Tribes of India (Gond, Korku)


Per Person Rs 54000/ $ 756
8 Days Tour


Itinerary- Tribes of India (Gond, Korku)

  • Day 1:   Mumbai/Delhi to Bhopal by Air, Arrival Bhopal, Transfer to Hotel.

    Arrival Bhopal, Meet and greet by our Company representative, Pick up from Airport and transfer to Hotel, fresh en up and move to visit City of lakes, Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh combines scenic beauty, historicity and modern urban planning. It is situated on the site of an 11th century city, Bhojapal, founded by Raja Bhoja.   Start from Mahaveer Giri, Bada Lake, Lake View, Jama Masjid, Gohar Mahal, Van Vihar, Indra Gandgi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and than Tribal Museum. In the evening visit Shaurya Smarak before 07:00 PM and Birla Mandir before 09:00 PM. In the evening return to hotel for a night stay.  (You can have your dinner at Wind & Waves, restaurant near to Lake). Evening return to Hotel and night stay.

    Tribal Museum 

    Van Vihar

    Birla Mandir

    Shaurya Smarak

    Sair Sapata

     

    12:00 PM to 08:00 PM, Monday Closed

    07:00 AM to 07:15  PM, Friday Closed, Time changes.

    Till 09:00 PM

    12:00 PM to 07:00 PM PM, Wednesday Closed

    11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

     

  • Day 2:   Departure to Betul, Tribal Area. Night Stay.

    The main tribes residing in this zone are Gond, Korku.

    Bhopal to Betul 179 kms, 3-4 Hours.

    After breakfast, at 09:00 AM, Check out from the hotel and departure to Betul by Road, Semi luxury Vehicle, Arrival Betul after 3-4 hours, Check in Hotel and visit places nearby to Betul, Little is known of the early history of the district except that it must have been the centre of the first of the four ancient Gond kingdoms of Kherla, Deogarh, Garha-Mandla and Chanda-Sirpur. According to Ferishta, the Persian historian, these kingdoms engrossed in 1398 all the hills of Gondwana and adjacent countries, and were of great wealth and power. Visit some nearby places and the local market. In the evening return to Hotel for a night stay.

  • Day 3:   Depart to Chhindwara on the way visit BHAINSDEHI and ATNER, Local Tribes.

    Betul to Bhainsdehi 54 kms, Bhainsdehi to Atner 34 Kms, Atner to Chindwara via Multai 161 Kms.

    Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and move to Bhainsdehi and than to Atner, place where you can see the tribes in their natural habitat. All over the District are scattered Monuments and relics of historical interests such as Khedla which was the seat of the Gond Dynasty way back in the 13th century. There are other smaller ports at Asirghad and Bhawarghad in Multai tehisil some caves have been seen which are supposed to be the hiding place of the Pindaries.  In the evening return to Hotel for a night stay.

     Have your Lunch with local tribes/ You can also stay with them. ( Optional)

  • Day 4:   Visit to Chhindwara and places around.

    The main tribes residing in this zone are Bharia, Korku.

    Morning after breakfast move out from the hotel and depart to visit Chhindwara, Prominent tourist s pots in the district include Tribal museum, Devgarh fort, Nadadvari, Hot water spring at Anhoni, Radhadevi caves and Jam Sanvali Temple (near Sousar). In the evening return to Hotel and night Stay.

    Museum Timings & Holidays

    For tourists the visiting timings are as follows:

    1st April to 30th June: 11.30 AM to 6.30 PM

    1st July to 31st March : 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM

    Note: On all government holidays (except Sundays) and on Mondays the Museum remains closed

  • Day 5:   Full day trip to Tamia, Patalkot. On the way visit Chota Mahadev Cave at Tamia.

    Chhindwara to patalkot 62 kms.

    Today a full day trip to Patalkot, on the way at Tamia, 32 kms visit Chota mahadev caves.  'Patalkot' situated in the hilly block 'Tamia' of Chhindwara District,

    has acquired great importance because of its Geographical and Scenic beauty. Patalkot is a lovely land scape located at a depth of 1200-1500 feet in a velley. Because of the great depth at which it is located this place is christened as 'Patalkot' ('Patal menas very deep, in Sanskrit). When one looks down the place sitting at the top of the valley, the place looks like a horse shoe in shape. People belive it as the entrance to 'Patal'. There is one more belief that after worshipping 'Lord Shiva' Prince 'Meghnath' had gone to Patal-lok through this place only. People say that this place was ruled by Kings in 18th and 19th Century and that there was a long tunnel connecting this place to 'Pachmarhi' in Hoshangabad District.

