Madhya Pradesh

Discover Madhya Pradesh

Travel to Agar Malwa, Alirajpur, Anuppur, Ashoknagar, Balaghat, Barwani, Betul, Bhind, Bhopal, Burhanpur, Chhatarpur, Chhindwara, Damoh, Datia, Dewas, Dhar, Dindori, Guna, Gwalior, Harda, Hoshangabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jhabua, Katni, Khandwa, Khargone, Mandla, Mandsaur, Morena, Narsinghpur, Neemuch, Panna, Raisen, Rajgarh, Ratlam, Rewa, Sagar, Satna, Sehore, Seoni, Shahdol, Shajapur, Sheopur, Shivpuri, Sidhi, Singrauli, Tikamgarh, Ujjain, Umaria, Vidisha.

Madhya Pradesh got its name because of its geographical position, being located in the centre of India. However, its tagline ‘The Heart of Incredible India’ has more to do with the fact that it houses facets of the whole of India into this state. From the historical monuments to modern amenities, culture, food and people- this state gives a taste of entire India packed within its geographical boundaries.

Madhya Pradesh is one of the few states that are surrounded by other states on all its sides. It lies in the plain regions of the country and occupies one of the oldest parts of the Indian Subcontinent which was once the land of the Gonds called the Gondwana. Every twelve years the grand fair of Kumbh Mela is organised here. Madhya Pradesh has some spectacular historical places in its region, of which a temple made of glass in Indore is quite famous. Ujjain, a sacred city for the Hindus, is a renowned place in the world as it is one of 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Madhya Pradesh is particularly famous for its Khajuraho temples which exhibit the erotic sculptures depicting the ancient India Kama Sutra text. The great Sanchi Stupa constructed during King Ashoka’s reign is situated here in Bhopal. The Bandhavgarh National Park which houses the Barasingha and the Tigers reserve is also located here.

Agar Malwa: Agar Malwa is the 51st district and a municipality in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, formed in 2013 by excluding a part of Shajapur District. It is situated along the Indore—Kota SH-27 highway. It was formerly a cantonment region at the time of India’s independence because of the favorable weather and the availability of water.

Famous Places in Agar Malwa: Kewada Swami Bhairavnath Temple, Manshapurn Ganapati Chipiya Goshari (Agar), Baijnath Mahadev Temple, Baglamukhi Mata Temple, Mothisagar pond, Someshwar Mahadev Temple, Maa Tulja Bhavani, Pachetti Mata Temple, Chausath Yogini Mata Temple.

Kewada Swami Bhairavnath Temple: There is Kewada Swami Bhairavnath Temple near the official Animal Breeding Farm Agar on the famous Motasagar Talab of Agar, the idol here is unique and lies in the trunk of a huge tree.

It is believed that Bhairav Maharaj used to disturb people in the form of hair, the devotees had stopped through the mechanism by planting the tree, since then the tree is planted for the purpose of this tree.

Manshapurn Ganapati Chipiya Goshari (Agar): 8 kms from Agar on Badod Road Shree Ganesh Goshhi Chipa is the same that is the beautiful temple of Shri Ganeshji built in the foothole of the hill, here the idol is very ancient. This is Ganesh Gosala which contains about 1000 songs, this area is naturally beautiful.

Baijnath Mahadev Temple: Baijnath Mahadev Temple is located on the Susner Road (Ujjain-Kota Road National Highway 27) of the district Agar-Malwa. Baijnath Mahadev Temple is one of the major tourist and religious places of the district Agar-Malwa. This is the only temple of India which was built by the British. The temple is situated on the banks of River Banganga, its construction started in 1528 and it was completed in 1536. The height of the temple peak is about 50 feet.

Baglamukhi Mata Temple: In Madhya Pradesh, this temple is situated on the banks of the river Lakhundar in Nalkheda, Tehsil of Agar district of the Trishakti Mata Baglakumi. Dwapar Yugin This temple is very strange. Here the Shaivas and Shakta Margi saints and saints from all over the country come to Tantric rituals.In this temple, besides Mata Baglakumati, Mata Lakshmi, Krishna, Hanuman, Bhairav and Saraswati are also present. This temple was established by Maharaja Yudhishthira on the instruction of Lord Krishna to win Mahabharata. It is also recognized that the heretical image is self-contained here.

Mothisagar pond: Excavation of the Motiasagar summit of Agar was done in 1052 by Abhay Ram Banjara. During this excavation, he sacrificed his son and daughter-in-law, it is said that in the memory of them, an umbrella of Nama Samadhi has been built between the middle of the pond. In ancient times, there was the residence of Banjara tribes, he was the leader of Abhayr. Spread over 428 Bigha, this Motisagar tank is still famous for the beauty of Agar.

Someshwar Mahadev Temple: Village on the Ujjain road of Agar district, on the Gundakalan road from village Tanodia, Gokul village is near village Raghogarh, village Sunaria, about 1 km west of this village. This is the famous temple in the middle of the small blacksmith, it is believed that Pandavas had established Lord Someshwar during the unknown. It is about 25 km away from Agar.

Maa Tulja Bhavani: 2 km east of Agar city at the distance is the ancient temple of Maa Tulja Bhavani situated in the natural cave. The distance of this temple from Kanad Road to south direction is 1 km.

Pachetti Mata Temple: In ancient times, these ancient sculptures were immortal in the dense forest, slowly the people began to come here, the miracles of Mataji grew and people came here and today a grand temple has been built, which is still in the jungle. Gram Pacheti is situated nearby and there is a blessing of completion of coconut.

Chausath Yogini Mata Temple: 1 km from village Suigaon on the Nalkheda road from Agar Nagar and 1 km from main road in the north direction, inside thick forest, there is an ancient temple of Maa Chausath Yogini. Here the trees of Khair are in abundance.

Similar to this temple there is also the famous temple of Maa Chausath Yogini, on the banks of the Kanthal river in Soyat town.

Alirajpur: In the magical land of Madhya Pradesh, Alirajpur lies in the Malwa region (western part of MP). With many tourist places, Alirajpur turns out to be a significant vacation destination for an art travel buff. Firstly, the district is famous for wood carvings which display exquisite and beautiful craftsmanship.

Famous Places in Alirajpur: Katthiwada, Chandra Shekhar Azad Nagar (Bhabhra).

Katthiwada: Katthiwada, another tehsil of the district Alirajpur, it is famous for its natural beauty. The district has the highest rainfall in the Katthiwada region. In rainy season, there is a natural waterfall starts and natural beauty comes out in a delightful manner which is the center of attraction for tourists. This area is also known for world’s famous Mango species called Nurjahan.

Chandra Shekhar Azad Nagar (Bhabhra): One of the five tehsils of Alirajpur district, Bhabhra is the birthplace of the famous revolutionary Shri Chandra Shekhar Azad. The name of Bhabhra tehsil has been changed and it is now known as Chandra Shekhar Azad Nagar. The main attraction in the city is the hut (home) of great revolutionary Chandra Shekhar Azad, place where he spent his childhood and then came out from here and played an important role in India’s independence struggle. Chandra Shekhar Aazad nagar is located about 40 kilometer distance from the district headquarter.

Anuppur: The town of Amarkantak lies in the newly created district of Anuppur, in Madhya Pradesh. It is situated on the Maikal mountain range which links the Vindhyachal and Satpura mountain ranges, at about 1067 meters above mean sea level. The population of the town as per 2001 census is around 7000. Many mythological stories relating to Lord Shiva and his daughter Narmada have been woven around this mystical town of Amarkantak. Amarkantak is known primarily as a religious place. The holy rivers Narmada and Soneoriginate from here. Another important river Johilla, too originates from Amarkantak. There are about 12 temples here devoted to Narmada maiyya. The Narmada temple is the most important one, which has been built around the origin point of the river Narmada. The Bhonsles of Nagpur built this temple. Maharaja Gulab Singh belonging to the Baghel dynasty of Rewa constructed the outer boundary wall of the temple complex. The Kalchuris constructed the Machendranath and the Patleshwar temple at Amarkantak.

Famous Places in Anuppur: Shree Sarvodaya Jain Temple Amarkantak, Shree Yantra Temple, Mai ki Bagiya, Sonmudha, Narmada Udgam Temple.

Shree Sarvodaya Jain Temple Amarkantak: In Sri Sarvodaya Digambar Jain Temple, A wonderful, beautiful, huge, huge, weighing in the world 24 ton Ashtadhatu statue of the first Tirthankara Param Aradhya 1008 Lord Adinath lotus-crowned (total weight 52 tons) of 28 tons of Ashtadhatu has been established. This temple is golden in the nation and in the world. This Statue were established by Gyanwaridhi Acharya Shri 108 Vidyasagarji Mahamuniraj and Sanghang in the auspicious time of Thursday, November 6, 2006, in the presence of 44 Nirganth munificas.

Shree Yantra Temple: The most prominent feature of this temple is the huge sculpture with 4 heads at the entrance. The heads represent the faces of Goddess Laxmi, Saraswati, Kali & Bhuvaneshwari. Beneath them are finely sculpted figures of 64 yoginis along with the sculptures of Lord Ganesha&Kartik. The temple itself is built as a 3D projection of the Sri Yantra / Sri Chakra which forms the core of the Sri Vidya worship in Hinduism.

Mai ki Bagiya: 1Km distance from Narmada mandir in East Direction is Mai ki Bagia . Also called ‘Charanotdak kund’ . It is known for its natural beauty. According to the folk tale prevalent among the villagers, Narmada used to play at this place with her friend, a beautiful girl named Gulbakavali, a 12 year girl, at her tender age. Hence the name Narmadamai. ‘Gulbakavali is actually’ impersonation of a plant.

Sonmudha: 2Km distance from Narmada Temple in South Direction. Sonmudha is the birth place of Narmada tributary Sonbhadra, where two ponds (kund) named Sona (son of god Brahma), and Bhadra join together to form Sonbhadra, and flows from here. There is a water fall also in the name of Sonbhadra (300ft.ht.)

Narmada Udgam Temple: Amarkantak, a small village is situated in mountain range of Vindhya and Satpura hills from where the river Narmada originates from the hill which is shaped like mouth of a cow. It is said that it was the place of meditation for great saints like Maikaal, Vyas and the sages like Brighu etc.There is no concrete evidence about the construction of Narmada Mandir here, historical evidences shows that it was built by Kadchuli around twelfth century. Narmada Udgam Kund (birth place of Narmada) was built by Rewa Nayak (his idol gives the clue).

Ashoknagar: The territory of present Ashoknagar district was part of Chedi kingdom of Shishupal in Mahabharata period and Chedi Janapada in Janapada period. In medieval period was part of Chanderi State. In the 6th century B.C. Chanderi area (territory of Ashoknagar district) was under Avanti, Dasharna and Chedi Janapadas. It was part of Nanda, Maurya, Sunga and Magadh kingdoms. It is believed that the Great Emperor Asoka, while on his trip to conquer Ujjain, had spent one night in Ashoknagar, hence the area been named AshokNagar.

Famous Places in Ashoknagar: Chanderi, Anandpur.

Chanderi: Chanderi town is located in Ashoknagar District of Madhya Pradesh on the borders of Bundelkhand & Malwa, whose history takes us back to the 11th century. The town is full of historic landmarks, dating from the 11th century to the 18th century and has witnessed both good and bad times.

Anandpur: Anandpur is a Village in Isagarh Tehsil in Ashoknagar District of Madhya Pradesh State, India. It is located 42 KM towards North from District headquarters Ashoknagar. 12 KM from Isagarh. 217 KM from State capital Bhopal. Shri Anandpur is renowned world over as the main centre of devotion and spiritualism where seekers of Truth obtain spiritual knowledge and peace.

Balaghat: Balaghat is a delightful destination for any traveler. The Kanha National Park near the city is one of its major tourism highlights. Located in the Satpura ranges, Kanha is a natural haven. Safaris around the enormous park allow you glimpses of several wild animals in their natural habitat, including the endangered deer species; the barasingha. Some of the other sites of natural beauty in Balaghat include the Nahlesara dam, Dhuti dam, and the Ganulpara waterfalls. With their serene surroundings and picturesque sights, these are ideal locations for excursions in the company of nature.

Famous Places in Balaghat: Kanha National Park.

Kanha National Park: Kanha Tiger Reserve, also called Kanha National Park, is one of the tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh, state in the heart of India. The present-day Kanha area is divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300 km2 respectively. Kanha National Park was created on 1 June 1955 and in 1973 was made the Kanha Tiger Reserve. Today it stretches over an area of 940 km2 in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat.

Barwani: Barwani is situated on the south-west side of Madhya Pradesh as well as Holy River Narmada is its northern border. District is surrounded by Satpuda (in South) and Vindhyachal (in North) forest ranges. District Barwani was formed on 25th May 1998. It was carved out of West-Nimar, Khargone district. The name Barwani originated from the forests of Bad which had surrounded the city in old times, Wani is the old word for the Garden. Hence the city is known as Barwani, which means the Garden of Bads.

Famous Places in Barwani: Nagalwadi, Bawangaja.

Nagalwadi: Nagalwadi is an extremely scenic and beautiful place on the Madhya Pradesh – Maharashtra border. It is situated at the Satpuda Hill range. A very famous Bhilat Dev temple at the hill top is the main attraction for the pilgrims.

Bawangaja: Bawangaja (Chool Giri) is an important Jain pilgrimage centre. It is 6 Kms from district headquarter Barwani. There are 11 temples on the hill and they belong to 15th century. It has world’s tallest statue of Lord Adinathji. Jain saints Kumbhakarna and Indrajeet were said to attain Nirvaan from this place only.

Betul: Located in the heart of India, the Betul District Paritra has gained the distinction of the origin of the river Tapti. Delhi Madras is located in the heart of Bhopal Nagpur on the main line. This district, which is located on the focal point of unbroken India known from the survey conducted by Ratan Todarmal, one of the nine gems of Akbar Mahan, unveils this district tribal culture. Tribal Bahluliya district is spread in the Satpura series south of Betul. In the north lies the valley of Narmada and Berar in the south.

Famous Places in Betul: Balaji Puram, Tapti Udgam, Salbardi, Kukru, Muktagiri.

Balaji Puram: Balaji Puram is famous for Lord Balaji’s huge temple.This place comes under Betul Bazar Nagar Panchayat. The District Headquarters is located on National Highway 69, only 7 kilometers from Betul. Its fame is spreading day by day. This is the reason why you are going to visit it in any season, it is being imposing the devotees. The picture is also made along with the temple. In which various events related to the life of Lord Rama have been displayed.

Tapti Udgam: Multatai city M.P. Not only in the whole country, there is publicity in the form of the origin of virtue Salila Ma Tapti. Earlier it was known as a fundamentalist. People here come from far and wide to visit. Here is a beautiful temple. The information about the glory of Tapti river is found in the Skanda Purana. Under the Skanda Purana, the description of Tapti greatness is described. According to religious belief, Maa Tapti is known as Suryaputri and Saturn’s sister. This is the reason that people who are troubled by Saturn get relief from Tapti.

Salbardi: There is a cave of Lord Shiva in Salvari. There is a huge fair every year on Shivratri. There are devotees in number of millions every day in this fair, which lasted for a week. This site is located under the Village Panchayat Salvadan of Vikaschhna Prabhatapatan of Betul district. Tahsil Mulatai of the Salvardi Ballet and hill near Morsi of Amravati district of Maharashtra, on which a statue of Lord Shiva is repaired in a cave. It is generally believed that under this cave, there is a way to reach the Mahadev hill in Pachmarhi.

