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Here are the top 45 places to visit in madhya pradesh in 2023:, 1. khajuraho.
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Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Madhya Pradesh, is known around the world for its stunning temples adorned by erotic and sensuous carvings. A small town located in the Bundelkhand region, Khajuraho is a brilliant example of Indian architecture and its culture back in the medi...
Best Time: July to March
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Bhedaghat is known for the Dhuandar Falls (Dhuan means smoke and Dhar means flow), a huge cascade of water that falls from a height of 98 feet. Boating in Bhedaghat especially during the moonlit night would surely make up for an unforgettable experience. The boatmen of these place are storytellers t...
Best Time: November to March
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Pachmarhi is the only hill station and is the highest point in Madhya Pradesh. Pachmarhi is also often known as "Satpura ki Rani" or the "Queen of the Satpura Range". Situated at an altitude of 1,067 metres, the picturesque town is a part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to leopards ...
Best Time: Throughout the year
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Gwalior is a historic city located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Popular because of the hilltop fort, Gwalior is full of palaces and glorious temples giving this city a majestic charm which speaks volumes of its glorious past.
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Located in a central region of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is the largest National Park in central India and has been ranked as one of the best parks in Asia. Among the 22 species of large mammals, the royal Bengal tigers are one of the major attractions. One of the best tiger reserves in In...
Best Time: October to June
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Orchha is a historical town located on the banks of river Betwa in Madhya Pradesh, known for its grand palaces, and intricately carved temples. Famously known as the city of palaces, it is world-renowned for the classic mural paintings, frescos and Chhatris (cenotaphs) that were constructe...
7. Bandhavgarh National Park
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Formerly a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Rewa, the Bandhavgarh National Park is world-renowned as a tiger reserve and it is known to have the highest density of Bengal tigers in the world. The frequent sightings of royal tigers make this national park a must-visit for all wildlife enthusi...
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Stradling the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri, the holy city of Omkareshwar houses one of the 12 revered Jyotirlingas. Shaped in the form of Hindu religious symbol 'Om', due to the merging of two valleys and a central pool of Narmada waters, it derives its name from 'Omkara' which i...
Best Time: October to March
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Located in Madhya Pradesh, the Buddhist monuments of Sanchi are one of the oldest stone structures in India. Designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the Great Stupa was installed in the 3rd century BC by Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan dynasty. The sculptures and monuments present at the site are ...
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Ujjain, considered to be one of the holiest cities of India, is an ancient city situated on the eastern bank of the Shipra River in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. Ujjain is one of the four sites for the Kumbh Mela, the largest peace-time gathering on the planet that attracts 100 million people ...
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11. Kuno National Park
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The Kuno National Park is located in the Morena and Sheopur districts in Madhya Pradesh. One of the many gems of the state, the Kuno National Park is nestled near the Vindhyan Hills. With an area of 748 sq. km, the park is located within the larger Kuno Wildlife Division. It boasts of rich...
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Indore is the largest and the most populous city of Madhya Pradesh. Located on the Malwa Plateau, the charm of this city lies in its rich cultural heritage which has been preserved over centuries and along with the hints of urbanisation.
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The capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is famous for the pair of artificial lakes (Upper Lake and Lower Lake) that split the city. Towards the north of the lakes lie the intriguing old town with rustic mosques, bustling bazaars, serpentine alleys and exquisite havelis. To its sout...
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The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site, exhibiting the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent, and thus the beginning of the South Asian Stone Age. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003.
Best Time: October to April
15. Pench National Park
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With the majestic Pench river flowing through the greens and a variety of wildlife to be spotted in the rocky terrains, Pench National Park served as an inspiration for the famous novel 'The Jungle Book'. One can enjoy many different experiences along with the wildlife safari on the boat rides,...
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Mandu, a city located in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, is the epitome of architectural excellence. This city is testament to the unconditional love between Prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. Mandu also boasts of the oldest erected monument of India.
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Hanuwantiya is one of the islands amongst the archipelago situated in the Indira Sagar river. Hanumantia island is developed by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. The adventurous activities, resort and surrounded by water makes it an ideal getaway. During the Jal Mahotsava, this place i...
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Located on the banks of the River Narmada, this gorgeous town is largely referred to as the temple town of Madhya Pradesh. It also holds a lot of mythological and historical importance given the fact that it has found a mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
19. Patalpani Waterfalls
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The Patalpani Waterfall is located in the Mhow Tehsil of Indore district and is a popular picnic spot for the locals of the area. Surrounded by dense forest covers and majestic hills Patalpani plummets from a height of 300 metres. The monsoons swell the falls and may make it risky for close encounte...
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Panna is a town situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh and holds a lot of historical significance. A former Gond settlement, Panna is a small city in the heart of the country, which boasts of being the only city with diamond reserves. Panna is also most notably known for the Panna National Park whi...
Best Time: November to May
Best Tourist Attractions in MP
Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort
21. Sitlamata Falls
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At a distance of 60 kms from the madding crowd of the city of Indore, Sitlamata Falls is located near a village called Manpur. The Waterfalls make a lovely spot for a picnic with a majestic view of the water gushing at a tremendous speed where you can also take a dip in the freezing water once the m...
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Jabalpur is an ancient city located on the shores of river Narmada in Madhya Pradesh. An industrial city, Jabalpur is now gaining popularity as a tourist destination because of its splendid ghats, the 98-foot high Dhuandhar waterfall, marble art, and historical and cultural structures...
Best Time: August to March
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Shivpuri is another legendary city in the state of Madhya Pradesh with immense historical significance because it is around this area where both Hindu and Mughal Emperors ruled for a long time. Shivpuri is a city and a municipality in Shivpuri district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The city...
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Madhai is a quaint town located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Madhai is serene and peaceful because of which this place becomes an ideal holiday destination to get away from the pell mell of the city. The place is rich in biodiversity and the lush greenery that wraps the whole place is mesmerizing...
25. Mohadi Falls
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The breathtaking sight of water falling from a height is always thrilling, and Mohadi Waterfalls are just the perfect spot where you would take your family to visit for a picnic. Easily accessible, the Waterfall is located at a distance of 30 kms from Indore, it is an idyllic picnic spot if you are ...
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Burhanpur is a historical town based on the banks of the Tapti River in Madhya Pradesh. The most interesting piece of trivia would be that Mumtaz Begum, the reason why the Taj Mahal was built, died in Burhanpur while giving birth to her fourteenth child. The city was also known as the entry point in...
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Amarkantak, also known as "Teerthraj" (the king of pilgrimages) is located amidst the Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges in Madhya Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 1065 meters, Amarkantak is a hill station that offers visitors some of the most exquisite temples that one will ever see. The N...
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Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Satna is known for being one of the largest cement producing city in the world due to the plenty of limestone and dolomite deposits housed in the town. In addition to this, the city is also famous for housing various religious sites.
29. Udayagiri Caves
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'Udayagiri' means the mountain of the sunrise, and is a historical Hindu ritual site home to twenty rock-cut caves near Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh. Otherwise known as 'Vishnu Padagiri' meaning "the feet of Vishnu", the Udayagiri Caves are extensively carved with iconographies of Hindu Gods, namely Vish...
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Located in the Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh, Chanderi is a city with a rich history that dates back to the 11th century. Surrounded by magnificent hills, forests and beautiful lakes, Chanderi boasts of a kind of scenic beauty which should be experienced by travellers of all sorts. The city ...
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Located in the Bawani district of the southwestern Madhya Pradesh, Bawangaja is a popular Jain pilgrimage site. Situated just in the vicinity of River Narmada, the spot is best known for the world's second-largest megalithic statue of Lord Rishabhadeva which has been carved out of a mountain. The st...
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Nestled in the heart of the mighty Satpura range of hills, Chhindwara is the largest district of Madhya Pradesh. Filled with Chhind or white date palm trees, Chhindwara city has thick plantation surrounding the region along with different tribal communities like Gond, Pradhan Korku and others inhabi...
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Lying along the banks of river Narmada in Madhya Pradesh, the district of Hoshangabad is a charming tourist destination which is blessed with a mix of natural sightseeing and historical monuments. It has been named after Hoshang Shah, the first ruler of the Malwa Region. Some of the attractions incl...
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The enigmatic temple of Bhojpur is an incomplete Hindu temple situated in the Bhojpur Village of Madhya Pradesh. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it houses a 7.5 feet high lingam in its sanctum and is believed to have been constructed in the 11th century during the reign of King Bhoja. The te...
35. Tincha Falls
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Located 25 kilometres from the bustling city of Indore, Tincha Falls are one of the most popular waterfalls in the region. The milky white cascade is located in the Tincha village, also where the falls derive their name from. The roaring plunge of water at a height of 300 feet is a rain fed waterfal...
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Churna is a quiet village located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Untouched by industrialization, this is an ideal place to enjoy some peaceful time amidst nature. This place is replete with natural beauty and houses a large number of flora and fauna. Churna with all its scenic beauty and pleasant a...
37. Kuno National Park
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Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary is a hidden gem hiding amidst Vindhyan Hills in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This wildlife sanctuary is a well kept secret and is a safe haven for a large number of flora and fauna. The tranquil wilderness and the serene rivers makes this place look magical. The dense ...
38. Bamniya Kund
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Bamniya Kund is a captivating waterfall 50 kms from Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Falling from a height of 300 feet, the waters gush down creating a colourful pool of clear blue waters, brown rocks and verdant green bushes. Nestled away in the depth of dense forests in the Malindi region near Indore, th...
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Dharampuri is a quaint little town filled with historical gems in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh set along the banks of river Narmada, was also said to be the birthplace and abode of Narmada’s daughter Roopmati who married the ruler of Mandu; Baz Bahadur. The town was established by the oldest ...
40. Choral Dam
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If you are tired of the pell mell of the daily life and want to go away to unwind and relax, Choral Dam is just the place for you. Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Choral Dam is a hidden gem that will definitely provide you with quietness and tranquility. Constructed around the backwaters of ...
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Nestled among similar hills of the Malwa region, Janapav or Janapav Kuti is the ideal getaway for lovers of nature and trekkers alike. If you’re looking to traverse through twisty bends in Central Indian forests while peacefully gazing over distant hills and the crimson sunset, this hill station sho...
42. Hatyari Khoh
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You might be thinking why would someone want to visit a place to relax with such a lurid name. But Hatyari Khoh is anything but uncanny. Rather it is the most beautiful place you can visit to getaway from the hustle bustle of the city. Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh,, Hatyari Khoh with fasci...
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At a distance of 121 km from Agra, 174 km from Mathura, 268 km from Kanpur, 330 km from New Delhi, 334 km from Lucknow, 346 km from Jaipur, 448 km from Bhopal and 459 km from Allahabad, Gwalior is a historical city situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the important tourist places near Agra and also one of the top tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh . One of the most beautiful cities of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is very famous for its glorious history and rich cultural heritage. After being founded by Maharaja Suraj Sen in 8th century AD, Gwalior Fort was described as the pearl amongst fortresses in India. The city and its fortress have been ruled by several historic northern Indian kingdoms. From the Tomars in the 13th century, it was passed on to the Mughal Empire, then to the Maratha in 1754, followed by the Scindias in 18th century AD. Well-known for its ancient temples, marvelous palaces and alluring monuments, Gwalior is the tourist capital of Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior is best known for being the birthplace of the great musician, Tansen. And apart from all this, Gwalior was also one among the five princely states that got the honor of 21 gun salute during the British rule. Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Mahal, Teli ka Mandir, Sun Temple, Gujari Mahal, Sas Bahu Temple, Man Mandir Palace are some of the popular places to visit in Gwalior. Gwalior ...
At a distance of 47 km from Chhatarpur, 118 km from Satna, 179 km from Jhansi, 223 km from Kanpur, 265 km from Jabalpur, 283 km from Gwalior, 283 km from Allahabad, 388 km from Bhopal and 624 km from Delhi, Khajuraho is a historical town located in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho is one of the top places to visit in Madhya Pradesh and among the must include places in your Madhya Pradesh tour packages . Earlier, Khajuraho was the cultural capital of Chandela Rajputs who ruled this part of India during 10th to 12th centuries AD. Khajuraho Temples were built by the Chandela monarchs over a span of 200 years, from 950 to 1150 AD. After the fall of Chandela rulers, these temples were abandoned and long-forgotten until rediscovered by British Captain T.S. Burt, in 1838 AD. Known around the world for its stunning temples adorned by erotic carvings, the Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the seven wonders of India. The marvelous architecture and erotic carvings are the best and most notable aspects of Khajuraho temples. There were originally over 80 Hindu temples, of which only 25 now stand in a reasonable state of preservation, scattered over an area of about 8 square miles. The temples also have numerous other sculptures depicting the life of a common man in that era. Khajuraho ...
Orchha or Urchha is a small ancient town in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, India. About 123 km from Gwalior, 237 km from Kanpur, and 352 km from Bhopal, it is one of the popular tourist places in India , and among the must include places in Madhya Pradesh tour packages . Orchha, means a 'hidden place', is situated on the banks of Betwa River and is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. It is one of the popular heritage places to visit near Gwalior and Kanpur. Orchha was established in 1501 AD by Bundela king Rudra Pratap Singh, who became the first emperor of Orchha, (1501-1531) and also built the Orchha Fort, must visit places as part of Orchha packages . Besides Orchha Fort, Chaturbhuj Temple, Chhatris, Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the famous tourist places in Orchha . It can be visited along with Jhansi tour packages .
4. Bandhavgarh National Park
Situated in Vindhya Hills, Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the renowned places of wildlife in India , and among the best tourist places in Madhya Pradesh . It is about 169 km from Jabalpur, and 452 km from Bhopal. Covering over an area of about 1536 sq. km, Bandhavgarh is known to have the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in the world and the frequent sightings of royal tigers make this national park a must-visit for all wildlife enthusiasts. One can spot more than 22 species of mammals including Common Langurs, Rhesus Macaque, the Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Gray Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, and Leopard as part of Bandhavgarh holiday packages . The park has three gates, namely Tala, Magadhi, and Khitauli. Out of these three, Tala gate is the most popular as it has more chances of tiger spotting. These are closed for visitors during the monsoon months while the buffer zones Dhamokhar, Panpatha, and Johila are opened throughout the year. Jeep safaris are conducted in all zones while Canter Safari is available only in Maghadhi and Khitauli Zones.
Famous worldwide for its Buddhist monuments, Sanchi is one of the popular places of heritage in Madhya Pradesh . It is located about 21 km from Raisen, and 46 km from Bhopal. Among the top places to visit near Bhopal , the town of Sanchi is the center of a region with innumerable age-old stupas, monasteries, temples, monolithic pillars, and other remnants of the rich Buddhist culture. The monuments of Sanchi are probably the best-preserved group of Buddhist monuments in India, and among the must-visit places as part of Sanchi holiday packages . A renowned UNESCO World Heritage site, the Great Stupa is one of the oldest stone structures in India and was installed by Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan dynasty in the 3rd century BC. This Greco-Buddhist-style monument is believed to hold the bones and beads of some of the closest disciples of Buddha. Besides, Ashoka Pillar, the Great Bowl, Sanchi Museum, Gupta Temple, and Udayagiri Caves are the other tourist places in Sanchi .
