COLORFUL MADHYA PRADESH WITH TRIBAL WONDER OF CHHATTISHGARH & ORISSA
Tour Code No. : DT-404/SMCO- 2020-21
Tour Highlight : This itinerary cover the colorful 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 colorful – Bonda and many more nice experience with the real tribal world accommodation.
Destination cover: Bhopal- Ujjain- Mandu- Maheswar- Omkareshwar- Indore- Jabalpur- Bhoramdeo- Kanker- Kondagaon- Jagdalpur- Koraput- Jeypore- Visakhapatnam and many isolated tribal villages and weekly markets in chhattisgarh and Odisha
Duration of Tour: 14 Night / 15 Days ( Weekend to Weekend )
Upon arrival Bhopal airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Old city sight seeing Overnight: Bhopal
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 the river shipra then return back to hotel.
Day3-(Mon)-Ujjain-Bhil tribal village- Mandu (145km-3hr drive+visit)
Morning after breakfast drive towards to Mandu. Enroute visit the Bhil tribal village. Upon arrival at there check in a nice hotel on the lake side. 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-Omkareshwar- Indore ( 190km- 4hr drive+Visit, then Night train to Jabalpur)
Early start to Maheswar heritage walk near river Narmada, including boating on river Narmada to see the beauty of ancient town Mahesmati river Ghat (Maheswar) . Then Proceed to Omkareshwar visit one of the famous Yotirlinga at there. and excursion the Yotirlinga Philosophy at there. back to Maheswar Enjoy the traditional Maheswari lunch at One of the oldest restaurant of the state.
Then after drive towards Indore to board the night train for 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
Overnight: Night train (aircon lux. Sleeper coach)
D6-(Thu)-Jabalpur-64yogini temple( Bedhaghat)-Jabalpur
Upon arrival (morning) 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 splendor , 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.
D7-(fri)-Jabalpur-Baiga tribe village-Bhoramdeo(6hr drive+visit)
After breakfast drive to Bharamdeo ( chhatishgarh state), enroute visit one of the colorful tribe of chhatishgarh- Baiga at their village. Then check in a nice resort at Bhormdeo 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. afternoon excursion the pre-historic rock arts (around more than 20,000 year old) in the deep jungle of Charma.
D9-(Sun)-Kanker- Muria tribal village-Kondagaon (4hr drive+visit)
Meet the Muria tribe at their isolated village in Nawapara jungle zone. while hiking excursion their lifestyle including the group Dance near Gotul house (female dormitory house at the village end, very worth to enjoy this group dance) / If desire please enjoy the organic cooked food at the village chief house (cooked by our driver and guide with the help of tribal chief) also visit the afternoon grand weekly market at Narayanpur.
Day10-(Mon)-Dandami Maria village/ Weekly market-chitrakoot waterfal- Jagdalpur (4hr drive+visit)
Meet the most colorful Dandami Maria (famously known as Bison Horn Maria ) at their isolated village of Gidam jungle zone/ also enjoy their Bison horn dance at their village ambiance
pm- visit their colorful weekly market and also visit the Niagra of India – one of the gergeous waterfall in chhattisgarh – Chitrakoot
Day11-(tue)-Raj Maria village- Tirathgarh-Jagdalpur (3hr drive+visit)
Make permit (arranged by us) to meet the Raj Maria tribes at their isolated village in Kanger Ghati zone and also visit their weekly market / enjoy the beauty of Tirathgarh waterfall.
D12-(wed)-Batra tribe village- Bhumiya tribe village (Odisha)-Paraja weekly market/ Boraparaja village- Jeypore (4hr drive+ visit)
Today enter Odisha and visit the Batra tribal village in kotpad jungle zone 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 Paraja tribal weekly market in Nandapur Jungle zone.
Pm- Visit the one of the most colorful Boraparaja tribal village in Koraput jungle zone. warm welcome by them. these tribes are very famous for their ornaments and costume.
D13-(Thur)-Bonda tribe weekly market-Gadaba tribe village- waterfall-Jeypore (3hr drive+visit)
Meet the most colorful Bonda tribe at their Thursday market- Onkadelly after couple of hour with them proceed to Gadaba village / if desire enjoy the Group dance popularly called “Dhemsha” with proper costume and traditional musical instruments / during visit if you desire we arrange cooked organic food at village chief house too.
Enjoy the nature’s beauty at Duduma waterfall. /
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 the grand pottery making village. Then the grand tribal weekly market at Kunduli– famous for paraja, Mali, Rana tribe. Then proceed to Visakhapatnam Check in a nice hotel on beach .
After breakfast checkout and departure towards airport for your onward destination.
Note: This tour is guided tour / before photography at Tribal zone please consult with our guide/ taking lunch at tribal village is not mandatory but if you desire our guide and driver can arrange it with the help of local tribal chief and it is life time memorable.
You may revised this above given itinerary before final.