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Ethnic Destinations, a Lifetime Experience ( 13 Nights / 14 Days)
(Places Covered: Kolkata – Vizag – Jeypore(Bastar) – Jagdalpur – Kanker – Kanha – Jabalpur – Delhi)
Day 01: Kolkata (Wednesday)Kolkata Airport
Welcome to your “Tribes and Tigers” tour ! On arrival our representative will assist at Kolkata airport and transfer to hotel. Kolkata is a city of glaring contrasts: a curious blend of the old and the new, partly feudal, partly born out of growing urbanization, partly un-definable. It is a medley of the East and the West, a graft of a European city imposed on the Asian scape. This gives Kolkata its bewildering charm, confusion and excitement. It boasts of India's first ever metro rail system. Overnight at hotel in Kolkata.
Day 02: In Kolkata / To Vishakhapatnam (Thursday)
After breakfast check out from hotel. Visit Victoria Memorial, Kolkata's most imposing and monumental dream in marble opened by the Prince of Wales in 1921 and often called the "Taj" of the British Raj, and St. Paul's Cathedral. On time transfer to airport for Vizag. Overnight at Gateway Taj/The Park
Day 03: Vishakhapatnam / Jeypore (220 Kms / 06 Hrs) (Must be on Friday)
Post breakfast drive to Jeypore. located in Odisha, is home to many tribal communities. It is full of scenic places with dense forests, valleys, waterfalls, colorful weekly markets. En route visit the tribal weekly market at Kunduli . Later visit Mali and Paraja tribal village. Arrive and check into hotel. Overnight in Jeypore.
Day 04: Jeypore-Kotpad-Jagdalpur (Saturday)
After breakfast proceeds to Jagdalpur en-route visit the tribal villages of BHATRA Community. Also visit the village of weavers at Kotpad & Terakotta village at Nagarnar. Overnight at the Bastar Resort.
Day 05: Kanger Valley (Sunday)
kanger-valleyAfter breakfast drive to Kanger Valley National Park in Bastar (Chhattisgarh). Bastar is blessed with green forests, mountains and valleys, rivers, waterfalls, caves and rich, diverse wildlife and unique tribal population. Each tribe has its own distinct dress, culture and way of life: they are easily differentiated by their specific costumes, jewellery, etc. Explore the natural surroundings and visit the tribal people. The National Park is full of wildlife and beautiful, scenic surroundings. Explore the limestone caves, known for stalagmite and stalactite formations. Also visit the Tirathgarh Fall along with the Cock fighting Market. Overnight.
Day 06: Jagdalpur-Tokpal weekly Bazar-Nayanar (Monday)
Morning trekking to the Halba village and after breakfast proceed to visit the Naynar village to witness Bison Horn Marria Dance. Today it is a beautiful weekly market at Tokpal where many different tribal people are coming to do their weekly bazaar. Overnight.
Day 07: Baster / Chitrakut / Kanker (200 Kms / 05 Hrs) (Tuesday)
Morning check out from the Resort and drive to Kanker. Today’s sightseeing includes Chitrakut called Naigra of Chhattisgarh. Also visit to thick woods of Keshkal Ghat bordering Bastar. On the way visit Kondagaon that is home to Bastar’s exquisite handicrafts, its excellent craft work in bell metal, wood, wrought iron and bamboo. Also visit Deerhorn Muria dance at the Murria tribal village in the afternoon. Arrive at the palace. The major attraction is the Kanker Palace. Built in the first quarter of the 20th Century, set in a beautifully landscaped garden, it was earlier known as Radhanivas Bagicha. It served as the residence of the political agent during the British period. With its colonial architecture, part of the palace is home to the erstwhile royal family and the right wing has been developed to host Guests. Overnight at Kanker Palace.
Day 09: Kanker-Kawardha 280Kms 06 Hrs drive (Thursday –weekly market)
Kankar, ChhatisgarhThis day proceed to Kawardha en-route visit the Gond tribal villages and visit the tribal beedi making village. Check into the Palace Kawardha. The erstwhile princely state of Kawardha was founded in 1751 by Thakur Mahabali Singh. When the Bhonsle rulers of Nagpur were trying to overrun this region, Rani Durgawati of Mandla asked Mahabali Singh (younger brother of the ruler of the neighbouring Kandariya state) for help. The two then jointly fought and defeated the Bhonsles. Thereafter, Mahabali Singh established the Kawardha state. VISIT THE WEEKLY MARKET. Overnight at Palace.
Day 10: Kawardha / Bhoromdeo- Baiga tribal villages. (Friday)
This day short trek to the remote Baiga & Gond tribal villages, join the tribal people for a meal and a dance. Evening visit Radha Krishna Temple, Saroda Reservoir and famous Bhoramdeo Temples. Evening at the Palace.
Day 11: To Kanha. (130 Kms / 04 Hrs) (Saturday)
Morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Kanha. Also visit Baiga tribe's enroute. Kanha is one of India's most visited wildlife areas, and has an excellent tourist infrastructure. It is famous as the best tiger spotting place in India. Wildlife here is more accessible than in many parks in India. Kanha is also famous for its Gaur and the Hard-hoofed swamp deer (Barasingha). Check into resort by late afternoon. Evening at leisure. Overnight at resort.
Day 12: In Kanha
Morning Jeep Safari inside the park followed by Elephant ride to see the wildlife. Return to resort for breakfast. Evening Jeep Safari to see the wildlife and then return to the resort. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Kanha- Jabalpur 200Kms and 04 Hrs drive
Visit the Madan Mahal, Palace of Gond dynasty built on a huge granite rock in the eleventh century, then Chausat Yogini temple. Overnight at Hotel Narmada Jacksons - (Heritage Hotel).
Day 14: Departure
Post breakfast. In gorges of Narmada, boat trip between gigantic walls of glistening marble at Bedaghat. Later departure transfer to Airport for onward journey.
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