- Chaugan Village is the home to the world famous tribals - Gonds.
- The village is also popular for the Mandla Fort, situated in a loop of the Narmada River.
- Tour to the Chaugan Village can be quite educative with the deep knowledge about the magical herbs and flora and fauna.
Chaugan Village is mainly inhabited by the by the Baigas and Gonds, who comes under the indigenous section of Madhya Pradesh. There are also some Yadav families in the villages. People of the Chaugan village are mainly dependent on the agriculture and forest produce for their livelihood. Gonds practice cultivation of crops and raise cereals in their fields. Baigas posses good information about herbal plants in the forests. While the Yadav families mainly herd cattle's in the village.
Chaugan art and craft :
Handicraft work :
Chaugan Villagers are expert in making handicrafts items out of the fiber and bamboo. A famous plant species known as Ram Phul is used to make beautiful wood items. If you are interested in learning the art and crafts work from the villagers you can stay at their houses and learn this unique art. Wood carvings are the another major attractions of Chaugan village which can be collected as souvenir. You can also witness the process of harvesting honey in the dense forests, which can never fail to impress you.
Rural Dance of the Chaugan Village :
On the tour to the Chaugan Village you can be a part of the indigenous dances performed by the local tribal villagers. Karma, Shaila and Dadariya are the main form of dances performed in the village. You can simply enjoy the dance and music or you may also wear the traditional costumes and participate in the dance.
Tourists interest :
Village Exploration :
Tourists who are interested in experiencing the tribal life, Chaugan village is a absolutely right place for them. You can converse with the indigenous people in the village and know about their lifestyle. You can also take a walk around the village enjoying its beauty. Explore the forts, palaces and tribal dynasties of the village.
Village stay :
If you are planning to stay here for the longer time to can also hire the cottages in the village. During the day time you can venture in the fields. You may glimpse the villagers working hard in the fields. If you want you can also work with with the tribals in the farms.
Forest Safari :
Tourists can also take the forest safari along with the forest officials. Notice the various herbal plants in the jungle, pluck the Mahua and Tendu leaves as well as collect fresh honey from the forest. The taste of pure jungle honey is really yummy.
Kanha National Park :
Apart from all this tourists can also make a excursion trip to the famous Kanha National Park. Sambar, Gaurs, Tigers, Sloth Bear, Gray Langur, Mongoose, Hyena, Jungle Cat and Leopard are major attractions of the park.