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* [http://www.gtvresort.com Bandhavgarh National Park]
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Bandhavgarh (The ancient Name is Bandhogarh) National park Village-TALA, Taluka-Bandhavgarh, District-Umaria, (Madhya Pradesh),  INDIA -484661
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* '''Paradise Regained'''
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Although Bandhavgarh is a relatively small park in the last few years this former game reserve has become one of India's most prominent National Parks. The major reason for all the interest is Bandhogarh's high density of tigers (The Bagh), which roam the mixedforests of sal ,bamboo and ambilica officinale in search of an easy kill. The tigers (The Bagh) have not only bolstered the local population by breeding success sfully, they have also brought international media attention to the park and the plight of the Royal Bengal Tiger.BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK Compact, yet full of game. The density of tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. 60 Tigers at 450 Sq. k.m. area in Bandhavgarh National Park. This is also "WHITE TIGER" country. The last known as captured by Maharaja Martand Singh in 1951. This White Tiger "Mohan", is now stuffed and display in the place of Maharajah of Rewa.Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other species. Bandhavgarh is sided with great cliffs and eroded rocks and on its highest point stands "Bandhavgarh fort" thought to be some 2,000 years old. Around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines and ancients Sanskrit inscription.Covering 450 Sq. k.m., Bandhavgarh is situated in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh among the outlying hills of the Vindhya range. At the center of park is Bandhavgarh hill rising 811 meters above MSL. The lowest point in the park is at Tala (440 meter above MSL).The vegetation is chiefly of sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes Bamboo is found throughout the park. Bandhavgarh forest, as a Shikargah, or game preserve, of the Maharajas of Rewa. H.H Maharaja Shri Martant Singh Ji Ju Deo shoot 109 Tigers. H.H Maharaja Shri Venkat Raman Singh Ji Ju Deo shoot 111 Tiger by 1914. The great Singer "TANSEN" (Tansukh Manget Pandey) and The Great Adviser Raja BIRBAL  was there in the Darbar of H.H Maharaja Shri Raamchandra Ji ju deo the ruler of Bandhogarh in the same time two more great singer were there i.e. TANI ( The lover of TANSEN who only knows the Raga MEGA-MAHALAR only other than TANSEN) and Pandit Baijnath  who was called as Baiju Bawara ( The Mad Singer). "Tansen" was a friend of H.H Maharaja Shri Raamchandra Ji ju deo. There after Tansen and Raja BIRBAL gone to Delhi Darbar as a "Navratan of Samrat AKBAR". Bandhogarh areas were constituted as a National park by 1968.
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* '''Where to Stay:'''
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Certainly the best jungle resort in India is GTV Resort, which is  the best with a lot of facilities. Spread in the land of the Royal Baghela Destiny, TALA KOTHAR, TALUKA-BANDHAVGARH, RULED BY THE  LATE RULERS OF THE  REWA STATE , the resort offers excellent lawns surroundings with beautiful gardens and bamboo's.
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The accommodation have a attached toilet of international sanitation standard with 24 hours hot & cold water ( Wood fired geysers), beds having curl on (Sponge) cushion in length as long as per international standards. Gracious hospitality and efficient services goes at GTVResort. The interiors are done with a royal comfort.
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Color TV and video library fully loaded with wildlife and other movie.
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Facilities for Jungle safari ( On hire basis subject to availability).
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Travel arrangements for the visiting tourists ( On hire basis subject to availability).
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Jungle & village excursions on foot.
 +
Gypsy Safari.
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Apart from these, the resort  offers the very special Restaurant MOTI MAHAL( The palace Of Pearl) with a variety of every taste, Specially INDIAN FOOD.
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* '''GOLBRO TIGER VIEW RESORT'''
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Near Petrol Pump, Tala, BANDHAVGARH
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Distt. UMARIA (M.P.) INDIA  Pin Code - 484 661
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Phone: +91 7627 265314, Fax +91 7662 241218
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Cell: +91 9424722414
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Web Site- [http://www.gtvresoret.com www.gtvresort.com]
 
