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Explore Mythical Jungles with kamasutra capital of world - Tiger Safari in Panna & Bandhavgarh with Khajuraho
Panna - Bandhavgarh Tour Package with Khajuraho: Overview
Holiday travel India is introducing Panna Bandhavgarh Tour Package with Khajuraho India for 6 Nights & 7 days . If you like wildlife and ancient Indian Temples then this tour package of Madhya Pradesh is perfect for you. During the tour, you will explore wildlife of Madhya Pradesh at Panna National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park which are known for Royal Bengal Tigers. Both of these wildlife parks boast of having a good population of tigers specially Bandhavgarh National Park. Along with this, you will also get a chance to explore the world-famous erotic Khajuraho temples, built during the times of Chandela rulers. Khajuraho is famous for its World Heritage sites and is enclosed within a beautifully laid out park.
Holiday travel India offers this package in three categories Standard, Deluxe and Luxury but for group tours kindly contact us on +91 83508 24253
What is unique in ‘Tiger Safari in Panna & Bandhavgarh with Khajuraho tour Package?
Every travel agency offering packages but when we talk about package uniqueness then Holiday Travel India suggest you some Tiger spotting zones for each Jungle safaries. This tour offers a combination of ancient temples of Khajuraho, a world heritage site & two popular Tiger parks - Panna & Bandhavgarh National Park.
Bandhavgarh is known for one of the highest density of tigers in the world still some tourist unable to spot tigers but our Jungle Safari guide take you to every tiger spotting area & always try hard to catch Tigers for our guest.
Panna National Park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. Jungle safari is not only about spotting tigers but it will give you best experience while spotting other wild animals too i.e. Cheetal, Sambhar & Barking Deers. Apart from it we will provide Hindi / English speaking tourist guide in Khajuraho during Temple Tours & also provide you private ac vehicle for throughout the tour.
For Luxury package you will be pampered with the best Luxury stays in deep Indian Jungles in Tree House Hideaway & Ken River resort.
Panna - Bandhavgarh Tour Package with Khajuraho: Highlights
Best Wildlife package with UNESCO Heritage Temple city - Khajuraho
Jungle Safaris in best zones of Bandhavgarh Nationa Park & Panna National Park
Delicious Meals throughout the tour
Khajuraho - UNESCO world heritage site is a city of beautiful temples
Bird Watching in Bandhavgarh
Meet Traditional way of life of the Hindu society
Enjoy the light & sound show at Kandharia Temple, Khajuraho
Explore Archaeological Museum and Raneh Falls
Hindi / English speaking guide during Khajuraho Temple Tour
Oct-01 To Mar-31
Apr-01 To Sep-30
Dec-20 To Jan-05
6N/7D Standard Package
Chd-Isabel Palace, Khajuraho / Mogli Resort, Bandhavgarh / Panna Tiger Resort, Panna
|Rs 21500||Rs 22000||Rs 19000||Rs 25000|
6N/7D Delux Package
Chd-Payal Resort, Khajuraho / Nature Heritage Resort, Bandhavgarh / Ken River Lodge, Panna
|Rs 27000||Rs 30000||Rs 26000||Rs 32000|
6N/7D Luxury Package
Chd-Ramada Resort, Khajuraho / Tree House Hideway, Bandhavgarh / Ken River Lodge, Panna
|Rs 35000||Rs 38000||Rs 33000||Rs 41000|
Note: Above package cost are tentatives
2 nights accommodation in Panna National Park on twin sharing basis
2 nights accommodation in Bandhavgarh National Park on twin sharing basis
2 nights accommodation in Khajuraho on twin sharing basis
All meals (6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners) and tea/coffee service
1 shared Jungle activities in Panna with entry fees, guide charges included
2 shared safari in Bandhavgarh (Tala & Maghdhi Zone) with entry fees, jeep charges and guide charges included
All tours & transfer in private Ac vehicle for 7 days
Full day Khajuraho Temple visit with light & sound show
Any airfare and transfers from the nearest airport or railway station and back
Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered
Insurance, laundry and phone calls
Boat ride at Ken River Lodge
Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Video camera fee at Khajuraho temples