Situated at an altitude of 1,067 m in a valley of the Satpura Range, Pachmarhi is a stunning hill station located in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, India. About 194 km from Bhopal, it is one of the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh , and among the best tourist places in Madhya Pradesh . Treasured with ancient caves of the Buddhist era, and bewitching forests of the Satpuras with the streams and waterfalls, Pachmarhi is a perfect places to visit as part of Bhopal tour packages . Bee Falls, Jata Shankar Caves, Pandava Caves, Dhoopgarh, Handi Khoh, Mahadeo Hill, Duchess Falls, Priyadarshini Point (Forsyth Point), Chauragarh Temple, Gupt Mahadev, etc., are some of the top and major Pachmarhi tourist places . Often called 'Satpura ki Rani' or the 'Queen of the Satpura Range', it is also a part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. One can also visit Satpura National park along with Pachmarhi holiday packages .
7. Kanha National Park
At a distance of 15 km from Mocha, 59 km from Mandla, 106 km from Balaghat, 146 km from Gondia, 184 km from Jabalpur, 224 km from Raipur, 264 km from Nagpur, and 421 km from Bhopal, Kanha National Park is nestled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh. Located in Mandla and Balaghat districts, it is the largest national park in Madhya Pradesh and among the popular tourist places to visit in Madhya Pradesh . Positioned in the central region of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha was established as a sanctuary in the year 1933. It was declared as a National Park in 1955 and eventually made a Tiger Reserve in 1973. Kanha is one of the first Tiger Reserves to work for Project Tiger in India. Sprawling over an area of 2059.7 sq. km, it comprises of 940 sq. km core zone, 1009 sq. km of the buffer zone and 110.79 sq. km of neighbouring Phen Sanctuary. The park encompasses Banjar and Hallon valleys, Sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and winding streams. Kanha got its name from the texture of the soil found in the park, which is locally called Kanhar. Kanha National Park is one of the most well managed, tourist-friendly & popular tiger reserves of India. Kanha has the highest density of tiger population in the state with around 80 big cats wandering aimlessly in the forest area. Besides its rich tiger population, there are also around 100 leopards, a huge population of deer and antelopes, including some 400 southern ...
8. Pench National Park
At a distance of 4 km from Turiya, 14 km from Khawasa, 58 km from Seoni, 90 km from Chhindwara, 92 km from Nagpur, 196 km from Kanha National Park, 201 km from Jabalpur, 324 km from Raipur, and 410 km from Bhopal, Pench National Park is straddle across two states - Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Located in Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh, it is one of the top national parks in India and among the prominent places to visit as part of Madhya Pradesh tour packages . Named after Pench River that divides the park into two halves, Pench was notified as a sanctuary in 1977. Then in 1983, it was declared as a national park and in 1992, a Tiger Reserve. It became the 19th project tiger reserve in India. The total area of the Pench is about 1179 Sq. km, of which the core area is 411 sq. km while the buffer area is about 768 Sq. km. The terrain of the park is undulating, with most of the area covered by small hills and tropical moist deciduous forests. Laden with rocky trails, wooded hills, glassy rivers, and gushing streams, the beauty of Pench National Park is so enchanting that it has sparked one of the best creations of Rudyard Kipling- The Jungle Book. The area of the present Pench Tiger Reserve has also been described in Ain-i-Akbari, a 16th-century document written by Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (the Emperor Akbar's vizier). Renamed as 'Indira Priyadarshini ...
The archaeological site of Bhimbetka is one of the popular places of heritage in Madhya Pradesh , and among the top tourist places in Madhya Pradesh . About 45 km from Bhopal, it is situated inside the Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary, embedded in sandstone rocks, in the foothills of the Vindhya Range. The site consists of around 750 rock shelters distributed over 10 km (6.2 mi) which are the must-visit attractions of Bhimbetka holiday packages . The Bhimbetka group contains 243 of these, while the Lakha Juar group nearby has 178 shelters. The Bhimbetka site has the oldest-known rock art in India. Among all other caves, Auditorium Cave is one of the significant features of the site. Bhimbetka can also be visited along with Bhopal tour packages . Out of the 750 rock shelters, 500 are adorned with interesting paintings and the earliest are about 30,000 years old. However, only 15 caves are opened for visitors. The paintings in the caves are completely diverse in nature as the caves have been around for millennia, and are executed with themes taken from the everyday events of the people who lived in the caves.
10. Panna National Park
At a distance of 21 km from Panna, 26 km from Khajuraho, 51 km from Chhatarpur, 90 km from Satna, 146 km from Tikamgarh, 180 km from Jhansi, 235 km from Jabalpur, 245 km from Allahabad, 257 km from Kanpur, 287 km from Gwalior, 381 km from Bhopal, 513 km from Nagpur, 567 km from Raipur, and 655 km from Patna, Panna National Park is a national park located in Panna and Chhatarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh in India. Situated near Madla village, it is one of the top national parks in India and among the best places to visit as part of Madhya Pradesh tour packages . Spread over an area of 542.67 sq. km, Panna National Park was once the private hunting reserve of erstwhile rulers of Panna, Chhatarpur & Bijawar states. It was established as a national park by the Government of India in 1981. In 1994, Panna was upgraded into a Tiger Reserve with the inclusion of some other wildlife sanctuaries like Gangau Wildlife Sanctuary, Panna National Park & Ken Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary. This is the 22nd Tiger Reserve of India and the 5th in Madhya Pradesh. Panna National Park was given the Award of Excellence in 2007 as the best maintained national park of India by the Ministry of Tourism of India. Unfortunately, the park lost almost all its tigers in 2009 due to poaching. With the collaboration of WWF and PATA, the park authorities introduced two tigers to Panna, one from Bandhavgarh ...
Bhopal is the capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Bhopal district. About 193 km from Indore, it is one of the the must include places in Madhya Pradesh tour packages , and among the best places to visit near Indore . The city of Bhopal is often called the 'City of Lakes' as it features a pair of artificial lakes - Upper Lake and Lower Lake, among the must include places in Bhopal packages . Bhopal is a true paradise for history buffs as it boasts numerous historical monuments, religious places, and several museums. Moti Masjid, Upper Lake, Birla Mandir, Shaukat Mahal, Van Vihar National Park are the top and major Bhopal places to visit . The city is also famous for its Nawabi food that is an absolute delight for foodies. Tragically, Bhopal is also a reminiscence of the world's worst industrial disaster in the chemical plant of Union Carbide that was responsible for at least 8000 deaths from the explosion alone.
Situated on the Malwa plateau, Indore is the largest and the most populous city of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the popular places to visit in Madhya Pradesh , and among the must include places in India tour packages . It is about 56 km from Ujjain, and 191 km from Bhopal. Indore city presents a happy blend of historical past and promises of rapid future modernization. The city of Indore gets its name from Indreshwar Mahadev temple, among the must-include places in Indore packages . Rajwada Palace, Lal Bagh Palace, Chhatris Bagh, Chokhi Dhani, Kanch Mandir, Central Museum, Mahatma Gandhi Hall, Nehru Park, Chhapan Dukaan, Patalpani Waterfalls, Tincha Waterfalls, Bijasan Mata, and Bada Ganpati Temple are some of the prominent tourist places in Indore . Indore is one of the educational hubs in the country and is also the cleanest city in India. Indore is also known for its wide variety of Namkeens. Indore can be visited as part of Bhopal tour packages .
Situated on the banks of the Narmada River, Jabalpur is one of the popular places to visit in Madhya Pradesh , and among the must-include places in India tour packages . It is about 315 km from Bhopal, 447 km from Gwalior, and 515 km from Indore. Formerly known as Jubbulpore, Jabalpur is an important industrial and business hub of Madhya Pradesh. The city is known for the marble rocks on the river Narmada at Bhedaghat, among the must-visit places as part of Jabalpur packages . Jabalpur is sure to amaze you with its diverse range of attractions. From historical structures standing as proof of the city's imperial past to some of nature's most breathtaking spectacles, it has something for everyone. It is one of the top places to visit near Bhopal . Dhuandhar Falls, Marble Rocks, Madan Mahal Fort, Balancing Rocks, Bargi Dam, Chausath Yogini Temple, Lord Shiva Statue, Sangram Sagar Lake, etc., are some of the top tourist places in Jabalpur . Besides, the city is famous for its durry designs which is a craft form where carpets are handmade from cotton and wool.
Mandu is an ancient fort city located in the present-day Mandav area of the Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh. Also called Mandavgad, it is one of the popular places to visit in Madhya Pradesh and among the must-include places in India tour packages . It is about 98 km from Indore, and 286 km from Bhopal. Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Mandu or Mandavgad , the epitome of architectural excellence,is one of the prominent places to visit near Indore . The city sits over a plateau and is surrounded by walls of stones and dotted with 12 gateways. The beauty of Mandu is visible in its palaces, monuments, and widespread lawns, among the prime attractions of Mandu packages . Dotted with palaces, mosques, tombs, and gardens, Mandu was a pleasure resort under the Mughal empire and is a testament to the romance between Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. Jahaz Mahal, Rani Roopmati Pavillion, Hindola Mahal, Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Baz Bahadur's Palace, Hathi Mahal, Bagh Caves, Jami Masjid, Rewa Kund, etc., are some of the major and top tourist places in Mandu .
Omkareshwar is a famous pilgrimage center located on the island of Mandhata in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. About 76 km from Indore, and 256 km from Bhopal, it is one of the top places to visit in Madhya Pradesh , and among the must-include places in India tour packages . The holy town of Omkareshwar consists of two ancient shrines- one is Omkareshwar and the other is Amareshwar or Mamleshwar, among the must include places in Omkareshwar packages . Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Omkareshwar Temple is considered to be fourth among the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. Besides, Kedareshwar Temple, Siddhanath Temple, Gauri Somnath Temple, Nagar Ghat, Abhay Ghat and OMkar Ghat are some of the prominent tourist places in Omkareshwar . Maha Shivratri is one of the most important festivals celebrated in Omkareshwar when the whole island is decorated with lights and many pilgrims visit the temple. It can be visited along with Indore tour packages .
Ujjain is an ancient city situated in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. About 56 km from Indore, and 197 km from Bhopal, it is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites in India , and among the best places to visit near Bhopal . Situated on the banks of the Kshipra River, the ancient city is known as the temple city for its numerous temples from different eras including one of the 12 Jyotirlingas the Mahakaleshwar Temple, among the must-include places in Ujjain packages . Kal Bhairava Temple, Ram Ghat, Harsiddhi Temple, Kalideh Palace, Pir Matsyendranath, Jantar Mantar, Bhartrihari Caves, ISKCON Temple, Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, etc., are some other tourist paces in Ujjain . Ujjain is among the top places to visit in Madhya Pradesh . Also, Ujjain is one of the four sacred sites in India, where the famous 'Kumbh Mela', one of the largest religious festivals in the world, is organized once in 12 years. Ujjain is considered the Greenwich of India, with the first meridian of longitude passing through it.
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Occupying a quintessential place in the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is the pride of the country. Right from sprawling wildlife reserves to innumerable natural and man-made wonders, there are many gorgeous tourist places in Madhya Pradesh. While the timeless beauty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Khajuraho and Sanchi fascinate history buffs, the enchanting beauty of waterfalls and lakes attracts nature lovers, culturally vibrant and buzzing with life, Madhya Pradesh is rightly reckoned as a multifaceted paradise for every kind of traveler.
Top 18 Famous Tourist Places In Madhya Pradesh
So if you are hustling to pick up destinations from the vast choice, here’s the hand-picked list of 18 Best Places to Visit in Madhya Pradesh that will ease bucket listing your favorites. Take a dekko!
- Bandhavgarh National Park
- Kanha National Park
- Pench National Park
Famous around the world for its intricately carved group of temples, Khajuraho is a paradise for art lovers and history buffs. Built by Chandela Rajputs, the marvelous carvings and erotic sculptures in these temples are epitome of Indian art. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Vindhya mountain ranges and home to 2 pristine lakes, the beauty of this tourist place in Madhya Pradesh is worth witnessing.
Tourist Attractions of Khajuraho: Khajuraho group of temples, Archaeological Museum, Lakes
An excellent specimen of the Mauryan Dynasty, Sanchi is famous for its stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sanchi Stupa. Also known as the Buddhist hub, the place holds the legacy of significant Buddhist monuments and monasteries. Located in the Raisen district, it is one of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.
Tourist Attractions of Sanchi: Sanchi Stupa, Ashoka Pillar, Archaeological Museum, The Gupta Temple, Monasteries, Sanchi Bazaar
A temple town of Madhya Pradesh, Ujjain is an ideal place for spiritual seekers. Being one of the places where the massive Kumbh Mela is held, Ujjain is reckoned as the significant religious destination in India . Dotted around with the holy temples of Lord Shiva and Vishnu, the temples here were built during the Bundela Dynasty.
Tourist Attractions of Ujjain: Mahakaleshwar Temple, Gopal Mandir, Ram Ghat, Gomti Kund, Clock Mandir, Indira Gandhi Statue
The capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is a perfect blend of conventional and contemporary India. Divided by lakes, one side of the city reflects the old world charm of narrow alleys, walled city, bustling bazaars while the other side buzzes with malls, luxurious amenities, and posh bungalows. One of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal pleases every kind of traveler with its charming vibe.
Tourist Attractions of Bhopal: Taj-Ul-Masjid, Jama Masjid, Boat Club, Tribal Museum, Moti Masjid, Idgah, Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil, Bharat Bhawan, Museum of Man, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Van Vihar and Gufa Mandir
Named after the 18th-century old Indreshwar Temple, the city of Indore was founded by Rao Nandlal Choudhary. Being the commercial hub of Madhya Pradesh and studded with many beautiful gems, the city is perfect for shopaholics and travelers alike. Famous for mouth-watering Indori Poha and many exotic savories, it's a place where one can have the most amazing culinary experience.
Tourist Attractions of Indore: Muhadi Falls, Central Museum, Lalbagh Palace, Kanch Mandir, Town Hall, Nehru Park, Military Headquarters of War
Reckoned as the historic city of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is a gem when it comes to preserving the rich architecture and heritage of the country. One of the most iconic attractions of this historic city is Gwalior Fort which is called the pearl of fortresses because of its grand architecture and undeniable beauty.