* [http://www.forest.mp.gov.in/panna1.html Panna National Park] (25km) - Madla Gate - It's a 543 Sq. Km Tiger reserve on the banks of the Ken river. You can take an elephant ride into the tiger reserve, but the real fun is when you go out in a jeep on the tiger-hunt. One can easily spend a day or two at this park. The price is Rs 2000 per vehicle and half-day, plus 150 for the compulsory guide. They open at 06:00, so make sure you are there slightly before that if you want to see any tigers! Sometimes there is an annoying wait when they try to print your ticket. Tel: (+91)-(07732)-252 135
 
* [http://www.forest.mp.gov.in/panna1.html Panna National Park] (25km) - Madla Gate - It's a 543 Sq. Km Tiger reserve on the banks of the Ken river. You can take an elephant ride into the tiger reserve, but the real fun is when you go out in a jeep on the tiger-hunt. One can easily spend a day or two at this park. The price is Rs 2000 per vehicle and half-day, plus 150 for the compulsory guide. They open at 06:00, so make sure you are there slightly before that if you want to see any tigers! Sometimes there is an annoying wait when they try to print your ticket. Tel: (+91)-(07732)-252 135
 
The '''Park is situated 25 kms from Khajuraho''', a world heritage site which is half an hour drive from Madla Entry Point.  Hinouta, the second gate of the Park is 20 kms from Panna town.  Khajuraho is the nearest airport which is directly connected to the National Capital, New Delhi.  Taxis are available all the time from Khajuraho to Panna.
 
The '''Park is situated 25 kms from Khajuraho''', a world heritage site which is half an hour drive from Madla Entry Point.  Hinouta, the second gate of the Park is 20 kms from Panna town.  Khajuraho is the nearest airport which is directly connected to the National Capital, New Delhi.  Taxis are available all the time from Khajuraho to Panna.

Revision as of 05:54, 22 August 2008

Khajuraho

Khajuraho[1] 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.

Khajuraho has the Vindhya range of mountains as its beautiful backdrop. This makes Khajuraho a more fascinating destination [2] to visit.

Understand

Khajuraho's art is a manifestation of the essence of the philosophy of Indian aesthetics. The erotic sculptures of Khajuraho depicting Kama Sutra are unique in the world. These sculptures representing the Indo-Aryan architecture, congeal in stone a lyrical paean to love and passion and reflect the Chandela dynasty's passion and immense appreciation for the forbidden art, paradoxically, in the land of Kama Sutra. They cannot be passed off as just erotic sculptures, the temples have some of the most revered Gods of Hinduism.

History

The temples of Khajuraho were built between 950 to 1050 A.D. during the Chandela dynasty of Central India (These rulers claimed descent from the moon, hence the name Chand-ela). After the decline of the Chandela dynasty in 13th century, the temples were left under the cover of dense date palm trees for many years, which gave the city of Khajuraho its name, Khajur in Hindi means a Date. In the ancient times it was known as Vatsa.

In 1838, a British army engineer, Captain T.S. Burt rediscovered them. By that time only 22 of the original 85 temples had survived.

Climate

Khajuraho's climate is quite extreme, with wide variation in day and night temperatures along with minimal rainfall. Summers are hot at 45°C and winters pleasant at 27°C. Rainfall of 114 cms annually. As summer is too hot, winter is a good time to visit. A good time to visit is March, when the annual Dance Festival takes place. So the best time to visit Khajuraho is from September to March.

Get in

By plane

Khajuraho Airport (HJR) Tel:+91 7686 740-415 is located 5kms from the city, and is served by Air India (fomerly Indian Airlines) [3] offering flights from Delhi, Varanasi and Mumbai, Jet Airways [4] offering flights from Delhi and Varanasi and Kingfisher offering flights from Varanasi. If one is not prepared for a 5 hr bumpy ride from Jhansi to Khajuraho, then the plane is the best mode.

From the end of 2008 Khajuraho Airport will also be an International Airport with connections to the Middle-East, Singapore, Bangkok.

By train

Indian Railways[5], state owned railways, has connectivity from all over India. Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) (175km) and Satna (Madhya Pradesh) (117km) are the convenient large railway stations for Khajuraho. Satna is on the Allahabad-Mumbai main line while Jhansi is on the Delhi-Chennai/Bangalore mainline.

