Khajuraho Gwalior Heritage Tour with Sonagiri Jain Temple4 Nights - 5 DaysPackage Code: HTPC000957
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Khajuraho Gwalior Heritage Tour with Sonagiri Jain Temple
Khajuraho Gwalior Heritage Tour with Sonagiri Jain Temple: Overview
Sonagiri is one of the ancient pilgrimage place where people come with family to do Darshan of Sonagiri temple and some nearest places. Holidaytravel.co takes you towards the pilgrimage center for Darshan with better guideline in unknown city and this package is well designed extreme tour to beautiful central India and with unmatched hospitality and care offered by us. In this tour package you will cover Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple, Memorial Of Tansen and Teli Ka Mandir as well as you will cover Datia and Orchha with their famous siteseeings which includes Datia fort, Bade Gabesh ji ka Mandir Balaji temple, Raj Mahal, Chaturbhuj temple, Orchha's fort, Jhansi fort and Laxmi narayan temple. Package is well designed and suited for Families with Kids and holiday makers.
Why you must visit Sonagiri Jain Temple
Sonagiri is one of the best pilgrimage temple where people come for Darshan it is the temple of Digamber jain, there are many temple were situated near Sonagiri jain temple Legends believe that King Nanganag Kumar attained nirvana at this site, along with his fifteen million followers. Sonagiri is one of the most popular sites that witness huge tourist traffic every year. Thousands of Jain pilgrims come to this site to pay reverence to ascetic saints. Temple number 57 is the most famous temple to visit, it is vast in size, very beautiful, having attractive artistic spire, in this temple principal deity are Lord Chandraprabha, 11 feet in height and two other beautiful idols of Lord Sheetalnath & Parsvanatha.
What is Special in this Package
Fully Customized and Personalized Tour Program of 6 Nights
Madhya Pradesh Most famous Spectrum Covered :-
National Parks Jungles: Panna national park
Heritage Places: Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho
Temples: Satna, Khajuraho
Transportation in Private Car - Innova
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Oct-01 To Mar-31
Apr-01 To Sep-30
Dec-22 To Jan-04
04N/5D Standard Package
Hotel Golden Square (Gwalior)/ Tourist Motel-MPTDC (Datia)/ The Orchha Resort (Orchha)
|Rs 9999||Rs 11000||Rs 7999||Rs 0|
4N/5D Deluxe Package
Hotel Suruchi Gwalior (Gwalior)/ Dada Maharaj Palace - The Heritage Hotel (Datia)/ Hotel Fort View Orchha (Orchha)
|Rs 15999||Rs 17999||Rs 12999||Rs 0|
Package Starts from Gwalior & Terminates at Satna Railway Station.
Optional choice also given to terminate the package at Khajuraho ( Rates will be reduced) if Khajuraho is the end Destination.
Site Seeings Included for Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Panna & Maihar devi Darshan roapway tickets.
Accommodation in the hotels listed or similar hotels.
Meals: Daily buffet breakfast as per the itinerary.
Transport : Transfers / Sightseeing by air-conditioned Indigo for (1-3 adults) & air-conditioned Innova for (4-5 adults).
All currently applicable taxes i.e. Hotel tax & Transportation tax.
Jungle safari in the Panna National Park is extra & on direct payment basis.?
Any airfare, Train fare
Any personal expenses
Lunch & Dinner
Arrived at Gwalior airport or Railway station and meet with our representative and they will transfer you to hotel. After freshen up and get ready you will visit for city tour which includes Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple, Memorial Of Tansen and Teli Ka Mandir. In the evening visit the Sound Light Show in Gwalior - In the evening witness the spectacular sound and light show where the history of Gwalior and its warriors is narrated. The greatest martyrs of India Tantia Tope and Rani of Jhansi made this fort as their battlefield. Overnight stay in Gwalior
Gwalior Fort: The Gwalior fort spreads out over an area of 3 square km, surrounded by concrete walls of sandstone. The Gwalior fort encloses three temples, six palaces and numerous water tanks The fort of Gwalior has seen many ups and downs of history. In the course of almost five hundred years, the Gwalior fort went from one ruler to another. he Gwalior fort finally went to the Scindias from the British. The Teli-ka-Mandir is the most famous of all the temples of the Gwalior fort. This temple was built in the Dravidian style shrine and is notable for its generously sculpted exterior.
