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Khajuraho Temple Tour with Panna, Bandhavgarh National Park and Jabalpur - Grand Canyon of India

This most successful tour package provided by Holiday travel starts from Khajuraho & provides two nights in khajuraho, then we proceed to seek blessings from local goddess Maihar Devi, followed by Gypsy safari in Bandhavgarh National park and tour package tarminates in Jabalpur, Also known as Grand Canyon City of India.

 

Why You must Visit Khajuraho in your Life Time

Khajuraho is a small village in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located 385 miles (620 kilometres) southeast of Delhi. Khajuraho is famous for UNESCO World Heritage temples & monuments, it is also considered as one of the "seven wonders" of India. Best time to visit is September to April. The Khajuraho monuments were built & maintained by Chandela Rajputs, which ruled this part of India from the 10th to the 12th centuries.The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of 200 years, from 950 to 1150. 

After the decline of the Chandela dynasty in 13th century, the temples were left under the cover of dense date palm trees for many years, which gave the city of Khajuraho its name, Khajur in Hindi means a date. In 1838, a British army engineer, Captain T.S. Burt rediscovered them. By that time only 22 of the original 85 temples had survived.


Khajuraho Temple Tour with Maihar Panna and Bandhavgarh National Park - Rates & Dates


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Inclusions - Khajuraho Temple Tour with Maihar, Bandhavgarh and Jabalpur 

  •  Hotels ( MAP) breakfast /dinner 
  •  All Transfer by A.C.Swift Dsire / similar (6 Pax in a Tavera/Innova.)
  •  Temples Visit at Khajuraho.
  •  Light and Sound Show at Khajuraho.
  •  Sharda Devi Mandir Darshan at Maihar (Rope Way).
  •  2 Jungle Jeep Safari at Bandhavgarh.
  •  Bandhavgarh Fort Visit.
  •  Museum Visit at Bandhavgarh.
  •  Folk Dance with Barbecue at Bandhavgarh.
  •  Marble Rocks Visit (Bhedaghat)
  •  64 Yogini Mandir Visit Jabalpur.
     

Exclusions :

  •  All items which are not included in Itinerary.
  •  Transport cost from Destination to Destination.
  •  Tour cost is valid for minimum of 6 Persons Group.
  •  Child (3-10 years) will be charged extra
  •  Taxes.

Khajuraho Temple Tour with Maihar Panna and Bandhavgarh National Park - Itinerary

Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to hotel. The temples of Khajuraho are one the finest examples of the central Indian style of temple architecture. Though these temples have gained popularity because of their erotic carvings, they are reflective of the traditional way of life of the Hindu society in the medieval period. Evening enjoy the light & sound show at Kandharia Temple. Overnight at hotel.

After Breakfast check out of hotel and transfer to Bandhavgarh by car. Bandhavgarh is a small National Park, compact, yet full of game. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. This is also called White Tiger country, which has been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. The last known was captured by Maharaja Martand Singh in 1951. Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other species: the great gaur (or Indian bison), sambar and barking deer. The terrain is of great rocky hills rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley bottoms. The finest of these hills, sided with great cliffs and eroded rocks and on its highest point stands the Bandhavgarh fort, thought to be some 2000 years old.

 

About Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular national parks in India and is located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. The park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which is said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka. Know about About Bandhavgarh

Today you will be pickup from resort by early morning at 6 am for morning jungle safari and enjoy safari till 10:30 am then back to resort and have breakfast. After some rest and have lunch you will go for evening jungle safari by 2pm and enjoy safari wwhile watching wild animals. By 5:30 pm you will drop to resort and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay at Bandhavgarh

Early morning after Breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Jabalpur. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Later visit Bhedaghat, a village situated on the banks of the Narmada, is known for its marble rocks at a distance about 25 km from Jabalpur by road. Major attractions are the Duandhar waterfall, marble gorge, and the Chausath Yogini temple. Boat ride is available from the Panchavti ghat in amist several kilometer long marble gorge in river Narmada. The BhedaGhat and Dhuandhar serve as a site for movie shooting, and marble for statuary. Overnight stay at Hotel Satya Ashoka in Jabalpur.

