Known as the heart of India Madhya Pradesh is a hidden gem having unique geographical location and rich cultural heritage. India’s second largest state, MP is synonymous with religious sites, ancient monuments and stunning natural beauty. The state also boasts of a varied topography since there are mountain ranges accompanied by rivers and vast expanses of dense forests. Mentioned here are some of the best places you should visit in Madhya Pradesh
|Best time to visit||Monsoon months (July-September) and winters (October-February)|
|Food||Poha, daal bafla, jalebi, gajak, bhutta ki kees, khopra pak|
|Languages||Hindi,Bundeli, Nimadi, Bagheli|
Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site was the capital of Chandela rulers, is world famous for its stunning temples having erotic and sensuous carvings. Built between 950 to 1050 AD the Hindu and Jain temples are a brilliant example of Indian architecture. READ MORE
Located 48 km from Bhopal Sanchi stupa are among the most well-preserved Buddhist monuments in India. The monuments offer tourists a chance to marvel at some of the finest Buddhist art and architecture. It was built by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka.
Located on the banks of river Betwa near Jhansi Orchha is a medieval town which was once the capital of the Bundelas. It is known for its attractions like the Orchha fort complex, Chaturbhuj temple, Lakshmi Narayan mandir and the royal cenotaphs. The picturesque setting of Orchha is a must visit destination.
A treasure trove of magnificent ruins, Maandav is an ancient city which is home to some exquisite examples of Mughal architecture. It is located in Dhar district. Jahaz Mahal, Rani Roopmati mahal, Hindola Palace and Baz Bahadur palace are various places of interest in Maandav.
The rich forests of Madhya Pradesh form about 25 percent of its land area. Madhya Pradesh also accounts for almost 20 percent of India’s tiger population and therefore it has been termed a ‘Tiger state’. Visitors keen to go tiger watching should particularly consider Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Panna, Satpura tiger reserve and Pench National park.
Nestled in the verdant hills of Satpura the quaint hill station of Pachmarhi is one of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh. Since Pachmarhi has abundance of water bodies there are lots of waterfalls. Dhupgarh peak, Pandav caves, Bee falls, Mahadeo temple and Jatashankar temple are some of the popular tourist attractions in Pachmarhi. READ MORE
The glorious city of Maheshwar on the banks of the holy river Narmada is mentioned in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. At the dawn of Indian civilization, it was known as Mahishmati, the capital of King Kartivarjun. This holy town was revived to its ancient position of importance by the Holkar queen Rani Ahilya Bái of Indore. Maheshwar is home to the famous Maheshwari saris and fabric.
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