Kukru: Betul district is situated in the Surmuktas of Satpura. Kukru Betul is the highest peak in the district. About 92 km away from the district headquarters. Korku tribe resides in this area. For this reason only this area is known as Kukru. Its height is 1137 meters from the sea level. It is very pleasant to see the rising sun from here and to see the sun that is sunset. Kukru is also famous for quite a gardener. This natural site is covered with forested forests from all four sides.

Muktagiri: Betul district’s development block Bhasadehi is situated in the village panchayam thopoda is situated in the great Jain tirtha Muktagiri. Muktgarvita makes its own nature and its nature due to its beauty, elegance and religious influence. This place has 52 temples of Digambar Jain sect. These temples and fields are said to be related to class wings. Here in the temple there is a sapphonical statue of Lord Paswanath installed, which is an inanimate sample of the craftsman. In this area there is a man-pillar, beads, peace and happiness.

Bhind: Bhind is a beautiful district of Madhya Pradesh with mountains, valleys, forests and more such natural beauty. With the ever flowing Chambal and Sind rivers, Bhind is blessed with a fertile soil and thus favorable for crops and other vegetation. There are many historical as well as religious spots in Bhind that are popular among tourist.

Famous Places in Bhind: Chhatri of Malhar Rao Holkar, Vankhandeshwar Temple, Fort of Ater.

Chhatri of Malhar Rao Holkar: Chhatri of Malhar Rao Holkar was erected by Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar in 1766 A.D to honor the great Maratha general. It stands apart with its beautiful carvings and magnificent architecture. It has resemblance with the pattern of the chhatris of Holkar rulers at Indore which is ornately carved with floral and leaf patterns. The Maratha style chhatri represents a beautiful blend of shikhar dome and arch, on which Kalash has been made in a very attractive manner. The first storey of the chhatri is a pillared hall decorated with fascinating paintings.

Vankhandeshwar Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Vankhandeshwar Temple is considered to be one of the oldest temples in India, as it is believed that it was built by Prithviraj Chauhan in 1175 AD. There is a flame, known as ‘akhand jyoti’ or ‘eternal flame’ which is believed to have been burning since ages. Every Monday, there is a ‘maha aarti’ at the temple and a big fair is held here every year during the Mahashivaratri festival.

Fort of Ater: It was built by Bhadauria King Badan Singh, Maha Singh and Bakhat Singh in the era 1664-1668 after them the area is known as “BADHWAR”. It is located deep inside the ravines of Chambal. Now it is in a dilapidated condition.It is located 35 Kms in west of the Bhind city. Transportation is available from 6 Am to 4 Pm. One can go by bus or jeep which are easily available from the Bus stand/ Ater Road.The main attractions of the fort are ‘Khooni Darwaza’, ‘Badan Singh Ka Mahal’, ‘Hathiapor’, ‘Raja Ka Bangla’, ‘Rani Ka Bangla’ and ‘Barah Khamba Mahal’.

Bhopal: The capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is famous for the pair of artificial lakes (Upper Lake and Lower Lake) that split the city. Towards the north of the lakes lie the intriguing old town with rustic mosques, bustling bazaars, serpentine alleys and exquisite havelis. To its south is the new town with swanky infrastructure, shopping complexes and wide roads. It is this contrast that makes Bhopal an exquisite blend of the old and the new, the past and the present, the rustic and the classy.

Famous Places in Bhopal: Upper lake, Van Vihar, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Lower lake, Bhimbetka, Gohar Mahal, Birla Museum, Shaukat Mahal, Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid, Archeological Museum, Bharat Bhavan, DB City Mall, Taj-Ul-Masjid, Birla Mandir, Raisen Fort, Rani Kamlapati Palace, Sanchi, Halali Dam, Sardar Manzil, Yodhasthal, Sair Sapata, Tribal Museum, Madhai, Churna, Crescent Water Park, People’s Mall Water Park, Kanha Fun City Water Park, Bori Wildlife Sanctuary.

Upper lake: A beautiful man-made lake built in the 11th century, the Upper lake was constructed by Raja Bhoj to cure skin diseases that were otherwise incurable. Also known as Bhojtal is a splendid spot with an attractive royal garden called Kamla Park in the vicinity.

Van Vihar: Van Vihar is a National Park and a Zoological Space that operates under the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority. It is located just adjacent to the Upper Lake in Bhopal, near Shymala Hills. One of the most important tourist places in Bhopal, The animals here are kept closest to their natural habitats, making it a haven for people who love nature.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya: The IGRMS, or Museum of Humankind, is a museum that tries to depict the evolution of man and humankind with special reference to India. The museum is spread over an area of a sprawling 200 acres. Exhibitions telling the story of Human life and culture are presented in the Museum all year long.

Lower lake: Bhopal, also the known as the ‘City of Lakes’, has two stunning lakes, namely, the Upper Lake and the Lower Lake. The Lower Lake or the Chhota Talaab, is separated from the Upper Lake by an over bridge called Pul Pukhta or Lower Lake Bridge. Along with the Upper Lake, it forms the Bhoj Wetland.

Bhimbetka: Bhimbetka is a world heritage site and houses one of the oldest cave paintings in the world. A must-visit for all history-enthusiasts, Bhimbetka gives a sneak-peek into the pre-historic era.

Gohar Mahal: Constructed in the year 1820 by the first woman ruler of Bhopal, Gohar Begum this is one of the most beautiful structures in Bhopal.

Birla Museum: The remnants of Madhya Pradesh’s glorious pre-historic era is perfectly preserved in the Birla Museum. The museum contains objects used by the Paleolithic and Neolithic man, stone sculptures from 7th to 13th century BC and manuscripts and terracotta belonging to 2nd century BC.

Shaukat Mahal: Shaukat Mahal is one of the most beautiful buildings in Bhopal which has a distinct architecture – a blend of Indo-Islamic and European styles.

Jama Masjid: Constructed during the period of Quidisiya Begum, Jama Masjid boasts of classic Islamic Architecture in its beautiful shrine and two tall minarets.

Moti Masjid: Moti Masjid was constructed in the year 1860 by a progressive leader Sikander Begum. The mosque is relatively smaller in size, but its architectural marvel and religious significance attracts tourists and devotees from different parts of the country.

Archeological Museum: The archeological museum exhibits sculptures from artists from all over Madhya Pradesh and provides a deep insight into the rich culture of this state. It houses statues of Lakshmi, Buddha, and images of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva among other pieces of art.The museum is one of the best tourist places in Bhopal.

Bharat Bhavan: A centre of visual and performing arts, Bharat Bhavan is a unique institution with an unparalleled and impactful architecture.

DB City Mall: DB City Mall is a part of Bhaskar group and its ventures having three basements and three on-floor parking lots managed by Central Parking Services. Its expanse reaches upto 125,000 sq mt which is the largest shopping mall in Central India. It has many clothing outlets including Apple Premium Reseller, Fun Cinemas, Shoppers Stop, HyperCity, McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza, Pantaloons, Amer Bakery Hut, Big Life, Nike, PUMA, Adidas, Reebok, Max, The Chocolate Room, Westside, Amoeba, John Players, Spykar, World Of Titan, Levi Strauss, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway Restaurant and many more.

Taj-Ul-Masjid: One of the largest mosques in the country, Taj-Ul-Masjid has a stunning and elegant architecture. The enormous domes, a spectacular hallway and elegant minarets speak volumes about its architecture. However, non-Muslims are not allowed inside the mosque.

Birla Mandir: Built at the summit of Arera hills is the Birla Mandir, structured with grandiose scale and design. It’s an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases a panoramic view of the historic city of Bhopal. Surrounded by greenery and an ancient charm, the temple is a shrine to Lord Shiva and Parvathi, providing solace and tranquillity to devotees.

Raisen Fort: Raisen Fort is a substantial historical edifice placed atop a hill enthralling a vast water reservoir, palaces and a few temples within the fort. Located in the city of Bhopal, the 800-year-old fort has nine gateways, fortifications, domes and the remains of several buildings from the early medieval period.

Rani Kamlapati Palace: Rani Kamlapati Palace is the commemoration of the glorious past of Bhopal. The residence of Rani Kamlapati is a historical palace situated at the heart of the Kamla park. Rani Kamlapati Palace is a secular architecture of the 18th century built of Lakhauri bricks, cusped arches over crumpled pillars. The merlons are shaped as water lotuses honouring the name of the Queen.

Sanchi: Located in Madhya Pradesh, the Buddhist monuments of Sanchi are one of the oldest stone structures in India. Designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the Great Stupa was installed in the 3rd century BC by Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan dynasty. The sculptures and monuments present at the site are a fine example of the development of Buddhist art and architecture in Madhya Pradesh. The stupa sits atop a hill in Sanchi, 46 km from the city of Bhopal.

Halali Dam: Halali Dam is a lakeside reservoir built on the Halali River in Raisen. Formerly known as Thal River, the pristine lake is 47 km from Bhopal to Sanchi is Halali the tributary of Betwa river. The colossal dam is quite popular among locals of Bhopal as an excellent spot for picnic and boat rides.

Sardar Manzil: Sardar Manzil occupies a place of eminence among the crowd of Islamic architecture in Bhopal. The red-brick structure is a hybrid of the western and Asian style of architecture designed by a descendant of the Bourbon Dynasty of France. The history of Sardar Manzil dates back to the era Nawabs rulers whose courtroom was this picturesque monument.

Yodhasthal: Yodhasthal, the army museum in Bhopal a prominent ‘Know your Army” facility, is known for its exhibition of arms and ammunition used by defence forces. The museum provides engrossing knowledge about the victories and war stories of Indian Army.

Sair Sapata: Sair Sapata is a significant entertainment zone, inaugurated on 29 September 2011. The tourism complex is predominantly a play park which is also a good leisure space for adults. Covering an area of 24.56 acres, Sair Sapata offers enjoyable activities like forest hiking, car dashing, zorbing and so on.

Tribal Museum: Tribal Museum is a rich tapestry of exhaustive exhibits showcasing the tribal art and culture. It highlights various aspects of the tribes in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. The artistic displays are mesmerising as it creates awareness about the tribal rituals, customs, forms of worship and so on.

Madhai: Madhai is a quaint town located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Madhai is serene and peaceful because of which this place becomes an ideal holiday destination to get away from the pell mell of the city. The place bubbling with flora and fauna. The lush greenery that wraps the whole place is mesmerizing.

Churna: Churna is a quiet village located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Untouched by industrialization, this is an ideal place to enjoy some peaceful time amidst nature. This place is replete with natural beauty and houses a large number of flora and fauna. Churna with all its scenic beauty and pleasant aura will help you unwind and relax with your loved ones.

Crescent Water Park: Located 32 kms away from the city centre of Bhopal, Crescent Water Park is known to be the best in the city. With rain dance, water DJ, columbus rides, infinite pool, the park claims to be the one of its kind and very popular among both the localites and tourists.

People’s Mall Water Park: People’s Mall Water Park, as the name suggest is a water park in the premises of People’s Mall in Bhopal. Besides, the immaculately clean water park with several slides, the mall also has an amusement park with life size replicas of famous monuments from around the world.

Kanha Fun City: Inaugurated in 2000, Kanha Fun City Water Park is probably the most popular water park in Bhopal. Buzzing with activity all through the season, the park has an array of thrilling water rides, tube slides, roller coasters, rain dance, aqua disco arrangements etc.

Bori Wildlife Sanctuary: Located in the heart of the country, The Bori Wildlife Sanctuary in Itarsi near Bhopal is truly among the country’s oldest and most diverse attractions.

Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is among the counytry’s oldest reserves and was established in 1865. Surrounded by greenery on all sides, it is located along the Tewa River at a distance of approximately 167 km from the city of Bhopal in Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh. It is a part of the Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve and is covered in mixed deciduous and Bamboo forests. It is not uncommon to sight bigger mammals such as tigers, leopards, wild boars, deer or even the Indian Gaur while you are here. Make sure you cheque with the forest authorities on the correct timings for a Safari or a jungle walk before you set out to eplore.

Burhanpur: Burhanpur is a historical town based on the banks of the Tapti River in Madhya Pradesh. The most interesting piece of trivia would be that Mumtaz Begum, the reason why the Taj Mahal was built, died in Burhanpur while giving birth to her fourteenth child. The city was also known as the entry point into south India as a result of its strategically poised position. The Queen who immortalized love was buried here, waiting for the completion of her famed tomb in Agra. Burhanpur is also blessed with an amazing water supply system that was developed during the Mughal rule. Burhanpur also served as the capital of the mighty Mughal Kingdom and is a city that is famous for its fascinating heritage.

Famous Places in Burhanpur: Asirgarh Fort, Jama Masjid, Dargah-e-Hakimi, Shahi Qila, Zenana Hammam.

Asirgarh Fort: Asirgarh fort is also known as Asa Ahir Garh because it is built by Emperor Asa Ahir. Earlier the name was Asa Ahir Garh, later it got transformed and became Ashirgarh. Its height is 259.1 meter high from the base and from sea level it is 701 meter high. It is situated in the Satpura Range about 20 kilometres, north of the city of Burhanpur, in Madhya Pradesh. Because the fortress commands a pass through the Satpuras connecting the valleys of the Narmada and Tapti rivers, one of the most important routes from northern India to the Deccan, it was known as the “key to the Deccan”or “Gateway of South India’. During the Mughal Era, it was considered that the Deccan started here while the empire from Asirgarh to Delhi was considered Hindustan. The fort was built by Asa Ahir of the Ahir dynasty.

Jama Masjid: A monument and a worshipping place combined makes this place one of the most sought after attractions in the heart of Burhanpur – the Jama Masjid. It is located at the very center of town in Gandhi Chowk.

The construction of this place began during the Farooqi rule. Unfortunately, the construction took way too long and couldn’t finish in time before Farooqi leader Adil Shah’s demise. The work was then supervised and completed by Emperor Akbar. There are two big minarets that rise majestically across the Burhanpur skyline. The Jama Masjid also has three round cupolas. The monument has some very majestic artwork on its symmetric pillars and all this has been conserved very well.

Dargah-e-Hakimi: Dargah-e-Hakimi, is one of the holiest places for the Dawoodi Bohra Muslims in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located about 3 km from Gadhi Chowk in Burhanpur.

Shahi Qila: The Badshahi Qila is located to the east of the Tapti River. Sadly, like the other monuments of Burhanpur this one wasn’t given much attention and all that has been left of the place are its remnants.

Zenana Hammam: The most important and beautiful part of the remnants of the Shahi Qila is the Zenana Hammam (bath). It is the perfect blend of styles inspired from both Mughal and Persian civilizations.

Chhatarpur: The Chhatarpur holds an unparalleled status of conserving the religious charm, and Indian ethnicity. Henceforth, the mesmerising monuments, treasurable landscapes, and wildlife of the town will leave you spellbound with its beauty. Beholding the spectacular view of Raneh Falls to the Ken Gharial Sanctuary situated at the Sangam of Ken and Khudar Rivers, the territory of Chhatarpur entail various picturesque tourist sites to discover! Moreover, the district shares several major borders such as the Panna from the east, Tikamgarh from the west, Damoh from the south, Sagar from the southwest, and lastly, Uttar Pradesh from the north.

Famous Places in Chhatarpur: Raneh Fall, Jatashankar Temple, Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum, Bhimkund, Khajuraho.

