The capital city of the mighty Bundelkhand Empire, Orchha is known for its elegant architecture and its unique sequential development of domes, brackets, pillars, arches and ledges, the famous landmark example like Jehangir Mahal, the Laxminarayan Temple. The beautiful River Betwa on whose banks the city of Orchha is founded is a picturesque site, with its monuments dotting the landscape on either side of the river.
Panna National Park is situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, at a distance of around 27 km from Khajuraho. The Panna National Park is home to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the better Tiger Reserves in the country. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. The landscape of this rocky and uneven terrain is covered by scrubby vegetation and grass. Fauna of this park includes, apart from the tiger; wolf, chital, sloth bear, chinkara, and sambar.
A World heritage site famous for its temples built by the Chandela rulers around the 10th century. It has much more to offer than the erotic sculptures which have made it world famous. The famous Western group of temples is designated as the World Heritage Site and is enclosed within a beautifully laid out park. The Lakshmana and Vishwanath Temples to the front and The Kandriya Mahadev, Jagadami and Chitragupta Temples displays the best craftmanship of Khajuraho.
Maihar is known for the temple of revered mother goddess Sharda situated on Trikuta hill of Maihar. The town was formerly the capital of the princely state of Maihar. The state was founded in 1778 by Rajputs of the Kachwaha clan. Maihar has a prominent place in Indian classical music as the birthplace of the Maihar Gharana, a gharana (school or style) of Hindustani music. The greatest doyen of Indian Classical Music Ustad Allauddin Khan (died 1972) lived here for long time and was the court Musician of Maihar Maharaja's Palace
Bandhavgarh is spread over an area of 448 sq kms and has vast stretches of grasslands spread over 32 hills. It boasts of the one of highest density of tigers in the world, besides Healthy population of Cheetal, Sambhar and Barking Deer. Bandhavgarh Fort scattered with remnants of the past forms the heart of the park and offers breathtaking views of the forest all around it. The lodge is spread in a sprawling estate of 12 acres in Rancha village (8-10 minutes from the park gate) and is surrounded by Sal forested hills on all sides.
Kanha Tiger Reserve's spectacular Sal and Bamboo forest, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 1945 sq. km. in the heart of central highlands. This is the original Kipling country so fondly written about in his Jungle Book. The park is the only home to the rare hard ground Barasingha found in its large grasslands. Kanha is also home to Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, deer, ungulates, lesser cats and over 250 bird species.
Pench National Park is a wild playground harboring country’s maximum density of prey animals, chased by an estimated 65 Tigers. The park is well administered and extensively mentioned in the Indian history for its vivid fauna and flora. The landscapes of scrublands, deciduous forest of Teaks and many lakes, streams and Pench River can be instantly associated with the incidents and wild mentions of the animal life in the jungle book of Sir Rudyard Kipling. The established corridor between Pench and Kanha National park, adds to the glory of both the parks with many animals frequently traversing between the park boundaries.
Day 01 Reach Jhansi by train in the morning. Transfer to Orchha (19 kms) for Lunch at Hotel followed by Orchha Sightseeing. Visit Jahangir Fort, Sheesh Mahal and Laxmi Narayan Temple and other local forts, Lakes etc
Day 02 Early Breakfast followed by ride to Panna(200 KM) .Lunch on arrival at Ken River Lodge . Boat Ride in Ken River, followed by local Sight seeing
Day 03 Morning Jeep Safari in the National Park or Khajuraho Visit. Dinner at the lodge
Day 04 Early Breakfast followed by ride Maihar (125KM), Lunch at Maihar Place. Evening local sightseeing, Village Visit, Place Tour
Day 05 Breakfast followed by drive to Bandhavgarh( 130 KM) , Lunch on arrival at Kings Lodge. Evening Village visit. Dinner at the lodge
Day 06 Morning Jeep Safari in the national Park. Nature Walk plus Birding Tour in the evening followed by dinner at the lodge.
Day 07 Early Breakfast followed by Drive to Kanha (250 KM). Lunch on route at local hotel in Mandla . Dinner in arrival at Kanha Earth Lodge
Day 08 Morning safari in the National Park. Evening village Visit followed by dinner at the lodge
Day 09 Breakfast followed by drive to Pench National Park (140 KM). Lunch on arrival at Pench Tree Lodge. Village visit followed by Dinner at the lodge
Day 10 Morning Jeep Safari in the national Park. Nature Walk plus Birding Tour in the evening followed by dinner at the lodge.
Day 11 Post Breakfast transfer for further connection
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