09 Nights / 10 Days
Delhi - Raipur - Kawardha - Kanker - Kondagaon - Narayanpur - Jagdalpur – Raipur
Detailed Tour ItineraryDay 01 : Arrive Delhi
You arrive in Delhi by International flight SU-535 at 0330 hrs. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check-in. After breakfast we will go on a guided tour of Delhi at 1000 hrs, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip to Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat followed by the drive around India Gate and President's House. In the afternoon visits to Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple (Closed on Moday) and Qutub Minar.
Baiga Tribals, Kawardha
Early morning on-time transfer to airport to catch the flight for Raipur. Upon arrival assistance and drive about 5hrs.(120 kms) to Kawardha. Arrive and check-in. Kawardha located in the north-west of Chattisgarh under the slopes of the Maikal Hills, is the ancestral home and private residence of Maharaja Vishwaraj Singh and family. Palace Kawardha offers a unique blend of calm, history and old-world charm that has captivated and all those who love to explore India's many diverse and hidden paths.
Afternoon includes of familiarisation with Palace Kawardha and nearby cultural sites.
After breakfast we explore Kawardha's little-known natural and tribal world. We visit Radha Krishna temple, Saroda Reservoir, wander around the ancient Bhoremdeo group of temples, the Lohara Bavli (Water Well) and experience the gentleness of Baiga and Gond Tribal villages. Overnight stay.
After breakfast the morning is at leisure an then we drive 2 hours to Raipur for lunch. Later we proceed to Kanker. Upon arrival if possible you will be entertained by a dance performance by the tribal people.
Overnight stay at Kanker. (B,L,D)
Maria Tribal Dance, Bastar
After early breakfast we drive towards Kondagaon & Narayanpur and we reach forested Keshkal Ghat which marks the border of Bastar, 500m above the plains. We proceed towards Muria tribal village. There are several totems and several gods of Muria villages and tribal sub-groups. Murias have their own superstitious and sorcery practises. After that we reach the colourful and spectacular weekly tribal market in Narayanpur. Kondagaon & Narayanpur are famous for finest Bastar handicraft like bell metal figures, wood craft, wrought iron and bamboo artifacts. An early evening dance by youthful members of Bastar's unique 'ghotul' dormitory system completes an unforgettable day and we return to Kanker.
Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive towards Jagdalpur, Bastar's main town and former capital. On the way visit local Bison Horn Maria tribes renowned for their spectacular ceremonial dance. Upon arrival we check-into our Hotel. . Later in the evening we proceed to Chitrakote Waterfalls, Bastar's very own 'Nigara Falls' on the Indravati River, and enjoy the capivating sunset.
Kanger Valley National Park
After early breakfast we drive to visit the rich and virgin forests of the Kanger Valley National Park, the breathtaking Tirathgarh waterfalls and the wonderful stalactite and stalagmite limestone caves. Kanger retains the original intensity of the forests that once covered this whole region and is home to leopards, tigers, sambhars, bisons and the Bastar Hill Mynas. There are also forest tribal people living in their natural habitat. This is tribal country and it will be a wonderful opportunity to interact with them and learn something about their culture. Later in afternoon we visit Jagdalpur's Anthropological Museum (1000-1300 hrs and 1400-1700 hrs. Closed on Sundays and Govt holidays) . Time permitting we will also explore some of Jagdalpur's unique handicraft in this historic town.
Dinner and Overnight stay at the Hotel.
After breakfast we have an option of visiting the bustling markets of Jagdalpur before returning to Raipur. We stop at Kanker for late lunch and proceed towards Raipur and check-into our Hotel for overnight stay.Day 09 : Raipur - Delhi (IC-869 / 0805 - 1045 hrs)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Raipur Airport to board the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival assistance and check-in hotel for overnight stay.Day 10 : Depart Delhi
Our tour concludes : We thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the airport for your onward travel.