Tourist Attractions of Gwalior: Man Singh Palace, Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace, and Scindia Museum, Saas Bahu Temples, Tomb of Tansen, Teli ka Mandir, State Archaeological Museum, Gwalior Darshan on MP Tourism bus
7. Bandhavgarh National Park
Located in the Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park is the largest biodiversity park that is home to tigers, birds, aquatic animals, and many other species. Spread over 446 sq km, it is considered to be one of the best national parks for tiger tourism in India. With thrilling encounters at every corner, Bandhavgarh National Park is the best place to visit in Madhya Pradesh especially for wildlife enthusiasts and tree huggers.
Tourist Attractions of Bandhavgarh National Park: Bandhavgarh Fort, Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Bandhavgarh Market
One of the most stunning hill stations in Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is a perfect place to get respite from the scorching summer. Famous for cave paintings, waterfalls, lakes, and spectacular vantage points, the beauty of Pachmarhi is undeniable. It is also a famous spot for shooting films in Madhya Pradesh which makes it an exciting destination for tourists.
Tourist Attractions in Pachmarhi: Jatashankar, Mahadeo Caves, Silver Falls, Dhupgarh, Chauragarh, Panar Pani, Pandav Caves, Apsara Vihar
An ideal destination for history buffs, nature lovers, and adventure junkies, Orchha is one of the most gorgeous places to visit in MP. Replete with historical sites and many fascinating places, visiting this place is an enriching experience. Boasting exotic species of flora and fauna, one can enjoy a view of a stunning landscape.
Tourist Attraction of Orchha: Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Betwa River, Chaturbhuj Temple, Raja Ram Temple, Raja Mahal, Lakshmi Temple, Sawan Bhado Pillars, Phool Bagh, Palki Mahal, Dinman Hardaul Palace
10. Kanha National Park
Known as Kanha Tiger Reserve, the meadows of Kanha are inhabited by a large number of Royal Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, Sloth bears, Barasingha, and Wild dogs. One of the largest national parks in Madhya Pradesh, Kanha is spread across Mandla and Balaghat districts. The expansive forests of Kanha are so stunning that their beauty is captured in The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.
Tourist Attraction of Kanha: Jeep Safari, Spotting Tigers, Barasingha and other wild animals, Kanha Museum, Sunset Point
The historical town of Madhya Pradesh, Vidisha is replete with ancient monuments and majestic ruins dating back to the 2nd century. Reflecting architectural marvels from the Gupta Empire, this small city is known for its rich cultural heritage and historical monuments that are a point of interest for many heritage seekers who visit Vidisha from around the world.
Tourist Attractions of Vidisha: Udayagiri caves, Bija Mandal, Betwa River, Sola-Kambi Temple, Dashavatara Temple, Khamba Baba aka Heliodorus Pillar, Girdhari Temple, Gadarmal Temple
Located at a distance of about 46kms from Bhopal, Bhimbetka is an interesting place to visit in Madhya Pradesh as it offers a breathtaking view of the rock shelters from the prehistoric era. An ideal place for history lovers, the natural caves in Bhimbetka are like well-preserved galleries showcasing wall paintings from the Upper Paleolithic era to the medieval period and the remnants of the citadel and mini stupas that suggest Buddhist influence over the region.
Tourist Attractions of Bhimbetka: Cave paintings, dancing figures from the Mesolithic period, huge figures of bison, tigers, and rhinoceroses
13. Pench National Park
Home to exotic flora and fauna, Pench National Park lies on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Located in the Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh, Pench is one of the significant tiger
habitats of the world and is also an important bird nesting area in India. Ideal place for bird watching and wildlife safari, Pench National Park is one of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.
Tourist Attractions of Pench National Park: Indian Bison, Sambar, Jungle Cat, Jeep Safari
The cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur offers a wide spectrum of diversity. Gateway to Pench, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh National Parks, is one of the important cities of Madhya Pradesh. With the serenity of the river Narmada and the magnificence of granite and sandstone hills, the land of Jabalpur is believed to be blessed by the great saint Jabali Rishi.
Tourist Attractions of Jabalpur: Madan Mahal Fort, Dhuandhar Falls, Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum, Bhedaghat, Dumna Nature Reserve Park, Bargi Dam, Sangram Sagar, and Bajnamath
The erstwhile capital of Bundela Kingdom, Panna is the famous place to visit in Madhya Pradesh that has everything to please your senses. Famous for thrilling wildlife, Panna National Park is home to many endangered species including tigers. Apart from rich wildlife, Panna houses ancient temples and architectural marvels that are absolutely worth visiting. Also known as the City of Diamonds, Panna is the only city in Madhya Pradesh that has diamond reserves.
Tourist Attractions of Panna: Panna National Park, Pandava Falls and Caves, Diamond Mines, Jugal Kishoreji Temple, Mahamati Prannath ji Temple, Canyons of Rewa, Raneh Falls, and Ken Crocodile Sanctuary
Right from rolling hills, pristine lakes, verdant forests, and rich historical past, Chanderi is totally worth visiting if you are planning a trip to Madhya Pradesh. The quintessential hub of Bundela Rajputs and Malwa Sultans, this historic town of Madhya Pradesh has many fascinating monuments that are evidence of its rich heritage and culture. You can also buy gorgeous Chanderi sarees and fabric that is famous around the globe.
Tourist Attractions of Chanderi: Koshak Mahal, Shehzadi Ka Rauza, Ramnagar Palace and Museum, Purana Madarsa, Kati Ghati Gateway, Behti Math, Nanuan Rock Paintings, Idgah, Khandagiri Temple, Bada Mahal Darwaza, Singhpur Palace, Kirti Durg, Jama Masjid, Jageshwari Temple, Nizamuddin Family Tombs, Chandraprabh Temple
An ancient fort city in the heart of India, Mandu is reckoned as Hampi of the central state of India. Replete with architectural marvels and historical monuments of the bygone eras, Mandu is a treasure trove for history buffs. This majestic city in Madhya Pradesh also has deep resonance with the eternal love between Prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. The historic city of Mandu also opens to nature’s bliss of cascading waterfalls and gurgling lakes making it a must-visit destination in Madhya Pradesh.
Tourist Attractions of Mandu: Royal Enclave, Rupmati’s Pavilion, Nil Kanth Palace, Hoshang’s Tomb, Jahaz Mahal, Ashrafi Mahal, Rewa Kund Group
Founded by Bundela King Raja Rudra Pratap Singh, Tikamgarh was part of the kingdom of Orchha. It is a small town located in the heart of India that has an irresistible charm of rich heritage and natural beauty. Studded with ancient temples, magnificent forts, and nature's glory, the beautiful Tikamgarh town of Madhya Pradesh attracts tourists with its spectacular heritage sites, riverside vistas, and a spellbinding view of lakes.
Tourist Attractions of Tikamgarh: Sundar Mahal, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Garh Kundar Fort, Dauji Ki Haveli, Janki Mandir Temple, Rai Praveen Mahal, Mahendra Sagar
Best Time to Visit Madhya Pradesh
The best time to visit Madhya Pradesh is during the winter season falling between October and March and in the monsoon season between July to September as the temperature remains pleasant throughout the day for sightseeing and excursions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tourist Places In Madhya Pradesh
Q1. What are the top things to do in Madhya Pradesh with Family? Ans. You can visit Khajuraho Temples or explore wall paintings of Bhimbetka. Children also love to indulge in thrilling activities so you can enjoy river rafting at Orchha or go on a hot air balloon ride at Pench National Park. Wildlife safaris in Madhya Pradesh are also an exciting option for family fun.
Q2. What is famous of Madhya Pradesh?
Ans. The iconic Khajuraho temples and spectacular Sanchi Stupa are major attractions of Madhya Pradesh tourism which attracts travelers from across the globe.
Q3. What is good in Madhya Pradesh? Ans. Heritage Tours and Wildlife Safaris in Madhya Pradesh are extremely popular so you can’t miss out on them.
Q4. What are the two tourist places in Madhya Pradesh? Ans. Replete with many tourist places, it's hard to point two. However, you can count on visiting Khajuraho and Sanchi if you want to witness the extraordinary art scene of the country.
Q5. Which city is beautiful in Madhya Pradesh? Ans. The capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is an amalgamation of modern and old-world charm which makes it a beautiful city of the state.
Q7. Is it safe to travel in Madhya Pradesh? Ans. Be it solo or group travelers, Madhya Pradesh offers optimum security to travelers. With well-equipped infrastructure and amenities, it is considered one of the safest destinations in the world.
Q 8. What are the best Madhya Pradesh tourist places to visit with family? Ans. Madhya Pradesh has a lot of tourist places to explore with family. Some of the best places are Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park, Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Sanchi Stupa, and Pachmarhi.
Q 9. Which are the best MP tourist places to visit with friends? Ans. If you're traveling to Madhya Pradesh with friends, you can explore some of the exciting tourist places like the Bhimbetka Caves, Mandu, Omkareshwar, Ujjain, and the Chanderi Fort.
Q 10. What are the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh with kids? Ans. Madhya Pradesh offers some of the best tourist places for kids, like the Van Vihar National Park, Raneh Falls, Bhopal Boat Club, and the Tribal Museum.
Q 11. Which are the tourist places in Madhya Pradesh for couples? Ans. Madhya Pradesh has some serene and romantic places for couples. Some of the famous places are Pachmarhi, Khajuraho, Mandu, Orchha, and the Dhuandhar Falls.
Q 12. Which are the tourist places in MP for solo trips? Ans. Madhya Pradesh has some of the best places for Solo travelers, like the Panna National Park, Sanchi Stupa, Chanderi, Chitrakoot, and the Omkareshwar.
Q 13. Which are the places to visit in Madhya Pradesh in summer? Ans. Madhya Pradesh has some of the best tourist places to visit during summer, like Pachmarhi, Mandu, Bhopal, Jabalpur, and the Amarkantak.
Q 14. What are the famous places in Madhya Pradesh in winter? Ans. Madhya Pradesh has a unique charm during winters, and you can explore some of the stunning tourist places like the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Omkareshwar, Sanchi Stupa, Bandhavgarh National Park, and the Kanha National Park.
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- 40 Tourist Places In Madhya Pradesh That You Should Be Visiting In 2023
23 Mar 2023
Madhya Pradesh – the heart of India – is known for its regal forts, breathtaking topography, exhilarating wildlife, caves, and temples. Perhaps this is why this central state of India is frequented by domestic and foreign travelers round the year. And the vast list of tourist places in Madhya Pradesh contributes all the more to this influx of tourists. There are a lot of places to visit in Madhya Pradesh that satiate the travelers’ instinct. With magnificent temples, rich wildlife, beautiful landscapes and popular cities, Madhya Pradesh is every traveler’s holiday goal. And if you’re planning a holiday in this gorgeous state of India soon, this handpicked list will help you in the same.
Best Time To Visit Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is home to several spectacular cities and iconic tourist attractions that will make your vacation an unforgettable experience. The best time to visit Madhya Pradesh is between October to March as you can enjoy the pleasant weather and make the most of your holiday. The summers in Madhya Pradesh are hot and so to have a blissful vacation you must plan your trip in these months.
40 Most Popular Cities In Madhya Pradesh
Are you looking for the best places to explore in Madhya Pradesh on your next vacation? The heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is also the second-largest state of India. This state has many culturally-rich cities that are popular among tourist for their own unique reasons. Check out some of the most sought after tourist places in Madhya Pradesh for a vibrant and wholesome experience in the state:
- Bhopal – The Capital City
- Indore – The Popular One
- Gwalior – A Cultural Hub
- Orchha – Cluster Of Temples
- Jabalpur – Forts And Temples
- Mandu – Ancient Fort City
- Chanderi – A Historical Town
- Khajuraho – Marvellous Temple Complex
- Sanchi – A Buddhist Hotspot
- Ujjain – An Ancient City
- Pachmarhi – Satpura Ki Rani
- Maheshwar – A Quaint Town
- Burhanpur – The Mughal Capital
- Panna – The City Of Diamonds
- Shivpuri – The Charming Spot
- Amarkantak – The Spectacular Hill Station
- Satna – Home To Religious Sites
- Chhindwara – The Largest District
- Omkareshwar – A Jyotirlinga
- Bandhavgarh – Blessed With Biodiversity
- Pench – Home To Tigers
- Kanha – Wildlife And More
- Raneh Falls – A Strong Waterfall
- Rajwada – A Royal Palace
- Patalpani Falls – A Breathtaking Cascade
- Choral Dam – A Tranquil Location
- Lotus Lake – A Srene Lake
- Bhimbetka Rock Shelters – A Historical Site
- Udayagiri Caves – The 20 Rock Cut Caves
- Bawangaja – Hiking And 11 Temples
- Ralamandal – For Wildlife Enthusiasts
- Upper Lake – Pristine Ambiance
- Bee Falls – Mesmerizing Escapes
- Jata Shankar Caves – Adventure And Spirituality
- Pandav Caves – Mythological Site
- Handi Khoh – Spellbinding Ravines
- Rajat Pratap Falls – Enchanting And Refreshing
- Dhoopgarh – Highest Peak In Satpura
- Chhatris – Beautiful Sculptures
- Kanchana Ghat – Marvels Of Bundela Dynasty
Best Cities And Towns In Madhya Pradesh
Here is an interesting list of cities, towns, and hill stations in Madhya Pradesh that will be perfect for your vacation. Keep scrolling down and read along!
1. Bhopal – The Capital City
Bhopal – the city of lakes – is one of the most interesting tourist places in Madhya Pradesh. The long list of numerous lakes, incredible museums, wildlife reserves, and historical palaces, and other places to visit in Bhopal make the capital city a must-visit destination.
Things To Do: Sair Sapata: Have A Fun and Entertaining Time, Upper Lake: Go On A Boat Ride, Water Parks: Have Some Fun, Kerwa Lake: Zip Across the Flying Fox Zip Lines Places To Stay: Corner Cottage Homestay, Eco Homestay, Banyan Tree Farms, Jheelam Homestay, Artistic Homestay Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
Key Attractions: Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Bhimbetka, Bhojpur, State Museum, Birla Museum, Gohar Mahal, and Van Vihar National Park
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2. Indore – The Popular One
Indore is one of the largest cities of the state and one of the important names on the Madhya Pradesh tourism facet. Located by the bank of River Saraswati, this city boasts of its rich heritage, historical monuments, and their incredible architecture. It also happens to be the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh.
Things To Do: Sarafa Bazar – Tickle Your Taste Buds, Janapav Kuti – Good Place For Trekkers, Mandu – Take A Short Trip, Gomatgiri – Sacred Place For Jains Places To Stay: 7 Sea Homestay, Ashta Lakshmi Tourist Home Stay, Vaikunth Home Stay, a2zJai Shree Mahakal Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days
Key Attractions: Lal Bagh Palace , Central Museum, Patalpani Waterfall, Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, Tincha Waterfall, and Indore White Church it
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3. Gwalior – A Cultural Hub
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One of the most famous tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is rich in art, culture, and history. The city is an eminent part of Madhya Pradesh tourism and showcases a perfect blend of architectural wonders and historical milestones. The most popular tourist attraction of the city – Gwalior Fort – is ranked among the best forts in India .
