Top 10 Tourist Places to Visit in Madhya Pradesh
We have come up with yet another amazing list of tourist places to visit in Madhya Pradesh. ‘The Heart of India’- Madhya Pradesh is the state that has everything in it that takes it to be the center of the country. Likewise the heart, Madhya Pradesh is the life-giving factory for the nation. With the rich cultural and historical heritage, Madhya Pradesh owes much to the reign of different eras over a longer period of time. A wide range of national parks and natural reserves, Madhya Pradesh has it all in it.
So, let’s explore the quite unexplored and untouched state of India and see what all places we can have on our wishlist
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The capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is rightly known as the ‘City of Lakes’ as it has a larger number of natural lakes as well as artificial ones too. However, this beautiful city has also witnessed some of the tragic incidents like the very known ‘Bhopal Gas leak’ tragedy wherein a pesticide manufacturing plant leaked a mixture of deadly gases in 1984 but the people are affected till date. But the city has not lost hopes at all. India’s little-known Bhimbetka rocks are considered to be in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A fascinating museum like The Tribal Museum and the Taj-ul Masjid and Moti Masjid are some of the places that one should definitely visit. Definitely, deserves to be on to of our list of tourist places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.
2. Khajuraho Temple
One of the top historical destinations in India is the Khajuraho erotic temples. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sights that depicts India’s medieval period. Its rich cultural heritage and dynamic dynasty and treaties. Beautifully carved stones and aesthetically appealing creation of the temple depicts the Indo-Aryan architecture and glimpse of the origination of Kama Sutra. Keeping aside the lust, Khajuraho erotic sculptures depicts the way or the celebration of love, live and worship. A group of 22 temples in all takes to make Khajuraho what it is today. It is the best place for any history lover fall in love with the Indian art.
3. Bandhavgarh National Park
One of the top and most pristine national parks of India is Bandhavgarh National Park. Locate in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park is relatively difficult to reach but is the best place to see tigers in the wild in India. It is the natural home for white tigers and is a highly preserved area where the tigers can roam around easily and they can be easily spotted. Dense green valleys, breathtaking flora and fauna, the rocky hilly terrain is the main features of this green rich National Park. So we can say that it is a thrilling place where you never know what you will spot at the very next step.
Gwalior is one of the most invincible forts in India which has s history of about 1000 long years. A blend of architecture and bravery is quite rare, but Gwalior has every pinch of it. Within it has beautiful temples and the most visited one Gwalior fort continuing the town where people reside. Music, arts, dance, poems all these cultural attractions made Gwalior what it is today. Brimming with the history, Mughals have built-up the Tomb of Tansen in the honor of him who served his entire life in classical music. Gwalior is lit during the Tansen Music Festival which is held at the tomb every December. Forts are a perfect blend of beauty and culture hence Gwalior is on our list of tourist places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.
5. Kanha National Park
Who hasn’t watched the movie ‘The Jungle Book’? Kanha National Park has the honor of providing the inspiration to the very famous character ‘Mogli’ and the movies itself. Rather than finding one kind of animals here, Kanha National Park always surprises the tourists with all-around nature experiences. This National Park is very rich in bamboo forests, lakes, stream, and open spacious grasslands. Not only these, but Kanha park is also known for the ‘Barasingha’ (swamp deer) too. So many variations and so many things to discover have made this place perfect offering for the researchers and conservation programmers. Many endangered species have been brought here and made sure that they are safe.
6. Sanchi Stupa
Keeping aside the Khajuraho Temple, Sanchi Stupa is included in the World Heritage Sites lists. The monuments and the ruins at the World Heritage Sanchi bring the milestone for Buddhist culture and spread the religion in the Indian plains. When Ashoka, the great had embraced Buddhism, the stupas were built in its honor. It is also of great importance because of its wonderful carving that interprets the life of Buddha and incarnation of Jataka tales. If we begin with the list, it would be the never-ending list. The best thing you can do is just visit the place and enjoy the magnificent archaeological forts and museums, Buddhism tales, and footprints, museum and temples at Sanchi.
Orchha, the capital of Bundela Rajput king is known for its grand palaces, magnificent temples and intricately build-up forts. This place definitely casts old world spells on the tourists from all over the world and also on the photographers all around. Orchha is photographer’s paradise because of its medieval architecture of palaces and temples and its rich cultural heritage. The sheer magnificence and grandeur of the huge Havelis and temples, mural paintings and frescos and the glorious evening aarti at Raja Ram Temple are a breathtaking view. Now the choice is yours to visit this beauty. Breathtakingly beautiful hence this place makes it on our list of tourist places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.
Indore is one of the most populous and the largest city in Madhya Pradesh. Also, it is famous as the commercial capital of the states by the Economic Times. Indore is famous for its spectacular architecture and also for the serenity as it is located on the banks of the River Khan and River Saraswati. Addition with the serene beauty of this place, Indore is also considered as the educational hub of the state because of the campuses like Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management. Indore is the city which is the perfect combination of ancient historic architecture plus the modern world. Lal Baag Palace, Central Museum, Patalpani Waterfall, White Church are some of the attractions of Indore.Certainly, deserves to be on this list of tourist places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.
Maheshwar is the gorgeous town which is largely famous as the temple town of Madhya Pradesh. It is on the banks of the River Narmada. This town has gained its importance in mythology and history because of its mentioning in the greatest epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Maratha architecture and extravagant palaces definitely personify and beautifies the town. Best known for the Maheshwari sarees, Maheshwar is the best place for shopaholics. Certainly, deserves to be on our list of tourist places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.
10. Malwa Region Golden Triangle
The Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh is one of the most historic and religious places in India. It is in the west-central region of India occupying the volcanic plateau region. Also, it is situated in the southwest region of Madhya Pradesh where The Golden Triangle is formed. The Golden Triangle is where the cities Ujjain, Mandu, and Omkareshwar meet up together here. Ujjain is one of the Hindu’s Saath Dham (seven sacred cities) and one of the four locations of the Kumbh Mela. Also, Ujjain has one of India’s 12 sacred Jyotirlingams Mahakaleshwar Temple. Mandu is the abandoned city which was once the lavish home of the Mughals surrounded by beautiful lakes and palaces all around.
Omkareshwar is an island in the Narmada River which is said to appear like the symbol of ‘OM’ when viewed from above. So, it is definitely a must place to visit for the travelers too. Certainly, deserves to be on the list of tourist places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.
Isn’t it amazing to have so many beautiful places in one state itself? Do let us know in the comment section below. Which among these tourist places to visit in Madhya Pradesh is your favorite?