When it comes to 3-4 days long weekend getaways near Delhi, there are numerous destinations which you can explore. It’s almost end of February and winter season in India is going away and before Summer catches up in April your should explore the hidden gems of Madhya Pradesh in this weekend. The next best time would be in October, because from April till August-September, Madhya Pradesh remains too hot which would not allow you to visit and enjoy these destinations.
Satpura Tiger Reserve
Satpura Tiger Reserve offers an array of activities very different from other parks in India, making it very special for the visitors. Here you can enjoy walking safaris, boat safaris, kayaking, hides, elephant safaris and the traditional jeep safaris also inside the tiger reserve. The safaris inside the park is operated by the village society, and a trained naturalist would accompany you for guiding you through the forest and activities. There is a buffer area where you can enjoy activities like cycling, night safaris and camping which offers an unique experience. You can also encounter Leopards, Sloth Bear, Indian Wild Dogs, hordes of Indian Gaur, Sambhar, Tiger and a variety of other mammals during night safaris. Best way to enjoy your weekend trip is to mix up all the activities to create a memorable wildlife experience.
TripOffBeat has selected two of the best resorts for you to stay in while you are on visit to Satpura tiger reserve and they are Denwa Backwater Escape (Photo Gallery) & Reni Pani Jungle Lodge (Photo Gallery).
Pachmarhi is a popular tourist destination and tourists keep coming to the place throughout the year. Pachmarhi’s elevation of 1100 metresand the forests of the Satpuras, with their streams and waterfalls, are picturesque and home to a variety of wildlife. Pachmarhi also has a lot of cave paintings in the forests, some of which have been dated to be as much as 10000 years old.
With our selection of the resort i.e., The Golf View (Photo Gallery), here you can enjoy a specially selected luxury weekend/holiday. Enjoy a romantic evening overlooking regal mountains blending with the clouds, or celebrate the elegance & grace of the majestic landmarks of History. Explore Pachmarhi Waterfalls, Pachmarhi Caves, Dhoopgarh, Reechgarh, Shiva Temples, Satpura Tiger Reserve, Bhimbetka, Pench Tiger Reserve, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Kanha Tiger Reserve and enjoy activities like Ornithology, Paragliding, Caves, Cycling, Nature Trails, Romantic Escapades, Paramotoring, Waterfalls, Jungle Jeep Safari, Royal Leisure, Jungle On Foot, Boating, Heritage Walk, Spa, and Golf etc.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve consists of mixed vegetation’s ranging from tall grasslands to thick Sal forest and so is the perfect habitat of variety of animals and birds. Due to varied topography, the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve provides ample opportunity to spot the majestic Indian tiger and some rarely seen animals like leopard and sloth bear. What you can expect to do here is Ornithology, Jungle Jeep Safari, Jungle On Foot, Night Safari, Biking & Cycling. Also, you can enjoy the the nearby attractions like Bandhavgarh Fort, Elephant Safari, Bandhavgarh Hill, Baghel Museum, Bhamera Dam, Three Cave point, SheshShaiya, Bandhavgarh Ancient Caves,Govindgarh Palace, Rewa Fort, Keoti Falls, Purva Falls. Now, coming to the question of where to stay, so we have hand-picked two best resorts for you and they are Tree House Hideaway (Photo Gallery) & Kings Lodge(Photo Gallery).
Panna Tiger Reserve
Spread on 543 square kilometers area Panna Tiger Reserve is home for varied habitats and extends along the Ken River, which flows north to join the Yamuna River, a tributary of the mighty Ganges. The region home to some of the best wildlife species in India. There are Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear and Wolf in the Reserve; herds of Spotted Deer inhabit the Reserve, as well as Nilgai, Chinkara, Sambar and the shy Chousingha. Together, these species form the principal prey for the Tigers. Over 180 species of birds have been identified in Panna Tiger Reserve. There is a good variety of birds of prey, including Black-shouldered Kite, Crested Serpent Eagle, White-eyed Buzzard, Shikra, several species of vulture, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Black-headed Oriole, and a selection of flycatchers, babblers and warblers add yet more exciting possibilities for bird enthusiasts. One of the reasons why Panna is such an excellent Reserve for birdlife is that it has maintained high levels of biodiversity. Its central location makes it a wonderful place to spend your weekend enjoying the view of wildlife. For the stay we have hand-picked Ken River Lodge (Photo Gallery).
Along with Panna Tiger Reserve you can also visit nearby places like Raneh Falls, Pandav caves & falls, JugalKishorji temple, Ken river gharial sanctuary, BeniSagar Dam, Khajuraho Group of Temples. And you can do activities like Ornithology, Biking, Royal Leisure, Boating, Jungle Jeep Safari, Night Safari, Jungle On Foot, Cycling.
