|The Tribes of Central and Eastern India
Best Time November till March
The Central India region of Chattisgarh and Bastar is a land of unsurpassed natural beauty and dense tropical forests. Since time immemorial pristine tribal societies have created and sustained delicate rhythms of life in harmony with nature in this region . On coming to this land, one gets an exhilarating sense of coming into something wondrous and untouched. The journey takes us through these regions before going on to East Indian state or Orissa and the world heritage monument of Konark’s sun temple. Some f the important tribes you will encounter will be the Gonds, Baighas, Horn Murias, The Kondhs, Parajas, and the Gadabas. Basically most tribes live of the land but are very different in their customs & traditions. Highlights of the tour include visits to local “Haats” and some villages and famous Chitrakote Falls.
Tour Programme :
Day 1 – 2 Arrive Mumbai or Delhi, Day 3 Flight to Raipur & drive to Kawardha Palace
Day 4 Kawardha Palace & visit tribes, Day 5 – 7 Drive to Kanker and visit tribes & “Haat”
Day 7 – 9 Drive to Jagdalpur & visit tribes. Visit the famous falls of Chitrakote.
Day 9 – 11 Drive through Bastar area to Jeypore & Koraput
Day 11 – Drive to Rayagada & Baliguda and visit some Kondh villages
Day 12 – 13 Drive to Chilika Lake & enjoy water sports
Day 13 – 14 Drive to Konark Sun Temple & Puri
Day 14 – 16 Drive to Bhubaneshwar & visit Udaygiri & Khandagiri rock caves dating back to 1st. Century BC.
Day 16 Departure
Possible extensions :
Darjeeling & Sikkim Tour