11 Days Itinerary Covering : Delhi - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh National Park - Kanha National Park - Kawardha - Raipur -Delhi
One very interesting theme tour option that guests visiting India can opt to undertake is the Temples, Tigers & Tribes of Central India. Through this tour, guests can visit exotic destinations like Orchha, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh National Park and Kawardha... So if you are interested in culture, wildlife and spirituality and would like to get an insight into all of them, all on the same platter then this is just the right option for you. Read through the article and see for yourself what each day of the eleven days itinerary has in store for you...
Your Temple, Tigers and Tribal Tours will begin from the capital city of India, New Delhi. On the 1st and the 2nd days of the tour, you will station yourself here and enjoy sightseeing tours across Delhi. Old Delhi, known for its old world charm and New Delhi, known for its modern buildings and constructions combine together to offer you the very best of Indian heritage. A few of the significant attractions in the city include India Gate, Humayun Tomb, Red fort and the Jama Masjid to name a few on the order.
Embark on a rail trip to reach till Jhansi from Delhi. On reaching here, get transferred to Orchha, a medieval touwn on the banks of the Betwa River. A jewel in the list of temple tours in the country, Orchha boasts of the medieval temples and forts housed in its midst. The foremost names to mention in this order are Chaturbhuj temple, Raja Ram temple, and the Jehangir Palace. Besides these, the 14 cenotaphs that are nestled comfortably on the banks of the river also are a must visit destination here.
The last destination in the temple tour is Khajuraho. Almost a 4 hours drive from Orchha will reach you in Khajuraho. Noted for its exotic temples that display ancient Indian art and crafts; the temples of Khajuraho are marvelous specimens of the artistic talents of the people of the era. The Chandela rulers who patronized the construction of these temples created this place as their cultural capital and never actually lived here. Divided into the eastern and western group of temples, the Khajuraho monuments are dedicated to the Hindu and Jain religions.
On Day 4, you'll be taking an excursion to Madikeri, often referred to as Scotland of India. The tour to this picture perfect town takes off in the morning. On reaching relax for a while. Later set out for sightseeing tour of the town, visiting Madikeri Fort, Nisargadhama and Abbey Falls.
Retire to the hotel in Mysore for night stay.
Straight from the heart of one wildlife sanctuary, into the other. Post your tryst with the residents of Bandhavgarh; it is now time for you to get introduced to the inhabitants of Kanha. The Kanha National Park is a foremost destination housing a wide variety of flora and fauna species. Soon after you reach here, check into a hotel to refresh yourself after the tiring journey and before you embark on your wildlife tour. Opt for a gypsy safari to explore the beauty of Kanha, in style.
On the 8th day, visit the Kanha National Park to enjoy an early morning tour across the woodlands. Tigers are largely out during this time and you can treat your eyes to some really amazing visuals of the royal animal...
An early morning safari across Kanha will complete the trip for you. With this new found jungle experience, you can now head towards Kawardha, the next destination in the circuit. The journey will take about 4 hours and therefore you will be left with a few hours to explore through Kawardha. Nevertheless you will still have time to visit the Boremdeo temple and the Lohara Bavli, located within Kawardha.
Kawardha is one of the prime locations when it comes to tribal tours in the country. Located in the state of Chattisgarh, this quaint town is home to the Baiga and Gond tribes who have been living in perfect harmony since ages. With shrines dedicated to the tribal deities and a lifestyle that is so unique and special; Kawardha is a must visit destination in the region. The unexplored beauty of the place and the yet untouched lives of the natives, make this place all the more special.
On the last day of the trip, proceed from Kawardha to Delhi via Raipur for your onward journey, back home.
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