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Khajuraho Maihar Chitrakoot & Panna national Park Package Deals

 

Option - 1: 5N / 6D Khajuraho Panna Chattarpur Orchha Chitrakoot tour Package @ INR 19,000 per person. T&C apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 1 Jungle safari

 

Option - 2: 6N / 7D Bandhavgarh Khajuraho Maihar Chitrakoot tour Package @ INR 35,500 per person. T&C apply  

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 2 Jungle safaris

 

Option - 3: 7N / 8D Knaha Khajuraho Jabalpur Maihar Orchha Gwalior tour Package @ INR 41,500 per person. T&C apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 2 Jungle safaris

 

Option -4: 6N / 7D Khajuraho Panna Jabalpur chitrakoot from Delhi tour Package @ INR 30,500 per person. T&C apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 1 Jungle safari

 

Option - 5: 6N / 7D Khajuraho Bandhavgarh Panna Maihar from Bhopal tour Package from Jabalpur@ INR 40,000 per person. T&C apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast+ 3 Jungle safaris

 

 

Khajuraho Mandir with Maihar Devi Chitrakoot & Panna national Park

 

Khajuraho Maihar Chitrakoot & Panna tour package: Overview

This most successful tour package provided by Holiday travel India is the best pilgrimage tour for Madhya Pradesh. We Cover Main Pilgrimage Destinations of MP Maihar Devi, Chitrakoot followed by Leisure in Panna Wild life national park and Khajuraho Heritage Temple Tour in 6N/ 7D.  Maihar is known for Shardadevi Temple that requires one to take 1063 steps to the top or accessible via ropeway. Shardadevi Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeetha Temples and millions of devotees throng the Maihar temple all round the year.

Chitrakoot is a very sacred place for Lord Rama Devotees as it is believed that during Ramayana Lord Rama and Sita spent eleven of their fourteen years of exile in these forests. It’s also believed that Great sages Atri and Sati Anusuya have meditated here at Chitrakoot. Chitrakoot is a pilgrim centre visited by Lord Rama devotees all round the year. Package is well designed and suited for Families with Kids, Honeymoon Couples and Holiday Makers.

 

What is unique in ‘Khajuraho with Maihar Devi Chitrakoot & Panna tour package’?

If we talk about the uniqueness of this package that it consists beautiful & alluring places of central India. You will explore Khajuraho famous for their erotic temples, Maihar Devi famous Shaktipeetha devi darshan oldest from 9th or 10th century A.D. Chitrakoot sightseeing belongs to epic of Ramayana famous for its Ramghat Janaki Kund & Gupt Godavari. Next one is Panna national park famous for their wildlife environments with most adventurous Jungle safari. On the other side you have choice to explore the famous spots of Bhopal or Jabalpur. Where Bhopal is famous for its sanchi stupas & Jabalpur is famous for cascading water fall of Bhadaghat.

This Package is Tailor made to start from Delhi/Mumbai/Bhopal/Jabalpur. We are offering this package in two options - From Delhi and from Mumbai. Tourist of North India can start their trip from Delhi and tourist of South and West India can start their trip from Mumbai. This 6 days awesome tour package provides into three different categories Standard, Deluxe & Luxury so that you can book the package according to you suitable category.

 

Package Highlights

  • Gypsy safari in Panna National park 

  • Satna seek blessings from local goddess Maihar Devi

  • Chitrakoot Dham and Complete Temple Visit + Waterfall

  • Khajuraho site seeing and Temples like Lakshmana Temple & Parsavnath Temple

  • Enjoy the light & sound show at Kandaria Temple Khajuraho

  • Cascading waterfalls of Pandava Falls, Caves & Kalinjar Fort

  • Visit Chitrakoot Dham, Ramghat, Kamadgiri, Sati Anusuya

  • Explore Sphatik Shila, Janaki Kund, Gupt Godavari

  • Devi darshan & Trek to Maihar devi (3 hours)

  • Madhavgarh Fort, Jagatdev Talab, famous Pannilal Chowk

  • Enjoy boat ride in Narmada River at Bhedaghat

  • Witness Marble Rocks, and visit Dhuandhar water fall at Bhedaghat

  • Visit Taj ul Masajid, Bharat Bhawan, Manav Sanghralaya, Sanchi Stupas (Optional)



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Package Inclusions:  (From Delhi)

  • Local Traveling and Sightseeing by AC vehicle

  • Meals includes:  6 Breakfasts + 5 Dinner

  • 1 Night stay at Khajuraho with sightseeing

  • 1 Night stay at Panna with sightseeing

  • 1 Night stay at Satna with sightseeing

  • 1 Night Stay at Chitrakoot with sightseeing

  • 2 Night stay at Jabalpur/ Bhopal (Optional) with sightseeing

  • Pick up from railway station

  • Fuel cost, state taxes and toll/parking fee

  • Accommodation in 2 Star hotels will be provided

  • All taxes included

 

Package Exclusion

  • Any claim or delay charges due to natural calamities such as land slide, road blockage, heavy rain etc

  • Or any other things which are not mentioned inclusion column

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, STD calls etc

  • Any airfare / train fare

  • Any insurance

  • GST taxes

 

Package from Mumbai

Route Taken & Destinations

Mumbai - Jabalpur - Maihar - Chitrakoot - Panna Wildlife Sanctuary -Khajuraho- Mumbai

 

Package Inclusions: (From Mumbai)

  • Local Traveling and Sightseeing by AC or Non AC vehicle.

  • Above mentioned rates are Inclusive of toll Taxes, driver Bhatta, Night Charges

  • Meals includes:  6 Breakfasts + 5 Dinner

  • 1 Night stay at Jabalpur Deluxe Category Hotel

  • 1 Night stay at Khajuraho, Deluxe Category Hotel

  • 1 Night stay at Panna, Deluxe Category Hotel

  • 1 Night stay at Satna, Deluxe Category Hotel

  • 1 Night Stay at Chitrakoot

 

Recommended Hotels

Khajuraho Hotels

Hotel Isabel Palace (3* Hotel) TA rating - 4.5 – certified in excellence 

Address: AIRPORT ROAD, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606

 

Hotel Clarks Khajuraho   (5* Hotel) TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence 

Address: Bameetha Road, Near Khajuraho Airport, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606

 

Hotel Surya Khajuraho (2* Hotel) TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence 

Address: Jain Temple Road, Dist Chhatarpur, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606

 

Satna Hotels

Hotel Uma (3* Hotel) TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence 

Address: Chankyapuri, Rewa Road, Satna, Madhya Pradesh 485001

 

Panna Hotels

Taj Safari Pashan Garh (3* Hotel) TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence 

Address: Panna National Park, Amanganj Road Panna, Panna, Madhya Pradesh 488001

 

Chitrakoot Hotels

Ram Kripa Inn (2* Hotel) TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence 

Address: Purani Bazar Karwi, National Highway (NH) 76,Karwi, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh 210205

 

Jabalpur Hotels

Grand Heritage Narmada Jacksons (5* Hotel) TA rating – 3.5 – certified in excellence 

Address: South Civil Lines, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482001

 

Hotel Swayam (3* Hotel) TA rating – 3.5 – certified in excellence 

Address: Opp. Jyothi Talkies, Nudra Bridge, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

 

Hotel Kanak (2* Hotel) TA rating – 3.5 – certified in excellence 

Address: Station Rd, Narsingh Ward, Shukla Nagar, Madan Mahal, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482001

 


Khajuraho Mandir with Maihar Devi Chitrakoot & Panna national Park - Itinerary

Package from Delhi - Itinerary

Arrive in Khajuraho via Flight and transfer to hotel. Full Day Khajuraho site seeing and Temples like Lakshmana Temple & Parsavnath Temple (Eastern Group Temple).  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 Kandaria Temple.