Sas-bahu Temple: Sas-Bahu ka mandir, or Sahastrabahu Temple, is located to the east of Gwalior Fort. This temple mainly has three entrances from three different directions. In the fourth direction, there is a room which is currently closed. The entire temple is covered with carvings, notably 4 idols of Brahma, Vishnu and Saraswati above its entrance door
Memorial Of Tansen : The Memorial of Tansen or 'The Tomb of Tansen' located in Gwalior near the Tomb of Muhammad Ghaus. Tansen was a great follower and a student of the sufi saint, Mahammaed Ghaus who taught him Hindustani classical music and several raagas. Hence, after his death he was buried near his teacher and Akbar gave him the title Mian, an honorific, meaning learned man
Teli Ka Mandir: Teli Ka Mandir is an ancient temple that is undoubtedly famous for its splendid architecture. Located in the Gwalior Fort complex, Teli Ka Mandir" sounds as an unusual term, but it has several theories behind its name. According to one of the legends,Teli Ka Mandir can be reached easily by taking local means of transport from Gwalior
After breakfast you will proceed for Sonagiri Jain Temple which is (71.9km) far away from Gwalior. Sonagiri is one of the important pilgrimage sites for the Digambar Jains. After having Darshan of Sonagiri jain temple and having lunch on the way of Datia, later you will reach Datia for local siteseeings which includes Datia fort, Bade Gabesh ji ka Mandir and Balaji temple. Overnight stay in Datia
Datia fort: The The fort was constructed by Bir Singh Dev, The Chief Officer of Bundela in the year 1620. The fort is built upon a rock, one reason for which it appears to be taller than its actual height. It is a five storeyed 130 Ft tall building.Datia castle is a well built fort with magnificent architecture. The architectural designs include the layout of Mughal and Rajput Empire
Bade ganeshji ka mandir Bade ganeshji ka mandir, Datia is a perfect destination for a great time with your dear ones and visit this spot on weekends for a rejuvenating time
Balaji temple: Balaji mandirbalaji mandir tourist spot for all the attractions that is on offer and visit this spot on weekends for a rejuvenating time. World standards, extraordinary architecture, innovative layouts, and well-thought execution make place a highly coveted point of tourist interest
After breakfast you will proceed for Orchha which is (48.9km) from Datia, After reach Datia you will visit some places which includes Jehangir Mahal built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo, Raj Mahal. Later back to hotel for free at your Leisure
Jahangir Mahal: The establishment of the Jahangir Mahal dates back to the 17th century A.D The entrance of the Jehangir Mahal, Orchha is marked by an artistic and traditional gateway. The front wall of the structure faces to the east and is covered with turquoise tiles.
After breakfast and get ready you will visit few more places of Orchha which includes Chaturbhuj temple, Orchha's fort and having lunch in a nearest restaurant later you will visit Jhansi fort and Laxmi narayan temple in the evening back to hotel . Overnight stay in Orchha
Chaturbhuj Temple: Chaturbhuj temple was constructed by the famous Bundela Rajput kings in the 17th century. It is said that the particular site of the temple was decided upon by the king to enable him to see god Krishna from the balcony of his palace.
Orchha Fort: Orchha Fort is situated on the island on Betwa River. The scenic location apart, the fort has more to offer. It houses many palaces and temples. The views from the multi-storeyed balconies in the palace are spectacular. Raj Mahal ranks amongst the most ancient historic monuments in Orchha fort. Rai Parveen Mahal, which is in ruins now was a beautiful palace with lush gardens surrounding it.
