Vivid Vidarbha

Anandwan - Hemalkasa - Somnath - Tadoba

Visit Anandvan, Hemalkasa and Somnath founded by Baba Amte and now managed by his family members and many volunteers and get the opportunity to see their social work up close, along withajungle safari in the Tadoba National Park.

4 Nights / 5 Days
2018
Dec 21 & 27

2019
Jan 1 & 18, Feb 1 & 26, Mar 2 & 16

Needless to say, everyone at some point of their lives has heard about Amte family's remarkable social projects given suitable abode at these three places. Anandwan (www.anandwan.in) is the realization of a dream of one man - Baba Amte and his team of volunteers. Founded in 1948 and registered in 1951, Anandwan today is a self contained village.

After marriage, Baba began working for leprosy struck patients just outside Warora, and started 11 weekly clinics there. He later started Anadwan which literally means 'Forest of joy'.

Baba visited Hemalkasa (www.lokbiradariprakalp.org), Gadchiroli in 1973 and found the condition of the Madia Gond tribe there to be appalling. The area was completely cut off from civilization. Illiteracy being a total and medical care completely unheard of, malnutrition, leprosy, malaria and tuberculosis were rife. As daunting as the conditions then were, in 1974, Baba's son Dr. Prakash and his wife Mandakini volunteered and built a small hut for themselves and a big hut on the land of 50 acres given by the government. Not only did they cure patients, but also built a scientific conscience in them.

Amte's Animal Orphanage or the 'Amte's Animal Ark' is a must visit here. Baba had envisioned Somnath to be a village where cured leprosy patients could live together and build a village with their own blood, sweat and toil.

Present day Somnath has about 550 residents, most leprosy patients, and 1,000 acres of 1,300 acres which Baba Amte was allowed to retain, is cultivated.

Ancient philosophies suggest that God lies in every particle of this universe. When you look at Hemalkasa - Somnath - Anandwan you'll be reassured of this. It will not be hard for one to find God here, surely.

Day 1
Meet at Nagpur Railway Station and get transferred to Anandwan by Bus. Explore the activities and different projects of Anandwan.

Day 2
Proceed to Hemalkasa for a life changing experience and to witness the projects under Lok Biradari Prakalp.

Day 3
Witness the human - animal bond at Amte's Animal Ark. Visit to the local school and get inspired by the passion of learning new things. Proceed to Somnath, an agricultural project and an ideal rehabilitation model for the leprosy patients set up by Maharogi Sewa Samiti.

Day 4
Discover the beauty of Somnath and visit the agriculture and natural resources conservation projects here. Proceed to Tadoba to experience the thrilling open jeep tiger safari. Stay at MTDC Tadoba overnight.

Day 5
Enjoy the morning at leisure. In the afternoon proceed to Nagpur for your train back home enroute visit the Haldiram shop.

NOTE: AmrutYatra will have discretion to change the itinerary depending upon the circumstances.


 Points to ponder before you book this tour
  • Please read this document carefully before you confirm.
  • Your booking is subject to AmrutYatra's terms and conditions.
  • Itinerary is subject to change and AmrutYatra will have final discretion in this regard.
  • Those who travel with us in Mumbai-Nagpur train journey, get complimentary dinner from AmrutYatra.
  • You can also choose to fly to Nagpur provided you join us at Nagpur around the same time we arrive. However, if your flight is scheduled to arrive much later, then you need to arrange for your own travel from Nagpur airport to Anandwan at your own cost. For return journey, you may also plan to fly back from Nagpur to your home destination after consulting with us regarding the suitable flight timings.
  • Trolley bags (with wheels) are recommended. Travel light. Porter facility will be available only at the Nagpur railway station.
  • Guests are requested to make their own arrangements for food items meant for fast.
  • Sighting of a tiger in any jungle safari is a matter of luck. AmrutYatra does not hold any responsibility in this regard.


 Tour Price vis-à-vis Age Group
Upto 3 years - NIL
Above 3 to 5 - 60% of Tour Price
Above 5 - 100% of Tour Price


 Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy
1) Your seat is not confirmed till the receipt of full payment of tour price
2) Your seat is not confirmed till the receipt of duly filled and signed forms of EACH guest.
3) Cancellation is not effective unless it is intimated us in writing through letter or email.
4) Refund is payable not earlier than ten working days from the date of Cancellation intimation.

No. of days prior to the departure we receive your written intimation Cancellation charges deducted from the Tour Price paid
More than 60 days 25%
30 days - 60 days 50%
10 days - 29 days 75%
Less than 10 days/on the departure / on tour 100%


 How to Book
The Cheque (in the name of 'AmrutYatra') for the full payment should be accompanied with duly filled and signed application forms for each of the guests may be submitted at our office - either in person or through postage / courier.

Please note that booking confirmations on phone, SMS, whatsapp, or email will not be entertained.

NEFT transfers must be followed by the receipt of your duly filled and signed application forms at our end. Mere NEFT transfer will not be deemed to be the confirmation of your seat for a particular tour.

NEFT Details: AmrutYatra, ICICI Bank C.A. No 125105000093. Yari Road (Mumbai) Branch, IFSC: ICIC0001251
Please keep us updated about your NEFT transfers to track your credit in our account.


 Tour Dates
2018 - Dec 21 & 27
2019 - Jan 1 & 18, Feb 1 & 26, Mar 2 & 16
(Subject to the confirmation from Anandwan-Hemalkasa management)
(Dates are Ex-Nagpur)

Inclusions: Service Tax, AC Vehicle, all meals, Accommodation, Tadoba Safari-Jeep-Guide, porter charges, & AmrutYatra Tour Escort, Travel Insurance.

Exclusions: Travel from your home destination to Nagpur and back, tips, shopping and items not listed in inclusions list.

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