India has the largest tribal population in the world. The statistics are quite astonishing: the 533 diﬀerent tribes, made up of more than 80 million tribals, represents almost 10% of India's population. The lives of the tribes in India are closely tied to nature, and they inhabit some of the most pristine and picturesque environments in the country. Largely unaﬀected by the modern world, they're very simple and often curious people, who have retained their rituals and customs. Here are ﬁve of the best places to tour tribal India, and get an unforgettable insight into their existence. See the Tribes of Northeast India (Nagas, Khasis, Apatanis, Adis, Mishmis, Ahoms & Konyaks) , Tribes of Orissa (Santals & Bonda), Tribes of Chhattisgarh (Gonds), Tribes of Rajasthan (Bishnoi) & Tribes of Maharashtra (Bhils, Gonds, Mahadeo Kolis, Pawras, Thakurs and Warlis).