Keep walking till you reach the top of the hill where you can pitch your tents. Select a clear area for pitching your tents. After that, rest for some time and then cook your food. We had a nice time cooking and then having the food together. Khicdi tasted heavenly in such atmosphere.
Get up early in the morning and get ready for the journey. Before starting you can explore around the place. While you go downhill, you will come across a few tribal villages. These villages are small with a dozen of settlements. They look quite beautiful places with small huts and palm trees and boundaries made by bamboo. They looked just like the pictures of villages we used to draw while in school.
Agriculture and cultivation is the main source of livelihood here. So you will come across numerous paddy fields. The trees here belong to everyone. And of course, you will see many trees like jackfruit, mangoes and tamarind.
Another interesting thing we found is that the women folk spend a lot of time collecting ‘mahua’ flowers. These flowers are fermented to make local wines. These tribal people are quite fond of drinking. If you want, you can get a taste of mahua from the villagers!
There are a number of trekking routes in the Raygada jungle. Ask your guide to end the trek near Raygada Railway station itself. And while you are at Raygada, you can also explore the nearby places.