Early morning after Breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Pachmarhi. On arrival after check-in at hotel day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

About Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi is a hill station of Madhya Pradesh situated on a large plateau Mahadeo hills of  Satpura ranges. It is widely known as “Queen of Satpura”. Pachmarhi lies in Hoshangabad district of among all tourist spots of Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is the most favorite tourist spot among domestic tourists of India. Now more about Pachmarhi

After breakfast, move out for full day guided sightseeing tour to the natural wonders of Pachmarhi, which includes Priyadarshini (Forsyth Point), Bee Fall, Handi Khoh and Fairy pool. Explore the beautiful market of Pachmarhi in the evening. Overnight at hotel.

        
After breakfast, get transferred to Bhopal Airport (200kms/3hrs) OR Pipariya railway station (45kms/1hrs) to board train/flight to Delhi.



What is there in Khajuraho

Khajuraho is very scenic place against the backdrop of Vindhyachal mountains, Its Temples serve as fine examples of Indian architectural and popular due to explicit depiction of sexual life and Kamasutra.Khajuraho is the place to prove that Kamasutra ( The art of sensual sex) originated in India and India was way ahead than the world in discovering the art of Erotica..Now in Khajuraho approx 20 templaes are to sexuality and sex. In fact in addition to sensual sex, Khajuraho also show a celebration of love, life and worship. 

Another main reason to visit Khajuraho is that only half an hour away is dense wildlife filled national park of Panna & Bandhavgarh. 

In Khajuraho, there is also an Archeological Museum (entry is free with a valid ticket to the western group of temples).
Also visit Adivart Tribal and Folk Art Museum (entry charge is 50 rupees for foreigners). 

 

Also Visit the ruins of 9th century Ajaigarh Fort, it's relatively deserted. It is a good trek to reach this fort and need to do quite a bit of climbing and it's worth taking a local guide.

Explore Near by Orcha temples and scenic beauty.

 

Group of temples in Khajuraho

There are 3 groups of temples, Western, Eastern, and Southern. Originally there were over 8o monuments, of which only 25 are now preserved and are scattered over an area of about 8 square miles (21 km²). 

The main temples are in the Western group, which features the magnificent Kandariya Mahadeo Temple.

The best time to visit Khajuraho is during the cooler months from November to March.

 

Best Time to visit Khajuraho

A good time to visit is March, when the annual Dance Festival takes place. So the best time to visit Khajuraho is from September to March.

 


How to reach Khajuraho

Khajuraho is most easily aproachable by flight from Delhi or Mumbai, or by trains from Delhi via Agra.


Khajuraho Airport (IATA: HJR) is located 5 km from the city, and is served by Air India offering flights from Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Mumbai.
Jet Airways also offers flights from Delhi and Varanasi.

 

 

Reach Khajuraho By train

A train station was opened in Khajuraho in 2008, linking it to Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) (175km) on the Delhi-Chennai/Bangalore/ Trivandrum mainline. There are direct trains from New Delhi Station (Hazarat Nizamuddin Railway Station), Agra and Varanasi. Train departs from Delhi daily at 20:10 and reaches 06:35 next morning at Khajuraho Railway Station.


UP SAMPARK KRANTI Express (Train number 12448) runs daily from Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin to Khajuraho. Departure time is 20.10 from Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin station , ARR. time 06.35 in Khajuraho. It departs from Khajuraho (train no 22447) at 18.20 and reaches Delhi at 05.25 in the morning.

Khajuraho is also well connected with major parts of Rajasthan by Rail since the extension of Udaipur-Gwalior Express till Khajuraho (Train No. 19665-19666), which now connects the two travel destinations via Jhansi and Agra. This train runs daily.

The other options to reach Khajuraho is through Jhansi. It takes around 6 hours to reach Jhansi from Delhi by train, and another 3-4 hours (plus connecting time) to go to Khajuraho. Get into the Dakshin Express from Delhi (23:00 hrs) and reach Jhansi by 05:00 hrs, Anorther Train Jhansi-Allahabad Passenger(Train No:51821) starts from Jhansi at 7:10AM and reaches Khajuraho at 12:05PM. 

Another faster option is the Bhopal Shatabdi train from delhi (6.00hrs) to Jhansi. Train from Khajuraho to Jhansi departs from Khajuraho at 12:25PM and will reach Jansi by 5.30PM. Both the trains have stoppage at Orcha.

There's also a daily Khajuraho-Jhansi train service, which covers the distance between Khajuraho and Jhansi in around five hours. Jhansi is also famous for Famous indian queen Maharani Laxmi Bai, who fought bravely in mutiny of 1857. Train 51821 leaves Jhansi daily at 7.10 a.m. and arrives in Khajuraho at midday. It's a local passenger train and can't be reserved in advance.

