Patalkot is famous for the primitive tribal villages located in the
Patalkot valley is spread over an area of 79 sq km. Around 12 villages
in patalkot are located at the distance of 2–3 km each.This valley is
shaped in horse–shoe and is surrounded by hills and there are
different pathways to reach the villages located inside the valley.
The tribes living there are very primitive and are know as Bharias.
Bharias have been living here for more than 500 years.
Patalkot is located near Tamia tehsil of Chhindwara distirct in
M.P.One can stay at a hotel in Tamia which is around 25 kms away from Patalkot. Tamia is also a beautiful small place for a perfect getaway.
The main villages of the valley are: Rated, Chimtipur, Gujja Dongri,
Sahra Pachgol, Harra-ka-Char, Sukhabhand, Dhurni malni, Jhiram, Palani
Gaildubba, Ghatlinga, Gudichattri, Gaildubba, Kareyam, Ghana, etc.
This a place is untouched and therefore tranquil and wonderful place .
It provides beautiful sceneries , landscapes , valleys , innocent
tribal people and opportunities for lots of adventures viz trekking,
mountaineering, Para gliding, village safari etc. It is also famous
for some rare medicinal plants and herbs
Sanchi is a world heritage site located 46 km from Bhopal. Sanchi is famous for its renowned Buddhist Sanchi Stupa showcasing Buddhist art and architecture and it is also the oldest stone structure in India which was built during the Mauryan empire. The best was to visit Sanchi is from Bhopal. Therefore, one should reach Bhopal (the capital of M.P) stay over night and then take a same day excursion trip to Sanchi.
From Sanchi, Udayagiri caves is just 40 minutes drive and therefore, it can also be easily covered along with Sanchi. Udaygiri caves are a group of twenty rock-cut caves made during Gupta period.
Bhojpur can also be covered along with Sanchi and Udayagiri caves on the same day. Bhojpur is famous for the huge but incomplete Bhojesvar temple dedicated to lord Shiva. It was built by the ruler of Paramara dynasty named king Bhoja between. The Shiv Linga in this temple is one of the largest lingas in India. It is 5.5 m tall and 2.3 m in circumference and made from a single stone.
The National Parks in Madhya Pradesh are opening from 01st October this year 2017.
Start the tour to kanha and Bandhavgarh national park from Jabalpur Jabalpur is the nearest airport and rail head one can land at Jabalpur to start for this tiger trail. The online reservation for the entrances of the national parks will start very soon therefore, be prepared to book your entrances online to visit the incomparable national parks of Madhya Pardesh namely Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Satpura , Panna and other national parks.
The itinerary that one can follow to visit Kanha and Bandhavgarh national park is as under. Most importantly one should get the entrances at the national parks booked before starting the tour at Jabalpur.
Day 01: Jabalpur-Kanha National Park: On arrival at Jabalpur drive to Kanha . The drive is around 3-4 hours drive.
Day 02: Kanha National Park: Enjoy the morning and evening open jeep safaris at Kanha National park.
Day 03: Kanha National Park: Enjoy the morning and evening open jeep safaris at Kanha National park.
Day 04: Bandhavgarh National Park: Drive to Bandhavgarh. The drive is around 4 hours. One can take an afternoon safari after the check-in hence utilizing this day as well for the wildlife viewing.
Day 04: Bandhavgarh National Park: Enjoy the morning and evening open jeep safaris at Bandhavgarh National park.
Day 05: Bandhavagarh National Park: Enjoy the morning jungle gypsy safaris deep inside the national park. After the lunch move out once again for the jungle jeep safari and see the wild tiger roaming freely in the jungle.
Day 06: Bandhavgarh-Jabalpur- New Delhi: After the morning safari you can drive to Jabalpur and fly to either Delhi or Mumbai.
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Route from Jabalpur to Kanha: The route from Jabalpur to Kanha is via Mandla. This is approx 200 km . However, this road is in very bad condition and hence not recommended.
