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
D1-(sat)-Indore- Jhabua (2.30hr drive)
Upon arrival Indore airport meet our representative and transfer to Jhabua by road. Check in a clean comfort hotel and relax.
Note- indore airport is well connecting with Major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal etc….
D2-(sun)-Jhabua – Tribal villages
Meet the colorful Bhil tribes at their isolated village near Jhabua and alirajpur area and back to hotel.
Day3-(mon)-Jhabua- Indore- Night train
Moring visit the Harijan village near Mandu and visit the city of joy – Mandu , then proceed to Indore and take a night train for Jabalpur.
Note- the train has nice aircon sleeping coach with clean matteress provide by railway authority. And proper guard by railway police authority.
D4-(tue)-Jabalpur- Gond / Baiga Tribes- Dhindori
upon early arrival at Jabalpur , proceed to Dhindori (2hr drive) check in a clean comfort hotel and after refreshment drive towards Gond tribal very isolated villages and excursion their lifestyle at there.
D5-(wed)-Dhindori- Amarkantak (2hr drive+ visit)
Morning meet the Gondi people near Amarkantak , enjoy their Gondi Group dance at their village with natural ambiance ( subject to available of drum men). Visit the beginning spring of river “Narmada” and excursion the tribal worship at there.
Overnight clean –comfort hotel at Amarkantak.
D6-(Thu)-Amarkantak- Bharamdeo (3hr drive+ visit)
After breakfast drive to Bharamdeo ( chhatishgarh state), enroute visit one of the colourful tribe of chhatishgarh- Baiga at their isolated 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).
D7-(fri)- Bharamdeo-Yadav village- Rajim-Kanker (6hr drive+visit)
Morning departure for Kanker enroute visit the colorful Yadav village ( very special for their mural painting) and the group of temple at Rajim-8th c AD. Check in a nice palace at Kanker and relax.
D8-(sat)-Kanker- Udkuda- Gotitolla- Kanker
Morning excursion the pre- historic rock selter and rock art site in Chhattisgarh at Udkuda and Gotitolla , after full day excursion return back to Kanker palace 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.
Note1: During camping we provide the basic tent with mattresses and hygienic organic cooked food to you. But it is optional , if you interest to stay in hotel instead of tent we can do that also. So please confirm it before finalization.
Note2- 23rd Feb. to 2nd March 2018 there are Bhagoria Festival in Bhil / Bhilala tribe where the young unmarried tribal couple choose their life partner to offering sweet betel leaf and gift , which is very colorful to see this festival in the region of Jhabua and Alirajpur area.
And from 25 Sept. to 1st Oct. 2017 there is Bastar Dusshera festival in Southern Chhattisgarh (bastar region)