Madhya Pradesh, a large state in central India, retains landmarks from eras throughout Indian history. Begun in the 10th century, its Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho are renowned for their carvings of erotic scenes, most prominently Kandariya Mahadeva, a temple with more than 800 sculptures a mere slice of architectural wonder in a region blessed with palaces.
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Madhya Pradesh, a large state in central India, retains landmarks from eras throughout Indian history. Begun in the 10th century, its Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho are renowned for their carvings of erotic scenes, most prominently Kandariya Mahadeva, a temple with more than 800 sculptures a mere slice of architectural wonder in a region blessed with palaces, forts and stupas, the former most gloriously prominent in the postcard-perfect village of Orchha. The eastern Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks, noted Bengal tiger sanctuaries, offer guided safaris.
Laid-back traveller havens like Maheshwar and Omkareshwar display the spiritual, scenic, and chill-out flavours for which India is renowned, while the adventurous can foray into tribal Chhattisgarh, which split from Madhya Pradesh in 2000 and remains fascinatingly far removed from mainstream Indian culture.
Facts & Figures:
Madhya Pradesh is situated in the central region of India and that’s why it is called the Heartland State. It has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India as Madhya Pradesh is rich in mineral resources. Major Facts of the State are provided below:
Name: Madhya Pradesh is also called the “Heart of India” because of its geographical location. Literally meaning of Madhya Pradesh is “Central Province”.
Existence: It is created in 1956.
Boundary: The Border States are Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Population: 73.34 million (2012).
Land Area: The total land area of Madhya Pradesh is 308,252 sq. km. Madhya Pradesh holds 2 nd rank in area wise.
Language: Hindi is the Official Language of Madhya Pradesh.
Literacy: The Literacy Ratio of Madhya Pradesh is 70.60%
City: Its Capital City is Bhopal. Indore is its Largest City.
District: There are all total 52 districts present in Madhya Pradesh.
Climate: Madhya Pradesh experiences sub-tropical climate. Hot dry summer is from April to June and Monsoon Rains are from July to September.
Connectivity: It is well connected via roadways, railways and airways. Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior etc. are some of the airports situated in Madhya Pradesh.
Places of Interest: Major Cities which attract tourists are Gwalior, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore,etc. as there are many popular places to visit.
Religion: In Madhya Pradesh, mostly are Hinduism with around 92% and the remaining 8% are Muslim, Jain, Christian, Sikhs and Buddhists.
Day 1: Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Today arrive at the Umaria Railway Station. Meet our tour representative who will assist your transfer to the wildlife resort in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Check-in and relax. An afternoon safari is booked for you. Enjoy the thrilling ride in the jeep where you can easily spot some of the wild inhabitants of the sanctuary. Return to your resort for the night. Enjoy bonfires or cultural programs organized in your resort.
Day 2: Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Start the day early with the chirp of birds. Today an entire day of game safari is organized for you. Explore the depth of the forests to visit wildlife species in their natural habitats. Enhance the safari experience, following the rules of the forest and not leaving any pollutants that may damage the ecology. Carry camera, water bottle, protective clothes and binoculars. In the summer heat it is quite easy to spot animals as they often come out for water. Spot the ferocious royal Bengal Tigers. Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal also can be spotted. After the well-spent day return to the resort for rest.
Day 3: Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
The chirp of birds and the melodies of wilderness will wake you up. Today the day is planned with another fun-filled day of safari. On schedule is also a visit to the Bandhavgarh Fort. Discover the mysterious heart of Madhya Pradesh. Enjoy bird-watching. There are numerous species of avians to explore. The Vindhya ranges of Bandhavgarh and the mix of dense tropical forests, fields, scrub and wetland are captivating for the birds to make this location their favorable habitat. There are more than 150 species of birds. Return to your wildlife resort for the night.
Day 4: Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve - Kanha Tiger Reserve
Start the day with a delicious platter of breakfast. Post meal drive towards the Kanha Tiger Reserve. Another one of Madhya Pradesh’s nature blessed gem, Kanha was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’. Here you can spot white Tigers. Tiger safari is one of the major appeals of Kanha. It has an abundant population of Big Cats. Check-in to your wildlife resort and relax.
Day 5: Kanha Tiger Reserve
Wake to the call of birds. Today an exciting safari in the Kanha Tiger Reserve awaits you. A full day game safari is scheduled. You will be taken for two safaris, morning and evening. Not only can you spot the white tigers, Royal Bengals tigers, Swamp deer, Barasinghas, black buck and other wonderful species call it home. An engrossing day will be spent in the thrilling adventures of the jungle.
Day 6: Kanha - Jabalpur
Post breakfast in the morning, depart for Jabalpur. Upon arrival, embark on a sightseeing tour at Marble Rocks at Bhedaghatt. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 : Jabalpur - departure
Today, you will be transferred to the airport to board flight back to Home.
- Accommodation as per you chosen hotel (03/ 04/ 05 star)
- Daily Breakfast in the Hotels
- Airport / hotel transfers, city tour, Drives as per the itinerary by PVT car.
- All applicable hotel taxes, toll tax, parking charges & Driver allowance however, any other tax as and when levied by the Government shall be extra.
- Any meal unless specified above.
- Any airfare / train fare
- Guides services
- All entrances fees to monuments.
- Personal nature expenses like telephone / laundry bills etc.
- Airports tax and travel insurance etc.
- Services not specified above.
- GST 4.50%