Lovingly known as the “Heart of India”, Madhya Pradesh is one of the most beautiful places in India. The amazing state welcomes you with ancient temples, forts, palaces and magnificent monuments and other heritage sites. Even today you can see the traces of glorious historical past that the state proudly shows off. The plateau of Madhya Pradesh showcases the magnificent Satpura and Vindhyachal mountains. Read on to know more about the top tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh.
This resplendent location is placed closed to the Vindhyas Mountains and is bordered by plateau with a deep ravine that separates the same with the valley. One of the major attractions of the place is the crystal clear lakes as well as sparkling ponds.
Khajuraho is one of the most popular heritage sites in Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho is known for its ancient temples, which were constructed during the reign of the Chandela Kings. Once upon a time Khajuraho had around 83 temples, which were constructed in a span of 100 years starting from 950 AD TO 1050 AD. However, only 22 temples have successfully survived the tests of time and can be explored today.
This vibrant city of Madhya Pradesh boosts a rich historical heritage. The sightseeing of the city includes palaces, artistic monuments and temples.
Nature and wildlife enthusiasts will be excited to visit Bandhavgarh National Park, which flaunts the highest collection of tigers in India, especially the unique white tigers, which are mostly found in Rewa. As per the records the last white tiger was captivated in 1951 by Maharaja Martand Singh.
Pench Tiger Reserve is popularly known as the “Land of Kipling” as it’s believed to be the place where Mowgli lived, the character from the world famous “The Jungle Book” created by Rudyard Kipling.
If you prefer exploring stupas, monasteries, ancient temples and magnificent pillars, then Sanchi is one stop destination for you. These monuments were built during 3rd century BC and 12th century AD. The most famous monument, Sanchi Stupa was built under the rule of Emperor Ashoka.
Ujjain boosts some of the most artistic temples in Madhya Pradesh such as Mahakaleshwara. This ancient temple is one of the 12 important Jyotirlingas in India and believed to be one of the abodes of Lord Shiva. Tourists visiting Ujjain can also check out other popular attractions in Ujjan such as Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Vikram Kirti Mandir, Bhartrihari Caves, Chintaman Ganesh, Durgadas Ki Chhatri, Kaliadeh Palace and Kal Bhairava.
Bhopal is state capital and flaunts two artificial lakes. The name of the capital is derived from its ruler Raja Bhoj who had commissioned the beautiful city and artificial lakes and dam surrounding the city. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Bhopal are Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Upper Lake and Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka.
Two sparkling rivers Khan and Saraswati flow across the Indore city. A small and artistic temple is located in the centre of the city and belongs to the 18th century. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Indore include Chhatris, Kanch Mandir, Chokni Dhani, Nehru Park, Lal Baag Palace, Rajwada and Mahatma Gandhi Hall.
Madhya Pradesh is a beautiful tourist paradise. Thanks to its incredible natural beauty, historical monuments and pilgrimage shrines, plush palaces, gracious hospitality and rich culture, MP has become of one of the most-visited tourist destination in India.