Ever wondered what would happen if a monk is given the Tiger traits. He would be effortlessly in tune with the rhythms and motions of his surroundings. He would have his secret lair where he would love spending time in solitude. This Itinerary undoubtedly is a mix of spiritualism, sufism and the Tigers. The challenge it poses would be to imbibe what you learn on this trip in your real life. A well known Indian Sufi poet Kabir in 16th century spent a lot of time in Kawardah, on his name this place is also known as Kabirdham. Amazing temples of Amarkantak and slow life of Jagdalpur. Add the tiger touch of Achanakmar and the godly space of Lakshmana Temple. Listen to Chitrakut waterfall and see the mist rising from the bottom. Connect to your inner visions which compel you to reach your full Potential in all areas of your life.
Sketch Itinerary :
Raipur | Kawardha | Bhoramdeo | Amarkantak | Sirpur | Barnawapara | Jagdalpur
Trip Type :
Leisurely and Nature Explorer
All tours are Tailor -made, take help of our tour specialist to plan. We will carefully design your trip into a detailed itinerary complete with country facts, maps, a price and accommodation and time in your hand and share your budget as per your choice. We'll keep perfecting your itinerary until you're completely happy and ready to book, at which point you pay your initial deposit.
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What's Included :
What's Excluded :
Please note that any changes in entrance fees or government taxes will be payable extra and the same will be advised to you if applicable
On arrival at the Raipur airport, start for Kawardha (135 kms/2 hrs) by road. On arrival check in to the Royal Palace. Rest of the day free for leisure.
Dinner and overnight at the Kawardha Palace.
After morning breakfast, proceed for the picturesque Satpura maikal hills, where the famous Boramdeo temple is located. It is well known for its breathtaking erotic carvings on the rock. All carvings were hands done in the 11th Century AD. Later in the day take your leisure time to explore the structures of Cherki Mahal and Madwa Mahal followed by the tribal haat (it's a weekly market) or the tribal village. Return to hotel in the evening, have your dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast and check out from hotel proceed for Achanakmar Tiger Reserve by road ( 200 km/ 4 hrs). Find yourself exploring the country side and experienceing the villages lifestyle and culture. On arrival check into Sal Valley Resort. The resort has a blend of all the modern amenities and pure ethnic village styled setting and architecture. Relax at your leisure time at the resort with peace and tranquility.
Dinner and overnight at the resort.
Wake up early in the morning and trek in to the surrounding jungles and explore the "Baiga" tribal villages or you also have an option to enjoy a game drive inside the Achanakmar tiger reserve. Enjoy a tasteful breakfast at the resort and then proceed for a full day excursion to the holy city of Amarkantak. Picnic lunch. Return back to the resort in the evening.
Overnight at the resort.
Have your breakfast and check out from Sal Valley Resort and proceed for Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary. Check in to your resort and if comfortable, get ready for a game safari to Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary else just relax and enjoy a nature walk around the resort.
Dinner and overnight stay at the resort at Barnawapara.
Early morning get ready for your morning safari at Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary and explore flora and fauna of the park. The biodiversity of park will be a great photography experience. Return to the resort, After breakfast start your afternoon with a full day sightseeing excrusuin of Sirpur.
One of the most important archaeological favoured sites in Central India where you will see the history being discovered as the excavations are still in progress. Visit Lakshamana Temple which is known for its longest survival being a brick made temple in India. Return to the resort in the evening and relax.
Dinner and overnight stay at the resort.
After breakfast check out of the resort and proceed for Jagdalpur. On arrival, check in to hotel. Relax and get ready for your trip to Chitrakote waterfalls. Explore the thunderous waterfall which is the only horse shoe ( U ) shaped waterfall in India and is looks almost like Niagaras. Later in the evening return back to hotel.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jagdalpur.
Have an early breakfast as to start for the Kanger Valley National Park (40 kms / 1 hr). En route visit the Bastar Hill Myna at the Forest School at Jagdalpur.Start your journey of Kanger Valley National Park - Jagdalpur by exploring the breathtaking Kutumsar caves which have natural stalactite and stalagmite formations. Then visit the refreshing seven tier Teerathgarh waterfalls. Enjoy your packed picnic lunch at the waterfall. Return for hotel. In the evening visit the Danteshwari Devi temple at the Bastar Palace and explore the local markets of Jagdalpur city on foot.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jagdalpur.
After breakfast check out of the hotel and return for Raipur (300kms/5 hrs). En route visit the handicrafts centre at Kondagaon. On arrival at Raipur, transfer to the Airport to take your flight.
Trip Note :
Vaccinations.. There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is slight but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Some of our India trips spend time at altitude. In regions over approx. 2000m, there is low to no risk of mosquito-borne diseases. For trips going to altitudes of over 3000m there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatize to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected.
Eating & drinking
Breakfast are included in all hotel as per itinerary. You should allow around USD 8 -12 per day for lunch and USD15 -20 for dinner (when not included). However your all meals are included in national park at your lodge or hotel. You can eat out very economical in India, but if you go to the more expensive restaurants, you will spend more than the suggested amount. In Cities Like, Mumbai, Jaipur, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra and Delhi there is a good choice of restaurants and a choice between Indian and Western style food. If you are a vegetarian India is probably one of the best destinations to travel to with a wide range of veg. dishes on offer; whilst at the national parks there are usually some non spicy curries but these are in limited supply. Tea and soft drinks are very expensive. We advise for drinking use only packed drinking water / Mineral water however in most of the lodge/or hotel have purified water available and they use purified water for cooking as well. A (large!) bottle of beer is approx. USD 5-7. Mineral water is widely available.
Weather & seasonality
September to April is the ideal time to visit these areas of all over India. Days are normally warm to hot and nights cool or mild. Humidity is very low and little or some rain shower can be expected now day due to climate change. In March/April and September/October it can get very hot during the day. Evenings at the game parks can be surprisingly cool, so bring a jumper or lightweight fleece as well as sun hat, sun cream and sunglasses. It gets very cold in the early mornings and evenings especially during the open safari jeep or bus between December and February and you should be prepared for this. You should bring additional warm clothing such as good fleece jackets, gloves and a scarf as it can drop to near freezing
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Luxury Experience :
Convert this tour into luxurious private journey by accommodating yourself in the cosseting embrance of a collection
of luxury wildlife resorts. Add luxury heritage hotels at other cities also.