Suggested Route from Jabalpur to Kanha:
The recommended route from Jabalpur to Kanha is via Barela, Maneri, Niwas and , Mandla. This is route is just 25 kms more than the traditional route. The road on this route is in very good condition. The drive is very enjoyable and it gives an opportunity to see the scenic beauty on the way. The mountains, jungles, landscapes, and villages.
Midway on the way from Jabalpur to Kanha::
Please note that one can stop on the midway at Madhya Pradesh tourism property at Mandla.
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It is also a beautiful place to visit in Mahdya Pradesh. This is another temple town situated on the banks of the river Narmada. Maheshwar with its temples and fortress stands in serene dignity.
Maheshwar was revived to its ancient glory by Rani Ahilyabai of Indore. Maheshwar also finds mention in the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
The Ghats at Maheshwar
Maheshwar Ghats are very neat and clean therefore, people really really like to sit and stroll on the ghats for hours. Along the Narmada river are the Pehwa Fanase and Ahilya Ghats. A flight of step lead down to the river Narmada. It is often crowded with pilgrims.
The Temples at Maheshwar
Meheswar’s temples stand high with spires reaching out to the sky. Moreover, their balconies and carved doorways are a sight to behold. Most Important temples to visit at Maheshwar are Kaleshwara, Rajarajeshwara, Vithaleshwara and Ahileshwar temples
Rani Ahilyabai of Indore introduced and encouraged the weaving of Maheshwari sarees. It is a popular craft in Maheshwar besides this it is also famous all over India. Woven mostly in cotton the “palu” is distinctive with five strips, three colored and two white alternating running along its with hand reversible border, known as Bugdi.
Hotels in Maheshwar:
There are many hotels around the Ghats with Naramada river facing rooms. There are hotels also situated inside the city with cheaper rates.
Photography in Maheshwar:
For photographers Maheshwar is a paradise. Maheshwar offers many amazing shots including Ghats, Fort, temples, river and landscapes. Besides this the sadhus and colourful people are also a very good shot for the photographers.
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During the rains when the level of the Narmada river rises very high, the romantic boat ride over the river Narmada that flows between the marble mountains comes to a halt.
However, people can still take a trek from a foot trail besides hotel Marble Rocks leading to the mountains. One can have breathtaking views from the top of the Narmada river flowing between the marble mountains.
The scenery around the place is lush green and exotic.
On Line booking of entry tickets at Kanha , Bandhavgarh and other national parks of Madhya Pradesh.
1) The Proposed Tourism Rules will be notified very shortly & On-line booking will be started from 22 Aug 2016 at 11am through MP Online.
2) Now on wards, there will be SAME entrances cost for Indian & Foreign Tourists in all Parks of M.P.
3) The Park Entry Fees will be Rs. 1500/- Per Permit (the increase is approx 10%, as agreed earlier)
4) The Premium Zone Concept at Kanha and Bandhavgarh national parks will be abolished and there will be no more Premium Zones in Kanha & Bandhavgarh National Parks
5) Single Seat will be introduced with 10% Quota from On-line Tickets & in Current Bookings.
6) The Premium Ticket Concept is be closed.
7) The add-On Facility will be continued with following changes …
In the Original Ticket, Minimum 2 tourist names are must with the photo ID number.
Now, one has to pay only Rs. 1500/- as One time Charge for this Add-On facility (not per add-on of guest)
One can add maximum 4 Guest through this add-on facility.
However, only One Time Edit, will be possible.
8) Wait Listed Ticket Concept will be Introduced & Only 25% of the Day’s Ticket Quota, will be issued as Wait-Listed Tickets, if not confirmed before 6 days of date of travel such tickets will be automatically stands cancelled.
9) Any photo ID of the tourist will be acceptable at the gate for verification.
10) Guide Charges will be Rs. 360/- Per Round from the coming season
11) No entry fee for children up to 5 years of age, Half Entry Fee for Children between 5-12 yrs
12) In all tiger reserves of MP, the date of tiger census will be declared well in advance to avoid any inconvenience to the tourist.
