Madhya Pradesh Tourism

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Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh, situated in the centre of India, is often called the heart of India. It is surrounded by Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. The state has two hill ranges Vindhya and Satpura that have traditionally served as boundary markers between north and south India. It also has a number of rivers, such as Narmada, Tapti, Chambal, Betwa, Ken, which make it agriculturally fertile. Narmada, which runs between the two hill ranges, is the most important river and is worshipped locally as a goddess.

 

These natural features have created a landscape of plateaus, river valleys, hills, and forests, but mostly the state can be seen as plateau land with low hills. The weather is largely warm and dry, and almost unbearably hot during summers. MP is a primarily rural and its largely tribal economy runs on agriculture and forest-produce; but there are also urban centres such as Bhopal, Indore and Gwalior. These cities, in addition to Khajuraho and Jabalpur, have domestic airports.

 

For the visitor, this large state can be understood in four parts: central, with Bhopal town as the base; northern, with Gwalior as base; eastern with Jabalpur as base; and western, with Indore as base. Madhya Pradesh has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the 9th-10th century temples at Khajuraho known for their erotic carvings (reachable from Gwalior); remains of the 3rdcentury BC - 7thcentury AD Buddhist settlement at Sanchi; and cave paintings dating to 8000 BC at Bhimbetka (both reachable from Bhopal).

 

The capital, Bhopal is a former princely state, a small city celebrated for its mosques and palaces, old-town ambience, and refined Urdu language. The hill-citadel of Mandu (near Indore) is renowned for its ruins set in greenery, especially after monsoons. Ujjain is a holy city for the Hindus and hosts the Kumbh Mela, attracting millions of pilgrims, every 12 years.

 

The scenic sanctuaries of Kanha (the setting for Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book) and Bandhavgarh National Parks are mostly savannah grassland terrains that have tigers and elephants as prime attractions. These are reachable from Jabalpur.

 

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Paras mutha

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  • Paras mutha
  • 1 Review
  •  128 readers

"Good app" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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Shree jaiswal

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  • Shree jaiswal
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice place with different environment"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jun 15, 2016
It is a change to see the different environment and pilgrims nearby and also to have a great change. When you are particular to visit with family all the things you should be able to look after is available at these places. Again because of common language used in general also helps or atleast never has any difficulty.
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Antima Jain

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  • Antima Jain
  • Lives in Pali
  • 1 Review
  •  5 helpful votes
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"It is a wonderful place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 5, 2016
Visited Omkareshwar, Mohenkheda, Ratlam, Jabua, Indore, water park, hiking, camping and many more loved it. It was so much fun. Ujjan is an awesome historical place are there like shivling temple, bharat cave, maha kumb, naga baba rituals and babas amazing avatars etc.
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Kiran Patel

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  • Kiran Patel
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"Overall a nice tour to MP"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
Madhya Pradesh is good. Amarkantak is a origin of Narmada river. It is widely known as 'Queen of Satpura'. Pachmarhi lies in Hoshangabad district of among all tourist spots of Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is the most favourite tourist spot among domestic tourists of India. Mostly it is visited by domestic tourists from all over the India specially from Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal. Pachmarhi sightseeing is of 2-3 days long. Satpura National Park is also another attraction for Pachmarhi visitors. Tigers are there in Park.
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Debjani das

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  • Debjani das
  • Lives in Noida
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"The Heart of India, but little bit of disappointment"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 10, 2015
Having heard a lot about 'Hindustan's dil', we planned a trip to the state, covering Sanchi, Bhopal, Panchmarhi, Bedaghat, Amarkantak, Bandhabgarh, Kajuraho and Orchha, in November, 2015. The entire trip was organized by MP Tourism, Delhi office. It was hassel free and the overall experience was good. However, there are a few points that need to be taken care of to improve tourism in the state.

Of prime importance are the roads which are narrow and bad in a few stretches like a ten km stretch before Kajuraho. There are no facilities on the highway. Even a basic toilet facility is lacking and hence one has to wait for five or six hours till the next destination, to relieve oneself. This is especially difficult for ladies. There are no eateries worth the name and so we often had to go hungry while travelling from one place to the other.

The places of tourist importance, except the ones under the archaeological society of India, are in a poor state, with no maintenance and often very dirty. The river bank of Betwa river at Orchha is just filthy with human excreta, as it is a religious place. Administration does nothing to keep the place clean. The palace and temples in Orchha are in a sorry state with people spitting gutka and pan masala all over. Amarkantak is a dirty town with nothing to see. The place is highly overrated.