    There are 12 villages and 13 hamlets in this valley, with a total population of 2012 (1017 male and 995 female). Most of the people belong to 'Bharia' and 'Gond' tribes. Because of the inaccessibility of this area, the tribals of this region were totally cut off from the civilised world. But, with the constant efforts being made by the Government, tribal’s of this area started tasting the advantages of adopting civilized life. In the evening return to Hotel and night stay.

  • Day 6:   Morning departure to Madhai.

    Chhindwara to Sohagpur, 164 kms , Sohagpur to Madhai 17kms.

    Today no early morning wake take your own time, check out from the hotel and move to Madhai via Sohagpur, arrival Madhai after 4-5 hours, Check in Resort. Night stay.

  • Day 7:   Morning Visit Madhai.

    Morning after move to visit Madhai, Activities with Local Tribes and Villagers. There are various options to explore Madhai National Park.

    Jungle Safari: Regular jungle safaris run by the eco tourism development committee take you into the heart of the Satpura forests. Sightings of wild life are common and offer great opportunity for photographers. Separate fee is charged for the still and video cameras by the forest department.

    Elephant Safari:  Elephant safaris in the dense Satpura jungle give you a rare experience of a lifetime. The thrill of exploring the forest trekking the tiger in dense areas are thrilling to say the least. The chances of rare wild life sightings are very high as the elephant can walk deep within the forest with almost complete silence, at times so close to the wild life that it will send shivers up your spine.

    Backwater Rides: Motorboats available from the eco tourism development committee in Madhai take you on back water rides on chargeable basis. Sighting of wild life and migratory birds is very good and gives you great photo opportunities.

    Bird watching:  Our nature guide will take you to the edge of the river Denwa and help you identify some of the rarest of migratory bird species that flock the waters just in front of our resort. In fact, you can sit in your balcony reading a book on water birds, and at the same time sight them through a binocular. The guide can also take you to the adjacent forests and help you identify and click more birds.

    Village Tours:  Located in the tribal forest village of Sarangpur, Madhai Wild Life Resort offers you a unique opportunity to experience and photograph the tribal lifestyle of the Satpuras. Our guides will take you to their fields, plantations and homes, help you talk to them, understand their faith and art, and hear tales of the forest from those who once lived in it.

  • Day 8:   Transfer to …Airport/ Railway station……. Tour Concludes

    Morning at 09:00 AM after breakfast check out from the hotel depart to Airport/ Railway station……. Take onward flight to your country. Tour Concludes with great memories of Tribal side of India…

    Your Tour Conclude with fascinating memories of Tribes of Madhya Pradesh like Bharia, Korku etc…

    Flights Available and there timings as on date

    Madhya Pradesh is well connected by Air with other state of India. There are total 5 Airports in Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Khajuraho. Bhopal and Indore are very well connected with Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and other major cities. Gwalior, Jabalpur and Khajuraho have connecting flights from different-different cities. 

    Trains Available and there timings as on date

    The major cities of Madhya Pradesh like Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Khajuraho, Rewa, Ujjain etc. are very well connected by train from all major state and Cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad etc.

    Buses Available and there timings as on date

    Madhya Pradesh is directly connected by Rajasthan, Gujrat, Maharatshtra, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh by road/ Bus Services.

Inclusions

  • Local Traveling and Sightseeing by AC Innova/ Scorpio Equipped with LCD, Air Freshener, Tissue Papers, News Papers, Magazine, Mobile Charger, Green Carpet, Hand Sanitizer, First Aid Kit, 1 Mineral water bottle per day and more. (SUV’S only)
  • 1 time Toll Tax of any route.
  • 1 time parking Charges of any spot.
  • Driver Allowance, Night charges.
  • Local Tribe/representative/Villager throughout the tour.
  • English speaking guide when ever and where ever required.
  • In case of a group more than 8 guests, tribal/traditional dance will be arranged at any village.
  • Package rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Meals includes: 07 Breakfasts + 7 Dinners
  • 2 major meals with local tribes. (local cuisine prepared by tribes at their houses)
  • 1 Night stay at Bhopal on Double Occupancy.
  • 1 Night stay in Betul Double Occupancy.
  • 3 Night stay in Chhindwara Double Occupancy.
  • 2 Night stay in Madhai Double Occupancy.
  • Rates calculated on the basis of minimum 2 passengers travelling together.
  • If possible stay of 2 days in houses of Tribes or Villagers.
  • Classes on Traditional Handicraft making technique and Farming etc.
  • Involvement in preparation of local cuisine.

