Tourist Places in Madhya Pradesh

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Published Date: June 30, 2022

Madhya Pradesh, located in Central India, attracts a lot of tourist visitors, with nicely preserved remnants of its marvellous history. The Indian state has several abandoned cities that would take you to its fascinating past, quite distinct from what it is today. Don’t miss out on visiting the national parks of Madhya Pradesh that provide you with some exciting jungle lodges. You can also spot wildlife from the closest quarters. Here are some of the popular tourist places in Madhya Pradesh.

Khajuraho Erotic Temples:

India, the land of Kamasutra, or the ancient art of sensuality and eroticism, is one of the important places to visit in Madhya Pradesh. Undoubtedly, one of the major historical destinations in the country, Khajuraho is the place to be. You will find over 20 temples that depict erotic sculptures. That’s not everything; Khajuraho is packed with life, idolatry, love and worship.

Bhopal:

The capital city of Bhopal, is an incredible place to visit in Madhya Pradesh, is notorious for the ‘Bhopal Tragedy’ that occurred in 1984, which caught the world’s attention. It is one of the few places to visit in Madhya Pradesh for couples. A major attraction in Bhopal is the Tribal Museum, which vividly depicts the daily lives of the tribal groups in the region, in addition to its many museums and massive mosques including the architecturally-sound Moti Masjid, Jama Masjid and Taj ul Masjid. Visit the large lakes, the Lower Lake and Upper Lake inside the city proper. The Bhimbetka rock shelters, a lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located inside the Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhopal. A major attraction in Madhya Pradesh, you can find over 700 rock shelters in the premises, all dating back to the Palaeolithic era. A highlight here is the intriguing wall paintings that make it really unique.

Bandhavgarh National Park:

One of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh for families, Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks, while being somewhat inaccessible and cost a dear to visit, is among the major sanctuaries to see tigers roaming freely in nature. You can also enjoy the lush green valleys and rock-strewn hill terrain, in addition to an ancient fort. The national park is the home to a wide range of wildlife such as deer, sloth bears, jackals, leopards and birds.

Gwalior:

Gwalior, one of the top places to visit in Madhya Pradesh, is pretty much accessible, and features a huge hilltop fort that has the city covered. Considered one of the few unconquerable forts in India, the over 1000-year-old fort houses many temples and palaces inside the strong walls of the forts, including the popular Man Mandir Palace. At the foot of the fort is Hazira, the Old Town of Gwalior—also referred to as ‘Gopadri’ or ‘Gopagiri ‘by some historians—that boasts of rich history and stands out in terms of architecture. Visit the Tomb of Tansen here, and enjoy the annual Tansen Music Festival conducted during the month of December.

Sanchi Stupa:

Located northeast of the capital city of Bhopal, Sanchi Stupa is one of the country’s oldest Buddhist stupas, and also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Constructed by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka in 262 BC, after he entered into the fold of Buddhism, following the horrors of the Kalinga war, the complex consists of numerous temples, monasteries, stupas, relics and pillars. You can also find an archaeological museum here. Needless to say, it is an incredible place to visit in Madhya Pradesh.

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