Tips and gratuities
Anything that is not included in the inclusions list (refer above)
Hotels used in Package
Hotels in Khajuraho
Standard Package: Hotel Isabel Palace - TA Rank 4.5/5 - Certificate in Excellence
Deluxe Package: Hotel Temple View Khajuraho - TA Rank 3.5/5 - Certificate in Excellence
Luxury Package: Ramada Khajuraho - TA Rank 4.0/5 - Certificate in Excellence
Hotels in Bandhavgarh National Park
Standard Package: Mogli Resort - TA Rank 4.5/5 - Certificate in Excellence
Deluxe Package: Nature Heritage Resort - TA Rank 4.5/5 - Certificate in Excellence
Luxury Package: Tree House Hideaway - TA Rank 5.0/5 - Certificate in Excellence
Hotels in Panna National Park
Standard Package: karnavati Retreat - Certificate in Excellence
Deluxe Package: Panna Tiger Resort - TA Rank 4.0/5 - Certificate in Excellence
Luxury Package: Ken River Lodge - TA Rank 4.5/5 - Certificate in Excellence
Day 01: Khajuraho to Panna National Park (50 kms/1.5 hour)
Pickup from Khajuraho Railway st./ Airport and proceed for panna national park which is a very popular wild life reserve and Located 50 km from Khajuraho. The park is famous for its big cats like the tigers and the leopards. Checkin to the resort then after some relax you may have delicious lunch. Evening Boat Ride on Ken River if permitted that time and overnight stay in Bandhavgarh.
About 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. Among the better known tiger reserves in India, Panna National Park is one of them. The park is famous for its big cats like the tigers and the leopards. Tourists who visit Khajuraho, make it a point to get to the Panna National Park to see the majestic cats in the wild.
Location: The Panna National Park is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and is a part of the Chattarpur district.
Day 02: Panna National Park Morning Jeep Safari
Early morning you will go for Jeep Safari in Panna Tiger Reserve and after 2 hours of jungle safari you will back to your resort for breakfast. You can play indoor games inside the resort after lunch, relax and enjoy the day.
Overnight stay at Panna
Jeep Safari Details:
15th October To 30th June.
Rest Of The Time Park Is Closed For The Visitors
Safari Timing Winter (Oct To Jan)
Morning - 06 : 30 To 10 : 30 Am,
Evening - 01 : 30 To 5 : 30 Pm
Summer (Feb To June)
Morning - 06 : 00 To 10 :00 Am,
Evening - 02 : 30 To 06 : 30 Pm
Day 03: Panna - Bandhavgarh (250 kms/ 5 hours)
Today you will proceed for Bandhavgarh National Park which is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. Checkin to resort and have delicious lunch with veg and non veg dishes. Rest of the day free at your leisure or you may go for Bird watching (optional) and enjoy the day. Overnight stay at Bandhavgarh
About Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the finest national park in the India and has the distinction of harboring the highest concentration of tigers per unit area of forest. Bandhavgarh National Park is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers.
Day 04: Bandhavgarh Morning + Evening Jungle Safari
Morning 6:00 am
Today early morning get ready for Jungle safari and gypsy will pick you from your leisure by 6 am. In the morning you will go for Jungle safari in Tala Zone which is one of the biggest tiger reserve zone of Bandhavgarh. Enjoy the safari till 10:30am and get back to resort for breakfast. After that you may enjoy at your leisure till lunch time.
Noon 2:00 pm
After lunch you will go for evening jungle safari which will start by 2:30 pm and enjoy safari till 5:30 pm. After that you will drop to resort for overnight stay.
Day 05: Bandhavgarh National park safari - Khajuraho (6 hours / 258.1 km)
Post breakfast, drive to Khajuraho which has UNESCO world heritage site of beautiful temples and check-in to the hotel. Rest of the free at your leisure or you may go for nearby market for shopping.
Overnight stay at Khajuraho
Day 06: Khajuraho sightseeing
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho Group of Monuments for sightseeing . Explore the beautiful sculpture, sensuous statues, legends engraved on temple walls, apsara, human emotions, stages of life, entertainment prevalent in that age, meditation and salvation .
