CENTRAL INDIA TRIBES
DURATION : 13 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS
Destinations Covered: Jabalpur (MP) – Bandhavgarh – Kahna – Bhoramdeo – Raipur – Siripur – Rajim – Kanker – Kondagaon – Jagdalpur – Kotpad – Jeypore – Vizag
Day 01: Delhi – Jabalpur
Fly to Jabalpur in the dawn from Delhi. You will visit the Palace of Madan Mahal belonging to Gond Dynasty which was built on massive granite rock. Further, visit the Chausathi Yogini temple near the Narmada River.
Day 02: Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh
Drive towards the sanctuary of Bandhavgarh which would take 4 to 5 hours. It is one of the renowned parks which have a great numbers of wild cats of India. Then, take a safari ride in the late afternoon. Spend the overnight in a hotel.
DAY 03 : BANDHAVGARH
Enjoy the dawn and dusk Safari and explore the wildlife with watching the animals like Tigers, Panthers, Jackals, Suede, Gaurs, Wild Boards, and Deer and so on. There is also a impressive bird species found here. Spend the overnight in the hotel.
DAY 04 : BANDHAVGARH – KAHNA
Drive towards the Kanha National Park, which also has the biggest population of Tigers in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is also mentioned in the “Jungle Book” written by Rudyard Kipling. A superb forest with numerous Sal trees and pastures spread over. Enjoy the safari during the afternoon. Spend overnight in the hotel.
DAY 05 : KANHA – BHORAMDEO
In the dawn, enjoy another Safari and then leave for Bhoramdeo which would take about 3-4 hours. Visit the temple complexes which are old enough since eleventh century. There are fine carvings with ornamentation and various erotic characters. Spend overnight in the hotel.
DAY 06 : Inn and around BHORAMDEO and transfer to Raipur.
Take an excursion to visit the Baiga Village during daytime. It is popular for vibrancy and traditional dance which will be enjoyable to witness. On a request in advance, a vibrant dance can also be organized in their hamlet. You can move around the village to capture some nice shots. Have lunch at the resort and move towards Raipur. Spend overnight there.
DAY 07 : RAIPUR – SIRIPUR – RAJIM – KANKER
Visit the archeological site of Siripur on an excursion. Here in the city, an enormous body of Hindu and Jain temples can be seen along with traces of Buddhist monastery. Further, proceed towards Rajim, which has temples subtly decorated Vishnuites with other enticing shrines. Reach the Kanker’s Royal Palace.
DAY 08 : IN KANKER (Must be Saturday)
Leave to visit the Tribal village of Murria and witness their dance known as Gutul and there have the lunch. You may enjoy spending the time there in the Hamlets and visit several villages as well. Spend the overnight.
DAY 09 : KANKER – KONDAGAON – JAGDALPUR (Weekly market on Sunday)
Head towards to Kondagaon by road, which is in the midst of Bastar region. A weekly market is held in the Sunday where you can view the local industries of crafts such as lost wax bronze sculptures, cooked earth figurines, wrought iron segments and so on. Get to Jagdalpur and in between visit the Chitrakot Waterfalls which is also called as the Indian Niagra Falls. Spend overnight in the Jungle Resort of Bastar.
DAY 10 : JAGDALPUR – KANGER PARK – JAGDALPUR (Weekly Market on Monday)
Discover the brilliant forests of Kanger National Park as well as the picturesque waterfalls and caves. Take the visit to Dhuruwa Tribal Villages to have lunch and enjoy the place. You may also witness the weekly market of Tokpal. Spend overnight.
DAY 11 : JAGDALPUR – Kotpad – Jeypore (Weekly market on Tuesday)
You will head towards Jeypore by road which is in Odisha, a neighboring state. En route, you can visit the towns of Bhatra tribes and Kotpad weavers as well. Observe the Bhatra and Bhumiya weekly market. Spend overnight in Jeypore.
DAY 12 : JEYPORE – VIZAG
Having breakfast, you can head towards Vizag via visiting the tribals of Mali and Sana and Bada Paraja. Get in Vizag within four hours and stay overnight in there.
DAY 13 : IN VIZAG
You can observe the fishing activities in the village of Fishermen and later, take the visit to Simachalam and Kailashgiri temples. Take the pleasure of leisure time on Rishikonda beach and then to the hotel by foot. Spend overnight in Vizag.
DAY 14 : VIZAG
Post breakfast, you will be assisted towards the Airport, from where you can head for onward journey.