BASTAR UNVEILED: 5 Nights / 6 Days
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. Overnight 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 forest tracts on earth. We'll also explore one of the limestone caves here, known for beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formations. 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. We've planned a leisurely picnic lunch at the popular Tirathgarh Falls. Just relax - enjoy the falls and the lush vegetation. You'll be back at your hotel for dinner.
Day 03: Jagdalpur - Chitrakut - Nagarnar
After breakfast we'll be heading out for the famous Chitrakut 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: Jagdalpur
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 a side trip to Narayanpur, which is known for its excellent handicrafts. The bell metal, woodcraft, wrought iron and bamboo artifacts are wonderful. Another interesting place here is the Ramakrishna Mission centre, where you 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.
This is just a suggested itinerary, we can customise as per your requirements