes of India is a unique feature. Jeru, Khora, and Andamani Hindi are the major languages spoken by the Great Andamanese.They have been hunters for many centuries. They are also seen cultivating vegetables for their livelihood. They have also established poultry farms. They are good artisans and prepare their own ornaments, baskets, tools and Earthern pots. Some folk dances can even be witnessed in the cultural programs during the famous Island Tourism Festival. Music is more prominent among the locals living in the Andaman Islands. They are very fond of their music and thus, do not pay much consideration to other styles. Even among the Andamanese, the music styles differ from tribe to tribe.Recommendation:During summer, an ideal destination would be “Seven Sisters” of the northeast, where many tribal villages are perched under the shadows of the Himalayas. The western states of Rajasthan and Gujarat are best seen between November and February when travelers can combine tribal visits with desert camel treks before the mercury rises in early spring.When planning a tribal tour, look for opportunities to sample local cuisine, hear live music, attend a festival or see traditional folk dancing.India’s tribes are known for their craftsmanship. Look for bamboo crafts among Jharkhand’s Santhal tribe, metal jewelry and naturally dyed cotton saris in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region and vibrant textiles in Orissa. If you visit Rajasthan’s tribe, check out traditional Pithora hut painting.Be a responsible tourist and promote sustainable tourism. When visiting tribes, it is important to consider whether your actions are considered supportive or exploitative by the community. Consider a home stay in a tribal village rather than staying in a hotel nearby, and whenever possible hire local guides and buy items directly from local merchants.India’s tribal areas are not immune to communal and political tension. Avoid travel to tribal areas during national or local electoral campaigns and major religious holidays, particularly those of minority religious groups. Before planning your trip to tribal India, browse Indian and international media to see if there are any issues for concern.They are still residing away from the chaos of the city and town in the calm and peaceful place where people still believe in living a simple life just like their ancestors do. Embark on an incredible journey to the tribal places in India and have a close view of the long-standing culture and traditions of the country, which continues to persevere in its primitive surroundings!This post was originally published on 'Excursionistsite'.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar is from December to March