Visit the mudbrick Adivasi villages forgotten by timeSeventy percent of Bastar's population is adivasi. It is one of those rare places in India where the adivasi population is thriving. In fact, some adivasi villages are inaccessible by road and require day-long hikes. They are hidden in the hills or in the forests. This has allowed them to conserve their culture far away from the trivialities of time.You can visit these villages with a tour company or on your own. It is better to go with a tour company or find a Hindi-speaking guide before visiting these villages to get the most out of the experience. The major tribes are the Gond, Maria, Bhatra, Muriya, Halba, and Dhuruva. Each tribe has its own language, customs, attire, cuisine and beliefs. These tribes are animists and they live in close harmony with nature. To this day, they harvest unintelligible forest greens and tubers. Visiting these villages is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.