COLORFUL MADHYA PRADESH WITH TRIBAL WONDER OF CHHATTISHGARH & ORISSA
Code no: 404/SMCO
Tour destination: This itinerary cover the colourful part of Madhyapradesh such as Bhopal, holy city and Yotirlinga Darshan- Omkareswar and Mahakaleswar , historical city of joy- Mandu, unique yogini temple at Bedhagat, boating in Narmada river, excursion the tribal heritage like Gond-Baiga-Muria- Dandami Maria-Dhuruba- Batra-Bhumiya-Mali- Gadaba-Paraja and most colourful – Bonda and many more nice experience with eco tent or cottage accommodation.
Duration of Tour: 14 Night / 15 Days ( Weekend to Weekend )
Upon arrival Bhopal airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the city sight seeing and overnight at the same hotel.
D2-(sun)-Bhopal- Ujjain(188km-4hr drive+visit)
Morning drive towards Ujjain , check in a clean comfort hotel at there and afternoon visit the Mahakeleswar temple , Bade Ganesh Jee temple and early evening join the holy arati of river shipra then return back to hotel.
Day3-(mon)-Ujjain-Mandu (145km-3hr drive+visit)
Morning after breakfast drive towards to Mandu. Upon arrival at there check in a nice hotel on the side of lake. Afternoon visit the eco point and Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati palace. Mandu:- the erstwhile fort capital of the Parmara rulers of Malwa. Mandu was renamed shadiabad, “the city of Joy”, by the sultan of Malwa at the end of the 13th century. It embodies the love of the poet-prince Baz Bahadur for his beautiful consort Rani Roopmati; her pavilion. Under mughals, Mandu became a pleasure resort,with its many lakes and palaces.
Morning explore the city of joy again, to visit the famous Jahaz mahal( The palace like ship) and hindola Mahal, as well as ornamental canals, bath and pavilions. Jami Masjid, and Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, which provided inspiration to the builders of the Taj Mahal with in the royal enclosure, afternoon visit the champa Baoli, Dilawar Khan’s Mosque, Nahar Jharokha, Gada Shah’s shop and house, and taveli Mahal and also ashrafi Mahal, hati Mahal and Dariya Khan’s Tomb etc.
D5-(wed)-Mandu- Maheswar-Indore ( 160km- 3hr drive+Visit, then Night train to Jabalpur)
Maheswar:-Located on the banks of the Narmada river,Maheshwar was identified as “ Mahesmati”an important cultural centre during Ramayana and Mahabharat . the town was resorted to its pre eminent position in the 18th century by the revered Holkar queen, Rani Ahilyabai of Indore. The town’s 1.5 km-long riverfront is renowned for its bathing ghats and rows of pretty, tiered temples. Morning while boating on the river Narmada , view the activities on the river ghat. Visit the Maheswar and kaleshwara, Rajarajeshwara , Ahileshwar temple then after lunch drive towards indore to board the night train for Jabalpur.
D6-(Thu)-Jabalpur-64yogini temple( Bedhaghat)-Jabalpur
Upon arrival Jabalpur check in hotel at Bhedaghat on the bank of river Narmada. Jabalpur:- Pleasure resort and 12th century capital of the Gond kings and later the seat of the Kalchuri dynesty. Morning boat ride on Bhedaghat: Soaring in glittering splendour , the Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat rise to a hundred feet on either side of the Narmada as it flows through a narrow gorge. Also visit the stunning Dhuandhar Falls and the Chausath Yogini Temple. Overnight relax at the same hotel at there.
D7-(fri)-Jabalpur-Baiga tribe village-Bharamdeo(6hr drive+visit)
After breakfast drive to Bharamdeo ( chhatishgarh state), enroute visit one of the colourful tribe of chhatishgarh- Baiga at their village. Then check in a nice resort at Bharmdeo and relax. Bharamdeo: one of the nice cultural heritage place of chhatishgarh on the velly of Maikal hill, famous for its Bharamdeo temple-11th c AD ( famously known as the Khajuraho of chhatishgarh).
D8-(sat)-Bharamdeo-Rajim-Kanker (6hr drive+visit)
Morning departure for Kanker enroute visit the group of temple at Rajim-8th c AD. check in a nice palace at Kanker and relax.
D9-(sun)-Kanker-Kondagaon- Muria tribal village- camping (4hr drive+visit)
Meet the great matel casting craftmen at their village at Kondgaon. Then after drive towards Muria Tribe market at Narayanpur then return to their village and camping near at the Gotul Dormitory house. (evening enjoy their gotul dance arranged by us; the tented accommodation with mattresses and all food is including during camping).
Day10-(mon)-Muria village- Chitrakoot waterfall-Maria Weekly market- (Kurendi)Jagdalpur (4hr drive+visit)
Morning after early breakfast excursion and explore their lifestyle and then drive towards Jagdalpur enroute visit chirtrakoot waterfall , the Great Maria weekly market . Check in a nice royal resort in side of jungle at Kurendi ( Jagdalpur).
Day11-(tue)-Jagdalpur-Dandami Maria village- Tirathgarh- (3hr drive+visit)
Meet one of the most colorful tribe of Chhattisgarh- BISON HORN MARIA ( Dandami Mari)at their village. Their house made by stone plate (enjoy their dance, arranged by us). Then drive to kanger ghati national park – visit the famous waterfall – Tirathgarh. Visit the friendly RAJ MARIA village nearby..
D12-(wed)-Jagdalpur-Batra tribe village- Bhumiya tribe village- Mali village (Odisha)- camping(tent accommodation)
Drive towards Batra tribe village and excursion their life style at there. Then meet the Bhumiya tribe ( indigenous tribe of orissa) at their village in lust green forest area. Then drive towards Mali village tent accommodation at there . (evening enjoy their Dhemsa dance arranged by us; the tented accommodation with mattresses and all food is including during camping).
D13-(Thur)-Bonda tribe weekly market-Gadaba tribe village- waterfall-Jeypore (3hr drive+visit)
Meet the most colourful Bonda tribe at there Thursday market, excursion the Dadaba tribe village and enjoy the nature’s beauty at Duduma waterfall. Return back to the nearest town Jeypore. Check in a clean and comfort hotel and relax.
Day14-(Fri)-Jeypore- Koraput- famous pottery making village- Kunduli market- Visakhapatnam ( 5hr drive+visit)
Morning after refreshment drive towards to Visakhapatnam, ( the nearest airport and main railway junction). Enroute visit the Jagannath temple at Koraput ( allow all religious people and camera). Then meet the potter making people at their village. The grand Kunduli Market – famous for paraja, Mali, Rana tirbe. Check in a nice hotel on beach in Visakhapatnam.
After breakfast checkout and departure towards airport for your onward destination.
Note: During camping the tent with mattresses and food been provide by us.