Bastar, the cultural capital of Chhattisgarh, is blessed with a breathtakingly beautiful landscape of primordial forests, untainted air, and mirror-like clear waters. It is one of the best places in India to experience the indigenous tribal life, culture, and traditions in their original form. Located in the middle of a tribal village Chhotebodal near Nangur, 40 kms from Bastar, this is the first homestay in Bastar district. It was started in 2007 by Shakil Rizvi. Explore the place in the guidance of your host who is a powerhouse of knowledge when it comes to tribal villages, their traditions and rituals, and local flora and fauna.
Located in a peaceful and scenic surrounding this mud house has all basic amenities. There are 4 spacious rooms with attached toilet and bathroom and 5 tents with double occupancy for larger groups. Lovely scenic view, pure village atmosphere and traditional village food is what you will love about this homestay. From here you can go trekking, cycling and birding and also visit most renowned waterfalls, caves, jungle etc.
Location: Village Chhotebodal
No. of Rooms: 3, Total Capacity: 12
Jagdalpur Airport, situated 21 km away is the nearest airport to the homestay and Jagdalpur railway station is 19 km away. You can hire a cab from the railway station/ airport to reach the homestay.
Per Person: 1300/-
Up to 6 years: Complimentary (no extra bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (with extra bed)
What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
WiFi • Parking • Open Seating Areas • Pet Friendly • Barbeque • Bonfire • Pick and Drop Service (paid)
Relish fresh home cooked meals cooked on a wood fire by women from a self-help group – usually of millets served on Sal-leaf plates, dal in a Sal-leaf bowl accompanied with vegetables.. Both Vegetarian and Non vegetarian food options are available. You must try their tribal cuisine options like Fish Pucha (fish prepared with Saal leaf), Chaur Bhaja (similar to Biryani), locally grown vegetable, roots and tubes.
Bird Watching • Reading • Hiking • Village Walk • Stargazing • Forest Walk • Cycling • Shopping
Bellmetal Craft Village (6km) • Nangur Tribal Market (8km) • Kailash Cave (12km) • Kotamsar Cave (21km) • Danteshwari Temple (23km) • Museum (23km) • Tokapal Tribal Market (25km) • Tirathgarh Waterfall (25km)
Kanger Valley Park (30km) • Chitrkot Waterfall (56km) • Narayanpal Temple (60km) • Kondagaon (93km) • Barsoor (124km)
The extraordinary social worker, activist and guide Shakil Rizvi will host you. He did his schooling and college from Bastar and has wandered into the remotest interiors of Bastar’s ancient forests and has made deep connections with the indigenous Dhurwa, Bhatra, Muria, and Gond tribes. He is a powerhouse of knowledge when it comes to tribals villages, their traditions and rituals, local trees and their specific uses and can give you excellent insights on the geology of the area. Shakeel is very attentive to the needs and interests of his guests and leaves no stone unturned to ensure that his guests have a worthwhile experience.
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