You can explore all the temples of Eastern group of Temples in Khajuraho , Western Group of Temples in Khajuraho , Southern Group of Temples in Khajuraho , Jain Temples and Hindu Temples .
Some of prominent temples are Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Sri Parshwanath Temple and Vamana Temple.
Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07: Departs from Khajuraho
Today after breakfast and checkout from hotel you will drop to khajuraho airport for onwards journey.
Option - 1: 2N / 3D Khajuraho Panna tour Package @ INR 14,500 per person. T&C apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 2 jungle safari
Option - 2: 5N / 6D Bandhavgarh with Khajuraho tour Package from Jabalpur@ INR 23,500 per person. T&C apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 2 Jungle safaris
Option - 3: 4N / 5D Khajuraho tour Package from Jabalpur@ INR 11,000 per person. T&C apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast
Option - 4: 5N / 6D: Khajuraho Panna Kanha tour Package @ INR 27,400 per person. T&C apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 3 jungle safaris
Option - 5: 6N / 7D Khajuraho Panna Bandhavgarh Orchha tour Package @ INR 30,000 per person. T&C apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 3 Jungle safaris
About Khajuraho - World Heritage Erotic Ancient Sculptures.
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.
Read more about World Heritage site Khajuraho
How to reach Khajuraho
By Air: Khajuraho Airport is the nearest airport. One can get taxi or a Jeep to reach the destination.
By railways: Mahoba is the nearest railway station to Khajuraho which is located at distance of 63 km from Khajuraho. Another major rail head is Harpalpur which is connected to most of the rail head of the country. The rail head is situated at a distance of about 90 km from Khajuraho.
By Road: Roads of Khajuraho offer a smooth driving experience. The highways connect Khajuraho with every city in Madhya Pradesh. Both AC and Non AC buses are available in time intervals
Best time to visit Khajuraho
The best time to visit khajuraho is during the months of October to march when the average temperature is between 90° and 40°.During the month of October till February making it ideal for outdoor activities like temple visit.
Food to eat in Khajuraho
Khajuraho is a famous perfect destination to visit and spe4nd your holiday but tour is incomplete without the famous specialty food of Khajuraho. Khajuraho famous food is Dall bafla which is entierly famous and well known dish. It is one of the favorites of people of Khajuraho and if you are food-lover, then you would also love to eat again and again.
Summer (March to May)
Summers in Khajuraho are can be extremely hot, with temperatures rising to 47 degree Celsius or 117 degree Fahrenheit. The hot, dry summer of Khajuraho In summers, the maximum temperature recorded is 47°C. Summers are really hot and humid and the people like to wear light and comfortable clothes.
Monsoon (June to August)
A moderate monsoon serves to refill the khajuraho village tanks and feed the surrounding forests. Monsoon Season starts from the month o f June and continues till the month August. The place receives heavy rainfall and it becomes even more beautiful.
Winters (November to February)
The climate in Khajuraho is pleasant, with temperatures reaching a low of 4 degree Celsius. Winter season starts from the month of December and lasts till the month of February. The temperature dips below a minimum of about 4 °C. People prefer wearing woolen and warm clothes.
Places to visit near khajuraho
Benisagar Lake is situated near a dam on the Khuda River. It is a quick getaway for tourists visiting Khajuraho, which is located at a distance of only 7 km from the lake. Benisagar Lake is a tourist spot and perfect venue for a picnic. There is a dam on Khudar River and is an ideal place for boating and angling. The place poses some good views of the surrounding landscape and also has boating facilities for tourists.
Lake Ranguan is 20 km from Khajuraho. This delightful lake has boating facilities and are perfect venue for a short picnic especially for local travelers. Rangaun Lake, located at the confluence of Ken and Simri rivers. This scenic lake is sited at a short distance from Khajuraho and is a hot spot amongst tourists visiting the town.
Ranch Water Falls
Ranch Water Falls, 20 km from Khajuraho are famous for the rock formations in the nearby area. These waterfalls empty in to a lake and are a beautiful place to visit and Picnic. Rane fall is named after King Rane Pratap, the erstwhile ruler of the place, and is located in the Ken Gharyal Sanctuary, 34 km from the town of Khajuraho. At this spot, Ken River plummets to a 30 m deep and almost 5 km long ravine and gives birth to this majestic waterfall.
