Trek Mates India invites you Offbeat Tour to Anandwan – Shodhgram – Hemalkasa from 10th-13th Nov 16.


Key Information about the place Anandwan – Shodhgram –  Hemalkasa 

Date : 10th-13th Nov 16

The places that we will be visiting:






Anandwan – was founded in 1948 by Baba Amte to care for the outcast leprosy patients. He developed it into a self-reliant community relying on agriculture, home-based small scale industry units—all run by leprosy patients who have recovered/recovering from their illness. Residents stay as communes, where a cluster of people live together and share resources. There are around seven communes now with over 2,500 people live, making it one of the world’s largest communities of physically challenged people. A community that is bonded by care and love for each other!


SEARCH (Shodhgram)  Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health is a non-government founded in 1985 by a doctor couple, Mr. & Mrs. Bang.

Dr. Abhay  and Dr. Rani Bang are Indian social activists, researchers working in the field of community health. They have revolutionized healthcare for the poorest people in India and have overseen a program that has substantially reduced infant mortality rates in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, one of the most poverty-stricken areas in the world. Their Home Based Neonatal Care program is adopted Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and parts of Africa.


Hemalkasa (Lok Biradari Prakalp)  – A People’s Brotherhood Program started by Dr. Prakash Baba Amte revolutionize The Madia Gond Tribe. The Madia Gond is a primitive tribe inhabiting the Dandakaranya forests in the Central Eastern part of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. A phenomenal race, the tribes have been in existence for centuries. However, this gentle race was completely cut-off from civilization, knowing no clothing, education or health care until Lok Biradari Prakalp was established.



Itinerary of the event: 

Day 1: Thursday, 10th Nov 16

Arrival at Nagpur Railway Station at 09:30 am.
Mumbai people can opt for Vidarbha Express / Duranto Express
Mumbai people can also opt for Sewagram Express. The pickup will be from Warora.
Pune People can opt for Garib Rath Express or Buses.
Breakfast & Start our Journey to for Anandwan.
Reach Anandwan. Check in & Lunch.
Post Lunch visit various workshops.
Samadhi Darshan of Baba Amte and Sadhana Amte in the evening
Visit Dr. Vikas Amte (Depending upon the availability)



Day 2 : Friday, 11th Nov 16

Break Fast & Checkout
Proceed towards SEARCH (Shodhgram)
Check in. Visit project
Meet Dr. Bang (Depending upon the availability)
Dinner & Stay



Day 3 : Saturday, 12th Nov 16

Breakfast & Checkout
Proceed towards Hemalkasa
Visit Markandeya Temple on the way
Reach Hemalkasa in Afternoon
Check in & Lunch
Hemalkasa Prakalp Visit
Triveni Sangam Visit
Dinner & Stay




Day 4: Sunday,13th Nov 16

Hemalkasa Amte’s Animal Arc Visit
Breakfast & Checkout
Proceed towards Nagpur
Visit Big Log, Tomb of Gond Kings on the way.
Lunch Enroute
Reach Nagpur by 06:00 pm
Tour Concludes with Happy Memories.


The Cost of the Trek is INR 8500/-



Things to Carry:

Identity proof (must)
Clothing for 4 days.

Warm/Winter Wear. (Sweaters/Sweatshirts / Shawl)

Torch (Necessary).

Water bottles


Comfortable Shoes/Sandals.



Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Towel, Cap, Camera, Skarf, Toiletries etc
Medicine those if u require usually




Travel by private vehicle from Nagpur till Nagpur
All Veg food (Morning BF, Meals, Evening Tea) of all days
Dorm stay at Anandwan, SEARCH & Hemalkasa
All permits, Entry fees
TMI Expertise




Travel till Nagpur from your base city & back.
Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions





The train tickets for the group who are enrolling before 10th July 2016 can be done by us so that we can all travel together. Do let us know if you want us to book your train ticket (pref 3AC). Train Ticket charges extra.


There are plenty of flights available between Mumbai & Nagpur & can be cheaper if booked in advance. Our travel desk can help you with flight booking. Please call Alok on 8097327743.



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