Pre-tour extension: 3-Day Varanasi or 3-Day Ellora & Ajanta Caves
Post-tour extension: 4-Day Calcutta
Do remote jungle palaces and colorful tribal festivals sound exciting? Join us on an eye-opening journey through India’s cultural heartland. Escape from Lutyen’s Delhi with its stately buildings to Orissa’s living temples, vibrant tribes, rich diverse art forms and pristine shoreline. Enjoy birdlife at Chilka Lake, the sacred Jagannath Temple in Puri, and the Sun Temple at Konark – perhaps India’s best-preserved temple. Meet the shy Bonda (naked) women covered with colorful beads, heavy silver jewelry and little else. Seek out the Gadaba, Maria, and Bhattra tribes in their distinctive costumes bartering at their local markets. Cross the border to the unexplored Chhattisgarh region – a living museum of tribal culture.
Visit a weekend market where few westerners have ventured, to join the Murias in their dances, complete with bison horned masks and drums. Observe the skillful Dhurbas make pottery and tribal crafts from bamboo, terra cotta and wrought iron. Stay in a gorgeous jungle palace and learn to cook authentic Indian food with the jolly Maharaja, while he regales you with stories of a lost era. Nature enthusiasts can explore Kanger Valley National Park and hike to nearby villages to meet the friendly tribes in their own environment
Enjoy the 11th century lakeside capital of Bhopal, transformed into a city of artists and musicians by the Moguls in the 14th century. Marvel at massive hilltop “Museum of Man” with exhibits of India’s indigenous minorities and view the earliest Buddhist stupa in the world in Sanchi, exquisitely crafted in stone. In Mumbai tour Gandhi’s house, stay at a gorgeous historic hotel, enjoy innovative cuisine and shop for delicate embroidery, textiles and jewelry in this cosmopolitan city of high finance and Bollywood.
We will arrange the restricted area permits required.
Mumbai * Bhubaneshwar * Puri * Tribal Villages & Markets of Orissa & Madhya Pradesh
February 10 - 23, 2021 (Sadhu Festival)
October 4 – 22, 2021 (Dusshera Festival)
2020 Land: $5570 per person (6+ members)
2020 Single Supplement: $1590
Ajunta & Ellora extension From: $1220 (Land & Internal Air)
Varanasi extension From: $1070
(Land & Internal Air)
Calcutta extension From: $1450
(Land & Internal Air)
Moderate / strenuous. For the adventurous! Special local festival
Top: Louis Kravitz
Bottom: Kathleen J. Kravitz
Is a U.S. tour operator specializing in Small Group and Custom Luxury Tours throughout Asia since 1986. An Asia specialist - pioneering Cultural and Study tours to focus on hidden cultures, tribes, festivals and multi-country luxury trips! We are primarily referral based – proof of our dedication to clients' satisfaction.
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