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Tribes in India Tour - Jharkhand, located in the northeast, is India's newest state.

Villages, Culture and Textiles of Tribal Jharkhand

JHARKHAND TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience the authenticity of an area of India that has had few outside visitors
  • Enjoy the delights of authentic village life
  • Visit the fascinating textile sector
  • For the adventurous traveler who thrives "off-the-beaten-path" and is comfortable with a couple of clean but basic guesthouses accommodations

Jharkhand, bordered by the states of Bihar to the North, West Bengal to the East, Odisha to the South, Chattisgarh to the West and Uttar Pradesh to the northwest, is one of the newest states. It was carved out of the southern portion of Bihar in 2000. Statehood was the culmination of a long struggle carried on primarily by the Adivasi tribal community.

The state is known for its waterfalls, the elegant Jain temples of Parasnath Hill and the elephants and tigers of Betla National Park. The state capital of Ranchi is a gateway to the park. The tribal population, who are agriculturalists and artisans, will likely decline as the state begins urbanization.

On this journey you will experience the thrill of discovery in this purely authentic, undiscovered as yet, region of the immense Indian continent. This tour is most suited for people who have traveled to India previously; visited all the usual and even some of the other unique pockets of India and still maintain a continuing fascination with India.

Join us on this discovery tour! 

Jharkhand-Dassam Falls
Dassam Falls, Jharkhand, India

ITINERARY Jharkhand Tour. For detailed itinerary click the button.

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Day 1-2: Meet in Delhi
The program is to be announced once we have become familiar with the past experiences of the participants so that we can offer a unique afternoon, not the usual sightseeing that you have already done on past trips.

Day 3: Fly Patna:
Visit the Folk Art Museum, Gurudwara Patna Sahib, Patna Museum.

Day 4-5:Darbhanga
drive to Darbhanga (3.5 hrs). Visit Chandradhari Museum, on the eastern bank of Mansarovar Lake, popular for its 11 wonderful halls.

Full day excursion to Madhuvani to see the Madhubani paintings.

Day 6-7: Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya
Visit Nalanda, a great Buddhist center for more than 1000 years; Rajgir and Vulture Peak where the Buddha spent many years of his life and gave important teachings on the Prajnaparamita (known as the Heart Sutra) and Bodhgaya, one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage centers in the world.

Day 8-9: Hazaribagh
Today we enter Jharkhand state.

Visit The Urban Haat which displays and sells works created by the native artisans of Hazaribagh and surrounding areas of Jharkhand. Figures made of terracotta, Sohari paintings, products of leather, handloom garments, furniture and much more are sold at this Haat. 

 


Day 10-12: Ranchi
January tour attend Saraswati puja; October tour attend Sohrai festival. Visit the Tribal Research Institute and Museum and nearby villages.

A day excursion to Naisarai - Tasar Textile Tour.

Day 13-14 Jamshedpur
On the way we stop at Dasam Fall where Kanchi River falls from a height of 144 feet); we tour Surya Mandir and Tribal villages Tamara and Ulihatu.

On the third day, a tour of Ghatshila area including Buridih Lake, Daragiri Falls, Maobhandar, Bibhuti Bihar Complex and Fuldungri; and a visit to Amadubi, a recreated village of the Chitrakars who painted on scrolls made from leaves and barks of trees. The art is known as PYATKAR art.

Day 15: Saraikela-Kharsava
Seraikela is a small town and sleepy hamlet on the bank of the river Kharkai. The district commands fame in the country and abroad for its’ unique art, the Chhau Dance. We visit the Chhau Dance Centre Seraikela. We may have an opportunity to meet the Royal family during lunch followed by CHHAU dance. (Royal family visit will be subject to availability, to be confirmed closer to the dates).

Day 16-17: Bishupur
en-route visit craft village Bagmukhi, where the local people make paper mache masks' tour of Bishnupur, known for its jewel-box terracotta temples.We visit local Baluchari sari weavers, whose magnificent silk-on-silk
embroidered textiles and garments are sought after by women all over India. We will meet several artisans that carve intricate blowing shells and bracelets out of conch shell. The bracelets are often inlaid with red lac or gold.

Day 18: Calcutta - Depart
Drive to Calcutta and connect to your international flight home.


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Trip Details

TRIP LENGTH
18-day trip begins and ends in Calcutta (or Delhi or Mumbai)
2017 DATES
January 23-February 9
October-November TBA
LAND COST
From: $3725/Jan tour.

Nov TBA 


Early booking discount deadlines: October 24, 2016 for Jan Tour; July 10, 2017 For Oct-Nov Tour
ACCOMMODATIONS
4 star and heritage hotels
GROUP SIZE
4-12 guests
INCLUDED MEALS
Daily breakfast, 15 lunches, 15 dinners

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