Top Places to Visit in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradhesh, in central India is famous for its rich history and majestic monuments that are incredibly famous amongst world travellers. This beautiful state provides the traveller with a multitude of options including Khajuraho temples, wildlife, spiritual experiences in Omkareshwar and Sanchi, forts in Gwalior, medieval cities of Orchha and Mandu etc

If you'd like to explore beyond Madhya Pradhesh popular tourist attractions, here are the Best Places to Visit in MP to inspire you!

Khajuraho

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          Monuments The Khajuraho Group of Monuments located in Chhatarpur District of Madhya Pradesh. These groups of monuments are the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples which are well known for their Erotic Architecture defining Kama Sutra Inscriptions all around the world. It was built during the rule of Chandela Dynasty which was at its height during the time span of 950 to 1050. It was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, a cultural property on October 15, 1982 for its unique artistic creation.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Khajuraho are Khajuraho Temples, Ajaigarh Fort, Panna National Park, Archaeological Museum, Dhubela Museum, Kalinjar Fort and Beni Sagar Dam.

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Orchha

Orchha in Madhya Pradesh Orchha town is situated near the banks of Betwa river in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh state, India. It was established by Maharaja Rudra Pratap Singh in 1501. The town is famous for it's grand palaces, carved temples and striking forts built in the 16th and 17th centuries, has a lot of historical significance and a photographers' paradise. The Orchha fort complex is the biggest tourist draw of this small town. The best to visit Orchha is between October and March.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Orchha are Orchha Fort, Chattris Cenotaphs, , Jehangir Mahal, Raja Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Dinman Hardaul’s Palace and Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Sanchi

Sanchi Stupa Sanchi is a small village in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. Sanchi has a famous place known as Sanchi Stupas, which consists of many Stupas built by emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. Sanchi Stupa is a magnificent monument full of history, these Fantastic historic monuments depicting the Buddhist heritage have been aptly classified as an UNESCO world heritage site. Its nucleus was a hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of the Buddha. The Great Stupa is considered to be the oldest stone structure of India.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Sanchi are Stupas, Udaygiri Caves, Ashoka Pillar, Eastern Gateway, Buddhist Vihara, The Great Bowl, Gupta Temple and Sanchi Museum.

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Mandu

Hindola Mahal, Mandav, MP Mandu is located in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It was originally founded in the 10th century by the Parmar rulers who made it their fort capital. Mandu is the largest standing fortified town in the world. The walls of Mandu have a circumference of 75 km. Mandu hosts many historical monuments spread over 3 kms and there more than 15 architectural wonders of various emperors located at high altitude. The cool and dry winter months from November to February are the best time to visit Mandu.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Mandu are Hindola Mahal, Ship Palace, Rewa Kund, Bagh Caves, Rupayan Museum, Chhappan Mahal Museum, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Rupmati Pavilion and Echo Point.

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Gwalior

Gwalior Fort Gwalior is a historic city situated in Madhya Pradesh. This place is famous for its magnificent palaces, ancient temples and the impressive fort. The city of Gwalior was founded by the King Suraj Sen and named after the hermit-saint Gwalipa who cured him. City is full of Tourist Attractions which include Grand "Gwalior Fort" - One of the famous prominent fort of India. A beautiful hilltop fortress with blue tiles, paintings of elephants, crocodiles and ducks. The Mughal Emperor Babar referred to the Gwalior Fort as "the pearl amongst fortresses in India". Best season to visit Gwalior is between November and February.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Gwalior are Gwalior Fort, Sun Temple, Jai Vilas Palace Museum, Gopachal Parvat, Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum, Teli Ka Mandir, Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum, Madhav National Park and Tigra Dam.

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Bhopal

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh, India. Bhopal is said to have been founded by legendary king Bhoja of the Paramara dynasty between 1000–1055 A.D. Bhopal city is nestled over seven hills along the banks of two beautiful lakes situated in the center of the city and that's why it is also referred to as the City of Lakes. Bhopal is a confluence of the rich forms of art, tradition and culture which has many interesting sights to capture the attention of the tourists visiting this place that fails to tire the enthusiastic traveler, visiting this old city.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Bhopal are Bhimbetka, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Van Vihar National Park, Bhojpur, National Museum of Mankind, State Museum of Madhya Pradesh, Birla Museum, Gohar Mahal, Minto Hall, Taj ul Masajid and Bhadbhada Dam.

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Indore

Rajwada Indore is a district of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Indore city of Madhya Pradesh has a lot to offer to the people who come here on tours. It is situated on the banks of two River - the Saraswati and the Khan. The city is bejeweled with some magnificent monuments belonging to the Holkar dynasty - the founder of the Holkar dynasty. The Rajwada or the old palace, located in the old part of the city is an important site to visit. This building is a unique blend of French, Mughal and Maratha style of architecture. Indore can be visited throughout the year because of its pleasant climate.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Indore are Central Museum, Lal Baag Palace, Patalpani Waterfall, Pipliyapala Regional Park, Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, Tincha Fall, Indore White Church, Krishnapura Chhatris, Town Hall and Nehru Park.

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Ujjain

Mahakaleshwar Mandir Ujjain is a historical city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is situated on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. This city is famous as one of the four sites which host the famous Kumbh Mela after every 12 years, which enhances the city's importance as a tourist hub. Millions of people come here to take a holy dip in the waters of the River Shipra. Ujjian is home to many signicant temples including and also home to the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines to the god Shiva.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Ujjain are Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Kal Bhairav Temple, Chintaman Ganesh Temple, Jantar Mantar, Kalideh Palace and Vikram Kirti Mandir Museum.

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Jabalpur

Jabalpur Bhedaghat Jabalpur formerly known as Jubbulpore is a major city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is on the bank of holy Narmada River and on the tributary plains the Hiran, Gour, Ken and Sone rivers. Jabalpur has some nice tourists attractions including natural scenic beauty of hills, ponds, river, water-fall, historical monuments and many more. Jabalpur is also known for world famous Kanha, Bandhavgad, Pench and Satpuda Tiger National parks around it and marble rocks on Narmada River. Narmada River valley is famous for its Marble Rocks, a unique formation where the whole river flows for nearly 2 kms with varied coloured. The best time to visit Jabalpur is during the winter months, from October to January.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Jabalpur are Dhuandhar Waterfalls, Bhedaghaat, Madan Mahal Fort, Balancing Rocks, Bargi Dam, Narmada Valley, Dumna Nature Reserve, Chausat Yogini Temple and Rani Durgavati Museum.

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Omkareshwar

Mamaleshwar Temple Omkareshwar is a popular riverside pilgrim destinaton, dedicated to lord Shiva in state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The holy town of Omkareshwar is situated on the convergence of River Narmada and River Kaveri. Their are 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines in India in which 2 are in Madhya Pradesh. In Omkareshwar, jyotirlinga is in Mamaleshwar Temple. Apart from being a major place for pilgrimage, there are also a number of tourist attractions in Omkareshwar which are attracting national as well as international tourists.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Omkareshwar are Omkareshwar Temple, Shri Omkareshwar Jyotiling and Mamleshwar Temple.

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