Things To Do: Visit The Glorious Gwalior Fort, Get Mesmerised By The Sasbahu Temple, Shop At Patankar And Sarafa Bazaars, Spend Time At The Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum Places To Stay: Clarks Inn Suites Gwalior, Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Amar Mahal Orchha, Deo Bagh Resort Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days
Key Attractions: Gwalior Fort, Mansingh Palace, Tansen Tomb, Tiger Dam, Gopachal Parvat, Sun Temple, Sas Bahu Temples, Jai Vilas Palace, Scindia Museum, and Madhav National Park
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4. Orchha – Cluster Of Temples
Orchha, a quaint town on the Madhya Pradesh tourist places map , is the erstwhile capital of the Rajputs of Bundela. It has some amazing forts & temples that reflect the immaculate Rajputana architecture. One can attend a glorious evening aarti at Raja Ram Temple or enjoy a photogenic sunset over Betwa; the choice is yours.
Things To Do: Explore The Monuments And Architecture, Touch The Holy Threshold Of Laxminarayan Temple, Have A Sound Walk In Phool Bagh, Boating In The Betwa river, Jungle Safari At Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days
Key Attractions: Orchha Fort, Raja Ram Temple, Raja Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary, Palki Mahal, and Dinman Hardaul’s Palace
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5. Jabalpur – Forts And Temples
Jabalpur – overloaded with natural splendors – is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Madhya Pradesh . Located by the river Narmada, the city boasts of a mesmerising natural beauty that is surrounded by granite & sandstone hillocks. From marvellous waterfalls to marble rocky outcrops and from majestic forts to dams; the list has it all.
Things To Do: Go For Shopping: All The Way, Explore Museums: Old Is Gold, Delve Into Water Bodies: Water Water Everywhere, Explore Sangram Sagar Lake: A Quiet Space Places To Stay: Pride By Samrat, Vijan Mahal, Hotel Prince Viraj, Hotel Delite Grand, Royal Orbit Jabalpur Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days
Key Attractions: Dhuandhar Waterfall, Bhedaghat, Marble Rocks, Bargi Dam, Madan Mahal Fort, Dumna Nature Reserve, Rani Durgavati Memorial & Museum, and Pisan Hari Jain Temple
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6. Mandu – Ancient Fort City
If a small and picturesque town is in your mind, Mandu is the place to be. Perched on a cliff, Mandu – or Mandavgad – is a history lover’s paradise and is known for some amazing architectural splendors. Exploring the majestic temples or discovering the impeccable artwork of ancient temples are some of the must-do things here.
Things To Do: Jahaz Mahal: Get A Glance Of The Medieval History Of Mandu, Shopping, Hindola Mahal: Get Awed By The Simplicity, Jain Temple, Mandu: Feel The Divinity Places To Stay: The City Villa, MPT Malwa Retreat Mandu, VAMOOSE MAHARAJA MANDU, Jahaj Mahal, Jahaj Mahal Ideal Duration: 1 Day
Key Attractions: Ship Palace, Hindola Mahal, Rupmati’s Pavilion, Nilkanth’s Palace, Rewa Kund, Bagh Caves, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, and Rupayan Museum
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7. Chanderi – A Historical Town
Chanderi is one of the popular historical tourist spots in Madhya Pradesh. The remnants of forts & palaces and historical sites reveal that its connection to the Gurjara-Pratihara kingdom.
Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days
Key Attractions: Kati Ghati Gateway, Koshak Mahal, Purana Madrasa, Shehzadi Ka Rauza, Idgah, Bada Mahal Darwaza, Jama Masjid, and Chandraprabh Temple
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8. Khajuraho – Marvellous Temple Complex
Khajuraho is known for a marvelous display of Indian art & architecture. This is one of the beautiful and famous tourist places in Madhya Pradesh . Its impeccable sculptures, intricate carvings, and fine art specimens have earned it a spot among the Seven Wonders of India .
Things To Do: Take A Visit To Ajaigarh Fort, Experience The Soothing Ayurvedic Spa At Ayur Arogyam, Explore The Old Town Of Khajuraho, Take A Tour Of Temples Of Khajuraho Places To Stay: Hotel Ramada By Wyndham Khajuraho, Hotel Isabel Palace, The Lalit Temple View, Hotel Harmony, Hotel Radisson Jass Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days
Key Attractions: Ajaigarh Fort, Panna National Park, Beni Sagar Dam, Archeological Museum, and temples of Kandariya Mahadev, Parsvanath, Visvanath, Devi Jagadamba, Vamana, Duladeo, Chitragupta, and Bijamandala
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9. Sanchi – A Buddhist Hotspot
Sanchi is one of the popular historical & spiritual places on the tourist map of Madhya Pradesh. This former educational and Buddhist pilgrimage centre is known for the famous Stupa, which is also a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.
Places To Stay: Aaram Baagh by Pachar Group, Vamoose Sambodhi, MPT Jungle Resort, OYO 62284 Hotel Amogh, OYO 62284 Hotel Amogh Ideal Duration: 1 Day
Key Attractions: Sanchi Stupa, Toranas, Monasteries, Ashoka Pillars, Buddhist Vihara, Gupta Temple, and Sanchi Museum
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10. Ujjain – An Ancient City
Ujjain, located by the Shipra River, is one of the fascinating towns of Madhya Pradesh. The most famous Hindu pilgrimage centre is aptly known as the ‘temple town of Madhya Pradesh’. The place boasts of amazing temples depicting Bundela art and architecture. People mostly explore this place to attain solemn peace and serenity. Ujjain is also famous for hosting the immensely popular Kumbha Mela.
Things To Do: Take A Boat Ride At Ram Ghat, Participate In Evening Aarti, Shop At Local Markets, Visit The Mahakal Temple, Take A Holy Dip In Shipra River Places To Stay: Hotel Anjushree, Hotel Mittal Paradise, Hotel Abika Elite, Shanti Clarks Inn Suites , Hotel Atharva Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days
Key Attractions: Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ram Ghat, Kal Bhairav Temple, Jantar Mantar, Kalideh Palace, and Vikram Kirti Mandir Museum
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11. Pachmarhi – Satpura Ki Rani
Pachmarhi is one of the popular places to visit in Madhya Pradesh to admire the natural beauty and scenic surroundings. This charming unexplored hill stations in Madhya Pradesh is perfect to hang out away from urban hassles. The mesmerizing lake, the alluring waterfalls , and the beautiful cave art are things that attract tourists here.
Things To Do: Horse Riding, ATV Ride, Explore The Caves, Parasail On The Land, Ziplining Places To Stay: Hotel Amprapali, Hotel Utkarsh, Hotel Pandav , Hotel Indraprastha, Hotel Misty Meadows Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
Key Attractions: Dhupgarh, Panar pani, Chauragarh, Sangam, Jatashankar & Mahadeo Caves, and Apsara Vihar
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12. Maheshwar – A Quaint Town
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Maheshwar is a well-known town in Madhya Prahes that is frequently visited by pilgrims, shopping lovers, and movie directors. This stunning town is the place where the famous Maheshwari sarees are made and a lot of travelers shop for these beautiful sarees while they are exploring the town. Maheshwar is known for its serene temples where you can relax and meditate on your trip. Scenes of a lot of movies are shot in this town and you may even spot an actor or actress while taking a walk around the town.
Places To Stay: Hotel Shri Sharanam, MPT Narmada Resort, Kanchan Recreation, Hotel Vinayak Residency, Ahilya Fort Ideal Duration: 1 Day
Key Attractions: Maheshwari sarees, Ek Mukhi Datta Temple, SahastarArjun Temple
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13. Burhanpur – The Mughal Capital
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Burhanpur is known as the capital of the Mughal Kingdom and was ruled by Shah Jahan. To peek into the Mughal way of life, you must visit Burhanpur and visit the spectacular mosques, tombs, and palaces. Burhanpur is home to fascinating tourist places like Jama Masjid, Hammam, Shahi Qila, and Tapti Ghat. For savoring the picturesque view of the sunrise, you should visit Tapti Ghat in the morning and sit there for a while and relax.
Ideal Duration: 1 Day
Key Attractions: Jama Masjid, Hammam, Shahi Qila, and Tapti Ghat
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14. Panna – The City Of Diamonds
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Famed for its Diamond Mines and Panna national park, Panna is for all nature and wildlife lovers. This city is popular among tourists and is one of the best tourist places in Madhya Pradesh for a family trip. Visit the Panna National Park and get ready for an enticing day full of witnessing different species of animals like sambhar, tiger, sloth bear, leopard, chital, nilgai, and chinkara. Other places that you can pay a visit to are Padmavatipuri Dham, Pandav Falls, Raneh Falls, and Mahamati Prannathji Temple.
Places To Stay: MPT Jungle Camp Madla, Eriline Riverside Resort &Spa, Shayam baba ki kotiya lodge, Shayam baba ki kotiya lodge, Ken River Lodge Ideal Duration: 1 Day
Key Attractions: Diamond mines, temples, Panna National Park
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15. Shivpuri – The Charming Spot
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Shivpuri is a magnificent city in Madhya Pradesh. Adorned with tranquil lakes, charming waterfalls, and colonial structures, Shivapuri is the perfect spot for an escape from the mundane weekdays. Rejuvenate your soul and body by planning an escape to this city in Madhya Pradesh and get ready to witness ravishing waterfalls like Bhura Kho and Tunda Barkha Kho. Visit the famous lakes like Jadhav Sagar Lake to enjoy the sunrise and calmness. Hands down, it is undeniably one of the most awe-inspiring tourist places in MP.
Places To Stay: Hotel Dev Raj, OYO 29047 Moonlight, Hotel Grand Tapovan, Bull’s Retreat, Sant Sewa Guest House Ideal Duration: 1 Day
Key Attractions: Waterfalls, Lakes, George castle, Madhav Palace
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16. Amarkantak – The Spectacular Hill Station
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Known as Teerthraj, Amarkantak is one of the most visited tourist places in Madhya Pradesh. Amarkantak is a hill station where the Vindhya, Maikal, And Satpura ranges meet. This hill station is popular a the King of Pilgrimages and it is visited by a lot of pilgrims every year. One of the prominent places in this hill station is Kabir Kothi where the great poet Kabir mediated once and since then it attracts a lot of travelers. You must stop by Shri Yantra temple, Kapil Dhara falls, and Narmada Kund in Amarkantak.
Key Attractions: Shri Yantra temple, Kapil Dhara falls, and Narmada Kund
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17. Satna – Home To Religious Sites
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The town of Satna in Madhya Pradesh is popular for its limestone and dolomite deposits. Home to prominent religious sites like Sharadha Devi Temple, Chitrakoot Dham, Rawatpura Ashram, Dhawari’s Sai Baba Temple, and, Venkatesh Temple, Satna is an excellent choice for all those who are looking forward to visiting religious sites. Madhavgarh Fort and Gidhakoot are other popular spots in Satna that you must pay a visit to.
Key Attractions: Sharadha Devi Temple, Chitrakoot Dham, Rawatpura Ashram
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18. Chhindwara – The Largest District
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Tucked away in the Satpura range of hills, Chhindwara is popular as the Corn City. It is the largest district and one of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh. There are a lot of places that you can visit in and around this city like Deogarh Fort, Tamia Hills, The Tribal Museum, Shashti Mata Mandir, Neelkanthi, Hinglag Mata Mandir and more. To know about the traditions and culture of Madhya Pradesh you can attend the Mahadev Mela, Pola, and Meghnath festival that is celebrated in a grand way in Chhindwara.
Key Attractions: Deogarh Fort, Tamia Hills, and festivals
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Other Tourist Places In Madhya Pradesh
The state of Madhya Pradesh is blessed with an abundance of natural scenic beauty. Here are the top tourist places to visit in Madhya Pradesh for the nature and wildlife lovers!
19. Omkareshwar – A Jyotirlinga
A haven for religious people and history enthusiasts, Omkareshwar is one of the popular destinations in Madhya Pradesh. The place got its name due to its topography that comprises of two hillocks and a valley in between, resembling the Hindu symbol of OM . The ancient temples here reflect serenity and peace. Omkareshwar is a perfect place to spend some lone time and immerse in in-depth sanctity.
Key Attractions: Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga & Temple, Mamleshwar Temple, Kajal Rani Cave, Siddhant Temple, and idols of 24 Avatars
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20. Bandhavgarh – Blessed With Biodiversity
Bandhavgarh is one of the popular places to visit in Madhya Pradesh, especially for adventure lovers and photography buffs. Spread over 450 sq km, this biodiversity reserve and national park is home to tigers, numerous birds, reptiles, and other mammals.
Places To Stay: MPT White Tiger Forest Lodge, Tiger Inn, Hotel Maharaja Royal Retreat, Tiger Lagoon, Narmada Palace Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days
Key Attractions: Tree House Hideaway Resort, jeep safari, elephant safari
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21. Pench – Home To Tigers
A major highlight of the Madhya Pradesh tourism is its exhilarating wildlife reserves and Pench is surely one of them. This is a rich habitat of biodiversity, especially some rare and endangered species, spread over sprawling 758 sq km. The haven for the Royal Bengal Tigers, it is known to be the setting for Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book .
Places To Stay: MPT Kipling’s Court, SPOT ON 67408 Hotel Chain Basera, SPOT ON 60981 Mangalam Lodge, Mowgli’s Den Ideal Duration: 1 Day
Key Attractions: Baghvan Jungle Lodge and wild animals like bison, sambar deer, striped hyena, striped hyena, Royal Bengal Tiger, leopard, & wild cat
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22. Kanha – Wildlife And More
The Kanha National Park houses rare and nearly extinct animal species, such as Barasingha and Swamp deer. Among the best tourist places in Madhya Pradesh for the nature lovers, the forest area comprising of Sal & Mahua trees is known for spotting tigers, deer, and blackbuck. People who love thrill & adventure can head out for night safaris, stay in homestays, and try the local liquor – Mahua.
Places To Stay: Tiger’s Habitat Resort, Tiger’s Habitat Resort, Narmada Green’s Resort, OYO 36588 Voila Jungle Resort, Taal Tiger Retreat Ideal Duration: 1 Day
Key Attractions: Jeep safari, wildlife resort, and night safari
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23. Raneh Falls – A Strong Waterfall
Located in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, Raneh Falls is a waterfall on the river Ken. The magnificent cascade got its name from King Rana Pratap, the former ruler of the region. The sight of water rushing through the marvelous rock formations that surround the fall is just amazing. Raneh Falls is one of the most popular places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.
Key Attractions: The unique rock formations around the waterfall
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24. Rajwada – A Royal Palace
Rajwada is beautiful historical palace in Indore city. It is one of the places to visit in Madhya Pradesh . This architectural wonder was built by Holkars and still stands intact in all its glory. This building has 7 floors and is located amidst a huge garden.