Khajuraho is a small town located in the Bundelkhand region (Chhatarpur District) Of Madhya Pradesh and is famous for groups of Hindu and Jain temples. These temples are a UNESCO world Heritage site for their beautiful and erotic rock carvings. Nothing else could complete your visit except the Syna Heritage Resort (Photo Gallery). The Syna Heritage hotel has the blueprint of holidays all laid for you. Which offers you an opportunity to go where you get ways to all that is not ordinary. The property is equipped with the latest modern conveniences and amenities. Experience utmost comfort and convenience, refresh yourselves with the rejuvenating touch of nature, your stay at Syna Heritage Hotel would be ultra-luxurious as well as deeply heart-warming. While inKhajuraho you can visit Khajuraho Group Of Temples, Panna Tiger Reserve, Raneh Falls, Pandav caves & falls, JugalKishorji temple, Ken river gharial sanctuary, BeniSagar Dam and also do activities like Biking, Cycling, Heritage Walk, Nature Trails, Night Safari, Reading, River Rafting, Romantic Escapades, Spa, Trekking, Jungle Jeep Safari.
Founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput Chief, RudraPratap, the town of Orchha (literally meaning ‘Hidden’) is nestled on the banks of river Betwa. Here, the river Betwa splits into seven channels, also called the Satdhara. This town has not changed much over the centuries and still you can see many monuments continuing to retain their original grandeur. This stretch of land along the River Betwa in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh India was an ideal site for the king’s capital. Marked by the unexampled temples, huge cenotaphs (chhatri), and striking forts, the capital of Bundela Kingdom has beautifully preserved the spirit of its illustrious past and breathes history in every detail. Those who are not fascinated by history, the medieval city do not disappoint them either. Encompassed by thick Dhak forest where every dawn is embraced by chirping of birds, where the shimmering holy river and the sighting of rare Indian Vultures atop the rooftops of magnanimous palaces and cenotaphs of Orchha add to the picturesque ambience, the destination appears like a sweet reverie.
While in Orchha you can’t stop yourself from admiring the majestic Bundela paintings in the Mahal, collect some exquisite pieces of art by skilled craftsmen and spend on metal artifacts like renowned Dokra metal art of Orchha. The visit to Orchha is incomplete without you being visiting Orchha Fort, Orchha Cenotaphs, JehangirMahal, Betwa river rafting, Orchha wildlife sanctuary, Khajuraho group of temples, Panna Tiger Reserve, while enjoying activities like Cycling, Jeep Safari, Heritage Walk, Nature Trails, River Rafting, Spa, Ornithology etc. You can stay at Amar Mahal (Photo Gallery). Amar Mahal, which still stands high depicting the tales of bygone era, was once witness to the grand royal stories. The present retreat is an addition to the old world charm that dates back to 1895. The architecture of Amar Mahal is built like the Rajput house of Bundelkhand. It is a perfect gateway to experience the historical and natural splendour of Orchha which are less than a kilometer away from the hotel. You can enjoy great food from the extensive Menu, offering the true flavours of the continental and local Bundelkhandi dishes prepared from the fresh plucks of Amar Mahal’s own organic garden. Dining at Amar Mahal is a unique experience that not just brings back to life the grandeur and memorable flavours of the royal era but also serves health in the platter. Nevertheless, Amar Mahal in all senses is the perfect base to enjoy the heritage of Orchha from the lap of luxury filled nature and culture.
Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park spread across 940 sq km area is, nestled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh, is being popularized as the Tiger reserve and interestingly is being declared as one of the finest wildlife areas in the world. The landscapes and the surrounding luxurious meadows along with the wooded strands and the dense maroons of forests offer great sightseeing experiences for the nature lovers. Making the place more beautiful and adorable, the crystal clear river streams amidst the dense forest cleanses the surroundings and makes the wildlife unrivalled. This very land has been the source of inspiration for Rudyard Kipling, a famous writer of book “The Jungle Book”.
This is an ideal home for wide ranges of wild creatures; right from the mighty tigers to the most populated Barasingha and the countless species of plants, birds, reptiles and insects. The best location here to enjoy the most is the Bammi Dadar, also known as the Sunset Point where you can experience the real beauty of the nature. Our hand-picked place for the stay is Soulacia Resort(Photo Gallery). With its unique and contemporary architecture, the Soulacia resort offers unmatched comfort and luxury to the wildlife excursionist, photographers, conferences and people desirous to unwind themselves. The Resort consists of independent cottages, Luxury Tents, and two bedroom apartment with en-suite washrooms.
Every day is an experience with so much to learn from the “Knowledge hub and library” stacked with gadgets and literature provided by NGC. Everything that you need to rejuvenate and keep yourself fit, this alluring property offers a variety of in house indoor games, a fitness Centre and outdoor learning activities.
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