Sculptural Brilliance - Khajuraho & Orchha (Dance Festival and GoHeritage Run)

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This trip coincides with the Khajuraho Dance Festival (20th -26th Feb) and the Goheritage Run (24th Feb) being organised there.

KHAJURAHO
This is a small town in Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradesh. Famous for housing numerous Jain and Hindu temples these temples, featured with erotic sculptures, is in the list of the World Heritage Sites of U.N.E.S.C.O. The Vindhya mountain range, which forms the beautiful backdrop to this place, makes it more fascinating.
The temples are unique in architecture and stunning in their ornamentation. They stand on high masonry platforms.

The temples are replete with beautifully sculpted and detailed erotic figures in a mind-boggling variety of positions, of voluptuous maidens and handsome men and depicts royalty, kinship, courtship, marriage, spiritual teachings, mediation and many other postures of human beings.

The entire temple complex at Khajuraho spreads over a short distance in three main groups. Of the three, the western group is the biggest, best preserved and easiest to access. The largest temple of the western group, and the most magnificent, is the Kandriya Mahadeo Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The eastern group consists of three Jain temples in an enclosure and four others scattered around the old village of Khajuraho.
The southern group has two temples – the Duladeo , which is fairly close to the Jain (eastern) group, and the Chaturbhuj temple , adorned with a huge, intricately carved image of Lord Vishnu.

KHAJURAHO DANCE FESTIVAL
Khajuraho Festival is exciting and thrilling whereby many popular classical dancers from all over India participate.

PANNA NATIONAL PARK
Safari at the Panna National Park is something to look forward which oversees the River Ken.

ORCHHA
The historic town of Orchha, nestled on the banks of river Betwa, was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput Chief, Rudra Pratap. Here, the river Betwa splits into seven channels, also called the Satdhara. Legend goes that the cenotaphs are in honour of the seven erstwhile Chiefs of Orchha. The important places to see are Raja Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, Jahangir Mahal and Chattris.

Tentative Itinerary:
22nd Feb (Friday) Evening take the flight to Bhopal.
23rd Feb (Saturday) Morning train to Khajuraho. Reach Khajuraho at 1.30 pm. Check into Hotel. Post lunch go on a tour of the western group of temples. Evening watch the dance festival.
24th Feb (Sunday) Continue with the tour of the other temples after breakfast. Go heritage run is there for the people planning to participate in the same. Evening watch the dance festival.
25th Feb (Monday) Go for morning Jungle Safari to Panna National park. After breakfast move to Orchha. Enroute visit the Mastani Mahal and Dhubela Museum. Check into hotel and go siteseeing.
26th Feb (Tuesday) Take the 3.30pm train to Delhi. Reach delhi at 7.30pm and move to the airport to take the last flight back to hyderabad.

COST:
Amount Rs. 21000 (includes flight / train tickets, local transport, hotel stay (Twin sharing basis), food, entry tickets, guide, Safari at Panna National Park).
Excludes Camera Fees, Water bottles, Shopping and personal expenses.

Payment Schedule

Rs. 9000/- as advance confirmation of the trip.
Balance in 1st Week of Feb.

Payment to be made to :
Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure
Account No:[masked]
Account Type: Savings
Bank: Axis Bank Limited
Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills.
IFSC Code: UTIB[masked]

Those who want to register for the heritage run on 24th Feb. please register on https://www.goheritagerun.com/khajuraho/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=frontpage&utm_campaign=upcoming

Event Host : Rajani [masked]/[masked])