Night Stay in Khajuraho with dinner

 

Kandariya Temple: It is largest among western group of temples. It was built by Chandela King Vidydhar. The temple derives its name from Kandara meaning cave in English and Mahadev another name for Lord Shiva. Its shikhara(spire) rises about 30m (100 feet) above the platform which it shares with the older Devi Jagadambi temple depicting Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Mahadev in Himalayas and is surrounded by 84 Urushringaras, the smaller spires erected against the Shikhara.

 

Parsavnath Temple (Eastern Group Temple): Parsavnath temple is the largest Jain temple in India built in the honour of Adinath, the first Jain tirthankar. The temple houses an idol of Parsavnath. One of the surprising characteristic of this Khajuraho temple is that it does not have erotic sculptures as are ubiquitous in other temples in Khajuraho. There are many non erotic sculptures of Surasundaris depicting many postures which visitors watch spellbound.

 

Lakshmana Temple: Built by King Yasovarman, Lakshmana temple is the second largest , the most beautiful and is considered to be one of the oldest of all Khajuraho temples. Main temple is built on a high platform surrounded by 4 subsidiary shrines which are intact. It is the only Panchayatan temple   which is fully intact. Temple entry has an elegant Makara Torana. The lintel over entrance has a figure of trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva with Goddess Lakshmi. There are 3 bands of sculptures on outer walls as well as inner walls.

 

Light and Sound Show: There is a Sound and Light show organized by Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Board every evening, History of Great Chandela Kings and of Khajuraho temples is narrated in the baritone of Bollywood Amitabh Bhachchan. Entry ticket Rs. 120/- for Indians and Rs. 300/- for foreigners. Two shows are held daily, provided it isn’t raining, there’s a minimum of ten people for the show. The first show, in English, is at 7.30 PM; the second show, in Hindi, is at 8.30 PM. There is an entry charges of $US 5 for the western group of temples for foreigners and INR 10 for Indians.

 

Today after breakfast check out from Khajuraho and drive to Panna National park. Upon arrive check into Panna Resort, rest for some time and after visit for local sightseeing of places at Panna National Park Extending over 543 km, spread along the banks of the River Ken, the park's topography is a magnificent one of deep gorges, tranquil valley and dense teak forests. During the monsoons, the park is a lush green haven with cascading waterfalls, Kalinjar Fort, Pandava Falls and Caves. In the evening return back to the hotel for dinner and night stay.

Night Stay in Panna Wild Life Reserve  

 

Panna National Park: Panna National Park is situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, at a distance of around 57 km from Khajuraho. The region, famous for its diamond industry, is also home to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the most famous Tiger Reserves in the country. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. Due to its closeness to one of the best-known Indian tourist attraction in India, Khajuraho, the park is recognized as an exciting stop-over destination.

 

Kalinjar Fort:  It is known for its vast collection of monuments and sculptures, which reveals many historic events and practices. This fort was constructed by the Chandela rulers at the end of 1st and beginning of 2nd century for protecting their kingdom from enemy. The fort was constructed on 25-30 m wide foundation to provide maximum strength to the fort. It has a height of 30-35 m with 8 m wide summit with length of around 7.5 km over the hillock. The fort is constructed using sand stone and granite pieces, which are placed over each other.

 

Pandava Falls and Caves: It is located nearly 12 km from Panna city is surrounded by thick vegetation and is an ideal picnic spot for local people as well as travelers. The falls are close to the national highway and are formed by the streams originating from local springs. These huge falls remain filled with water throughout the year and can be visited during monsoons also. A large pool is formed at the base of this 100 ft high waterfall. Near this large water pool, there are some ancient caves. It is believed that Pandavas took shelter in these caves during their exile. 

After breakfast departure to Chitrakoot Dham . On arrival Chitrakoot Dham after 2-3 hours take rest then go for visit sightseeing like Ramghat, Kamadgiri, Sati Anusuya. After breakfast continue to Sphatik Shila, Janaki Kund, Gupt Godavari. In the evening back to accommodation.

 Night Stay in Chitrakoot with dinner

 

Ramghat: Mandakini River is lined up by ghats called Ramghat where lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman appeared in front of the famous poet Tulsidas and he used to sit on the river side and write Ram Charitra Manas. It is famous attraction of Chitrakoot sightseeing. Now a days, devotees use to visit this place for peace and meditation practice. It is a scared spot where evening arti is performed which is offers a photogenic seen with beautiful diya lightings, sounds of bell and holy chants. You can go for boating in the river and enjoy the beauty of this place until the evening and attend the arti.

 

Kamadgiri: It is a forested hill with so many Hindu temples in its base. It is believed that Lord Rama, Sita and Laxman live in this particular area, during their exile. Devotees take one 5 km. round of this hill as a way to do worship. Its circumference is of 5 km. which was developed by initiative of Bundela queen in year 1725.

 

Gupt Godavari:  It is about 19kms from Chitrakoot town. It is said that here Lord Rama and Laxmana use to come and had court at this place. It is a narrow cave on hill form which natural water is coming out which is given name as Gupt Godavari. Inside that cave, two natural rock structures are present which resembles as for throne arrangement.

 

Janki Kund: Janaki kund is situated along the banks of Mandakini River and it is believed that this is where goddess Sita used to bathe during the period of exile. One can also see marks of footprints by the river side are which are believed to be hers. During that time, rivers water was crystal clear and suitable to take bath. 

After breakfast visit sightseeing’s of Chitrakoot which includes Waterfall and Temple & then drives to Maihar (3 hours). Have Darshans of statues of Sri Kalbhairav, Bhagwan Narsingh, Hanuman ji, Goddess Mother Kali, Durga, Sri Gauri Shankar, Sheshnag, Phoolmati Mata, Bramhdev & Jalappadevi are also installed in Sharda Devi temple campus. Move to visit Maa Sharda Devi Temple in the evening, after darshan move to Satna (35 Kms), Check into hotel & relax.

Night Stay in Satna with dinner

 

Maihar Devi: It is a common belief that Adiguru Shankracharya offered his prayer and worship in this temple. Stone inscription in temple dates back to 9th or 10th century A.D.

 

In the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for local Sightseeing which includes Madhavgarh Fort, Jagatdev Talab, famous Pannilal Chowk then departure to Jabalpur/ Bhopal. Rest of the day is at journey. Arrival Bhopal/Jabalpur in the evening & relax.

 Night Stay in Jabalpur/Bhopal with dinner

 

Madhavgarh Fort: this fort was built by Madho Singh approximately 400 years ago and is now converted into a heritage hotel by Thakur Bhawani Singh Ji in July 2000. It was given as a hereditary estate to Thakur Pratap Singh Ji, a Rajput of Bhati clan, by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh I when he became a member of the Madho family.

 

In the morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and leave for local Sightseeing of Jabalpur or Bhopal. In the evening drop at the airport to catch further flight for onwards journey.