Train Trip to Khajuraho is highly recommended to see central indian way of life and culture also beautiful landscape outside the train.

The road trip from Jhansi to Khajuraho takes around four hours and costs 3,000 rupees for a taxi. 

Bus Journey to Khajuraho is also a good option specially if you want to see the central indian way of life..


Khajuraho Temple Opening Times

The temples are open from sunrise until just before sunset.

Temple Entry Fees and Charges

Foreigners are charged 250 rupees to enter the western group of temples.

 

Sound and Light Show in Khajuraho

There's a sound and light show, narrated by the Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, every evening at the western group of temples. Tickets cost 120 rupees for Indians and 400 rupees for foreigners.

 

Getting Around in Khajuraho

Western group of temples (the main group) is situated near good hotels, While the Eastern group is a few kilometers away.  Most Foreigners hire bicycle to travel between the two.


Khajuraho Main Festivals

  • in late February there is a week long classical dance festival in Khajuraho each year.
  • The festival is running since 1975, It shows Indian classical dance styles including Kathak, Bharat Natyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali. 
  • The Festival and dances are performed in the Western group of temples, mainly at the Chitragupta Temple and Vishwanatha Temple.
  • During Festival, A large arts and crafts fair is also held.

 

How to Stay Safe in Khajuraho

Beware of touts and Dealers in Khajuraho, if is recommended to ignore them, because they will trick you to take you to their shop or hotel or offer to sell you anything. Also avoid children, who will after you relentlessly for pens and other items.

 


Tourist Friendly Languages Spoken in Khajuraho

Hindi and English are widely spoken for the tourists. Dutch, French are also spoken by the guides and at the restaurants/hotels.

 

 

Reach Khajuraho By taxi/bus.

Note :- Taxis are recommended because the condition of buses and roads in central India are not good. There are daily bus services with Satna, Jhansi, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Panna, Agra, Allahabad and Varanasi.

From Jhansi railway station catch a rickshaw to Jhansi bus station which is 5Kms away. It is very difficult to get a bus to Khajuraho from Jhansi after 5PM. So try to reach Jhansi by afternoon if you want to catch a bus to Khajuraho from Jhansi. There are bus services from Agra (12 hrs), Gwalior (9hrs) and Jhansi.

 

Khajuraho Audio Guides

Effective 1 August 2011, the Archaeological Survey of India introduced an official self guided audio tour facility of international standards for visitors known as the Audio Compass Guide. The tour allows visitors to experience the Khajuraho Group of Monuments at their own pace, with authentic and factually accurate information. Visitors may avail of the audio guide facility from the official audio guide booth near the monument ticket counter. Prices for audio guide services are Rs. 100 (+ taxes) in English & Foreign Languages or Rs. 60 in Hindi & Indian Languages

 

Official Smartphone App for Khajuraho

An Android and iOS official smartphone app has become available that help visitors tour the Western Group of Monuments. The smartphone apps include a touch screen map, graphics, and the same audio content that is available in the official audio guide. The App, known as Audio Compass is the Official Audio Partner for the Ministry of Tourism (Incredible India). Due to the rise in complaints from tourists, the government has taken steps to ensure a hassle free experience for visitors.

 

Western Group of Temples-Khajuraho

Kandariya Mahadeo Temple :- centre of attraction in Khajuraho

Lakhmana Temple - The oldest and finest of the western group of temples, named after the ruler that built the temple. The A horizontal beam over the entrance of this beautiful Vaishnavite temple shows the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva with Lakshmi, Vishnus consort.

Devi Jagdamba Temple - Dedicated to the Goddess(devi), this is smaller and much more delicately proportioned temple and is home to some of the finest sculptures of Khajuraho.The garbha griha has a huge image of the Devi of the Universe (Jagdambi), though it appears to have started as a Vishnu temple. It has the usual three bands of sculptures, but the third and most uppermost of these houses some of the most erotic sculptures.

Chaunsat Yogini - The only granite temple in the Khajuraho group

Chitragupta Temple - is dedicated to the Sun God (Surya), it faces eastward to the rising sun

Matanageswara Temple - A temple dedicated to Shiva, a huge 8ft Lingam adorns the temple.

Varaha temple - dedicated to the Varaha avatar of Lord Vishnu, it holds the statue of a Vraha[boar] in the centrestage with the Sheshnag lying beneath. Carving of an idol of Devi Saraswati on the snout of the Varaha reflects that every word/sound[dhvani] seeks blessing of Devi Saraswati [Goddess of speech,learning and knowledge]

Vishwanath Temple - dedicated to Lord Shiva, also called Vishwanath [master of the universe]. In the same premises, a temple dedicated to Nandi, holds a huge statue of Nandi [the Bull, the companion, attendant and closest aide of Lord Shiva].


