India’, Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state in India. It is considered to be occupying the most ancient land in the Indian subcontinent known as Gondwana. The rich history of the state is evident from the stunning architecture of the bygone era. To have an insight into the history and marvel at the skills of the artisans of the past, you need to travel the length and breadth of Madhya Pradesh. Given below are the top 10 places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.
Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is called the ‘City of Lakes’ and rightly so. It has an amazing number of natural lakes and artificial lakes. The city is a blend of history, mesmerizing beauty and modernized planning. Here are the leading destinations in Bhopal you need to visit.
Situated on the banks of Rivers Khan and Sarawati, Indore, the largest city in Madhya Pradesh, is famous for its spectacular architecture. The land is update with the modern world but a visit to Indore will make you feel that you are in a different part of the world and an ancient one too. Given below are some of the top attractions in Indore.
A blend of bravery and architecture is not uncommon in the ancient history. However, inGwalior, you will find that the blend is unique. The glorious architecture stands proof of the expertise of the land in war and arts. Here are the leading attractions of Gwalior.
One cannot help but think of Khajuraho sculptures the moment the name of the place is heard. The exquisite carvings are proof of the immortal architecture of the land. A perfect example of Indo-Aryan architecture, the sculptures stand the test of time. Here are the leading destinations in Khajuraho.
Ujjain is considered one among the seven important Hindi pilgrim centers to attain mukthi. Located on Shipra River banks, the city attracts pilgrims in great numbers. This ancient city was once the center of learning. Given below are some of the leading destinations here.
Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple
Kal Bhairav Temple
Chintaman Ganesh Temple
Vikram Kirti Mandir Museum
Tomb of Hoshang Shah
Mandu, as Mandavgarh is called, is situated at an altitude of 2000 feet. The architectural beauty in the land fight with the scenic landscape to draw your attention. Whichever way you go, you stand benefited. However, you may not want to miss out on any of the star attractions here.
If you love nature, you need to be in Jabalpur on your tour to Madhya Pradesh. Considered the most favored destinations in the land, Jabalpur has plenty to offer. Its rich natural beauty and historic monuments will make your stay worthwhile. Here are the leading destinations in Jabalpur.
Sanchi is a World Heritage Site. The ancient history of the land is evident in the temples, stupas and monasteries found here. The place is considered a major pilgrim center by followers of Buddhism. Some of the monuments here date back to 3rd century BC. Given below are the leading attractions of Sanchi.
Omkareshwar, the island that is considered sacred by followers of Hinduism, is a fine example of natural beauty and architectural excellence. Two lofty hills and a valley which divides the island resemble the shape of ‘Om’, the sacred symbol of Hinduism. Here are the leading destinations in Omkareshwar.
Orchha can never be underestimated as a tourist destination as it is named as the last in the list. The capital of Bundela Rajput kings, Orchha, has some of the magnificent constructions. You are in for a surprise if you had intended clubbing your visit to Orchha with any other tourist destination nearby. Here are the top attractions of Orchha.
Dinman Hardaul’s Palace
Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary
A tour to Madhya Pradesh makes you feel that you had visited the past. The influence of the past is still evident and you cannot help but marvel at the land that is a combination you look to have in a tour. The places I have mentioned are the ones that I could cover on my tour to Madhya Pradesh.