Goncha Festival Tour - 3 Days

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Overview

Goncha festival of Bastar is celebrated in its original form as in Gundicha festival of Jagannathpuri, Odisha. Adorned with brightly coloured clothes and beautiful flowers, the 22 idols from Jagannath temple along with the royal family of Bastar are taken in procession in 3 chariots around the town of Jagdalpur.

Another attraction that adds to the uniqueness of Bastar Goncha is the tradition of Tupki-the ‘Guard of Honour’ to Lord Jagannath. The tradition of Tupki is noted in Jagdalpur only in our entire country and the world. In Bastar, a mockery gun is referred to as Tupak. Tupki is derived from the word ‘Tupak’. The colourful Tupki is made from the hollow bamboo, palm leaves and coloured paper.

Join us for experiencing this extravagant cultural festival !

Highlights

  • Sight Seeing
  • Tukki making
  • Indigenous craft making
  • Storytelling
  • Village visit
  • Goncha Festival rituals, tradition and storytelling
  • Eco-homestay experience
  • Heritage walk
  • Local cuisine
  • Camping and Bonfire

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Visit the three tiered Tirathgarh Waterfalls, rejuvenate your senses with the view of this cascading beauty. Observe the largest tribal market, find organic grains and indigenous seeds, come across some of the beautifully woven bamboo baskets and bell metal handicrafts. There on part in the celebration of Goncha festival, Witness chariot pulling and tupki (mock weapon) firing, traditions known to more than 600 years old. Catch local lay outs of natives selling tupki guns in the market.

Overnight stay at Homestay

Day 2
Day 2

Set off to learn how the traditional mock weapon – Tukki is made by the locals. In live craft session witness the making of Bastar’s indigenous handicrafts. Go on the voyage to village life style during the village visit, see the the tribal settlements and understand how they co ordinate with nature to lead a minimalistic life style. Visit Dev Gudi, It’s a holy premises in every tribe settlement where they worship their god and goddess.

Overnight stay at Chitrakote Adventure Camp

Day 3
Day 3

Visit a 1000-year old Naraynpal temple, a place of great historical and spiritual value. Move to Tamda Ghumra, a waterfalls plunging from a cliff, enjoy the beautiful ambience. Relish Mendri ghumar valley view and enjoy the beautiful sky hues from the valley. Espy Chitrakote waterfalls and enjoy nature walk near the waterfalls. It is one of the most breath taking site one will experience during their visit. Rich fauna surrounding the waterfall ensures natural beauty of the site at its best.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Meals (Pure vegetarian)
  • Guide
  • Sight Seeing
  • Tribal Market
  • Tupki Making
  • Village Visit
  • Craft Making
  • Entry Charges
  • Parking Charges
  • Transportation (optional with extra charges)

Exclusions

  • Water bottles (to avoid usage of water)
  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Things you may purchase
  • Anything that is not mentioned above

Cancellation Policy

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. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

Once booked it is subject to cancellation charges as follows:

60 days ahead of booking dates 10%

30 days ahead of booking dates 20%

15 days ahead of booking dates 30%

7 days ahead of booking dates 50%

Within 7 days 100%

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Goncha Festival Tour
From ₹5,799.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • Optional
  • 15
  • Homestay and Camp
  • 1/July/2022
  • 3/July/2022
  • Ethnic Tour
  • Pure vegetarian
  • Hindi/English

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