Famous Tourist Attractions in Madhya Pradesh
I love to go to the famous tourist attraction all around the world; India is one my favorite because of its beautiful landscapes, high beautiful mountains covered with snow and beautiful lakes and rivers. I recently visited Madhya Pradesh (MP) in December. I found it even more fascinating than I have ever heard. MP is located in the center of India and also called the “Heart of India”. It is the second largest state in India. It draws tourist attention with its beautiful cities which provide an intriguing window to the past. Moreover, the national park of MP offers some of India’s best jungle safari and wildlife spotting opportunities.
Here are top 10 best places in Madhya Pradesh that will make your visit most memorable of all:
1. Bhopal: Being the state capital, Bhopal is also called the “City of Lakes”. It has a number of amazing rivers and lakes. The city is most famous for its attractive and fascinating mosques and museums such as Tribal Museum, which showcase the tribes of the region and their lifestyle. The Taj-UL Masjid, Jama Masjid, and Moti Masjid are some of the excellent examples of the city’s rich Islamic legacy. Some of the major tourist attractions in Bhopal are Taj-UL-Masjid, Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid, Idgah, Shaukat Mahal, Sadar Manzil, Bharat Bhawan, Museum of Man, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Van Vihar, Gufa Mandir.
2. Gwalior: Gwalior is at only 2 hour driven from Agra and Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh. Here, you will find a unique blend of bravery and architecture. The magnificent structural design stands proof of the expertise of the land in war and arts. It has some of the unique forts, temples and Palace like Gwalior fort, Sun Temple, Jai Vilas Museum which you will love to visit.
3. Khajuraho Erotic Temples: Khajuraho can appropriately be called the essence of Indian art and sculptures. Khajuraho is the proof of origin of Kama-Sutra in India. More than 21 temples, rich in erotic sculptures are proof of this. Khajuraho erotic temples are rated as one of top historical destinations in India as they show a celebration of love, life and worship.
4. Bandhavgarh National Park: Located at the Umaria District in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park is one of India’s most celebrated national parks. It is the best place to see the tigers in the wild. The Park consists of dense green valleys and rocky hill terrain, with an ancient fort. In addition to tigers, the park also features a large array of wildlife, including Deer, Sloth Bears, Leopard, Jackal and Different species of birds.
5. Kanha National Park: Being the rich wildlife reserve, The Kanha National Park is one of the major tourist attractions in MP. It reflects a variety of flora and fauna. The dense forest, mostly consist of Sal, Bamboo, Lakes, Steams, open grassland and infamous Mahua trees. If you are a fan of “The Jungle Book”, then need to know that, the book is also inspired by the Kanha National Park. It also Consist of a widespread variety of animals and birds.
6. Orchha: Being situated on the banks of the Betwa River, Orchha is famous for its well-preserved Palaces and Temples with a unique charm. Orchha also has some of the glorious constructions like The Jahangir Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. Some others famous tourist attractions in Orchha are Orchha Fort, Chattris Cenotaphs, Raja Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Dinman Hardaul’s Palace, Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary
7. Sanchi: Located in the northeast region of Bhopal (the state capital), Sanchi is known for some of India’s oldest Buddhist vestiges. It is a World Heritage Site. It contains a number of Old Temples, Stupas, and Monasteries. Sanchi is mostly visited by the followers of Lord Buddha. Moreover, there are many more leading points of attraction in the city for example: Udaygiri Caves, Ashoka Pillar, Buddhist Vihara, Sola-Kambi Temple, Dashavtar Temple, Khamba Baba, Girdhari Temple and Gadarmal Temple. The best time to visit Sanchi is from October to March.
8. Maheshwar: Also called as “The Varanasi of Central India” and located at a 2 hours distance from Indore City, Maheshwar is a small town dedicated to lord Shiva, as already appears from the name. Being located at the bank of the Narmada River, the town has also a lot of religious importance and is one of the major popular eminent spiritual centers of Hindu devotes in Madhya Pradesh. During your visit to Maheshwar Town, you must explore the Ghats and Handloom Items. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Maheshwar town are Maheshwar Palace, Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Pandharinath Mandir, Khedapati Hanuman and many more. The best to visit the Holy Maheshwar town is November to February, Shivratri.
9. Ujjain: Ujjain is called as the “Temple Town” due to its spiritual values and number of old temples, it possesses. Being located at the Shipra River Banks, The Ujjain is among the seven important Hindu pilgrimage centers to attain Moksha. Large numbers of devotees visit Ujjain every year from India and all over the world. Ujjain has a number of temples which increase the spiritual values of the place. Some of them are Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Kal Bhairav Temple, Chintaman Ganesh Temple, Gopal Mandir, Clock Mandir and Harsiddhi Mandir. The best time to visit the Ujjain is from October to March.
10. Bhimbetka Caves: Bhimbetka Caves can be found in the Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh, Bhimbetka looks like an art rich rock shelter. You can witness the huge figures of bison, tigers and rhinoceroses. You could have a feeling of time travel while looking at the mesmeric wall painting. Bhimbetka conserve the remainder of the castle and mini stupas that point toward Buddhist influence. Bhimbetka is totally an ideal place for the past buffs and certainly one of the best places to stopover in Madhya Pradesh. Some of the tourist attractions, you should visit are Cave Paintings, Bhojpur and Hoshangabad. The best time to visit the famous Bhimbetka Caves is from October to March.