Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Meet and greet on your arrival at Delhi Airport / Railway Station, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi – Agra
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. Delhi, the capital city of India, also happens to be one of the oldest cities of the world with a history dating back to thousands of years. Today, Delhi is a vibrant city representing a fine blend of modernity and tradition and regarded as the most important gateway to the beautiful India. In the late afternoon, we drive to Agra (201 km- 4 hrs). Arrive at Agra and check into the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Agra.
Day 03: Agra – Umaria
Enjoy an early morning visit to the enchanting Taj Mahal- considered as the most beautiful monument in the world- to see Taj at sunrise. Later after breakfast, visit the magnificent Agra Fort situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, Agra is one of the most important historic cities of India. The city was the capital of India during the rule of three most famous Mughal rulers – Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan. Afternoon transfer to railway station to board train for Umaria. Overnight will be on the train.
Day 04: Umaria – Bandhavgarh National Park
Arrive early 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 a Jungle Lodge / Resort. In the afternoon, enjoy an exciting Jeep Safari in the forests for wildlife viewing and tiger tracking. Overnight stay will be at Bandhavgarh National Park.
Day 05: Bandhavgarh – Kanha National Park
Enjoy an early morning Jeep Safari in the lush forests to explore an amazing variety of wildlife and birds in the Park. Thereafter, we drive to Kanha National Park, another beautiful and famous tiger reserve of India. Arrive at Kanha and check into the Forest Lodge / Resort. Overnight stay will be at Kanha National Park.
Day 06: Kanha National Park
After breakfast, enjoy a morning Elephant Safari through the scenic landscape of Kanha to explore its enchanting surroundings and amazing wildlife. In the afternoon, enjoy an exciting Jeep Safari through the forests for wildlife viewing and tiger tracking. Overnight stay will be at Kanha National Park.
Day 07: Kanha – Kawardha
Enjoy an early morning Jeep Safari in the Park to explore its rich and diverse flora and fauna. Thereafter, we drive to Kawardha in Chhattisgarh. Arrive at Kawardha 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 08: Kawardha – Kanker
Today after breakfast, we drive through the tribal country to Kanker (251 km. The virgin, enchantingly beautiful and untouched tribal landscape will make you feel like being in paradise itself. Arrive at Kanker and check into the beautiful Kanker Palace. After freshen up, explore the lush green surroundings of the Palace. Overnight stay will be at Kanker Palace.
Day 09: Kanker – Jagdalpur
Today after breakfast, we drive to Jagdalpur (120km-3hrs), regarded as the heartland of the Bastar tribes. Arrive at Jagdalpur and check into the Hotel. After freshen up, enjoy an afternoon visit to the famous Anthropological Museums. In the evening, explore the enchantingly beautiful lush green surroundings of Jagdalpur. Overnight stay will be at Jagdalpur.
Day 10: Jagdalpur
After breakfast, enjoy a daylong visit to the different tribal villages. The unique tribes of the region are known for their own indigenous culture of spirits, deities, dialects, customs and food habits. Overnight stay will be at Jagdalpur.
Day 11: Jagdalpur
After breakfast today, we start our day to discover the rich tribal arts and crafts of the region. Visit the famous markets and know some of the traditional arts and crafts of Bastar, which ranges from woodcraft to terracotta, tribal weaving to Bhatti – chitra (traditional wall paintings), stone carving to bell metal craft, Iron craft and the bamboo crafts. These crafts reflect the subtle creativity, inventive genius and the imagination of the local craftsmen, who have tried to retain the original purity of perception and core-concepts governing the life styles of their ethos. Overnight stay will be at Jagdalpur.
Day 12: Jagdalpur
Today after breakfast, we will explore the lush green forests of the tribal belt. Spend the full day walking through the lush green landscape of the tribal countryside and exploring the rich and diverse flora and fauna of the region. Overnight stay will be at Jagdalpur.
Day 13: Jagdalpur – Raipur
After breakfast, we’ll proceed back to Raipur by road (220 km). Enroute, enjoy a visit to Rajim, popularly known as the Varanasi of Chhattisgarh. Arrive Raipur and check-in at hotel. Overnight stay will be at Raipur.
Day 14: Raipur – Delhi
After breakfast in time 09:00/11:35 hrs transfer to airport to board a flight for Delhi. Arrive at Delhi and check into the hotel and relax. Enjoy dinner at Hotel.
Day 15: Delhi – Tour Concludes
After breakfast check out hotel and transfer to airport / railway station Delhi. 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.
For all the services contracted, minimum 10% advance payment should be made to hold the booking, on confirmed basis & the balance amount can be paid before 30 days from commencement of the services. However Festal Tours have right to amend advance amount and payment of balance amount and time of payment
In the event of cancellation of tour / services due to any reason/s we must be informed of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:
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
Less than 7 days from start of service or No Show: No Refund
Some cancellation and refund policies are out of our tender:
Refund for hotel payment will follow the hotel’s cancellation policy
Train tickets cancellations will follow the Railway’s policy
Flight tickets cancellations will follow the airlines company policy
In case of Special Trains Journeys and peak season hotel bookings a separate cancellation policy is applicable (which can be advised as and when required).
In case you cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
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Please note that after the finalization of the Tour/ service Cost, if there are any Hike in entrance fees of monuments / museums, Taxes, fuel cost or guide charges – by Govt of India, the same would be charged as extra.
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For all complaints, suits, claims or disputes of whatsoever nature relating to any products offered by Festal Tours, will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of Court of Bilaspur (CG).