FOR THE DEVOUT & LOVERS OF ART, MUSIC AND WILD LIFE
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 its surroundings, the beauty of nature & art relax the body, revitalize the soul and inspire creativity.
Maa Sharda Devi Temple (around of 502 A.D.), set at the Trikut mountain at a height of 600 ft from ground level. Maa Sharda is also called Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of learning. There are 1,063 steps to reach the top of the hill. Ropeway facility is also available.
Maihar is also the home of famous Sarod player and court musician Baba Allauddin Khan
Baba Allauddin trained the trinity of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Annapurna Devi, among many other world famous musicians. He set up the Senia-Maihar Gharana now in its 5th generation, India's only classical music orchestra.
UNESCO World Heritage site of 'Khajuraho Monuments'
Khajuraho is an ancient city known for magnificent Hindu and Jain temples and its intricate sculptures in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India, Famous for nagara-style architectural symbolism and and graceful sculptures of nayikas and deities. Built between 950-1050 AD by the Chandela Dynasty, these temples represent various forms like meditation, spiritual teachings, relationship, through stimulating art. Beautiful, detailed and expressive. The Khajuraho group of temples were built together but were dedicated to two religions, Hinduism and Jainism, suggesting a tradition of acceptance and respect for diverse religious views among Hindus and Jains in the region.
Bandhavgarh National Park is located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh, with an area of 105 square kilometres is a national and Tiger Reserve. This park has a large biodiversity. The three main zones of the national park are Tala, Magdhi and Khitauli. Tala is the richest zone in terms of biodiversity, mainly tigers. All the white tigers of the world trace their roots to Bandhavgarh. Boasts of the highest density of Royal Bengal tigers in the world.