 

 If Jabalpur, Proceed to Bhedaghat & have a boat ride in Narmada River to witness Marble Rocks, and visit Dhuandhar water fall.

Bhedaghat:  It situated about 25 km. from Jabalpur city. It is a popular tourist spot close to Jabalpur city. Here holy Narmada River passes through marble rocks which offers chance to enjoy boating view the natural beauty of natural rock formations. Here mainly 3 spots are to be visited: Dhuandhar waterfall, Chousat Yogini Temple and Bhedaghat.

 

If Bhopal, Proceed on Full Day tour of City Attractions like Taj ul Masajid, Bharat Bhawan, Manav Sanghralaya, Sanchi Stupas.

Sanchi Stupas: One of the famous Bhuddhist shrines, Sanchi Stupa is known for its ancient art and architecture. It is located at the town of Sanchi in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh and is one of the popular tourist attractions. The design of Sanchi Stupa was in the 3rd century BC. The beautiful Stupa is surrounded by toranas which reflect love, peace, trust and courage. The central chamber of Stupa is made up of large hemispherical domes, which comprise of different relics of Lord Buddha. It is one of the well preserved ancient stupas in central India and is ranked among the world Heritage sites.

 

Package from Mumbai - Itinerary

Early morning after Breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Jabalpur. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Full Day Site Seeing in Jabalpur, Bhedaghar, Marble Rocks, Dhunadhar Fall, etc Night Stay in Jabalpur Hotel. Later visit Bhedaghat, Boat ride is available from the Panchavti ghat in amidst several kilometer long marble gorge in river Narmada. The Bheda Ghat and Dhuandhar serve as a site for movie shooting, and marble for statuary.

 Overnight stay at Jabalpur Hotel with dinner

Bhedaghat:  It situated about 25 km. from Jabalpur city. It is a popular tourist spot close to Jabalpur city. Here holy Narmada River passes through marble rocks which offers chance to enjoy boating view the natural beauty of natural rock formations. Here mainly 3 famous attractions are to be visited: Dhuandhar waterfall, Chousat Yogini Temple and Bhedaghat. 

Today after breakfast four hours drive to Maihar devi for Devi darshan, Have Darshans of statues of Sri Kalbhairav, Bhagwan Narsingh, Hanuman ji, Goddess Mother Kali, Durga, Sri Gauri Shankar, Sheshnag, Phoolmati Mata, Bramhdev & Jalappadevi. Later have lunch & move to visit Maa Sharda Devi Temple in the evening, after darshan proceed to Satna (35 Km.), Check into hotel & relax.

Night Stay in Satna hotel with dinner

 

Maihar Devi: It is a common belief that Adiguru Shankracharya offered his prayer and worship in this temple. Stone inscription in temple dates back to 9th or 10th century A.D.

 

Today after breakfast departure to Chitrakoot Dham . Arrival Chitrakoot Dham after 2-3 hours, visits Ramghat, Kamadgiri, Sati Anusuya, Sphatik Shila, Janaki Kund, Hanuman Dhara & Gupt Godavari. In the evening Night Stay in Chitrakoot

Night Stay in Chitrakoot

 

Ramghat: Mandakini River is lined up by ghats called Ramghat where lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman appeared in front of the famous poet Tulsidas and he used to sit on the river side and write Ram Charitra Manas. It is famous attraction of Chitrakoot sightseeing. Now a days, devotees use to visit this place for peace and meditation practice. It is a scared spot where evening arti is performed which is offers a photogenic seen with beautiful diya lightings, sounds of bell and holy chants. You can go for boating in the river and enjoy the beauty of this place until the evening and attend the arti.

 

Kamadgiri: It is a forested hill with so many Hindu temples in its base. It is believed that Lord Rama, Sita and Laxman live in this particular area, during their exile. Devotees take one 5 km. round of this hill as a way to do worship. Its circumference is of 5 km. which was developed by initiative of Bundela queen in year 1725.

 

Gupt Godavari:  It is about 19kms from Chitrakoot town. It is said that here Lord Rama and Laxmana use to come and had court at this place. It is a narrow cave on hill form which natural water is coming out which is given name as Gupt Godavari. Inside that cave, two natural rock structures are present which resembles as for throne arrangement.

 

Janki Kund: Janaki kund is situated along the banks of Mandakini River and it is believed that this is where goddess Sita used to bathe during the period of exile. One can also see marks of footprints by the river side are which are believed to be hers. During that time, rivers water was crystal clear and suitable to take bath. 

Today after breakfast checkout from chitrakoot & driveto Panna MNational park. On arrive Check into Panna Resort & relax. Then visit for local sightseeing of places at Panna National Park Extending over 543 km, spread along the banks of the River Ken, the park's topography is a magnificent one of deep gorges, tranquil valley and dense teak forests. During the monsoons, the park is a lush green haven with cascading waterfalls, Ajaygarh Fort, Nachna. In the evening return back to the hotel.

Dinner & night stay at Panna Resort

 

Panna National Park: Panna National Park is situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, at a distance of around 57 km from Khajuraho. The region, famous for its diamond industry, is also home to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the most famous Tiger Reserves in the country. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. Due to its closeness to one of the best-known Indian tourist attraction in India, Khajuraho, the park is recognized as an exciting stop-over destination.

 

Kalinjar Fort:  It is known for its vast collection of monuments and sculptures, which reveals many historic events and practices. This fort was constructed by the Chandela rulers at the end of 1st and beginning of 2nd century for protecting their kingdom from enemy. The fort was constructed on 25-30 m wide foundation to provide maximum strength to the fort. It has a height of 30-35 m with 8 m wide summit with length of around 7.5 km over the hillock. The fort is constructed using sand stone and granite pieces, which are placed over each other.

 

Pandava Falls and Caves: It is located nearly 12 km from Panna city is surrounded by thick vegetation and is an ideal picnic spot for local people as well as travelers. The falls are close to the national highway and are formed by the streams originating from local springs. These huge falls remain filled with water throughout the year and can be visited during monsoons also. A large pool is formed at the base of this 100 ft high waterfall. Near this large water pool, there are some ancient caves. It is believed that Pandavas took shelter in these caves during their exile. 

After breakfast checkout form resort & drive to Kahjuraho & see the famous Erotic Temples and nearby attractions. Have full day Khajuraho site seeing and Temples like Lakshmana Temple & Parsavnath Temple (Eastern Group Temple. Evening enjoy the light & sound show at Kandaria Temple. Later back to your accommodation & relax.

 Night Stay in Khajurao with dinner

 

Khajuraho temples:  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.

 

Kandariya Temple: It is largest among western group of temples. It was built by Chandela King Vidydhar. The temple derives its name from Kandara meaning cave in English and Mahadev another name for Lord Shiva. Its shikhara(spire) rises about 30m (100 feet) above the platform which it shares with the older Devi Jagadambi temple depicting Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Mahadev in Himalayas and is surrounded by 84 Urushringaras, the smaller spires erected against the Shikhara.

 

Parsavnath Temple (Eastern Group Temple): Parsavnath temple is the largest Jain temple in India built in the honour of Adinath, the first Jain tirthankar. The temple houses an idol of Parsavnath. One of the surprising characteristic of this Khajuraho temple is that it does not have erotic sculptures as are ubiquitous in other temples in Khajuraho. There are many non erotic sculptures of Surasundaris depicting many postures which visitors watch spellbound.

