Reception at Raipur Airport/ Railway station by our representative with placard – drive down to your hotel in A/C Qualis/ Sumo /Safari/ Indica/ (as per Choice) – rest/ refresh at hotel – drive down to Jagdalpur, Bastar (travel time 5-6 h, excellent road NH-43) – (On the way picnic lunch at the Keshkal rest house. Here you get your first glimpse of the stunning forests of Keshkal and Bastar). Overnight at Jagdalpur at Royal Bastar Farm.
Day - 2 Jagdalpur – Kanger Valley National Park (40 km)
Early breakfast (carry sufficient nos of film rolls/ memory cards/ discs for taking pictures) drive to Kanger Valley National Park (one of the finest virgin forest tracts on earth, also explore one of the limestone caves here, known for beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formations. This is tribal country and we arrange for you to meet some of the tribal people at their homes.It is a wonderful opportunity to interact with them and learn something about their culture) – planned leisurely picnic lunch at the popular Tirathgarh Falls – relax enjoy the serenity and the ambience of falls and the lush vegetation – drive back to resort for dinner.
Day - 3 Jagdalpur -Chitrakoot – Nagarnar(38 km)
After breakfast drive to the famous ‘Chitrakote Falls’, the Niagara-like horseshoe waterfall created by Indravati River – plenty of time to take pictures and be mesmerized by the moist atmosphere, the rainbows arching across the turbulent flow as your thought glides into the ancient past. On way back for lunch at the resort stop at the Anthropological Museum to have an interesting insight into Bastar’s tribal culture. After lunch drive to Nagarnar, famous for its terracotta handicrafts. (‘Vrindavan’, one of the local craftsman, participated in the Festival of India held in London in 1981 to earn much accolade) – before fall of night back in the resort for dinner.
Day - 4
In the morning visit a ‘haat’ (weekly market) where you can enjoy a slice of local life. After lunch visit ‘Ashna Park’ (the herbal museum), ‘Shabari’ (The art and craft museum) procure artifacts do a bit of shopping relax the evening with a drink while enjoying a tribal dance.
Day - 5
Jagdalpur – Narayanpur – Raipur
Time to bid goodbye to Bastar drive back to Raipur – enroute a trip to Narayanpur, which is known for its excellent handicrafts: the bell metal, wood craft, wrought iron and bamboo artifacts – another interesting place here is the Ramakrishna Mission center, where you can meet some of the people involved in welfare work for the tribes – spend the night at Raipur at the favorite hotel.
Day - 6 Raipur
Wake up at leisure enjoy your breakfast and tie up for the next destination departure for Airport / Railway Station.