Key Attractions: Palace, museum, garden
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25. Patalpani Falls – A Breathtaking Cascade
Patalpani Falls is among the best M adhya Pradesh destinations for nature lovers. The water drops approximately 300 feet down. This is a popular places for trekking and other advenutres. Families come here for picnic. The waterfall is surrpunded by lush greenery.
Key Attractions: Breathtaking natural surrounding
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26. Choral Dam – A Tranquil Location
Choral Dam is a dam built on the Narmada River. The backwaters created by dam adds a lot of charm to the whole landscape. This is one of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh . Choral Dam is a great site for family picnic and is also popular among couples for its romantic setting.
Key Attractions: Berchha Lake
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27. Lotus Lake – A Serene Lake
Lotus Lake in Indoor is a picturesque lake filled with lotus plants. The is one of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh , especially for nature lovers. This is also a romantic spot for couples to spend some quality time.
Key Attractions: Serene lake view
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28. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters – A Historical Site
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters is a world-famous archaeological site and is located in the Raisen District in Madhya Pradesh. It has around 750 rock shelters and 7 hills that you must have a look at. An eminent UNESCO world heritage site, Bhimbetka Rock Shelter will take you back to the paleolithic and mesolithic period. The caves are carved with paintings that depict the existence of dance and art during the Paleolithic period. These rock shelters are one of the most popular places to visit in Madhya Pradesh for all history buffs.
Key Attractions: The carved paintings on the cave walls and the 750 rock shelters that you must explore
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29. Udayagiri Caves – The 20 Rock Cut Caves
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Another one of the most frequented tourist places in Madhya Pradesh , Udayagiri Caves belongs to the 5th century. Udayagiri Caves are 20 rock-cut caves that are home to some of the oldest Hindu temples. A place of great historical importance in Madhya Pradesh, these caves attract a lot of archaeologists and history enthusiasts. You must witness the iconography of Vaishnavism, Shaktism, and Shaivism in the Udaygiri Caves.
Key Attractions: Hindu temples, and iconography
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30. Bawangaja – Hiking And 11 Temples
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Bawangaja is the perfect spot for all hikers and if hiking fills you with euphoria then you must add this pilgrim center to your list. Lord Rishabhadeva is the first Tirthankar in Jainism and a majestic statue of him is the prime attraction in Bawangaja. Bawangaja is home to India’s second-largest megalithic statue of Lord Rishabhadeva and so it almost on everyone’s list when they visit Madhya Pradesh. You must visit the stunning complex of eleven temples that is also located in Bawangaja and can be easily reached by a hiking expedition. This is one of the most popular Madhya Pradesh tourist places .
Key Attractions: Hiking, Temples, Lord Rishabhadeva’s statue
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31. Ralamandal – For Wildlife Enthusiasts
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Ralamandal is another serene destination located in Madhya Pradesh that attracts tourists with its exclusive experiences. The place is truly a delightful experience for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts looking for a refreshing escape away from the city life. This tranquil place is home to rich flora and fauna and one can spot endangered species here including leopard, black bucks, etc.
Things To Do: Visit palaces, waterfalls, and other prominent attractions Places To Stay: Skyline Clubs And Resorts, The Virat Hotel And Resort, Grand Shehnai Ideal Duration: 1 Nights/2 Days Key Attractions: Rajwada Palace, Lal Bagh Palace, Patalpani Water Falls
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32. Upper Lake – Pristine Ambiance
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Upper Lake, popularly known as Bhojtal is a pristine lake that was commissioned by King Bhog during the 11th century. The lake is believed to have medicinal properties and there are numerous folklores related to the place. The place hosts numerous exciting activities which makes it a perfect destination for holidayers.
Things To Do: Nature walks, photography Places To Stay: Lago Villa, Hotel Lake View Ashok, Nuur-Us-Sabah Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Key Attractions: Views of sunset ans sunrise
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33. Bee Falls – Mesmerizing Escapes
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Another refreshing tourist place in Madhya Pradesh is Bee Falls that is known for its majestic beauty. Nestled in mesmerising beauty of Panchmarhi, the site offers spectacular views of the surrounding areas. The place is loved by nature lovers and is often visited by tourists from nearby areas during summers. This is one of the most popular Madhya Pradesh tourist places .
Things To Do: Adventures, photography Places To Stay: Champak Bungalow, Rock End Manor, Woodland Adventure Resorts Ideal Duration: 1 Day Key Attractions: Refreshing ambiance
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34. Jata Shankar Caves – Adventure And Spirituality
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Jata Shankar Caves are known for offering a perfect blend of adventure and spirituality. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Madhya Pradesh and comprises 108 Shiva Lingas. It is believed that Lord Shiva resided in these caves to escape the wrath of Bhasmasur. The place is surrounded by the lush green valleys making it an astounding getaway for holidayers.
Things To Do: Explore caves, visit temples and nearby waterfalls Places To Stay: Skyline Clubs And Resorts, The Virat Hotel And Resort, Grand Shehnai Ideal Duration: 1 Day Key Attractions: Historical caves
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35. Pandav Caves – Mythological Site
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Pandav Caves are located in Pipariya and features astounding sights of impeccable nature. The caves are believed to be resided by the Pandavas during their period of exile. The caves are frequently visited by travelers interested in unveiling the facts about mythological places. The place is also loved by archaeologists wandering in Madhya Pradesh.
Things To Do: Explore caves, visit temples Places To Stay: The Gateway Hotel, Hotel Tapovan Ideal Duration: 1 Day Key Attractions: Historical caves and temples
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36. Handi Khoh – Spellbinding Ravines
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Handi Khoh is one of the most offbeat tourist places in Madhya Pradesh . These spellbinding ravines are believed to be associated with Lord Shiva and attracts pilgrims from across the state. The place remains a refreshing hotspot during summers as locals from the surrounding areas often plan a visit.
Things To Do: Visit Tiger Reserve, nature walks, indulge in adventures Places To Stay: Champak Bungalow, Rock End Manor, Woodland Adventure Resorts Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Key Attractions: Impeccable beauty of nature
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37. Rajat Pratap Falls – Enchanting And Refreshing
Rajat Pratap Falls, also known as Silver Falls is the enchanting escape nestled amid the majestic beauty of Panchmahri. The place is an ideal spot for a picnic or family getaway. You can also take a trekking trail and have an awesome time with your friends here.
Things To Do: Adventure, nature walks, trekking Places To Stay: Champak Bungalow, Rock End Manor, Woodland Adventure Resorts Ideal Duration: 1 Day Key Attractions: Refreshing getaway
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38. Dhoopgarh – Highest Peak In Satpura
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Dhoopgarh is the highest peak in Satpura range and features gorgeous views of sunrise and sunsets. It is a delightful paradise for trekkers and you can plan a visit with your adventurous gang to have an awesome time here. It is one of the top places to visit in MP and is also ideal for nature photography.
Things To Do: Photography, nature walks, adventures Places To Stay: Champak Bungalow, Rock End Manor, Woodland Adventure Resorts Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Key Attractions: Impeccable beauty
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39. Chhatris – Beautiful Sculptures
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Chhatris is an architectural marvel located in Madhya Pradesh that features a set of royal tombs. The beautiful sculptures of Chhatris are known to entice tourists with their exquisite designs. The site is located on the banks of the River Betwa and offer panoramic views of the surrounding areas.
Things To Do: Visit historical sites Places To Stay: Orchha Resort, Raj Mahal The Palace Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Key Attractions: Archtecture and panoramic views
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40. Kanchana Ghat – Marvels Of Bundela Dynasty
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Kanchana Ghat, located in Orchha Fort complex is one of the most popular ghats in Madhya Pradesh. Being surrounded by the heritage fort, the place is a delightful site for history lovers. The ghat also showcases cenotaphs of the rulers of the Bundela dynasty.
Things To Do: Visit historical sites Places To Stay: Orchha Resort, Raj Mahal The Palace Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Key Attractions: Panoramic views
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With this handy list of tourist places in Madhya Pradesh, one can explore this magic heartland of India without a miss. So, tell us in the comments below about which of these places are you heading to first? But before that, plan a trip to Madhya Pradesh with your family or friends and enjoy a wholesome vacation with them. Madhya Pradesh is a destination worth exploring and experiencing because, “MP gajjab hai”! (MP is amazing!)
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Frequently Asked Questions About Tourist Places In Madhya Pradesh
Which is the best time to visit Madhya Pradesh?
October to March is the winter season in the state and therefore it is the best time to visit Madhya Pradesh. During this time, you can easily visit the tourist places in Madhya Pradesh.
Which National Park is a major tourist attraction of Madhya Pradesh?
Madhya Pradesh has some of the most famous National Parks in India including: 1. Bandhavgarh National Park 2. Kanha National Park 3. Panna National Park 4. Madhav National Park 5. Sanjay National Park 6. Satpura National Park
What is famous in Ujjain?
Ujjain is famous for its temples and other attractions. Shri Mahakaleshwar is one of the most famous temples of Ujjain and you must add it to your itinerary.
Which place is famous in Madhya Pradesh?
Ujjain is the most famous place in Madhya Pradesh. The city offers various temples that will leave you awestruck.
What is Madhya Pradesh famous for?
Madhya Pradesh is famous for a beautiful mixture of modern and traditional. It offers various places to visit that will give you a soul-stirring experience.
What do Madhya Pradesh people eat?
People of Madhya Pradesh eat both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Cities like Bhopal offer kebabs, meat, and biryani whereas Indore is famous for its poha and milk products.
Which is the biggest city in Madhya Pradesh?
Indore is the biggest city in Madhya Pradesh. It offers beautiful places to visit and is known for Indori poha.
Which is the most beautiful city in MP?
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Which thing is famous in Madhya Pradesh?
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Madhya Pradesh is the heart of India. It is one of the most beautiful and regal states of India. Once you visit Madhya Pradesh , a series of fascinating vistas will completely enfold your eyes to fill your soul with eternal joy.
Madhya Pradesh is the poetry of beauty where harmony will be the meditation to your mind if you tune into the rhythm of its history, culture, food and architecture. Like the heart which pumps the blood into our body, keeping it alive and healthy, Madhya Pradesh is a life-giving factor in our country.
Elegance of ancient temples, exotic wildlife sanctuaries , royal forts and caves of Madhya Pradesh are incredibly famous among world travelers. You will never fall short of places to explore in this beautiful state. Amalgamation of different cultures, history, food art of different dynasties truly makes Madhya Pradesh, a perfect reflection of India.
Let us help you plan your trip to the heart of India Madhya Pradesh.
List of 40 Best Places to Visit in Madhya Pradesh
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- 7 Nights 8 Days Best of Madhya Pradesh Tour
- 4 Nights 5 Days Khajuraho Orchha Tour Package
- 7 Nights 8 Days Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Safari Tour
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- 6 Nights 7 Days Khajuraho Gwalior Tour Package
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Orchha- Quaint magical hamlet
Orchha is truly a reminiscence of the Bundela era and a jewel of incredible India which shines bright in the hearts of tourists worldwide. It is a heaven for history buffs. The artistic architecture of monuments is its prime attraction which makes Orchha royal in its own way. It is less populated and obviously less crowded. The regal settings and the quietude in the air make Orchha a perfect getaway in Madhya Pradesh.
Top Tourist Attractions in Orchha
- Orchha Fort
- Jahangir Mahal
- Chaturbhuj Temple
- Raja Ram Temple
- Uth Khana (Camel Shelter)
- Lakshmi Temple
- Sawan Bhado Pillars
- Palki Mahal
- Khana Hammam
- Dinman Hardaul Palace
- Raj Praveen Mahal
Must Do in Orchha
- Watch the sunset over the beautiful Betwa River
- Apart from visiting palaces and fort make sure to walk down the Elephant Stable
- Attend Aarti at Ram Raja Palace
- Get the glimpse of rare Indian Vulture
- Watch the Light and Sound Show at Ram Raja Mahal
- Buy Hand-made paper items
- Insist a local to narrate few folklores
Where to Stay in Orchha?
There are a few low-budget hotels available in Orchha. Also, the MP Tourism Department runs a heritage hotel in Sheesh Mahal and there are also a few resorts on the bank of Betwa River. One can also stay at Jhansi as there are a number of hotels available (Jhansi is only 14kms from Orchha).
How to Reach Orchha?
The most convenient way to reach Orchha is to first take a train till Jhansi (14kms from Orchha). From Jhansi a number of buses and cars are available for Orchha.
Best Time to Visit Orchha
January to March and October to December
Also Read: Heritage Tourism in Madhya Pradesh
Kanha National Park – Enchanting Wildlife
The rich wildlife reserve, Kanha has been a major tourist attraction in MP. Reflecting a variety of flora and fauna, this national park has been famous ever since Rudyard Kipling wrote his masterpiece called Jungle Book (It is believed that Kipling was inspired from Kanha National Park).
Kanha is expanded in an area of 1,940-sq-kms and is most famous for helping the species of Barasingha (Swamp Deer) to not go extinct in India.
The thick forest mostly comprises Sal, Bamboo and infamous Mahua trees. The Park is also known for frequent sightings of Tiger, Blackbuck and Peacock. A large variety of birds can also be seen in Kanha National Park making it a popular place to visit in MP.
Top Tourist Attractions in Kanha
- Kanha Museum
- Sunset Point
- Jeep Safari
Must do in Kanha National Park
- Take a Jeep Safari to the Buffer Zone of Kisli
- Book a Homestay
- Night Safari (If permission is granted)
Where to Stay at Kanha National Park
There are many hotels and resorts available around this national park. One may book according to their budget. Guesthouses and Homestays are also available but one has to make bookings well in advance.
How to Reach Kanha National Park?
The best way to reach Kanha National Park is to first reach Jabalpur, which is situated about 130kms from Kanha. From Jabalpur, cabs/taxis are available to the national park.
Best Time to Visit Kanha National Park
November to March
Here is a distance chart that can help you decide your route more clearly:
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Khajuraho – Erotic Temples
Khajuraho can rightly be called the epitome of Indian art. A group of 22 temples is all it takes to make Khajuraho famous amongst world travelers. The intricate carvings and the fine erotic sculpture art are enough to make any history lover fall in love with the Indian art.
The temples at Khajuraho are divided into three categories i.e western group, southern group and eastern group among which, the western group of temples has attained maximum fame.
Apart from the temples, Khajuraho also houses two lakes. A small city, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh can be a wonderful getaway for those having keen interest in history.
Vindhya mountain ranges all around this heritage site will definitely overpower your mind with its beauty. Out of 85 original temples, only 22 have survived and are very popular worldwide. It is one of the most beautiful legacies of Chandela Rajputs.
