Welcome to Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

Khajuraho’s temples bristle with some of the finest stone carving in India, their exquisite erotic sculptures a mere slice of the architectural wonders of a region exceedingly well endowed with palaces, forts, temples, mosques and stupas, most gloriously in the villages of Orchha and Mandu. Tigers are the other big news here, and your chances of spotting a wild Royal Bengal in MP are as good as anywhere in India.

Pilgrimage-cum-traveller havens such as Maheshwar and Omkareshwar on the Narmada River are infused with the spiritual and chill-out vibes for which India is renowned, while the adventurous can foray into the tribal zones of Chhattisgarh, fascinatingly far removed from mainstream India.

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Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh activities

$29 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour of Kamasutra Temples in Khajuraho

Your tour will start with pick-up by your guide at your hotel lobby in Khajuraho at 9am and the private car along with chauffeur will remain at disposal for 8 hours to drive within the city limits of Khajuraho from the moment the tour starts. On this private 8-hour tour you'll discover the Kamasutra temples of Khajuraho at your own pace. A UNESCO world heritage site in central India, Khajuraho is a famous tourist and archaeological site known for its sculptured temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and Jain patriarchs. Khajuraho was one of the capitals of the Chandela kings, who from the 9th to the 11th century CE developed a large realm, which at its height included almost all of what is now Madhya Pradesh state. Khajuraho extended over 21 sq.km and contained about 85 temples built by multiple rulers from about 950 to 1050 AD. In the late 11th century the Chandela, in a period of chaos and decline, it moved to hill forts elsewhere. Khajuraho retained its religious importance until the 14th century (Ibn Batuta was impressed by it) but was afterwards largely forgotten; its remoteness probably saved it from the desecration that Muslim conquerors generally inflicted on Hindu monuments. In 1838 a British army captain, TS Burt, employed by the Asiatic Society in Calcutta, came upon information that led him to the rediscovery of the complex of temples in the jungle in Khajuraho.Of the 85 original temples, most constructed of hard river sandstone, about 20 are still reasonably well preserved. Both internally and externally the temples are richly carved with excellent sculptures that are frequently sensual and, at times, sexually explicit. The temples are divided into three complexes-the western is the largest and best known, containing the magnificent Shaivite temple Kandariya Mahadev, a 31m high agglomeration of porches and turrets culminating in a spire. Modern Khajuraho is a small village, serving the tourist trade with hotels and an airport. Khajuraho's name derives from the prevalence of khajur, or date palms, in the area.

$63 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bhopal Gas Tragedy and Union Carbide Factory Private Tour

Start the day after meeting your guide in your hotel lobby or the airport in Bhopal city. The driver will take you to the sites of the tragedy while your guide helps you to understand the causes of world's worst industrial disaster. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy was a catastrophe parallel to no other. In the early morning of December 3, 1984, a rolling wind carried a poisonous gray cloud from the Union Carbide Plant in Bhopal. Forty tons of toxic gas (Methy-Iso-Cyanate, MIC) were accidentally released from the plant. The result was a living nightmare for the residents. They awoke to clouds of suffocating gas and began running desperately through the dark streets. The victims arrived at hospitals breathless and blind. The lungs, brain, eyes, muscles as well as gastrointestinal, neurological, reproductive and immune systems of the survivors were severely affected. When the sun rose the next morning the magnitude of devastation was clear. Dead bodies of humans and animals blocked the streets, leaves turned black, and a smell of burning chili peppers lingered in the air. An estimated 10,000 or more people died, about 500,000 more people suffered agonizing injuries with disastrous effects of the massive poisoning. Visit the Remember Bhopal Museum. The museum has preserved the belongings and pictures of the tragedies victims. The first-of-its-kind museum is situated in the New Housing Board Colony near the now-defunct Union Carbide plant. See the Rehabilitation Centers that are trying to serve mankind in effort to make Bhopal a better place to live in.After the tour is concluded you will be returned to your place of pickup.

