Bastar Dussehra 2019

Bastar, Chhattisgarh during the festival of Dussehra. As of now, this is a fixed departure trip – from 04 – 11 October 2019, which has been planned to give you the best experience of Dussehra and Bastar.

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Travel Plan

  • Day 014th October 2019 (Friday)
    Welcome to the land of surprises. Having arrived at Raipur, set ahead with your backpacks to Dhamtari, surrounded by the Satpura ranges.
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    Visit Gangrel Dam, the longest and the biggest reservoir of Chhattisgarh, located on river Mahanadi. Explore the village inhabited by majorly Kamar tribe who are traditionally trained in medicine. Get amazed to witness their traditional health care knowledge.
    Overnight stay at a Homestay, Dhamtari
  • Day 025th October 2019 (Saturday)
    Early morning trek to the lush forests of Dhamtari which are rich in medicinal plants. The secrets behind the use of ethnomedicine practised by the tribes of Dhamtari will amaze you. Get to know the medicinal herbs and plants in the unique biodiversity. Drive to the tribal land of Bastar.
    Overnight stay at a Budget Hotel, Jagdalpur
  • Day 036th October 2019 (Sunday)
    Visit Danteshwari Temple to seek the blessings of the presiding deity of Bastar. Head further to explore the premises of Bastar Palace, where the royal family who plays an important role in Bastar Dussehra, still resides. Get to know all the elements of the longest festival in the world, Bastar Dussehra. Drive to one of the interior villages in Kanger Valley National Park. Spend your full day in a village excursion to understand the lifestyle of the tribals of Bastar region.
    Overnight stay at an interior village
  • Day 047th October 2019 (Monday)
    Spend your whole day exploring the village dominated by one of the most primitive tribes, the Gond, of Central India. See their minimalistic lifestyle and organic farming practices. By evening, drive to Jagdalpur to be a part of one of the most exciting rituals of Bastar Dussehra.
    Mawli Parghav, the most awaited ritual of Bastar Dussehra, witnesses the presence of almost 300 Anga dev and doli (local gods and goddesses) in the premises of Danteshwari Temple. Witness the energetic aura of the festival.
    Overnight stay at a Budget Hotel, Jagdalpur
  • Day 058th October 2019 (Tuesday)
    Drive to Kanger Valley National Park, one of the densest forest covers of Central India.
    Explore Tirathgarh Waterfalls which cascades down the rocky structures and form seven waterfalls in itself. Luxuriate in the ambience of Tirathgarh which also has a historical significance. Rejuvenate your senses with the view of this cascading beauty.
    Visit a local artisan to see the detailed work of belmetal handicrafts making in the process. Also, do not miss the chance to be part of cockfighting nearby in the local market.
    Drive to Jagdalpur. Enjoy the beauty of the largest man-made lake of Chhattisgarh, Dalpat Sagar, constructed by the then ruling king. Visit Amcho Bastar Bazaar, an emporium of handicrafts and local products of Bastar to buy some souvenirs for your loved ones. Get set for the midnight ritual of Bheetar Raini, when the giant Dussehra chariot is stolen by the tribe and taken away from the royal king of Bastar.
    Overnight stay at a Budget Hotel, Jagdalpur
  • Day 069th October 2019 (Wednesday)
    Drive to the gigantic waterfall, Chitrakote and get captivated by its sublime beauty. Have an adventurous start of your day by being a part of the trek to a beautiful waterfall. Get behind the waterfall to see the magic of water veil. Have some fun while boating in thetraditional boats used by local fishermen. Visit Narayanpal Temple, the only temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Bastar. The magnificent architectural style of this temple allures the spectators. Explore some of the less unexplored waterfalls and spend your time at the valley with a panoramic view. Camp under the open sky with bonfire and music for enchantment. The light atmosphere turns magical with the bonfire.
    Overnight stay at Chitrakote Adventure Camp
  • Day 0710th October 2019 (Thursday)
    Drive to Barsoor to explore the heritage city. The temples and ruins dating from the Nagwanshi era present at Barsoor can be explored through the Heritage Trail. Explore the beautiful Sathdhar Waterfalls, where river Indravati and its seven distributaries form the waterfall. Drive to one of the most sought out adventurous destinations of Chhattisgarh, Dholkal. Relax at the base camp with the mountain view, bonfire and traditional cuisine to savour in.
    Overnight stay at Dholkal Jungle Camp
  • Day 0811th October 2019 (Friday)
    Have the thrill of the adventuresome trek through the thick forest cover of Dholkal. The idol of Lord Ganesha is situated on a hilltop at the height of 3000 feet. The time and person behind its establishment is still a mystery to date. Trekking through the lush green forests would give the much-required adrenaline rush to complete the last 200 metres patch of the trek. Bid adios to the land of surprises crossing through the hairpin bends of Keshkal Valley, with a lot of memories to cherish for the lifetime. Drive back to Raipur.
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    Departure as per schedule.

Inclusions

  • All travel (from Raipur to Raipur – in an Innova)
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis (7 Nights at the said locations)
  • All meals – Vegetarian. Local food ( Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner,
  • starting from Breakfast of Day 1 to Lunch of Day 8)
  • Guide (Hindi)
  • Trip Leader
  • Trekking
  • Heritage Trail
  • Entry and parking charges
  • Village visit
  • Boating
  • Tribal Dance (one time)
  • Local Bastar Beverage (one time)

Exclusions

  • Travel to and from Raipur
  • Bottled water of any kind
  • Food – Dinner of Day 8
  • Camera charges at Kanger Valley National ParkBeverages
  • Tribal dance
  • Insurance
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Shopping
  • Any other cost not mentioned above

Package Cost

Rs. 36,000*/- per head
(*Includes 5% GST)

Inclusions

  • The Itinerary
    This itinerary is sort of a broad plan of the 8 full days you will spend exploring the region. We may tweak the same, in bits and pieces, based on the group’s requirement. Whatever we do, we assure you that the experience will be complete and superlative!
  • Village stay
    The overnight stay in a remote village on day 03 is very, very basic. The hosts are tribals who have opened the doors of their home to travellers. We will not be able to offer you luxuries, not even a bathroom. This stay is as close to rustic village life as is possible. Should you wish to avoid staying here, we’ll host you in another village homestay, which is also basic, but has a toilet.
  • Trip Leader
    In addition to a guide, the group is led by Trip Leader, Ritu. She is the founder of our company and an avid traveller. She keeps the group together as a cohesive unit while looking after individual needs (even whims, sometimes).

Exclusions

  • Hotels in Jagdalpur
    This is that time of the year when hotels run packed in Jagdalpur, and that’s why we have chosen budget properties.
    Should you wish to stay in premium hotel in Jagdalpur, your package cost will be Rs. 39,000/- But hotels are strictly subject to availability so early booking is highly recommended.
  • Payment Terms
    75% package cost in advance and 25% two weeks prior to departure. Cancellation rules apply.
  • Ways to Reach Raipur
    Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh. There are direct flights from all cities of India to Raipur. There are also many trains.
    Do write back with your queries.
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