Best Destinations In Madhya Pradesh

Marvellous Destinations In Madhya Pradesh

India is a land of incredible destinations and Madhya Pradesh is the heart of India. Furthermore, the best destinations in Madhya Pradesh consists of various incredible monuments, stupas, palaces, forts, rivers, national parks and many more places that will make your mind wander. Above all, Madhya Pradesh has three world heritage sites.

Following are the best destination in Madhya Pradesh to explore.

Orchha

A fort in Orchha of Madhya Pradesh
Orchha

It is a beautiful destination to explore in Madhya Pradesh. Moreover, Orchha has various monuments, temples, and palaces dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Furthermore, Raja Rudra Pratap Singh established the town near to the Betwa river.

Major attractions in Orchha

  • Shahid Smarak
  • Rai Parveen Mahal
  • Jahangir Palace
  • Raja Ram Temple
  • Chaturbhuj temple
  • Laxminarayan temple
  • Phool Bagh
  • 14 chhatris of the rules of Orchha
  • Jugal Kishore
  • Janki Mandir
  • Dinman Hardul’s palace
  • Sunder Mahal
  • Hanuman Mandir.

Gwalior

Gwalior Fort in Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior Fort

Every part of Gwalior will have a tale to tell of its rulers and musicians. There are many great ancient palaces, memorials, and temples. Moreover, the major attraction of the Gwalior city is a strong and huge 8th-century old hilltop Gwalior fort.

Major royal attractions in the Gwalior fort

  • Gujari Mahal
  • Sarod Ghar
  • Tansen Memorial
  • Man Singh Palace
  • Jai Vilas Palace
  • Gopachal
  • Sun Temple
  • Tigra Dam.

Malwa Region Golden Triangle: Mandu, Ujjain, Omkareshwar

Jahaz Mahal in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
Jahaz Mahal, Mandu

Malwa has three epic destinations to visit with each destination having a mesmerizing story to tell about its monuments, palaces, temples, masjid, gardens, rivers, etc. These three destinations- Mandu, Ujjain and Omkareshwar are beautiful and mesmerizing.

Major attractions in Mandu

Mandu is famous for the love story of Sultan Baz Bahadur and a shepherdess- Roopmati for whom he built Rewa Kund. Here are the major attractions in Mandu.

  • Jahaz Mahal
  • Hindola Mahal
  • Darwaza, Mandu fort
  • Roopmati-Pavilion
  • Jami Masjid
  • Hoshang Shah’s Tomb.

Major attractions in Ujjain

Ujjain is famous for its Kumbh Mela and spirituality. Moreover, there are various mesmerizing temples to see.

  • Harsiddhi Temple
  • Gopal Mandir
  • Kal Bhairav Temple
  • Mahakaleshwar Temple
  • Mangalnath Temple.
  • Ved Shala and Ram Ghat are also the places worth visiting.

Major attractions in Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar temple is situated on an island that is carved by nature in an Om shape and has one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. Here the major attractions to see.

  • Shri Omkar Mandhata
  • Vishnu Temple
  • Siddhant Temple
  • Gauri Siddhant Temple
  • Kajal Rani Cave.

Bhopal

Moti Masjid in Bhopal
Moti Masjid, Bhopal

Bhopal is a fusion of two parts, One part is old and holds the ancient traditional, and antique architectural examples, while the second part is new and has modern buildings.

From 1819 to 1926, four begums ruled the Bhopal. The first begum was Qudsia who reigned from 1819-37. Second and third begums were Sikandar (1847-68) and Shahjehan (1868-1901). Furthermore, The last begum was Sultan Jahan who ruled Bhopal from 1901-26.

Moreover, all the begums of Bhopal played a very important role in the development of the city.

Major attractions in Bhopal

  • Moti Masjid
  • Gauhar Mahal
  • Bhoj Tal
  • Lakshmi Narayan Temple
  • Bhojtal
  • Sadar Manjil
  • Taj-ul-Masajid
  • Upper Lake
  • Van Vihar National Park.

Kanha National Park 

A tiger in Kanha National Park
A Tiger in Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park is also known as ‘Land of the Gonds’. Furthermore, the park consists of 1945 sq.km of land and is famous for it’s Bengali Tigers and Barasingha.

