The main tribes that live in Chhattisgarh are Gonds, Bison Horn Marias, Abhuj Marias, Murias, Halbas, Korvas, Kamars, Baigas, Dhurvas and Bhatras. Because of inaccessibility to the interior regions where these tribes mainly inhibit, urbanization has not yet taken place here. Due to this, a visit to the rural areas of Chhattisgarh and quality time spent with these indigenous tribes will be the most culturally immersive experience you will ever have.
The best time to experience the tribal rituals, culture and way of life is during their festivals like Hareli, Goncha, Fagun Mandai, etc.
In fact, the biggest and the most famous festival, which is of prime importance here, is the Bastar Dussehra. It is the longest festival of the world which extends to 75 days.
As we are aware Dussehra is celebrated as victory of Lord Ram over Ravana, however, in Chhattisgarh, the importance, rituals and ceremonies of Dussehra are totally different. In fact, Bastar Dussehra is one of the main reasons why you should travel to Chhattisgarh. I will share a separate blog post giving more details about Bastar Dussehra.