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Bastar Dussehra Festival Tour 2019

bastar-dussehra-festival 2019

Dussehra in Jagdalpur is celebrated in honour of Sri Danteshwari Mother Goddess. She is highly revered and respected by the tribes. According to local legend she safeguarded the Bastar king from the attackers and gave him protection in the forests. As a mark of their gratitude, the tribes still owe their allegiance to her. The deities from far flung tribal villages are brought to the Temple of Goddesses Danteshwari in Jagdalpur on this day. Jagdalpur is the district capital of Bastar and stands witness to a lot of festivities on the occasion of Dussehra. There are several other customs also that are associated with Dussehra in Chhattisgarh. The presiding deity of the temple is placed in a chariot and all the devotees lend a hand to the rope when the Chariot is pulled. The joy and mirth of these simple tribal people is indeed unlimited. They enjoy themselves thoroughly. It is a time when they get to meet each other and be a part of all the merry making. So do try and get a taste of the pomp and pageantry at the time of Dussehra.

Tour Itinerary (6 Nights / 7 Days)

Duration - 6 Nights / 7 Days

  • Day 01: 16th Oct - Tue: Visakhapatnam
    Arrival Visakhapatnam from Delhi/Mumbai/Hyderabad/Chennai and transfer to hotel.
    Visit the Simanchal temple in the afternoon and take a walk on the popular marine drive. Orientation of the tour by our guide and welcome drink hosted by us.
  • Day 02: 17th Oct - Wed: Desia Koraput
    In the morning board the spectacular train ride through the valley and tunnels to Araku (4 HRS) and then by road to DESIA.
    Warm welcome by the local host community. Visit the adopted village and interact with the locals. Back to Desia and stay.
  • Day 03: 18th Oct - Thu: Desia-Bonda Tribe Weekly Market/Desia
    In the morning visit BONDA tribal market and the DUDUMA waterfalls stay at DESIA.
  • Day 04: 19th Oct - Fri: Jagdalpur- Dasahara Festival
    Full day at Jagdalpur to enjoy the colorful Dussehra festival and also the festive activities. Overnight stay in a decent hotel at jagadalpur.
  • Day 05: 20th Oct - Sat: Jagdalpur-Dasahara Festival
    Visit to muria villages, Chitrakoot waterfall. Also enjoy the festivity activity of Jagdalpur.
  • Day 06: 21st Oct - Sun: Jagdalpur
    Excursion to Narayanpur weekly market and kondgaon bellmetal worker village. Overnight stay in Jagdalpur.
  • Day 07: 22nd Oct - Mon: Jagdalpur-Koraput
    Drive back to Koraput to board the train for Bhubaneswar/Visakhapatnam and onward journey.

Note: Tour can be extended FOR one more week to visit the Highlights of Odisha (Puri-Konark-Bhubaneswar-Gopalpur Beach). Festival dates may change as it is mostly decided by the Lunar Calender and the tribal chief.

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