It takes around 6 hours to reach Jhansi from Delhi by train. The nearest railway stations to Khajuraho are Harpalpur (94 km) and Mahoba (63 km). These are relatively small stations with less facilities, although you should be able to get transport from there to Khajuraho. A new railway line linking Mahoba with Khajuraho is expected to open in 2008.

The best way to reach Khajuraho is to get the Dakshin Express from Delhi (22:50 hrs) and reach Jhansi by 05:00 hrs. Take an auto and reach the street where the travel agent offices are located (one can reach by paying 20/-rs. Negotiate with a taxi driver. It is possible to get one for Rs.2500/- (tell him that you won't give him accommodation at Khajuraho) and you can reach Khajuraho in 3 hrs. Get into your hotel, freshen up and visit the Western Group of temples. Watch the Light and Sound show in the evening. Next day visit the Eastern and other group of temples and reach hotel by 1500 hrs. Travel back to Jhansi and reach by 1900 hrs and get the Goa express (21:20) and reach Kopargaon at 10:00 hrs next day to visit The Great Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. In the evening, proceed to Aurangabad to visit Ajanta and Ellora.

By taxi/bus

Satna and Jhansi both are connected to Khajuraho by regular bus service. It takes around 3 hours to reach Khajuraho from Satna or Jhansi by taxi, and 5-6 hours by bus. There are daily bus services with Satna, Jhansi, Harpalpur, Chhatarpur, Mahoba, Sagar,Jabalpur, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Panna, Agra, Allahabad and Varanasi.
Khajuraho To Satna (117km, 4hrs), Harpalpur (94km), Jhansi (172km )and Mahoba (61km). Khajuraho is located 600km (11hrs journey) south West of Delhi. There are bus services from Agra (12 hrs), Gwalior (9hrs) and Jhansi.

Taxis are recommended because the condition of buses and roads are not good, and the ride is gruelling.

Get around

A good way to get around and see the temples as well the village life in Kharujaho is by bicycle, which you can easily rent in the bike shops near the main temple complex, or bicycle rickshaw. They charge Rs.20 per day.

Beware of the fake school teachers, principals and students who are too much interested in your dollars as donation, which hardly goes to the school itself.

Talk

Hindi is spoken widely, English should not be a problem for the tourists. Dutch, French are also spoken by the guides and at the restaurants/hotels.

See

In every temple, there is the depiction of royalty, armies, wrestling, kinship, war, courtship, marriage, lovemaking, music and dancing, spiritual teachings, union, meditation, bliss, gods, goddesses, plants, animals and an abundance of all human forms.

One of the Temples

Western Group of Temples

There is a entry fee of Rs. 10/- (for Indians) and USD $ 5 (for foreigners) to enter the Western Group of temples. All the temples are open from sunrise to sunset. These are the richest and largest of all temple groups

  • Lakhmana Temple - The oldest and finest of the western group of temples, named after the ruler that built the temple. The A horizontal beam over the entrance of this beautiful Vaishnavite temple shows the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva with Lakshmi, Vishnus consort.
  • Kandariya Mahadeo Temple - This temple is decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art.
  • Devi Jagdamba Temple - Dedicated to the Goddess(devi), this is smaller and much more delicately proportioned temple and is home to some of the finest sculptures of Khajuraho.The garbha griha has a huge image of the Devi of the Universe (Jagdambi), though it appears to have started as a Vishnu temple. It has the usual three bands of sculptures, but the third and most uppermost of these houses some of the most erotic sculptures.
  • Chaunsat Yogini - The only granite temple in the Khajuraho group
  • Chitragupta Temple - is dedicated to the Sun God (Surya), it faces eastward to the rising sun
  • Matanageswara Temple - A temple dedicated to Shiva, a huge 8ft Lingam adorns the temple.

