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  • Getaway: 1-3 days
  • Short Break: 4-6 days
  • Holiday: 7-10 days

Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh with Orchha
(5 Nights)

Holiday Overview

On a Bandhavgarh Safari
One of the Jain Temples
One of the Western Group Temples
Riverside at Orchha
Counttyside around Orchha
Tiger in Bandhavgarh
Long Billed Vulture in Bandhavgarh
Shikra in Bandhavgarh
Serpant Eagle in Bandhavgarh
Common Blue Kingfisher in Bandhavgarh
Brahminy Starling in Bandhavgarh
Tiger in Bandhavgarh
Wolly Necked Stork in Bandhavgarh

This is a classic inbound itinerary where guests look at best of Tiger Sanctuaries and heritage experiences (Khajuraho and Orchha) in a short break form.

Route

Orchha(1) - Khajuraho(1) - Bandhavgarh(3)

Summarised Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrive at Orchha. Heritage walk in the evening.
  • Day-2 Proceed to Khajuraho. Afternoon visit to Western group of temples. Evening Light and Sound Show.
  • Day-3 Visit Eastern and Southern group of Temples. Proceed to Bandhavgarh
  • Day-4 Morning and Evening Safari.
  • Day-5 Morning and Evening Safari.
  • Day-6 Departure

Sightseeing Summary

Bandhavgarh - Wildlife and Bird Watching in Bandhavgarh (0.50 kms)

Khajuraho - Khajuraho Group of Temples (0.50 kms), Light and Sound Show at Khajuraho (0.50 kms)

Orchha - Heritage Monuments of Orchha (0.50 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination

Arrival - Jhansi Departure - Jabalpur

Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Agra is popular extension option for guests travelling from Delhi.

Distances

  • Jhansi to Orchha -15 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Orchha to Khajuraho -174 kms (4 hrs)
  • Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh -260 kms (6 hrs)
  • Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur -188 kms (4 hrs)

Route

Orchha(1) - Khajuraho(1) - Bandhavgarh(3)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Orchha. Heritage walk in the evening. Arrive at Orchha. Orchha is a riverside town by the river offering unique heritage character and is visited on the Agra - Khajuraho route or as a standalone getaway. Take a heritage walk around Orchha town. Visit Orchha fort across the river and visit monuments such as Jain Temple, Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple and Laxminarayan Temple.

Day-2 Proceed to Khajuraho. Afternoon visit to Western group of temples. Evening Light and Sound Show. Leave for Khajuraho (174 kms - 4 hours). Khajuraho is a heritage destination renowned for its temples having sculptures carved in erotic poses and is visited by guests from world over. Visit Western Group of Temples in the late afternoon (Audio Tour facility is developed by Archelogical Survey of India (ASI) for these temples). Enjoy Light and Sound Show in the Evening.

Day-3 Visit Eastern and Southern group of Temples. Proceed to Bandhavgarh Visit Eastern and Southern group of Temples at Khajuraho. Proceed to Bandhavgarh (250 kms - 5.5 hrs). Bandhavgarh National Park is renowned for being a park that offers best tiger sightings and therefore excellent for tiger photography. The Park also offers excellent range of flora and fauna and good for Bird watching in Winter. Evening Safari.

Day-4 Morning and Evening Safari. Morning and Evening Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh National Park (Tala Range is the prime range). Elephant back Tiger Tracking (Tiger Show) can be availed if organised on the day of the travel.

Day-5 Morning and Evening Safari. Morning and Evening Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh National Park (Tala Range is the prime range). Elephant back Tiger Tracking (Tiger Show) can be availed if organised on the day of the travel.

Day-6 Departure Depart for Jabalpur (200 kms - 5 hours) for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Bandhavgarh: -
  • Wildlife and Bird Watching in Bandhavgarh - Bandhavgarh is the best park when it comes to probability of having a tiger sighting. Besides the much celebrated and endangered tiger, the park is home to Leopards, Jungle cat, Wolf, Jackal, Indian Fox, Dhole or Indian Wild Dog, Sloth Bear etc. Bandhavgarh is also considered excellent for Bird watching and is home to more than 150 species.
Khajuraho: -
  • Khajuraho Group of Temples - The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculptures. The temples are grouped into three geographical divisions: western, eastern and southern. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India.
  • Light and Sound Show at Khajuraho - The Khajuraho temple complex offers a professional light and sound show every evening. The first show is in English language and the second one in Hindi. The show is about an hour long and covers the history, philosophy and the art of sculpting of these temples. It is held in the open lawns in the temple complex.
Orchha: -
  • Heritage Monuments of Orchha - Orchha is a heritage town lost in time set on Betwa river at 15 kms from Jhansi. Fot is an attraction here. One crosses over on a footbridge for a leisurely walk.. The fort consists of several connected buildings erected at different times (Raja Mahal and the Jahangir Mahal). Chaturbhuj Temple is an old temple from the 9th century. Numerous cenotaphs or chhatris dot the vicinity of the fort and the Betwa river. Elsewhere about the town there is an unusual variety of temples and tombs.

Destination Overview

Jabalpur - Jabalpur is a transit point for accessing wildlife destinations of Kanha (165 km) and Bandhavgarh (210 km).

Jhansi - Jhansi lies on the edge of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh in the Bundelkhand region at 15 kms from heritage town of Orchha. Jhansi is a popular access point for Orchha and Khajuraho (170 kms).

Orchha - Orchha lies on the Betwa River, 15 km. from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh.Orchha is one of the most charming heritage villages in India.

Khajuraho - The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India

Bandhavgarh - Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular and accessible wildlife getaways in India. Bandhavgarh boasts of the highest tiger sighting probability among all parks

Access

Prefered Arrival
Prefered Departure
Jhansi
Jabalpur
Jabalpur

Distances

  • Jhansi to Orchha -15 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Orchha to Khajuraho -174 kms (4 hrs)
  • Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh -260 kms (6 hrs)
  • Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur -188 kms (4 hrs)

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Distances

  • Jhansi to Orchha -15 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Orchha to Khajuraho -174 kms (4 hrs)
  • Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh -260 kms (6 hrs)
  • Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur -188 kms (4 hrs)

Expert Speak

Overseas Nationals arrving in Delhi or Mumbai and have a few days on hand typically opt for such an itinerary that allows for best of Tiger photography and heritage experience in a short time.

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