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Pachmarhi with Kanha and Bandhavgarh(8 Nights)

Bhopal, Pachmarhi, Jabalpur, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Jabalpur

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Holiday Overview

On a Bandhavgarh Safari
Dutchess falls
Sunset at Lake
Activity at Lake
Entry to Bada Mahadev
Apsara Vihar
View from Sunrise Point
Giant Malabar Squirrel spotted in Pachmarhi
Handi Khoh
Museum at Dhoopgarh
Sunset View
Picnic Garden at Pandav Caves
Enroute to Jatashankar
Padmini Lake
Priyadarshini Point
Tiger surrounded by Jeeps
Tiger strolling in Kanha
Tiger Upclose
Spotted Deer
Sloth Bear in Kanha
Sambar
Lake inside Kanha
Sal Forest in Kanha
Grassland in Kanha
Morning Mist in Kanha
Sal Forest in Kanha
On a Safari in Kanha
Leopard In Kanha
Jackal in Kanha
Indian Gaur in Kanha
Barking Deer in Kanha
Barasingha in Kanha
Serpant Eagle
Oriental Honey Buzzard
Lesser Adjutant Stork
Cheangeable Hawk Eagle
Ashy Prinia
Tiger in Bandhavgarh
Long Billed Vulture in Bandhavgarh
Shikra in Bandhavgarh
Serpant Eagle in Bandhavgarh
Tiger in Bandhavgarh
Wolly Necked Stork in Bandhavgarh
Common Wood shrike in Bandhavgarh
Jeep Safaris in Bandhavgarh
Bandhavgarh Grasslands
Thick Sal Forest of Bandhavgarh

Pachmarhi with Kanha and Bandhavgarh itinerary combines a quiet Hill station experience (Pachmarhi) with best of Wildlife and Bird watching (Kanha and Bandahvgarh).

Route

Pachmarhi(3) - Jabalpur(1) - Kanha(2) - Bandhavgarh(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Bhopal. Proceed to Pachmarhi.
  • Day-2 Sightseeing in and around Pachmarhi.
  • Day-3 Trek to Dutchess falls OR Boating in Lake OR Parasailing. Afternoon visit to Gupt Manadev, Bada Mahadev and Chauradevi (Time Permitting)
  • Day-4 Proceed to Jabalpur via Marble Rocks.
  • Day-5 Proceed to Kanha. Evening Safari.
  • Day-6 Morning and Evening Safari.
  • Day-7 Proceed to Bandhavgarh. Evening Safari.
  • Day-8 Morning and Evening Safari.
  • Day-9 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

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

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

Pachmarhi - Pandav Caves (1.00 kms), Pachmarhi Catholic Church (1.00 kms), Jata Shankar (2.00 kms), Apsara Vihar (3.00 kms), Reechgarh (3.00 kms), Handi Khoh (4.00 kms), Bee Falls (5.00 kms), Dutchess Falls (5.00 kms), Gupt Mahadeo (10.00 kms), Bada Mahadeo (11.00 kms), Chauragarh Peak (13.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Bhopal Departure - Jabalpur
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Bhopal is a popular extension for the itinerary at the beginning.

Distances
  • Bhopal to Pachmarhi -200 kms (5 hrs)
  • Pachmarhi to Jabalpur -243 kms (5 hrs)
  • Jabalpur to Kanha -168 kms (4 hrs)
  • Kanha to Bandhavgarh -250 kms (6 hrs)
  • Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur -188 kms (4 hrs)
Route

Bhopal - Pachmarhi(3) - Jabalpur(1) - Kanha(2) - Bandhavgarh(2) - Jabalpur

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Bhopal. Proceed to Pachmarhi. Arrive at Bhopal. Proceed to Pachmarhi (200 kms - 5 hours). Pachmarhi (3500+ ft asl) is the only hill station in state of Madhya Pradesh and renowned for its colonial style heritage hotels and pleasant climate all round the year.

Day-2 Sightseeing in and around Pachmarhi. Full day sightseeing to Pandav Caves, Jata Shankar Temple, Christ Church, Bee Fall - Waterfall, Apsara Vihar, Reenchgarh (Caves). Evening visit to Sunset point.

Day-3 Trek to Dutchess falls OR Boating in Lake OR Parasailing. Afternoon visit to Gupt Manadev, Bada Mahadev and Chauradevi (Time Permitting) Morning trek to Dutchess Falls (1 km steep trek down and up). Guests not up for trekking may visit the lake and do a bit of boating. Adventure oriented guests may opt for paragliding (Seasonal). Afternoon visit to Handi Khoh (Deep Valley), Gupt Mahadev, Bada Mahadev and time permitting climb up few hundred steps to Chauragarh Temple.

Day-4 Proceed to Jabalpur via Marble Rocks. Proceed to Jabalpur (243 kms - 5 hrs) enroute visit Marble Rocks. Marble Rocks is an area near Jabalpur (25 kms) along a river having soft marble on both sides creating a beautiful gorge of about 3 km in length. Boating is offered in the river for guests to experience the Marble Rocks. Dhuandhar Waterfalls is also worth a visit alongwith the temple on the hilltop (reachable via Cable car ride). Reach Jabalpur by Evening. Jabalpur is a transit point for travellers getting in and out of Wildlife areas of Kanha (165 kms) and Bandhavgarh (200 kms).

