Madhya Pradesh Backpacking Trip to Orchha Panna Khajuraho

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The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, also called The Heart of Incredible India, is home to a diverse culture, a wildlife that is exquisite, magnificent historical places, and pristine hill stations. Home of UNESCO’s three world heritage sites, wildlife sanctuaries, and wide spread national parks; Madhya Pradesh has become central India’s adventure hub for tourists from around the world. The jeep safaris are the best medium to explore these national parks. Experiencing the local culture, food, legends, heritage are some of Madhya Pradesh’s best attractions for every tourist who sets foot in this marvel of a state.

This backpacking trip to Madhya Pradesh is all about exploring the gems of this state. Jungle safari, rafting, food walks, sunsets and sunrises, the hospitality of the locals are those few important aspects of this backpacking trip that you’re going to take back home.

Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Delhi to Orchha overnight

Day 2 : Orchha Arrival and Local sightseeing

Day 3 : Orchha to Panna

Day 4 : Panna to Khajuraho

Day 5 : Khajuraho Sightseeing

Day 6 : Khajuraho to Gwalior

Day 7 : Gwalior to Delhi

Fixed Departures

21st Dec to 27th Dec Open

4th Jan to 10th Jan Open

1st Feb to 7th Feb Open

22nd Feb to 28th Feb Open

Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)

  • 1

    Day 1 : Delhi to Orchha overnight

    This 500 km overnight journey will take around 10 hours to reach from Delhi to Orchha. We’ll be taking our tempo traveller from Delhi itself, crossing Agra on the way

  • 2

    Day 2 : Orchha Arrival and Local sightseeing

    We’ll reach Orchha early morning and check-in into our hotel. After having rest and breakfast, we’ll head out to explore this magical city. Orchha has a variety of attractions for its tourists which include:

    Jungle Safari at the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary.

    River Rafting at the Betwa

    Visit the Orchha Fort.

    Visit the Chhatris on Betwa River.

    Visit the -Laxminarayan Temple.

    Take a dine-in at Jharokha Restaurant, part of the former royal guest house which now is being run by the state government.

    And many more.

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    Day 3 : Orchha to Panna

    After breakfast, we’ll head to one of Madhya Pradesh’s best-kept secrets, the city of Panna which is approximately 200 kilometers away from Orchha and can take around 5-6 hours to reach.

    Panna’s royal history dates back to the 17th Century AD when it became the capital of Maharaja Chhatrasal’s kingdom. The present, however, is wildlife-friendly with the Ken River flowing through the hills of Panna. The wildlife of Panna consists of the Gharial, a reptile found only in the Indian subcontinent, the majestic tiger and a variety of other flora and fauna.

    Pandav falls, Ken Gharial Sanctuary, Rench Falls, Baldeoji Temple, Mahamati Prannathji Temple are some of the city’s main attractions.

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    Day 4 : Panna to Khajuraho

    Panna To Khajuraho is just an hour’s drive. In the morning, we will be exploring the remaining places in Panna and post-checkout, head towards Khajuraho. On the way, we will be exploring the temples and reach Khajuraho in the afternoon. We will be resting in our hotels and will explore the local market post that.

    The evening will be spent at the Khajuraho Sound and Light Show

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    Day 5 : Khajuraho Sightseeing

    Known as the most famous tourist destination of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is an ancient city built between 950-1050 AD by the Chandela Dynasty and possesses the gem of craftsmanship, its temples. These Depict various forms of spiritual teachings, meditation, wrestling, etc. Exceptional architectural skills in temples and sculptures are the reason for this city being given status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Khajuraho has some incredibly beautiful places to visit, such as:

    Lakshmana Temple.

    Panna National Park.

    Chitragupta Temple.

    Devi Jagdamba Temple.

    Brahma Temple.

    Chaunsat Yogini

    Chaturbhuj Temple among others.

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    Day 6 : Khajuraho to Gwalior

    Leaving from one Heritage site to the home of The Pearl Among The Fortresses In India, the journey from Khajuraho to Gwalior is a 7-8 hour journey of around 300 kilometers. Leaving Khajuraho in itself is a memorable moment for all the beautiful monuments and sculptures that you leave behind. But, coming to Gwalior is an entirely different experience. Gwalior is famous for being the home of Tansen and Baiju Bawra, the legendary musician whose legacy still continues to grow.

    The Hill Top Gwalior Fort is the epitome of beauty among the forts in India and is famous for having the first-ever written zero at its Vishnu Temple at the fort.

    The Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior makes it an unforgettable experience for those who visit this magnificent structure, a reproduction of Konark’s Sun Temple and has a long carpet that took approximately 12 years to weave.

    These attractions combined with the local marketplace make Gwalior one of the most interesting places to be in!

  • 7

    Day 7 : Gwalior to Delhi

    This 7-hour journey is going to be the most difficult one for you all will be left with endless memories and moments that you’ll take back with you and just wish that this trip would never end!

    We’ll reach Delhi by evening and end the tour!

Inclusions

Transport Delhi to Delhi

Meals as per Plan

Stay on Twin /Triple Sharing Basis

Sightseeing as per Itinerary

Exclusions

GST

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Cancellation Policy

Booking amount is non-refundable.

No refund of total trip amount will be provided on cancellation, 10 days prior to departure date.

50% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 11-20 days prior to scheduled departure date.

90% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 21-90 days prior to scheduled departure date.

100% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation, 90+ days prior to scheduled departure date.

For Cancellations/ Refund Request , kindly reply to the confirmation mail and get in touch with the Team. All cancellations will be considered only after the mail has been received.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket /Main Jacket

Thermals (Upper & Lower)

Clothes

Socks

Undergarments

Gloves

Slippers

Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

Hats/Caps

Daypack

Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)

First Aid Kit

Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

Sun Glasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Power bank

Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

Raincoat

Hand Sanitizer

Toiletries

Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Sunscreen Lotion

FAQs

Q. What will be the group size?

Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?

After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.

Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?

Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?

No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

Q. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.

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