Central India Tours
Central India Tribal Tour
Destinations : Delhi-Bandhavgarh-Amarkantak-Dindori-Kanha National Park-Kawardha - Kanker - Jagdalpur - Raipur
Day 01: New Delhi
On arrival at the airport you will be received and transferred to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 02 : New Delhi - Umeriya
Morning at leisure. Later you will be transferred to the railway station to board the train for Umeriya. Overnight train journey.
Day 03 : Bandhavgarh National Park
In the morning drive to the Bandhavgarh.
Day 04: Bandhavagarh National Park
Visit to the park early in the morning as well to see the wild animals in their natural habitats.
Day 05: Amarkantak
Drive straight to Amarkantak spreading over a flattish green valley in the Vindhya ranges, at a pleasantly cool elevation of 1065 meters, it is still more a hamlet than a town. This, in spite of the fact that two sacred rivers are born here: the Sone and the Narmada. On arrival check into your hotel. After a brief leisure move out for the sight seeing of the wonderful place.
Day 06: Amarkantak - Dindori - Amarkantak
Drive straight to Dindori- a village with exclusive Gound tribes. This is tribal country and we've arranged for you to meet some of the tribal people in their homes. It will be a wonderful opportunity to interact with them and learn something about their culture.
Day 07: Kanha National Park
Drive straight to Kanha National Park and on arrival check-in the jungle resort. Here too are forest tribal people in their natural habitat. In the evening enjoy the tribal folk dances and music around the born fire.
Day 08: Kanha National Park
Move out for the jungle gypsy safari deep inside the national park. Those most easily spotted are TIGER, Indian hare, Indian wild dog, the Stripped Palm Squirrel, Common langur, Jackal, Wild Pig, Chital or Spotless deer, Barasingha or Swamp deer, Sambar and black Buck. After lunch move out once again for the jungle gypsy safari. In the evening walk around the nearby tribal villages. Family members will be happy to interpret and explain the folklore and tradition of the State they once ruled. They will also introduce you to a performance of the traditional music and dance of the region. Booking Enquiry
Day 09: Kawardha
After breakfast, a well-versed Palace guide will accompany you on an introduction to the secrets of Kawardha's little-known natural and tribal world. You will meet the gentle and friendly Baiga people, the principal indigenous forest tribe. Enjoy picnic lunch with them. An evening return to Palace Kawardha precedes a royal family dinner.
Day 10: Kawardha - Raipur - Kanker
The morning is at leisure. Drive straight to Raipur and on arrival check-in your hotel. You may also visit the Raipur's Mahant Ghasidas Museum along with the visit to former princely State of Kanker. Upon arrival at Kanker Palace, the Maharaja's family will greet you and show you to your sutie. Over drinks and dinner, family members will be happy to interpret and explain the folklore and tradition of the State they once ruled. They will also introduce you to a performance of the traditional music and dance of the region.
Day 11: Kanker - Kondagoan - Narayanpur - Kanker
Move out for the sight seeing in South of Kanker and climb-up the forested Keshkal Ghat which marks the border of Bastar 500m above the plain. You will encounter here the special nature of North Bastar with a visit to a colorful weekly market. It gives you a great opportunity to meet the local people. At Kondagaon and Narayanpur discover some of Bastar's finest handicrafts, and the people who make them. An early evening dance by youthful members of Bastar's unique 'ghotul' dormitory system completes an unforgettable day before a star - lit return to Kanker and a late dinner. Booking Enquiry
Day 12: Kankar - Jagdalpur
After breakfast drive straight to Jagdalpur, Bastar's main town and former capital. Checking in to a comfortable local hotel, relax over leisure lunch. In the afternoon, move out for the guided tour of historical Jagdalpur and the Anthropological Museum and Chitrakote waterfal, Bastar's very own 'Niagara' on the Indravati River: you will also visit some of the local Bison - Horn Maria tribe, renowned for their spectacular ceremonical dancing.
Day 13: Jagdalpur - Kangar Valley National Park - Jagdalpur
After an early breakfast visit the rich forests of the Kanger Valley National Park, the enchanting Tirathgarh waterfall and the extraordinary stalactite and stalagmite caves. Kanger retains the original intensity of the forests that once covered this whole region, and you will picnic in the natural habitat of leopard, tiger, sambhar, bison and the Bastar Hill Myna. Here too are forest tribal people in their natural habitat. Also explore some of Jagdalpur's unique handicrafts. Booking Enquiry
Day 14: Jagdalpur - Raipur
After a leisurely breakfast visit the bustling markets of Jagdalpur before your return to Raipur. On the highway, we again pass several handicrafts center for those last-minute souvenirs of your Bastar Experience. Stopping at Kanker, a farewell late lunch with the Maharaja's family precedes the 2 - hour drive back to Raipur. Here you will stay at the comfortable and well - appointed hotel, relax in the pool and enjoy an excellent dinner.
Day 15: Departure
The day at your discretion. At an appropriate time you will be transferred to the Raipur railway station/airport to board the train/flight for your onward journey. The tour ends.