Raneh Fall: The Raneh Fall is a natural waterfall on the Ken River, located in Khajuraho in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
The Ken River forms a 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long, and 30 metres (98 ft) deep canyon made of pure crystalline granite in varying shades of colours ranging from pink and red to grey. There is a series of waterfalls in the canyon.
The larger and smaller falls run all through the year. Other seasonal falls appear during monsoons.

Jatashankar Temple: Jatashankar is a Temple and Hindu shrine located in tehsil bijawar of District Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. Jatashankar has running natural water from the mouth of a symbolic “Nandi”.
The place served as a shrine to the God Shiva and is a popular destination for pilgrims. Jata means hair and Shankar is another name of Lord Shiva.
There are ponds fed by springs found in the locality, one of cold water and the other one of hot water.

Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum: Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum is a museum located in an old palace at Dhubela, on the Chhatarpur-Jhansi highway, in Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh, India.
This museum was established in September, 1955 in a palace built by Chhatrasal for his residence.
Presently, the museum comprises 8 galleries, of which two galleries display inscriptions, copper plates, Sati pillars, lingas and inscribed images of the Gupta and Kalachuri period.
The museum houses a wide range of sculptures of the Shakti cult.
It has also a significant collection of Jaina images.

Bhimkund: Bhimkund (also known as Neelkund) is a natural water tank and a holy place in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located near Bajna village in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh. It is 77 km away from Chhatarpur by road in the Bundelkhand region.

Khajuraho: The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres (109 mi) southeast of Jhansi. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures.

Chhindwara: Nestled in the heart of the mighty Satpura range of hills, Chhindwara is the largest district of Madhya Pradesh. Filled with Chhind or white date palm trees, Chhindwara city has thick plantation surrounding the region along with different tribal communities like Gond, Pradhan Korku and others inhabiting harmoniously together.

Famous Places in Chhindwara: PatalKot chhindwara, Pench National park, Tamia.

Pench National park: Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the satpuda hills is named after Pench river, meandering through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara.Pench National Park, comprising of 758 SQ Kms, out of which a core area of 299 sq km of Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park and the Mowgli Pench Sanctuary and remaining 464 sq km of pench national park is the buffer area.

Tamia: One of the hidden treasures of Madhya Pradesh, Tamia is a picturesque forest destination that offers scenic and breath-taking views of dense forests and mountains. Untouched and unexplored, Tamia is the perfect location to disconnect from the world and experience absolute tranquillity. A few houses on the hill top offer panoramic views of the steep hills, vast greenery and deep valleys.

Damoh: The city’s name comes from Damayanti, the wife of King Nal of Hindu mythology. Damoh was part of the province (subah) of Malwa during the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar.  The city has several old sculptures, including those of the Hindu deities Shiva, Parvati, and Vishnu.

Famous Places in Damoh: Bandakpur, Kundalpur.

Bandakpur: Bandakpur is though a small town in the district of Damoh in Madhya Pradesh, but is well known for the famous temple of Lord Shiva – The Jageshwar Nath temple. Large Mela gathering happens every year on Basant Panchami and Shivratri. Crowd gathers on Somvati Amavasya also. There is main temple where shiva-Linga is situated in main sanctum. There are temples for other deities- Radha-Krishna, Durga Devi, Kaal-Bhairav, Lord Vishnu, Lakshmi Devi, Devi Narmada etc.

Kundalpur:  Kundalpur is a historical pilgrimage site for Jainism in India. It is located at Kundalgiri, Kundalpur, Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh, 35 km from the city of Damoh. Kundalpur has a statue of Bade Baba (Adinath) in sitting (Padmasana) posture.

Datia: The old town is surrounded by a stone wall, encompassing beautiful palaces and gardens. The 17th-century palace of Vir Singh Deo is a notable example of the Hindu architecture of North India. The town serves as a trading center for grains and cotton products. Handloom weaving is an important industry. Datia has several important landmarks and is famous for the seven-story palace built by Raja Vir Singh Deo in 1614. The town is also a thriving pilgrimage spot for religious devotees. There are many temples, including the Sidhapeeth of Peetambhara Devi, Buglamukhi Devi Temple, and Gopeshwar Temple. Peetambra Peeth is a famous Shaktipitha located at the entrance of Datia. This pilgrimage spot is located about 1 km from Datia Bus Station and 3 km from Datia Railway Station on the Delhi-Chennai main line and features Buglamukhi Devi Temple. The Dhumavati Main Temple, established by Golokwasi Swamiji Maharaj, and the Vankhandeshwar temple, a Mahabharat period temple of Shiva, are here.

Famous Places in Datia: Peetambra Peeth, Ratangarh, Sonagir, Unao Balaji Sun Temple.

Peetambra Peeth: Peetambra Peeth is located near the city. Peetambra Peeth is the famous “Sakti-Peeth” of the country. Sh. Golokwasi Swamiji Maharaj established “Bagla Mukhi Devi” and “Dhumawati Mai” at this place. Vankhandeshwar Temple at Peetambra-Peeth is one of the Mahabharat-Kaleen temples of Shiva.

Ratangarh: Ratangarh Mata Mandir is located 5 Km from Rampura village and 55 km from Datia, MP (India). This holy place is in dense forest and on bank of “Sindh” river, Every year thousands of devotee come to this temple to get blessing of Maa Ratangarh wali and Kunwar Maharaj, Every year on the day of Bhai Dooj (next day of Diwali) hundreds of thousands of devotees come here to get darshan of Mata and Kunwar Maharaj This holy place can be reached from Gwalior and Datia easily.

Sonagir: Sonagir is a famous pilgrimage of the Jains, who come in large numbers annually to worship at these beautiful temples. There are more than One Hundred temples and attract visitors and tourists from distant places. Sonagir is located at 15 Km. from Datia and is connected by Road and Train.

Unao Balaji Sun Temple: Unao is 15 km from Datia. Balaji Temple is a very old temple and is said to exist from Pre-Historic times. People from very distant places flock to the Balaji Sun Temple on pilgrimage. There is a tank in the vicinity said to contain sacred water and is the popular belief that lepers who take a bath in these waters are cured of their terrible affliction. This is also known as Balaji-Dham. Unao is connected by road only.

Dewas: Dewas District in Ujjain Revenue Division, is situated on the Malwa plateau in the West-central part of Madhya Pradesh and lies between 20°17´ and 23°20´ North latitude and 75°54´ and 77°08´ East longitude. The district is bounded by Ujjain district in the north, Indore district in the west, West-Nimar district in the south-west, East Nimar district in the south, Hoshangabad district in the South East, Sehore district in the east and Shajapur district in the North-East. The tropic of cancer passes through the district near Nemawar village south of Khategaon town.

Famous Places in Dewas: Gidiya Kho, Pawar Chattries, Kavadia Hills.

 Gidiya Kho: Malwa region is full of natural beauty and historical places. It is colorful, cultural and environment always attracted the scholar, historian and tourists. The villages and natural places of Dewas is making a way for peaceful forest journey. There is an ancient place in tribal area, known as Khudel Devta. On every Poornima (Full moon) and Amawasya (Lunar Conjunction) the tribes gather here to pay homage to the idols of KHUDEL DEVTA and to enjoy fall. Gidya Khoh is a beautiful combination of man and nature.

Pawar Chattries: The Chattries of Dewas impress us with its massive, powerful presence of Maratha architecture near the Meetha talab looks very attractive. This Chattries is indeed a statement of Pawar kings. What is more, the artifice, variety, esoleric and antique elusion in the place do suggest a successful baroque attempt to boost royal and civic pride. The faced of Chateries influences us overwhelmingly with its massive, powerful presence, while inside we are transported into a decorative world of muted extravagance and fantasy.

Kavadia Hills: These hills are made of lacks of stone pillars which are of various shapes i.e. triangular, rectangular, pentagonal, hexagonal etc. There are seven hills of the same type. It appear that these stones are manmade, because they appear to be minutely carved by human being, but in reality it is a creation of Volcano irruption. It may be very well considered as eighth wonder of the World.

Dhar: Mandav of Dhar district is the world famous historical tourist destination, where thousands of foreign tourists visit every year. Jahaj Mahal, Rani Rupmati Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Jami Masjid, Nilkantheshwar Mahadev Temple, Shriram Temple, Hathi Darwaja etc. are the major tourist attractions of Mandav.

Famous Places in Dhar: Roopmati’s Pavilion, Hindola Mahal, Jahaz Mahal.

Roopmati’s Pavilion: A large sandstone structure originally built as an army observation post it is known today as Roopmati’s Pavilion. Rani Roopmati – the love interest of Baaz Bahadur lived here and is said to have gazed at the Baz Bahadur’s Palace – situated below and also at Narmada river, flowing through the Nimar plains far below, a river which the queen revered.

Hindola Mahal: Hindola Mahal – meaning Swing palace is so named due to its sloping side walls. The Hindola Mahal might have been constructed during the reign of Hushang Shah about 1425 C.E. but may date to the end of the 15th century during the reign of Ghiyas al-Din. It is one of a set buildings making up the royal palace complex at Mandu, which consists of the Jahaz Mahal, the Hindola Mahal, the Taveli Mahal, and the Nahar Jharokha. The Hindola Mahal may have been used as an audience chamber.

Jahaz Mahal: Situated between two artificial lakes, this two-storied architectural marvel is so named as it appears as a ship floating in water. Built by Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din-Khalji, it served as a harem for the sultan. This is The Water Palace shown in Fisher’s Drawing Room Scrap Book, 1832 together with a poetical illustration by Letitia Elizabeth Landon.

Dindori: Dindori is a predominantly tribal district located on the eastern borders of Madhya Pradesh touching Chhattisgarh. It is located at 81.34 degree latitude and 21.16 longitudes. It touches Shahdol in east, Mandla in west, Umaria in north, and Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh state in south. Dindori is centrally located from famous tourists destinations like Bandhavgarh National Park, Narmada passes through the district. It is situated at a height of 1100m above sea level amongst herbal rich, Maikal mountain ranges. Dindori boasts to have the best evergreen Sal forest in Asia.

Famous Places in Dindori: Karopani Natural Deer Park, National Fossil Park, Ghughwa.

Karopani Natural Deer Park: Village Karopani is a classic example of mutual co-existence of humans and wildlife. Rare species of black bucks and spotted deer can be easily seen in Karopani which is just 4kms from the state Highway No. 22 going towards Amarkantak.

National Fossil Park, Ghughwa: Ghughwa National fossils Park is situated 70km from Dindori in village Ghughwa. It is nestled in an area of 75 acres of land where attractive and rare fossils of leaves and trees are waiting to be explored. This National Park has plants in fossil form that existed in India anywhere between 40 million and 150 million years ago. Petrified trunks of trees have been identified as gymnosperms and Angiosperms Monocotyledons and palms. There are certain Bryophytes also. Depending on the age in which the Pangaea split into Laurasia and Gondwana land occurred, the fossils belong to either Jurassic or Cretaceous Age.

Guna: There are many tourist places in guna district like Hanuman tekri, Gopi krishan sagar dam, Bajranggarh fort.

Famous Places in Guna: Gopi Krishan Sagar Dam, Tekri Sarkar.

Gopi Krishan Sagar Dam: Gopi krishan sagar dam 8 KM away from guna. This is very popular tourist place in Guna district.

Tekri Sarkar: Hanuman tekri mandir is located almost 5 kilometer from the district head quarter in Guna. On high hills there is ancient temple of hanuman statue is placed facing the south direction. This place of Tekri sarkar was prior to seventh century and the center of Tapobhumi for sadhu sants.

Gwalior: Gwalior is a historic city located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Popular because of the hilltop fort, Gwalior is full of palaces and glorious temples giving this city a majestic charm which speaks volumes of its glorious past. A historic city founded by king Surajesan, Gwalior is a city where India’s most eminent royalty once resided. Jai Vilas Pala has the largest carpet in the world which took almost 12 years to weave and two most massive chandeliers in the world that weight close to 3.5 tonnes.

Famous Places in Gwalior: Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace, Gujari Mahal, Man mandir palace, Tomb of Tansen, Teli Ka Mandir, Saas Bahu temple, Scindia Museum, Tomb of Ghaus Mohammed, Gwalior zoo, Sun Temple, Padavali and Bateshwar, Suraj kund, Gwalior Trade Fair, Tighra dam, Shyam Vatika, Sarod Ghar, Roop Singh Stadium.

Gwalior Fort: Perched high at the top of a vast rocky massif, Gwalior Fort is a place hard to miss being visible from every nook and corner of the city. Regarded as one of most impregnable fortress of north and central India, the place is a must visit.

Jai Vilas Palace: The Jai Vilas Palace also known as the Jai Vilas Mahal is a nineteenth-century palace placed in Gwalior Madhya Pradesh, India. It was established in 1874 by Jayajirao Scindia, the Maharaja of Gwalior and is still the residence of his descendants, the former royal Maratha Scindia dynasty.

Gujari Mahal: Built by Man Singh in the 15th century for his favorite wife Mrignayani, Gujari Mahal is now in ruins and also an archaeological museum as it showcases various sculptures, statues and other remains dating back to 1st and 2nd century BC.

Man mandir palace: Located at the North-east end of the fort, Man mandir palace was built between 1486 and 1516 by the Tomar ruler, Man Singh Tomar. The palace couldn’t survive with time, however the remains of the palace still showcases the beautiful carvings and designs of that era.

Tomb of Tansen: One of the greatest musicians of India and en eminent vocalist in the courts of Akbar in the medieval period, Tansen was also among one of the nine gems of the Mughal court.

Teli Ka Mandir: Located in the Gwalior Fort, this temple also dates back to the 9th century and is the highest building in Gwalior (100 ft.). This temple was used to process oil before the Britishers occupied the Gwalior Fort.

This temple is famous for its unique architecture as the temple holds a Dravidian look, but the sculptures are typically North Indian.

Saas Bahu Temple: Built in the 9th century, the Saas Bahu temple attracts tourists and devotees alike. Contrary to what the name suggests, the Saas Bahu Temple does not mean Saas (mother-in-law) and bahu (daughter-in-law) but is rather a short form of Shastra Bahu, another name of Lord Vishnu.

Scindia Museum: Dedicated to Jivaji Rao Scindia, this is one of the most prominent museums of Madhya Pradesh. It occupies around 35 rooms of Jai Villas Palace and was established in the year 1964.

The museum is famous for its collection of manuscripts, sculptures, coins, paintings, weapons, etc. The museum is a great place to connect with the history of Gwalior, especially the Scindia dynasty.

Tomb of Ghaus Mohammed: The tomb of a 16th century prince-turned-sufi is now situated in the town of Hazira. This mausoleum exhibits astonishing Mughal architecture and has proven to be a famous pilgrimage for Hindus and Muslims alike.

Gwalior zoo: Families and Wildlife enthusiasts can visit the Gwalior zoo which has a good collection of animals including a white tiger. The zoo is a part of a huge garden known as Phool Bagh which was built by Madhao Rao Scindia and inaugurated by Prince of Wales in 1922.

Sun Temple: Surya Mandir or Sun Temple located near Residency at Morar is one of the important religious centers in the historic city of Gwalior. Although not constructed long ago, it is among the most revered shrines in the ancient city.

Padavali and Bateshwar: Situated around 40 km from the main town of Gwalior, Padavali is a fortress comprising many ancient temples. The temples have intricate carvings and one of the temples also have erotic carvings and hence famous as mini Khajuraho.

Suraj kund: Suraj kund in Gwalior is a tank located in Gwalior fort. It is believed to have magical powers. Water from the tank act as medicinal water that cures chronic diseases. Surroundings of the Suraj Kund are quite attractive and well maintained which encourage the tourist to spend plenty of time.