25 km from Khajuraho, just 50-year old Rajgarh Palace is situated at the foot of Maniyagarh hills. The 150 years old Rajgarh Place built by King Shatrujit Bundela is located 25 km from Khajuraho. Perched at the foothills of the Maniyagarh hills, it gives some interesting glimpse of the Bundela architectural style. Today, the fort has been converted into a Heritage Hotel. The hotel houses a museum that acts as a repository of various antique relics and specimens.
Pandava waterfalls, 30 km from Khajuraho, are so called because it is believed that Pandavas spent most of their time in exile here. Pandava falls are on the Ken River. Pandav Falls is situated about 32 km from Khajuraho. According to legends, this paradisiacal spot is the place where the five Pandava brothers camped for about one and a half months, during the last year of their exile. It is encompassed by lush surroundings and is a preferred dwelling place of bears and wild cats. Near the place is a small cave that is consecrated with five sculptures of the Pandava brothers.
Ken Gharial Sanctuary
Ken Gharial sanctuary, 24 km from Khajuraho, is famous among tourists for the crocodiles with long-snouts living in their natural home.
Dhubela Museum is 64 km away from Khajuraho, located on the bank of a lake in an old fort on the Jhansi-Khajuraho road. Dhulbela museum has a wide variety of sculpture of the Shakti cult and a rare collection of Bundelkhandi artifacts. There are different sections on garments, weapons, and paintings in this museum.
Kalinjar Fort & Ajaygarh Fort
100 km from Khajuraho, Kalinjar fort is situated on Vindhya Ranges. It was built during the Gupta period and was won over by the Chandela ruler Shri Yashovarman in the 10th century. Where Ajaygarh is an old fort, built at a height of 688 meters; it was the capital of the Chandelas during their decline.
Festival in Khajuraho
Khajuraho Dance Festival: This is a cultural festival of Khajuraho organized by Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad. This is a one week long term festival organized annually. This cultural festival highlights the richness of the various Indian classical dance styles such as Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali with performances of some of the best exponents in the field. Modern Indian dance has also been added recently.
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.
The Temples of khajuraho
Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eastern Group Temples
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.
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.
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.
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.
About Bandhavgarh National Park
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. Hence the name Bandhavgarh (Sanskrit: Brother's Fort).
The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India. The park has a large breeding population of leopards, and various species of deer.
Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa captured the first white tiger in this region in 1951. This white tiger, Mohan, is now stuffed and on display in the palace of the Maharajas of Rewa.
Read more about Bandhavgarh National Park
Places to visit in Bandhavgarh national park
The Tala Village brings many fascinating landscapes all around the location. The tourist prefers to visit in Bandhavgarh situated at the lowest region of Bandhavgarh. Along with that while visiting the village the tourists can find different hotels and resorts for magnificent accommodations in the village. There are many captivating glimpses a tourist can explore while spending a day at this village. The modest dwellings, the mud clustered houses, elders smoking hookahs sitting on a cot are such magnificent scenes that brings a standstill on the time.
It is one of the most amazing & an ideal place for the tourists to take some rest and for the peace of mind in Bandhavgarh National Park that symbolizes nature’s beauty. This location brings an aerial view of the entire park and the forest in this location is filled with Sal and Bamboo trees. Along with that the place is also being flourished with some f the best and unique species of fauna like butea superba and bauhinia wahlii along with Sal trees.
The Bari Gufa which means the “The Giant Cave” showcase the ancient monument of past. Undoubtedly it is one of the most ancient creations in the Indian history. It is being believed that the Bari Gufa is the biggest man-made cave of the reserve dating back to 10th century. The Bandhavgarh area is filled with a number of lakes and caves that really brings an outstanding view to the place.
Three Cave Point
One of the most fascinating place in Bandhavgarh National Park is the three cave point that can be easily visible from the Ganesh Hillock road. This place is perfectly being the ideal home for many wild animals including leopards, tigers and sloth bears. This beautiful location has many beautiful carvings that typically signify the perfect blend of the architectural techniques that were prevalent in the ancient times.