Jhansi Fort: Jhansi Fort has seen many tough times. The fort was built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo on Bangra, a rocky hill. Rani Jhansi Ka Quila, covers an area of 49 acres. It ranks amongst the best fortified areas in India
After post breakfast you will proceed for Gwalior for onwards journey. Tour end
Madhya Pradesh Best Tourism Package from Kolkata Mumbai Delhi: Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Gwalior
Reach Gwalior city by Morning Train or Flight, On arrival at Gwalior airport or Gwalior railway station, begin your tour of 'Madhya Pradesh'. Transfer to Hotel & Relax, After Freshening up, Be Ready for Gwalior City Tour.
Afternoon - Gwalior Fort Visit :- In the afternoon enjoy a half day city tour visiting the massive sandstone fort doting the city skyline. Visit 9th century Teli Ka Mandir and the 11h century Sas Bahu ka Mandir situated in Gwalior Fort.
- Teli Ka Mandir has a unique architecture, roof of of the temple holds a Dravidian look, the sculptures are typically north Indian.
- Saas-Bahu temple in the fort allures not only the devotees but also the tourists with its artistic value. As its name denotes, these temples are not dedicated to Sas (mother-in-law) and Bahu (daughter-in-law) but rather the short form of Shashtra Bahu, another name of Lord Vishnu.
Evening, vist the Sound Light Show in Gwalior - In the evening witness the spectacular sound and light show where the history of Gwalior and its warriors is narrated. The greatest martyrs of India Tantia Tope and Rani of Jhansi made this fort as their battlefield.
Overnight in Gwalior - Day one of your MP best tourism package ends, Be Ready for a Grand Day Tomorrow..
Day 02: Gwalior to Orchha (235 kms / approx. 5 hour drive)
Leave in the Early morning for Orchha. En route visit the Phool Bagh, Dinman Herdaul's Palace, Sunder Mahal and the cenotaphs built in the memory of the rulers of Orchha. Reach Orchha by Afternoon,
Check into your hotel.
Later in the Day , visit Jehangir Mahal built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo, Raj Mahal and Chaturbhuj temple. Orchha's fort complex, the entrance of which is a multi-arched bridge, has three impressive palaces placed in an open quadrangle.
The Raj Mahal was built by Madhukar Shah, the religious predecessor of Bir Singh Ju Deo. One of the city's greatest attractions is the Chaturbhuj Temple, which is situated right opposite the Raja Mahal. Dedicated to the four-armed deity, Chaturbhuj (Chaturbhuj literally means four-armed), the temple has plenty of light and space inside, a feature unusual for a Hindu temple.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this beautiful place.
Overnight in Orchha in Night, you may travel to Betwa river to have a romantic outing..
Day 03: Orchha to Khajuraho (178 kms / approx. 5 hour drive)
Early morning, drive to Khajuraho. On arrival, check into your hotel in Khajuraho. In the afternoon proceed on a temple tour visiting the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The other temples of interest are Chausath Yogini, Chitragupta etc. each with its own history and presiding deity. The most awesome and the largest temple in Khajuraho, Kandariya Mahadev Temple is built in around 1025â€“1050 AD. A typical sandstone structure, the temple is dedicated to Shiva with a linga at the center of the Garbha Griha. The elaborately engraved main shrine is bejeweled with more than 800 images, of which most of them are three feet high. The most elegant and famous temple also houses some of the fantastically ornate frescos on its wall, which speaks out the artistic grandeur of the bygone days.
Chausath Yogini, is the oldest surviving temple in the group (900 A.D.), this is the sole granite temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. Only 35 of the original 65 cells remain and no image of Kali has survived : not surprisingly, since this is the earliest surviving shrine of the group dated to 900 AD. Another Kali temple, which was originally dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is the Devi Jagdambe temple.
An ancient shrine, dedicated to Lord Surya, Chitragupta Temple faces eastwards to the rising sun. A 11th century old monument this temple enshrines an impressive 5 ft high image of Lord Surya in a standing posture driving a chariot of seven horses. Fabulously carved walls, which depicts voluptuous and full figured sura-sundaris, erotic couples, image of lord Vishnu in the 11 headed form, Chitragupta Temple really provides a rare feast to the viewer.
