Alphapreneur, ‘the community of entrepreneurs’ all set to explore Bastar

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jul 2018 12:03:30


Staff Reporter,


Alphapreneur’s heritage trip to Bastar begins from July 13

Bastar in Chhattisgarh attracts in great number wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, bird watchers in the season. This region is known for it. Its rawness is what excites and that’s it also popularly known as Unexplored Bastar.

Bastar has many things to offer for the traveler. It has India’s widest waterfall–Chitrakoot, it has one of the densest forest area in India – Kanger National Valley Park. It also has one of the longest cave in India – The Kotumsar cave. In fact, its history goes back to Ramayana when lord Rama with his family spent time here during the exile at Tirathgarh and most importantly, the primitive indigenous tribal “The Gonds”, “The Madiyas”, “The Dhurwas” reside here in the lap of nature. All this can be seen or experienced in a small weekend tour package for the Unexplored destination of India – “The Bastar” which we are exclusively offering you.

Alphapreneur the community of entrepreneurs, artists and change makers are all set to bring the great initiative this monsoon by the name of “Alphapreneur‘s Heritage Tour – Trip to Bastar”. By this initiative cum tour people joining in will not only get to see scenic beauty, enjoy tribal cuisine, have bone-fire and campaign right at Chitrakoot waterfall (widest waterfall of India) with local dances but will also get to see how tribal’s are solving their problems in innovative ways by means of passion talks they will be conducting there which will be organised exclusively at Jagdalpur and will be hosted live on facebook. So, while exploring the hidden jewel of India which is natural and scenic BASTAR, the enthusiasts will also be exploring the different aspects of this region with age’s old tradition and culture, while interacting with leading ideas from this region which are unique in their own way, so that they get representation and exposure at wider level.

The team which will be comprised of selected individuals and professionals from different walks of life will also witness Goncha Festival. It is also popularly known as the Chariot Festival probably because it is celebrated at a time when the Hindus celebrate Rath Yatra. There are several customs that are associated withthis Chhattisgarh Festival.Goncha is actually a kind of fruit. The tribal people make a pistol using tukki or bamboo.As is evident, it is just a mock weapon that is constructed by them to follow the tradition of the tribe. The fruit Goncha is likewise used as a bullet. They use the pistol and the bullet, actually a bamboo stick cut in the shape of a pistol and a fruit to strike each other.

The intention is not to hurt each other but to just be a part of a mock encounter. It is a source of unlimited joy for them. They find it very thrilling and exciting.About The Heritage Tour is an initiative to connect and expose people from different walks of life to hidden places in the Nation which carries our rich heritage.

It involves interaction between travellers to an extent that when they come back from the tour, they become friends for life. It provides exposure to cultural diversity, experiencing local food & lifestyle, doing adventures, trekking and exploring out hidden locations while also developing understanding of local business, initiatives, economies which might pave way for fruitful and meaningful collaborations in future.

Till now the team has explored Bastar region including trekking at Dholkal, haat market, area around Jagdalpur, rich forest reserves, ancient temples in Dantewada, boat ride beneath largest waterfall Chitrakote, tribal food including various preparations from rice and famous drinks on which you can get high!! We have also conducted startup conferences & camp; meet ups in Dantewada and Jagdalpur and have connected with 50 + travellers and 500+ local businessmen, artists and tribals.