10 Days Tour Itinerary for Madhya Pradesh

Tour Theme : 10 days itinerary for Madhya Pradesh
In :Gwalior
Out : Jabalpur
Destinations covered : Gwalior, Chanderi, Orchha, Khajuraho, Panna, Bandhavgarh & Jabalpur
Jungle Safari : 01 jungle safari & boat ride in Panna | 02 jungle safari in Bandhavgarh

 

 

 

 

9 Nights & 10 Days | “Incredible Madhya Pradesh “ Experience

Madhya Pradesh can be said to be the microcosm of India, for the land reflects the glory of India in many ways. These can relate to the architectural grandeur of its palaces, temples and mosques, the natural beauty surrounding the Vindhyas and other regions, the prehistoric art at places like Bhimbetka, the pilgrimage centres of Amarkantak, Chitrakoot and others, and the adventure trail of the tiger sanctuaries to name a few. For those with a spiritual bent of mind and in the quest for peace and tranquility, the land of Sanchi can be an added attraction in the Madhya Pradesh tourism circuit.
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The company is based at Jabalpur, the gateway for the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh with affiliated logistical offices at Bhopal & Indore.
i4u Travel Services is a professional Tour Operator and Travel Agency based in Madhya Pradesh with skilled tour guides. Our director has over 11 years’ experience as travel agents and tour operator, meeting client’s needs in Madhya Pradesh.
The qualified Tour Guides of i4u Travel Services take you to the iconic sights and attractions of Madhya Pradesh – the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Panna & Satpura, heritage destinations like Khajuraho, Orchha, Sanchi & Mandu.
i4u Travel Services is a Member of IATO & TOFT which ensures the benefit of their assistance and Code of Conduct.

Day 1 | Arrive Gwalior
Meet and greet with our representative at Gwalior airport / railway station .
Board our vehicle & proceed for c/in at your hotel in Gwalior.
After rest, proceed for local sight seeing.
Gwalior is best known for its imposing hilltop fort, which was famously described as ‘the pearl amongst fortresses in India’. Historically, the city has been the cradle of a number of dynasties that ruled it over the years. Their influence is clearly seen in the many regal structures that dominate the cityscape. In a sense, Gwalior continues to retain a medieval majesty.
Gwalior holds an unparalleled reputation in Sangeet, and has retained Indian traditions and the wealth of music intact over the years. The Gwalior Gharana is one of the oldest Khayal Gharanas and the one to which most classical Indian musicians can trace the origin of their style. Legendary musicians like Tansen and Baiju Bawara belonged to Gwalior.
Gwalior also has a rich history in sports, with the wizard of Hockey, Dhyan Chand, belonging to the city.
Overnight Gwalior.

Day 2 | Gwalior
Post breakfast, we proceed for Morena ( 40 kms | 1 hr drive ).
Visit Mitawali.
Mitawali is a village where the popular Chausath Yogini Temple lies – The temple is perched atop a hill surrounded by the lush greenery. A climb of approximately 100 steps will take you to the beauty of this splendid round temple. The striking views will definitely have you reaching for your camera too!
The Chausath Yogini Temple, Morena, also known as Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple, is an 11th-century temple located in Morena district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the few well-preserved Yogini temples in the country. The temple is formed by a circular wall with 64 chambers and an open mandapa in the centre, separated by a courtyard which is circular in shape, where Shiva is deified
As claimed by etchings and engravings in the temple, ancient shrine is said to have been built by the Maharaja Devapala. In fact, the Parliament House in New Delhi is believed to have been inspired from the circular design and architectural intricacies of the Mitawali temple!
It is also said that Mitawali, Padavali and Bateshwar made a golden triangle in which a university existed about a 1000 years ago! The alleged teaching centre was said to be a hub to impart education in Mathematics, Astrology and Hinduism to the children with the help of sun rays!
Visit Padavali
The notable Padavali fortress was built in the 18th century by the Jat Ranas rulers of Dhaulpur. Graciously guarded by a lion and lioness, the fort also has a temple that once served as a divine place to worship Lord Shiva. Every stone used in the fortification and in the making of the temple has something to convey about the ancient era through its inscription and detailing!
Visit Bateshwar
The site is not just about one temple; the Bateshwar temples are a cluster of almost 200 mini grandeurs made of sandstone, devoted to lords Shiva and Vishnu. Spread over 25 acres, these shrines were built across slanted hills near Padavali. The temples were constructed in the 8th to 10th century AD probably during the Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty. Interestingly, the jungle nearby is full of beautiful birds like peacocks, parakeets and kingfishers. One can often spot the national bird perching and posing on the rooftop of the temples.
Overnight Gwalior.

Day 3 | Chanderi
Post breakfast, we proceed for Chanderi ( 210 kms | 4 hrs drive ).
Arrive Chanderi, c/in & after rest, proceed for local sight seeing.
In existence since the 11th century, Chanderi is blessed with scenic beauty in and around it. While picturesque hills, lakes and forts sit surrounding it, the exquisite hand-woven Chanderi saris adorn this historic town.
These saris are adored around the globe for the artistry behind their creation. The elegance of this matchless intricate art of embellishing silk and cotton fabric with zari weaving resides in harmony with the towering forts and palaces. It is a beautiful contrast rare to be found anywhere else.
The town of Chanderi, with its regal radiance, will leave you spellbound, and often, feeling like the royalty, you used to playact as a child.
Overnight Chanderi.