Gwalior Trade Fair: One of the largest fairs of Madhya Pradesh, this trade fair was started in 1905 by Maharaj Madhav Rao Scindia, the king of Gwalior. A unique blend of art and business the Gwalior Trade Fair has behind it a history of 110 years. Spread over an area of 104 acres, the fair is held at the Mela Ground at the Race Course Road. The items sold range from clothes, electric appliances, pottery to cattle.

Tighra dam: Tighra dam is located just outside the main city and provides a nice getaway from the city.

Shyam Vatika: Recognized by the Guinness as World’s largest indoor mural, this is a privately owned banquet hall with all its ceilings and interior walls painted by a team of 6 artists led by Ashutosh Panigrahi.

Sarod Ghar: Music enthusiasts must visit the Sarod Ghar, which is a museum of music and has been set up in the ancestral house of the legendary Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan.

This museum houses ancient musical instruments which were used by legendary Indian musicians of the past. It also exhibits a great collection of documents and photographs and the aim of this museum is to promote Indian classical culture and music.

Roop Singh Stadium: Roop Singh Stadium is a famous International cricket stadium which has hosted many international cricket matches. It was here where the first double century in the history of ODI cricket was scored by Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar in a match against South Africa.

Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod: Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod is associated with Guru Har Gobind Saheb, his imprisonment in the Gwalior Fort and his release along with the 52 kings who were held captive. The Gurudwara has immense religious importance and is visited by the followers to pay homage to the great man.

Harda: A city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Harda is part of the small district by the same name. Harda had a rich history and was an important city as the Mughals constructed it into a Mahal. It was fought over by succeeding kingdoms. The Harda district is bound by three rivers – Ganjaal, Maachak, and the mighty Narmada, and the northern part of the district is in the Narmada river valley. The Harda district is a fertile piece of land owing to the rivers that flow in the region and is one of the largest producers of soya bean and wheat in Madhya Pradesh.

Famous Places in Harda: Riddnath Temple, Gupteshwar Temple Charua, Chakraview Charua Temple, Makdai Temple, Makdai River, Ram Janki Temple, Handia.

Riddnath Temple: The Riddnath Temple of Handia and Sidhnath Temple of Nemavar are famous for artistic beauty and Vastu Shastra. The Handia-based Riddnath Mahadev Temple is very ancient Shiv Mandir and is declared protected by the state government. Temple is 21 km from Harda district headquarters on Indore road. This temple is situated on the banks of river Narmada in village Handia. It is believed that this temple was built by Kuber himself.

Gupteshwar Temple Charua: Charuva – Located on the old highway between Delhi and Burhanpur was important because of commercial and strategic location. According to historians, a inscription of the Mohali script available in four Babari shows that this village was formerly known as Chanarwa, which was later known as Charuva. The Gupteeshwar Mahadev Temple built in the 10-11th century AD in village Haripura Mala near Charuva is the center of great faith in Nimad and Bhuhana region.

Makdai Temple: Makdai is the main area of the former monastic kingdom. 24 km from Bhirangi Railway Station and about 37 Kms away from Harda Headquarters. Forested area is spread over the lower slopes of Satpura. An ancient fort is built on the hill situated in Makadi village. Its royal house is said to be the descendant of the Rajgond family. The palace of Raj Bhavan is special in itself in the fort of Makdai.

Ram Janki Temple: Ram Janki Temple – Located in Bhadugaon village. Lord Rama and Mata Sita have been established in this temple.

Hoshangabad: Lying along the banks of river Narmada in Madhya Pradesh, the district of Hoshangabad is a charming tourist destination which is blessed with a mix of natural sightseeing and historical monuments. It has been named after Hoshang Shah, the first ruler of the Malwa Region. Some of the attractions include a number of picture-perfect attractions such as the prehistoric Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Pachmarhi – a cool hill station, and the refreshing Adamgarh Hills.
Indore: Indore is the largest and the most populous city of Madhya Pradesh. Located on the Malwa Plateau, the charm of this city lies in its rich cultural heritage which has been preserved over centuries and along with the hints of urbanisation.

Famous Places in Indore: Rajwaada, Lal Bagh Palace, Khajrana Ganesh temple, Sarafa Bazaar, Indore Museum, Patalpani Waterfall, Annapurna Temple, Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, Choral Dam, Tincha Falls, Indore White Church, Janapav, Kanch Mandir, Pipliyapala Regional Park, Chhatris, ISKCON Indore, Bada Ganpati, Bijasen Tekri, Nehru Park, Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalay, Meghdoot Garden, Mohadi Waterfalls, Geeta Bhawan, Gandhi Hall, Bamniya Kund, Dharampuri, Hatyari Khoh, Hanuwantiya, Royal Museum, Kanha Museum, Chhatri Bagh, Chidiya Bhadak Fall, Gidiya Khoh Waterfall, Jogi Bhadak waterfall.

Rajwaada: Considered to be the most eminent tourist attraction in Indore, the majestic Rajwaada Palace’s sheer grandeur and opulence is known the world over. A 200-years old 7-storey building, the palace has a well-laid garden with fountains and an artificial waterfall.

Lal Bagh Palace: Resided by the rulers of the Holkar dynasty, the Lal Bagh Palace is class and grandeur personified. The palace is spread on a sprawling area of 28 acres and reflects the taste of the rulers of the Holkar dynasty.

Khajrana Ganesh temple: The Khajrana Ganesh temple is one of the most powerful shrines of the Lord Ganesha. It was built by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar to safeguard the idol of Lord Ganesha from Aurangzeb. The temple has since grown from being housed in a small hut to a big temple with large inner and outer sanctums. Vinayak Chaturthi is celebrated in a big way in the temple.

Sarafa Bazaar: The lip-smacking flavours of the food stalls in Sarafa Bazaar are a testimony to Indore’s legendary love affair with food. Entertaining over 3000 visitors every day, the Sarafa Bazaar houses stalls that sell vividly coloured artificial jewellery, brass ornaments and mouth-watering dishes of the diverse cuisine of Indore. There are more than 50 dishes available here at extremely low rates.

Indore Museum: Exhibiting artefacts dating as far back to the prehistoric era, as well as recent findings from the modern era, the Central Museum of Indore is a history buff’s paradise. The museum also houses mythological carvings, coins from different ages, arms of various eras and sculptures dating back to the 11th century. Be sure to check the rare dried botanical creatures on display too.

Patalpani Waterfall: The Patalpani Waterfall is located in the Mhow Tehsil of Indore district and is a popular picnic spot for the locals of the area. Surrounded by dense forest covers and majestic hills Patalpani plummets from a height of 300 metres. The monsoons swell the falls and may make it risky for close encounters causing accidents. It is best to maintain a cautious distance from the waterfall during the rain.

Annapurna Temple: The Annapurna Temple, besides being a place for pilgrimages is also a tourist attraction. Dedicated to Goddess Annapurna, the deity of food the temple also houses the shrines of Sivan, Hanuman and Kalabhairava.

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary: The oldest sanctuary of Madhya Pradesh, the Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary packs a treat for wildlife and avifauna enthusiasts alike. The River Narmada, which is 150 million years older than River Ganga, graces the sanctuary with its presence. Home to deer, wild hare, tigers and an umpteen variety of birds, this sanctuary is nothing short of paradise.

Choral Dam: Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Choral Dam is a hidden gem that will definitely provide you with quietness and tranquility. Constructed around the backwaters of River Narmada, Choral Dam is replete with cool and clear water. A large number of lush green trees and small hills surround the place making it even more attractive. This place is full of jovial water activities that will interest young and old alike.

Tincha Falls: Located 25 kilometres from the bustling city of Indore, Tincha Falls are one of the most popular waterfalls in the region. The milky white cascade is located in the Tincha village, also where the falls derive their name from. The roaring plunge of water at a height of 300 feet is a rain fed waterfall and is primarily a monsoon destination. Surrounded by lush green vegetation on all sides and an exhilarating experience in itself, Tincha falls attracts a wide array of visitors from all walks of life. The falls are also a canyon, nuzzled in between valleys Tincha is an ideal picnic destination and monsoon break away from the chaos that ensues in the cities. The falls also have a small pond near the foot of the falls; the stillness of the pond against the roaring descent of water is a sight you must definitely not miss.

Indore White Church: A peek into the impact of British autonomy on Indore pre-independence, the Indore White Church is one of the most significant points of interest of the city. A testimony to awe-striking European architecture, the entire structure is made of milk white stone and marble. To witness the church in all its glory during Christmas, decorated from head to toe, is a sight for sore eyes.

Janapav: Nestled among similar hills of the Malwa region, Janapav, or Janapav Kuti, is the ideal getaway for lovers of nature and trekkers alike. If you’re looking to traverse through twisty bends in Central Indian forests while peacefully gazing over distant hills and the crimson sunset, then this hill station should be your destination.

Kanch Mandir: Made entirely out of glass, this Jain Temple exhibits exquisite artwork on glass panels depicting the various aspects of Jainism. The intricate detailing on the glass reflects the talent and dedication of the artists.

Pipliyapala Regional Park: Spreading over an area of a whopping 122 acres and housing a ginormous 80-acre lake, the Pipliyapala Regional Park is an absolute treat for adults and children alike. Engage in some fun-filled activities like pedal-boating and motor-boating and witness the magical allure of the Mist and Musical Fountain, French Gardens, Labyrinths, Artist Village, etc. Be sure to try the savoury delicacies available at the Fast Food Zone.

Chhatris: The cremation places of the Holkars are known as the Chhatris. These are beautifully built and have intricately carved structures. There are some temples and other structures built around them as well.

ISKCON Indore: Let the melodies of Shri Krishna’ soothing hymns and let its vibrations heal you at ISKCON Indore. The mesmerizingly beautiful deities of Radha and Krishna are made purely from marble and invoke a sense of calm within you. The celebration of Janmashtami at ISKCON Indore is an occasion of pomp and splendour galore.

Bada Ganpati: The biggest Ganpati statue in the world, Bada Ganpati measures eight metres in length. The statue is made of a peculiar mixture of limestone, jaggery, bricks and holy soil and water from the major pilgrim places in the country.

Gommat Giri: A pilgrimage site for the Jains, Gomatgiri is located at a distance of merely 10-minutes drive from the Indore airport. A 21 ft statue of Gomateshwar which is a replica of the gigantic statue of Bahubali at Shravanabelagola is a major attraction. The statue of Gomateshwar is situated at a hill. Apart from this, there are also 24 temples, each representing the 24 Tirthankaras of Jainism. Gomatgiri is a picnic spot that will reward you with the best views of the area.

Bijasen Tekri: Perched upon the Tekri Hill, the Bijasen Tekri temple offers picturesque views of the entire city and the magnanimous hill ranges. The power of Mata here is so strong, that it is believed to bring back sight in the eyes of the blind! The infamous Navratri Mela held here sees a traffic of thousands of devotees and tourists each year.

Nehru Park: The Kamala Nehru Park, popularly known as Chidiya Ghar, is a zoological park on the outskirts of Indore that is home to exotic carnivores, awe-striking amphibians and vividly colourful avifauna. New addition to the family is a white tigress and her three cubs! You can enjoy buggy rides, pony rides, elephant rides and camel rides here too.

Kamla Nehru Prani Sanghrahalay: Home to the majestic Bengal Tigers and the awe-striking White Tigers, the Kamla Nehru Prani Sanghrahalay does a great deal at protecting and breeding these rare beautiful creatures. It also houses the humungous Himalayan Black Bears, Leopards and many endangered amphibians and avifauna. The zoo is soon going to be home to one of the largest reptiles of the planet – the anaconda.

Meghdoot Garden: Meghdoot Gardens or Meghdoot Upavan is one of the oldest gardens of Indore, but its glory has only augmented with time. Luxuriously dense landscapes with different shades of green decorate the premises of the garden and make up the perfect environment to relax and rejuvenate. The park is dotted with beautiful misty fountains and also has a special children’s play area.

Mohadi Waterfall: The breathtaking sight of water falling from a height is always thrilling, and Mohadi Waterfalls are just the perfect spot where you would take your family to visit for a picnic. Easily accessible, the Waterfall is located at a distance of 30 kms from Indore, it is an idyllic picnic spot if you are looking for a break from the monotony of life and want to be with your family.

Geeta Bhawan: Geeta Bhawan is a religious shrine in Indore but is one of its kind. The shrine is in fact religiously neutral and welcomes people of all spiritual faiths to lighten their hearts. The pristine place houses pictures and idols of many different gods and is decorated with the paintings of the epic Puranas, Mahabharata and Ramayana.

Gandhi Hall: A testament of awe-striking Indo-Gothic architecture, the Gandhi Hall was named so after the passing of our great father of the nation – Mahatma Gandhi. Made of white marble and Seoni and red stones, the grandiose of this monument is simply majestic. The venue for huge public celebrations, the hall can accommodate more than 2000 people and also houses the city’s famous watch tower.

Bamniya Kund: Bamniya Kund is a captivating waterfall 50 kms from Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Falling from a height of 300 feet, the waters gush down creating a colourful pool of clear blue waters, brown rocks and verdant green bushes. Nestled away in the depth of dense forests in the Malindi region near Indore, the waterfall is hidden away from the clearing.

Dharampuri: Dharampuri is a quaint little town filled with historical gems in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh set along the banks of river Narmada, was also said to be the birthplace and abode of Narmada’s daughter Roopmati who married the ruler of Mandu; Baz Bahadur. The town was established by the oldest Pandava Yudhishthir and is rich in legends and folklores.

Jabalpur: Jabalpur is an ancient city located on the shores of river Narmada in Madhya Pradesh. An industrial city, Jabalpur is now gaining popularity as a tourist destination because of its splendid ghats, the 98-foot high Dhuandhar waterfall, marble art, and historical and cultural structures. The Bhedaghat-Marble Rocks and Dhuandhar Falls are the most prominent tourist attractions in Jabalpur. Apart from this, the 17th-century Madan Mahal Fort situated near Narmada river and the famous Chausath Yogini Temple located near Roopnath are must-visits. Besides them, Balancing Rock is another site which is must-see for tourists in Jabalpur.

Famous Places in Jabalpur: Dhuandhar Falls, Boat ride to Bhedaghat, Sea World Water Park, Bhedaghat Marble Rocks, Madan Mahal Fort, Cable Car across Dhuandhar Falls, Balancing Rock, Chausatyogini temple, Bargi Dam, Rani Durgavati Museum, Pisanhari Ki Madiya, Dumna Nature Reserve.

Dhuandhar Falls: The Dhuandhar Falls, fall in Jabalpur district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The Falls are located on Narmada River in Bhedaghat and are 10 meter high. The Narmada River, makes its way through the world-famous Marble Rocks, narrows down and then plunges in a waterfall known as Dhuandhaar. The plunge, which creates a bouncing mass of mist, is so powerful that its roar is heard from a far distance. And the energy produced may be used in Hydro-electric power plant.

Boat ride to Bhedaghat: From Panchvati Ghat to Bhedaghat, one can enjoy ride on a motorboat from the morning 7am to 7pm on a 22km path. The whole way is very picturesque.

Sea World Water Park: Only water park in Jabalpur, this is a fun water park for children and teenagers. The fees are around Rs.100 per person and the timings are around midday to 5pm.