The rest of the evening is at leisure or you can witness the spectacular sound and light show (entry on direct payment basis).
Overnight in Khajuraho
Day 04: Khajuraho - Panna - Khajuraho (60 kms / approx. 2 hour drive)
Today proceed to Panna National Park near the Ken River with its deep gorges, tranquil valley and dense teak forests. The region, famous for its diamond industry, is also home to some of the best wildlife species. If you are lucky, you could sight tigers and panthers along with herds of chinkara, sambar and several other wildlife species. The spectacular Pandav Falls en route and other waterfalls in the area are popular picnic spots.
The rest of the evening is at leisure to explore the local shops and market.
Overnight in Khajuraho.
Day - 05 Khajuraho to Satna (116 km / 3 hours)
Procced to Satna to seek blessings of Maiher Devi, one of the famous Shaktipeeth Temple in Madhya Pradesh, After seeking blessings of the Goddess, Enjoy the panormic view of the hills. Tickets for the Maihar Devi Roap way are included in the package. Overnight stay at Satna
Day 06: Departs Satna to Khajuraho
Today bid farewell to your tour as you get transferred to Maihar Devi Railway Station or Satna Railway or Khajuraho airport for your onward journey.
How to Reach Gwalior
By Air : Gwalior is well connected by air from Bhopal, Mumbai, Delhi and Indore.
By Rail : The easiest way to get to Gwalior is definitely by train. Gwalior lies on the main rail routes between Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai and is a halt for a number of north-south and north-west bound trains. The journey to Gwalior from Delhi is comfortably short as two superfast trains, the Taj Express and the Shatabdi Express have daily morning services to Gwalior. Both trains return to Delhi each night, making it ideal for day-trippers. The ride by the Shatabdi takes around 3 hours from Delhi and by the Taj Express, approximately 41/2 hours. Both trains travel via Agra, which is just an hour and half away.
By Bus: You could drive into Gwalior from the rest of India and Madhya Pradesh. There are regular bus services connecting major cities including Agra (118 km), Bhopal (423 km), Delhi (318 km), Indore (486 km), Khajuraho (280 km) and Sanchi (344 km) to Gwalior. But the state run transport buses are not very comfortable or quick, though the low cost of fares often compensates the budget traveller.
About Sonagiri Jain Temple
Sonagiri jain temple sacred place is popular among devotees & ascetic saints to practice for self discipline, austerity and to attain Nirvana the time of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu (The 8th Teerthankar), five and a half of ascetic saints have achieved salvation from here Sonagiri which literally means, "the golden peak" is a place sacred to Digambar Jains. The samavsharan of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu had come here for seventeen times. Nang, Anang, Chintagati, Pooranchand, Ashoksen, Shridatta and many other saints achieved salvation from here. This is the unique place known as Laghu Sammed Shikhar covering the area of 132 acres of two hills. The King Nanganag Kumar achieved liberation from the cycles of death and life along with his fifteen million followers. There are several white Jain temples scattered around Sonagiri. There are seventy seven beautiful Jain temples in hills and twenty six temples in village. The temple number fifty seven on the hill is the main temple. This temple has attra-ctive artistic spire. In this temple the principal deity is Lord Chandraprabhu, eleven feet in height. Two other beautiful idols of Lord SheetalNath and Parsvnath are installed
Best time to visit Orchha
The best time to visit Orchha is between the months of September and March. The average temperature remains at 27 degrees Celsius during these months.October and November will prove as the perfect time to enjoy the magnificent Orchha palaces.
How to reach Sonagiri Jain Temple
By Flight: There are no regular flights from other major cities of the country to Datia. Nearest airport is Gwalior Airport.
By Train: Datia is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.
By Bus: You can easily get regular buses to Datia from other major cities of the country.Bus Station