Day 4 | Orchha
Post breakfast, c/out & proceed for Datia ( 80 kms | 1.5 hrs drive ).
An astonishing confluence of Mughal and Rajput architecture, the 7 storeyed Datia Palace stands tall in the historic city of Datia. While its exterior is adorned with arches, chhatris and oriel windows, the Bundela paintings beautify the interior.
Mentioned as Daityavakra in Mahabharata, the city of Datia is blessed with history as well as divinity. Numerous temples, some even dating back to pre-historic times, give this city its second name – ‘Laghu Vrindavan’ or ‘Small Vrindavan’.
The city of Datia might be nicknamed ‘Small Vrindavan’ but it holds stories, countless and ancient, that very few libraries can. Stories that take you back in time, and to the childhood moments of wonder.
Later, proceed for Jhansi ( 30 kms | 40 mins drive ).
One of the most important venues of India’s first war of independence in 1857 and the erstwhile capital of Rani Lakshmibai’s kingdom. Jhansi serves as the gateway to Bundelkhand region.
The artistic grandeur of the Chandelas is still evident in the monuments and other ancient structures standing in the city. Apart from the historic fort of Jhansi, magnificent temples, churches,the Government Museum and the Rani Mahal, Jhansi is also home to a military aviation base.
Later, proceed for Orchha, your base station ( 17 kms | 30 mins drive ).
Do not miss the “Light & Sound show” in the evening.
Overnight Orchha.

Day 5 | Khajuraho
Full day to explore Orchha.
The historic town of Orchha, nestled on the banks of river Betwa, was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput Chief, Rudra Pratap. Here, the river Betwa splits into seven channels, also called the Satdhara. Legend goes that this is in honour of the seven erstwhile Chiefs of Orchha.
The ancient town seems frozen in time, with its many monuments continuing to retain their original grandeur even to this day. Here you will find some of the most fascinating temples and palaces that will help you realise a childhood fantasy – travelling back in time !
Later,proceed for Khajuraho ( 175 kms | 3.5 hrs drive ).
Arrive Khajuraho, c/in & after rest, we take you to visit the “Western Group of Temples”.
Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh is famous for groups of Hindu and Jain temples. These temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their beautiful and erotic rock carvings.
Built between 950-1050 AD by the Chandela Dynasty, these temples depict various forms like meditation, spiritual teachings, kinship, wrestling, royalty and most significantly, erotic art. The temples consist of stunning displays of fine sculptures and exceptional architectural skill, making them one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.
Based on their geographical location, the temples are categorized into three groups: Eastern, Western and Southern. Beautiful, intricate and expressive, the sculptures of the Khajuraho temples will leave you in awe and wonder.
End the day with a magnificient & spectacular “Light & Sound” show at the premises of the temples.
Arrive Khajuraho, c/in & the day at leisure.
Overnight Khajuraho.

Day 6 | Khajuraho
Full day to explore Khajuraho..
Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh is famous for groups of Hindu and Jain temples. These temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their beautiful and erotic rock carvings.
Built between 950-1050 AD by the Chandela Dynasty, these temples depict various forms like meditation, spiritual teachings, kinship, wrestling, royalty and most significantly, erotic art. The temples consist of stunning displays of fine sculptures and exceptional architectural skill, making them one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.
Based on their geographical location, the temples are categorized into three groups: Eastern, Western and Southern. Beautiful, intricate and expressive, the sculptures of the Khajuraho temples will leave you in awe and wonder.
End the day with a magnificient & spectacular “Light & Sound” show at the premises of the temples.
Overnight Khajuraho.

Day 7 | Panna National Park
Post breakfast, c/out & proceed for Panna National Park ( 35 kms | 40 mins drive ).
Arrive Panna, C/in & the day at leisure.
Overnight Panna National Park.

Day 8 | Bandhavgarh National Park
Enjoy your morning excursion at Kanha National Park. We pick & drop you from your resort after the excursion.
Mines shining with diamonds within a national park that’s home to some of the biggest predators and waterfalls of dizzying heights; Panna has the amazing superpower to, both, calm you and thrill you!
The city’s royal past dates back to mid of 17th Centuary AD, when it became the capital of Maharaja Chhatrasal’s kingdom. On the other hand, with Ken River passing through Panna hills, the city has a wildlife-friendly present. You can spot the majestic tiger, the ghariyal – a huge reptile found only in the Indian subcontinent, and a variety of flora and fauna.
A visit to Panna will surely bring alive the child-like awe in you.
Later, c/out & proceed for Bandhavgarh National Park ( 190 kms | 4.2 hrs )
Arrive Bandhavgarh, c/in & the day at leisure.
Overnight Bandhavgarh National Park.

Day 09 | Bandhavgarh National Park
Enjoy your morning & afternoon excursion at Bandhavgarh National Park. We pick & drop you from your resort after the excursion.
Bandhavgarh is a place of mythological and legendary significance. The ancient Bandhavgarh Fort is of great importance as it is believed to have been gifted by Lord Rama to his younger brother Lakshmana. ‘Bandhav’ in English means brother and ‘Garh’ means fort. Hence the name, Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh dates back to 2000 years ago and you will find several man made caves with inscriptions and rock paintings.
Bandhavgarh is also the land of tigers. This is the place to visit if you want to spot the big cat. India’s top dwelling for tigers, Bandhavgarh National Park has the highest density of Royal Bengal tigers in the world. The sight of the majestic tiger, up close and personal, is said to trigger a sense of awe in you, of the kinds you would have only experienced in your childhood.
Overnight Bandhavgarh National Park.

Day 10 | Adieu “Madhya Pradesh”
After a refreshing breakfast,c/out & proceed for Jabalpur ( 200 kms | 4 hrs drive ) to catch your train / flight for home feeling contented about a memorable holiday spend at “Madhya Pradesh : The Heart of Incredible India”.

Inclusions :
• All transfers
• Accommodations
• Meals as per APAI plan

Note : There are no jungle safari’s on wednesday evenings.