 

Lakshmana Temple: Built by King Yasovarman, Lakshmana temple is the second largest , the most beautiful and is considered to be one of the oldest of all Khajuraho temples. Main temple is built on a high platform surrounded by 4 subsidiary shrines which are intact. It is the only Panchayatan temple   which is fully intact. Temple entry has an elegant Makara Torana. The lintel over entrance has a figure of trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva with Goddess Lakshmi. There are 3 bands of sculptures on outer walls as well as inner walls.

 

Light and Sound Show: There is a Sound and Light show organized by Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Board every evening, History of Great Chandela Kings and of Khajuraho temples is narrated in the baritone of Bollywood Amitabh Bhachchan. Entry ticket Rs. 120/- for Indians and Rs. 300/- for foreigners. Two shows are held daily, provided it isn’t raining, there’s a minimum of ten people for the show. The first show, in English, is at 7.30 PM; the second show, in Hindi, is at 8.30 PM. There is an entry charges of $US 5 for the western group of temples for foreigners and INR 10 for Indians.

 

Today after breakfast departure to Khajuraho Airport & Catch the flight back to Mumbai. Arrival Mumbai in the evening, the tour concludes with sweet memories.

 



What is there in Maihar & ChitraKoot

Maihar

Shaktipeetha Temples in West and Central India : "Maihar is known for Shardadevi Temple that that requires one to take 1063 steps to the top (Or accessible via ropeway). Shardadevi Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeetha Temples"

 

Chitrakoot

Ram Ghat

Ram Ghat is a long stretch of steps made on the bank of Mandakini River. Tourists can see many holy men, dressed in saffron cloth, meditating. People believe that the sacred Sarayu River surfaces from its underground source here and then again vanish. It is believed that during exile, Lord Rama, Laxman and Sita took shelter here and appeared before poet Tulsidas. Tulsi Chabutra, a platform in the Ram Ghat, is believed to be a place where Tulsidas wrote the Ram Charit Manas.

 

Gupt Godavari

Gupt Godavari is a cavern located at a distance of 19 km south of Ram Ghat. As per the legend, the Godavari River emerging as a perennial stream from the rocks deep inside this cave, flows down to another cave below and then disappears. A massive rock is seen protruding out of the ceiling which is believed to be the remains of the Demon Mayank. This demon had the audacity of stealing Sita's clothes when she was bathing and hence was killed by Laxman. It is believed that during their exile, Lord Rama along with his brother Laxmana held a court in this cave. Tourists can find a beautifully carved sculpture of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva at the entrance of the cave.

 

Janaki Kund

 Janaki Kund is situated upstream of the Ramghat where it is believed that Sita bathed here during the years of her exile with Rama.

 

Kali Barah Fall

This scenic fall is located at a distance of about 1 Km. from the Tikariya village. It is thrilling to walk along this gurgling stream on the rocks and to take a bathe in it. There is a statue of Vanwasi Hanuman on the massive rock.

 

Sati Anusuya

It is located approx 16 km. from Chitrakoot city. This place is still forested and away from disturbance. It is believed that Sati Anusuya lives here with his husband Saint Atri. During their stay in Chitrakuta, Lord Rama and Sita visited the ashram to meet them. The story of Anusuya says that she sprinkled some special water over the holy trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar and this led to their incarnations. Also it is said that Anusuya offered sincere dedication to praise the god to end famine and thus the town was blessed with the river Mandakini.

 

Sita Rasoi

It is located approx. 4 km. from Chitrakoot at top of hill, close to Hanuman Dhara. It is believed to be the place where Mata Sita has made her kitchen and use to prepare meal for Lord Rama & Laxmana.

 

Sphatik Shila

It is a rock structure which bears the footmarks of human being and it is believed that these footmarks belong to lord Rama. It is close to Janki Kund and nearby Mandakini river bank. It is a place with two massive rocks which are believed to have the footprints of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. Sphatik Shila literally means crystal rock and is located amidst dense forests, close to Janki Kund on the banks of river Mandakini.

 

Bharat Milap Temple

In Hindu epic Ramayana, Bharat Milap incident is described in detail which reveals the logic and arguments taken place in between Bharat and Ram. It is a place where Lord Ram met his younger brother Bharat, during their exile. It is located in Chitrakoot. Now- a -days, a temple is existing here called Bharat Milap temple.

 

Hanuman Dhara

Hanuman Dhara is approx. 4kms from Chitrakoot town and 3kms from Ramghat. Being located at considerable height on steep hill, it offers panoramic view of Chitrakoot. There is a stream of water falling upon the deity of lord Hanuman releasing in a kund and there are so many langoors in this area which are well associated with Hanuman located at steep hill side, on a rocky face. It is said that spring was created by Lord Rama for Hanuman, when he returned back from Lanka, after setting it afire.

 

Best Time to visit Maihar & Chitrakoot

Maihar & Chitrakoot is a popular pilgrimage site in Madhya Pradesh state of India. It is renowned for huge gatherings in festivals like Ram Navami and Diwali. The town also offers the best of Ayurveda and Yoga. Best time to visit Maihar & Chitrakoot is between the months of July and March. Monsoon brings average rainfalls and winters are refreshing. Summers can really hot.

 

How to reach Maihar & Chitrakoot

Maihar

By Train: Maihar Railway Station is situated in between Katni and Satna stations of West Central Railway. The Maihar railhead is well connected with regular trains with the rest of the country. The nearest big railway station, that is, at Jabalpur is situated about 162 KM away from Maihar. One can choose from a wide variety of trains to get to Maihar.

 

By Road: Maihar is well connected by road. National highway 7 is the nearest connecting highway. Once you enter the city, you can take benefits of local/government buses, autos and taxies to move within the city.

 

By Bus: One can drive down or avail the services of local and Government MPSRTC bus services to move to from the nearby and major cities.

 

Chitrakoot

By Air: The nearest airports to reach Chitrakoot are Khajuraho (185 km) and Varanasi (260 km). The airport is very well connected to all the major cities of India.

 

By Rail: The closest railhead is Chitrakoot Dham (Karwi) (11 Kms). You can hire cabs, taxis or take the state transport buses from outside the station to reach your desired destination.

 

By Road: Frequent bus services are available from Satna (75 km), Karwi ( 8 km), Jhansi (274 km), Mahoba (127 km), Lucknow (285 km), Allahabad (125 km) and Kalinjar (274 km).

 

How to reach khajuraho from Delhi / Mumbai

By Air: Khajuraho has its own domestic airport, which is well-connected to most of the Indian cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Allahabad and Bhopal. Some of the popular regular flights to Khajuraho are Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Air India and JetKonnect. Then you can hire a cab or a taxi to your hotel.

 

By Train: Khajuraho railway station is connected to a few towns only including New Delhi. You can take Khajuraho-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express, which has daily connectivity to Khajuraho. The second nearest railhead, which is well-connected with some of the Indian cities is the Mahoba Junction, which is approximately 75 kilometers away from Khajuraho. Some of the regular trains are Bundelkhand Express, Mahakaushal Express and Udiapur Khajuraho Express.

 

By Bus: Many private and state-owned buses run from Khajuraho to neighboring cities like Jhansi. You can choose from a regular bus, non-air-conditioned bus, and air-conditioned, semi-deluxe and deluxe buses. The bus fare would depend on the type of bus and the number of kilometers covered.

