Madhya Pradesh does not resonate with the same attractiongoodwill as the other touristic places in India but then that's exactly the reason why one should be looking at this fantastic and lesser trodden destination set in the amazing natural heritage of India. What Madhya Pradesh offers is it’s medieval majesty showcasing History, Ancient architecture, national Parks and it’s forest with abundance of wilderness, animals, flora & fauna with its native people, art, culture and tribal people which is the real India. Although Madhya Pradesh is primarily known for its population of the Royal Bengal Tigers, the fact is that there is much more to be experienced in this state.
It’s large water bodies are to be talked about, the hidden mysteries of the mountain ranges of the Vindhyachal and the Satpuras are awaiting explorers, hundreds of streams brooks and waterfalls will delight an adventurer, lazy vacant roads in wilderness of the forest will delight the cyclists. The dense vegetation and the tribes residing would make one feel in a different world altogether. The Vindhyachal mountains are revered and have a distinguished status in the mythology of India. Many tributaries of the Ganga-Yamuna system originate from the Vindhyachal mountains such as the known rivers of Chambal, Betwa and Ken. River Narmada and Son drain the southern slopes of the Vindhyachal mountains.
The Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh are primarily famous for housing a number of prehistoric rock paintings being an archaeological site that spans the prehistoric Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods, as well as the historic period. It exhibits the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent and evidence of Stone Age starting at the site in Acheulian times. Thus far there have been found some 760 caves on seven hills and more than 500 of these caves contain paintings and other artwork. In a wider area around Bhimbetka there are more than 1,700 rock shelters.
Best Season/ Time to Visit Madhya Pradesh
October to March - The best time to visit Madhya Pradesh is when the national Parks are also open, which post the monsoons weather is clear and provides a spectacular landscape. These months are the best one to visit the park. The second best season to experience the rich flavors of the magnificent city is during the monsoon months of July-September. With the arrival of monsoons in Madhya Pradesh, it changes into a lush paradise which is relatively lesser known. Monsoons paints this wild state lush green with streams and brooks gushing out from every nook and corner. The weather becomes wet and a bit humid sometimes but it is a very pleasant pleasant experience throughout. The Months of April To June are best avoided due to heat.
Wilderness Walks in Heart of India
Ratapani | Tawa | Satpura
BEST SEASON - October - March
NO OF DAYS/ NIGHTS: 13 Days/ 12 Nights
* Cycle & Hike at Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (Anthropology Museum)
* Wildlife Cycling activity at Van Vihar
* Caving walks at Bhimbetka rock shelters
* Hiking in the spectacular Pachmarhi forest
* Amazing memorable views from highest viewpoints in central India
* Heritage Walk of the opulent markets and locations of the Bhopal city.
* The oldest stone structure in India, Sanchi Stupa, commissioned by Emperor Ashoka in the third century BC
* Boating at Upper Lake
* Trekking in the quiet environment of the forest
* Jeep Safari spotting wildlife in the national parks
* Canoe Wildlife Safari Experience at the Tawa Reservoir
* Bird Watching
Arrive New Delhi
Old Delhi Cycle Rickshaw Tour & New Delhi City Walking Tour
Train to Agra - Visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
Agra - Bhopal by Train | Walks in Van Vihar National Park / Upper Lake & Manav Sangrahalaya Hike
Hikes in the Tribal Village of Kathotiya (30Kms drive one way/ 1Hr)
Cave Walks at Bheem Betka - Lord Shiva Ancient Temple at Bhojpur / Canoe Safari Experience - Hiking to Ruined Fort
Satpura Tiger Reserve Game Drive - Pachmarhi (90Kms / 3 Hrs) / Pachmarhi, Dhoopgarh, adn Chakar
Bhopal - Flight to New Delhi International Airport
Day 1 Arrival at Delhi
On your arrival in Delhi, you will be met by a tour representative who will escort you to your hotel
Transfer to the hotel and check into your rooms
Overnight in a hotel in Delhi
Day 2 New Delhi City Tour / Sikh Temple/walking Tour of Connaught Place
We visit New Delhi including seeing Bangla Sahib, Humayun’s tomb, Parliament House, India Gate.
Experience to cook/serve food “Langar” around 10,000 people in a day. Have a meal in the Gurudwara as “Langar” sitting on the floor in a queue (Pangat). Welcome BBQ dinner in a restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel in Delhi
Day 3 Train to Agra | Visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
Morning train to Agra
On arrival at Agra, Check in to the hotel
Visit Taj mahal
Then visit Agra Fort
Return back to hotel.
Dinner and overnight in the hotel
Day 4 - 5 Agra - Bhopal by Train | Walks in Van Vihar National Park
The guests will arrive in Bhopal by late afternoon by train from Agra and check into their respective hotel rooms.
Explore the major attractions of Bhopal
* Van Vihar National Park
* Upper Lake & Manav Sangrahalaya Hike
* Hike Around Upper Lake
Day 6 Hikes in the Tribal Village of Kathotiya (30Kms drive one way/ 1Hr)
A day of adventure exploring the unbridled wilderness of Bhopal
Short hike to tribal village
visit tribal temple
The village is inhabited by Bheel and Bhilala Tribals
interact with locals and explore their simple way of life
Day 7 - 8 Experience Caves, Ancient Temples and Canoe Safaris
Visit Bhima Betka caves and see paintings, as well as canoe safaris the next day, enjoy short hiking.
Visit the Bhimbetka rock shelters
Ancient Bhojpur Shiva Temple
Canoe Safari Experience
Hiking to Ruined Fort
Day 9 - 12 Satpura Tiger Reserve Game Drive | Pachmarhi (90Kms / 3 Hrs)
Wildlife Safari inside Satpura Tiger Reserve.
Short walk to Pachmarhi Lake
Exploring the wilderness of Pachmarhi
Visit Handi Kho
Malabar Flying Squirrel
Attractive wildlife Malabar Flying Squirrel
Dhoopgarh, the highest point in central India
Panarpani in Satpura Tiger Reserve. This is a relatively new safari route.
Chakar village and trek along Denwa River Bank.
Day 13 Pachmarhi - Bhopal - Flight to New Delhi International Airport
After breakfast checking, out from the hotel, the group will board vehicles and drive back to Bhopal airport for flight back to Delhi International airport for flight back home
~ End of a Great Adventure ~
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