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8 Reasons Why Madhya Pradesh is India's Heart

8 Reasons Why Madhya Pradesh is India's Heart mp-tourism.com

Located in the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is graced with numerous attractions right from the caves of Bhimbetka to the wildlife at Bandhavgarh. Let the magic of Madhya Pradesh take away all your stress and transform you into a carefree and happy kid once again.


8 Reasons Why Madhya Pradesh is India's Heart:

  1. Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)
  2. Bhimbetka Caves, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  3. Bandhavgarh (Madhya Pradesh)
  4. Bhedaghat, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)
  5. Pachmarhi (Madhya Pradesh)
  6. Madhya Pradesh
  7. Sanchi (Madhya Pradesh)
  8. Orchha (Madhya Pradesh)

1. The sculptures of Khajuraho - Winner of BHA Award for India's favourite heritage destination

The sculptures of Khajuraho - Winner of BHA Award for India's favourite heritage destinationsource: flickr - Dennis Jarvis

This group of temples in Khajuraho is famed for their sculptures. Built during the Chandela dynasty, these temples date back to 850 AD and are older than Hampi. A tryst with history will fire up your enthusiasm, let your heart go "MP mein Dil Hua Bache Sa".

Keshav Jha shares his experience: "Perfect example of our rich cultural heritage and our world class architecture. Every artefact represents a story and the guide here was awesome."

2. The cave cluster at Bhimbetka

The cave cluster at Bhimbetkasource: wikimedia.org

The Bhimbetka rock shelters exhibit the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent. Some of the Stone Age rock paintings found among the Bhimbetka rock shelters are approximately 30,000 years old. These rocky caves will surely make you nostalgic about the days when you tried to make a cave a dramatic play area. And with nostalgia in your heart - “MP mein Dil Hua Bache Sa”.

Sanjay Dubey shares: "The Bhimbetka Caves bearing ages old cave paintings, leaves us in awe of the art and the vegetable paints used by our ancestors."


3. The wildlife of Bandhavgarh

The wildlife of Bandhavgarhsource: mp tourism

Bandhavgarh National Park has the highest tiger density in India. Apart from tigers, the park also boasts of a large population of leopards, Indian bison, chital and langurs. There are also around 250 species of birds and reptiles. Let the beauty of the untamed wildlife bring back awe and let your heart sing songs along the lines of “MP Mein dil hua bache sa”.

Hussain Shabbir shares: "The guides are extremely well-trained and have great knowledge of the area in and around the National Park. Beautiful landscape and a number of wild animals to spot."

Fact: Prior to becoming a national park, the forests around Bandhavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah, or game preserve, of the Maharajas and their guests.


4. A boat ride through the Marble rock in Bhedaghat

A boat ride through the Marble rock in Bhedaghatsource: holidayplans.co.in

Marble rocks is one of many gifts that Jabalpur has to offer. Marble rocks is a gorge of the Narmada river with white rocks and dark green volcanic seams that rise till 30m. Experience the surreal spectacle of nature on a boat ride and be mesmerised by the creation of mother nature and shout “MP Mein dil hua bache sa”.

Nilesh Jain shares: “Boating in Marble rocks provides blissful experience. On the floating river Narmada there are Marble rocks both side of the river and with turns and twists the boating becomes amazing. A must visit boat ride.”


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5. The romance of the hills in Pachmarhi

The romance of the hills in Pachmarhisource: mumbaitravellers.in

Known as the ‘Queen of Satpura’ Pachmarhi is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh that is surrounded by waterfalls, cave temples and the timbered ranges of the Satpura tiger reserve. Pachmarhi is perfect to get back to nature with the numerous trekking and hiking trails.  

Ravindra Prajapati from Nagpur shares: "This is a lovely place and I had a great time. The place is really wonderful and the safari ride we had was memorable. Given a chance I would visit this place again, well, I liked it completely. Had a great time! A very good place indeed, if you are planning to be with your family!"

6. The distinct food culture

The distinct food culturesource: honestcooking.com

A Bafla is very different from a bati, the more popular Rajasthani twin. The former involves boiling the dough balls and then either dipping it in clear butter or frying it to finally serve it with dal. One taste of these batis will make you a fan.  And like a kid who eats his favourite dish to the hearts contend, relish the yummy bafla forgetting how to count those calories - “MP Mein dil hua bache sa”.

Sumitpal Chhabra : “People in MP are very supportive and one should not forget to eat dal bafla here.”


7. The Stupas of Sanchi

The Stupas of Sanchisource: wikimedia.org

Sanchi is graced with numerous monasteries, stupas, pillars, holy shrines that are here from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD. The carvings on monuments reflect Buddhist ideologies and the culture of Sanchi at the time.

Anuj Malaiya shares on HolidayIQ: "An amazing experience, thrilled with enthusiasm, spirituality, peaceful interactions with nature. Here one can find himself surrounded with ancient architectural stupas, incredible design, which put you in wonder. Here one find itself at superior peace and energy."

8. The romance and cenotaphs of Orchha

The romance and cenotaphs of Orchhasource: wikimedia.org

Founded by Rudra Pratap Singh, a Bundela chief, in 1501 AD, Orchha is located on the banks of the Betwa river. Some of the prime attraction of Orchha are the Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, the Raj Mahal and the romanticized Rai Parveen Mahal, which were all built by the king who was smitten by the poetess. Don’t miss the sunset at the 14 chattris (cenotaphs) by the Betwa River.

Pankti Desai: "Orchha, a historically enticing city, surrounded by lush greenery and picturesque hills, the capital of the mighty Bundela Rajput kings."

For more information please check out the Madhya Pradesh travel website here.

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