Eastern Group of Temples of Khajuraho

Parsvanath Temple - Largest among the group, with exquisite carvings in detail. The sculptures on the northern outer wall are the highlights of this temple. The image was installed in 1860.The three roofs of this temple depict mixture of Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim influences.

Ghantai Temple - This Jain temple has a frieze which depicts the 16 dreams of Mahavira's mother, and a jain goddess on a winged Garuda.

Adinath Temple - Dedicated to Jain Tirthankar(God), adinath, the temple is lavishly embellished with sculpted figures, including yakshis.

Brahma Temple - considered to be one of the oldest temples of Khajuraho made entirely in granite and sandstone, is dedicated to Vishnu.

Vamana Temple - is the dwarf form of Lord Vishnu, located in a secluded place and is known for its simple architecture.

 

Southern Group of Temples-Khajuraho

Dulhadev Temple - The last temple of Khajuraho, lies to the south of Ghantai temple. The temple enshrines a Shivalingam. The apsara and ornamented figures are the temple's most striking features.

Beejamandal Temple - It is a ruined temple, and is near the Chattarbhuj Temple

Chattarbhuj Temple Or The Jatkari Temple - Built in 1100 A.D., is well-known for its architecture, and is also the only temple to be devoid of any erotic sculpture. 3 km away from the Eastern Group. Facing West, have to take 10 steps to reach the sanctum. The massive 9 feet intricately carved Vishnu idol in Chaturbhuja (four-armed).

                  Dulhadev Temple.jpg

                                                  (courtesy searchaboutindia.com)

 

Shopping in Khajuraho

Buy Kama Sutra art soveneisr & mudras depicted on Iron, brass and stone sculptures, these are specialty of Khajuraho, Better to buy these from govt. authorized Crafts & Emporium shop.

Market - In addition, A weekly bazaar is held at Rajinagar (5km from Khajuraho) on Tuesdays. The market is a good place to pick up silver and brass ware.

 

Eating in Khajuraho

The Green view Restaurant. A very colorful and nice restaurant, red and green colour. The cook is one of the best in town, he will prepare you the most tastefully meal as the waiter will serve it with a smile. Most welcome to have breakfast,lunch and/or dinner. In front of the western groups of temples.


Paradise Restaurant. A small, but cozy restaurant offering delicious, and inexpensive meals. It is also very clean establishment with helpful and friendly staff. Try the breakfast specialty of mango pancakes.

Blue Sky restaurant. A rooftop dining area offering views over the Western group of temples - excellent Indian cuisine.

Siddhartha Hotel Restaurant, Located across from the Western group of temples.

La Dolce Vita, Jain Temples Road, Town center. An Italian-theme restaurant, rooftop dining and good, hearty breakfasts.

La Terraza Off Main Square, the western group of temples

Mediterranean Restaurant - a Greek delicacy café, Rooftop café serving western food and snacks.

Apsara Radisson Jass - Eclectic Cuisine Tel: (+91)-(07686)-272 344

Raja Cafe, opposite the Western termple group and next to the main square. Popular restaurant from two swiss sisters. Good swiss food and breakfast for Rs.70.

Madras Coffee House Off Main Square, located across from Western group of temples. A restaurant specializing in Southern Indian cuisine

Punjab Restaurant. located across from the Western group of temples.

Agrawal Veg Restaurant. located beside Hotel Gem Palace on the Jain Temple road near the Western group of temples. It offers great quality vegetarian food, specially alu tamatar and boondi raita. Specially Jain cuisines are a delight there and the waiters are very friendly.

 

Getting Out of Khajuraho..

Bandhavgarh National Park — National Park famous for its high density of tigers
Panna National Park — Famous national Park famous for Tigers.
Orchha - Famous for canopies and havelies and beautiful betwa river..
Raneh Falls (19 km) :- Beautiful fall located near by.
Ken Nature Trail - A 22 km , close to Raneh falls, is a jungle track, a natural beauty and imparts a knowledge of the surroundings.
Ajaygarh Fort - located 80 km away from Khajuraho, is at a height of 688 meters above sea level and once the capital of the Chandelas during their decline.
Kalinjar - A historical fort at nice trek away.
Pandav Falls (34 km) - A nice water fall.