 

 Khajuraho Dance Festival

Khajuraho dance festival is organized in February or March Every year to explore the rich Indian culture and its marvelous history. This festival is organized by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad. Many world famous artists come and perform here.

The festival continues till one-week. It is held annually with the background of the Khajuraho temples lit behind in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh state. The ambience around is full of art and passion and the background of the magnificent Khajuraho temples enhances the beauty of the festival.

 

Temples in khajuraho

Devi Jagdambi Temple

Believed to be older then Kandariya Mahadev temple, it is built on the same platform as  Kandariya Mahadev .Devi Jagdambi temple was dedicated to Lord Vishnu originally. But now it enshrines the image of Goddess Parvati in Sanctum painted in black to give appearance of Jagdambi (Kali). At the entrance, there is sculpture of a warrior fighting bare handed with a Lion, the symbol of Chandela Dynasty.

 

Chitragupta Temple

Dedicated to Lord Surya, Chitragupta Temple has 5 ft image of Lord Surya driving a chariot of seven horses. Facing eastwards towards the rising sun, it is the place where most of the dance performances take place during the famous Annual Khajuraho dance festival. There is a Chopra Tank; a deep three-storied stepped well that was built by the Chandelas which is around 200 yards from the temple Chitragupta. It is believed that there was a temple in the middle of the tank. The tank however is now in dilapidated state.

 

Matangeshwar Temple

Located outside the premises of Western group of temples, it is the only temple where pooja and other religious ceremonies are performed. The temple has 8 feet long shiva lingam.

 

Chausath Yogini

The only granite temple in the Khajuraho, the very first temple in Khajuraho, Chausath Yogini Temple is dedicated to the 64 yoginis the temple had 67 shrines (out of those around 35 survive). These shrines were considered to be the many manifestation of the goddess Shakti. Regarded to be a 9th millennium monument; this temple is in a dilapidated situation.

Varaha temple

Located in front of Lakshmana temple, it is one of the oldest and smallest temple. Temple has an statue of Standing Varaha (Boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu) which measures 2.6 meters long and 1.7 meter high and is made of sandstone. The temple structure rests on 14 pillars that support pyramidal roof and a Kalash on top.

 

Parsavnath Temple (Eastern Group Temple)

Parsavnath temple is the largest Jain temple in India built in the honour of Adinath, the first Jain tirthankar. The temple houses an idol of Parsavnath. One of the surprising characteristic of this Khajuraho temple is that it does not have erotic sculptures as are ubiquitous in other temples in Khajuraho. There are many non erotic sculptures of Surasundaris depicting many postures which visitors watch spellbound.

 

Ghantai Temple (Eastern Group Temple)

One of the major Jain temple, Ghantai temple has played a significant role in the development of Jainism in India. The Ghantai temple is locally so called due to chain-and-bell (ghanta) motifs, carved on its pillars. This temple was of the same design as the Parsvanath temple, grandeur in conception and almost twice as large in dimensions. The carvings etched on the main beam, on top of the door include the sixteen auspicious signs seen in a dream by Lord Mahavira's mother and has a multi-armed Jain goddess hovering on a winged Garuda.

 

Adinath Temple (Eastern Group Temple)

Located to the north of the Parsvanath temple, Adinath temple is dedicated to Jain saint Adinath. The temple is constructed in the form of 'sapta-ratha' .The walls are adorned with beautifully carved figures including that of Yakshis and court dancer Nilanjana, a famous dancer in the court of Lord Adinath. Other famous temples of Eastern group includemple, Brahma te Vamana Temple, Hanuman Temple and Javari Temple.

 

National park near khajuraho

Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh is famous for its national park and the majestic historical fort still dominates the high hills rising out of the forest situated approx 250.0 km. away from the Kanha Reserve. The Bandhavgarh is the original home of the white tigers and was once the hunting ground for the Maharaja of Rewas. It is the only maximum elevated zone around the Bandhavgarh area that brings the fantastic jungle views and the wild animals especially the tigers can be spotted very easily.

 

Pench

This national park is just 357 km. away from the Kanha National Park and can be reached within 5 hours of drive. It is nestled at the lower southern ranges of Satpura hills bordering Maharashtra. You can find the original setting of the Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book at Pench Tiger Reserve and its neighborhood area. The whole area of the Pench Tiger Reserve is being wide spread at an area of 758 sq km. interestingly this place offers the Kipling Country Tour and tiger tour to get acquainted with the Kipling's world of creativity in the natural surroundings of the reserve.

 

Things to do in Jabalpur (Bhedaghat)

  • Watching the Dhuandhar Waterfall from the elevated platform & Have a ropeway Trip across the waterfall and river to see & capture the majestic fall in full swing as well as marble rocks glistening in sun.

  • Take a Boat ride across Narmada River to witness the breathtaking marble rocks and listen to the juicy tales of Mallah who will tell the tale of events across the majestic narrow passage across marble rocks. Identify the various types and colors of marble rocks and witness the spots of famous movie locations shot here.

  • Buy for souvenirs at the souks near by the waterfall & marble souvenirs near the boating point. Must recommend is the name engraving on the soft marble.

  • Tour to Barghee Dam to see massive water dam built across the Narmada and forests around it. If time permits, tour to Mandla Motel to have fun with kids.

  • Trip to Dhuandhar Waterfall Jabalpur Bhedaghat the Prime attraction of Jabalpur Bhedaghat is the majestic Dhuandhar Waterfall. The height of the waterfall is not much, however the width of the fall is very long and water falling over the marble rocks is the added attraction.

  • You can watch it from multiple points, on the right hand side, there are multiple platforms to see waterfall, and you can also take a ropeway to go to the other end and while on the ropeway take photo shots and admire the beauty of the whole place.

 

Shopping in Khajuraho

In Khajuraho many shopping centers, markets, and shops are available for shop many things like handicrafts, clothing, food, lighting accessories, books shops, jewellery, metallic statue, Ornaments etc. Kuber market is mainly famous for shopping in Khajuraho. There are handmade bamboo crafts and things are also available to decorate home.

 

Things to do in Khajuraho

Jungle Safari at Panna National Park:  The most interesting thing to do in Khajuraho is Jungle safari at Panna National park by Jeep. You can see lots of birds and animals in this park. Apart from the king of the forest, you can also spot Elephants, Leopards, Boars, Deers, Himalayan Palm Civets, Jungle Cats, Fishing Cats, Indian Gray Mongoose, Monkey, Sloth Bear and Black Bear here. On this wonderful safari, you may need some luck to spot a tiger on your ride but there are loads of other wonderful sights which are equally alluring.

Shilpgram Visit: Usually alive with cultural performances and folk dances, Shilpgram is where you can get a glimpse of the town's rich, ancient heritage and shop for exquisite, incredible tribal handicrafts.

 

 Attractions in and around Panna national park

Diamond Mines

Asia's biggest and only active diamond mine is situated in Madhya Pradesh due to this it is also known as treasure land. Asia's only active Diamond mine is situated in Majhagaon about 55km away from Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. It is located in the interior of the Panna district. Majhagaon diamond mine is laid down over an area of 50 km belt, starting from the Paharikhera North-East to Majhgawan South-West with breadth of around 30 km.