This place is called the “Place of Quench the Thirst” where the variety of herbivores and carnivores inhabiting the national park can be found. The Mahaman Pond is being located near the Bandhavgarh Fort which is being surrounded by bamboo clumps where large varieties of herding of wild creatures can be found.
The Shesh Shaya
The Shesh Shaya is a marvelous 11 meter long & 65 ft horizontally laid statue of Lord Vishnu in the laying position with umbrella of “Shesh Nag” along with the “Shivling” and the “Lord Brahma” are situated here. The statue is believed to be the asset of 10th century. It is placed on the main entrance of the footpath, way towards the Bandhavgarh Fort. The origin of the river “Charan Ganga” inflows from the foot of “Lord Vishnu” and so the name is being derived from.
The Rajbahera brings the Bandhaini Hillock view along with the glances of sorks, vultures and herds of chital, samber and wild pigs is definitely an additional attraction of Bandhavgarh. It is a marshy meadow which can be viewed from the Bandhaini Hillock and is the origin of the river Dammer.
This place is also known as the Pendanus Point where a lump of an aromatic plant called Kewra can be found amidst the supercilious jammu and arjun trees. It is undoubtedly a real floral treasure of Bandhavgarh Reserve.
Cheshpur Water Fall
The Cheshpur Water fall is a natural water fall in River Johila, situated at a distance of 50 km from Bandhavgarh. It is an ideal location for the tourists to enjoy picnic here.
About 11 km away from Bandhavgarh, this temple is also 10th century founding. It is the temple of the goddess Jwalamukhi situated in the bank of river “Charan Ganga”.
Thing to do in Bandhav garh national park
Trek to Bandhavgarh Fort
A one hour trek is required to reach here from Tala zone and visitors must take a guide to visit this place. There are also a few temples here. The trek is totally worth it to this 800 m high fort as it gives a breathtaking view of the surroundings. There is also a giant 35 feet sleeping statue of Vishnu here. This statue is believed to be dating around 10th century A.D. and Vishnu is shown reclining on the bed made by coils of the Seven Hooded Serpent, called Shesh Naag. The statue is locally known as Shesh Shaiya. There are numerous caves in this fort area and some of them have inscribed paintings and scripts written in Brahmi.
Open Jeep Safari
Jeep Safaris operate in two shifts, one in early morning at the time of sunrise for duration of 4 hours and then starts again at 2-3pm and goes till the sunset. Each jeep can take up to 6 travelers other than a driver and one naturalist. Visitors typically prefer Tala region to spot tigers. Afternoon shift is typically closed on Wednesdays.
Available only in the morning shift, these elephant safaris are on first come first serve basis and charge around Rs. 500 per head to take one to a spot where one can see a tiger in its most natural form. 4 passengers are typically allowed on an elephant and there is a mahout and a naturalist on this trip too.
Bandhavgarh National Park Safari Timings
Park Safari Timings - Morning Safari - Evening Safari - Fort Safari
15 Oct - 15 Feb - 06:30 - 11:00 - 14:30 - 17:30 - Sunrise - to - Sunset
16 Feb - 31 Mar - 06:00 - 11:00 - 15:00 - 18:00 - Sunrise - to - Sunset
01 Apr - 30 June - 05:30 - 10:00 - 16:00 - 19:00 - Sunrise - to - Sunset
Best Time to Visit Bandhavgarh National Park
The park opens its gate for the visitors from the month of October-mid to June end. The peak season & best time to visit is from November to February as the climatic conditions are excellent.
About Panna National Park
The only diamond city of India, Panna has Rolling Meadows dotted with evergreen trees, rocks, hills and forests. With a sanctuary for rare wild life and avifauna and a diamond mine, Panna has been transformed to a city of natural beauty and eternal serenity. Panna is famous for its temples which strike a very fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
Know more about Panna National Park
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.
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 Km. from Khajuraho.
By Rail: Nearest rail head is Satna and it is at a distance of 90 Km. 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
Attractions in and around Panna national park
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.
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 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.
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.
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.