Duration : 5 nights 6 days
Destination : Center & Western Tours Package
Madhya Pradesh is called the Heart of India because of its location in the centre of the country. It has been home to the cultural heritage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism etc. Innumerable monuments, but exquisitely carved temples, stupas, forts & palaces are dotted all over the state. Madhya Pradesh was awarded the Best Tourism State Award in 2012.
Bandhavgarh: The National Park is one of the popular national parks. This park has a large biodiversity. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India. The park has a large breeding population of leopards, and various species of deer. Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa captured the first white tiger in this region in 1951. There are 39 caves in the Bandhavgarh fort and in the surrounding hillocks up to a radius of about 5 km. The oldest cave dates from the 1st century. Several caves carry inscriptions in Brahmi script. Some caves have embossed figures such as tigers, pigs, elephants, and horsemen.
Bhopal is the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Bhopal District and Bhopal Division. The city was the capital of the former Bhopal State. Bhopal is known as the City of Lakes for its various natural as well as artificial lakes and is also one of the greenest cities in India. Bhopal is said to have been founded by king Bhoja of the Paramara dynasty (1000–1055 A.D.), who ruled from his capital at Dhar.
Jhansi is known mainly for its temples and the magnificent Jhansi fort. You can also check out the Rani Mahal, which was the palace of Rani Laxmi Bai. One of the main tourist attractions of Jhansi is the Jhansi Fort. It is one of the oldest forts in Jhansi, and was built by the Raja Bir Singh Judao in 1627. This fort is built on a rock and had 10 gates, some of them have disappeared with time but some of them still exist.
Kanha National Park : Spread across 940 sq.km, Kanha National Park is one of the largest parks in Madhya Pradesh where the majestic royal Bengal tigers are found in good numbers.The Park is respected globally for saving the Barasingha from near extinction. No doubt, it is one of the best managed parks in Asia and a part of Project Tiger. National Geographic's award winning 'Land of the Tigers' was shot here, but the park is home to leopards, wild dogs and Barasingha as well. A safari in Kanha will surely get you thrilled.
Pachmarhi (2500+ ft asl) in Madhya Pradesh was setup by British as Summer retreat for the Central Provinces in mid-19th Century. It retains much of that heritage character and charm on account of complete ban on construction in the area. Pachmarhi has large open spaces, gardens, a lake (with Boating) and is renowned for its waterfalls, treks, temples and many view points. Pachmarhi is renowned standalone getaway and holiday destination and can be combined with nearby Satpura (80 kms) and Bhopal (200 kms). It is a renowned hill station having a heritage character. It offers waterfalls, view points, temples and adventure activities such as trekking / paragliding for the holiday travellers.
Day 1: Jhansi - Orchha :
On reaching Jhansi for your Khajuraho Heritage and Wildlife tour you will be transferred to Orchha, 15 kilometres form Jhansi. Check in to hotel and after breakfast or lunch, sight seeing of cenotaphs, temples, forts etc. Night halt at the hotel.
Day 2: Khajuraho :
In the morning after breakfast leave for Khajuraho, which is at a distance of 170 kilometres from Orchha. Check into hotel. Sightseeing places include the famous temple with Kamasutra depiction in architecture and carvings. UNESCO has recognised the temples of Khajuraho as a World Heritage site. Rest for the night at the hotel.
Day 3: Panna :
This morning after breakfast you will move to Panna your next destination, 26 kilometres from Khajuraho. It will be a full day sightseeing of Panna and its surroundings like visiting the waterfalls, diamond mines etc. The evening is reserved for Jeep Safari in its wildlife sanctuary.
Day 4: Bandhavgarh :
This morning after breakfast, go for an exciting trip to explore the wildlife at Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh is considered to be one of the best parks in the country for Tiger sightings. Here you can also enjoy Elephant backed tiger shows. It is situated 250 kilometres from Panna.
Day 5: Bandhavgarh :
Today is the second day in Bandhavgarh. Full day is reserved for excursion of the wildlife sanctuary. Take rest after a sapping excursion at the hotel.
Day 6: Onward journey :
Today move to Umaria / Katni / Jabalpur for onward journey.