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Wildlife & Tribal Tour of Central India
Duration : 14 Day / 13 Nights
Destination : Delhi, Agra, Katni, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Kanwardha, Kanker, Jagdalpur, Raipur
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Late evening arrive Delhi and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. Delhi
Morning city tour of Delhi visiting places of tourist interest in Old and New Delhi. Late afternoon transfer to station for 3 hr train journey to Agra. Overnight at the hotel
Day 3.Agra/ Overnight Train to Umaria
Morning visit Taj and sun rise followed by tour of the Agra Fort. Late evening leave by overnight train for Katni.
Day 4. Katni/ Bandhavgarh
Arrive early morning at Katni and drive to Bandhavgarh (2hrs). In the afternoon you will undertake a Jeep excursion in the National Park. Overnight at the resort
Day 5. Bandhavgarh/ Kanha( 240 km/ 6-7 hrs.)
An early morning visit to the Jungle again to see the animals and birds. Thereafter drive to Kanha. Overnight at the resort.
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. Kanha/ Kanwardha
In the forenoon drive to Kawardha. After checking into the palace, you will have your first exposure of tribal life of the Bastars. Later trip to the surrounding tribal villages.
Overnite in Hotel Kawardha Palace.
Day 08 - Kawardha / Kanker (251 km / approx 7 hrs.)
Today you drive through the tribal country to Kanker. The countryside will make you feel like being in paradise itself. The virgin and untouched tribal landscape is very fascinating indeed. Explore the verdant surroundings of the palace. Overnite in Hotel Kanker Palace.
Day 09- Kanker / Jagdalpur (120 km/3 hrs.)
The drive takes you today to the very heartland of the Bastar tribes. Transfer to Hotel. PM Visit the anthropological museums and the surroundings of Jagdalpur.
Day 10- Jagdalpur
Today you have a full day to explore the different tribal villages, which comprises almost 3/4th of the Bastar population, each with their own indigenous culture of spirits, deities, dialects, customs and food habits.
Day 11 - Jagdalpur
Today you shall get an opportunity to get to know some of the traditional arts and crafts of Bastar, which comprise from wood-craft to terracotta, tribal weaving to Bhatti-chitra (traditional Wall paintings), stone-carving to Bell metal craft, Iron craft and the Bamboo crafts. These crafts reflect the subtle creativity, inventive genius and the imagination of the local craftsmen, who have tried to retain the original purity of perception and core-concepts governing the life styles of their ethos.
Day 12 - Jagdalpur
After familiarizing yourself with the tribal culture, it's now time to explore the Jungles of the tribal belt too! Today you shall therefore spend the day walking through the greens and verdant landscape of the tribal countryside and savour the typical flora and fauna of the region enroute.
Day 13- Jagdalpur / Raipur (220 km/5 hours).
You drive to Raipur today and leave the core tribal areas behind you. Enroute take a diversion (23 km off the main road) to Rajim, which is also known as the Varanasi of Chattisgarh. Overnite in hotel.
Day 14 - Raipur / Delhi
Transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi
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