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Tribal Treasures and Natural Beauty: Vizag to Raipur

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Duration

7 Nights / 8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Explore the rich tapestry of culture and nature on our “Tribal Treasures and Natural Beauty” journey from Vizag to Raipur. Delve into the vibrant traditions of indigenous tribes, witness the enigmatic Borra Caves, and enjoy the lush landscapes of Araku Valley. Encounter the unique Bonda and Gadaba tribes, while also discovering the wildlife wonders of Kanger Valley National Park. Immerse yourself in this captivating blend of heritage and natural beauty, making unforgettable memories from Vizag to Raipur.

Highlights

  • Explore Vizag's fascinating attractions, including the Kursura Submarine Museum, Visakha Museum, Kali Temple, and Ramakrishna Beach.
  • Journey to Araku Valley and discover the ancient Borra Caves, Tribal Museum, Katiki Waterfalls, Galikonda Viewpoint, and Ananthagiri Coffee Plantations.
  • Immerse yourself in tribal culture as you visit Nandapur, Kunduli's tribal marketplace, and interact with tribes like the Bonda, Sana Parojas, and Malis.
  • Witness the unique customs and traditions of the Bonda and Gadaba tribes in Onukuadelli and Lamtaput village.
  • Experience the lush forests of Kanger Valley National Park, visit the Anthropological Museum in Jagdalpur, explore Chitrakote Waterfall, and discover the heritage of Gadiya Mountain before concluding your journey in Raipur.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 40.9%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 49.2%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 57.1%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 58.8%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 61.2%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 61.8%
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 65.6%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Vizag

Upon arrival at Vizag airport, you'll be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. After checking in (please note that hotel check-in/out time is 12 pm), you can freshen up and relax. Later in the day, you'll embark on a local sightseeing tour. Visit the Kursura Submarine Museum, an intriguing exhibit of a preserved submarine. Explore the Visakha Museum, which showcases the rich history and culture of the region. Pay a visit to the Kali Temple and then head to the picturesque Ramakrishna Beach. You'll spend the night at your hotel in Vizag.

Day 2: Vizag - Araku Valley (120kms)

After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, you'll depart for Araku Valley, a captivating hill station nestled in the Eastern Ghats. Upon reaching Araku, you'll check in at your hotel and have some time to freshen up. Your day in Araku will be filled with exploration. Begin with a visit to the Borra Caves, renowned for their stunning million-year-old formations. Explore the Tribal Museum to gain insights into the indigenous cultures of the region. Don't miss the beautiful Katiki Waterfalls and the scenic Galikonda Viewpoint. Your day ends with a visit to Ananthagiri Coffee Plantations. Enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel and stay overnight in Araku Valley.

Day 3: Araku Valley - Jeypore (145kms)

After breakfast, you'll drive to Jeypore. En route, you'll pass through Nandapur, an ancient town known for its historical significance. Here, you'll see the throne of 32 steps, a structure of great historical importance built during the reign of Vikramaditya. Your journey will continue to Kunduli, one of the largest tribal marketplaces in the region. If your visit coincides with a Friday, you'll have the opportunity to witness the bustling market and interact with local tribes such as the Sana Parojas and Malis. After a day of exploration, you'll arrive in Jeypore, check in at your hotel, enjoy dinner, and spend the night.

Day 4: Jeypore

Today's itinerary takes you on a cultural journey to explore the lives and traditions of the local tribes. After breakfast at your hotel, you'll drive to Onukuadelli, which hosts the weekly marketplace of the Bonda tribe (held on Thursdays). The Bonda women are known for their distinctive silver jewelry and colorful attire. You'll have the chance to observe their unique way of life. Next, you'll head to Lamtaput village, home to the Gadaba Tribe. The Gadaba women are known for their colorful attire and traditional jewelry. You'll gain valuable insights into their customs and traditions. After an enriching day, you'll return to Jeypore, enjoy dinner, and spend the night at your hotel.

Day 5: Jeypore - Jagdalpur (130kms)

After breakfast, your journey continues to Jagdalpur. Along the way, you'll explore the rich forests of the Kanger Valley National Park, known for its diverse wildlife. You may spot animals like tigers, leopards, deer, and various species of birds. Your adventure will include a safari in this lush natural reserve. Later, you'll visit the Anthropological Museum in Jagdalpur to delve deeper into the local culture and heritage. After a day of exploration, you'll check in at your hotel, enjoy dinner, and stay overnight in Jagdalpur.

Day 6: Jagdalpur - Kanker (200kms)

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel in Jagdalpur. Your journey will take you to Kanker, another fascinating destination in Chhattisgarh. Along the way, you'll visit one of the largest tribal markets in Lohandiguda, providing an opportunity to witness the vibrant market scenes and interact with local tribes. In the afternoon, you'll visit the awe-inspiring Chitrakote Waterfall, often referred to as the "Niagara of India," created by the Indravati River. After this enchanting experience, you'll proceed to Kanker, check in at your hotel, enjoy dinner, and spend the night.

Day 7: Kanker - Raipur (130kms)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Kanker before continuing your journey. You'll visit Gadiya Mountain, known for its heritage significance and mysterious caves. Explore this historical site before embarking on the drive to Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. In Raipur, you'll visit the Dudhadhari Math temple, the statue of Swami Vivekananda, and the open-air museum at Purkhouti Muktangan. After a day of exploration, you'll check in at your hotel in Raipur, enjoy dinner, and spend the night.

Day 8: Raipur - Departure

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll be transferred to the airport in Raipur as per your flight schedule. This marks the end of your memorable journey through the culturally rich and diverse landscapes of Eastern India.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 7 Night's accommodation in 4-Star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Mixed 3,4 and 5 Star hotels Visakhapatnam - The Gateway Hotel Beach Road/ The Bheemli Resort Managed By AccorHotels Araku Valley - Haritha Valley Resort Araku/ Haritha Hill Resort Jeypore - Hotel Hello Jeypore/ Hotel Madhumati Jagdalpur - Bastar Jungle Resort (Village Stay) Kanker - Kanker Palace/ Kanker Palace Annexe Raipur - Courtyard by Marriott/ Hyatt Raipur

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