Eastern Group of Temples

  • Parsvanath Temple - Largest among the group, with exquisite carvings in detail. The sculptures on the northern outer wall are the highlights of this temple. The image was installed in 1860.
  • Ghantai Temple - This Jain temple has a frieze which depicts the 16 dreams of Mahavira's mother, and a jain goddess on a winged Garuda.
  • Adinath Temple - Dedicated to Jain saint, adinath, the temple is lavishly embellished with sculpted figures, including yakshis.
  • Hanuman Temple
  • Brahma Temple - considered to be one of the oldest temples of Khajuraho made entirely in granite and sandstone, is dedicated to Vishnu.
  • Vamana Temple - is the dwarf form of Lord Vishnu, located in a secluded place and is known for its simple architecture.
  • Javari Temple

Southern Group of Temples

  • Dulhadev Temple - The last temple of Khajuraho, lies to the south of Ghantai temple. The temple enshrines a Shivalingam. The apsara and ornamented figures are the temple's most striking features.
  • Beejamandal Temple - It is a ruined temple, and is near the Chattarbhuj Temple
  • Chattarbhuj Temple Or The Jatkari Temple - Built in 1100 A.D., is well-known for its architecture, and is also the only temple to be devoid of any erotic sculpture. 3 Kms away from the Eastern Group. Facing West, have to take 10 steps to reach the sanctum. The massive 9 feet intricately carved Vishnu idol in Chaturbhuja (four-armed).


Light and Sound Show at Western group of temples - After visiting the temple complex is over, the sound and light show, narrated by the Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachhan, is held every evening. Entry ticket Rs. 50/- for Indians and Rs. 200/- for foreigners.

  • Khajuraho Dance Festival

Do

Buy

  • Iron, brass and stone sculptures depicting Kama Sutra poses are a specialty of Khajuraho and are available at the handicraft stores in the town.
  • Crafts Emporium, Jain Temple Road.
  • Market - A weekly bazaar is held at Rajinagar (5km from Khajuraho) on Tuesdays. The market is a good place to pick up silver and brass ware.

Eat

What

Madhya Pradesh cuisine. The area offers a good opportunity to try some local MP delicacies. The region is famous for its deserts, which are mainly sweet though there is also a spicy variety called namkeen. Popular deserts are cashew burfi, jalebi, lavang lata, kusli, khurma, moong dal ka halwa (a pudding made from green lentils), sabudana ki khichadi and shikanji.

Where

  • Paradise Restaurant. A small, but cozy restaurant offering delicious, and inexpensive meals. It is also very clean establishment with helpful and friendly staff. Try the breakfast specialty of mango pancakes.
  • Blue Sky restaurant. A rooftop dining area offering views over the Western group of temples - excellent Indian cuisine.
  • Siddhartha Hotel Restaurant, Located across from the Western group of temples.
  • La Dolce Vita, Jain Temples Road, Town center. An Italian-theme restaurant, rooftop dining and good, hearty breakfasts.
  • La Terraza Off Main Square, the western group of temples
  • Mediterranean Restaurant - a Greek delicacy café, Rooftop café serving western food and snacks.
  • Apsara Radisson Jass - Eclectic Cuisine Tel: (+91)-(07686)-272 344
  • Raja Cafe - Off Main Square, the western group of temples -Popular restaurant, try a filling breakfast for Rs.70.
  • Madras Coffee House Off Main Square, located across from Western group of temples. A restaurant specializing in Southern Indian cuisine
  • Punjab Restaurant. located across from the Western group of temples.

Drink

As the temparature is usually high, it's advisable to be well hydrated.

Sleep

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board Hotels

  • Hotel Jhankar Ph: (+91)-(07686) 274 063, 274 194 E-mail: [email protected] Price Range: Rs.1190
  • Hotel Payal Ph: (+91)-(07686) 274 064, 274 076 E-mail: [email protected] Price Range: Rs.690-1190
  • Hotel Rahil Ph: (07686) 274 062 E-mail: [email protected], Dormitory Beds Rs.90, Single Room Rs.490[6]

Budget

  • Hotel Best Western Greenwood
  • Hotel Greenwood Opposite Airport Tel: (+91)-(07686)-274 505
  • Hotel Surya Jain Temple Road Tel: (+91)-(07686) 274 145 , 274 572 fax (+91)-(07686)-274 538 E-Mail: [email protected] [7]
  • Hotel Zen Jain Temples Road, Tel: (+91)-(07686)-274 228
  • Hotel Bharat Lodge - owned by the popular Paradise Restaurant management.
  • Hotel Yogi Lodge - The cheapest and best, very clean, Good breakfast, everything made-to-order, Address: opposite to the Western group of Temples Tel: (+91)- (07686)-274 158, 244 158
    Email: [email protected] Price Rs.80-250
  • Hotel Gem Palace Jain Temple Road Tel: (+91)-(07686)-274100 Email: [email protected] Price Rs.200-475
  • Hotel Surya Jain Temple Road Tel: (+91)-(07686) 244 145
  • Hotel Jain Jain Temples Road Tel: (+91)-(07686) 242 352
  • Hotel Sunset View Tel: (+91)-(07686) 244 077
  • Hotel Casa Di William Tel: (+91)-(07686) 244244

