EXOTIC CENTRAL INDIA
DURATION : 17 NIGHTS / 18 DAYS
Day 01: Vishakhapatnam – Jeypore (Wednesday)
Reach Vishakhapatnam from Delhi or Kolkata and meet our representatives. They will guide you about the tour and head towards a hotel for check in. Enjoy the tour of several Buddhist sites here like Thotlakunda and Bojannakonda. Then, head towards Jeypore and spend overnight there.
Day 02: Jeypore – Bastar
Post breakfast, you will head to several exquisite places there including waterfalls, valleys, and other scenic beauties. Take a tour of the tribal villages here and also visit the Bonda weekly market held over here. Drive towards Jagdalpur of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh and check into a hotel. Spend the overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Bastar
Post breakfast, you can take the tour of in and around Bastar to discover its marvelous locations. Visit the different tribal villages popular for their skills like weaving, tool making, carpentry, metal crafting and so on. You will also attend the weekly market at Nagarner of Bastar. Spend the overnight in Bastar.
Day 04: Bastar
Post breakfast, head on towards the village of Muria tribe in Nayenar. Get along with them to learn about their lifestyle and practices. The Muria people work together and cultivate vegetables, lentils and others on their own. Enjoy the dance of Muria tribal people and later, leave for the hotel to rest overnight.
Day 05: Bastar – Kondagaon – Kanker
After having breakfast in the hotel, drive towards Kanker en route visiting Kondagaon. Explore the tribal craft works of Terracotta, Bell metal and wrought iron. Later, take a visit to the weekly market of Narayanpur. Reach Kanker and check into a hotel for rest overnight.
Day 06: Kanker – Bahigaon
Post breakfast, travel around the exotic places of Kanker such as the Royal heritage palace. At some distance from there, head towards the village of Bahigaon. There you will experience the traditions of Muria and enjoy their Deerhorn bison Dance. Return to Kanker and take rest overnight.
Day 07: Kanker – Rajim – Bhoramdeo
Post breakfast, drive towards Rajim to visit the marvelous temples and other exquisite shrines. Further, proceed towards Bhoramdeo and check in to a hotel. Later, take the excursion to visit the beautiful temples over here. Also, witness the weekly market held on Tuesday. Spend the overnight in Bhoramdeo.
Day 08: Bhoramdeo
After having breakfast, take the full day visit to village of Baiga tribes. Observe their typical livelihood and working lifestyle. They depend on coarse food like kodo, kutki, pej and so on. They practice shifting cultivation in the areas of forest. You will visit the Bodla weekly market. Return to the hotel and spend overnight.
DAY 09: Bhoromdeo – Kanha
Post breakfast; leave for Kanha which is approximately takes a little more than an hour from Bhoramdeo. After getting there, check into a jungle resort or lodge and then take an excursion of this popular national park. Spend the overnight in Jungle lodge.
Day 10: Kanha
After breakfast, take the wildlife tour of Kanha National Park. This park has also found mention the famous novel “Jungle book” by Rudyard Kipling. It homes a variety of animals like Tigers, Sloth bears, Barasingha, Leopards and so on. Return to the lodge and rest overnight.
Day 11: Kanha – Satpura
You will head towards Satpura which is a long way journey of over 400 kilometers. After getting there, check into a hotel and spend the leisure time. Later, enjoy the dinner and take rest overnight.
After breakfast in the hotel, take a tour Satpura National Park which is also a home a variety of species along with natural terrains of ravines, gorges, peaks and forests. Return to the hotel and have dinner. Spend the overnight in hotel.
Day 13: Satpura – Bhimbetka – Bhojpur – Bhopal
In the morning, leave for Bhopal en route visiting Bhimbetka and Bhojpur. The place of Bhimbetka is renowned for the world heritage site due to the rock paintings and shelters in there. Later, explore some of the archeological and religious places of interest in Bhojpur. After reaching in Bhopal, check into a hotel and take rest overnight.
Day 14: Bhopal
Post breakfast; take an excursion tour of Sanchi where the famous Stupa is situated. Visit the Buddhist Vihar dated back to the 3rd century. Observe the aesthetic sculptures, carvings and inscriptions on several structures. Return to hotel, have dinner and rest overnight.
Day 15: Bhopal – Ujjain
Check out from the hotel in Bhopal and drive towards Ujjain. The ancient city of Ujjain is situated at the banks of Kshipra River. Check into a hotel and then, take a tour of the holy places in Ujjain like ISKCON temple, Mahakeleswara Temple and caves of Bhartrihari. Spend the night in hotel.
Day 16: Ujjain – Omkareswar – Maheswar
In the morning, drive towards Omkareswar to visit the famous temple of “Jyotirlinga” near the shores of Narmada River. Further, head towards Maheswar and visit the Lord Shiva temple. You can observe the finest Maheswari cotton sarees too. Spend the night in Maheswar.
Day 17: Maheswar – Mandu – Indore
In the morning after breakfast, head towards Indore en route visiting the city of Mandu. Take a tour of the historical monuments here like the Buland Darwaza, Jahaj Mahal, Pavilion of Rani Rupmati and Hindola Mahal. After reaching Indore, check into the hotel and rest overnight.
Day 18: Indore – Departure
After morning breakfast, head towards the airport to board a connecting flight for onward journey to a preferred choice of destination.