Chhattisgarh Cultural Tour
Chhattisgarh, that translates into “36 Forts” is a state rich with natural resources. This destination is a perfect vacation for all those who yearn for breathtaking views. Its beauty, mesmerizing waterfalls, historical significance and culture is why you should visit this place. We at Trikon invite you to explore a jewel hidden in Chhattisgarh, called BASTAR. Bastar has many things to offer for the traveler. It’s home to India’s widest waterfall – Chitrakote, it is blessed with a dense forest cover– Kanger National Valley Park. Did you know? Chitrakote is referred to as India's Niagara Falls. Bastar has one of the lengthiest caves in India – The Kotumsar cave. In-fact, its history dates back to Ramayana when lord Rama with his family spent time here during the exile at Tirathgarh and most importantly, the primitive indigenous tribal “The Gonds”, “The Madiyas”, “The Dhurwas” that live here in the lap of nature. All this can be seen and experienced over a weekend tour package at an Unexplored destination of India – “The Bastar.”
Date : 04th July to 07th July 2019
Day 0 (03rd July Wednesday Night)
Meet the Trikon Team at LTT and Board the Train 12151 Samarasta SF Express at 8.30 pm.
Day 1 (04th July Thursday) – Reaching Raipur
We reach Raipur around 4 pm and head towards Chitrakote in a Traveler. We enjoy our 7 hours journey to Chitrakote.
Day 2 (05th July Friday) – A trip to mesmerizing waterfalls and Goncha festival celebrations.
Chitrakote village has surprises filled with adventures. We visit the Chitrakote waterfall - India’s widest falls which will leave you awestruck! Then we visit the historical Narayanpal temple and the beautiful tribal memory pillars. In the afternoon we embrace the culture by witnessing the famous Goncha festival of Bastar. The Goncha Festival is also popularly known as the Chariot Festival probably because it is celebrated at a time when the Hindus celebrate Rath Yatra. There are several customs that are associated with this Chhattisgarh Festival. Goncha is actually a kind of fruit. The tribal people make a pistol using tukki or bamboo. As is evident, it is just a mock weapon that is constructed by them to follow the tradition of the tribe. The fruit Goncha is likewise used as a bullet. They use the pistol and the bullet, actually a bamboo stick cut in the shape of a pistol and a fruit to strike each other. The intention is not to hurt each other but to just be a part of a mock encounter. It is a source of unlimited joy for them. They find it very thrilling and exciting.
Day 3 (06th July Saturday) – Adventure Trekking to Unexplored Destination.
We will visit the cascading Tirathgarh waterfall at Kanger Valley National Park early morning. The Tirathgarh waterfall is a block type waterfall on the Kanger River. After breakfast get ready to trek in one of India’s dense forest at Kanger Valley National park. It is one of the most beautiful and dense national park of India. This destination is a paradise of biodiversity, lush green and sprawling landscapes, magnificent waterfalls. It is also well known for subterranean geomorphologic limestone caves. We see 5 waterfalls in a row. We will be spending time in a local market in the evening to understand more about the culture of the place. At night we leave for Raipur. Overnight journey to Raipur.
Day 4 (07th July Sunday) – We board a train from Raipur at 11.30 am
Overnight Journey in the train
Day 5 (08th July Monday) – Reach Mumbai around 06:00 am
Things to Carry
- Identity Card
- 2 ltrs water bottles
- Torch with new cells
- Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
- Snacks & biscuits
- Extra sets of clothes
- Clean napkin or towel
- Raincoat/ Poncho/ Windcheater (Avoid umbrella
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf
- Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
- Camera (optional)
- Please carry personal medicines if any
- Hand Sanitizer
- Protective pouch
- Mosquito repellent
★ Avoid wearing precious Jewelry on event, as Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
★ Missing the train means missing the event, no refunds would be entertained by Trikon
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Anybody found consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health – Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.
What is included in the tour
- Non AC Sleeper train tickets – Mumbai to Raipur and return
- Transportation from Raipur to Raipur for sightseeing
- Activities – Trekking
- Accommodation – 2 nights – Camping at Chitrakote village and dormitory stay at Tirathgarh
- Food: All meals from Day 1 dinner to Day 4 breakfast. One day Bastar traditional food. All Veg meals.
- Entry, guide charges at Kanger Valley National Park
What is NOT included in the tour
- Camera charges at Kanger Valley National Park
- Bottled drinking water, soft drinks etc
- Any other cost which is not mentioned in the package.
- Boating in Chitrakote (The same is not allowed during rainy season)
- 5% GST
- Chitrakote Falls which are also known as India's Niagara Falls
- Breath-taking Tirathgarh waterfalls.
- Celebrate Goncha festival during Rath Yatra with the locals.
- Visit the historical Narayanpal temple and witness the Indian heritage
- Trek in one of India’s densest forests at Kanger Valley National park