Exclusions

  • Taxes.
  • Airfare, Rail Reservations.
  • Personal expenses or personal entertainment will be paid by client.
  • Any deviation from route plan.
  • Boating Charges, Gypsy Charges Charges at Pachmarhi for some spots like Jatashankar, Church, Bee fall, Lunch Parasailing, Reechgarh, Dhoopgarh and Safari charges at Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench or any other national park.
  • Amusement Park charges, National Park, Entry Tickets, Museum Entry Tickets will be directly paid by client. Camera Charges.
  • Anything other than mentioned in Includes.

Cancellation and Payment Policy

  • Request to pay 50% advance at the time of booking, In case of Air package, 50% of Land package cost and full amount of Air Tickets cost should be paid as an advance. Balance/Final payment 5 days prior to the date of commencement on Tour.
  • In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing or by text.
  • Air Tickets/Rail Tickets/Cruise Tickets/Bus Tickets cancellation charges will be applicable as per company norms.
  • Cancellation before 30 days from the date of departure will attract charges of 10% of Package cost as services charges. From the booking date till 30 days prior to the departure date, 30 % of the package cost is chargeable, From 30 days to 15 days 50 %, From 15 days to 7 days 75 % and for cancellations made within 5 days prior to the departure date, 100% of the package cost is chargeable. (May vary from Hotel to Hotel)
  • In case of peak season bookings there will be separate cancellation policy as applicable by Hotels and Transporters.

Terms and Conditions

  • Mostly there are no AC rooms at Hill Station destinations.
  • All national Parks remain closed during rainy seasons.
  • If Room heaters are required client need to pay extra cost for the same.
  • Some hotels my charge extra for driver/servant stay and food so please instruct driver to manage on his own as we have already paid them night charges and driver Batta, still if you want to Tip him it will be your generosity.
  • In cabs AC will be non operational in Hilly areas due to safety issue.
  • Please note that there are some places at hill station where vehicles are not allowed. You have to manage sightseeing of that place by your own.
  • Parking is always a big problem at hill stations, so sometimes drivers have to Park the vehicle away from the hotel. Please ring your driver 1 hour prior leaving the hotel.
  • Please maintain the timing as per the itinerary so as to avoid chaos.
  • Planet Dreamz will not be responsible for civil disturbances, theft, accidents, natural calamities, traffic jam, delay train/bus/airplane and other such incidents beyond human control.

Things to be known

  • Please carry a handy water bottle and a backpack which can be used at the time of excursion and local visit, Medicine if required any, First Aid kit, Contact Details of Guardian, Sports Shoes, Torch.
  • Carry copies of your ID’s and other travel documents.
  • Leave a copy of your Air / Rail Tickets at home and at travel agent office.
  • Advisable to shop at the Govt. Emporia/Fixed Price Shops to ensure quality and reasonable prices.
  • Check power voltage before using electrical instruments (220/240 V are available in India).
  • Keep your valuables in hotel lockers/safe deposit vaults.
  • You are advised to contact the nearest India Tourism Office/State Govt. Tourist Office or Government approved Travel Agents/Tour Operators for local sightseeing and excursion tours.
  • Fast Trains/Intercity express are available between several tourist centers. Consult the Railway Information Office or India Tourism Office/State Govt. Tourist Office.
  • Always hire a Govt. approved tourist guide who invariably carries an identity card.
  • Check about photography permissions/video filming at any monument. Contact the nearest India Tourism Office/State Govt. Tourist Office
  • Change money only at the Authorised Foreign Exchange Outlets/Banks/Hotels and insist on receipt for money changed.
  • For guide map of the city/tourist information, contact the nearest India Tourism Office/State Govt. Tourist Office
  • Observe local tradition/customs while visiting religious places..
  • There is prohibition on liquor in a few states. Check details from the nearest Tourism Office about the same.
  • Smoking not allowed in public places and vehicles in some states.
  • Do not buy goods from road side unless and until you feel satisfied.
  • Don't encourage beggars.
  • Don't accept food/drinks from strangers.
  • Export of Indian Currency is banned.
  • Don't be coerced into shopping by touts/guides/cab/taxi drivers or strangers.
  • Don't buy articles made from rare/endangered species of animals which are banned.

Law and Jurisdiction

  • For all complaints, suits, claims or disputes of whatsoever nature relating to any products offered by The Travel Planners, will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of Court of Bhopal, M.P.

Personal Property

  • Your personal property, including baggage, is your own responsibility at all times, unless any loss or damage is due to our negligence or failure to carry out our responsibility.

Note

Package rates are subject to change without prior notice due to any unavoidable issues like Hike in entrance fees of monuments / museums, Taxes, fuel cost or guide charges etc.

Check-in 12:00 noon and check-out time 11:00 A.M & room allotment on sight as per the availability. (May vary from Hotel to Hotel)