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Wildlife & Tribal Tours Of Central India

Wildlife & Tribal Tours Of Central India

Duration: 14 Days/ 13 Nights
Price: $ On Request
Best Season: October - April
Central India is the most endowed and rich region of India in terms of culture as well as wildlife. Central India has vast tracts of virgin forests which till now were not explored by an outsider. The Bastar region in Chattisgarh is very rich anthropologically as well famous for its natural beauty showcasing the best of wildlife areas tribal culture. The verdant landscape and wildlife of these places will leave you thoroughly mesmerized. Get a glimpse of the rich culture and traditions of ancient India in those tribal regions and have an unforgettable experience one hasn’t had before. Madhya Pradesh has one of the largest forested cover areas in the county and endowed with rich and diverse forest resources. There are 10 National parks in Madhya Pradesh and 25 wildlife sanctuaries

 

Going native is the only way to fully explore and enjoy the tribal heartland of Chhattisgarh. The TRIBES OF CHHATTISGARH are indigenous races who mainly inhabit the forests of Bastar and its surroundings. The Gonds, Bastar, Abhuj Maria, Dhurvaa, BisonHorn Maria, Muria, Halbaa, and Bhatra are the principal tribes inhabiting more than a third of Chhattisgarh's population. The tribal-state is also known as “The Rice Bowl of India”. They have a very ancient history and culture filled with traditions and customs. Categorized as "aboriginals", in Hindi, tribals are known as Adivasis, denoted as "ancient inhabitants.



Tourist enthusiasts, professional photographers, and cultural aspirants are always attracting tribal groups in India. It allows them to go back to the old age and explore the ancient cultures, traditions, and lifestyles of the people of India that belonged to that ancient time. If India's rural culture is something you love, plan a trip to Central India. Central India is covered with vast forests that have not yet been discovered. Walking along those unknown paths and exploring the best wildlife areas along some tribal areas is nothing short of refuge for you.



Here at Holiday Moods, we offer a fantastic 13 nights and 14 days tribal and wildlife tour to Central India. Our tour will give you a chance to roam the tribal areas and get a closer look at the lifestyle of the tribal villagers of Central India. In addition, to make your tour more interesting, we will also take you to experience the Bamboog National Park, wildlife safari and photography.

 

WILDLIFE & TRIBAL TOURS OF CENTRAL INDIA

                Ancient Inhabitants and Rare Wild Animals                    

(Delhi, Agra, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Kawardha, Jagdalpur, Bastar)

 

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NO OF DAYS/ NIGHTS: 14 Days/ 13 Nights

ACTIVITY: Cultural, Wildlife, Spirituality, Arts & Crafts history culture traditions

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

* Explore the beautiful Taj Mahal- One of the Seven Wonders of the World in Agra

*Great Mughal architecture - Agra Fort

*Jungle safaris in Bandhavgarh National Park

*An elephant ride in the Kanha National park

*Bastar's tribal’s lifestyle at Kanker and Jagdalpur

*Sightseeing in Jagdalpur including Chitrakote Waterfalls, the ‘Niagara’ of Bastar

*Tribal villages in Kawardha

*Anthropological museums and the surroundings of Jagdalpur

*Shop for handicrafts made by the tribals in Jagdalpur market

*Jungles of the tribal belt

*Witness tribal life at Raipur and concert

  

DAY

SKETCH ITINERARY

MEALS

    01

Arrival at Delhi Airport / Delhi city tour - Sikh temple, shopping local pub experience

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    02

Train to Agra. Visit Agra Fort, the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638,  a UNESCO World Heritage site

Breakfast

    03

Visit the world-famous Taj Mahal at sunrise, the Ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. Overnight train to Umaria

Breakfast

    04

Drive from Umaria to Bandhavgarh national park (32 km/1 hrs.), known for its large population of royal Bengal tigers. Jeep safari in the evening.

Lunch, Dinner

    05

 Drive to Kanha national park (240 km/ 6-7 hrs.) a vast expanse of grassland and forest in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

   06

Morning and evening game drives in Kanha - one of the most well managed, tourist-friendly & popular tiger reserves of India.   It is spread more than 940 sq km in a horseshoe-shaped valley bound by the spurs of the Metal range

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    07

Drive to Kawardha in Chattisgarh - known for the "Temple of Bhoramdeo. Trip to the surrounding tribal villages 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    08

Drive to Kanker (251 km / approx 7 hrs.)-  is a land of unsurpassed natural beauty. Since time immemorial pristine tribal societies have created and sustained delicate rhythms of life in harmony with nature.

Breakfast

    09

Drive to Jagdalpur(120 km/3 hrs.)- Visit the anthropological museums and the surroundings of Jagdalpur. Show-cases interesting elements of tribal life and display artifacts collected from tribal villages including dresses, weapons, paintings, and sculptures. 

Breakfast  

    10

Full day trip of Jagdalpur- Visit different tribal villages. Stunning natural sights to unique tribal traditions and experiences, Bastar District is a traveler’s paradise.