 

About Khajuraho

Khajuraho in INDIA - Madhaya Pradesh is an UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, known for its ornate temples that are spectacular piece of human imagination, artistic creativity, magnificent architectural work and deriving spiritual peace through eroticism..Know more about Khajuraho

 

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About Jabalpur - The Grand Canyon of India

Jabalpur, known for, World famous Water Fall and Marble Rocks at Bheraghat, Also Known as Grand Canyon of India or Niagra Falls of India..Know more about Jabalpur

Hotel in Pachmarhi / Khajuraho / Jabalpur / Bandhavgarh

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Khajuraho

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Inclusions - Khajuraho Temple Tour with Maihar, Bandhavgarh and Jabalpur 

  •  Hotels ( MAP) breakfast /dinner 
  •  All Transfer by A.C.Swift Dsire / similar (6 Pax in a Tavera/Innova.)
  •  Temples Visit at Khajuraho.
  •  Light and Sound Show at Khajuraho.
  •  Sharda Devi Mandir Darshan at Maihar (Rope Way).
  •  2 Jungle Jeep Safari at Bandhavgarh.
  •  Bandhavgarh Fort Visit.
  •  Museum Visit at Bandhavgarh.
  •  Folk Dance with Barbecue at Bandhavgarh.
  •  Marble Rocks Visit (Bhedaghat)
  •  64 Yogini Mandir Visit Jabalpur.
     

Exclusions :

  •  All items which are not included in Itinerary.
  •  Transport cost from Destination to Destination.
  •  Tour cost is valid for minimum of 6 Persons Group.
  •  Child (3-10 years) will be charged extra
  •  Taxes.

Khajuraho Temple Tour with Maihar Panna and Bandhavgarh National Park - Itinerary

Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to hotel. The temples of Khajuraho are one the finest examples of the central Indian style of temple architecture. Though these temples have gained popularity because of their erotic carvings, they are reflective of the traditional way of life of the Hindu society in the medieval period. Evening enjoy the light & sound show at Kandharia Temple. Overnight at hotel.

After Breakfast check out of hotel and transfer to Bandhavgarh by car. Bandhavgarh is a small National Park, compact, yet full of game. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. This is also called White Tiger country, which has been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. The last known was captured by Maharaja Martand Singh in 1951. Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other species: the great gaur (or Indian bison), sambar and barking deer. The terrain is of great rocky hills rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley bottoms. The finest of these hills, sided with great cliffs and eroded rocks and on its highest point stands the Bandhavgarh fort, thought to be some 2000 years old.

 

About Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular national parks in India and is located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. The park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which is said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka. Know about About Bandhavgarh

Today you will be pickup from resort by early morning at 6 am for morning jungle safari and enjoy safari till 10:30 am then back to resort and have breakfast. After some rest and have lunch you will go for evening jungle safari by 2pm and enjoy safari wwhile watching wild animals. By 5:30 pm you will drop to resort and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay at Bandhavgarh

Early morning after Breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Jabalpur. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Later visit Bhedaghat, a village situated on the banks of the Narmada, is known for its marble rocks at a distance about 25 km from Jabalpur by road. Major attractions are the Duandhar waterfall, marble gorge, and the Chausath Yogini temple. Boat ride is available from the Panchavti ghat in amist several kilometer long marble gorge in river Narmada. The BhedaGhat and Dhuandhar serve as a site for movie shooting, and marble for statuary. Overnight stay at Hotel Satya Ashoka in Jabalpur.

Early morning after Breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Pachmarhi. On arrival after check-in at hotel day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

About Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi is a hill station of Madhya Pradesh situated on a large plateau Mahadeo hills of  Satpura ranges. It is widely known as “Queen of Satpura”. Pachmarhi lies in Hoshangabad district of among all tourist spots of Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is the most favorite tourist spot among domestic tourists of India. Now more about Pachmarhi

After breakfast, move out for full day guided sightseeing tour to the natural wonders of Pachmarhi, which includes Priyadarshini (Forsyth Point), Bee Fall, Handi Khoh and Fairy pool. Explore the beautiful market of Pachmarhi in the evening. Overnight at hotel.

        
After breakfast, get transferred to Bhopal Airport (200kms/3hrs) OR Pipariya railway station (45kms/1hrs) to board train/flight to Delhi.

Khajuraho Temple Tour with Maihar Panna and Bandhavgarh National Park - Rates & Dates

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