Explore The 12 Tourist Destinations of Incredible Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is called as the Heart of Incredible India and home to the cultural heritage monuments,carved temples,Buddhist stupa, Jain temples,forts and palaces. The natural beauty of Incredible Madhya Pradesh with the hill ranges of the Vindhyas and the Satpuras and miles of dense forests offering a unique and exciting panorama of wildlife.Major tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh are ancient town Dewas,old town Datia,Sonagiri Jain temple, Bateshwar temples Morena, Pashupatinath Temple Mandsaur and Dhupgarh peak Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh Tourism destinations also includes Salkanpur saktipeeth, Sharda Mata Mandir,Bharat Milap Mandir Chitrakoot and Chausath Yogini Temple.

Bhopal -City of Lakes

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Bhopal known as the City of Lakes for natural as well as artificial lakes and also considered as one of the greenest cities in India. The city has number of tourist attractions such as upper lake,Bhoj Wetland,Taj-ul-Masajid,Gol Ghar,Birla Temple,Manuabhan Jain Temple, Van Vihar and the magnificent monument Bhojpur Shiva Temple.

Attractions Around Bhopal

  • Upper Lake
  • Manua Bhan ki Tekri Temple
  • Bhojesvar Shiva Lingam
  • Bhimbetka Rock Shelters
  • Sanchi Buddhist Monuments

 

Indore -Financial Capital

Indore is known as the financial capital of the Madhya Pradesh and historically attached to Sikhism and Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar. Religious and Historical Places in Indore includes Indreshwar Lord Shiva temple,Khajrana Ganesh Temple,Gommat Giri, Kanch Mandir and Rajwada Palace,Lal Baag Palace and Gandhi Hall.

Indore-destinations

Tourist Places Nearby Indore

  • Paatal Paani Waterfall
  • Maheshwar River Town
  • Mandavgarh Ruined City
  • Monsoon Season Falls

 

Gwalior -Historic City

Gwalior is one of the historic and major city of Madhya Pradesh known for rich heritage of art and culture as well as an important tourist attraction in central India. Gwalior Fort, one of the most structurally sound forts of India also described it as the pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind is the major tourist attraction of the city along with Jai Vilas Mahal and Gwalior zoo.

Gwalior-Fort

Places of Interest Around Gwalior

  • Narwar Fort
  • Sonagir Jain Temples
  • Kuno National Park
  • Bateshwar Group of Temples

 

Jabalpur -Cultural Capital

Jabalpur has been given the name as the cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh and the third largest urban agglomeration in central India. The central point of India is home to list of tourist attractions, some of the major tourist attractions in Jabalpur are Madan Mahal Fort,Dhuandhar Waterfalls,Chounshath Yogni temple,Kachnar City Shiv Statue and Gupteshwar Cave Temple of Lord Shiva.

Dhuandhar-Falls-Jabalpur

Nearby Places to Visit in Jabalpur

  • Dhuandhar Waterfalls
  • Bhedaghat Marble Rocks
  • Kanha Tiger Reserve
  • Bargi Dam Reservoir

 

Ujjain -Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

Ujjain-City

Ujjain is one of the ancient city of India,situated on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. The city is a place of pilgrimage for Shaivites and home to Kumbh Mela and Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga,one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams in India.

Khajuraho -Erotic Sculptures

Khajuraho-Group-Monuments

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments are one of the World Heritage Sites in India, known for symbolism and erotic sculptures. 20 temples at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh includes Kandariya Mahadeva temple,Chausath Yogini,Matangeshwar temple,Lakshmana and Adinath Jain Temple.

Sanchi -Great Stupa

Sanchi-Stupa

Sanchi is famous for its Great Stupa located in Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh and is the oldest stone structure in India. The Great Stupa is one of the best preserved ancient stupas in central India and one of the 15 must visit Buddhist Stupas.

Mandu -Ruined City

Mandu-Fort

Mandavgad or Mandu is a ruined city in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh, places of interest in Mandu includes major gates,Ship Palace,Hindola Mahal and Roopmati’s Pavilion, Mandu is listed as one of the top 20 beautiful yet abandoned places in India.

Orchha -Princely State

Orcha-Fort-Complex

Orchha town lies on a seasonal island on the bank of the Betwa River,close to another popular tourist destination Khajuraho. The Fort complex of Orchha is houses a large number of ancient monuments including fort, palaces, temple and other edifices, located in the Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh.

Maheshwar -Narmada Ghats

Maheswar-Narmada-Ghat

Maheshwar city lies on the north bank of the Narmada River in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh, very close to National Highway 3. The exquisite beauty of Maheshwar is captured in some Bollywood films and Maheshwar is the home of one of India’s finest hand loom fabric traditions.

Tourist Attractions in Maheshwar

  • Ahilya Fort
  • Narmada River Ghats
  • Ek Mukhi Datta Temple
  • Jaleshwar Temple

 

Omkareshwar -Holy Island

Omkareshwar is one of the most revered places of Madhya Pradesh, nestled beautifully at the confluence of the Rivers Kaveri and Narmada. Omkareshwar is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva in India, situated on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada river.

Omkareshwar-Narmada-river

Attractions Near Omkareshwar

 

Amarkantak -King of Pilgrimages

Amarkantak also called as king of pilgrimages is a unique region and natural heritage area, situated in Maikal Hills,the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura Ranges in Madhya Pradesh. The town of Amarkantak is surrounded by a rich variety of flora, number of temples, waterfalls and the Narmada Kund, source of the Narmada river,the fifth longest river in the Indian subcontinent.

Amarkantak-pilgrim-center

Places of Interest in Amarkantak

  • Sri Yantra Mandir
  • Amareshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ancient Temples of Kalachuri
  • Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple

Places to See in Madhya Pradesh are Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka,Bagh Buddhist Caves,Satpura ki Rani,Chanderi fort and tribal village handcrafts.