Top Tourist Attractions in Khajuraho
- Kandariya Mahadev Temple
- Lakshman Temple
- Vishwanath Temple
- Parsvanath Temple
- Bijamandala Temple
- Devi Jagdamba
- Chausath Yogini
- Vamana Temple
- Duladeo Temple
Must-Do in Khajuraho
- Visit the Western Group of Temples
- Visit the Lakes
- Take a bike ride in the Old Village
- Eat South Indian Food at Madras Coffee House
- Visit the Archaeological Museum
- Have Breakfast at Raja’s Café
How to Reach Khajuraho?
Khajuraho is well connected by train and bus to many cities of India and thus one can easily make his choice of conveyance to reach here.
Best Time to Visit Khajuraho
November to April and during the Khajuraho Dance Festival (February)
Also Read: Golden Triangle Tour with Khajuraho- Explore the Cultural Diorama of India
Panna National Park – Escape from the city and Embrace Nature
Situated in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, Panna National Park is amongst the well-maintained wildlife reserves in the state. Panna is also one of the most important shelters for the Royal Bengal Tigers and is amongst the best national parks to visit in MP.
Sprawling in an area of 542.67 sq kms, this national park is also the home to species like leopard, wild dog, wolf, hyena, sloth bear, chital and chousingha.
The Park is inhabited by 200 species of birds. The location of the national park is an asset as it is situated at a short distance from the famous town of Khajuraho.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Panna National Park
- Elephant Ride
Must-Do in Panna National Park
- Boat Ride offered by Park Authority
- Elephant Safari (Timings are 6:30 to 10:30 AM & 2:30 to 5:30 PM)
- Jeep Safari (Rental Jeeps are available)
How to Reach Panna National Park?
The best way to reach Panna National Park is by first reaching Khajuraho, which is connected by road and railway to several cities of India. Since, Panna National Park is only at a distance of about 47kms; one can hire a cab/taxi.
Best Time to Visit Panna National Park
Also Read: Panna Biosphere Reserve Included in UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves List
Ujjain – Sacred Bliss
A city of amazing maze alleyways, Ujjain is the temple town of MP. An ideal escape for the spiritual souls, the city is undoubtedly a charming place. Find yourself at peace at the majestic temples that are dedicated mostly to the Shaivite and Vaishnavite sect of Hinduism.
The temples at Ujjain are excellent specimens of Bundela art and architecture. The holy embankments of River Kshipra are amongst some places to spend time and feel tranquility at this otherwise chaotic city. Ujjain is also famed for celebrating the largest Hindu fair – Kumbh Mela and makes an ideal destination for religious tourism in Madhya Pradesh.
Top Tourist Attractions in Ujjain
- Mahakaleshwar Temple
- Gopal Mandir
- Chintaman Ganesh Mandir
- Clock Mandir
- Indira Gandhi Statue
- Harsiddhi Mandir
Must-Do in Ujjain
- Visit the Mahakaleshwar Temple
- Eat at Jharokha Restaurant
- Attend Magh Mela (Next Magh Mela in April 2016)
- During Dussehra, it is ideal to visit Harsiddhi Mandir
- Amazing Boat ride at Ram Ghat.
- Embrace the holiness of Gomti Kund
How to Reach Ujjain?
The best way to reach Ujjain is by train as the Ujjain Railway Station is connected to all major railheads in India. Apart from trains, flights are also available. The nearest airport is at Indore, which is at a short distance of about 55kms from Ujjain.
Best Time to Visit Ujjain
October to March
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Sanchi – City of Ancient wonders
Known as the Buddhist hub, Sanchi in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh is a must-see. The city is famed for the Ashoka-built Sanchi Stupa. Sanchi boasts about the rich history of the region as this city witnessed different ruling dynasties.
Sanchi was the hotspot for merchants and traders when it was called Vidishagiri. Today’s Sanchi is a paradoxical land with remnants collection from different empires and offers an excellent destination for spiritual tourism in Madhya Pradesh. If you want to witness the legacy of buddhist monuments then visit Sanchi.
Top Tourist Attractions in Sanchi
- Sanchi Stupa
- The gupta temple
- Sanchi Museum
- Sanchi Bazaar
- Ashoka Pillar
Must do in Sanchi
- Visit the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site – Sanchi Stupa
- Visit Archaeological Museum
- Witness other Stupas – Stupa 1, Stupa 2, Stupa 3
- Visit Temple 18
- Visit Monasteries 45 and 47
How to Reach Sanchi?
The best way to reach Sanchi is by train. The nearest railhead is situated in Vidisha, which is at a short distance of about 10kms from Sanchi. Buses also ply from Bhopal to Sanchi on regular basis but are often crowded, it is better to hire a cab/taxi.
Best Time to Visit Sanchi
Also Read: Top Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites in India
Bhimbetka Caves – Caves of the ancient past
The Bhimbetka Caves in Bhiyanpura in the Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh offer a walkthrough to the prehistoric era of India. The caves are like the natural gallery that treasures wall paintings from prehistoric era ranging from Upper Paleolithic to the medieval period.
The exploration of these caves is no less than an adventure; one tends to time travel while looking at these mesmeric wall paintings. Apart from the art-rich rock shelters, Bhimbetka preserves the relics of citadel and mini stupas that indicate towards Buddhist influence.
Several inscriptions have also been found here that are reckoned to have belonged to Sunga, Kushan and Gupta periods along with an undeciphered era. Bhimbetka is absolutely a perfect place for history buffs and indeed one of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.
Top Tourist Attractions in Bhimbetka
- Cave Paintings
Must-Do in Bhimbetka Caves
- Witness the huge figures of bison, tigers and rhinoceroses
- Look out for dancing figure from Mesolithic period
- Visit Bhojpur and Hoshangabad
How to Reach Bhimbetka?
Bhimbetka Caves are located at a distance of about 46kms from Bhopal. Bhopal is well-connected to other major cities of India by rail, air and road. The best way to reach Bhimbetka Caves would be to reach Bhopal first and then hire a cab/taxi for the caves.
Best Time to Visit Bhimbetka Caves
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Gwalior – City of musicians and rich cultural heritage
Gwalior has been reckoned as one of the important cities that contributed towards the historic richness of India. Right from the Vedic Age to the time of Mutiny, this city of Madhya Pradesh remained a prominent land. Gwalior is rich in art and architecture, which suggests that it makes a great destination for sightseeing tours in MP.
The most popular and prominent attraction of Gwalior is Gwalior Fort which is also called “The pearl amongst fortresses in India”. The most popular Hockey player Dhayan Chand belongs to this city. It is also said that a hermit named Gwalipa who lived in 8th century AD cured the local chief Suraj Sen, as a token of gratitude he built the city and named it after a saint.
Top Tourist Attractions in Gwalior
- Man Singh Palace
- Gwalior Fort
- Jai Vilas Palace and Scindia Museum,
- Saas Bahu Temples
- Tomb of Tansen
- Teli ka Mandir
Must-Do in Gwalior
- Visit the Man Singh Palace
- Gwalior Fort and Jai Vilas Palace
- Eat at Moti Mahal Delux
- Visit the State Archaeological Museum
- Go for Gwalior Darshan on MP Tourism bus
How to Reach Gwalior?
Reaching Gwalior is quite easy as this city is connected with all the major cities by trains, flights and buses.
Here is a distance chart from major cities in India to Gwalior
Best Time to Visit Gwalior
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Bandhavgarh National Park – Wilderness Calling
Bandhavgarh National Park in Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh is the best place for tiger tourism in India. This 446 sq km wildlife reserve is famed for being a large biodiversity.
Home to a large number of tigers, Bandhavgarh is like a dream destination that enhances wildlife tourism in Madhya Pradesh. Apart from the tigers, the park is the host to about 250 species of birds, 80 species of aquatic animals and 37 species of mammals.
A thrilling place, where you never know what you will spot at the corner of the turn, Bandhavgarh National Park is the highlight of the state of MP.
Top Tourist Attractions in Bandhavgarh
- Tigers Bandhavgarh Fort
- Shesh Shaiya
- Bandhavgarh Market
Must-Do in Bandhavgarh National Park
- Elephant Safari
- Bandhavgarh Fort
How to Reach Bandhavgarh?
The best way to reach Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve would be by train. The nearest railhead is at Umaria and Katni, however, there are quite a few trains that are headed to Umaria or Katni. In this case, the best option would be to travel by train till Jabalpur (Well-connected with several trains from major Indian cities) and then hire a cab/taxi to Bandhavgarh National Park.
Here is the distance chart
Best Time to Visit Bandhavgarh National Park
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Maheshwar – Abode of the divine
Often referred to as the ‘Varanasi of Central India’, Maheshwar is a small town dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located on the bank of Narmada River, Maheshwar has a lot of religious importance and is one of the major popular pilgrimage destinations in Madhya Pradesh.
In fact, it is said that this holy town was once one of the eminent spiritual centers for the Hindu devotees. Today also, Maheshwar is a hotspot for those seeking spiritual experience. Apart from spiritualism, Maheshwar is an excellent hub for those wanting to treat their eyes with some fine Indian architecture as well.
Top Tourist Attractions in Maheshwar
- Maheshwar Palace
- Baneshwar Temple
- Ek Mukhi Datta Temple
- Sahastar Arjun Temple
- Rajrajeshwar Mandir
- Kashi Vishwanath Mandir
- Chaturbhuj Narayan Mandir
- Ahilya Mata’s Chhatris
- Chintamani Ganpati Mandir
- Pandharinath Mandir
- Bhawani Mata Mandir
- Gobar Ganesh Mandir
- Banke Bihari Palace
- Anant Narayan Mandir
- Khedapati Hanuman
- Ram and Krishna Mandir
- Jwaleshwar and Narsingh Mandir
Must-Do in Maheshwar
- Explore the Ghats
- Buy Maheshwari Sarees and other Handloom Items
How to Reach Maheshwar?
Maheshwar is quite close to Indore city (2hrs), therefore the best way to reach Maheshwar would be to first reach Indore by train, bus or flight and further on by taking a cab or a local bus.
Best Time to Visit Maheshwar
November to February, Ahilyabai Holkar’s Birthday Celebration (May), Shivratri (February), Nimar Utsav (November), Sacred River Festival (February)
Mandu- City of Grand Palaces
Mandu is a perfect place for history aficionados. This small town is sometimes referred as Hampi of Central India. Perched on a hilltop, Mandu has history dating back to 10th century AD.
It is situated at an altitude of 2000ft. Like other historic places, Mandu is also replete with the architectural grandeurs that reflect the influence of different ruling eras.
This majestic city is a treasure-trove hidden in the heart of Madhya Pradesh and is indeed a must-visit place in the state. Mandu is also famed for the legendary love story of poet prince Baz Bahadur and his consort Rani Roopmati.
Top Tourist Attractions in Mandu
- Rupmati’s Pavilion
- Nil Kanth Palace
- Hoshang’s Tomb
- Jahaz Mahal
- Asharfi Mahal
Must-Do in Mandu
- Visit the Royal Enclave
- Visit the Village Group
- Visit the Rewa Kund Group
- Watch the sunset from Rupmati’s Pavilion
How to Reach?
Mandu is only 2 hours away from Indore city. So, the ideal way would be to reach Indore by flight or train and then take a cab to Mandu.
Best Time to Visit Mandu
November to February, Ganesh Chaturthi (September)
Omkareshwar – Embrace the divinity
Omkareshwar is seen as one of the most revered places in Madhya Pradesh. It is reckoned to be amongst the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, so one can very well estimate the importance of this sacred town.
Soaked in a spiritual feel, Omkareshwar can be your perfect escape from the hectic and bustling crowd of a city and retire to a place that offers nothing but tranquility. In many temples of Omakareshwar, you shall be bound to spend extra time only to imbue yourself into more spirituality.
Top Tourist Attractions in Omkareshwar
- Siddhanth Temple
- Shri Omkar Mandhata Temple
- Rin Mukteshwar Temple
- Kajal Rani Cave
Must-Do in Omkareshwar
- Visit the Omkareshwar Temple
- Spend time at Gomukh Ghat
- Visit Mamleshwar Temple
How to Reach Omkareshwar?
The nearest railhead is Omakareshwar thus it is a good idea to board a train. However, not many trains are available for Omkareshwar, so the ideal way to reach here is to first reach either Ujjain or Indore and then take a bus/cab for Omkareshwar.
Best Time to Visit Omkareshwar
September to March
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Bhojpur – Fascinating Historical City
On the bank of Betwa River, Bhojpur is a historic site in Madhya Pradesh and is said to be a city that could never be completed. The town is believed to have been established by the famous Paramara dynasty ruler Raja Bhoj.
Bhojpur preserves many heritage attractions that date back to the 11th century. The temples, rock paintings, caves and palaces are all adorned with the work of art, which can definitely woo any history lover. Bhojpur is indeed a right place to learn about the rich history of Madhya Pradesh.
Top Tourist Attractions in Bhojpur
- Bhojeshwar Temple
- Bhoja’s Royal Palace
- Jain Temple
- Parvati Cave
- Rock Drawings and Quarries
Must-Do in Bhojpur
- Witness the Cyclopean Dams
- Visit Bhimbetka Caves (20kms from Bhojpur)
- Visit Sethani Ghat and Hoshangabad Fort (51kms from Bhojpur)
- Try kebabs, bhutte ki kees, mawa-bati, khopra pak, and malpua
- Buy famed handicrafts of Madhya Pradesh
How to Reach Bhojpur?
The best way to reach Bhojpur is to first reach Bhopal, which is at a distance of about 28kms. There are several trains and buses to Bhopal and even flights from different parts of the country operate regularly.
Best Time to Visit Bhojpur
October to February
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Chitrakoot – Lord Rama’s Abode
The Hill of Many Wonders, Chitrakoot stretches in both MP and Uttar Pradesh. Chitrakoot is reckoned to be a sacred town that bears historic significance. The legend has it that it was the forest of Chitrakoot where Lord Rama and Sita stayed for 11 long years of their exile.
Thus, Chitrakoot gained the attention of many Hindu devotees along with those of history lovers. Although a small place, Chitrakoot is not short of any charm and if there has to be a choice to pick a place that you must visit in Madhya Pradesh then this can be it.
Top Tourist Attractions in Chitrakoot
- Raghav Prayag Ghat
- Bharat Milap Temple
- Sati Anusuya Ashram
- Janaki Kund
- Sphatik Shila
- Gupta Godavari
- Hanuman Dhara
- Lakshman Chowki
- Bharat Koop
- Mayurdhwaj Ashram
- Saryu Dhara
- Shabari Fall
- Viradh Kund
- Kali Barah Fall
Must-Do in Chitrakoot
- Spend time at Ram Ghat
- Visit the temples at Kamadgiri
- Drive to Sati Anusuya
- See the footprint of Lord Rama at Sphatik Shila
- Visit Janaki Kund
- Get the Panoramic view of Chitrakoot from Hanuman Dhara
How to Reach Chitrakoot?