 

Raneh Fall

Raneh falls are about 20 km from Khajuraho, and are located just where the Ken Gharial Sanctuary begins.The river forms a 5 km long and 30 meters deep canyon, the main attraction at Raneh waterfalls, through which there are series of waterfalls. The canyon is made of pure crystalline granite in varying shades of colors ranging from pink and red to grey. Apart from a few large and small falls which are formed at the assemblage, some of the seasonal falls also appear during monsoons.

 

Ken crocodile sanctuary

Ken Gharial Sanctuary is located at the assemblage of Khuddar and Ken rivers in Panna of Chhatarpur District of Madhya Pradesh. Established in 1985, Surrounded by forests, the sanctuary has 45 km of river stretch with sand banks and offers shelter to wild boar, chinkara, blue bull, peacock and chitals.  the sanctuary is spread across an area of around 13.5 sq. km. one of the prominent sanctuaries founded with an aim to conserve endangered Indian gharials. The sanctuary serves as a natural habitat to various species of reptiles including 6 m long fish-eating gharial. The sanctuary is open for tourists from sunrise to sunset.

 

Baldeoji Temple

Baldeoji Temple is considered as a replica of St. Paul's Cathedral in London.  The temple has the Paladian architectural style and was constructed under the guidance of Mr. Manly, an Italian expert. The central hall of this temple, which is known as mahamandapa, encompasses a number of pillars. Carved from black shaligrami stone, the image of Shri Baldeoji is placed on a raised platform to offer unhindered view even from a distance.

 

Padmavati Devi Temple

Padmavati Devi Temple is also known as Badi Devi Temple situated on the banks of Kilkila River in the north-west. It is an ancient temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess Padmavati. According to legends, Maharaja Chhatrasal Bundela acknowledged the goddess as his Raj Lakshami besides their kuldevi, goddess Vindhyavasani. The temple is thronged with number of devotees as well as tourists during the Navratri festival.

 

Climate of Panna National Park

The climate of the region is tropical. Summers, somewhat scorching, are when one has the maximum chances of encountering the exclusive wildlife of this park. Winters are cold and comfortable and the temperature generally remains under 25°C. Monsoon touches this region in July and continues till mid-September.

 

How to Reach Panna National Park

By Air: The nearest airport to Panna National park is Khajuraho. It is 37 Kms from Khajuraho.

By Rail: Nearest rail head is Satna and it is a at a distance of 90 Kms from Panna National park.

By Road: The nearest bus stand is Panna it is well connected with all the major cities of Madhya Pradesh.

 

Panna National Park Timings

Park Safari Timings     -   Morning Safari    -   Evening Safari 

16 Oct – 31 Jan           -    06:30 - 11:00         - 14:30 - 17:30   

16 Feb - 31 Mar           -   06:00 – 10:30       - 15:00 - 18:00      

01 Apr - 30 June          -     05:30 - 10:00      - 15:30 - 19:00    

 

Months                                             Pandav Fall Timings

16th February to 30th June          06:00 am to 18:30 pm

1st July to 15th February               06:00 am to 17:30 pm

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Package Inclusions:  (From Delhi)

  • Local Traveling and Sightseeing by AC vehicle

  • Meals includes:  6 Breakfasts + 5 Dinner

  • 1 Night stay at Khajuraho with sightseeing

  • 1 Night stay at Panna with sightseeing

  • 1 Night stay at Satna with sightseeing

  • 1 Night Stay at Chitrakoot with sightseeing

  • 2 Night stay at Jabalpur/ Bhopal (Optional) with sightseeing

  • Pick up from railway station

  • Fuel cost, state taxes and toll/parking fee

  • Accommodation in 2 Star hotels will be provided

  • All taxes included

 

Package Exclusion

  • Any claim or delay charges due to natural calamities such as land slide, road blockage, heavy rain etc

  • Or any other things which are not mentioned inclusion column

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, STD calls etc

  • Any airfare / train fare

  • Any insurance

  • GST taxes

 

Package from Mumbai

Route Taken & Destinations

Mumbai - Jabalpur - Maihar - Chitrakoot - Panna Wildlife Sanctuary -Khajuraho- Mumbai

 

Package Inclusions: (From Mumbai)

  • Local Traveling and Sightseeing by AC or Non AC vehicle.

  • Above mentioned rates are Inclusive of toll Taxes, driver Bhatta, Night Charges

  • Meals includes:  6 Breakfasts + 5 Dinner

  • 1 Night stay at Jabalpur Deluxe Category Hotel

  • 1 Night stay at Khajuraho, Deluxe Category Hotel

  • 1 Night stay at Panna, Deluxe Category Hotel

  • 1 Night stay at Satna, Deluxe Category Hotel

  • 1 Night Stay at Chitrakoot

 

Recommended Hotels

Khajuraho Hotels

Hotel Isabel Palace (3* Hotel) TA rating - 4.5 – certified in excellence 

Address: AIRPORT ROAD, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606

 

Hotel Clarks Khajuraho   (5* Hotel) TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence 

Address: Bameetha Road, Near Khajuraho Airport, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606

 

Hotel Surya Khajuraho (2* Hotel) TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence 

Address: Jain Temple Road, Dist Chhatarpur, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606

 

Satna Hotels

Hotel Uma (3* Hotel) TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence 

Address: Chankyapuri, Rewa Road, Satna, Madhya Pradesh 485001

 

Panna Hotels

Taj Safari Pashan Garh (3* Hotel) TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence 

Address: Panna National Park, Amanganj Road Panna, Panna, Madhya Pradesh 488001

 

Chitrakoot Hotels

Ram Kripa Inn (2* Hotel) TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence 

Address: Purani Bazar Karwi, National Highway (NH) 76,Karwi, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh 210205

 

Jabalpur Hotels

Grand Heritage Narmada Jacksons (5* Hotel) TA rating – 3.5 – certified in excellence 

Address: South Civil Lines, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482001

 

Hotel Swayam (3* Hotel) TA rating – 3.5 – certified in excellence 

Address: Opp. Jyothi Talkies, Nudra Bridge, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

 

Hotel Kanak (2* Hotel) TA rating – 3.5 – certified in excellence 

Address: Station Rd, Narsingh Ward, Shukla Nagar, Madan Mahal, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482001

 

Khajuraho Mandir with Maihar Devi Chitrakoot & Panna national Park - Itinerary

Package from Delhi - Itinerary

Arrive in Khajuraho via Flight and transfer to hotel. Full Day Khajuraho site seeing and Temples like Lakshmana Temple & Parsavnath Temple (Eastern Group Temple).  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 Kandaria Temple.

Night Stay in Khajuraho with dinner

 

Kandariya Temple: It is largest among western group of temples. It was built by Chandela King Vidydhar. The temple derives its name from Kandara meaning cave in English and Mahadev another name for Lord Shiva. Its shikhara(spire) rises about 30m (100 feet) above the platform which it shares with the older Devi Jagadambi temple depicting Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Mahadev in Himalayas and is surrounded by 84 Urushringaras, the smaller spires erected against the Shikhara.

 

Parsavnath Temple (Eastern Group Temple): Parsavnath temple is the largest Jain temple in India built in the honour of Adinath, the first Jain tirthankar. The temple houses an idol of Parsavnath. One of the surprising characteristic of this Khajuraho temple is that it does not have erotic sculptures as are ubiquitous in other temples in Khajuraho. There are many non erotic sculptures of Surasundaris depicting many postures which visitors watch spellbound.

