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Wildlife and Tribal Tour of Central India

13 Nights / 14 Days

Places Covered : Delhi - Agra - Umaria - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Kawardha - Kanker - Jagdalpur - Raipur - Delhi

Itinerary


Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi international airport, you will be met by our representative who will help you transfer to your hotel.

Day 02: Delhi
Today enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Agra - Overnight Train To Umaria
Today transfer to the railway station to board the train to Agra. See the beautiful Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Mughal monuments of Agra. Leave by the overnight train at 1550 hrs. for Umaria.

Day 04: Umaria - Bandhavgarh
After arriving at Umaria at 0616 hrs., drive to one of the most popular tiger reserves of India to Bandhavgarh. In the afternoon you will undertake a jeep-ride in the jungle. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 05: Bandhavgarh - Kanha ( 240 Km/ 6-7 Hrs.)
An early morning visit to the jungles again to see the animals and birds. Thereafter drive to Kanha and stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 06: Kanha
In the morning undertake an elephant joy-ride through the unique landscape of Kanha. In the afternoon enjoy a jeep safari through the wild terrain of Kanha.

Day 07: Kanha - Kawardha
In the forenoon drive to Kawardha. After checking into the palace, you will have your first exposure of tribal life of the native residents of Bastar. Later take a trip to the surrounding tribal villages. Stay overnight in Hotel Kawardha Palace.

Day 08: Kawardha - Kanker (251 Km/Approx 7 Hrs.)
Today we drive through the tribal country to Kanker. The countryside will make you feel like being in paradise itself. The virgin and untouched tribal landscape is very fascinating indeed. Explore the verdant surroundings of the palace. Stay overnight in Hotel Kanker Palace.

Day 09: Kanker - Jagdalpur (120 Km/3 Hrs.)
The drive takes you today to the very heartland of the Bastar tribes. Transfer to hotel. In the afternoon visit the anthropological museums and the surroundings of Jagdalpur.

Day 10: Jagdalpur
Today you have a full day to explore the different tribal villages, which comprises almost 3/4th of the population of Bastar, each with their own indigenous culture of spirits, deities, dialects, customs and food habits.

Day 11: Jagdalpur
Today you will get an opportunity to get to know some of the traditional arts and crafts of Bastar, which range from wood-craft 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.

Day 12: Jagdalpur
After familiarizing yourself with the tribal culture, it's now time to explore the jungles of the tribal belt too! Today you shall therefore spend the day walking through the greens and verdant landscape of the tribal countryside and savor the typical flora and fauna of the region.

Day 13: Jagdalpur - Raipur (220 Km/5 Hours)
We drive to Raipur today and leave the core tribal areas behind. On the way we take a diversion (23 km off the main road) to Rajim, which is also known as the Varanasi of Chattisgarh. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Raipur - Delhi
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Delhi , from where you can depart for your onward destination at the end of your Wildlife and Tribal Tour of Central India.