Day 01: Raipur - Jagdalpur
We will be there to greet you on your arrival at Raipur and settle you into
your hotel where you can refresh yourself before we drive down to Jagdalpur,
Bastar. The drive should take us about 6 hours but you'll hardly notice it
as the road is good. On the way we'll be having a picnic lunch at the
Keshkal resthouse. Here you get your first glimpse of the stunning forests
of Keshkal and Bastar.
Ovenight at Jagdalpur
Day 02: Jagdalpur - Kanger Valley National Park
Make sure you have enough film because after breakfast we'll head out for
the Kanger Valley National Park to enjoy one of the finest virgin forests
tracts on earth. We'll also explore one of the limestone caves here, known
for beautiful stalgmite and stalactite formations. This is tribal country
and weve arranged for you to meet some of the tribla people in their homes.
It will be a wonderful opportunity to interact with them and lern something
about their culture. We've planned a leisurely picnic lunch at the popular
Tirthgarh Falls. Just relax - enjoy the falls and the lush vegetation.
You'll be back at your hotel for dinner.
Day 03: Jagdalpur - Chitrakote - Nagarnar
After breakfast we'll be heading out for the famous Chitrakote Falls, the
Niagara - like horseshoe waterfall created by Bastar's Indravati River.
You'll have plenty of time to take pictures and be mesmerized by the
rainbows arching across the turbulent flow. On your way back for lunch at
the hotel we'll be stopping at the Anthropological Museum to give you an
interesting insight into Bastar's tribal culture. After lunch we'll drive to
Nagarnar, famous for its terracotta handicrafts. Vrindavan, one of the local
craftsman, participated in the Festival of India held in London in 1981.
Enjoy You'll be back in the hotel for dinner.
Day 04: Jagadalpur
In the morning we'll visit a 'haat' (weekly market) where you can enjoy a
slice of local life. After lunch at the hotel, explore the town, or relax
and do your own thing.
Day 05: Jagdalpur - Narayanpur - Raipur
Today we'll be returning to Raipur. Enroute side trip to Narayanpur, which
is known for its excellent handicrafts. The bell metal, wood, wrought iron
and bamboo artifacts are wonderful. Another interesting place here is the
Ramakrishna Mission centre, where hyou can meet some of the people involved
in very valuable welfare work amongst the tribal people. We spend the night
at Raipur. Day 06: Raipur
Wake up at leisure - enjoy your breakfast and relax till departure.