Central India Tribal Experience
Duration : 8 Day / 7 Nights
Destination : Delhi, Raipur, Kwardha, Kanker, Kondagaon, Narayanpur, Jagdalpur, Kanger Valley, Chitrakote Falls, Raipur, Delhi
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Late evening arrive Delhi and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. Raipur/Kawardha
Arrive at Raipur airport from where we will drive 120 km to the former Princely State of Kawardha.An afternoon of familiariastion with Palace Kawardha and nearby cultural sites, including the captivating Bhoramdeo temple complex. Your return to the Palace at sunset isfollowed by a welcome drink to meet the royal family.Day 3. Kawardha/ Raipur/ Kanker
The morning is at leisure before a 2-hour drive to Raipur and lunch in a fine city restaurant before leaving for the former princely State of Kanker. Sightseeing and Overnight at Kanker Palace.
Day 4. Kanker/ Kondagaon/ Narayanpur/ Jagdalpur
Drive to Jagdalpur. You will encounter here the special nature of North Bastar with a visit to a colorful weekly market. It gives you a great opportunity to meet the local people. At Kondagaon discover some of Bastar’s finest handicrafts, and the people who make them. Lunch will be a picnic lunch in the deep green Sal forests. Enjoy dance by youthful members of Bastar’s unique ‘Ghotul’ dormitory system .Overnight at Local Hotel.
Day 5. Jagdalpur/Chitrakote Falls
Bastar’s main town and former capital, sightseeing of historical Jagdalpur and the Anthropological Museum is completed by a sunset idyll at the Chitrakote waterfall, Bastar’s very own ‘Nigara’ on the Indravati River: you will also visit some of the local Bison-Horn Maria tribe, renowned for their spectacular ceremonial dancing. You will be entertained by a performance of the tribal people, returning to your hotel.
Day 6. Jagdalpur/ Kanger Valley National Park/ Jagdalpur
Visit the rich forests of the Kanger Valley National Park, the enchanting Tirathgarh waterfall and the extraordinary stalactite and stalagmite caves. Kanger retains the original intensity of the forests that once covered this whole region.Here too are forest tribal people in their natural habitat. There will be time also to explore some of Jagdalpur’s unique handicrafts before dinner at the hotel.
Day 7. Jagdalpur/ Raipur
Drive to Raipur.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8. Raipur departure
Departure Transfer to Raipur airport for flight to Delhi on arrival transfer to the hotel for wash n change before you leave to connect with your International flight.