A must visit place

  • Nature Admirers
  • Adventurers

The erotic carvings of Khajuraho, the cenotaphs of Orcha and the tigers of Bandhavgarh – get a taste of nature, adventure and history all in one state, Madhya Pradesh, the ‘heart of India’.

Located bang in the centre of the country, Madhya Pradesh is fondly called the ‘heart of India’ and offers a unique holiday experience. Whether it’s the historical sculptures of Khajuraho, the riverside monuments of Orchha or the rare wildlife at Bandhavgarh; Madhya Pradesh will leave you fascinated.

Typically associated with the erotic carvings of Khajuraho, there’s actually a lot more that Madhya Pradesh has to offer. Apart from the temple town of Khajuraho, Mandu and Sanchi also have some of the country’s best Hindu, Islamic and Buddhist monuments. Religion plays a significant role in the state’s history and it’s no surprise that it is home to Narmada, one of India’s seven sacred rivers, Ujjain, one of the seven holy cities and Omkareshwar, a holy island. Other interesting places to visit include the ancient Bhimbetka rock paintings and Gwalior’s Jai Vilas Palace.

For those interested in wildlife, the forests and national parks are a paradise of exotic flora and fauna. You can check out Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Panna and Pench. In fact Panna is supposedly the site of Kipling’s famous work, The Jungle Book. There’s good reason why this is also called the Tiger State of India. The waterfalls and mountain ranges such as the Vindhya-Kuimur, the Satpura, the Maikala ranges and the Baghelkhand plateau are a treasure of natural beauty.

The second largest state in the country by area, Madhya Pradesh also has a large tribal community. Don’t forget to pick up some of the intricate and colourful handicrafts produced in these tribal regions that make for beautiful memorabilia and gifts from your trip.

Destinations to visit

  • Khajuraho

    Khajuraho

    Located in the heart of India with a backdrop of Vindhya mountain range, Khajuraho is a heritage city that impresses you with its unique craftsmanship of temples adorned with the Indo-Aryan architecture and erotic rock carvings. ...

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