Breakfast

    11

At Jagdalpur- Visit to get to know some of the traditional arts and crafts of Bastar. The themes include local deities, armed tribal soldiers, horses, pigs, and different birds. 

Breakfast

    12

At Jagdalpur- That day explore the Jungles of the tribal belt and savor the typical flora and fauna of the region en route

Breakfast

    13

Transfer from Jagdalpur to Raipur (220 km/5 hours)

Breakfast

    14

Transfer from Raipur to Delhi Airport for departure

Breakfast


Day 1:   Arrival at Delhi Airport / Delhi City Tour - Sikh Temple, Shopping, Local Pub Experience

* On your arrival in Delhi, you will be met by a tour representative who will escort you to your hotel
* Transfer to the hotel and check into your rooms
* We drive to visit a Sikh temple – Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. - is the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship situated in the heart of New Delhi's.
* Seva” – After visiting the Gurudwara, we participate in 10 minutes of Seva. Outside Gurudwara entrance, there is a Joda Ghar (shoe house), where one leaves their footwear before walking through a `Chhabachha' (a shallow pool) of water that 'washes' one's feet. All Sikhs are encouraged by their Guru Guru Granth Sahib to perform Seva or Selfless Service
* Experience to serve food “Langar” around 10,000 people in a day
* Have a meal in the Gurudwara as “Langar” sitting on the floor in ques (Pangat)
* Drive to Janpath market 5 Mints drive from Gurudwara Bangla Sahib for shopping for white clothes for Holi Festival.
* Janpath is the market which is also popular for the materials which are coming from outside India. They are also sold in this market at a good rate. These materials include clothing of all types like Pants, shirts, tops, and other traditional wears.
* Walking in Connaught place to feel the pulse of the shopping center.
* Transfer to hotel
* Overnight at Hotel

Day 02:- Board Train From Delhi to Agra | City Tour of Agra

* Board train from Delhi to Agra
* Arrival at Agra Railway station
* Transfer to the Hotel
* Post Lunch, Visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience & Sikandra

AGRA FORT is a huge fort built in red stone in the year 1565 by Akbar. The fort had over 500 buildings in which many were made of marble. At that period river, Yamuna touched the fort and that is why the fort had many Ghats so that good could be brought in and out of the fort

* Drive back to the Hotel
* Evening at leisure
* Overnight stay at Agra

Meals: Breakfast

Day 03 - Agra / Overnight Train to Umaria

TAJ MAHAL is the first and the most attractive of all the attractions is the Taj Mahal that was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife. It is the most graceful and extravagant monument found in India

* Visit Taj at sunrise
Visit the world-famous Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan. The cars/ coaches are parked about 1km from the Taj.
* Visit Fatehpur Sikri
* Transfer to Agra Railway station to board the train for Umaria
* Overnight Journey

Meals: Breakfast

Day 04 - Umaria / Bandhavgarh

After arriving at Umaria at the 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. Overnight in Hotel

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 05 - Bandhavgarh 

An early morning visit to the Jungles again to see the animals and birds. Thereafter drive to Kanha,  Overnight in Hotel

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 again

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 07 - Kanha / Kawardha

* In the forenoon drive to Kawardha. After checking into the palace, you will have your first exposure to the tribal life of the Bastards.
* Trip to the surrounding tribal villages.
* Overnite in Hotel Kawardha Palace.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 08 - Kawardha / Kanker 

Today you 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. Overnite in Hotel Kanker Palace.

Meals: Breakfast 

Day 09 - Kanker / Jagdalpur 

The drive takes you today to the very heartland of the Bastar tribes. Transfer to the hotel. Pm visit the anthropological museums and the surroundings of Jagdalpur.

Meals: Breakfast 

Day 10 - Jagdalpur

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

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - Jagdalpur

Today you shall get an opportunity to get to know 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 lifestyles of their ethos. 

Meals: Breakfast

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 en route.

 Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 - Jagdalpur / Raipur

You drive to Raipur today and leave the core tribal areas behind you. Enroute take a diversion (23 km off the main road) to Rajim, which is also known as the Varanasi of Chattisgarh. Overnight in the hotel.

 Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 – Fly Raipur / Delhi

Transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi

 Meals: Breakfast

 

* We would be delighted to share with you the detailed itinerary which is certainly more exciting. Do write to us/ fill in the query form so that we may send you the program in specifics 

Prices Inclusions

 

PACKAGE PRICES PER PERSON BASIS (IN USD)

On Request


 

PRICE INCLUDES  

* Accommodation on double sharing basis in unique experiential 4/5 star category hotels

* Meal Plan as per itinerary

* All sightseeing and transfer by standard AC vehicle as per the itinerary

* All activities as per the itinerary

* Jeep Safri in Bandhavgarh & Kanha

* Local English Speaking Guide Service

* Train Fare of AC chair car for Del - Agra

* Train Fare of 2nd AC Sleeper for Agra- Umaria

 

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