KHAJURAHO HERITAGE WITH PANNA NATIONAL PARK
TOUR DURATION – 05 DAYS
02 NIGHTS KHAJURAHO /02 NIGHTS PANNA NATIONAL PARK
DAY 01: KHAJURAHO
Upon arrival at Khajuraho airport, you will receive assistance and be transferred to your hotel or resort. After freshening up, venture out to explore the enchanting heritage of Khajuraho. Enjoy your exploration through this fascinating city of temples.
The ancient temples of Khajuraho are celebrated for their splendid craftsmanship, showcasing exceptional architectural skill and fine sculptures. This UNESCO World Heritage Site in India is renowned for its stunning beauty. The sculptures, beautiful, detailed, and expressive, will leave you in awe and wonder. These temples are divided into three groups: Western, Eastern, and Southern.
Explore the Western Group of temples, adorned with approximately 870 marvelous sculptures on their interior and exterior walls. Notable temples to visit include the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, built between 1025 and 1050, the beautifully carved Jagdambi Temple, and the Chitragupta Temple dedicated to Lord Surya, the Sun. Close to the Western Group, you’ll find the Archaeological Museum, housing a remarkable collection of sculptures and artifacts. Additionally, the Tribal and Folk Art Museum showcases vibrant paintings, sculptures, and artifacts, offering insights into tribal cultures.
DAY 02: KHAJURAHO
Immerse yourself in Khajuraho’s rich cultural and architectural wonders. As the sun sets, witness the captivating Sound and Light Show where the temples come to life with illuminations. The show features lights dancing across temple facades while a narrator unravels the story of Khajuraho. It’s a truly enchanting experience.
Embark on an enchanting journey through Khajuraho’s Eastern and Southern temple groups.
The Eastern group boasts the exquisite Javari Temple, a testament to ancient stone-carving mastery. The honey-colored sandstone marvel, Parsvanatha Temple, shines from 950 to 970 AD. Adinatha Temple, Santinatha Temple, Ghantai Temple, and Brahma Temple complete this historic ensemble.
In the Southern group, the Duladeo Temple, or Kunwar Math, dazzles with intricate jewelry-carved female figures. Believed to be built between 1100 and 1150, it’s a masterpiece. Discover the unique Chaturbhuja Temple, free of erotic sculptures, adorned with Ganga and Jamuna at the entrance. Witness the divine presence of Lord Vishnu, as if he’s about to bless his devotees. Khajuraho’s treasures await your exploration.
DAY 03: KHAJURAHO – PANNA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, set the stage for a visit to the Adivart Tribal and Folk Art Museum, where you can actively engage with the local populace and submerge yourself in the captivating rural life of central India. Subsequently, set out on a picturesque drive to Panna National Park, with a noteworthy stop en route to marvel at Pandav Fall.
Step into a realm teeming with unique traditions and diverse communities at the Adivart Tribal and Folk Art Museum, boasting 12 meticulously adorned traditional houses filled with artifacts, kitchen utensils, furniture, and essential items that provide an entrancing window into the daily lives of tribal communities. These houses serve as a testament to the ancient tribal cultures of the region, allowing visitors to thoroughly immerse themselves in the captivating tribal heritage of central India.
Pandav Fall graces the route that connects Khajuraho and Panna, situated conveniently nearby with a majestic height of 30 meters, sourced from the river Ken. According to legend, the caves associated with the epic Mahabharata are nestled at the base of these enchanting waterfalls. The falls derive their name from the legendary Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata, who are said to have visited this area. You can still witness the remnants of caves and shrines that pay homage to this legendary tale scattered around the pool below.
DAY 04: PANNA NATIONAL PARK
Commence your day with an exhilarating adventure in the heart of Panna National Park, promising a full day of leisure and untamed excitement.
Nestled within the rugged Vindhya Ranges of central India, Panna National Park is a sanctuary for a remarkable array of wildlife species and an abundance of birdlife. Among the prominent inhabitants of this wilderness, you may encounter wild cats, majestic tigers, graceful deer, and agile antelopes. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping experience as your jeep safari winds its way through breathtaking canyons and the dense embrace of teak trees. The park’s rich tapestry of flora and fauna is a sight to behold, captivating observers with its astonishing diversity. If fortune smiles upon you, you may even catch glimpses of elusive panthers, elegant spotted deer, Indian Gazelle, or the spirited blackbucks.
DAY 05: PANNA NATIONAL PARK – KHAJURAHO AIRPORT
After breakfast transfer to Khajuraho Airport in accordance with your flight schedule.