It was 15 March 2020 in Khajuraho, we woke up at 7.30 AM and got ready by 9 AM and checked out of the Surya Hotel. After putting our luggage in the car, we did breakfast at the Guru Kripa Bhojnalay just adjacent to our hotel. We ordered some paratha's and tea, the quality of the food was really good and the price was reasonable. We straightaway went to Western Group Of Temples which was 100 Meters from hotel. The entry changes are Rs 40 for Indian and Rs 600 for foreigners. The Guide charges are anywhere between Rs 500 to 1500 depending on your bargaining skills . We paid Guide charge was 700. The temple complex had very less tourist as foreigner tourist's were not allowed in India after 13 March 2020, as most of the tourist who visit are foreigners, after Taj Mahal the most visited monument in India by foreigner tourist's are Khajuraho Temple's.
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most Khajuraho temples were built between 950 AD and 1050 AD by the Chandela dynasty. The Khajuraho group of temples are dedicated to two religions, Hinduism and Jainism. There are 3 major temple groups in khajuraho, Western Group, Eastern Group and Southern Group of temples. The most famous is Western Group Of Temples which has Lakshmana
Temple and Kandariya Mahadeva (the largest temple) are a must see.
After watching the Western Group Of Temples, We went to Matangeshwar Mahadev Temple which is just adjacent to Western Group Of Temples.
Matangeshwar Mahadev Temple has a 9 feet high shivalinga. Matangeshwar Mahadev Temple is famous temple among locals and there is fair held on every shivaratri. After having the blessings of lord shiva we felt really happy and everybody was rejoiced.
It was 12.30 PM now and we were feeling hungry, So we did Lunch at a Restaurant just opposite to Western Group Of Temples Raja Cafe. Raja Cafe is famous Restaurant in Khajuraho. The ambience and food both were really good, this place had some vibe to it and I will highly recommend this Restaurant to every traveller visiting Khajuraho.
After lunch we left for Raneh Falls.
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After having lunch in Khajuraho, We started our trip to Raneh Falls. Raneh Falls is a natural waterfall on the Ken River, It is about 20 kilometres away from Khajuraho. Raneh Falls is also called Mini Grand Canyon Of India. The road from Khajuraho to Raneh Falls is narrow but the road condition is good, it takes around half hour to reach.
# Entry Ticket for Ken Ghariyal Sanctuary (Raneh Falls) is for Car Rs 600, Three-wheeler Rs 400, Two-wheeler
Rs 200, Walking Rs 50. Guide is compulsory with Rs 100 charge fixed.
Raneh Falls is located inside Ken Gharial Sanctuary. There is a series of waterfalls in the canyon.The Ken river here runs through a narrow gorge of igneous rocks rich in Granite. After watching Raneh Falls the guide will show you the wildlife sanctuary. There is a canteen inside Ken Ghariyal Sanctuary, You can have some snacks in the canteen.
Ken River- The Ken River run's through a canyon, So it is often called as The Grand Canyon Of India.
After exploring the Raneh Falls for 2 hours We Went back to Khajuraho. We checked into our Resort Mint Bundela. After checkin we rested in our room for some time, then in the evening we spent some time on the pool side of the Resort which was really nice.
We went for the dinner at 8 Pm to Raja Cafe. The ambience and the food quality both were good. A must visit restaurant in Khajuraho just opposite Western Group Of Temples.
After dinner we went to our Resort. End of Day 2
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Day 3 of Madhya Pradesh Trip, Today we are Travelling from Khajuraho to Tala (Bandhavgarh National Park), covering along the way Panna Tiger Reserve, Pandav Falls and Maihar Mata Mandir. The route which we took is (Khajuraho - Panna - Satna - Maihar - Barhi - Tala) which is about 230 Kms takes around 6 Hours. There is no Toll Tax between Khajuraho To Tala.
We spend some time at the Pool (Mint Bundela Resort) before leaving for Bandhavgarh. We checked out of our resort at 10 AM. Breakfast at Guru Kripa Bhojanalay, Khajuraho.
# Madla Gate (Panna Tiger Reserve) is 25 Kms from Khajuraho. Madla is just next to Ken River and has few Hotels and Resorts.There is a Morning & Evening Safari in panna everyday, Panna Tiger Reserve is closed during monsoon from July till Mid October. MP Tourism Jungle Camp, Madla is a good option to stay just next to Madla Gate. For Booking Link MPT Jungle Camp Madla, Panna
Pandav Falls 7 Kms from Madla Gate is a waterfall in the Panna district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Pandav Falls is about 30 metres high. Best time to visit is Monsoon Season.
We reached Miahar Mata at 2 PM and did our lunch at the Restaurant MPT Surbahar by MP Tourism. Maihar is known for the Maa Sharda devi temple (around of 502 A.D.), situated at the top of Trikoota hill. Maihar is 140 Kms from Khajuraho, 45 Kms from Satna, 170 Kms from Jabalpur and 210 Kms Allahabad. There are 1,063 steps to reach the top of the hill. Along with stairs, there is ropeway for convenience of the pilgrims. The ropeway charges are Rs 130 per person for return ticket. Due to time shortage we were not able to Darshan of Mata. But surely do the Darshan in future.
There is an MP Tourism Hotel near Temple, The link for the booking is MPT Surbahar, Maihar
We reached Tala at 5.30 PM and checked into our hotel Tiger Inn Resort, Tala. We have booked online in advance for Rs 1500 including Breakfast. We did dinner in our resort and the food was palatable.
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