$365 Cultural & Theme Tours

Agra Khajuraho Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Delhi - Agra (220 Km/3.30 Hours)Stop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshOn the day of arrival at New Delhi airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to Agra “Place of Taj Mahal”. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Agra, visit Agra Fort. Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Before capture by the British, the last Indian rulers to have occupied it were the Marathas.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshTomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Often described as a "jewel box", sometimes called the "Baby Taj", the tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Tomb of Akbar the GreatAkbar's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal emperor, Akbar and an important Mughal architectural masterpiece. It was built in 1604–1613 and is situated in 119 acres of grounds in Sikandra, a sub of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at the hotel (Standard, 3 Star)Day 2: Agra to Jhansi (By Train) - Jhansi to Khajuraho (By Road - 180 Km/4 Hours)Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshEarly morning before sunrise visit the world’s most popular and beautiful monument Taj Mahal along with Mehtab Bagh.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Jhansi Fort, Jhansi, Uttar PradeshAfter sightseeing of Taj Mahal, return to your hotel and enjoy your breakfast. After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to Agra railway station to board your train to Jhansi. Upon arrival at Jhansi railway station, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to Khajuraho, en-route visit Jhansi Fort, Government Museum & Rani Mahal.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay at the hotel (Standard, 3 Star)Day 3: At KhajurahoStop At: Khajuraho Temples, Khajuraho, Chhatarpur District, Madhya PradeshThe Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu temples in Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi. They are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Raneh FallsThe Raneh Falls is a natural waterfall on the Ken River, located in Chhatarpur district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay at the hotel (Standard, 3 Star)Day 4: Departure from KhajurahoPass By: Khajuraho AirportAfter breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to Khajuraho airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$90.20 Cultural & Theme Tours

One Day Tour in Khajuraho

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Khajuraho Temples, Khajuraho, Chhatarpur District, Madhya PradeshWestern temple ( Laxman Temple , Kandariya Mahadev temple, Vishwanath Temple, Devi Jagdamba temple ) , Eastern Temple ( Adinath , parshwanath , santi nath temple ) Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Raneh Falls, Chhatarpur, Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradeshits a incredible place to visit and see the nature beauty with crocodilecentury . Duration: 3 hours

$48 Private & Custom Tours

Khajuraho Full-Day City Tour visit Kamasurta Temples and Handicrafts

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Khajuraho AirportMeet your personal guide at your hotel in Khajuraho at 9am and begin your day with a transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage site known as the "Western Group of Temples.” Start your visit with the Kandariya Mahadev temple, the most popular and beautiful massive structure. It is a magnificent piece of artistic sculptural work decorated with over 870 statues and carvings. Stroll through other temples such as the Chaunset Yogini, dedicated to the Goddess Kali; the Chitragupta or Bharatji, featuring a lovely image of the 11 headed Vishnu; Vishwanath, Nandi, Lakshmana and Visha, dedicated to Shiva, which is the largest and most typical of the temples in this area.Although the Khajuraho temples are more popularly known for their depictions of eroticism, the images are also perfectly balanced with other themes. In the early afternoon, savor a buffet lunch in one of the city's best restaurants.Afterward set out to explore the local handicrafts of the town. In this small town, tourism accounts for the main source of earnings for its local people. Notice how nearly every household is engaged in some kind of commercial activity. Houses are converted into budget hotels, shops and restaurants.Finally, in the early evening, you can enjoy an optional sound and light show (not included in tour price) at the Western Group of Temples complex which provides a brief overview of the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and highlights the story of the exclusive temples from the 10th Century to the present day. The fascinating 50-minute show is presented in both Hindi and English languages.At the end of the tour, you will be transported to your hotel, airport or railway station in Khajuraho around 6pm.

$263 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Magnificent Khajuraho

Day 1 : Arrival At KhajurahoOn the day of arrival at Khajuraho airport, our Holidays At representative will assist you at airport and later transfer to your hotel for night stay. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities.Overnight at Hotel.Day 2 : At KhajurahoToday morning after breakfast at hotel, later proceed for full day guided tour of Khajuraho, visit western group of temples, eastern group of temples, jain group of temples, Raneh Falls & evening sound and light show at temples.Overnight at Hotel.Day 3 : Departure from KhajurahoToday morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and transfer to Khajuraho airport to board the flight to your home.