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Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Places to Visit:Delhi - Agra - Umaria - Bandhavgarh - Kanaha - Kawardha - Kanker -jagdalpur - Raipur - Delhi

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

Upon your arrival you will be met and greeted by our The Royal India Journeys representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 02 Delhi
Full day city tour of Delhi covering Qutub Minar, Humayun's tomb and the India Gate in New Delhi and in the old city visit the Jama Masjid, the Red fort and the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi - The Rajghat.

Day 03 Delhi / Agra
Today in the morning drive to Agra via Mathura and Brindavan. In Brindavan visit theISCKON temple and then continue towards the sacred city of Mathura where you see the birthplace of Lord Krishna today transformed into a temple. Overnight in Agra

Day 04 Agra/ Overnight Train To Umaria
Today visit the Taj Mahal - one of the wonders of the modern era and then also visit the Fort in Agrabuilt completely out of red sandstone on the banks of the river Yamuna. Leave by overnight train at 1550 hrs. for Umaria.

Day 05 Umaria / Bandhavgarh

After arriving at Umaria at 0616 hrs., drive to one of the most popular tiger reserves of India to Bandhavgarh. In the afternoon you will undertake a Jeep-ride in the Jungle. Overnite in Hotel

Day 06 BANDHAVGARH / KANHA ( 240 km/ 6-7 hrs.)
An early morning visit to the Jungles again to see the animals and birds.Thereafter drive to Kanha, Overnite in Hotel

Day 07 KANHA
In the morning undertake an elephant joy-ride through the unique landscape of Kanha. In the afternoon enjoy a Jeep safari through the wild terrain of Kanha again.

Day 08 KANHA / KAWARDHA
In the forenoon drive to Kawardha. After checking into the palace, you will have your first exposure of tribal life of the Bastars. Later trip to the surrounding tribal villages.
Overnite in Hotel Kawardha Palace.

Day 09 KAWARDHA / KANKER (251 km / approx 7 hrs.)
Today you drive through the tribal country to Kanker. The countryside will make you feel like being in paradise itself. The virgin and untouched tribal landscape is very fascinating indeed. Explore the verdant surroundings of the palace. Overnite in Hotel Kanker Palace.

Day 10 KANKER / JAGDALPUR (120 km/3 hrs.)
The drive takes you today to the very heartland of the Bastar tribes. Transfer to Hotel. PM Visit the anthropological museums and the surroundings of Jagdalpur.

Day 11 JAGDALPUR
Today you have a full day to explore the different tribal villages, which comprises almost 3/4th of the Bastar population, each with their own indigenous culture of spirits, deities, dialects, customs and food habits.

Day 12 JAGDALPUR
Today you shall get an opportunity to get to know some of the traditional arts and crafts of Bastar, which comprise from wood-craft to terracotta, tribal weaving to Bhatti-chitra (traditional Wall paintings), stone-carving to Bell metal craft, Iron craft and the Bamboo crafts. These crafts reflect the subtle creativity, inventive genius and the imagination of the local craftsmen, who have tried to retain the original purity of perception and core-concepts governing the life styles of their ethos.

Day 13 JAGDALPUR
After familiarizing yourself with the tribal culture, it's now time to explore the Jungles of the tribal belt too! Today you shall therefore spend the day walking through the greens and verdant landscape of the tribal countryside and savour the typical flora and fauna of the region enroute.

Day 14 JAGDALPUR / RAIPUR (220 km/5 hours).
You drive to Raipur today and leave the core tribal areas behind you. Enroute take a diversion (23 km off the main road) to Rajim, which is also known as the Varanasi of Chattisgarh. Overnite in hotel.

Day 15 RAIPUR / DELHI by flight
Transfer to the airport by The Royal India journeys reprentative for flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to a local restaurant for a farewell meal before being transferred to the international airport for your flight back home.

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