BASTAR DUSSHERA: (25th September- 1st October 2017)
The main festival of Bastar is Dusshera which spans over 75 days. It starts it Haryali Amavasya and involves participation of almost all people of the society. It has been celebrated for hundreds of years. Unlike the rest of India, where Raavan is burnt to mark the victory of good over evil, Bastar ( Jagdalpur)Dusshera involves Functions like Kaachan Gaadi, Jogi Bithai, Maavli Parghav, Bhitar Raini, Baahar Raini, Chariot Procession, and Maiji’s Vidai.
Location : Bastar region now the headquarter is at Jagdalpur .
Nearest airport: Raipur ( 300 km, 6hr drive), connect with Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal etc; Visakhapatnam – 320km (6hr drive) which connect Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore etc…
Nearest railway station Jagdalpur (5km). And it connect all weather motareble road .
Code no: 206-B /CGFT
Tour itinerary / duration: 15Days/ 14 Night ( weekend to weekend)
Here we use some fix departure in based of tribal tour and Bastar Dashara festival of Chhattisgarh, and also to keep in mind the distance and sighting of this tour we mentioned here some particular day and date in order.
D1-(Sat)- 23rd September 2017- -Arrival Raipur airport transfer to hotel.
D2-(sun)-24th Sept..–Raipur- Yadav Village- Bharamdeo (3.30hr drive+ visit)
D3-(Mon)- 25th Sept-Heritage walk at Bharamdeo-full day excursion Isolated Baiga village- Bharamdeo (3hr drive+ visit)
D4-(Tue)-26th Sept.-Bharamdeo- Kanker (5.30hr drive+ visit)
D5-(Wed)- 27th Sept-Kanker- Udkuda- Kanker ( maha saptmi ritural by Royal family of Kanker)-2hr drive+ visit
D6-(Thu)- 28th Sept-Kanker- Muria Village- Gotul dance – Sathi Kumarpara (3.30hr drive+ visit)
D7-(Fri)- 29th Sept-Sathi- Kumarpara- Jagdalpur (Bastar Dusshera festival at Jagdalpur)( 2.30hr drive + visit)
D8-(Sat)- 30th Sept-RajMaria village- Madum Weekly market- chitrakoot waterfall- Bastar Dusshera festival at Jagdalpur)
D9-(Sun)- 1st Oct- Dandami Maria Village- Tirathgarh waterfall- Chingitarai Market- ( Bastar Dusshera festival)- (3.30hr drive+ visit)
D10-(Mon)- 2nd Oct- Kondagaon- Lohar village- Gond village- Keshkal Ghat – Kanker (4hr drive+ visit)
D11-(Tue)- 3rd Oct-Kanker- Rajim – siripur- Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary (5.30hr drive+ visit)
D12-(Wed)- 4th Oct-Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary / safari ( by open jeep)
D13-(Thu)- 5th Oct- Morning breakfast at sand bar of river- Tala- Malhar- Bilaspur (4.30hr drive+ visit)
D14-(Fri)- 6th Oct.-Drive toward Ramnami Tribal village / excursion – Bilaspur (4.30hr drive+ visit)
D15-(Sat)- 22nd Oct.2017-Morning drive toward Raipur (3hr) and board the afternoon flight for your onwards journey