Mid Range

  • Hotel Khajuraho Ashok Ph: (+91)-(07686)-274 024
  • Kairali Ayurvedic Health Spa Opposite Khajuraho Airport, Tel: (+91)-(07686)-272 219 / 274 757
  • Ken River Lodge Village: Madla, Near Panna National Park Tel: (+91)-(07732) 275 235 Price: Around $55 The Ken River Lodge remains closed from May to Oct. May be a good information.
  • Holiday Inn,Khajuraho Tel: (+91)-(07686)-272 301, Price: Around $45
  • Hotel Taj Chandela, Chhatarpur, Khajuraho 471 606 Tel: (+91)-(07686) 272 355-64 Fax: (+91)-(07686) 272 365-66 Email:[email protected], Price: Around $60
  • Hotel Jass Oberoi Pass Road, Tel: (+91)-(07686)-2723 44, 2Km from airport, Price: Around $65

Splurge

Contact

The dialing code for Khajuraho is 07686. When calling from overseas, dial +91 7686 XXXX XXXX. If you have a non-working phone number with only 5 digits add "2"in front of it and try.

Mobile Phones

  • BSNL-CellOne GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz.(Tri-Band)
  • Airtel GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz.(Tri-Band)
  • Idea GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz.(Tri-Band)
  • Reliance Mobile CDMA
  • Tata Indicom CDMA

Internet

Internet is available at most of the tourist locations, with around Rs.25 per hour. The western group of temples has one of the highest density of internet cafes. Don't expect broadband speeds.

Post Office

India Post, Govt-run, office is located near the Bus Stand. Tel: (+91)-(07686)-274 022
Pincode/Post code is 471606

Stay Safe

Emergency Numbers

  • Police: Tel: (+91)-(07686)-274 032
  • Ambulance:
  • Fire:

Cope

Try not to give any money to children or beggars who swarm at all the major tourist spots as this will only encourage them to make it their livelihood. They will try all the tricks of the trade to get money off you. Even a dollar or fifty cents given by the foreign tourists is big money here in MP.

Money Changers

Banks are better for changing foreign exchange. You won't get good rates at the airport or the hotels.

  • State Bank of India (open until 6 pm on Friday and 4 pm on Saturday), Opp. the Western group of temples.Tel: (+91)-(07686) - 272 373, 274 083
  • Canara Bank (also gives advances on Visa & MasterCard), Opp. the Western group of temples. (less crowded and close to SBI) Tel: (+91)-(07686) -274 071
  • Khajuraho Ashok. Tel: (+91)-(07686)-274 024

Things to carry

A torch light/flash light and a Map.


Get out

Bandhavgarh (The ancient Name is Bandhogarh) National park Village-TALA, Taluka-Bandhavgarh, District-Umaria, (Madhya Pradesh), INDIA -484661

