Tigers and Tribes of Central India


Duration

12 Nights / 13 Days


Destinations

Delhi - Agra - Bhopal - Sanchi - Udayagiri - Ujjain - Mandu - Indore - Pachmarhi - Mukki(Kanha) - Bastar - Jagdalpur - Raipur - Delhi

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Madhya Pradesh is the largest State of India in terms of its size. Right in the heart of India. Madhya means centre, Pradesh means State. Blessed with thick green forests and a large variety of Wildlife Madhya Pradesh is nature's trough. Living in harmony in the Jungles are the tribes from time immemorial of Bastar which is now a new State called Chhattisgarh, earlier part of Madhya Pradesh. This tour is for those who like to see slow moving time in the lives of tribals living in their basic simplicity with minimum needs.

Rad Fort, Agra

Rad Fort, Agra

Day 01 : Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi international airport, our company representative will meet & assist you with traditional welcome and transfer to your hotel for check-in
Overnight at Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi - Agra

We take morning train Shatabdi Express 0615/0830 to Agra upon Arrival Check-in to Agra Hotel. Later Proceed to the Local Sightseeing tour of Agra Visiting Taj Mahal, Red Fort and local bazaars.
Overnight at Agra.

Day 03 : Del - Bhopal

We take Shatabdi Express in the morning to reach Bhopal by 1400 hr. In the afternoon we walk around old Bhopal city.
Overnight at Bhopal.

Day 04 : Bhopal - Sanchi - Udayagiri - Sanchi - Same Day Trip

Drive 46 km north of Bhopal to Sanchi to see first stupa build by Emperor Ashoka in 3rd century BC and many other Buddhist stupas built in succeeding centuries. We further drive to Udayagiri Caves dating back to 320 to 606 AD. Evening return back to Hotel at Bhopal.
Overnight at Bhopal

Day 05 : Bhopal - Ujjain

Drive to Ujjain, west of Bhopal 189 km. Ujjain is one of the holiest cities of Hindus and ranks equal to famous exotic city of Varanasi.
Overnight at Ujjain.

Jahaz Mahal, Mandu

Jahaz Mahal, Mandu

Day 06 : Ujjain - Mandu

Drive to Mandu; Mandu is known as 'city of joy'. Visit Jahaz Mahal (Ship Palace) built in the shape of ship, Jama Masjid built in 1454, claimed to be finest and largest example of Afghan architecture. We also visit some natural spots for which Mandu is known.
Overnight at Mandu.

Day 07 : Mandu - Indore

Drive to Indore on the way visit Maheshwar and Omkareshwar; once an important cultural and political centre at the dawn of Hindu civilisation and was mentioned in the Ramayana and Mahabharat. We also visit Omkareshwar Temple in the island at the confluence of the Narmada and Kaveri rivers. Omkareshwar has one of the 12 Jyoti Lingams at the Shiva Temple. Later continue drive to Indore.
Overnight at Indore.

Day 08 : Indore - Bhopal

Morning Proceed the local sightseeing tour of Indore visit Rajwada, Chattri Bagh, Kanch Mandir, Bada Ganapatilater in afternoon Drive back to Bhopal 190 km.
Overnight at Bhopal

Day 09 : Bhopal - Pachmarhi

Drive to Pachmarhi. Pachmarhi is well known hill station of Madhya Pradesh standing at 1067 m, 210 km south east of Bhopal. upon arrival check- in to Hotel Rest of the day is free for leisure.
Overinght at Pachmarhi

Day 10 : Pachmarhi

Sightseeing/Excursions of Pachmarhi. Visit some famous caves for its paintings. During Shivratri Festival, which is held in the month of March, ascetic Sadhus and tribals mingle freely in this fair.
Overnight at Pachmarhi.

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park

Day 11 : Pachmarhi - Mukki (Kanha)

Morning Drive to famous Kanha National Park covering 940 sq km of core area. Kanha has tiger population of over 100 tigers. Other animals that we can see are bison, black buck, barasingha, sambar and many other varieties.
Overnight at Kanha.

Day 12 : Kanha - Bastar

Morning drive to in the direction of Bastar which is a tribal area, bigger in size than whole of Kerala State. En route we visit Bhoramdeo temple, and Barsur temples, which are known as Khajuraho temples of Bastar because of its erotic stone carvings. Our route is via Raj Nand Gaon / Bhanupratapur / Narainpur / Dantewara / Jagdalpur. During this period we meet tribes such as Gond, Maria, Muria, Halba, Bhattara etc.
Overnight at Bastar

Day 13 : Jagdalpur - Raipur - Delhi

Today we leave this beautiful area of Bastar and drive 8hr to reach Raipur to connect our flight to Delhi late in the evening. On arrival direct transfer to the international airport.