All Parks of MP might be open for Tourists even on Wednesday afternoon from the coming season.
The evening Naramda Aarti performed daily with rituals and chants at Gwarighat, Jabalpur is an event must see. A large number of people gather on the banks of river Narmada for the evening rituals and aarti. The atmosphere becomes divine and blissful when people offer prayers to thank river Narmada as being their mother and feeding them with her pious water since ages.
Bheraghat is a spectacular natural wonder in Jabalpur. It is where the river Narmada flows between the seven coloured marble mountains. The boat ride over the river Narmada flowing between these seven coloured magnificent marble mountains is just breathtaking. The boats are the row boats driven by a team of 04 members who also include the element of fun during the boat ride by their imagination while interpreting the various shaped marble rocks on either side of the flowing river. There are some very interesting figures evolved since ages because of the natural erosion of the rocks by heat, water and air. The boat rides in the evenings of the full moon days is an unforgettable experience to cherish all through one’s life.
Every year Narmada Mahotsav is celebrated at Bheraghat, Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. This year this event is celebrated on the 25th and 26th October. The decision was taken by the Jabalpur tourism promotion council. The permission was given for the boat ride at Bheraghat during the night. The life jacket will be made compulsory for the boat ride during the night. For the convenience of the tourist online booking facility for the boat ride will also be provided to them so that they could enjoy the boat ride at Bheragahat without any difficulty. For queries contact : email@example.com
One can also visit a stunning water fall called Dhunadhar (the smoke cascade) just few minutes away from Bheraghat. The thrust is so powerful that’s its roar is heard from a far distance. The falls and the breaking of the volume of water at the crest present a grand manifestation of nature’s wonder. The Narmada river’s water from this waterfall flows down to Bheraghat in between the marble mountains.
On the way from Bheraghat to Dhunadhar there are 10th century Chaunsath Yogini temple situated on the hill top.
The most recommended hotel in Bheraghat is the Motel Marble Rocks which is a wonderful hotel with the rooms on the hill top facing the Narmada River. The hotel not only enjoys the beautiful ambience but the staff is also very professional with impeccable services. The view from the rooms, restaurant and lawns of the Narmada River flowing down in the valley between the marble rocks is just breathtaking. The view of the swimming pool which is situated just on the edge of the mountain over looking the Narmada River flowing between the mountains is also spectacular.
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The full day sight seeing in Jabalpur includes Madan Mahal Fort which was built by Gond ruler, Raja Madan Shah in 1116, Balancing rock, Rani Durgavati Museum, Tilwara Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi Ji’s ashes were immersed in the Narmada river, 12 Century Mala Devi Mandir, Pisan Hari Jain temples.
The Jabalpur city enjoys pride of being the city where the game Snooker was originated in 1875 during the time of British Raj in an officer’s mess which is now know as Narmada Club. Narmada club as a club was founded in 1889 which was also the central India’s best club. It was the hub of the British Civilian officers, army officers and elite Indians.
The excursions in Jabalpur includes Dumna Nature Reserve which situated at a distance of 8 km from Jabalpur city which is an eco tourism site spread over an area of 1058 hectare of land. One can explore this nature reserve by strolling in the area. Animals like spotted dear, chital, wild boar, porcupine, jackal, monkey, many species of birds are seen in the nature reserve. One can also enjoy the food at the restaurant located within the nature reserve.
The other beautiful place that one can explore is Bargi which is 35 km away from the city. Bargi is a dam and a huge water reservoir which is used for generation of hydro thermal electricity. At the Bargi boat club once can enjoy the cruise which takes you over the water reservoir which itself is spread out and as deep as a sea is. The cruise on demand can be arranged for the transfer from Jabalpur to Mandla and from Mandla one can take the transfer through the car to Kanha National park which is 100 km away from Kanha.
Jabalpur is also one rare place where the narrow gauge train which was started 135 years ago in the year 1880 is still running. The train was started during the Raj by the British. The train has been running since then between Jabalpur and Nainpur.