Best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh

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Last Updated on August 3, 2022

It is the central state of India and is often called the Heart of India. It is the second-largest state in India after Rajasthan. Chanderi district in Madhya Pradesh is famous for Chanderi saris all over the world. The state of Madhya Pradesh also has one of the oldest caves in India at a place called Bhimbetka. You can check here the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.

The most ancient and unique temples called Khajuraho temples are situated in Madhya Pradesh and are visited by thousands of tourists every month. However, that is not all about Madhya Pradesh as the state also has a number of wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks that are home to unique kinds of flora and fauna.

It is also said that Rudyard Kipling who wrote Jungle Book was inspired by Kanha National Park which is located in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh also has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India and is also rich in coal, manganese, bauxite, etc.

Must visit places in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

Bhopal- the city of lakes best places to visit in madhya pradesh
Bhopal – the city of lakes
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It is the capital of Madhya Pradesh and is also known as the city of lakes. Bhopal is also known for many museums, historical places and wildlife reserves.

One of the oldest caves in the world is situated in Bhimbetka, near Bhopal. These are also part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and there are more than 700 rock shelters here which date back to the Palaeolithic age.

Climatehumid subtropical climate; cool, dry winters; hot summer and a humid monsoon season
Best time to visitOctober to February
Nearest AirportRaja Bhoj International Airport, Bhopal
Nearest Railway StationBhopal Junction
Major attractionsBhimbekta, Bhojpur, State Museum of Madhya Pradesh, National Museum of Mankind, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Birla Museum, Bhadbhada Dam, etc
Activities to doGo On A Boat Ride, Enjoy water parks, Wildlife Safari Ride, Relish The Exotic Food, Photography, Shopping, Enjoy local food, etc.
Elevation527m

Khajuraho

Khajuraho - the city in madhya pradesh
Khajuraho: The city of Temples
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This place in Madhya Pradesh is famous for the presence of marvellous Indian art and architecture. The Khajuraho group of temples here are famous worldwide for the presence of beautiful sculptures, intricate carvings and display of many other forms of art.

It is also part of the Seven Wonders of India and it is one of the top tourist destinations in the state of Madhya Pradesh. There are more than 20 temples that have erotic sculptures and these are the representation of love and worship.

Climatewarm and temperate
Best time to visitOctober to February
Nearest AirportKhajuraho airport
Nearest Railway StationKhajuraho railway station
Major attractionsLight and Sound Show at the Khajuraho Temples, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Benisagar Dam, Devi Jagadambi Temple, Chausath Yogini Temple, Ajaigarh Fort, Panna National Park, etc.
Activities to doExplore the forts, Enjoy Soothing Ayurvedic Spa At Ayur Arogyam, Tour Of Temples Of Khajuraho, Photography, Shopping, etc.
Elevation283m

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park
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Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the best places to see tigers in India. The lush green vegetation, beautiful valleys, rocky terrain and ancient food make Bandhavgarh National Park one of the most preferred to list destinations in the state. This particular park also has a variety of species of sloth bears, deer, leopards, jackals, and birds.

Climatechilly winters, sweltering summer and over-pouring rainy season
Best time to visitApril and May
Nearest AirportJabalpur Airport
Nearest Railway StationUmaria Junction
Major attractionsBandhavgarh Fort, Village Tala, Mahaman Pond, Climber’s Point, Three Cave Point, The Shesh Shaya, Cheshpur Waterfall, Jwalamukhi Temple, Fossil National Park, etc.
Activities to doWildlife Jeep Safari, Spot the Tigers at Chakradhar, Stay Around Bandhavgarh for a Thrilling Experience, Shopping in Bandhavgarh Market, Visit Local Hamlets and Villages, Trek to Bandhavgarh Fort, Spend Time at Barmera Dam, etc.
Elevation410-810m

Indore

Indore
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Indore: The mini Mumbai

It is one of the largest cities in the state and it is located on the banks of River Saraswati. The rich heritage and historical monuments of this place are worth noting. It is also the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh. Indore has been time and again ranked as the cleanest city in India.

ClimateAlmost the same as Delhi
Best time to visitNovember to February
Nearest AirportDevi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore
Nearest Railway StationIndore Railway Station
Major attractionsLalbagh Palace, Khajrana Ganesh Temple, Patalpani Waterfall, Annapurna Temple, Sarafa Market, Chhapan Dukaan, Krishnapura Chhatris, Pipliyapula Regional Park, Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, Tincha Falls, Mohadi Falls, Nehru Park, Bijasen Tekri Temple, Meghdoot Garden, Sitlamata Waterfalls, etc.
Activities to doHave Fun at the Water Parks and Amusement Parks, be Adventurous at Safari Activity Park, Hike to Janapav Temple, Gaming to Funplex Game Zone, Enjoy Street Food, and Wildlife Spotting at Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.
Elevation550m

Orchha

Orchha - The city in Madhya pradesh

It is a town in the Niwari district of Madhya Pradesh and it was established by Rudra Pratap Singh. It has an elevation of 552 metres and it is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh.

It is located on the banks of the Betwa River and it is a very peaceful place that has many palaces and temples. It is located 123 km from Gwalior and 352 km from Bhopal.

Major attractions here are Orchha Fort, Chaturbhuj Temple, Chhatris, Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.

Sanchi

The beautiful Sanchi

Sanchi is famous throughout the world for the presence of Sanchi Stupa which is one of the Buddhist monuments located at a distance of 46 km from Bhopal.

It has many other stupas, monasteries, temples, pillars, etc. Sanchi Stupa is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and it was built by Ashoka in 262 BC after he converted to Buddhism.

Ujjain

Ujjain- the ancient city

It is an important pilgrim centre for Hindus and it is located on the banks of the Shipra River. During ancient times, Ujjain used to be one of the learning centres in India.

It is famous throughout India for the presence of the Mahakaleshwar Temple which is so magnificent and beautiful that one cannot miss visiting it while they are in Madhya Pradesh.

The city is situated at an elevation of 494 m and it has many other beautiful temples present here.

Jabalpur

Jabalpur- the best place to visit in Madhya Pradesh

This city is suitable for those who love to spend time with nature. It is located on a rocky hilltop and is very famous for marble rocks.

Jabalpur is situated on the banks of the Narmada River and has witnessed many industries flourishing in recent times.

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