Day 01: New Delhi
Meet and greet on your arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. Check into the hotel and overnight stay will be at Delhi.
Day 02: New Delhi – Umaria
After breakfast, enjoy a daylong sightseeing tour of Delhi. Visit the magnificent Red Fort and Jama Masjid in Old Delhi and drive past to Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate and diplomatic enclaves to Qutab Minar in New Delhi. Later, you will be transferred to the railway station to board an overnight train for Umaria. Overnight will be on the train.
Day 03: Bandhavgarh National Park
Arrive early in the morning at Umaria and we drive to Bandhavgarh National Park- one of the most famous and picturesque tiger reserves of India. Arrive and check into the Jungle Lodge / Resort. In the afternoon, enjoy an exciting Elephant Safari in the forests for wildlife viewing and tiger tracking. Overnight stay will be at Bandhavgarh National Park.
Day 04: Bandhavgarh National Park
Enjoy an early morning visit to the Park to see the amazing varieties of wildlife including hundreds of exotic species of birds in their own natural habitats. In the afternoon, enjoy an exciting Jeep Safari in the Park for tiger tracking and game viewing. Overnight stay will be at Bandhavgarh National Park.
Day 05: Bandhavgarh – Amarkantak
After breakfast, we drive straight to the beautiful Amarkantak. Spreading over a flattish green valley in the Vindhya mountain ranges, Amarkantak is a small paradise, located at a pleasantly cool altitude of about 1,050 meters. Arrive at Amarkantak and check into your hotel. After freshen up, enjoy exploring the enchanting surroundings of Amarkantak. Overnight stay will be at Amarkantak.
Day 06: Amarkantak – Dindori –Amarkantak
After breakfast, we drive straight to Dindori – a unique and fascinating village of the famous Gond tribes. Explore the village and meet some of the tribal people in their homes. Interacting with them and learn something about their culture would surely be a fascinating experience for you. Overnight stay will be at Amarkantak.
Day 07: Amarkantak – Kanha National Park
After breakfast, we drive straight to the famous Kanha National Park. Kanha is one of the most famous and picturesque tiger reserves of India, offering the best of opportunities for tracking and photographing tigers in their own habitat. Arrive at Kanha and check into the Jungle Lodge/Resort. In the evening, enjoy the tribal folk dances and music around a bonfire. Overnight stay will be at Kanha.
Day 08: Kanha National Park – Kawardha
After breakfast, enjoy a morning Jeep Safari through the scenic landscape of Kanha to explore its enchanting surroundings and amazing wildlife. Later, we drive to Kawardha in Chhattisgarh. Arrive and check into the beautiful Kawardha Palace. After freshen up, enjoy an exciting and memorable trip to the surrounding tribal villages, along with one of the royal family member of Kawardha. Here, you will have your first glimpse of tribal life of the famous Bastar region. Overnight stay will be at Kawardha.
Day 09: 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 Baiga people, the principal indigenous forest tribe of the region. Also enjoy, a picnic lunch with them. In the evening walk around the nearby tribal villages. Return to the Palace at sunset and enjoy the dinner with the royal family. Overnight stay will be at Kawardha.
Day 10: Kawardha – Raipur – 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. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with the royal family members who will be happy to familiarize you with the unique folklore and traditions of the state they once ruled. They will also introduce you to a performance of the traditional music and dance of the region. Overnight stay will be at Kanker.
Day 11: Kanker – Kondagaon – Narayanpur – 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 and visit a colorful weekly market, which provides you with a good opportunity to meet the local tribes. Visit the famous tribal regions of Kondagaon and Narayanpur and discover about some of Bastar’s finest handicrafts and the people who make them. Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the lush green surroundings of Sal forests. In the evening, enjoy a dance performance by young members of Bastar’s unique ‘Ghotul’ dormitory system. Late return to the Palace and enjoy a late dinner with the royal family. Overnight stay will be at Kanker.
Day 12: Kanker – Jagdalpur
After breakfast, we drive to Jagdalpur, the district headquarter of the famous Bastar tribal region. Arrive at Jagdalpur and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a royally guided tour of Jagdalpur. Visit the famous Anthropological Museum and we proceed to see the enchanting Chitrakote Waterfall (popularly known as Niagara of India) at sunset. Also visit some of the local Bison-Horn Maria tribe, renowned for their spectacular ceremonial dancing. If time and conditions are favorable, enjoy a barbecue dinner under the stars in authentic Bastar style. You will also be entertained by a folklore dance performance of the tribal people. Overnight stay will be at Jagdalpur.
Day 13: Jagdalpur – Kanger Valley National Park – Sightseeing
After an early breakfast, enjoy a visit to the famous the 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 its beautiful stalagmite and stalactite caves. Later, enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch at the famous Tirathgarh Fall. The enchanting Tirathgarh Fall offers a spectacular view to its visitors. You will also be exploring some of Jagdalpur’s unique handicrafts before dinner at the hotel with your royal guides. Overnight stay will be at Jagdalpur.
Day 14: Jagdalpur – Raipur
After breakfast, enjoy a visit to the bustling markets of Jagdalpur before we set for our return to Raipur. On the highway, we again pass several handicraft centers for those last-minute souvenirs of your Bastar Experience. On way to Raipur, we halt at Kanker for a farewell lunch with the royal family. Arrive at Raipur and check into the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Raipur.
Day 15: Raipur – Tour Concludes
After breakfast check out hotel and transfer to airport / railway station Raipur. By dropping the tour ends with sweet Festal memories.
Hotel accommodation on a twin sharing basis.
Breakfast as per hotels’ menu.
All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in a non air-conditioned vehicle.
All toll tax, parking fees and driver’s allowances.
All applicable hotel taxes.
Anything not mentioned under ‘Package Inclusions’
All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals.
Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and starters.
Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary.
Medical and travel insurance.
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60 days prior to arrival: 10% of the Total Package cost
45 days prior to arrival: 15% of the Total Package cost
15 days prior to arrival: 25% of the Total Package cost
07 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Total Package cost
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