Along the River Narmada

Visit and explore the heart of India

Navina Jafa


About The Trail

Ever imagined what the heart of India looks like? This September experience an amalgamation of culture and heritage in the state that lies in the centre of India. Along the third longest river, Narmada, explore the rich heritage, culture, history, and culinary delights of Madhya Pradesh. From the ancient temples to the revered shrines of Shiva, the state welcomes you with open arms and offers heritage enthusiasts to deep dive in its tradition.

Narmada is one of the seven holy rivers of India and through this trail we take you to places like Hoshangabad, Hanuwantia Island, Omkareshwar, and Maheshwar, that lie along the life line of Madhya Pradesh. This beautiful journey will be led by the “Gatekeeper of the Spectacular”, Dr. Navina Jafa.

From witnessing the first traces of human evolution to a journey back to 3rd Century BC, followed by a rendezvous with Chanderi, discovering the hidden gem of Central India Orchha, and witnessing the majestic grace of Khajuraho’s 1000 year old architecture – the Culture & Heritage Trail, Madhya Pradesh offered a multitude of historically rich experiences for our experience seekers. Have a look!

Know The Experience Architect

Navina Jafa

Dr. Navina Jafa, called the ‘Gatekeeper of the Spectacular’ by Financial Times is India’s leading academic, presenter and writer on heritage interpretation & curating heritage walks, tours, talks, and experiences for the last two decades. Awarded the prestigious American Fulbright Scholarship she worked at the Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC and has taught in some leading universities.

Through her illustrious work on Indian heritage, she has had the opportunity to share with world leaders, Nobel laureates, corporate, students and academics from leading world universities the understanding of Indian and South Asian civilisation.

She is the director of the consultancy group Indian Cultural Heritage Research and Vice President of Centre for New Perspectives, a think tank which works on traditional skills of India and Asia through research and livelihood program. Dr. Jafa is also an acclaimed Indian classical dancer and dance scholar.


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