The best way to reach Chitrakoot is to first reach Allahabad, which is situated at a distance of 130kms. From Allahabad buses ply to Chitrakoot on a regular basis. The nearest railhead of Chitrakoot is Karvi (8kms) but few trains are available for this station.
Best Time to Visit Chitrakoot
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Indore – Legacy of Holkar Kings
Located at the southern edge of Malwa plateau and tracing its roots back in the 16th century, Indore is the commercial hub of Madhya Pradesh. Indore got its name from 18th century Indreshwar Temple. Rao Nandlal Choudhary in the 18th century founded the city of Indore, he was the chief of the landlords at that time.
Although the city is infamous for being too crowded, when seen from the eyes of an explorer this city too can be interesting. Right from palaces to the museums and from temples to parks, Indore has it all! So, the modern-day Indore is a blend of a modern and historic world.
Top Tourist Attractions in Indore
- Muhadi Falls
- Chokhi Dhani
- Central Museum
- Lalbagh Palace
- Kanch Mandir
Must-Do in Indore
- Visit MHOW (Military Headquarters of War)
- Visit Omkareshwar
- Drive to Patal Pani
How to Reach Indore?
Indore is well-connected to all the major cities of India by air and rail. There are also buses to Indore from many cities of UP and MP.
Best Time to Visit Indore
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Jabalpur – Serene Lush greenery
Known for unmatched natural beauty and several tourist attractions, Jabalpur is considered amongst the best destinations to visit in MP. It is the land of mythical stories and historical and cultural heritage.
Jabalpur is the gateway to Pench , Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks. It is said that the area of Jabalpur was earlier known as Mahakaushal region and it is also believed that the great saint Jabali Rishi blessed this land.
The city is surrounded by granite and sandstone hills and is most famous for its Marble rocks and the national park in its proximity. Jabalpur is situated on the bank of Narmada River and is a perfect place to spend a holiday in Madhya Pradesh.
Tourist Attractions in Jabalpur
- Sangram Sagar and Bajnamath
- Madan Mahal Fort
- PisanHari Jain Temple
- Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum
- Dhuandhar Falls
- Marble Rock Formations
- Gurudwara Gwari Ghat Saheb
- Dumna Nature Reserve Park
Must-Do in Jabalpur
- Try Gakkad-Bharta and Khoye ki Jalebi
- Witness the Dhuandhar Falls
- Take a boat ride to Marble Rocks
- Witness the 76m tall Shiva statue
- See the Balancing Rock
- Attend Aarti at Gwarighat
How to Reach Jabalpur?
Jabalpur is well-connected to almost all the major cities by train and road in India. The easiest and cheapest way to reach Jabalpur is to board a train.
Best Time to Visit Jabalpur
October to May
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Katni – Land of Courage
Katni seems to have an interesting history behind its name. Katni is said to have attained the name as this village was rewarded to brave people who used to behead others.
A similar story comes from British rule era, it is said Katni is a place where they used to cut heads of rebellions and plunderers, and hung them in squares to frighten people.
Today’s Katni is a rich reserve of cultural heritage as one can see relics from Mahakaushal, Bundelkhand, and Baghelkhand here. A great place to learn about the history of Madhya Pradesh, Katni is indeed a destination to cherish.
Top Tourist Attractions in Katni
Must-Do in Katni
- Witness the 12ft tall statue of Jain Tirthankar Shantinath in Bahoriband
- Visit Vijayraghavgarh Fort
- Pay Homage to Roopnath
How to Reach Katni?
Katni has a railway station, so the best way to reach here would be by train. Also, Jabalpur, which is a major hub in MP, is only at a distance of about 83kms from Katni. From Jabalpur one can catch a bus to Katni.
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Chhatarpur – Peace and Beauty
Another feather in the hat of Madhya Pradesh, Chhatarpur is a beautiful historical town. The place is famed for its heritage tourist sites. It can be a perfect place for those seeking both peace and beauty. The natural charm shall offer peace of mind whereas the historical sites will render the opportunity to learn more about the cultural richness of MP. Chhatarpur seems ideal as a holiday destination for all.
Top Tourist Attractions in Chhatarpur
- Hanuman Tauria
- Pandav Falls
- Bambar Baini
- Kalinjar Fort
- Adinath Temple
Must-Do in Chhatarpur
- Visit the temples of Khajuraho
- Witness the beautiful Pandav Falls
- Visit the majestic Kalinjar Fort
How to Reach Chhatarpur?
From Khajuraho it is a 45 minutes’ drive to Chhatarpur. It is ideal if one can take a train till Khajuraho and then a bus to Chhatarpur.
Best Time to Visit Chhatarpur
Pachmarhi – Delightful hill station
Pachmarhi is a popular travel destination in Madhya Pradesh. In order to get relief from the scorching summer heat many seek shelter in Pachmarhi. This beautiful hill station is famous for cave paintings in the forest, viewpoints, waterfalls and a lake.
The beauty of Pachmarhi has also been shown in Bollywood flicks like Asoka and Chakravyuh. It is a touristy place, so one can see the availability of all those things that are necessary for the tourists.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Pachmarhi
- Jatashankar and Mahadeo Caves
- Silver Falls
- Apsara Vihar
Must-Do in Pachmarhi
- Sit beside the lake in Pachmarhi
- Listen to the Orchestra in Cantonment
- Visit the beautiful Catholic Church
- Visit the Pandav Caves
- Watch the sun go down from Sunset Point
How to Reach Pachmarhi?
The best way to reach Pachmarhi is to first reach Piparaiya (52kms from Pachmarhi) by train. From here, one can take a cab/bus to Pachmarhi.
Best Time to Visit Pachmarhi
October to June
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Pench National Park
Here is one destination that is an absolute pride for Madhya Pradesh tourism; Pench National Park is a rich reservoir of flora and fauna. The Park, which is partially in MP and partially in Maharashtra, is a safe shelter for many endangered species.
Spread in an area of 758 sq kms, Pench is home to species like Bison, Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai and leopards. A large variety of birds and reptiles can also be found in this park and that is why it is a perfect destination for wildlife tours in Madhya Pradesh.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Pench National Park
- Indian Bison
Must-Do in Pench National Park
- Take a Jeep Safari
Winter Safari Timings in Pench National Park
Summer Safari Timings in Pench National Park
How to Reach Pench National Park?
The best way to reach Pench is by first arriving at Jabalpur, which is at a distance of about 192kms by train. From Jabalpur, one can easily get a cab/taxi to Pench National Park.
Best Time to Visit Pench National Park
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Rewa – Be one with the nature
Rewa is a small yet significant place in MP. Mostly known for its museum, waterfalls and historical villages, Rewa has become popular amongst many backpackers as a perfect destination for nature tourism in Madhya Pradesh.
The forts and palaces make this place even more attractive to the tourists. A laid back yet informational trip is what can be guaranteed here as the town runs at its own pace yet in no time takes one back in history.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Rewa
- Baghel Museum
- Gobindgarh Fort
- Govindgarh Palace
- Venkat Bhavan
- APS University Stadium
- Bhairo Baba Statue
- Ranipur Karchulian
- Keonti Waterfalls
- Purva Waterfalls
Must-Do in Rewa
- Visit the beautiful Keonti Waterfalls
- Visit Rewa and Gobindgarh Fort
- Explore Venkat Bhavan
How to Reach Rewa?
Rewa is well-connected by rail and road with several cities of India. The best way to reach Rewa is to board a train from New Delhi, Jabalpur and Bhopal.
Best Time to Visit Rewa
Vidisha – Wonderful Historical Gem
Known for architectural grandeurs, Vidisha has a charm like no other. A resplendent historical site of Madhya Pradesh, Vidisha endures a lot of appeal to the history buffs. Historical wonders like Udayagiri caves and Heliodorus which was built in 110 BC (Khamba Baba) are some of the major tourist attractions.
One might also get a clear picture of the rich past of Madhya Pradesh from the relics found in Vidisha. Truly an out and out historical destination in Madhya Pradesh, Vidisha is worth investing your time upon.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Vidisha
- Sola-Kambi Temple
- Dashavatara Temple
- Khamba Baba
- Girdhari Temple
- Gadarmal Temple
Must-Do in Vidisha
- Visit Bija Mandal
- Visit temple made by Late Parmara Rulers
- Witness the Sanchi Stupa
- Spend time near the Betwa River
How to Reach Vidisha
Train is the best way to reach Vidisha. There are a number of trains from several major cities in India that connect to Vidisha.
Best Time to Visit Vidisha
Shivpuri – Abode of Greenery
An ancient town, Shivpuri boasts about the rich history of Madhya Pradesh. The town was once the summer capital of Scindia rulers of Gwalior. There are a number of ancient buildings including forts, palaces and chhatris (cenotaphs), the town is also famous for national parks, wildlife sanctuary and waterfalls, which makes Shivpuri a complete holiday destination in MP.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Shivpuri
- Madhav National Park
- Son Chiraiya Bird Sanctuary
- Chhatris, Bhura Kho
- Bhadaiya Kund
- Narwar Fort
Must-Do in Shivpuri
- Picnic at Bhura Kho and Bhadaiya Kund
- Safari in Madhav National Park
- Bird Watching in Son Chiraiya Bird Sanctuary
How to Reach Shivpuri?
Shivpuri is well-connected by rail and road to several cities of India. The best way to reach here would be by train if comfort is the factor.
Best Time to Visit Shivpuri
Deogarh – Beauty in Ruins
Situated in the Lalitpur range of hills, Deogarh is a village in Madhya Pradesh. River Betwa that flows through this lovely little place enhances the beauty of this village.
Deogarh was once a fortified city and was an important place to see the Jain architecture. Although now mostly in ruins; Deogarh is still a majestic travel destination in MP.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Deogarh
- Deogarh Fort
- Matatila Dam
Must-Do in Deogarh
- Visit the Dashavatara Temple and Shantinath Temple
- Buy Chanderi Sarees
- Picnic at Matatila Dam
- Visit Baransingh Temple in Talbehat
How to Reach Deogarh?
The most convenient way to reach Deogarh is to first arrive at Lalitpur by train. Lalitpur is at a distance of only 23kms from Deogarh. One can take a cab/bus from Lalitpur.
Best Time to Visit Deogarh
September to May, Jain Mela and Gajrath Mahotasav.
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Sheopur – Small yet Sublime
Sheopur district in Madhya Pradesh is known for its rich skill of wood carving. Sheopur in other words can be called the centre for craft in Madhya Pradesh.
The main attraction of Sheopur apart from wood work is Palpur (kuno) wildlife sanctuary. Though a small place, Sheopur is truly attractive and offers an insight of the lifestyle of the people of MP.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Sheopur
- Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kaketa Reservoir
Must-Do in Sheopur
- Buy crafted wood item
- Visit Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary
How to Reach Sheopur?
One can reach Sheopur by taking a train till Shivpuri, which is at a distance of 120kms. From Shivpuri regular buses ply to Sheopur.
Best Time to Visit Sheopur
Chanderi – Beauty and Joy Forever
Chanderi is yet another historical town of Madhya Pradesh, where each meandering road makes you meet history. The history of Chanderi is extracted from myths and folklore as no written evidence could be found here. Today, Chanderi is a reminiscence of the ancient MP, where Gurjara-Pratihara used to rule. From Bundela Rajputs to malwa Sultans Chanderi has been the central point for many dynasties. Surrounded by lakes, hills and forests, Chanderi is not less than a heaven. Also, the world famous Chanderi sarees need no introduction.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Chanderi
- Koshak Mahal
- Shehzadi Ka Rauza
- Ramnagar Palace and Museum
- Purana Madarsa
- Kati Ghati Gateway
- Nanuan Rock Paintings
- Khandagiri Temple
- Bada Mahal Darwaza
- Singhpur Palace
- Jama Masjid
- Jageshwari Temple
- Nizamuddin Family Tombs
- Chandraprabh Temple
Must-Do in Chanderi
- Visit Koshak Mahal
- Witness Nanuan Rock Paintings,
- Visit Ramnagar Palace and Museum
How to Reach Chanderi?
The best way to reach Chanderi is via Lalitpur. Lalitpur is at a distance of about 36kms from Chanderi and has a well-connected railway station. From Lalitpur, one can get a cab or bus to Chanderi.
Best Time to Visit Chanderi
Mandsaur – Embrace the spirituality
A rich archaeological site, Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh adds to the historical treasure of the state. What makes Mandsaur famous is its Lord Pashupatinath temple, which is located on a river’s bank.
The idol of Pashupatinath is similar to that of the highly famed Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal. What more, Mandsaur is also popular for producing high quality opium.
A blend of history and modernization has made Mandsaur quite a place to visit. Infact witnessing the Pashupatinath Temple here is one of the things you must do in Madhya Pradesh.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Mandsaur
- Lord Pashupatinath Temple
- Nalcha Mata Mandir
- Gandhi Sagar Dam
Must-Do in Mandsaur
- Visit Lord Pashupatinath Temple
- Visit Gandhi Sagar Dam
Buses and trains are available to Mandsaur. The best way would be to board a train.
Best Time to Visit
Pali – Ancient and blissful City
Pali is situated in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. This small town is also famed for its archaeological heritage that dates back to the flourishing era of Jain religion. One can find several Hindu and Jain temples in Pali and can enjoy the utter quietness of this slow-paced town. One also has the good opportunity to get an insight on the small-city lifestyle of people in MP.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Pali: Birasinidevi Temple
How to Reach Pali?
One can visit Jabalpur by bus/train and then can take a cab/bus to Pali.
Best Time to Visit Pali
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Tikamgarh – City of Havelis and forts
Tikamgarh was once a part of the kingdom of Orchha and is believed to have been founded by Bundela ruler Rudra Pratap Singh. This small yet significant town is situated to the south of Orchha and is famed for its majestic fort. Boasting of rich architecture, Tikamgarh can be a great destination for a day-trip from Orchha and Jhansi.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Tikamgarh
- Laxmi Narayan Temple
- Sunder Mahal
- Dauji Ki Haveli
- Janki Mandir Temple
- Rai Praveen Mahal
- Garhkundar Fort
- Mahendra Sagar
Must-Do in Tikamgarh
- Visit Garh Kundar Fort
- Watch the sunset from Laxmi Narayan Temple
- Visit Janki Mandir
- Spend time near Mahendra Sagar
How to Reach Tikamgarh?
Lalitpur is the nearest railhead from Tikamgarh, situated at a distance of about 46kms. The best way to reach Tikamgarh would be to first travel to Lalitpur and then take a bus.
Best Time to Visit Tikamgarh
Kuno National Park – Home to African Cheetahs
Located in Sheopur and Morena Districts in Madhya Pradesh, Kuno National Park is the newest addition to the list of top tourist destinations in the state.