Bhedaghat Marble Rocks: Situated 25 km away from the main city of Jabalpur on the banks of Narmada river, the marble rocks at Bhedaghat rises to a height of a hundred feet and spread across 25 kms. These marbles stones reflect sunlight and cast shadows on the pristine water of Narmada, creating a serene and spellbinding environment. These marble like magnesium limestone rocks cast different colours in different lights and look especially beautiful in the moonlight.

Madan Mahal Fort: Prettily nestled on the top of a rocky hill, the Madan Mahal Fort was built by Gond ruler, Raja Madan Shah in the year 1116 AD. This fort dominates the skyline and provides a panoramic view of the town and the country side around it.

Balancing Rock: The Balancing Rock formations of Jabalpur, which are basically eroded volcanic rock formations have also survived earthquakes of magnitude up to 6.5 on Richter scale. It is believed by the local people that nothing can disrupt the balance of these rocks.

Chausatyogini temple: Located at an hour’s drive away from Jabalpur, history has to offer one of its oldest religious sites – the Chausath Yogini Temple near Bhedaghat region. Chausath translates to sixty-four in English and the name has a direct relation to the structure of the temple. There are exactly 64 carved figures of Yoginis, each one in her own designated shrine, skirting the inner wall of the circular premises of the temple. As a bonus, the panoramic view of the mighty Narmada from the high open courtyard presents to you a lovely scene to be captured in the camera as well as to be remembered in the mind.

Bargi Dam: Bargi Dam is a massive dam constructed on the river Narmada near Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Besides irrigation projects and power generation, the dam is also used for tourism purposes. The backwaters of the dam have been changed into a lake; boating and other water activities are practised there. A gorgeous resort has also been established at the site.

Rani Durgavati Museum: A museum having letters and photographs of Mahatma Gandhi and sculptures from Chausath Yogini Temple, this museum is located near the Russell Chowk. The museum’s name is coming from Queen Durgavati and it houses a beautiful gallery of Adivasi culture and artifacts.

Pisanhari Ki Madiya: Pisanhari Ki Madiya is a Jain pilgrimage centre located amidst lush greenery in mesmerising hilly region near Netaji Subhash Chandra Medical College in Jabalpur. The temple is revered by the Digambara sect of Jainism and is considered at least 500 years old. The shrine can be reached by climbing a flight of 150 steps and also has accomodation facilities for pilgrims.

Dumna Nature Reserve: Dumna Nature Reserve Park is a popular ecotourism site and a very popular tourist attraction in Jabalpur. Dumna Nature Reserve boasts of rich flora and fauna and a variety of avian species. Besides, it has recreation activities like swimming, fishing, toy train rides etc. The park also has tent houses and guest resorts are available for accommodation of the guests.

Tilwara Ghat: Tilwara Ghat is amongst the most important ghats in Jabalpur located on the banks of river Narmada. The ghat is well-maintained and holds historical significance; hence, it is also a prominent tourist spot. Besides several temples, the ghat also has a very famous attraction Marble Rocks nearby and is close to Dhuandhar Falls.

Bhawartal Garden: Located in the heart of the Jabalpur city in Old Napier Town, Bhawartal Garden is a public park replete with slides, swings, toy trains and verdant greenery all around. The park is popular amongst the elderly for yoga sessions and early morning walks. And during the day the park is thronged by kids and families for picnics and recreation.

Kankali Devi Temple: Also known as Tigawa Temple, Kankali Devi Temple is a Hindu temple located in Tigawa village near Jabalpur. The temple is enshrined by Kankali Devi. The shrine boasts of brilliant architecture with an impressive sanctum sanctorum and a well defined pillared structure. The temple also has idols of Narsimha, Sheshashai Vishnu and Chamunda Devi.

Sangram Sagar Lake: Sangram Sagar Lake is a popular tourist spot in Jabalpur famous for migratory birds and exotic aquatic animals. Situated near Bajnamath Fort, the lake boasts of serene atmosphere and gorgeous locales. It also has boasting and fishing activities. People also come here to picnic amidst beautiful nature and green surroundings.

Jhabua: Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh is home to Bhil tribe also referred as the ‘brave bow men of India’. The land piece between the flow of rivers the Mahi in the north and the Narmada in the south embodies the cultural center of this tribe; Jhabua. It is 150 km from Indore, there is a regular connectivity by buses on Indore-Ahmedabad Highway from Indore. The nearest railway station is Meghnagar (MGN), on Delhi-Mumbai line which is 15 km from Jhabua.

Famous Places in Jhabua: Devjhiri.

Devjhiri: Devjhiri is 8 km. North-east of Jhabua on Ahmedabad-Indore State Highway No.22. It lies 1 km. To the west of the road, on Sunar river. As the name of the village denotes there is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva (Deo, a diety) and jhiri or a perennial spring. The spring has been built up into a kund. A samadhi of some religious is held on Baisakh Poornima, which falls mostly in the month of April according to Gregorian calendar.

Katni: Katni is located in the central part of Madhya Pradesh with the headquarters at Katni town. It is one of the district of Jabalpur division.
Katni is conglomeration of culture from three different cultural states viz. Mahakausal, Bundelkhand, and Baghelkhand. There are three different stories which reveals why Katni is called Mudwara.

Famous Places in Katni: Pushpavati Nagri Bilhari, Koniya Dham of Barhi, Forest of Shahdar, Vijayraghavgarh, Roopnathdham.

Pushpavati Nagri Bilhari: Pushpavati Nagri Bilhari, located just 15 km from Katni district headquarter, is surrounded by 85 temples and 13 stepwells. This place not only preserves the history of 945 AD, but the carvings of the archaeological heritage here are themselves telling the past. Danveer King Karna, who donates gold every day, has a special importance of this place. The fort, the crafts of the stones of Kama Kandla not only attracts, but also the Lakshman Sagar pond is very beautiful. Apart from the ancient huge temples located in Bilhari, the remains of the fort, the place of hanging, Rani Ki Singar Chauri, Baoli etc. are also worth visiting.

Koniya Dham of Barhi: Maa Kalidham, located just 10 km away from the district’s Barhi tehsil headquarters, is located in the Koniya Bansagar waterlogged area. One reaches this place from far and wide to see the water, the island and the natural shade all around. Along with the temple of Maa Kali, other temples are established here and the Chief Minister of the state has also announced to develop Koniya Dham as a tourist destination.

Forest of Shahdar: The dense forests of Satpura have always been mentioned, but if we talk about the dense and beautiful forest in Katni district, then the discussion of Shahdar forest comes first. If you are a nature lover then you can enjoy the beautiful forests of Shahdar. Along with Katni, the Shahdar forest, which touches the border of Umaria and Jabalpur district, is full of beauty of nature. Not only this, along with the calm environment, you will also get to see a large number of wildlife here. In which reindeer, chital, peacock, leopard, nilgai etc. are included. Due to the border of Umaria district, there is also movement of tigers in the forests of Shahdar.

Vijayraghavgarh: Vijayraghavgarh Fort, where its protective structure, carvings are worth seeing. Its construction, which began in 1826, was completed over several years. The specialty of this fort is that it is very safe from all sides. On two sides it is surrounded by rivers, on the third side a huge mountain is protecting it.

Khandwa: Khandwa (East Nimar) District is mainly known for religious tourism place of Hindus and Jains. One of 12 Jyotirlinga “Omkar Mamleshwar” is situated at the bank of holy river Narmada (Honoured as “Maa Narmada”) in Omkareshwar town. Samadhi place of Data Dhuniwale is situated in Khandwa town. Samadhi place of Brahmgir Maharaj is situated near Near Khandwa town. Samadhi place of Kabir of Nimar, Singaji is situated at Pipliya Singaji, Near Mundi Town. Samadhi place of Bukhardas baba is near New Harsud, Chhanera.

Famous Places in Khandwa: Khandwa Town, Indira Sagar Tourist Complex, Omkareshwar Mandhata.

Khandwa Town: The Town Khandwa has the proud to be the Head Quarter of District East Nimar. Due to its location on the map of India, it has been enjoying visits of great Indians. In the past (age of British Government), this was a place alone connecting northern, eastern, southern and western rail routes. Delhi (North) and Bombay (South) (now Mumbai) and Baroda (West) was directly connected whereas Calcutta was accessible through Bhusawal Junction. Hence Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Lokmanya Tilak and many more great personalities visited the place during there all India visit.

Indira Sagar Tourist Complex: Hanumantiya island is a newly introducted water tourism destination in Madhya Pradesh tourism. It is close to Khandwa town in Western Madhya Pradesh. It is developed & promoted by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. The name “Hanumantiya” is derived from local village name with same name which lies in Punasa Tehsil of Khandwa district in Madhya Pradesh. State Tourism Department found this region suitable for water tourism activity so decided to develop it in which they developed the boat-club, accommodation facility, ensured good road connectivity etc.

Omkareshwar Mandhata: Omkareshwar temple in Mandhata is located on a pranva shaped island at Narmada. Mamaleshwar (ancient name Amareshwar) temple is located on the south coast. Both the temples are described as equal status. Both of these Shivlingas are considered as Jyotirlingas. 75 kms from Khandwa on Indore-Khandwa Highway This is a very ancient holy place for Hindus. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Omkar-Mamaleswar and sidhdhawar kut of Jain are located in this place. Millions of devotees of both religion and foreigners visit the place every year.

Khargone: Situated on the banks of Kunda River, Khargone is famous for Navgraha Mandir, a temple which is devoted to the nav grahas or the nine planets, Ahilya Fort, Rinmukteshwar Mahadev Temple, Sahastra Dhara, and last but not the least Pandrinath temple. In ancient times, the city served as the capital for Malwas during the Maratha Holkar reign. It is also widely known as a chilli and spice hub Visiting Khargone during the festive season will make you enjoy its beauty to the fullest. The flamboyancy of Shree Navgrah Mela (January-February), Nimar Utsav (November), Shiv Dola (August), and Gangaur (March-April) will add seven stars to your trip to Khargone. These festivals paint a beautiful picture of the culture that the locals possess. Hence travelling to the monuments and cotton fields gets more interesting when festive vibes are all over the city.

Famous Places in Khargone: Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa Samadhi Raverkhedi, Shri Mahalaxmi and Other Temples, Sahatradhaara Maheshwar.

Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa Samadhi Raverkhedi: Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa Samadhi Raverkhedi, Khargone, on the bank of River Narmada.

Shri Mahalaxmi and Other Temples: This place is 18 kms from Khargone. Is at a distance. This place is famous for Parmar-Kalyan Shiva-Mandir and Jain temples. A very ancient Mahalaxmi-Narayan Temple is also located here. In addition to Khajuraho, there are only Parmar-Kalin ancient temples here.
It is located on the Khargone – Julwania – Barwani – Baroda road, 18 km west of Khargone headquarters. The archaeological remains found from this place indicate that this place was in advanced state about 1000 years ago. There is a group of 12 temples built by the Paramara kings of Malwa. Most of these temples are in a dilapidated condition. All these temples are contemporary of Khajuraho. They were built by the Paramara king Uday Aditya.

Sahatradhaara Maheshwar: The meaning of Sahastra Dhaara is ‘a thousand streams’. There are as many as that number of streams on the River Narmada at this place.

Mandla: Mandla District is situated in Satpura hills in the state of Madhya Pradesh of India. Mandla is surrounded by river Narmada on three sides and Narmada river passing through north-west side of Mandla. The most fertile part of the District falls in the Valley of Banjr River which is a feeder river of Narmada, this fertile part of District is called ‘Haveli’. The hilly terrain on the southern part of ‘Haveli’ is covered with dense forests. Paddy, wheat and oil seeds are the majorly produced in the valleys of rivers. The production of lac, timber cutting, paan cultivation, animal husbandry, production mat and ropes are the people’s main employments.

Famous Places in Mandla: Kanha Tiger Reserve.

Kanha Tiger Reserve: Kanha Tiger Reserve, also called Kanha National Park, is one of the tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh, state in the heart of India. The present-day Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300 km2 respectively. Kanha National Park was created on 1 June 1955 and in 1973 was made the Kanha Tiger Reserve. Today it stretches over an area of 940 square km in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat. This makes it the largest National Park in Central India. Kanha Tiger Reserve was ranked among the top 10 Famous Places for Tourists.

Mandsaur: Mandsaur is rich in archaeological and historical heritage but what makes it famous is the temple of Lord Pashupatinath located on the bank of shivna.

Famous Places in Mandsaur: Pashpupatinath, Gandhisagar Dam.

Pashpupatinath: The main attraction of Mandsaur is lord Pashpupatinath temple. Pashpupatinath is synonymous name of lord shiva. This artistic effigy is built-up smooth, glowingly dark coppery fiery rock-block. The temple is situated at the bank of Shivna river.

Gandhisagar Dam: Gandhisagar Dam is situated at a distance of 168 Km. from the District headquarter. The Dam is constructed on the Chambal River. Foundation stone for the construction of Gandhi Sagar Dam / Power Station in the District was laid by the Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the 7th March, 1954. The work was started in 1957 in the power station, while power generation and its distribution commenced in November, 1960. The total expenditure on the construction of Gandhi Sagar Dam and Power Station was about Rs. 18 Crores 40 Lakhs. The expenditure on construction of Power Station was Rs. 4 Crores 80 Lakhs.

Morena: Morena has wide varieties of tourist destinations. It has a unique wildlife sanctuary , many sacred temples and a historical fort. Visiting this place also presents you lifetime opportunity to taste some mouthwatering sweet dishes, which are considered as specialty of this place.

Famous Places in Morena: Shanichara Temple, Sihoniya, Chausath Yogini temple.

Shanichara Temple: Shri Shanichara Temple is the place of control of religious trust and endowment department of Madhya Pradesh government. Shri Shanichara Temple complex is being developed as a religious tourist destination. In the last years, in view of the ever-increasing number of devotees here, many development works and facilities have been expanded. Thousands of devotees visit the temple every Saturday from different states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Vihar, Gujarat and abroad from Nepal, Sri Lanka, New Zealand. A special fair is organized here on Shanichari Amavasya, in which lakhs of devotees come.

Sihoniya: Sihoniya is a town in Morena district, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The town is sometimes referred to as Suhania in medieval times it was called Siṃhapānīya. The settlement has a long history and a number of notable monuments, one being of national importance and protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.
The most important temple at Sihoniya is that dedicated to Siva and known today as the Kakanmaṭh, it is under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple was built on a vast scale in the eleventh century and is one of the only surviving royal temples of the Kacchapaghāta dynasty.

Chausath Yogini temple: The Chausath Yogini Temple, Morena, also known as Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple, Standing atop an isolated hill of about hundred feet high, this circular temple commands a splendid view of the cultivated fields below. This temple is so named because of the presence of multitude of shivalingas inside its cells. This circular temple is one among the very few such temples in India. This is a yogini temple dedicated to sixty-four yoginis.

Narsinghpur: Narsinghpur district is situated in the central part of Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh is located in the Central part of India. Narsinghpur district holds a special importance being located in the Country. It attracts special attention because of its natural situation as well. On the Northern ends Vindhyachal on the southern ends throughout the lengths are Satpura ranges of Mountains. In the Northern part river Narmada flows from East to West.

Famous Places in Narsinghpur: Ton ghat, Dada Maharaj temple, Narsimha Mandir, Bramhan Ghat, Jhoteswar Temple, Damru Ghati.

Ton ghat: Ton ghat (near Gram Panchayat Barheta), situated on the banks of the Sher River, about 12 km from Belkhedi on the Narsinghpur Gotegaon road, is a natural scenic spot. It is also known as Chhota Dhuadhar. It is believed that the Pandavas spent the time of exile here. Due to being the city of King Virat, the name of the village became Barheta in due course of time.

