Chhattisgarh is a heavily forested state in central India known for its temples, waterfalls and tribes. It is an interesting tourist destination in India that offers tribal tourism in Chhattisgarh, history, nature and wildlife. The bulk of Tribes in Chhattisgarh however lies virtually unexplored. The virgin forests, picturesque waterfalls, scenic plateau and winding rivers offer a nature’s paradise.
The tourist places in Chhattisgarh India therefore cater to a large tourist taste and has infinite prospect of harboring a flourishing tourism industry. The town of Kanker and Kawardha offers breathtaking views of nature and a rich tribal life and is one of the major tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh. The tribal village of Bastar, not only offers a vivid glimpse of the tribal life in Chhattisgarh, but also offers a wide array of metal crafted handicrafts.
The famous Chitrakoot Falls, known as the Niagra of India, located deep inside the heart of Bastar forest, plunges down from a height of 100 feet. Apart from the tribal village tour in Chhattisgarh, or Tribal tour in Chhattisgarh, waterfalls and springs, the state of Chhattisgarh has a wide plethora of wildlife wealth to offer. The state has 10 wildlife sanctuaries and 3 national parks within its bounds. The Indrawati National Park, Kanger Ghati National Park and Achanakmar Sanctuary are important Tourist destinations In Chhattisgarh, India to be visited on a different tribal tour Itinerary in Chhattisgarh. The state has border sharing Odisha and one can combine Odisha and Chhattisgarh tribal tour.
Day 01 (Fri): Arrival / Dlhi- Raipur
Arrival Raipur airport and meet our representative at the airport and transfer to a decent hotel. Afternoon excursion the Buddhist site- Siripur- depending to arrival time. During evening welcome drink hosted by us and orientation of tribal tour and introduction of the trip & crews.
Day 02 (Sat): Rajim- Keskal- kanker (190km)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Kanker. Enroute visit the Prayag of chhatisgarh-“Rajim”: Rajim is located on the sangam (meeting points) of three rivers- Mahanadi, Pairy and Sondhu. The prime attraction of Rajim is the Rajivalochana Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple has 12 beautifully carved pillars with tall single figures with faces of various gods and goddesses sculptured on them. In proximity to the Rajivalochana Temple, there are many other temples dedicated to different incarnations of lord Vishnu such as Vamana (dwarf), Narasimha (human body with face of a lion), Badrinath and Jagannath. The Rajivalochana temple attracts thousands of devotees from all over India and abroad throughout the year. There is also a magnificent black stone statue of the lord Buddha meditating under the Bodhi tree. Visit the Keskal area to visit the Maria tribe and explore their life style. Then drive to Kanker for overnight stay.
Day 03 (Sun): Kanker- Kondagaon- Jagdalpur (100 Km)
Departure for Jagdalpur Enroute visit the Kondagaon to witness the Dokra craft village also visit the Kumarpara for terakotta handicraft. Then check in a nice hotel at Jagadalpur free afternoon for self. Overnight stay in the same hotel.
Day 04 (Mon): Jagadalpur
Morning departure for Maria Tribe village inside of Kanger valley National Park. Visit the sterility natural cave of Kutumsar and explore the Maria tribe life style at their village. Afternoon visit the Tirathagarh waterfall and the famous colourful weekly market of Maria tribe then return back to Jagadalpur for overnight staying.
Day 05 (Tue): Local s/s Jagdalpur- Chitrakot Waterfall- Muria weekly market (80 km)
Morning local sightseeing of Jagdalpur afternoon visit the Nigra of India- the famous Chitrakoota waterfall. Enroute enjoy the Muria tribe weekly market. Overnight stay in the same hotel at Jagdalpur.
Day 06 (Wed): Kotapad-Textile village- Jeypore (70km)
Departure for Jeypore (orissa) enrooute visit the textile village at Kotpad famous for Gonda tribe. Check in a decent hotel of Jeypore for overnight staying.
Day 07 (Thu): Bonda tribe weekly market- Gaddhava village- Jeypore (80 km one way)
Drive towards to visit the most primitive colourful tribe of Orissa-“ Bonda” enjoy their primitiveness and their home made alcohol market./ enjoy your packet lunch near waterfall. Visit the Gadhava tribe village and explore their primitiveness. If possible enjoy the tribal dance at tribal village (subject to available of drum men). Overnight stay in hotel in Jeypore.
Day 08 (Fri): Bonda tribe village- Mali tribe village
During morning drive to Kundli area to meet Paraja community i.e. Mali tribe (famous for flower cultivation, seasonal vegitable).Overnight stay in Jeypore.
Day 09 (Sat): Dhuruba village- weekly Market- cave shrine- Jeypore (80 km one way)
Early stand up for trekking (2hr) towards Dhuruba village enjoy their life style. Enjoy the cave Shiva shrine worshiped by tribe communities. Afternoon explore the weekly market of Dhuruba tribe then return back to Jeypore for overnight staying.
Day 10 (Sun): Paraja tribe-coffee gardern- Buddha Kondha Tribe- Rayagada (160 km)
Departure for Rayagada Enroute visit the paraja tribe village, enjoy your packet lunch at coffee garden. Enjoy the pre- historic symbol at Buddha kondha village. Then check in a decent hotel at Rayagada for overnight staying.
Day 11 (Mon): Lanjia Saura village-Desia Tribe village- (80 km one way)
Meet the Lajia Saura tribe at their village, enjoy their dream painting, terrace cultivation, wood plug and typical traditional dress material and many more then drive towards Desia tribe village / surrounding of lush green forest and zig zag hill path. Overnight stay in a same hotel.
Day 12 (Tue): Dunguria Kondh tribes- Pottery village- jewellery making village- (40 km one way)
During morning after breakfast drive to Majhiguda area to meet the primitive Dunguria Kondh tribes in their weekly market. Further during afternoon visit Pottery making village and Jewellery making village. Return back to Taptapani for overnight stay.
Day 13 (wed): Taptapani hill station – Chilika Lake- Puri (220 km one way)
During morning drive to Puri enroute visit Mangalajodi Lake to take the countryside silent boat to see birds coming from Siberia, Baltic Sea, Lake Baikal, Afghanistan for their winter sojourn. After few hours of boating back to Puri for overnight stay.
Day 14 (Thu): Puri- Konark- Bhubanswar (100 km one way)
During morning visit fishermen village, Priest colony surrounding the Jagannath temple, Raghurajpur painting village and if wish watch the folk dance GOTIPUA. After lunch session visit Konark Sun temple, Dhauli Buddhist stupa. Enjoy the sun set in Dhauli Buddhist stupa. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
Day 15 (Fri): Puri- Bhubaneswar (70 km one way)
During morning after breakfast visit the temple city such as Lingaraj temple (from a platform as only Hindus’ are allowed), Vaital temple, Mukteswar/Sidheswar/parsurameswar temple. Afternoon visit Khandaigiri/Udaygiri Jain caves and tribal museum. During evening board the flight for Delhi.