Day-5 Proceed to Kanha. Evening Safari. Proceed to Kanha (165 kms - 4 hours). Kanha is one of the best wildlife experiences in India and renowned for its Tigers and Barasingha Population. The park offers rich diversity of flora and fauna and renowned for its Migratory Bird watching in Winter (Oct - March).Evening Safari in Kanha (Mukki or Kisli Range depends on stay selection).

Day-6 Morning and Evening Safari. Morning and Evening Jeep Safari in Kanha National Park (Mukki or Kisli Range depends on stay selection). Elephant back Tiger Tracking (Tiger Show) can be availed if organised on the day of the travel.

Day-7 Proceed to Bandhavgarh. Evening Safari. Proceed to Bandhavgarh (250 kms - 6 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-8 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-9 Departure Travel to Jabalpur (200 kms - 5 hours) and Depart 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.

Kanha :

  • Bird Watching and Wildlife in Kanha - Kanha is one of Indias most renowned parks and visited for its population of Tiger, Barasingha and a wide range of wildlife (deer (sambar, chital, and barking deer plus barasingha), as well as the antelope (nilgai, blackbuck, chowsingha) and the gaur are found alongwith langurs, sloth bears, and wild boar) and birds (200+ species resident and migratory). Guests either stay on Kisli or Mukki side and explore park via Jeep safaris.

Pachmarhi :

  • Pandav Caves - A Set of Caves where it is believed that Pandavas (Mahabharata) stayed over.

  • Pachmarhi Catholic Church - Pachmarhi Catholic Church is a colonial era Church in Pachmarhi near town centre.

  • Jata Shankar - Jatashankar is a Lord Shiva Cave temple near Pachmarhi town centre. One is required to walk a few steps (about 500 meters walk) to access the temple. Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple is also visited alongwith.

  • Apsara Vihar - Apsara Vihar is one a popular but a bit touristy waterfall near Pachmarhi. The waterfall is approachable via a short walk.

  • Reechgarh - A set of caves enroute to Sunrise / Sunset point where Bears used to take shelter earlier.

  • Handi Khoh - Handi Khoh is a view point where one can see valleys and gorges around alongwith the thick reserve forest.

  • Bee Falls - Bee Fall is one of the popular waterfalls in and around Pachmarhi. Bee Falls are approachable via a short downhill walk. There are tea stalls setp up at the Bee falls serving soft drinks, noodles and some snacks.

  • Dutchess Falls - Dutchess Fall is one of the waterfalls in and around Pachmarhi where one require to trek a bit. Dutchess Falls are approachable via a short but steep 1 km downhill walk. There are tea stalls setp up at the falls serving soft drinks, noodles and some snacks.

  • Gupt Mahadeo - Gupt Mahadeo is a cave temple that lies at the foothills of Churagarh trek at about 100 meters walk from parking area. One is required to pass through a narrow cave for the Darshan.

  • Bada Mahadeo - Bada Mahadeo is situated near Gupt Mahadeo is a Lord Shiva Temple set in a large cave with water dripping on the Shivling as well all over inside the cave.

  • Chauragarh Peak - Chauragarh is home to Chauradevi Temple and is accessible via a 3 km walk involving about 500 steps. The top offers view of the surrounding hills, valleys and reserve forests.

Destination Overview

Bhopal - Bhopal is the capital of the of Madhya Pradesh also known as the Lake city as its landscape is dotted with a number of natural lakes. It is visited for its monuments that highlight Islamic architecture and lies in close proximity to Saanchi (46 km), a Buddhist heritage site.

Pachmarhi - Pachmarhi is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh. Set on a Plateau at about 3500 ft above sea level, Pachmarhi is full of charming colonial era architecture buildings and retains an old world charm.

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

Kanha - Kanha is renowned as one of the best Parks in India (Alongwith Corbett, Kaziranga and Nagarhole). Kanha offers a good wildlife experience and that includes the elusive Tiger (only 2000 of them remain in the wild). Besides tigers, Kanha also has rare Barasinghas (Type of Stag) and more than 300 bird species.

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
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Distances
  • Bhopal to Pachmarhi -200 kms (5 hrs)
  • Pachmarhi to Jabalpur -243 kms (5 hrs)
  • Jabalpur to Kanha -168 kms (4 hrs)
  • Kanha to Bandhavgarh -250 kms (6 hrs)
  • Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur -188 kms (4 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Pachmarhi Getaway

Pachmarhi (3000+ ft asl) is one of the two hill stations of Madhya Pradesh and the most visited. more

Wildlife In Kanha

Kanha represents one of the best park experiences in India. Kanha is accessed from Bandhavgarh more

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Distances
  • Bhopal to Pachmarhi -200 kms (5 hrs)
  • Pachmarhi to Jabalpur -243 kms (5 hrs)
  • Jabalpur to Kanha -168 kms (4 hrs)
  • Kanha to Bandhavgarh -250 kms (6 hrs)
  • Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur -188 kms (4 hrs)

Expert Speak

Pachmarhi with Kanha and Bandhavgarh is a popular itinerary for wildlife travellers where one can combine good weather of Pachmarhi with wildlife expeirence of Kanha and Bandhavgarh.

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