Dada Maharaj temple: Dada Maharaj’s temple built on NH 26, about 6 km from the city, is the center of faith. Here a large number of people come from far and wide to see philosophy and charity. On Saturday, due to the special significance of the philosophy, the fair of the devotees gets to see.

Narsimha Mandir: During the 18th century this temple was constructed by Jat Sardars & plane Statue of Lord Narsimha (It’s a Human Awtar of Lord Vishnu having Loin’s head) this is situated at District H.Q. And this temple has got its importance as district’s Nomenclature hails from here only.

Bramhan Ghat: Barman is situated at main Sagar N.H. 26 & 24 and 12 km away from Kareli Rly station, and the bank of river of Narmada. Lord Brahma’s Yagya shala, Rani Durgawati temple, Elephant gate and Varahas statue are places of tourist interest here. River Narmada Flows in seven strains. It flows on the occasions of Makar Sankranti to Basant Panchami.

Jhoteswar Temple: On the route of Mumbai – Hawrah Central railway track 15 K.M. from Sridham rly station on the control Rly track of Mumbai – Hawrah. Naturally rich & very gorgeous temple of golden Raj- Rajeshwari tripur sundari. It is Jhoteshwar temple, Lodheshwar temple, Hanuman tekari, Rock, Shivling made up of slohutic. It’s a place when Jagatguru Shankaracharya joytesh & Dwarkadish pithadheshwar Saraswati Maharaj meditates & worship. On the Basant Panchami occasion here 7 days Mela organized.

Damru Ghati: A magnificent Shiva temple was built in a valley shaped like Damuru on the banks of the river Shakkar. Shivaling has been established in this temple and beside the great statue of Pavanaputra Hanuman ji has been reputed. Under the said temple, 15 ft foundation has been given. 10 feet below the statue of Shiva, Shiva’s Nandi of 7 feet hights built in a semi-circle of 7550 ft.

Neemuch: There are many tourist places around Neemuch, most of which are religious. Notably, Nava Toran temple at Khor, Sambharkund Mahadev (7 km it is closer to Suwakheda) and Bhadwamata (20 km), Bhanwarmata (25 km, in Chhoti Sadri, Rajasthan), Sukhanand Mahadev Temple and Ashram (20 km) (north of Jawad), Sitaram Jaju Sagar-Harkiakhal Dam (15 km), Gandhi sagar dam (around 100 km), Chittorgarh (56 km), and Udaipur (around 135 km).

Famous Places in Neemuch: Gandhisagar Dam, Bhadwa Mata Temple, Sukhanandji Ashram.

Gandhisagar Dam: A big dam in this region is located at 100 km distance known as Gandhi Sagar. This place is all time favorite as many people reach this spot throughout the year. You can enjoy the dam, you can swim in some areas and you can also take pleasure of green scenery surrounding. If you like to learn about turbine then this dam area is best place for you. However, take the permission first before entering the restricted area of dam.

Bhadwa Mata Temple: A holy place that is famous for whole state is another location for travelers. This temple is having huge religious values for local people. You might face some heavy crowd on weekends or religious holidays so plan your trip according to your comfort. You have to cover the distance of 19 km from town to reach temple. Local people have huge faith in Bhadwa Mata as they believe taking bath with well located in temple area gets cure from paralysis disease and Polio. Navaratri is the major festival of this temple when priest decorate Mata Idol with beautiful clothes and jewelries.

Sukhanandji Ashram: The initial place to visit in town is Sukhanand temple of Lord Shiva. The word Sukhanand means peace and joy so you are definitely going to enjoy the place. Sukhanand temple is 20 km away from Nimach. Public transport is available for the temple so reaching spot is not difficult task. People also refer this place as Nilkanth Mahadev temple.

Panna: Panna is a town situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh and holds a lot of historical significance. A former Gond settlement, Panna is a small city in the heart of the country, which boasts of being the only city with diamond reserves. Panna is also most notably known for the Panna National Park which is a world heritage site and a significant initiative towards wildlife conservation in India.

Famous Places in Panna: Pandava Falls and Caves, Diamond Mines, Panna National Park, Raneh Falls, Jugal Kishoreji Temple, Mahamati Prannath Temple, Padmavati Devi or Badi Devi Temple, Baldeoji Temple.

Pandava Falls and Caves: Located within the territory of the Panna National Park, as the name suggests this place is where the Pandavas sought haven during their exile. Mythology enthusiasts, rejoice! This location is definitely going to leave you in awe, with the waterfalls, the deep lake and the lush green environs making it a perfect setting for your rendezvous with serenity.

Diamond Mines: Asia’s biggest and only active diamond mine is situated in Madhya Pradesh due to this it is also known as treasure land. A tour to Panna diamond mine will answer all the mystery about diamond farming. Majhagaon diamond mine is laid down over an area of 50 km belt, starting from the Paharikhera North-East to Majhgawan South-West with breadth of around 30 kms.

Panna National Park: Panna National Park, situated in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh in central India, is located on the banks of River Ken. This National Park has been awarded as the best maintained tourist friendly national park of the country by the Ministry of Tourism of India.

Raneh Falls: The Raneh Falls are formed when the Ken river falls from the canyons of the Rewa Plateau about 20 km from Khajuraho. The Ken Crocodile sanctuary is in the vicinity of the Raneh Falls itself.

Jugal Kishoreji Temple: This is the most important Hindu Temple in the town of Panna. The structure of the temple is inspired by the typical Bundela temple style. It is believed that a pilgrimage of the four Dhams is considered incomplete, if it does not conclude with a visit of the Jugal Kishoreji Temple.

Mahamati Prannath Temple: The place where the peripatetic sage Mahamati Prannath and his disciples, who on reaching Panna realized the message of the awakening of one’s soul. Constructed in 1692, this structure is inspired from both Hindu and Muslim architectural styles and beliefs.

Padmavati Devi or Badi Devi Temple: This is another temple that holds a lot of historical significance given to the fact that it is believed that Goddess Padmavati is the protector of the prosperity and happiness of Panna.

This is also the place that Mahapati Chhatrasal accept as his Raj Lakshmi.

Baldeoji Temple: The Baldeoji Temple has been inspired by Roman architecture and has a gothic feel to it. The temple consists of a large hall called maha mandapa with massive pillars and is built on a raised platform so that one may obtain darshan even from outside the main gate.

Raisen: Raisen with a strong fort was an important centre of administration from the period of its foundation from Hindu times. In the fifteenth    this fort was ruled by the Sultans of Mandu, from whom it passed to the Rajputs. In 1543 Shershah Suri captured from Puranmal. In Akbar’s time Raisen was the headquarter of a Sarkar in the Subah of Ujjain in Malwa. Fiaz Mohammad Khan, the third Nawab of Bhopal State occupied it in about 1760, later got himself recognized as Faujder of Raisen by Emperor Alamgir II.

Famous Places in Raisen: Sanchi.

Sanchi: Sanchi is just 46 kms Bhopal. It is more of a village than a town. Sanchi is a religious place with historical and Archaeological significance. Sanchi is a site for the numerous stupas which were built on a hill top. The place is related to Buddhism but not directly to the life of Buddha. It is more related to Ashoka than to Buddha. Ashoka built the first stupa and put up many pillars here. The crown of famous Ashoka pillars, with four lions standing back to back, has been adopted as the national emblem of India.

Ratlam: Ratlam District is an important district of Madhya Pradesh. Ratlam district has special significance from the point of view of tourism. Ratlam district has a rich historical tradition and there are many places of historical importance in the district.

Famous Places in Ratlam: Dholawad Dam, Cactus Garden Sailana, Bibrod Tirth.

Dholawad Dam: The Dholawad dam is one of the major traveler attractions of Ratlam located in Raoti, 25 km towards the west of Ratlam. Also known as, Saroj Sarowar Bandh, the Dholawad dam is 6 km by road from Raoti town. The dam is set amidst serene surroundings and presents the visitor an atmosphere of tranquil calmness. While visiting the Dholawad dam, make sure that you stay back until sunset to enjoy the view of the sun setting at the horizon.

Cactus Garden Sailana: This quiet town near Ratlam is a treasure of uniqueness. At the Jaswant Niwas Palace, you can see cacti twice the height of a man in the Cactus Garden, which has around 1200 different varieties of cacti.

Bibrod Tirth: It has earned the status of being one of the most important centres of Jain religion. The temple houses a 2.49 ft high statue of Adinath Bhagwan. It is believed that this temple has been in existence even before the 13th century.

Rewa: Rewa is the city of Madhya Pradesh state of India. It is a major town located 131 miles south of Allahabad. The city produces a part of the Vindhya plateau of Madhya Pradesh province and is irrigated by Tons and its tributaries.

Famous Places in Rewa: Piyavan Ghanouchi Dham, Purwa WaterFall, White Tiger Safari, Bahuti WaterFall, Rani Talab, Deur Kothar, Chachai Waterfall, Keoti WaterFall, Rewa Fort, Govindgarh Palace and Lake.

Piyavan Ghanouchi Dham: Ghinouchi Dham, popularly known as Piavan. This incomparable historical, natural and religious tourist place is in the Bardaha Valley of Sirmaur, 42 km from Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh. Amidst the unique landscape of nature, this Dham is surrounded by picturesque plains of nature 200 feet below the earth and about 800 feet wide. Here the white water of the natural water falls for 12 months continuously for Lord Bholenath.

Purwa WaterFall: The Falls are 200 feet high (nearly 67 m) and present one heck of a robust view. The falls are intense and an enormous volume of water falls every second. The Falls are on River Toans, descending the cliff of Rewa Plateau. However, the Falls gain or lose their majesty with season and are best to visit when the rains are in full swing.

White Tiger Safari: The white tiger was caught by Maharaja Martand Singh on May 27, 1951 from Sidhi district’s Bargadi for-est area and later the animal was brought to Govindarh Palace in Rewa from where it escaped the very next day and then again found in Mukundpur area about 26-27 km away from Rewa. Mohan then remained in the area for over two decades and its progenies spread gradually to other parts of the world.

Bahuti WaterFall: Bahuti is the highest waterfall in Madhya Pradesh. It is on the river Sellar as it rushes down the edge of the Valley of Mauganj to join the Bihad River, which is a tributary of Tamsa or Tons River. It is near Chachai Falls. It has a height of 198 metres (650 ft).

Rani Talab: Rani Talab is among the oldest water-wells of Rewa. The Rani Talab is situated in the southern part of the city and is considered holy. The water of the well is used for many purposes such as cultivation, irrigation and fisheries. A temple of Goddess Kali is also situated on the west side of the lake.

Deur Kothar: Deur Kothar also has five thousand years old rocky caves which are definitely very intriguing in their appearance. As an attempt to spread Buddhism in the Vindhyan region during the period of Ashoka, the remains of Lord Buddha were distributed to create these stupas. Deur Kothar is an archaeological site among the prestigious Rewa tourist places where followers of Buddhism have build stupas after this site was found.

Chachai Waterfall: Chachai falls are more than 130 meters in height and are situated on River Bihad, near Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. These falls are the second highest waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh and is counted amongst one of the highest single-drop waterfalls in India. It was once praised by former Indian Prime Minister Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru for its breathtaking charisma and beauty. However, that time is long gone as a river diversion has been constructed on this river, which splits all of the water of Bihad river in two halves, one for generation of Electricity at Toans Hydroelectric Power Plant and another half for irrigation in nearby villages, leaves absolutely no water for the waterfalls. The coarse of the river has been changed and since then, the waterfalls are dry, which flood once during the rainy season when excess water is discharged from the dam.

Keoti WaterFall: For a pleasant time with family and friends in Rewa, visit the Keoti Waterfall. It is the 24th highest waterfalls in India and is a really popular tourist destination .The view from the falls during sunset and sunrise is something one shouldn’t miss during the trip. A great way to have some intimate time with loved ones. Keoti Waterfall is a place in Rewa that will blend you with the locals as it is usually crowded with people be it tourists or the localities.

Rewa Fort: It is the main tourist attractions in Rewa. Behind it there are two rivers which provide the scenic beauty to the fort. The main gate of the fort is a good example of Indian architecture. It also provides accommodations to tourists. It has also houses a restaurant and a museum. The main sites to visit here are the canon, royal silver throne, museum hall’s chandelier, arms gallery and the white tiger gallery.

Govindgarh Palace and Lake: Govindgarh, the summer capital of Mahraja Rewa, is about 18 km from Rewa in Madhya Pradesh, India. The Rewa, with an area of about 13,000 m², was the largest princely state in the Bagelkhand Agency and the second largest in Central India Agency. The British political agent for Bagelkhand resided at Satna, on the East Indian railway. The Bagelkhand Agency was dissolved in 1933 and Rewa was placed under the authority of the Indore Residency.

Sagar: The origin of the name comes from the Hindi word SAGAR meaning lake or sea, apparently because of the large and once beautiful lake around which the town of Sagar has been built. Sagar was founded by Udan Singh in 1660 and was constituted a municipality in 1867. A major road and agricultural trade centre, it has industries such as oil and flour milling, saw-milling, ghee processing, handloom cotton weaving, bidi manufacture and railway and engineering works. It is known in all over India due to its University named as Dr. Harisingh Gaur University and Army Cantonment and recently it has come into lime light due to Bhagyodyay Tirth a charitable hospital named after a Jain Sant Shri VidyaSagarji Maharaj. It is known for Police Training College which is only two in Madhya Pradesh other one is in Indore. Head quarter of Forensic Science Lab is also in SAGAR.

Famous Places in Sagar: Gadpehra Temple, Eran, Rangir, Khimlasa, Nauradehi, Rahatgarh Water Fall, Sagar lake.

Gadpehra Temple: It is also called old Sagar, was the capital of the Dangi Kingdom. It is situated six miles north of Sagar Jhansi road. Gadphara still has some historical remains. The fort build on a low range of hills, is approached by a steep road leading to bastion, a rough gateway and a white washed temple on a platform. There are remains of a summer residence called a Shish Mahal or Glass palace of the Dangi Rular. It is a square building very much like a Muslim tomb consisting of two stores, each room having a veranda all around. The glassed tiles of various colors are fixed alternatively in the panel of the battlement and in the ribbing of the domes.

Eran: An ancient site lying at the junction of Bina and Reuta rivers, 6 miles from Bamora station on the central railways. By its natural situation, Eran is at the gate of Bundelkhand on one side and Malwa at the other. The name is derived from the abundant growth of ERAKA, a sort of grass of emollient and diligent properties. The village of Eran has a most interesting collection of archaeological relics. There is a fort in rulings attributed to the Dangis, who formerly dominated over this region.

Rangir: A village situated 10 miles from Rehli and 21 miles from Sagar on Sagar Rehli Road on the bank of the Dahar river. It was site of an engagement between Chatrasak Bundela and Khaliq, the Mugal Fauzdar of Damoni. On the adjoining Hill stands a temple of Harsiddi Devi in whose honour fairs are held in the months of Asvina and Chaitra.

Khimlasa: Khimlasa is said to have been founded by a Mohammedan noble and was mahal in the sarkar of Raisen of the subah of Malwa. The town of Khimlasa is enclosed within a fortified wall built of stone rubble more or less coursed

In the centre of the towb is a bastion fort of which the gateways alone form an interesting feature. One one side of the fort is the dargah of the Panch Pirs, with an elaborately carved perforated screen work, which deserves a special mention.

