A commercial centre, Jeypore is endowed with water falls, forests and wildlife.

Apart from its natural beauty it is a convenient night halt to visit tribal villages around this part of Orissa. You can visit the colourful Bonda tribal market at Onukudelli (every Wednesday).

The Bonda, known as the “naked people” are renowned for their wild ways and for the dormitories where young men and women are encouraged to meet. The Bondas are of Tibeto-Burmese origin and their language belongs to the Mundari group. They live on high hills, growing rice by shifting cultivation and keeping domesticated cows and goats. They come to trade at local markets, but otherwise remain isolated. The women cover themselves with bead necklaces and striking brass and silver necklaces; their shaved heads are decorated with bands and plaits of palmyra leaves.

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