Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations: Delhi- Agra- Umaria- Bandhavgarh National Park- Kanha National Park- Kawardha- Kanker- Jagdalpur- Raipur- Delhi
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
On your arrival at Delhi, you will be met by our representatives and transferred to a hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be in the hotel in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of New and Old Delhi.
New Delhi: India's capital and an important gateway into the country, New Delhi is a vibrant metropolis and the hub of India's political activity. Designed and developed by famous English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869- 1944), New Delhi is known for its wide, tree-lined avenues, parks and palaces. In New Delhi, you will visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the official residence of the president of India), India Gate - a 42m high stone memorial arch, and the mid-16th century Humayun's Tomb and more.
Old Delhi: Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, Old Delhi is known for its architectural masterpieces, crowded streets and intensely colorful bazaars. Drive past Chandni Chowk, the main street of Old Delhi and a lively shopping bazaar. Visit the magnificent Red Fort and Jama Masjid (inside visit not included for Jama Masjid), the biggest mosque in India. Later stop to visit the Raj Ghat, the place where father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948.
In the afternoon, we drive to Agra (approx. 4 Hrs). Arrive at Agra and check in to hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 03: Agra-Overnight Train to Umaria
Enjoy an early morning at sunrise visit to world-renowned Taj Mahal, the most beautiful and extravagant monument ever built in the world. Return to hotel for breakfast. Later, visit the magnificent Agra Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565.
Later transfer to the railway station to board a train to Umaria- 15.50 hrs/B>. Overnight in the train.
Day 04: Umaria-Bandhavgarh
After arriving at Umaria in the morning (06.16 hrs), drive to Bandhavgarh National Park, one of the finest and most popular tiger reserves of India. In the afternoon, enjoy an exciting and enjoyable Jeep Safari in the park to explore the rich and varied flora and fauna of the park. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 05: Bandhavgarh-Kanha
Enjoy an exciting early morning wildlife viewing in the Bandhavgarh National Park. Spot a variety of wild animals and exotic and colorful birds in Bandhavgarh National Park. Thereafter, we drive to Kanha (approx 6-7 hrs). Overnight in the hotel.
Day 06: Kanha
In the morning, enjoy an exciting and joyful elephant ride through the unique landscape of Kanha to explore the natural charm and varied wildlife of Kanha National Park. In the afternoon, enjoy a Jeep Safari through the wild terrain of Kanha again. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 07: Kanha-Kawardha
In the forenoon, we drive to Kawardha. After checking into the palace, you will have your first exposure of tribal life of the Bastar. Later, enjoy a fascinating trip to the surrounding tribal villages. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 08: Kawardha-Kanker
Today, we drive through the tribal country to Kanker (approx 07 hrs). The unique and picturesque countryside will make you feel like being in paradise itself. Indeed, traveling through the virgin and untouched tribal landscape can be very fascinating and rewarding experience for you. Arrival at Kanker. Enjoy exploring the beautiful lush green surroundings of the palace. Overnight in the hotel at Kanker.
Day 09: Kanker-Jagdalpur
Today, approx. 3 hrs of drive from Kanker will take you to Jagdalpur, the very heartland of the Bastar tribes. Transfer to a hotel on arrival. In the afternoon, visit the famous Anthropological Museums and explore the surroundings of Jagdalpur. Overnight in the hotel at Jagdalpur.
Day 10: Jagdalpur
Today, you have a full day to explore the various tribal villages, which comprises almost 3/4th of the Bastar population, each with their own unique culture known for spirits, deities, dialects, customs and food habits. Overnight in the hotel at Jagdalpur.
Day 11: Jagdalpur
Today, you would get an opportunity to get to know about some of the traditional arts and crafts of Bastar, which comprise 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. Overnight in the hotel at Jagdalpur.
Day 12: Jagdalpur
After familiarizing yourself with the tribal culture, it's now time to explore the Jungles of the tribal belt. Therefore, today you would spend the day walking through the greens and verdant landscape of the tribal countryside and savor the typical flora and fauna of the region, en-route. Overnight in the hotel at Jagdalpur.
Day 13: Jagdalpur-Raipur
Today, we drive to Raipur (approx 05 Hrs), the capital city of the newly formed Indian State of Chhattisgarh, leaving behind the core tribal areas. En-route, take a diversion (23 km off the main road) to Rajim, known as the Varanasi of Chhattisgarh. Overnight stay in a hotel in Raipur.
Day 14: Raipur-Delhi- Tour Ends
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to Delhi (IC-7470 09.00/11.35 hrs). Arrive at Delhi. On time transfer to the airport to board a flight for your onward destination.