The marble rocks and falls at Bedaghat are wonderful natural beauties but again hardly maintained. The area near the falls is very dirty and the river bank stinking. The state administration must do everything possible to keep these places of tourist interest clean before advertising 'Hindustan ka dil dekho'. It was disappointing and I don't think I want to go back to the state.
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Rajneesh Jain

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  • Rajneesh Jain
  • Lives in Kakinada
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"Must visit place for a holiday"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2015
From Vadodara, need to board train to Meghngar. From Meghnagar hire a car to Mohan Kheda. Place is famous for Jain temple. Nearby you can find places for sightseeing like indore. Good for Vegetarians. As you travel during this many places will be explored. Plan for long trip and enjoy the holiday.
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Samridhi Seth

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"Tranquility of the loud-Madhya Pradesh"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 7, 2015
This place is probably something you haven't heard about. This is not a review of Madhya Pradesh but a tiny city there, but it has the ability to you out of this world, but only if you drench yourself in it. Now, the city is around 180 kilometres (110 mi) northeast of state capital, Bhopal. Its original name 'Saugor' is an amalgamation of two words: sau meaning 100 and gahr meaning forts; there were countless small-forts in this region. With time the name has changed from 'Saugor' to 'Sagar'. So, yes! The forts of course are an attraction. It has a small population. Sagar itself was also a wonderful discovery three hours drive south of Bhopal, it's well and truly off the tourist track. A major university and army cantonment town, Sagar also was the exact centre of undivided India. The town now sprawls prettily around a lake fringed with temples. Some of the old town is so beautiful I wanted to rush around with a preservation order to stop the inevitable blight of new concrete monstrosities. Away from the the hustle-bustle and pollution, it is a treat for all. The naturalness is mesmerizing. (And yes, do not go there in monsoon season, half the things are closed) But, as always for me, the food was the main attraction. Fresh food, fresh air :) I met new ingredients (like chiraunji which tastes a little like pine nuts), learned new techniques and scribbled down so much I don't really know when I'll find the time to blog it all. I learned how to make two types of Laddoos, and so much more. In the end, if you ever go to Sagar or anywhere in close proximity, 5 must visit places are:-

1. Lake of Sagar
2. Shri Raj Mandir Bhapel
3. Radha Talkies (only if you are a cinema person)
4. Dhana Airstrip
5. Phuler Mela Mahadev Temple (for the spiritual ones)

It is a place of silence and peace, but I assure that you will never get bored there even if you are not the peace kind of a person. (Even I am not :P)
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Prateek Jain

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  • Prateek Jain
  • Lives in Damoh
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"A good destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2015
This is located in between India and this is the place where mostly people come here to enjoy and most of them come for their study's purpose. This state is very popular among all the states, this is because of the nature and here many famous places are there which can be visited with family. Finally, I will say all of you must visit once.
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Raghuneesh rattan

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  • Raghuneesh rattan
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews
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"Haven for sightseeing Heritage treasure house"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 11, 2015
Have visited lot of heritage sites such as Sanchi stupa, Khajuraho, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Ujjain, Bhimbetka, Gwalior . The entire trip was a potpourri of fun, frolic with a dash of spiritual bliss sprinkled within. The weather was conducive to travel but a little hot in the day and damp in the night.

Sanchi Stupa is a fine example of exemplary skill in architecture. The very simple style of living of Buddhist monks (granaries, small hamlets) and depiction of their beliefs through tales sculptured on huge monolithic rocks are eye-catching.

Bhimbetka caves are a marvel with their more than 10,000 years old carvings and drawings. Such exquisite drawings make one feel proud of the rich heritage the country boasts.

Mahakaleshwar and Omkareshwar are 2 Jyotirlingas worth visiting. The grandeur of the temples and the devotion which embraces the temple campus is worth mentioning. Ujjain is a site of Hindu pilgrimage of great significance with a large number of temples and relics that trace back to period when gods existed.

The food is quite spicy but simple. Ujjain was popular for jalebis and poha.

A visit to Bhopal revealed that the people of MP have a liking for art, culture and music. A night of opera or concert of classical music is relished with aplomb.
The Museum of Mankind needs special mention with artifacts, handicrafts, utensils belonging to all kind of tribes living in all parts of India displayed as in real life. The huge compound of mosque Taja-ul-Masjid holds one in awe. The city of Bhopal is busy, full of life and very vibrant with a blend of old and new culture.

Gwalior needs a very special mention. Gwalior Fort with its size and grandeur, Jal Vilas Museum with insight into lifestyle of kings and queens leave one dazed and amazed at the sight of royalty, Sas bahu temple is worth visiting due to its beautiful sculptures and 360 degree view of Fort, Gurudwara, temples, Other sites of mention are Teli-ka-Mandir, Sun Temple, Gurjari Mahal and Tomb of TanSen. The light show at Gwalior Fort enriches one about the proud history of the bravery and valor of our great kings and warriors.

One should be careful while taking advice / guidance from people. A pre-scheduled itinerary will serve as great help. Consult acquaintances before deciding mode of travel. Wear light coloured clothes.
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Atul Kumar

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  • Atul Kumar
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"A wonderful place in India"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 22, 2014
I visited Madhya Pradesh in month of March 2011 with my friends and I enjoyed every movement of my life here. You can see true nature and I think it was one of the best place in India. I visit Madhya Pradesh with my friends but you can go with your family and enjoy.
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