 

Lakshmana Temple: Built by King Yasovarman, Lakshmana temple is the second largest , the most beautiful and is considered to be one of the oldest of all Khajuraho temples. Main temple is built on a high platform surrounded by 4 subsidiary shrines which are intact. It is the only Panchayatan temple   which is fully intact. Temple entry has an elegant Makara Torana. The lintel over entrance has a figure of trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva with Goddess Lakshmi. There are 3 bands of sculptures on outer walls as well as inner walls.

 

Light and Sound Show: There is a Sound and Light show organized by Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Board every evening, History of Great Chandela Kings and of Khajuraho temples is narrated in the baritone of Bollywood Amitabh Bhachchan. Entry ticket Rs. 120/- for Indians and Rs. 300/- for foreigners. Two shows are held daily, provided it isn’t raining, there’s a minimum of ten people for the show. The first show, in English, is at 7.30 PM; the second show, in Hindi, is at 8.30 PM. There is an entry charges of $US 5 for the western group of temples for foreigners and INR 10 for Indians.

 

Today after breakfast check out from Khajuraho and drive to Panna National park. Upon arrive check into Panna Resort, rest for some time and after visit for local sightseeing of places at Panna National Park Extending over 543 km, spread along the banks of the River Ken, the park's topography is a magnificent one of deep gorges, tranquil valley and dense teak forests. During the monsoons, the park is a lush green haven with cascading waterfalls, Kalinjar Fort, Pandava Falls and Caves. In the evening return back to the hotel for dinner and night stay.

Night Stay in Panna Wild Life Reserve  

 

Panna National Park: Panna National Park is situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, at a distance of around 57 km from Khajuraho. The region, famous for its diamond industry, is also home to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the most famous Tiger Reserves in the country. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. Due to its closeness to one of the best-known Indian tourist attraction in India, Khajuraho, the park is recognized as an exciting stop-over destination.

 

Kalinjar Fort:  It is known for its vast collection of monuments and sculptures, which reveals many historic events and practices. This fort was constructed by the Chandela rulers at the end of 1st and beginning of 2nd century for protecting their kingdom from enemy. The fort was constructed on 25-30 m wide foundation to provide maximum strength to the fort. It has a height of 30-35 m with 8 m wide summit with length of around 7.5 km over the hillock. The fort is constructed using sand stone and granite pieces, which are placed over each other.

 

Pandava Falls and Caves: It is located nearly 12 km from Panna city is surrounded by thick vegetation and is an ideal picnic spot for local people as well as travelers. The falls are close to the national highway and are formed by the streams originating from local springs. These huge falls remain filled with water throughout the year and can be visited during monsoons also. A large pool is formed at the base of this 100 ft high waterfall. Near this large water pool, there are some ancient caves. It is believed that Pandavas took shelter in these caves during their exile. 

After breakfast departure to Chitrakoot Dham . On arrival Chitrakoot Dham after 2-3 hours take rest then go for visit sightseeing like Ramghat, Kamadgiri, Sati Anusuya. After breakfast continue to Sphatik Shila, Janaki Kund, Gupt Godavari. In the evening back to accommodation.

 Night Stay in Chitrakoot with dinner

 

Ramghat: Mandakini River is lined up by ghats called Ramghat where lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman appeared in front of the famous poet Tulsidas and he used to sit on the river side and write Ram Charitra Manas. It is famous attraction of Chitrakoot sightseeing. Now a days, devotees use to visit this place for peace and meditation practice. It is a scared spot where evening arti is performed which is offers a photogenic seen with beautiful diya lightings, sounds of bell and holy chants. You can go for boating in the river and enjoy the beauty of this place until the evening and attend the arti.

 

Kamadgiri: It is a forested hill with so many Hindu temples in its base. It is believed that Lord Rama, Sita and Laxman live in this particular area, during their exile. Devotees take one 5 km. round of this hill as a way to do worship. Its circumference is of 5 km. which was developed by initiative of Bundela queen in year 1725.

 

Gupt Godavari:  It is about 19kms from Chitrakoot town. It is said that here Lord Rama and Laxmana use to come and had court at this place. It is a narrow cave on hill form which natural water is coming out which is given name as Gupt Godavari. Inside that cave, two natural rock structures are present which resembles as for throne arrangement.

 

Janki Kund: Janaki kund is situated along the banks of Mandakini River and it is believed that this is where goddess Sita used to bathe during the period of exile. One can also see marks of footprints by the river side are which are believed to be hers. During that time, rivers water was crystal clear and suitable to take bath. 

After breakfast visit sightseeing’s of Chitrakoot which includes Waterfall and Temple & then drives to Maihar (3 hours). Have Darshans of statues of Sri Kalbhairav, Bhagwan Narsingh, Hanuman ji, Goddess Mother Kali, Durga, Sri Gauri Shankar, Sheshnag, Phoolmati Mata, Bramhdev & Jalappadevi are also installed in Sharda Devi temple campus. Move to visit Maa Sharda Devi Temple in the evening, after darshan move to Satna (35 Kms), Check into hotel & relax.

Night Stay in Satna with dinner

 

Maihar Devi: It is a common belief that Adiguru Shankracharya offered his prayer and worship in this temple. Stone inscription in temple dates back to 9th or 10th century A.D.

 

In the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for local Sightseeing which includes Madhavgarh Fort, Jagatdev Talab, famous Pannilal Chowk then departure to Jabalpur/ Bhopal. Rest of the day is at journey. Arrival Bhopal/Jabalpur in the evening & relax.

 Night Stay in Jabalpur/Bhopal with dinner

 

Madhavgarh Fort: this fort was built by Madho Singh approximately 400 years ago and is now converted into a heritage hotel by Thakur Bhawani Singh Ji in July 2000. It was given as a hereditary estate to Thakur Pratap Singh Ji, a Rajput of Bhati clan, by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh I when he became a member of the Madho family.

 

In the morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and leave for local Sightseeing of Jabalpur or Bhopal. In the evening drop at the airport to catch further flight for onwards journey.

 

 If Jabalpur, Proceed to Bhedaghat & have a boat ride in Narmada River to witness Marble Rocks, and visit Dhuandhar water fall.

Bhedaghat:  It situated about 25 km. from Jabalpur city. It is a popular tourist spot close to Jabalpur city. Here holy Narmada River passes through marble rocks which offers chance to enjoy boating view the natural beauty of natural rock formations. Here mainly 3 spots are to be visited: Dhuandhar waterfall, Chousat Yogini Temple and Bhedaghat.

 

If Bhopal, Proceed on Full Day tour of City Attractions like Taj ul Masajid, Bharat Bhawan, Manav Sanghralaya, Sanchi Stupas.

Sanchi Stupas: One of the famous Bhuddhist shrines, Sanchi Stupa is known for its ancient art and architecture. It is located at the town of Sanchi in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh and is one of the popular tourist attractions. The design of Sanchi Stupa was in the 3rd century BC. The beautiful Stupa is surrounded by toranas which reflect love, peace, trust and courage. The central chamber of Stupa is made up of large hemispherical domes, which comprise of different relics of Lord Buddha. It is one of the well preserved ancient stupas in central India and is ranked among the world Heritage sites.