Though the park was established in 1981 as a wildlife sanctuary, the park has recently got highlighted as it is now home to eight African Cheetahs . The cheetahs were brought to the park from Namibia in September 2022 under the ‘Cheetah reintroduction programme’.
Initially spread across an area of 345 square kilometres and an additional area of 924 square kilometres (buffer zone), the park was declared a national park in 2018. Similar to the other national parks in Madhya Pradesh, it is also a part of the Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forest.
A jungle safari in this park will let you take a glimpse of the Indian leopard, Indian wolf, Bengal fox, sloth bear and many more species apart from the African cheetahs.
Top Tourist Attractions near Kuno National Park
- Bamni Dadar
- Kawardha Palace
Must-Do in Kuno National Park
- Jungle safari
- Village Walks
- Nature Walks
How to Reach Kuno National Park?
The nearest railheads are Gwalior, Kota and Jhansi and the nearest airport is at Gwalior, from where you have to take a cab or bus to reach the park.
Best Places to Stay near Kuno National Park?
- Rest Houses at KNP
- Jungle Resort Kuno
- Hotel Kuno Palace
Here is a distance chart from major cities in India to Kuno National Park
Important Information on Safari Timings in Kuno National Park
Best Time to Visit Kuno National Park
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Hanuwantiya – The Happiness Island
One of the popular tourist destinations for adventure-seekers, Hanuwantiya island is located in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. The island is referred to as Happiness Island where the famous Jal Mahotsav is held every year.
It is a globally recognised vacation spot in India for providing the huge event of several kinds of adventurous activities. Tourists from different parts of the world come here to experience hot air ballooning, jet skiing, zip lining, ATV rides, jeep safaris and many more.
The archipelago on the Indira Sagar Dam is the one-stop spot for families as there is no dearth of fun opportunities for kids. They can opt for toy helicopter rides, jungle safari and many indoor games under a skilled guide. Moreover, you can also spend the weekend here, as the place boasts many tents and resorts to stay in.
Top Tourist Attractions near Hanuwantiya
- Boriyamal Island
- The nearby villages
- Indira Sagar Dam
- Shri Dadaji Darbar
- Sant Singaji Dam
Must-Do in Hanuwantiya
- Scuba Diving
- Water Parasailing
- Water Surfing
- Hot Air Balloon Ride
- Visit nearby dams
- Visit the nearby villages
- Island visits
How to Reach Hanuwantiya?
The nearest airport to Hanuwantiya Island is Indore, 150 kilometres away. You can also reach the place by train. Khandwa Railway Station, 50 kilometres away is the closest railhead to the island.
Best Places to Stay in Hanuwantiya
- MPT Hanuwantiya Resort
- Hanuwantiya Tent City
- Hanuwantiya Tapu
Best Time to Visit Hanuwantiya
November to January
Here is a distance chart from major cities in India to Hanuwantiya
Burhanpur – Witness the Mughal Splendour
Situated at the bank of Tapti River, Burhanpur is known for its rich past in Madhya Pradesh. This mid-sized city is named after Sheikh Burhan-ud-Din and is famed as a pilgrimage for Bohra Muslims as well as for Sikhs.
Burhanpur is also popular as a place where the body of Queen Mumtaz was kept before shifting it to the majestic Taj Mahal. Since Burhanpur was an integral part of Mughal kingdom, it has a large number of big and small monuments which must be seen.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Burhanpur
- Badshahi Quila
- Asirgarh Fort
Must-Do in Burhanpur
- Visit Badhshahi Quila
- Spend time on the bank of Tapti River
- Visit Dargah-e-Hakimi Garden
- Visit the local markets for Kalabattu Jari (Gold-silver thread work) on clothes.
How to Reach Burhanpur?
Burhanpur has its own railway station, so the best and most convenient way to reach here is by train.
Best Time to Visit Burhanpur
Barwani – Landscape for Artists
Set up on the left bank of River Narmada, Barwani is yet another spectacular place to see in Madhya Pradesh. The town is surrounded by the forest of Satpura and Vindhyachal, thus Barwani can be a good destination for a nature escape. Barwani is also famous for its Jain temples.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Barwani
- Chool Giri (Bawangaja)
Must-Do in Barwani
- Witness world’s tallest Adinath Ji statue in Chool Giri
- Visit the temple of Beejasani (Durga)
How to Reach Barwani?
The best possible way to reach Barwani would be to board a train till Indore, which is at a distance of about 155kms. From Indore, regular buses ply to Barwani.
Best Time to Visit Barwani
Amarkantak – Sacred Hindu Pilgrimage
Situated at the meeting point of Vindhya and Satpura forests, Amarkantak is a beautiful destination in Madhya Pradesh. Two rivers i.e Narmada and Sone flows through Amarkantak in two different directions making this place look more pleasing to the eyes. Amarkantak is a famed Hindu pilgrimage also. Blessed with a holy pond, waterfalls and lofty hills, this small town is a perfect place for family vacations in Madhya Pradesh.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Amarkantak
- Narmada Udgam
- Bhrigu Kamandal
- Mai ki Bagiya
Must-Do in Amarkantak
- Attend Aartis like Narmada Aarti and Kund ki Aarti
- Visit hot spring at Dhuni Pani
- Visit Sonmuda, the prime source of River Sone
How to Reach Amarkantak?
There are trains available till Pendra Road (17kms from Amarkantak) and Anuppur (48kms from Amarkantak). From both these places regular buses are available for Amarkantak.
Best Time to Visit Amarkantak
Itarsi – City of biggest Railway Junction
Famed for its Railway Junction that is reckoned to be the central crossing for west to east routes and north to east routes, Itarsi is a trading hub in Madhya Pradesh.
This town is significant for the handloom clothing and art & craft industry. At Itarsi one has the opportunity to witness vivid attractions like churches, temples and a wildlife reserve.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Itarsi
- Tawa Reservoir
- Bori Wildlife Sanctuary
- Evangelical Lutheran Church
- Boodhi Mata Mandir
- Hussaini Masjid
Must-Do in Itarsi
- Visit Bori Wildlife Sanctuary
- Visit the Tawa Dam
- Explore Hushang Fort
How to Reach Itarsi?
The most convenient way to reach Itarsi is by train. The railway station of Itarsi is well-connected to almost all the major cities of India.
Best Time to Visit Itarsi
Panna – Diamond City
Panna is famed as the city of diamonds; it is the only city in Madhya Pradesh with diamond reserves. Not only Panna is popular for its world heritage site – Panna National Park but also for its ancient temples. Temples in Panna are a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The city holds a lot of historical and religious significance. It is in the city of Panna where Mahamati Prannath preached the message of self-awakening and took samadhi after spending eleven years with his disciples.
Top Tourist Attractions in Panna
- Pandava Falls and Caves
- Diamond Mines
- Panna National Park
- Jugal Kishoreji Temple
- Mahamati Prannath ji Temple
- Raneh Falls and Ken Crocodile Sanctuary
Must Do in Panna
- Exotic wildlife of Panna National Park
- Enjoy the lush greenery, waterfalls and lakes around Pandava falls and caves.
- Diamond mines is a must visit place as it is the only active diamond mine in Madhya Pradesh.
- Enchanting canyons of Rewa Plateau and Raneh Falls will blow your heart away.
- Spiritual bliss at the temples of Panna is a must.
How to Reach Panna?
By air you have to take a flight to Khajuraho Airport to reach Panna and by train Khajuraho Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station.
Where to Stay at Panna?
Some of the best places to stay at Panna are Hotel Shanvi Landmark, Pashan Garh and Panna Heritage boutique hotel. However, budget hotels are also available for a comfortable stay.
Best Time to Visit Panna
November to May
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Satna – Sacred Sanctuary of Gods
Satna is very popular for its cement as it is the store house of plenty of limestone and dolomite deposits. Satna got its name from the river of the same name originating in Panna district. Satna holds a great religious importance. In mythology, some parts of Chitrakoot where Lord Rama used to stay during Ramayana era are located at the outskirts of Satna.
There are various religious sites and shopping sites in Satna to make your day blissful. Satna is a unique blend of history, spirituality and spectacular views. From forts, temples, museums to natural landscapes, it is a place of unequalled loveliness.
Top Tourist Attractions in Satna
- Madhavgarh Fort
- Maihar, Chitrakoot
- Tulsi Museum
- Shri Bihari Mandir
- Bharhut Stupa
- Jagatdev Talab
- Shradha Devi Temple
- Venkatesh Temple
Must Do in Satna
- Enjoy the local food of Satna- Moth Dal, Dahi Bhalla, Mango Pickle, Almond Milk and Litti etc.
- Travel back in time to see the historical charm of Bharhut Stupa.
- Land your spiritual boat at Ramvan and Venkatesh Temple.
- Revel in the 400 years old architectural wonder of Madhavgarh Fort.
How to Reach Satna?
Khajuraho Airport is the nearest airport to reach Satna. You can also reach through Jabalpur Airport; it is 215 km from Satna. One can also reach Satna by train route, the nearest route would be Bombay- Howrah Train Route and National Highway No.7 through Maihar-Amarpatan.
Where to Stay at Satna?
Budget hotels are easily available at Satna. MP tourism also provides a comfortable stay to the tourists. Some of the best Government owned stays are Sainik Rest House, Circuit House and Barut Hotel.
Best Time to visit Satna
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Betul – Serene nature’s lap
If you want to treat your eyes with beautiful and picturesque landscapes then Betul is the best place to visit in Madhya Pradesh. Lush greenery, rolling hills, breathtaking rivers, awesome weather throughout the year and serenity all around with soul soothing solitude makes Betul a perfect getaway from chaotic city life. There are a lot of scenic temples in Betul to delight your soul.
Top Tourist Attractions in Betul
- Tapti Udgam
- Kukru Khamla
- Kherla Fort
Must Do in Betul
- Temple trails to seek eternal peace is a must. Some of the most visited temples are Muktagiri and Balajipuram
- Sunrise and sunset at the highest peak in Betul district – Kukru Khamla
- Take blessings of lord Shiva at Salbardi
- Dive deep into the holiness of Tapti River at Tapti Udgam.
- Ruins of Kherla fort and the history of the Gond dynasty are waiting for you.
How to Reach Betul?
Nagpur Airport is the nearest airport to reach Betul. You can also reach Betul via Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal. By train Betul Railway Station under the west central railway zone is the best way to reach Betul. Bhopal National Highway is also a suitable option for those travelling by road.
Where to Stay at Betul?
Some of the best hotels to stay at Betul are Hotel Sambhavi, Hotel IC inn, Hotel Ramakrishna and Hotel Abhashree. Budget and deluxe hotels are also available according to traveller’s needs with all the facilities for a comfortable stay.
Best Time to Visit Betul
Any period of the Year
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Morena – Peacock City
Morena got its name from mor (peacock) and raina means a place. Morena can be called the ‘City of Peacocks’ as they are found in large numbers. It is said that the town of Morena was named after the village of Muraina which is 8km away from the present town. It is the most popular town in the city of Madhya Pradesh.
Many dynasties ruled Morena like Nagas, Guptas, Hunas, Gurjaras and Chandellas etc which makes this town historically and culturally very rich.
From 30,000-year-old paintings to unique style temples, every corner of Morena reveals a story of its rich cultural heritage.
Top Tourist Attractions in Morena
- Pahargarh Cave Paintings
- Kotwal Reservoir
- Shani Dev Temple
- Sabalgarh Fort
- Ashan River
- National Chambal Sanctuary
- Bateshwar Temples
- Chausath Yogini Temple
Must Do in Morena
- Don’t forget to visit the centuries old group of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu – Bateshwar Temples.
- Chausath Yogini Temple – Rare, mysterious circular shaped temple dedicated to the tantric sect of 64 yogini.
- National Chambal Sanctuary – Abode of exotic aquatic animals
- Sihoniya Village- It houses the most unique khajuraho style temple.
- Witness the true beauty of Rajput architecture at Sabalgarh Fort.
How to Reach Morena?
Gwalior Airport is the nearest Airport to reach Morena and Morena Railway Station is the main railway station to reach Morena. One can also reach Morena via NH3 highway on NH3 Agra Bombay Road.
Where to Stay at Morena?
Morena has a plethora of places to stay for tourists. From budget hotels to luxury hotels, it caters to the needs of tourists of all kinds. Make your bookings well in advance.
Best Time to Visit Morena
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Dhar – Sublime and fascinating
Dhar is one of the most popular places to visit in Madhya Pradesh. From majestic forts, temples and mosques to amazing waterfalls and ancient structures, you will never get bored of Dhar. Dhar was once the capital of Malwa before Mandu became the prominent center.
There are a lot of barren hills, historical buildings, temples, and architectural masterpieces that will delight your senses once you visit its shores. Ruled by many dynasties Dhar has been the hotbed of many cultures but King Bhuj of Paramara Dynasty is the most popular ruler of Dhar.
Top Tourist Attractions in Dhar
- Pillar Mosque
- Dhar Museum
- Shaykh Changal
- Jhira Bagh Palace
Must Do in Dhar
- Cultural heritage of Dhar can be best explored at Bhoj Shala, it is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Dhar.
- Dilawar Khan’s Pillar Mosque is an architectural wonder. It is a must visit place in Dhar.
- Beautiful rock cut architecture and pictorial art of Bagh Caves will delight your soul.
- Revel in the history of Dhar at Dhar Museum.
How to Reach Dhar?
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar National Airport in Indore, is the nearest airport to Dhar and Ratlam and Indore are the nearest railway stations to reach Dhar. You will also get regular buses from cities like Jabalpur, Gwalior, Bilaspur to reach Dhar.
Where to Stay at Dhar?
Dhar provides comfortable stay to the tourists of all kinds. From luxury to budget hotels, Dhar caters to the needs of tourists with all the basic facilities and amenities. Some of the best places to stay at Dhar are Malwa Resorts, Hotel Yashika Palace, Hotel Monarch and Hotel Bee Town etc.
Best Time to Visit Dhar
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This magical land of Madhya Pradesh is truly inspirational and if you are a history buff or simply a traveler who loves to see a different India, this central state is your perfect choice.
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Published: 16 Dec, 2022
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Things to Do in Kotelniki, Russia - Kotelniki Attractions
Things to do in kotelniki.
- Good for Kids
- Good for a Rainy Day
- Good for Big Groups
- Good for Couples
- Honeymoon spot
- Good for Adrenaline Seekers
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1. Outlet Village Belaya Dacha
2. Church of the Kazan Icon of God's Mother
4. Belaya Dacha Museum
5. Bolshoi Lyuberetskiy Mine
6. Arena Space
7. L'Etoile City of Dreams
- Outlet Village Belaya Dacha
- Church of the Kazan Icon of God's Mother
- Belaya Dacha Museum
- Bolshoi Lyuberetskiy Mine