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: Gwalior
On arrival at Gwalior airport/railway station and check-in to the hotel. Munch something at the hotel before you leave for sightseeing. Spend the day by paying a visit to the Gwalior fort, which is one of the largest forts in India. Seek blessing at Vishnu temple which was built long back in the 11th century. Have a comfortable stay at the hotel at night.
Day 2: Gwalior - Orchha
Leave for Orchha which 124 kms from Gwalior. Have your breakfast and pay a visit the popular temples in Orchha such as the Ram Raja Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple.. These temples were built by Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century. Comfortable Stay overnight in Orchha at a hotel.
Day 3: khajuraho
Have your breakfast and drive to Khajuraho. After you arrive at Khajuraho, pay a visit to the Western Group which has 14 temples including Kandariya MahaHave your breakfast and drive to Khajuraho. After you arrive at Khajuraho, pay a visit to the Western Group which has 14 temples including Kandariya Mahadeo, Lakshmana, chaunsath Yogini, Parvati, Varaha, Vishvanath and Nandi, Chitragupta, and Devi Jagdamba. End the day with a comfortable stay at a hotel in Khajuraho.
Day 4: Khajuraho
Start the day with sightseeing at the Eastern Group which consists of seven temples out of which four are Jain temples and the other three are Hindu. The seven temples are the Parsvanath, Adinath, Shantinath Ghantai temple, the Vamana, Javari and Brahma. End the day with a comfortable stay at a hotel in Khajuraho.
Day 5: Departure
After having breakfast in the morning, Make a transfer to airport/railway station and leave for your onward journey.
- 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%