 

Package from Mumbai - Itinerary

Early morning after Breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Jabalpur. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Full Day Site Seeing in Jabalpur, Bhedaghar, Marble Rocks, Dhunadhar Fall, etc Night Stay in Jabalpur Hotel. Later visit Bhedaghat, Boat ride is available from the Panchavti ghat in amidst several kilometer long marble gorge in river Narmada. The Bheda Ghat and Dhuandhar serve as a site for movie shooting, and marble for statuary.

 Overnight stay at Jabalpur Hotel with dinner

Bhedaghat:  It situated about 25 km. from Jabalpur city. It is a popular tourist spot close to Jabalpur city. Here holy Narmada River passes through marble rocks which offers chance to enjoy boating view the natural beauty of natural rock formations. Here mainly 3 famous attractions are to be visited: Dhuandhar waterfall, Chousat Yogini Temple and Bhedaghat. 

Today after breakfast four hours drive to Maihar devi for Devi darshan, Have Darshans of statues of Sri Kalbhairav, Bhagwan Narsingh, Hanuman ji, Goddess Mother Kali, Durga, Sri Gauri Shankar, Sheshnag, Phoolmati Mata, Bramhdev & Jalappadevi. Later have lunch & move to visit Maa Sharda Devi Temple in the evening, after darshan proceed to Satna (35 Km.), Check into hotel & relax.

Night Stay in Satna hotel with dinner

 

Maihar Devi: It is a common belief that Adiguru Shankracharya offered his prayer and worship in this temple. Stone inscription in temple dates back to 9th or 10th century A.D.

 

Today after breakfast departure to Chitrakoot Dham . Arrival Chitrakoot Dham after 2-3 hours, visits Ramghat, Kamadgiri, Sati Anusuya, Sphatik Shila, Janaki Kund, Hanuman Dhara & Gupt Godavari. In the evening Night Stay in Chitrakoot

Night Stay in Chitrakoot

 

Ramghat: Mandakini River is lined up by ghats called Ramghat where lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman appeared in front of the famous poet Tulsidas and he used to sit on the river side and write Ram Charitra Manas. It is famous attraction of Chitrakoot sightseeing. Now a days, devotees use to visit this place for peace and meditation practice. It is a scared spot where evening arti is performed which is offers a photogenic seen with beautiful diya lightings, sounds of bell and holy chants. You can go for boating in the river and enjoy the beauty of this place until the evening and attend the arti.

 

Kamadgiri: It is a forested hill with so many Hindu temples in its base. It is believed that Lord Rama, Sita and Laxman live in this particular area, during their exile. Devotees take one 5 km. round of this hill as a way to do worship. Its circumference is of 5 km. which was developed by initiative of Bundela queen in year 1725.

 

Gupt Godavari:  It is about 19kms from Chitrakoot town. It is said that here Lord Rama and Laxmana use to come and had court at this place. It is a narrow cave on hill form which natural water is coming out which is given name as Gupt Godavari. Inside that cave, two natural rock structures are present which resembles as for throne arrangement.

 

Janki Kund: Janaki kund is situated along the banks of Mandakini River and it is believed that this is where goddess Sita used to bathe during the period of exile. One can also see marks of footprints by the river side are which are believed to be hers. During that time, rivers water was crystal clear and suitable to take bath. 

Today after breakfast checkout from chitrakoot & driveto Panna MNational park. On arrive Check into Panna Resort & relax. Then visit for local sightseeing of places at Panna National Park Extending over 543 km, spread along the banks of the River Ken, the park's topography is a magnificent one of deep gorges, tranquil valley and dense teak forests. During the monsoons, the park is a lush green haven with cascading waterfalls, Ajaygarh Fort, Nachna. In the evening return back to the hotel.

Dinner & night stay at Panna Resort

 

Panna National Park: Panna National Park is situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, at a distance of around 57 km from Khajuraho. The region, famous for its diamond industry, is also home to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the most famous Tiger Reserves in the country. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. Due to its closeness to one of the best-known Indian tourist attraction in India, Khajuraho, the park is recognized as an exciting stop-over destination.

 

Kalinjar Fort:  It is known for its vast collection of monuments and sculptures, which reveals many historic events and practices. This fort was constructed by the Chandela rulers at the end of 1st and beginning of 2nd century for protecting their kingdom from enemy. The fort was constructed on 25-30 m wide foundation to provide maximum strength to the fort. It has a height of 30-35 m with 8 m wide summit with length of around 7.5 km over the hillock. The fort is constructed using sand stone and granite pieces, which are placed over each other.

 

Pandava Falls and Caves: It is located nearly 12 km from Panna city is surrounded by thick vegetation and is an ideal picnic spot for local people as well as travelers. The falls are close to the national highway and are formed by the streams originating from local springs. These huge falls remain filled with water throughout the year and can be visited during monsoons also. A large pool is formed at the base of this 100 ft high waterfall. Near this large water pool, there are some ancient caves. It is believed that Pandavas took shelter in these caves during their exile. 

After breakfast checkout form resort & drive to Kahjuraho & see the famous Erotic Temples and nearby attractions. Have full day Khajuraho site seeing and Temples like Lakshmana Temple & Parsavnath Temple (Eastern Group Temple. Evening enjoy the light & sound show at Kandaria Temple. Later back to your accommodation & relax.

 Night Stay in Khajurao with dinner

 

Khajuraho temples:  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.

 

Kandariya Temple: It is largest among western group of temples. It was built by Chandela King Vidydhar. The temple derives its name from Kandara meaning cave in English and Mahadev another name for Lord Shiva. Its shikhara(spire) rises about 30m (100 feet) above the platform which it shares with the older Devi Jagadambi temple depicting Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Mahadev in Himalayas and is surrounded by 84 Urushringaras, the smaller spires erected against the Shikhara.

 

Parsavnath Temple (Eastern Group Temple): Parsavnath temple is the largest Jain temple in India built in the honour of Adinath, the first Jain tirthankar. The temple houses an idol of Parsavnath. One of the surprising characteristic of this Khajuraho temple is that it does not have erotic sculptures as are ubiquitous in other temples in Khajuraho. There are many non erotic sculptures of Surasundaris depicting many postures which visitors watch spellbound.

 

Lakshmana Temple: Built by King Yasovarman, Lakshmana temple is the second largest , the most beautiful and is considered to be one of the oldest of all Khajuraho temples. Main temple is built on a high platform surrounded by 4 subsidiary shrines which are intact. It is the only Panchayatan temple   which is fully intact. Temple entry has an elegant Makara Torana. The lintel over entrance has a figure of trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva with Goddess Lakshmi. There are 3 bands of sculptures on outer walls as well as inner walls.

 

Light and Sound Show: There is a Sound and Light show organized by Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Board every evening, History of Great Chandela Kings and of Khajuraho temples is narrated in the baritone of Bollywood Amitabh Bhachchan. Entry ticket Rs. 120/- for Indians and Rs. 300/- for foreigners. Two shows are held daily, provided it isn’t raining, there’s a minimum of ten people for the show. The first show, in English, is at 7.30 PM; the second show, in Hindi, is at 8.30 PM. There is an entry charges of $US 5 for the western group of temples for foreigners and INR 10 for Indians.

 

Today after breakfast departure to Khajuraho Airport & Catch the flight back to Mumbai. Arrival Mumbai in the evening, the tour concludes with sweet memories.

 

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