Come and experience the world famous and the world’s longest festival, Bastar Dussehra with the only travel startup of the region which focuses on sustainable tourism through a community-based approach.
The package is designed in a way to provide you one power-packed week of experiencing the festivities of Bastar Dussehra, along with exploring the hidden jewels of the region, like Chitrakote Waterfall (the widest waterfall of India), Kanger Valley National Park, Tirathgarh Waterfall, etc.
Not only will you get to see the natural wonders of the region, but also get to interact with various indigenous tribes of Central India, like Gond, Dhurva, Bhatra, Bison Horn Maria, etc. You will experience the tribal way of life up-close and will learn about the ancient art and crafts of these people.
You will live like a local and will taste the tribal food.
Come to have an experience of a lifetime!!
Package for whom?
- Adventure Enthusiasts
- Nature Lovers
- Tribal Culture Enthusiasts
- Experiential Travel Seekers
- History Lovers
- Art & Craft Lovers
About Bastar Dussehra
When entire India burns the Ravan idol during Dussehra, the people of Bastar, Chhattisgarh celebrates Dussehra in a totally different and unique way. Bastar Dussehra is not only the world-famous festival but also the longest festival in the world of almost 75 days.
Bastar Dussehra starts and ends by worshipping Devi Danteshwari, the presiding deity of Dantewada. Devi Danteshwari is considered a form of Maa Durga and is one among the 52 Shakti peethas.
Bastar Dussehra is the festival of cultural rituals and the meeting place of numerous devi-devata. The continuation of rituals for 600 years without any discord have made the festival unique in itself.
History about Bastar Dussehra says, Raja Purushottam Dev Maharaja offered emeralds to Jagannath Puri and got the title of Rathapati. After being coronated in 1408 and coming back from Puri, Raja Purushottam Dev ordered the construction of a chariot of 16 wheels, then gave 4 wheels for the construction of Lord Jagannath’s chariot and constructed a chariot from the wheels left.
The second chariot was constructed with 4 wheels. Once 7 chariots were used to move during Dussehra, among which one chariot was of Lord Jagannath. Now 3 chariots take the procession. These rituals add uniqueness to Bastar Dussehra.
A huge procession where the local people pulls the chariot on the final day of the festival is the hallmark of the unique festival.
Come and be part of the celebrations!
Places covered in the package
- Kanger Valley National Park
Attractions covered in the package
- Bastar Dussehra
- Chitrakote Waterfall (Niagara Falls of India)
- Tirathgarh Waterfall
- Narayanpal Temple
- Danteshwari Temple
- Tamda Ghumar
- Mehndri Ghumar
- Bastar/Jagdalpur Palace
- Anthropology Museum
- Tribal Markets
- Purkhauti Muktangan
- Belmetal, Wrought Iron and Kaudi Art
Accommodation: On double/triple sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (vegetarian & tribal food)
Travel: Innova (AC) from Raipur to Jeypore drop
Guide, Parking and Entry charges
Local Bastar beverage (specify the quantity)
Guided Market excursion
One Gypsy ride at Kanger Valley National Park
Boating at Chitrakote (in case water level is high, boating may not be allowed)
Adventure sports at Chitrakote waterfalls
Camera Charges at Kanger Valley National Park
Anything, not specifically mentioned in the package, is excluded
In the unfortunate event of any cancellation of your booking, we must be notified of the same in writing. In the absence of any request for cancellation of booking, 100% of the booking amount will be considered as cancellation amount and no amount will be refunded under any circumstances.
In case a written request for cancellation of booking is made, following cancellation charges will be levied, based on the date of receipt of such written request:
- If a written request for cancellation of booking is received 60 days before the tour date, 10% of the booking amount will be deducted as cancellation charges;
- If a written request for cancellation of booking is received 30 days before the tour date, 20% of the booking amount will be deducted as cancellation charges;
- If a written request for cancellation of booking is received 15 days before the tour date, 30% of the booking amount will be deducted as cancellation charges;
- If a written request for cancellation of booking is received 7 days before the tour date, 50% of the booking amount will be deducted as cancellation charges;
- If a written request for cancellation of booking is received within 7 days before the tour date, 100% of the booking amount will be deducted as cancellation charges, and no amount will be refunded.