Visit Chausath Yogini Temples.
The Chausath Yogini Temple is one of the oldest heritage sites in India. It was built in the 10th Century AD by the Kalachuri kingdom and and was mainly made with local granite. Mughal invaders, later on, destroyed and deformed this templeIt has a distinct resemblance to the temples of Khajuraho in structure.The temple is the abode of Goddess Durga along with 64 yoginis. A Yogini is a female attendant of the mother goddess, who slays illusion with fiery passion through insight and liberation.It is located near the river Narmada and the famous Marble Rocks in Bhedaghat, some 17 km from Jabalpur, Madhya pradesh.Though the temple has been partially damaged, it speaks greatly of the ancient dynasties that ruled in Jabalpur.The Chausath Yogini Temple is placed on a hill top overlooking the river Narmada. One has to climb 150 plus steps to reach the temple. The temple looks beautiful in sunlight and inside the idols of the Mother Goddess and Lord Shiva lend a divine aura.The complex of the temple consists of 95 shrines which includes 64 Yoginis in circular fashion around the temple, one for each yoginis and a main shrine where Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati are seen riding on Nandi, the sacred bull. The design of the temple has been kept simple but the idols of yoginis are exquisitely carved, each one depicting a unique posture.
Also avail the thrilling boat ride ( by self ). The boat ride is an once in a lifetime experience where you sail amidst the white pristine marble rocks. The marble rocks of Bhedaghat are undoubtedly one of the most famous sites to visit for almost every traveler. These marble rocks are naturally formed and a boat ride amidst these rocks makes for a surreal experience. And what’s more, you just might chance upon fossils if you look closely enough.
Later, proceed for Kanha National Park ( 180 kms | 4 hrs drive ).On the way, we stop at MP Tourism Motel at Mandla for a high tea.Arrive Kanha National Park & the day at leisure.
Overnight Kanha National Park.
Meals : Breakfast & Dinner