Top Places To Visit In Madhya Pradesh

Top places to visit in Madhya Pradesh are Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh National Park, Ujjain, Gwalior, Bhopal, Kanha National Park and many more.

Updated: September 26, 2019

Top places to visit in Madhya Pradesh are Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh National Park, Ujjain, Gwalior, Bhopal, Kanha National Park and many more.

Khajuraho:

Khajuraho is a small town located in the Bundelkhand region in Madhya Pradesh. is a brilliant example of Indian architecture and its culture back in the medieval period. The architecture of these Hindu and Jain temples depict the innocent form of love. The carvings on the walls display passion in the most erotic yet aesthetic ways.
These carvings were built between 950 to 1050 AD. A light and sound show is carried out which is narrated by actor Mr. Amitabh Bachhan that you can see after the visit to the temple complex.
Built around 1025-1050 AD, Kandariya Mahadev Temple has beautiful frescos of women in various postures adorning the walls of this temple. This place is one of the most stunning tourists sites in Khajuraho. 

Bandhavgarh National Park:  

The Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh is a renowned tiger reserve in world. Formerly a hunting place for the Maharajas of Rewa, this park has a beautiful forest with wildlife and vegetation in abundance. Bandhavgarh has 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 lovers. The park got its name from the Bandhavgarh fort situated at the height of 800 m high cliffs nearby. There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of avifauna.

Ujjain:

Ujjain is an ancient city situated on the eastern bank of the Shipra River in the Malwa region. Ujjain is considered as one of the holiest cities of India. Ujjain is one of the four sites for the Kumbh Mela. It is also home to the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines to the god Shiva. This makes Ujjain a place of high religious significance for the Hindus. It is also known to be the educational hub of various Indian scholars.

Gwalior:

Gwalior, a historic city founded by king Surajesan, houses a number of beautiful monuments, palaces and temples. The Gwalior fort, which gives a panoramic view of the entire city, the Jai Vilas palace and the Sun Temple are few of the tourist spots in Gwalior to visit. The great Indian musician Tansen was born in Gwalior and the tomb of Tansen is also a must visit place here. A four-day Tansen Music festival is celebrated in the city and it sees various classical musicians from all over the country performing on the stage near the tomb itself every year, in the month of November or December. Gwalior is also the birthplace of former Indian Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, music maestro Amjad Ali Khan and the famous percussionist Alla Rakha.

Bhopal:

Bhopal the capital of Madhya Pradesh is a sprawling city with the right blend of culture, heritage and modern life. It houses many majestic mosques which showcase classic Mughal architecture such as the Taj-Ul-Masjid, one of the largest in India, built by the third female ruler Bhopal had, Shah Jahan Begum, Moti Masjid and many more. The city also has many beautiful havelis and museums. The nawabi food of Bhopal is an absolute delight for foodies. Bhopal is also the cultural hub with numerous art performing centres in the city. The capital city of Madhya Pradesh also known as the city of lakes houses many number of lakes.

Kanha National Park:

Kanha National Park park is a delightful town situated in the district of Mandla that has an exceptionally wide variety of wild animals, including the majestic creature tiger. The scattered bamboo forests play host to a wide variety of wildlife and diverse birdlife with over 300 species with 22 species of large mammals, the royal Bengal tigers are a major attraction.
Stretched over 940-kilometre square which is divided into two sanctuaries namely Hallon and Banjar. Located in a central region of Madhya Pradesh it is the largest National Park in central India and has been ranked as one of the best parks in Asia.
The park was established in the year 1955 and was taken under the Project Tiger Reserve in 1974.

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