Sanchi, Bhimbhetka & Satpura

Madhya Pradesh can be said to be the microcosm of India, for the land reflects the glory of India in many ways. These can relate to the architectural grandeur of its palaces, temples and mosques, the natural beauty surrounding the Vindhyas and other regions, the prehistoric art at places like Bhimbetka, the pilgrimage centres of Amarkantak, Chitrakoot and others, and the adventure trail of the tiger sanctuaries to name a few. For those with a spiritual bent of mind and in the quest for peace and tranquility, the land of Sanchi can be an added attraction in the Madhya Pradesh tourism circuit.

Day 01 | Arrive Bhopal | Sanchi
Meet and greet with our representative at Bhopal airport/railway station.
Board our vehicle & proceed for Sanchi.
On the way, at first we take you to Bhojpur.
Bhojpur is situated on the Betwā River, 28 km from Bhopal & takes its name from king Bhoja (reg. c. 1000–1055 CE), the most celebrated ruler of the Paramāra dynasty. Bhojpur is famous for the incomplete Bhojeśvar temple dedicated to Shiva. The temple houses one of the largest liṅga-s in India, 5.5 m (18 ft) tall and 2.3 m (7.5 ft) in circumference. It is crafted out a single rock. The building is under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India.
Later, proceed for Sanchi.
Arrive Sanchi, c/in & after rest, proceed for local sight seeing.
The town of Sanchi is synonymous with Buddhist Stupas – hemispherical structures typically containing relics of the Buddha or his followers. The Stupas of Sanchi were constructed on the orders of Emperor Ashoka to preserve and spread the Buddhist philosophy. Sanchi has been protecting these beautiful and sacred architectural wonders, just the way these wonders have been safeguarding ancient history and art of the Mauryan period.
The numerous stupas, temples, monasteries and an Ashokan pillar have been the focus of interest and awe for global audiences as well. In fact, UNESCO has given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’ to the Mahastupa.
Do not miss the “Light & Sound” show at the Stupa premises.
Overnight Sanchi.


Day 02 | Satpura National Park
Have an early breakfast, c/out & we take you to visit Udaygiri caves.
The Udayagiri Caves are twenty rock-cut caves near Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh from the early years of the 5th century CE.[2][3] They contain some of the oldest surviving Hindu temples and iconography in India. One of India’s most important archaeological sites, the Udayagiri hills and its caves are protected monuments managed by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Udayagiri caves are notable for the ancient monumental relief sculpture of Vishnu in his incarnation as the man-boar Varaha, rescuing the earth symbolically represented by Bhudevi clinging to the boar’s tusk as described in Hindu mythology ( Cave No 5 ).
Later, proceed for “Bhimbhetka Rock Shelters”, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
An archaeological treasure, Bhimbetka has around 243 rock shelters. The paintings found in the rock shelters here have a striking resemblance to the ones discovered in Kakadu National Park in Australia; to the cave paintings of Bushmen in Kalahari Desert and Upper Palaeolithic Lascaux cave paintings in France.
Cave paintings dating back to approximately 30,000 years. Rock shelters that were home to humans, millennia ago. And a rich flora and fauna surrounding these, indeed, make Bhimbetka a gift to us from our earliest ancestors.
A walkthrough these ancient naturally carved rocks surrounded by dense forests of Bhimbetka will bring alive child-like wonder in you.
Bhimbetka is inside Ratapani Sanctuary and has a sole food joint called Hotel Highway Treat managed by Madhya Pradesh Tourism where you can have your lunch.
Later, proceed for Satpura National park.
Arrive Satpura National Park, c/in & take rest & lunch.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight Satpura National Park.

Day 03 | Satpura National Park
Early morning, you will be met by our associate who will assist you to reach the boat jetty, board the speed boat & cross the Denwa river. After the necessary forest formalities, board our customized 4×4 vehicle to explore the flora & fauna of Satpura National Park
Avail the morning safari in the core area.
Madhai is located at the entrance of the most exquisite and beautiful forests in India – Satpura. Few places in the world can compete with its raw wilderness, absolute tranquillity and the air of mystique. It delights you with its rich wildlife, sprawling meadows, unending backwaters and spell-binding views that leave you awestruck and get you to be completely in sync with the magic of nature.
Later, in the evening, at around 5 pm, board our customized vehicle & proceed for a night safari which lasts till 9 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to witness the nocturnal animals in it’s natural habitat.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight Satpura National Park.

Day 04 | Satpura National Park
Early morning, our associate takes you to the jetty for an exclusive canoe ride on the Denwa river.
Each canoe can accommodate 2 guests & 1 naturalist who would be describing the flora & fauna of the park. During this time of the year, the river is a primary habitat of migratory birds & a canoe ride is a wonderful way to be close to them. You will also be taken deep inside the forest & you can witness wildlife too.
Witness a mesmerizing sunrise too.
Post lunch, proceed for the jetty for a speed boat ride to Tawa dam.
This is a 2 hr long ride which takes you across many small islands while you travel by the side of the river.
An excellent opportunity to witness wildlife, marine bio diversity & birds, you can see small tribal villages  as you travel across.
A high tea is planned for you at Tawa.
Later, board our vehicle & proceed for your resort at Madhai.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight Satpura National Park

Day 05 | Adieu “Madhya Pradesh”
At dawn, you are assisted to reach the jetty where a motorized boat helps you cross the river and drops you at a remote part of the forest. This is an isolated area deep inside the forest. The guide starts explaining the flora and fauna as you move deep inside the forest.
You never know when you can have a chance encounter with a sloth bear or a leopard or the mighty king himself, the Royal Bengal Tiger.
You are taken to a vantage point on a rocky hillock which offers spectacular view of the forest and Denwa river. The packed breakfast from resort comes handy and you can spend sometime here relishing your meal and enjoying the wilderness.
Later, you take a different route to reach the predesignated point where your boat picks you up and takes you back to the jetty in Madhai.
Later, c/out & we drop you at Jabalpur / Bhopal to catch your flight/train for home feeling contented about a memorable holiday spend at “Madhya Pradesh : The Heart of Incredible India”.

Activities :

  • Canoe ride
  • Jungle safari
  • Madhai-Tawa speed boat ride
  • Night safari
  • Jungle walk

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In : Bhopal
Out : Bhopal  / Pipariya / Itarsi
Tour duration : 4 nights & 5 days

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