Heritage & Wildlife Trails

Starting from: Khajuraho, Jabalpur

Season: All year

Duration: 8+ days

Highlights: Khajuraho temples - Panna National Park - Ken River gorge - Bandhavgarh National Park - Elephant safari - Bandhavgarh fort - Marble rocks - Boat ride on the Narmada - Dhuadhar waterfalls

One of the lesser-visited states of India, Madhya Pradesh has a lot to offer - intricately carved temples, spectacular rock formations and gorges, rolling hills topped with ancient forts and some of India's favourite national parks!
This short heritage and wildlife trail takes you to some of the handpicked highlights of this large state. We're sure you will leave wanting to come back for more!

This holiday is perfect for travellers who want to explore the cultural and natural sights of central India. Our itinerary takes you to some of the most famous sights including the Khajuraho temples, two national parks and some beautiful natural sights.

We help with all the arrangements - a private vehicle with a driver, local guides where necessary, handpicked quality accommodation as per your choice, a personalised itinerary, and local assistance during your trip; to make sure that this is the trip of a lifetime!

Each of our holidays is a personal experience and our goal is to design an itinerary that matches your dream trip.
Below is an 8 day / 7 night itinerary to give a general idea of our Heritage & Wildlife of Madhya Pradesh itinerary starting from Khajuraho and ending at Jabalpur:

Day 1 to 3 - Khajuraho

Arrive at Khajuraho where you spend the next 2-3 days visiting the different groups of temples.
Built by the Chandela dynasty between the 8th and 9th century, these temples have been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are three groups of Hindu and Jain temples, of which the Western group with the Khandariya Mahadev temple is the most spectacular.
You can also visit the Adivart Museum of Tribal and Folk Art. 

Add-on Festival tours:
Khajuraho Dance Festival is held between February and March

Day 4 - Ken River & Panna

Drive to the Raneh falls before continuing to Panna National Park area where you can go on a wildlife safari and also visit the gorgeous Ken River gorge.
Overnight at a river lodge.

Day 5 & 6 - Bandhavgarh National Park

Continue to the Bandhavgarh National Park where you stay for two nights and enjoy elephant rides and jeep safaris into the forest. Known for its high density of tigers and sightings, it is also home to unique bird species and other animals including the leopard, deer, jackal, nilgai, sloth bear and hyena.

Day 7 & 8 - Marble rocks & Jabalpur

Finish your Madhya Pradesh break at Jabalpur where you can visit the beautiful Dhuadhar waterfalls and the Marble Rocks. It might be possible to take a boat ride through the spectacular gorge.
Fly out of Jabalpur.


Since the exact itinerary is customised for your arrival and departure times, activities and tours you choose, and the pace of your trip; these might change to balance your daily travelling time.
We can of course also accommodate any preferences you have.

Here are some of the ways in which we can customise this trip:
- Add extra days to slow down the pace or enrich your itinerary with more time for activities or detours
- Cut a day or two from the itinerary to allow for reduced time or budget
- Create a themed itinerary with an emphasis on your favourite activity or interest f.e. history, culture, art, architecture, cuisine etc.

Price from: 1,865 USD per person on a twin-sharing basis in summer

- Accommodation with breakfast for 7 nights
- Chauffeur-driven private air-conditioned car for 8 days
- Monument fees and admissions as per itinerary
- Day guide for all tours
- 2 Jeep safaris in Bandhavgarh
- 1 Jeep safari and 1 Boat ride in Panna
- Current applicable taxes
- Contact person in India

Note: These prices are not applicable for festival dates and Christmas-New Years period.

We offer a variety of comfortable vehicles for different group sizes with a local driver, and a guide for the sightseeing.

Our accommodations are all well rated and located so as to balance your daily travel time.

Your detailed itinerary will include must-see attractions and offbeat sights. We can also add tours and activities of your choice, restaurant recommendations and any other special interests you have. Some of this might require adding extra time to the trip.

And of course, we are always available for questions or assistance during your trip.

Additional information for your trip will be sent to you after the booking. This will include details about weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.