In addition to the above interesting facts about the park, Kanha National Park of Madhya Pradesh was also an inspirational park for Rudyard Kipling to write the world’s famous ‘Jungle Book’. Moreover, an interesting thing about the park is that it looks like an eight. It is a must-visit wildlife destination in Madhya Pradesh.

Major wildlife in Kanha National Park

  • Deer
  • Indian Tree Shrew
  • Jungle Cat
  • Sambar
  • Indian Porcupine
  • Chowsingha
  • Indian Hare
  • Chital
  • Indian Pangolin
  • Indian Pipistrelle

Sanchi Stupa

Sanchi Stupa of Madhya Pradesh
Sanchi Stupa

The Sanchi Stupa has gained the status of ‘World Heritage Site’ by UNESCO. It is located in Sanchi Town of  Raisen District of the Madhya Pradesh state.

Samrat Ashoka built the Stupa in the 2nd century BC as he was a follower of Lord Buddha. Furthermore, In 1818, Sir John Marshall renovated the structure of the Stupa. He was a Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India.

The Stupa has a dome that represents earth surrounded by heaven. In addition to this, there is also a structure of Umbrella that symbolizes a high rank.

Satpura National Park

 Indian giant squirrel in Satpura Park
An Indian giant squirrel in Satpura Park

Satpura National Park is located in Madai, Sarangpur of Madhya Pradesh and the park is full of greenery, wildlife and a stunning environment.

Furthermore, you can explore the park by three safari rides known as jeep safari rides, elephant safari rides, and boat safari rides.

Major animals in the Satpura National Park

  • Indian white Bison
  • Indian giant squirrel
  • Tiger
  • Sambar Deer
  • Wild Boar
  • Leopard
  • Stag
  • Four-horned Antelope

Major birds in the Satpura National Park

  • Serpent Eagle
  • Woolly Neck Stork
  • Indian Roller
  • Brown Fish Owl

Major attractions in Satpura National Park

  • Dhoopgarh Peak
  • Bee Falls
  • Denwa Backwaters
  • Rock Paintings
  • Shri Nagdwar Swami Temple
  • Pandav Caves.

Maheshwar

Ancient Monument in Maheshwar
Maheshwar

This town in Madhya Pradesh is set along the banks of the Narmada river and has serene temples, ghats, and palaces. Moreover, Maheshwar is also known as Varanashi of Central India.

Furthermore, In the past, The town was once a capital of Queen Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar’s realm.

Since the 5th century, the town is famous for Maheshwari saris. Moreover, the town is sure one of the best destinations in Madhya Pradesh that you should not miss visiting.

Major attractions in Maheshwar

  • Rajwada
  • Narmada Ghat
  • Ahilyabai Fort
  • Chattri of Devi Ahilyabai
  • Ek Mukhi Datta Temple
  • Akhileshwar Temple

Bandhavgarh National Park

White Tiger in Bandhavgarh National Park
White Tiger in Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park is located in Umaria and is one of the best destinations in Madhya Pradesh to see white tigers. Furthermore, the park has the highest number of tigers. In addition to this, there are various other birds and animals in the park.

Moreover, you can explore the park by two safari rides known as jeep safari rides and elephant safari rides.

Major animals in the Bandhavgarh National Park

  • Asiatic Jackal
  • Sloth Bear
  • Dhole
  • Bengal Fox
  • Ratel
  • Gray Mongoose
  • Jungle Cat
  • Deer
  • Sambar
  • Chausingha
  • Nilgai
  • Gaur
  • Palm Squirrel

Major birds in the Bandhavgarh National Park

  • White-Eyed Buzzard
  • Black Ibis
  • Long Tailed Shrike
  • Pied Starling
  • Bronze Wing Jacana
  • White Bellied Drongo
  • Red Rumped Swallow
  • Golden Oriole
  • Brown Fish Owl

Khajuraho Erotic Temples

Khajuraho Erotic Temples
Khajuraho Erotic Temples

The Khajuraho Temples are famous for their erotic sculptures. Moreover, the temple carvings represent different human emotions and love.

Khajuraho temples are situated in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Furthermore, the Chandela Dynasty in the years between 950 AD-1050 AD built these Hindu and Jain temples. Above all, The Khajuraho Group of temples are also one of the World Heritage Sites.

In February, classical dance programs and historical programs are conducted in the vicinity of the Khajurao.