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Option -1: 8N / 9D: Khajuraho Panna Bandhavgarh Orchha Gwalior tour Package from Jabalpur @ INR 31,000 per person. T&C apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 3 jungle safaris
Option - 2: 7N / 8D Khajuraho Panna Kanha tour Package from Bhopal @ INR 34,000 per person. T&C apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 3 jungle safari
Option - 3: 6N / 7D Khajuraho panna chhatarpur chitrakoot from Jabalpur tour @ INR 25,000 per person. T&C apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 2 Jungle safaris
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This most successful vacation package to India provided by Holiday travel starts from Khajuraho which is known as indian temple statues & provides two nights in khajuraho, then we proceed to seek blessings from local goddess Maihar Devi, followed by Gypsy safari in Bandhavgarh & Panna 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.
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6 nights accmmodation in twin sharing basis
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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.
1 Jungle Jeep Safari at Panna National Park
Marble Rocks Visit (Bhedaghat)
64 Yogini Mandir Visit Jabalpur.
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Arrival at Khajuraho airport / railway st. 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 stay in Khajuraho.
Sound & Light Show: The Light and Sound show on the Western Group of temples complex the reminds the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and mark out the story of the exclusive temples from the 10th Century to the present day. The 50-minute fascinating show is held in every evening and it runs in Hindi and in English.
After breakfast visit for western group of temple and eastern group of temple. Afternoon free for self activities. Overnight stay at hotel.
Western Group of Temple: On the main road, beside the path leading to the Matangeshwar Temple is the A.S.I counter where you must purchase a ticket to visit the western group of temples in this complex and the museum on the opposite side. A boundary wall surrounds and protects the temples within this large rectangular complex and there is only one entry point. Here at the Western Group you will see some of the most sensational temples in the world.Temple in Khajuraho
Eastern Group of Temple: A kilometer towards the east from the western group of Temples is the khajur sagar and the old village of Khajuraho. On one of the paths to the village is a modern whitewashed structure with a large orange - red statue within. The statue is still worshipped but is one of the oldest images to be found in khajuraho.The images is of hanuman, the monkey king who assisted Ram (of the Ramayana) through his travails in exile.
It is the third day of tour package in which we will drive to Panna national park (50kms) in south-east direction. Enjoy post lunch in resort at Panna national park. After lunch we will take you to entrance gate for safari later in the evening come back to resort and overnight stay in Panna national park.
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.
Enroute visit Maihar Devi Temple which is world famous for the temple of revered mother goddess Sharda situated on Trikuta hills.
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 in Jabalpur.
Early morning after Breakfast check out of the hotel drop to railway st. / airport for onwards journey.
Ancient Indian Art History
Each era is unique in its distinctive culture. In the same way Indian art forms have continuously evolved over thousands of years. In ancient India, various art forms like paintings, architecture and sculpture evolved. Khajuraho was an ancient city in the Madhya Pradesh region of northern India. From the 10th to 12th century CE it was the capital of the Chandella kings who ruled Bundelkhand. Despite Khajuraho’s once great reputation as an important cultural centre there are no surviving non-religious buildings, but the presence of 35 Hindu and Jain temples make it one of the most significant historical sites in India today and worthy of its name given by the 11th century CE Muslim historian Abu Rihan Alberuni as ‘the City of the Gods’.
India Wildlife Tour
India’s diverse landscapes and varied climate are reflected in its many national parks and sanctuaries, each offering its own slightly distinct wildlife experience. One can witness hundreds of diverse genus of creatures encompassing tiger, leopard, elephant, bear, wild boar, toddy cat, jackal, langur, ratel and many more in their natural habitat. Not only this, wildlife tours bring you close to different sorts of vegetation which make your holidays in India more appealing and adventurous. Our wildlife packages combine magnificent wildlife and picturesque landscape so that you can indulge the maximum time of tour in the famous national parks being accompanied by the experienced guides.
What is there in Khajuraho (Khajuraho sculptures)
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.
Khajuraho Group of Monuments
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.
Sarai at Toria
Sarai (or Serai) is an ancient Persian term for an inn and Toria is a nearby village; hence the Sarai at Toria. Welcome! The Sarai at Toria’s uniquely designed accommodation is situated on a beautiful riverside site, close to Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India. It can be a destination in itself, as the surrounding area is full of wonderful history and natural beauty, and it is also conveniently located to fit into a number of central Indian itineraries.
This luxurious but earth-friendly small retreat is envisaged as the founding component of a wider project that seeks to play a positive role in the economic and social development of the local area; we also see it as a base for conservation activities and for wildlife and climate change research.
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.
Jhansi to Khajuraho Taxi Fare
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 "Famous Erotic Art"
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).
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 "Famous sculptures in India"
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
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
Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is one of the most important states of the country as for conservation of wildlife and biodiversity is concerned. Amongst the Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh, India, a leading name is that of Kanha National Park. Kanha's rolling grasslands, sal and bamboo forests and meandering streams - all offer a dramatic natural grandeur for the visitors. Kanha Tiger Reserve is a big attraction for many people. This park is the solitary habitat of the rare hardground Barasingha (Cervus Duvaceli Branderi). click to know more about Kanha
Bandhavgarh National Park is another premier name in the list of Madhya Pradesh Wildlife. Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh is known for its highest density of tiger population within India. Tourists can also see a large range of natives in terms of birds and animals at this place. click here to know more about Bandhavagarh
Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh, India has another popular destination known by the name of Panna National Park. The Ken River passing through this park adds to its scenic beauty. The predominant species that you will get to see here are the Chinkara, the Chital and the Indian gazelle. Other species found here include Sambar, Nilgai, Blackbuck, Sloth Bear, Chausingha or four-horned Antelope, Leopard, striped Hyaena, common Langur, Tiger, Jackal, Wild Boar, Jungle Cat, Crocodile and others. Panna National Park is also quite rich in avifauna. click here to know more about Panna