Satna: Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Satna is known for being one of the largest cement producing city in the world due to the plenty of limestone and dolomite deposits housed in the town. In addition to this, the city is also famous for housing various religious sites. Chitrakoot Dham, Sharadha Devi Temple, Dhawari’s Sai Baba Temple, Rawatpura Ashram, Venkatesh Temple, and more. Satna also offers few historical sites to explore such as the Madhavgarh Fort, Gidhakoot, and Jagatdev Talab. For those who want great deals on locally handcrafted goods, Pannilal Chowk in Satna is the place to be at if you are looking for some street shopping choices at a bargain.

Famous Places in Satna: Sharadha Devi Temple, Venkatesh Temple, Ramvan, Bharhut Satna, Madhavgarh Fort, Pannilal Chowk, Maihar Ropeway.

Sharadha Devi Temple: The Maa Sharadha Devi Temple located in Maihar in Satna is another popular religious site. The temple is situated atop the Trikoota Hill, and around 1063 steps lead to the temple shrine on top. A ropeway has been designed for pilgrims who are unable to make the climb. Maihar also has its history and legend. It is believed that Lord Shiva while carrying the body of the dead goddess mother Sati, dropped her necklace or ‘har’ here, giving the place its name Maihar.

Venkatesh Temple: Located near Mukhtyarganj, the Venkatesh Temple was built in 1876. Made of red stone and reflected in ripples on the waters of the pond it exudes a tremendous sense of peace and calm. Developed based on the design of the south Indian temples, it is said that it took about 49 years to make the temple where the workers came from southern India. The religious events led here include the Guru Purnima, the Jhulan Festival, Narasimha Chaturdashi, Janmashtami, Ramnavmi, Sharad Purnima and more. Founded by Randaman Singh this temple is also one of the oldest in the Vindhya region.

Ramvan: Situated on the Rewa road, Ramvan is the abode of ancient remains of temples. One of the main temples is the Hanuman Mandir. Ramvan is for both the young and old. The lush greenery is inviting for kids, and the spiritual element puts one instantly at ease. The atmosphere is calming, and the well-maintained gardens and premises make it one of the most visited sites of Satna. The Tulsi Museum at Ramvan is the sculptures from the ancient temples are preserved. They give a peak into the artistry and devotion of the earlier generations.

Bharhut Satna: Located in the village of Bharhut in the Satna district are the relics of the famous Bharhut Stupa. A site revered by Buddhists the Bharhut Stupa was built by Ashoka the Great. The Stupa represents some of the earliest arts and sculptures of Buddhist history and beliefs. The Buddha is represented through common symbols such as the Bodhi Tree, footprints, empty seat, Dharma Wheel etc. Though Ashoka built the Stupa, many works such as the gateway and railings were added by the Shunga dynasty.

Jagatdev Talab: Jagatdev Talab or Jagat Dev Lake is a human-made reservoir in Satna. The famous Shiv Temple lies at the banks of the lake and is visited often by devotees. Some other places of worship in Satna are the Pashupati Nath Mandir, Shri Raghuvir Mandir, Dali Baba, the 450-year-old Satyanarayan Temple, Ram Janki Temple, Hanuman Ji Ka Mandir near Jaitwar in Bamhori, Dhawari’s Sai Baba Temple and more.

Madhavgarh Fort: Besides the various religious sites in Satna, Madhavgarh Fort is a historical structure built about 400 years ago. Madho Singh Ji built the fort which was converted in the year 2000 into a heritage hotel by Thakur Bhawani Singh Ji. The fort is best remembered for the battle of Marathas in 1787. It stands above the Tunga battlefield as well as a Rajasthani village which is home to many local artisans and handicrafts. Within the fort lies the Pratap Mahal suite, the room in which Maharaja Pratap Singh resided as well as the Deodhi Phoola Mahal. The fort once was the centre of the Rewa state. The shape of the fort along with the beautiful arts on the domes and interiors make it worth a visit from a purely historical and architectural point of view.

Pannilal Chowk: One of the busiest areas of the city, the Pannilal Chowk is the heart of Satna. Reverberating with a buzz of the constant crowd, shopping outlets and lip-smacking street food, the Pannilal Chowk is what the main centre of any bustling town looks like. Lined with shops selling all sorts of wares and products it is a delight for tourists and locals who want to buy souvenirs, garments or just about anything. For the tourist especially Pannilal Chowk gives the feel of the city on the ground.

Maihar Ropeway: Maihar is a small town in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh in India which is basically known for the Maa Sharda Temple. The revered Hindu temple is perched atop the Trikuta Hill and is an important pilgrimage spot of the Hindus. Not only this, the temple experiences a large footfall of tourists as well. Since the temple is situated on top of a hillock, some of the devotees (especially the elderly people) face a lot of difficulty climbing up and reaching the destination. So the ropeway was introduced for the convenience of the pilgrims.

Sehore: Sehore district is overwhelmed with attractive tourist places, cultural, historical religious temples, mosques, churches and gurudwaras.
The tomb of Kunwar Chan Singh, the caves of Saru-maru, Talpura, Ginnorgarh fort is a famous historical place in Sehore district.

Famous Places in Sehore: Saru Maru Caves, Vindhyawasini Mata Temple Salkanpur, All Saints’ Church Sehore – 1838, Cenotaphs of Kunwar Chain Singh, Ganesh Mandir.

Saru Maru Caves: Saru Maru is the archaeological site of an ancient monastic complex and Buddhist caves. The site is located near the village of Pangoraria, Budhani Tehsil, Sehore District. The site is about 120 km south of Sanchi.

Vindhyawasini Mata Temple Salkanpur: This sacred siddhpeeth of Vindhyavasni Beejasan devi (one of the incarnation of the “Hindu” goddess “Durga” is on an 800 foot high hillrock, in the village Salkanpur near Rehti village,
70 km from Bhopal.

The deity, Ma Durga Beejasan is held in high esteem by her followers & local. Thousands of people visit this place everyday climbing more than 1000 steps. Every year a grand fair is held in salkanpur during Navratris. It is very old Temple but at present temple renovate by Salkanpur Trust. The deity, Ma Durga Beejasan is held in high esteem by her followers.

All Saints’ Church Sehore – 1838: The All Saints’ Church which was built by a British political agent who belonged to Scotland in 1838. The building is an exact replica of a church in Scotland and even the surrounding greenery, comprising mainly tall Bamboo trees, was designed to match the original. To traverse the Sehore soil is to tread upon centuries of colorful history. The best time of the year to visit Sehore and its sprawling teak forests is November with its autumn ripeness and March with its spring finery. Climatically, these two may be said the opportune time to visit Sehore.

Cenotaphs of Kunwar Chain Singh: Cenotaphs of Kunwar Chain Singh Cenotaphs, samadhies and tombs of Kunwar Chainsingh are 2 km away in Dashahra wala Maidan on the bank of river Lotia on Sehore – Indore Road. These cenotaphs remind the historic fight between patriot Chainsingh of Narsingh Garh estate and political agent Mr.Medhank.

Ganesh Mandir: Sidhha Ganesha Mandir is established in the village Gopalpur in the N-west direction, Ganesh Mandir is 3km from the District Headquarters. As per legend, it dates back to Vikramaditya of Ujjain and renovated by BajiRao the Maratha Peshwa. Each Wednesday, large numbers of devotees throng here. Ganesha Chaturthi festival is
also popular here.

Seoni: Seoni is an alluring township located in Madhya Pradesh. It is well-known for boasting the famous deciduous forests that were the inspiration for the notable writer Rudyard Kipling. His novel ‘The Jungle Book’was inspired these green woods and they were depicted as a rainforest where the memorable creatures of fiction series resided.

Famous Places in Seoni: Richhariya Baba Dhanora, Pench National Park.

Richhariya Baba Dhanora: There is a very famous, historical and religious temple of Richaria Baba in Dhanaura, the development block of Seoni district, where a huge fair is held for 15 days after Diwali. People come from far and wide in the fair. There are big shops and swing etc. The villagers do shopping in the fair and also offer prayers to Richariya Baba. Those whose wishes are fulfilled, they also do Bhandara at the Lok Mela venue. The Ashtabhuji statue of Lord Vishnu of black stone is installed in the main temple and other statues are also installed around the temple. This temple shows the importance of archeology, sculptures and other relics have been written there by the archeology department of about 10th century.

Pench National Park: The Pench National Park in Seoni district is in the southern areas of the Satpura hill range, which is the most southern part of MP. The park has abundance of Tiger, Leopard, Wolf, Bison, Deer, reindeer, Peacock, Black buck etc. The famous ‘The Jungle Book’, Rudyard Kipling’s character ‘Mowgli’ and furious ‘Sher Khan’ are integral to this adventure place. The name of this park is derived from the river Pench, which flows through the center of the park and divides the park into two parts. This park was declared a National Park in 1983. There are two gates for entering in Pench National Park at village Karmaziri and Turia. Forest, tourism department and private hotel with vehicle are available for tourist on both these places. The park remains open from October to June every year.

Shahdol: The etymology of the name as ascertained from the local residents points to its derivation from the name of the one ShahdolwaAhir of Sohagpur village. The progenitor of the Ex-Illakedar family of Sohagpur, JamniBhan was the second son of Maharaja Virbhan Singh of Bagelkhand. He decided to settle at Sohagpur and assured maximum facilities to settler around, and also declared that places settled by clearing forests will be named after the pioneer settlers. ShahdolwaAhir is believed to have settled the former village of Shahdolwa, about 2.5 km. from the headquarters of Sohagpur after this declaration. Later on, the place used to be the camp site for the Maharaja of Rewa and British officers on tour. More villages were grouped into the village of Shahdol as it grew to a town. The District Headquarters was shifted from Umaria to Shahdol after the merger of princely states took place in 1947.

Famous Places in Shahdol: Bansagar Dam, Kankali Mandir, Virat Mandir.

Bansagar Dam: Bansagar or Ban Sagar Dam is a multipurpose river Valley Project on Son River situated in the Ganges Basin in Madhya Pradesh, India with both irrigation and 435 MW of hydroelectric power generation.

Virat Mandir: Virateshwar temple of Lord Shiv in Sohagpur Banganga.

Shajapur: The district is bounded by Ujjain and Agar-Malwa in the west, Dewas and Sehore in the South, Rajgarh in the North and Sehore district in the east. Shajapur district in Ujjain division was brought during 1981 census. The district is identified from the Headquarter town Shajapur named after honor of Shahjahan the Moughal Emperor who halted here in 1640. It is said that the original name was Shahjahanpur, which subsequently reduces to Shajapur. Since the formati on of the Gwalior State, it has remained a district.

Famous Places in Shajapur: Parshvanath Mandir, Raj Rajeshwari Temple.

Parshvanath Mandir: This is one of the famous mandir in INDIA. This mandirs area is equal to the half the area of maksi Mandirs of the panth DIGAMBER-SHWETAMBER as well as VAISHANAVI DEVI are in maksi.In main mandir there is murti of PARSHAVNATH BHAGWAN There are two panths of jain community namely SHWETAMBAR AND DIGAMBAR Jain teerth place is about 2000 years old. All the walls of the mandir are wet .It is siad that in the area of this mandir theft is impossible.

Raj Rajeshwari Temple: This is the historical place of SHAJAPUR. SHAJAPUR is situated on the AGRA-BOMBAY ROAD and also on the bank of the river CHILLER.RAJRAJESHWARI MATA MANDIR is situated on the bank of the river CHILER on west. According to ancient history, 300 years ago in 1781 MANIBAI PALTAN has donated the 4 BHIGA 2 BISAVA .IN 1791 TARABAI has donated 4106/- rupees to the construction of this mandir. Height of the MURTI is about 6 feet. SABHA MANDAP which is infront mandir is established in 1734. In that mandir murtis of RIDDHI-SIDDHI and GANPATI ARE also there. One well is the area of this mandir .DHARMSALA is also established by BHAKTAS. This mandir is the center of ASTHA.

Sheopur: Sheopur is located in northern part of Madhya Pradesh. The district is well connected by Road & Railways network. Some of the main locations are Vijaypur, Karahal, and Baroda. The major tourist attraction is Palpur (Kuno) wildlife sanctuary. The well-known Kaketa reservoir is located in this district. The art of woodcarving has flourished in district Sheopur and the beautifully embellished wooden ceilings, doors, and lintels with finely carved designs are silent testimonials of its glory. The wood carvers of Sheopur, with great sensitivity and skill, transform different varieties of wood. The craftspersons of Sheopur make pipes, masks, toys, doors, stands, windows, wooden memorials, flower vases, bedposts and cradle posts etc.

Famous Places in Sheopur: Banjara Dam, Baroda Fort, Manpur Fort, Sahariya museum, Sheopur Fort.

Banjara Dam: The Banjara Dam located on the Sip river was built by Lakhki Banjara according to a legend. But the actual proof of the construction of this dam is found to be made by King Indra Singh Gaur in 1728. Later, during the Janakojirao Scindia, this dam’s heightened pride whose inscription is on the wall of Banjara dam.

Baroda Fort: This fort, built by the Duchi Rajo, won by King Indra Singh Gaur and made a part of the Shiyopur principality. In the fort, Shish Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Shankar Mahal is visible.

Manpur Fort: This fort, built by Raja Mansingh, 45 kilometers away from Shiyopur, later came under the control of Gaur Rajo of Sheopur, Daulatrao Sindhiya won it in 1809, in the year 1809, the pictures of Maneshwar Mahadev Temple and Raga Ragni in the fort are important.

Sahariya museum: To protect the culture of extremely backward Sahriya tribe in Sheopur Fort, Sahria Development Authority and Sahariya Museum have been set up under the auspices of the Archeology and Culture Conservation Committee, it is also a research center for Sahariya culture.

Sheopur Fort: This fort built on the confluence of the Sep and Kalval river is a unique model of stone craft, here too 425 statues of statues have been collected for the Archeology Museum. The umbrella of the Gujari Mahal, Narasimha Mahal, Darbar Hall, Raja Indra Singh and King Kishredas are visible here. Some buildings of the fort are declared protected by the state.

Shivpuri: Shivpuri is an important tourist destination in M.P. It is situated on NH-3 and NH25 and thus having good connectivity with Gwalior and Jhansi also aid in the city acting as a base for the tourists to see the surrounding places like Madhav National Park, Orchha, Chanderi etc. The important tourist sites in the district are primarily in and around Shivpuri city. Chhatris in Shivpuri city, George Castle and Madhav National Park are the major tourist destinations in the district.Shivpuri has three Lakes namely Jadhav Sagar Lake, Chandphata Lake and Madhav Sagar Lake which are connected through a stream in a series in the same order.

Famous Places in Shivpuri: Chhatri, George Castle, Madhav National Park.

Chhatri: Shivpuri is famous for graceful, intricately embellished marble chhatris erected by Scindia rulers. The Chhatris are set in an elaborate Mughal Garden and are dedicated to Scindias. One of these belongs to Madhav Rao Scindia, and the other to his mother Maharani Sakhya Raje Scindia facing each other. The Chhatris are spectacular fusion of Hindu and Islamic architecture styles with Mughal pavilions.

George Castle: Deep inside the Madhav National Park, at its highest point, stands the exquisite George Castle at a height of 484 m (1597 feet) from the sea level. This castle was built in 1911 by then Scindia ruler of Gwalior for an overnight halt of King George V of England, who was to visit the forest for a tiger shoot. Tourists have a breathtaking view of lakes and a panoramic view of the Kardhai forests from here.

