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Event Tag: Trikon #725
Event Name: Chhattisgarh Backpacking 2 - Winter Special 
Event Date: December 22nd, Friday - December 25th, Monday
Event Cost: Rs. 12,999/- per pax ( Ex Mumbai)
Event Cost: Rs. 12,399/- per pax ( Ex Raipur)
Total Seats: 20
Location: Chhattisgarh 
Grade: Easy
Approximate Duration: 4 days

What’s so special about this corner of India you ask? Well, Chhattisgarh is a state full of surprises! From waterfalls, forests to ethnic villages; Chhattisgarh has a lot more to offer than you can imagine. It’s home to the charming Chitrakoot & cascading Tirathgarh Waterfalls and the Kanger Valley National Park of the famed Dandak Caves. The destination of Bastar is worth exploring if you crave for traditional specialities and enjoy cultural diversity. The people are warm and will welcome you to their homes as well as hearts. Spend the nights camping by the waterfall & stargazing clear skies and explore the mysterious caves, temples surrounded by forests and local markets by day. What better way to spend Christmas Holidays this year. Come home rejuvenated after a unique travel experience with Travel Trikon. 

Major Attractions
-Chill by the Chitrakoot Waterfalls 
-Explore more waterfalls at Tirathgarh and other points 
-Camp by the Chitrakoot Waterfalls to wake up to a mesmerizing scenery 
-Enjoy stargazing in clear skies 
-Trek to an unexplored temple surrounded by forest 
-Meet n greet local tribes, learn their tradition and cultures 
-Shop at unique local markets
-Indulge in delicious local cuisine including the famous “red ant chatni”
-Go caving in the Kanger Valley National Park 
-Visit Narayanpal Temple and tribal memory pillars 
-Chance to spot the “Bastar Hill Myna”- the state bird of Chhattisgarh 

About Chhattisgarh 
It is a misnomer that Chhattisgarh does not have many attractions. In fact, it has loads and loads of great places waiting to be explored. If you’re an avid traveller, this is the place to be! Go off the usual tourist circuit and try something new. We assure you, you won’t be disappointed. Christmas will be well spent exploring this unusual destination! 
Did you know that Chhattisgarh is India’s most densely forested state? It is abundant in terms of scenic beauty, local ethnicities and natural wonders. The markets of Bastar have their own charm that will leave you talking about them for days. Also, cave exploration is a unique experience stuffed with loads of knowledge. The explorer and photographer in you will be thrilled beyond bounds. 

Detailed Itinerary
Day 0 - December 21st, Thursday
Meet the Travel Trikon Team at LTT and Board the Train 12151 Samarasta SF Express at 8.30 pm for overnight journey to Raipur. 

Day 1 - December 22nd, Friday 
We reach Raipur and head towards Chitrakoot in a Traveler. We enjoy our 7-hour journey to
Chitrakoot with fun and games. Spend the first day on the adventurous backpacking trip by camping near Chitrakoot falls with the bonfire. If you are coming by air, make sure you reach Raipur before 2:30pm. 

Day 2 - December 23rd, Saturday 
We explore the Chitrakoot waterfalls, and later head to the historical Narayanpal temple and the beautiful tribal memory pillars. We also visit tamda ghumar and mehendri ghumar waterfalls and see the tribal Archaeological museum. Visit Jagdalpur Palace to know more about Bastar. Traditional crafts made out from wrought iron and Bell metal will be your perfect introduction to Bastar at “Amcho Bastar Bazaar.” Enjoy your dinner & relax at the hotel.

Day 3 - December 24th, Sunday 
Leave early morning to visit Dantewada to pay respects to the local deity of Bastar- Devi Danteshwari (one of the Shaktipeeths), Bhairam Baba Temple, and confluence of Shankini- Dankini river. Time to charge up for the adventurous trek to Dholkal, located at the height of 3000ft., where Lord Ganesh situated covered by lush green dense forests. With trekking, enjoy hiking & climbing as well. Spend the night on the base camp at Dholkal with bonfire & tribal cuisine.

Day 4 - December 25th, Monday
Start the day with the one of the most beautiful caves in Kanger Valley National Park- Dandak Caves. Kanger Valley National Park is amongst the densest national parks of our country, well
known for its biodiversity with picturesque landscape, magnificent waterfalls & home to the “BASTAR HILL MYNA,” the state bird of Chhattisgarh. The next place will leave you awestruck!
We will visit the cascading Tirathgarh waterfalls at Kanger Valley National Park. The Tirathgarh waterfall is a block type waterfall on the Kanger River. We start for our return journey to Raipur by 11 pm in our traveller.

Day 5 - December 26th, Tuesday
We board the train from Raipur at 11.30 am and reach LTT the next day at 5.50 am. Alternatively, you can take a flight after 12.30 pm on this day.

Inclusions
Non Ac Sleeper train tickets – Mumbai to Raipur and back
Local transportation from Raipur station to Raipur station for sight seeing
Activities – Trekking, Caving
Accommodation – 3 nights – triple sharing for camping at Chitrakoot village, Dholkal village and hotel stay at Jagdalpur
Food: All meals from Day 1 dinner to Day 5 breakfast. One day Bastar traditional food.
Entry, guide charges at Kanger National Valley Park
Guide charges for Dholkal trek
5% GST

Exclusions
Camera charges at Kanger National Valley Park
Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusion

Things to Carry
Identity Card
Trekking Shoes
Extra Pair Of Socks
2 ltrs water bottles
Torch with new cells
Full sleeves jacket/sweater 
A bedsheet/shawl for train journey and camping
Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & biscuits
Full Sleeves clothes for caving and trekking
Extra sets of clothes
Clean napkin or towel
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
Camera (optional)
Please carry personal medicines if any
Hand Sanitizer
Sunscreen
Mosquito repellent

IMPORTANT: 
Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
Missing the train means missing the trek, no refunds would be entertained by Travel Trikon

Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or 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.

Modes Of Payment: You have an option to pay Rs 8000 in part to book a seat now. However, full payment will be needed at least 30 days prior to the event date for confirmation.

Net Banking Details: 
Bank Name: ICICI Bank
Account ID: 698505600192
Account Type: Current Account
Account name: TRAVEL TRIKON 
Branch: MUMBAI - RAGHUVANSHI MILL,BAPAT MARG, LOWER PAREL (W) MUMBAI-400013 
IFSC Code : ICIC0006985

Mobile Banking Details
PayTM: Transfer to 9819021806 and mention “Participant/Event Name” in Optional Description. 
UPI: Please note our Id: trikon@icici to make the payment. 

After making the payment through net banking or mobile, please take a screenshot of the transaction and mail it to traveltrikon@gmail.com 

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For any other information, please drop us an email with your name and phone number at traveltrikon@gmail.com. Please write the subject of the mail as ‘Trikon #725 Chhattisgarh Backpacking-Winter Special ’

Please expect a delay in response for any queries on Saturday & Sunday as Travel Trikon Team will be travelling to some or the other event. Thanks for your understanding & co-operation.

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