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Top 10 Places To Visit in Madhya Pradesh | Places to Visit in Madhya Pradesh

Situated in the heart of the nation, Madhya Pradesh is a state in central India, thus name. Madhya Pradesh, is a Hindi word, “Madhya” means central and “Pradesh” means region or state. The state is bounded by the states of Rajasthan to the northwest, Chhattisgarh to the southeast, Maharashtra to the south, Gujarat to the southwest, and Uttar Pradesh to the northeast. Madhya Pradesh is famously known for its Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho, Kandariya Mahadeva temple, the eastern Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks, noteworthy Bengal tiger sanctuaries, and many more.

Madhya Pradesh makes for a MUST VISIT tourist destinations in the country. A great opportunity to witness the beautiful history of the country.

Here are the top 10 places to visit in Madhya Pradesh:

1. Khajuraho

One of its kind places, Khajuraho is a small town situated in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh. Temples of Khajurao are famous across the world depicting the innocent form of love through its erotic and sensuous carvings. Built in 950 to 1050 AD, the brilliant architecture of Khajurao temples is mesmerizing and the carvings on the walls simply display passionate love in the most erotic yet aesthetic ways. These Hindu and Jain Temples make for a MUST VISIT place in Madhya Pradesh.


2. Pachmarhi

Pachmari is the only and the highest hill point in Madhya Pradesh. Most commonly it is known as “Queen of Satpura” or “Satpura ki Rani”. Located at a height of 1,067 meters, this quaint town is a part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is home to leopards and bison. Pandavas said to have lived in Pachmarhi and the five sandstone cut caves on the hilltop symbolizes the same. It is an amazing hill station in Madhya Pradesh ideal for a day trip.


3. Gwalior

Gwalior, a historic city situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The city breathes history at every nook and corner. The most popular tourist attraction in Gwalior is – the hilltop fort. Replete with palaces and temples speaking of the sublime past of the city, Gwalior makes for a perfect tourist destination in Madhya Pradesh. Major tourist attractions in Gwalior include, Gwalior Fort, Man Mandir Palace, Jai Vilas Palace, Gujari Mahal, and many more.


4. Bhedaghat

A small town situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is popularly known as “the land of the Marble Rocks”. Bhedaghat is famously known for the 100 feet rocks on both sides of Narmada. The town sits in the close proximity of Jabalpur, one of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh. Top places to visit in Bhedaghat include, Dhuandhar Falls, Marble Rocks, and Chausath Yogini Temple.


5. Ujjain

The city of Temples, Ujjain is an ancient city located on the eastern bank of River Shipra in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. Ujjain is an important place of Hindu Pilgrimage and one amongst four sites for the Kumbh Mela in the country. Besides, it is home to one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in the country, the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga. Major tourist attractions in Ujjain include, Kal Bhairav Temple, Mahakaleshwar Temple, Kaliadeh Palace, and Rammandir Ghat among others.


6. Omkareshwar

One of the holiest cities situated in the state Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar is at the conflux of the Kaveri and Narmada River. Omkareshwar is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. The city is in the shape of Hindu religious symbol ‘Om’, and consists of two ancient shrines, viz., Omkareshwar and Amarkareshwar. It is a MUST VISIT place for one and all. Replete with temples, you will have no dearth of places in Omkareshwar.


7. Orchha

A historical town situated on the banks of River Betwa in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Orchha is popularly known as “the city of palaces” and is famous for its magnificent palaces, and mesmerizing temples. Places to visit in Orchha include, Ram Raja Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, and the Jahangir Mahal.


8. Sanchi

One of the historical places in India, Sanchi is popularly known as “the Land of the Stupas”. Situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Sanchi is known for its ancient Stupas, rich Buddhist culture, Buddhist monasteries, the Ashoka Pillar, Udaygiri Caves, and Toranas. Sanchi is considered as one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhist pilgrims.


9. Kanha National Park

The largest National Park situated in the central Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park has been ranked as one of the best parks in Asia. Besides the 22 species of large mammals, the park is famously known for its royal Bengal tigers. Spreading over the 940-kilometre square area which is further divided into two sanctuaries, viz., Hallon and Banjar. Don’t miss the wildlife safari at the park, as it is the major attraction here.

Kanha National Park

10. Indore

Famously known as “Mini Bombay”, Indore is one of the most populous cities of Madhya Pradesh. The city got its name from Indreshwar Mahadev temple. It is alleged that Lord Indra meditated on this land and led Swami Indrapuri to incept this temple. Major tourist attractions in Indore include, Kanch Mandir, Bada Ganpati, Rajwada, Lalbagh Palace, amongst others.


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