Duration: 9 Days
Places to Visit: Raipur – Gangrel – Jagdalpur – Kanger Valley National Park – Kondagaon – Achanakmar Biosphere Reserve – Amarkantak – Raipur
Day 1. Arrive New Delhi
On arrival at the airport you will be met by a Nature Safari India representative and transferred to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure or optional sightseeing can be arranged. Overnight in New Delhi.
Day 2. Gangrel
Morning transfer to the airport to board a flight to Raipur. Meet our executive at Raipur airport and transfer to Gangrel (86 km/2 hrs) by road. Check in to the Guest House. Enjoy the serene waters of the Gangrel Reservoir situated on the river Mahanadi. Dinner and overnight stay at the Guest House, Gangrel.
Day 3. Jagdalpur – Kanger Valley National Park
After breakfast, check out of the Guest House and proceed to Jagdalpur by road (250 km/5 hrs). Enjoy the beautiful countryside and the lush green forests. On arrival check in to the Guest House, Asna. After lunch and some rest, proceed for ChitrakoteWaterfalls (50 km/1 hr). Enjoy the splendid beauty of the waterfalls. Spend your evening by the falls and after sunset view the waterfalls in flood lights (if operational). Return back to Jagdalpur. Dinner and overnight at the Guest House, Asna.
Day 4. Kanger Valley National Park
After an early breakfast start for the Kanger Valley National Park (48 km/1 hr). En route visit the Bastar Hill Myna at the Forest School at Jagdalpur. The Bastar Hill Myna is an endangered species and can mimic the human voice. At the Kanger Valley National Park visit the refreshing seven tier Teerathgarh Waterfalls and mysterious Kutumsar Caves. Enjoy your picnic lunch at the waterfall and then return toJagdalpur. In the evening explore the local markets and visit the Danteshwari Devi Temple at the Bastar Palace. Dinner and overnight at the Guest House, Asna.
Day 5. Kondagaon – Gangrel
After breakfast, check out of the Guest House and start back for Gangrel. En route visit the Handicrafts Village at Kondagaon. You can see the handicrafts being made by the local tribes and can also purchase them. On arrival at Gangrel, check in to the Guest House. Evening free for leisure activities. Dinner and overnight at the Guest House.
Day 6. Gangrel – Achanakmar Biosphere Reserve
After breakfast drive to the Resort on the fringes of the Achanakmar Biosphere Reserve (300 km/6 hrs). Enjoy an evening nature trail around the Resort. Dinner and overnight at the Resort.
Day 7. Amarkantak
Early morning jungle safari in Achanakmar Biosphere Reserve. After breakfast enjoy a full day excursion to Amarkantak Hill Station, a Holy destination and the origin of the River Narmada. Enjoy a packed lunch on the bank of the river and spend the day exploring places. By sunset drive back to the Resort and enjoy a camp fire (not in summer) and dinner. Overnight at Resort.
Day 8. AchanakmarBiosphere Reserve – Raipur
Early morning jungle safari in the Achanakmar Biosphere Reserve. Lunch in Resort before driving to Raipur (210 km/4 hrs) to board a flight to New Delhi.
Day 9. Fly back home
Transfer to International Airport at appropriate time to board a flight back home.
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