25 Beautiful Photos From Different Ethnic Tribes Of India

Here are some of the most beautiful and colourful indigenous people from various tribes of India. Through fascinating costumes and intricately designed accessories, they have maintained their rich cultural heritage amidst modernization.

1. Ladakhi

A Ladakhi woman from the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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2. Bonda

Bonda tribe from the hilly regions of Malkangiri, Odisha

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3. Rabari

Rabari woman from northwest India doing beautiful embroidery work.

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4. Drokpa

The Drokpa tribe resides in 3 villages of Ladakh, around the disputed area between India and Pakistan.

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5. Banjara

Banjara is a nomadic tribe from the western regions of India. Below image shows a Banjara woman in her daily attire.

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6. Gadaba

A Gadaba woman from the tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh wearing traditional jewellery.

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7. Yimchunger Naga

Yimchunger is a small Naga tribe from Nagaland.

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8. Dhaneta Jat

They are a hidden tribe in Kutch, Gujarat. Below – A Jat women wearing a large traditional nose ring.

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9. Chhadvara

A newly married lady from Chhadvara, Gujarat  displaying her traditional costume.

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10. Dhuruba

A young girl from the Dhuruba tribe of Odisha.

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11. Meghwal

The Meghwal tribe hails from Marwar, Rajasthan and a few parts of western Gujarat. Their primary occupation is weaving which becomes evident from their brightly coloured and detailed costumes.

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12. Dimasa

It is one of the many tribal groups of Assam. Dimasa girls in their traditional attire during Jatinga festival.

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13. Dongria Kondh

Dongria Kondh tribe can be found in the Niyamgiri hills of Odisha.

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14. Baiga

Baigas are very colourful and are primarily found in Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh.

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15. Gaddi

Gaddi is a hill tribe living in various regions of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.

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16. Jaintia

The Jaintia or Pnar is a tribe from the Jaintia hills of Meghalaya.

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17. Koya

Below – Drummers from the Koya tribe of Odisha during their harvest festival.

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18. Sangtam Naga

This is a tribe from Tuensang and Kiphire districts of Nagaland. Below image shows Naga women wearing traditional costumes during the Hornbill festival

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19. Garo

Garo is the second largest tribe in Meghalaya after the Khasi tribe.

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20. Bodo

The Bodo tribe is among the few early settlers of Assam and is one of the largest ethnic group of Assam.

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21. Limbu

Although a primary tribe of Nepal, a significant number of  Limbu people can be found in Sikkim, India.

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22. Khasi

The Khasi are tribal people indigenous to the state of Meghalaya.

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23. Bhil

Bhils are the adivasi people residing mostly in the western Deccan and central regions of India.

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24. Gond

Gond is a tribal group found in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha.

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25. Oraon

The Oraon or Kurukh tribe live in the central and eastern regions of India.

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