Royal Tribes of Chhattisgarh in India
Destinations Covered : . Delhi - Raipur - Kawardha - Kanker - Jagdalpur - Kanger Valley National Park - Jagdalpur - Kanker - Raipur - Delhi / Mumbai
Tour Duration : (09 Nights / 10 Days).
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On your arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be met by our company representatives and transferred to the hotel. Overnight Stay will be at Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi - Raipur - Kawardha
After breakfast, in time transfer to the domestic airport to board a flight for Raipur. Upon arrival our representative will meet you and we drive to the former princely state of Kawardha (120 km-3 hrs) in an A/C luxury vehicle. Arrive at Kawardha and check into the famous Kwardha Palace. In the afternoon, get familiar with Palace Kawardha and nearby cultural sites. Return to the Palace at sunset and enjoy a welcome drink with the royal family, followed by a colorful Chhattisgarhi dance performance and the dinn er. Overnight stay will be at Kawardha Palace.
Day 03: Kawardha
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Kawardha to discover the secrets of Kawardha's little-known natural and tribal world. Visit some tribal villages and meet the friendly Gond and Baiga tribes, the main indigenous forest tribes of the region. Also enjoy, a picnic lunch with them. After lunch, visit the beautiful and captivating Bhoramdeo Temple Complex. Return to the Palace at sunset and enjoy the dinner with the royal family. Overnight stay will be at Kawardha Palace.
Day 04: Kawardha -Kanker
After breakfast today, the morning is at leisure. Later we drive to Raipur (02 hrs) to reach by the noon. If time permits, enjoy a short visit to Mahant Ghasidas Museum in Raipur. Thereafter, we proceed to the former princely State of Kanker. Arrive at Kanker and check into the beautiful Kanker Palace. Upon arrival at Kanker Palace, you will receive the traditional welcome. Later, enjoy an exciting Chhattisgarhi folk music and dance program, over beverages and pre-dinner snacks. After refreshments, the royal family members will join you to share their insights into life of the region. Overnight stay will be at Kanker Palace.
Day 05: Kanker
After breakfast at the Palace, get set for exploring the fascinating tribal regions of Bastar, which can indeed be a lifetime experience for you. Climb up the forested Keshkal Ghat with your royal guide. Here you will see some spectacular views of the tropical jungle below, and encounter the special nature of North Bastar. Later on, you will visit the village of Bison-horn Muria Tribe to get a first hand experience of the Bastar's unique 'Ghotul' dormitory system. Also enjoy their traditional hospitality and a wonderful village cuisine. After lunch, visit a small tribal market of the area. Late return to the Kanker Palace and enjoy a late dinner with the royal family. Overnight stay will be at Kanker Palace.
jagdalpur Day 06: Kanker - Jagdalpur
After breakfast, we drive to Jagdalpur, the district headquarter of the famous Bastar tribal region. Enroute, visit the tribal craft communities of Kondagoan, where you will discover some of Bastar's finest handicrafts and the people who make them. Arrive at Jagdalpur and check into the Royal Bastar Farm. Here, you will join the royal family members for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a royally guided tour of Jagdalpur. Visit the famous Anthropological Museum. If conditions are favorable, enjoy a barbecue dinner under the stars in authentic Bastar style. Overnight stay will be at Royal Bastar Farm in Jagdalpur.
Day 07: Jagdalpur - Kanger Valley National Park - Jagdalpur
After breakfast today, you are set to explore this fascinating tribal land with a visit to the famous Bison Horn Maria Tribe, known for their weaving, hospitality and spectacular ceremonial dancing. Later, we drive to the picturesque Kanger Valley National Park. Kanger Valley is known for its unique wildlife and verdant surroundings, regarded as one of the finest virgin forests tracts on earth. Kanger is famous for its Leopards, Tigers, Sambars, Bison and the endangered Bastar Hill Myna. Capture the breathtaking scenic beauty in your camera. We'll also explore one of the limestone caves of the region, known for beautiful stalagmite and stalactite caves. Later, enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch at the famous Tiratgarh Fall. If time permits, explore some of Jagdalpur's unique handicrafts before dinner at the hotel with your royal guides. Overnight stay will be at Royal Bastar Farm in Jagdalpur.
Day 08: Jagdalpur
After breakfast, the day will be at your leisure at the farm. You can relax, read a book or take some time to savor the beautiful village life. After lunch, visit the bustling markets of the Bhatra and Dhurva Tribes. On the way back to the Farm visit the enchanting Chitrakote Waterfall (popularly known as Niagara of India) on the Indravati River at sunset. Overnight stay will be at Royal Bastar Farm in Jagdalpur.
ghotul-tribe Day 09: Jagdalpur - Kanker
After an early breakfast, we proceed to Kanker via Narayanpur by road. Narayanpur is known for some of Bastar's finest handicrafts. Arrive at Kanker and check into the beautiful Kanker Palace. In the evening enjoy the farewell dinner with the royal family. Overnight stay will be at Kanker Palace.
Day 10: Kanker - Raipur - Delhi / Bombay - Tour Concludes
After an early breakfast, we drive to the Raipur Airport to board a flight for either Delhi / Bombay. You may extend your holiday by including other fascinating tourist destinations of India including the Taj Mahal at Agra or the exotic the beaches of Goa or the famous Ghats of Varanasi, to mention a few.
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