Khajuraho-Bandhavgarh Highway, Ichol Village, Near Maihar, Madhya Pradesh HO, Sunderson House, NH7, Rewa Road, Maihar 485 771. District: Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India Connect: +91 98 31 009278, +91 83 49 449999, +91 79 08 893360 Closest airport: Khajuraho (120 kms.), Jabalpur airport (160 kms.), Maihar Train Station (8 kms.)
Ichol is two hours midway of the Khajuraho temples and the Panna & Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserves. It is also only eight kms from Maihar, where the revered Sharda Devi temple is considered a Shakti-peeth. Tranquil in it’s surroundings, the beauty of nature & art revitalize body and soul and inspire creativity.
Apart from the beautiful 600 year old Royal Palace, Maihar is also the home of famous Sarod player and court musician Baba Allauddin Khan who trained the trinity of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Annapurna Devi, among many other musicians. He had set up the Senia-Maihar Gharana now in its 5th generation, India's only classical music orchestra.
Along with musical heritage, there are many secrets waiting to be discovered around here - abandoned palaces, forests, caves, ruined temples, lonesome plateaus, forested views, mines and brass smelting factories.