  • Paradise Regained

Although Bandhavgarh is a relatively small park in the last few years this former game reserve has become one of India's most prominent National Parks. The major reason for all the interest is Bandhogarh's high density of tigers (The Bagh), which roam the mixedforests of sal ,bamboo and ambilica officinale in search of an easy kill. The tigers (The Bagh) have not only bolstered the local population by breeding success sfully, they have also brought international media attention to the park and the plight of the Royal Bengal Tiger.BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK Compact, yet full of game. The density of tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. 60 Tigers at 450 Sq. k.m. area in Bandhavgarh National Park. This is also "WHITE TIGER" country. The last known as captured by Maharaja Martand Singh in 1951. This White Tiger "Mohan", is now stuffed and display in the place of Maharajah of Rewa.Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other species. Bandhavgarh is sided with great cliffs and eroded rocks and on its highest point stands "Bandhavgarh fort" thought to be some 2,000 years old. Around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines and ancients Sanskrit inscription.Covering 450 Sq. k.m., Bandhavgarh is situated in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh among the outlying hills of the Vindhya range. At the center of park is Bandhavgarh hill rising 811 meters above MSL. The lowest point in the park is at Tala (440 meter above MSL).The vegetation is chiefly of sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes Bamboo is found throughout the park. Bandhavgarh forest, as a Shikargah, or game preserve, of the Maharajas of Rewa. H.H Maharaja Shri Martant Singh Ji Ju Deo shoot 109 Tigers. H.H Maharaja Shri Venkat Raman Singh Ji Ju Deo shoot 111 Tiger by 1914. The great Singer "TANSEN" (Tansukh Manget Pandey) and The Great Adviser Raja BIRBAL was there in the Darbar of H.H Maharaja Shri Raamchandra Ji ju deo the ruler of Bandhogarh in the same time two more great singer were there i.e. TANI ( The lover of TANSEN who only knows the Raga MEGA-MAHALAR only other than TANSEN) and Pandit Baijnath who was called as Baiju Bawara ( The Mad Singer). "Tansen" was a friend of H.H Maharaja Shri Raamchandra Ji ju deo. There after Tansen and Raja BIRBAL gone to Delhi Darbar as a "Navratan of Samrat AKBAR". Bandhogarh areas were constituted as a National park by 1968.

  • Where to Stay:

Certainly the best jungle resort in India is GTV Resort, which is the best with a lot of facilities. Spread in the land of the Royal Baghela Destiny, TALA KOTHAR, TALUKA-BANDHAVGARH, RULED BY THE LATE RULERS OF THE REWA STATE , the resort offers excellent lawns surroundings with beautiful gardens and bamboo's. The accommodation have a attached toilet of international sanitation standard with 24 hours hot & cold water ( Wood fired geysers), beds having curl on (Sponge) cushion in length as long as per international standards. Gracious hospitality and efficient services goes at GTVResort. The interiors are done with a royal comfort. Color TV and video library fully loaded with wildlife and other movie. Facilities for Jungle safari ( On hire basis subject to availability). Travel arrangements for the visiting tourists ( On hire basis subject to availability). Jungle & village excursions on foot. Gypsy Safari. Apart from these, the resort offers the very special Restaurant MOTI MAHAL( The palace Of Pearl) with a variety of every taste, Specially INDIAN FOOD.

  • GOLBRO TIGER VIEW RESORT

Near Petrol Pump, Tala, BANDHAVGARH Distt. UMARIA (M.P.) INDIA Pin Code - 484 661 Phone: +91 7627 265314, Fax +91 7662 241218 Cell: +91 9424722414 E-mail: [email protected] Web Site- www.gtvresort.com

  • Panna National Park (25km) - Madla Gate - It's a 543 Sq. Km Tiger reserve on the banks of the Ken river. You can take an elephant ride into the tiger reserve, but the real fun is when you go out in a jeep on the tiger-hunt. One can easily spend a day or two at this park. The price is Rs 2000 per vehicle and half-day, plus 150 for the compulsory guide. They open at 06:00, so make sure you are there slightly before that if you want to see any tigers! Sometimes there is an annoying wait when they try to print your ticket. Tel: (+91)-(07732)-252 135

The Park is situated 25 kms from Khajuraho, a world heritage site which is half an hour drive from Madla Entry Point. Hinouta, the second gate of the Park is 20 kms from Panna town. Khajuraho is the nearest airport which is directly connected to the National Capital, New Delhi. Taxis are available all the time from Khajuraho to Panna.

  • Nachna -40kms from Panna was a famous city of the Nagvakataka and Gupta empire.
  • Orchha
  • Raneh Falls (19km)
  • Ken Nature Trail - A 22 km , close to Raneh falls, is a jungle track, a natural beauty and imparts a knowledge of the surroundings.
  • Ajaygarh Fort - located 80 kms away from Khajuraho, is at a height of 688 meters above sea level and once the capital of the Chandelas during their decline.
  • Kalinjar - A historical fort.
  • Pandav Falls (34km)
  • Majhgavan Diamond Mines (56km) - India's only working diamond mines.
  • Benisagar Dam (10km)
  • Ranguan Dam (25km)
  • Gangau Dam and Sanctuary (34Km)


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