A boat ride in the River Wainganga at Markanda. The river here flow in north direction (uttarvaahini) and hence the site adjacent gets religious importance.
Markanda is known for it's beautiful sculptures. The one in the image above is a famous sculpture known as 'Bramhoshānjanārdanārk', which is a unique combination of Bramha, Vishnu, Shiv & Surya.
Participants at Markanda
one day expedition
The Glory of Vidarbha
Sunday, 06th March 2022
Markanda, a 1200 years old temple complex is situated on the bank of River Wainganga. It is an important pilgrim in the Vidarbha region and is also known as mini Khajuraho making it a must-visit for people interested in history, arts, and architecture. It is a Mahadeva temple and there are also temples belonging to Vaishnav and Shakta faiths. Markandadeo is 180 KM from Nagpur in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.
This is a day-long tour, curated specially for conscious travelers which includes a heritage walk, which would unfold the stories and folklore among the locals. The walk would focus on understanding the history, art, and architecture of the 18 temples, ruins, and other archaeological remains present on the premises. It would revolve around indulging in the beautiful sculptures and their iconography i.e. symbolic meanings associated with them.
We could spend some time by the river-side, soaking our feet or taking a boat ride!
06:00 AM | Meet at Variety Square, Sitabuldi
06:15 AM | Start from Variety Square, Sitabuldi
08:00 AM | Breakfast (would be distributed on the bus)
11:00 AM | Tea on arrival at Markanda
11:30 AM | Heritage Walk by Ar. Shivani Sharma
02:00 PM | Lunch (Authentic locally cooked)
03:00 PM | Self- exploration of the temple complex, photography, sketching, spending time by river-side
04:30 PM | Head towards Nagpur
06:00 PM | Evening tea
09:00 PM | Reach Nagpur
Orange Odyssey has all the rights to make any changes in the schedule.
Tour Fee- INR 1789/- Per Pax (inclusive of all taxes)
Journey by air-conditioned vehicle
Pick-Up and Drop at Variety Square, Sitabuldi
Breakfast, Lunch (authentic locally cooked food, all meals veg.), Tea and Mineral Water
All applicable taxes and entry fees
Book before 28th February 2022 to get an early bird discount of INR 125 per pax
The last date of registration is 04th March 2022