Madhav National Park: The park is situated near Shivpuri town and is a part of the upper Vindhyan hills. The Park was the hunting ground of Mughal emperors and Maharaja of Gwalior. It got the status of a National Park in 1958. There are two entry points for the park;  one situated on NH-25 (Old Jhansi road) about 5 km from Shivpuri town while the other is on NH-3 (Agra-Mumbai road) at a distance of 7 km from Shivpuri towards Gwalior.  The Park is gifted with a diverse ecosystem comprising of lakes, forests and grasslands. The forest is home to antelopes like Nilgai, Chinkara and Chowsinga and Deer including Chital, Sambar and Barking Deer. Animals like the Leopard, Wolf, Jackal, Fox, Wild Dog, Wild Pig, Porcupine, Python etc are also sighted in the park.

Sidhi: Sidhi District is one of the tribal districts of Madhya Pradesh state of India. The town of Sidhi is the district headquarters. The district is part of Rewa Division. Sidhi District is a reflection of proud history of the state of Madhya Pradesh, it makes the North-eastern boundary of the state. Sidhi district is a repository of natural, historical and cultural history. This district is known for luxuriant natural resources with the river Son draining the district. On one side the spectrum of its floristic socio-cultural diversity and ethnic history of tribal, the district has a panoramic view of the Kaimur, Kehejua and Ranimunda hills blazing with flowers of flame of forest and intoxicated by the sweet smell of Mahua flowers.

Famous Places in Sidhi: Chandreh Shaiva temple and Monastery, Son Gharial Sanctuary, Parsili Resort, Sanjay-Dubri National Park and Tiger Reserve.

Chandreh Shaiva temple and Monastery: A Shaiva temple and monastary beloging to 972 AD is situated in Chandreh village of Rampur Naikin, Sidhi. This temple was established by the Guru of Chedi rulers Prabodha Shiva who belonged to Matta Mayura Saiva sect for their spiritual practice and propagation of Saiva siddhanta. A structure adjoining the temple is of a mutt (monastary) which contains two ancient Sanskrit stone inscriptions about construction of the temple. The sect established several such temples among which major temples Kadwaha temple, Ashok Nagar and Survaya temple, Shivpuri. Chandreh Saiva temple is situated near the confluence of River Son and Banas. It is situation at a distance of about 60 km from Parsili Resort.

Son Gharial Sanctuary: Son Gharial Sanctuary was established under Project Crocodile for Gharial conservation and population growth. An altogether length of 210 km encompassing lengths of 161 km of Son river, 23 km of Banas river, and 26 km of Gopad River was declared as a sanctuary in 1981.

Sanjay-Dubri National Park and Tiger Reserve: Sanjay-Dubri National Park and Tiger Reserve was established in 1975 to conserve the biodiversity rich forest area of the district. Comprising an Evergreen Sal forest, it is home to about 152 species of birds 32 species of mammals, 11 species of reptiles, 03 species of amphibian and many more, 34 species of fresh water fishes. The major species found are tiger, Sloth bear, Chital, Nilgai, Chinkara, Sambar (limited to hilly terrain and in very small number), leopard, Dhole (wild dog), Jungle Cat, Hyena, Porcupine, Jackal, Fox, Indian Wolf, Indian Python Four-horned Antelope and Barking deer.

Singrauli: Situated on the border of eastern Madhya Pradesh and southern Uttar Pradesh, the city of Singrauli offers you a lot at once: it is both a thriving hub of large-scale power corporations that harvest mighty dams to produce electricity for millions across the country, as well as the site of numerous historical and cultural wonders. If you have ever been into classic films like Indiana Jones or The Mummy, and have always had the itch to bring out your inner explorer, Singrauli has caves for you to wander in, mysterious rock shelters with prehistoric art to look at, and ancient temples to visit. Here, you can expect to truly connect with your spiritual roots and think back to the origins of humanity itself — lofty things to think about but the sites themselves make for a unique and memorable experience nonetheles.

Famous Places in Singrauli: Mada Caves.

Mada Caves: This area has group of rock cut caves made in the 7-8th century AD in Mada, 32 km from Waidhan. The Mada caves are situated in Mada tehsil of Singrauli district. Famous caves include Vivah Mada, Ganesh Mada and Shankar Mada, Jaljalia and Ravan Mada. Besides rock cut caves, Singrauli also has Painted rock shelters. Ranimachi, Dholagiri and Goura pahad lie in Chitrangi tehsil of Singrauli. These painted rock shelters belong to the Mesolithic age of microlithic implements culture.

Tikamgarh: Tikamgarh district lies in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh. The early history of Tikamgarh district is however not chronicled, though as suggested by the numerous ruins of buildings and other old remains lies scattered at various places, viz Barana, Lidhoura, Digora, Mohangarg, Baldeogarh and Tikamgarh, it must be having a glorious past.

Famous Places in Tikamgarh: Kundeshwar.

Kundeshwar: A important village situated 5 Km. south of Tikamgarh town on the bank of the Jamdar river. This place is famous for kundadev Mahadev temple. It is believed that Shiv Linga has emerged from Kunda.In the south of it there is beautiful picnic spot known as ‘Barighar’ and a beautiful waterfall known as ‘Usha Water Fall’.The village possesses Achreological Museum and Vinobha Sansthan. Maharaja Birsingh deo established the Keshva Sahitya Sansthan which was partonized by Pandit Banarsidas Chaturvedi and Yaspal Jain during their stay at Kundeshwar.

Ujjain: Ujjain, considered to be one of the holiest cities of India, is an ancient city situated on the eastern bank of the Shipra River in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. Ujjain is one of the four sites for the Kumbh Mela, the largest peace-time gathering on the planet that attracts 100 million people to the festival. This makes Ujjain an important place of Hindu Pilgrimage. To add to that, it is also home to the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines to the god Shiva. Ujjain is one of the most glorious cities of ancient India as it was also known to be the educational hub of various Indian scholars. The immense wealth of Ujjain in terms of religion, architecture, and educational value makes this is a top attraction amongst not only Indian travellers but also amongst foreign tourists as well. Ujjain is located at a distance of 52 km from Indore, which is also the nearest major airport.

Famous Places in Ujjain: Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Kal Bhairava Temple, Ram Mandir Ghat, Kumbh Mela, Harsiddhi Temple, Kaliadeh Palace, ISKCON Ujjain, Pir Matsyendranath, Jantar Mantar, Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir, Bhartrihari Caves, Chaubis Khamba Temple, Chintaman Ganesh Temple, Ram Mandir, Mangalnath Temple, Vikram University and Park, Sandipani Ashram, Gadkalika Temple, Gopal Mandir, Vikram Kirti Mandir Museum, Kalidasa Academy, Shani Mandir, Gomti Kund, WWF Water Park and Resort, Meghdoot Resort Water Park and Club, Birla Mandir,

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga: Mahakaleshwar Temple, located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Mahakal lingam at this temple is believed to be Swayambhu (self-manifested), obtaining currents of Shakti (power) from within itself. Mahakaleshwar is also one of the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas in India.

Kal Bhairava Temple: Bhairav is a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva, and Kal Bhairava is the most important among the eight Bhairavas. If ancient scriptures are to be believed, Kal Bhairav temple is said to be related with the Tantra cult, a secret religious sect who thrived upon black magic. There is a Shivalinga in this temple which during Mahashivratri attracts thousands of visitors to this religious site.

Ram Mandir Ghat: Ram Mandir Ghat is of immense religious significance to Hindus because it is one of the four locations where the Kumbh Mela takes place every 12 years. It is considered to be one of the oldest bathing Ghat in connection with the Kumbh celebrations. Millions of people throng this place during the mega Kumbh festival as it is believed that a dip here can wash off all you sins. Watching the sunset from the Ram Mandir Ghat is one of the most enchanting scenes you’ll experience.

Kumbh Mela: The Kumbh Mela is one of the most extraordinary human gatherings on the planet. Held in India, the fair commemorates the legendary Samudra Manthan event in Hindu Mythology. The fair takes place only once in every twelve years for twelve days which are equivalent to the twelve years of the Hindu gods in the mortal world. The banks of river Ganga at Haridwar, river Godavari at Nashik, the confluence of river Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati at Allahabad and river Kshipra at Ujjain serve as the venues for this huge carnival.

Harsiddhi Temple: The Harsiddhi Temple boasts of an idol of Annapurna painted in dark red colour between the idols of Mahasaraswati and Mahalaxmi. This temple was almost in an irreparable condition, until the Marathas decided to reconcile it. This is the reason why the temple has a Maratha touch to it.

Kaliadeh Palace: situated on an island based in the Shipra River, this Palace holds immense religious significance. It was constructed in 1458 AD. The Palace is flanked on both sides by the waters of the rivers and the technical aptitude of the predecessors can be seen in the man-made tanks and channels. It was so celebrated in the past that once Emperor Akbar and Jehangir had visited this gorgeous monument, which is reflected in the two Persian inscriptions that are found in one of the corridors of the palace. It was broken down during the reign of the Pindaris, but Madhavrao Scindia saw the inner beauty of this monument and decided to restore it.

ISKCON Ujjain: The beauty of the majestic white marble building of ISKCON in Ujjain is truly a sight for sore eyes. The impeccably sculpted marble idols of Radha Madhana Mohan, Sri Krishna and Balram and Sri Gauri Nitai dressed in vibrantly coloured dresses and beautiful jewellery will definitely lift your spirits. Be sure to try some mouth-watering dishes at Govindas, right next to ISKCON.

Pir Matsyendranath: Unlike the other architectural marvels in Ujjain and MP as a whole, Pir Matsyendranath is not a monument that is going to be eye-catchy. It was constructed in remembrance of the greatest leaders of the Natha sect of Saivism-Matsyendranath, very much like all the other monuments. When excavations were carried out in this area, some antiques dating back to the 6th and 7th century were discovered. This is a famous attraction on the banks of River Shipra.

Jantar Mantar: Ujjain has always been an educational hub since ages now, and this place just gives us enough evidence as to why it is considered so. Jantar Mantar (also called the Vedh Shala Observatory) was established in the 17th century was established so as to help the Hindu scholars and astrologers with their research and studies.

Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir: As the name suggests, the Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir is a magnificent temple in Ujjain that houses one of the biggest idols of Lord Ganesh. Resting along the Mahakaleshwar reservoir, this temple is just a stone’s throw away from the infamous Mahakal Temple. While you’re here, you can also seek the blessings of Lord Hanuman at the Panchmukhi Hanuman Gate.

Bhartrihari Caves: Legend has it that this is the very place where Bhartrihari, the step brother of Vikramaditya and a very renowned poet used to live and meditate after relinquishing all the luxuries of life. The caves are situated on the banks of River Shipra, adjacent to the temple of Gadkalika, this is the reason the Caves were a serene place to be in and hence accentuating Bhartrihari’s concentration while meditating.

Chaubis Khamba Temple: Chaubis Khamba Temple is a captivating historical wonder dated back to the 9th or 10th century. The entrance showcases the images of guardian goddesses of the Temple – Mahalaya and Mahamaya with their names inscribed on the footsteps of the temple.

Chintaman Ganesh Temple: Chintaman or Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir is located close to the tank of the Mahakaleshwar Temple and right in front of you stands a gigantic sculpture of one of the most worshipped Gods in India – Lord Ganesha.

Lord Ganesha has already been a significant figure in the lives of millions of people in the country and even though the architecture is not world class, people still flock this place in huge numbers. Surprisingly, in the centre lies an exceptional statue of Hanuman with five faces symbolizing courage, loyalty, devotion, strength, and righteousness.

Ram Mandir: Ram Mandir as the name suggests is dedicated to Lord Rama who is seen here with his wife Sita on one side and his brother Laxman on another. Ram Mandir is the epitome of excellence in the field of architecture. Everything ranging from the carvings to the sculptures to the paintings (especially those of Bedalya Bua Maharaj and Sant Tukoba) has been designed with utmost minuteness. This needs to be visited regardless of your time constraints.

Mangalnath Temple: Blessed upon Goddess Earth by Lord Shiva himself, the Mangalnath Temple in Ujjain holds boundless religious significance. Considered as the birth place of planet Mars, this mystical temple is visited by hundreds of devotees daily to get rid of dark energies and stubborn life problems. You can also seek the blessings of Mahadeva here, the guardian deity of the city.

Vikram University and Park: A noteworthy institute of Ujjain is the Vikram University, a popular centre of learning in the city. The University, located on Dewas Road, was established in the year 1957. It plays a major role in promoting the literary and cultural activities of the city. This university has a nearby park, called Vikram Vatika and is a beautiful place to sit back and relax.

Sandipani Ashram: Being the very spot where Guru Sandipani coached Lord Krishna, Balram and Sudama, the Sandipani Ashram has many mentions in Mahabharat. The ashram houses a giant stone with 1-100 inscribed on it, as first written by Guru Sandipani. Be sure to check out the mystical Gomati Kunda, which holds a blend of all the holy waters in the world.

Gadkalika Temple: The Gadkalika Temple in Ujjain holds tremendous religious significance, especially among students. Staring into the glory of the immaculately sculpted idol of Goddess Kalika is an absolute divine experience, just like attending the soul cleansing morning and evening aarti.

Gopal Mandir: A majestic marble towered structure at the centre of the market square, the Gopal Mandir in Ujjain is famous for the beautiful Krishna idol it houses. The idol is a whopping 2 feet tall, rests on a silver-plated altar and is entirely cloaked in silver and gold jewellery. Also, the infamous door stolen by Ghazni from the Somnath temple has now been installed here.

Vikram Kirti Mandir Museum: Built in commemoration of the beloved king Vikramaditya, the Vikram Kirti Mandir Museum does a great deal in glorifying and exalting the Maurya age. Built in 1965, this museum houses everything- right from ancient manuscripts and coins to copper plates and fossils discovered in the Narmada Valley. You can pay your respects at the Vikram Kirti Mandir where the museum is situated.

Kalidasa Academy: Spanning over a whopping 3374 hectares, the Kalidasa Academy in Ujjain has helped hundreds of students get in touch with the world’s first language- Sanskrit. Right from translating ancient Sanskrit scripts to the authentic reconstruction and production of Kalidasa’s poems, this academy does it all. Many fun-filled and vivacious festivals are celebrated here like Kalidasa Festival, Nandi and the Kalash-Yatra.

Shani Mandir: Standing strong for over 2000 years, the Shani Mandir in Ujjain is India’s first Navgraha mandir and the only Shani temple in the world where Shanidev has been idolised as Lord Shiva. Amavasya nights are given special importance at the temple with thousands of devotees offer more than 5 quintals of oil to the lord.

Gomti Kund: Resting amidst the peaceful environs of Sandipani Ashram, the Gomti Kund is a steep pond that holds a blend of all holy waters of the world. They say Lord Krishna summoned all the holy waters and created the Gomti Kund so that his guru, Sandipani, wouldn’t have to travel to them. Till date, this is the single source of water supply for the entire ashram.

WWF Water Park and Resort: Situated on the Indore Ujjain Road Panthpiplai in Ujjain, WWF Water Park and Resort is one of the finest water parks in the city with umpteen water and regular rides, separate pools for kids and adults, fun activities and games. The resort offers several deals for night stays and accommodation for an extended day of fun and amusement.

Umaria: Umaria is a city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It came into existence in the year 1998 after it was separated from Shahdol. It was ruled by Lodhi Rajput clan in the foregone times. They erected marvelous structures like Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Hathi Darwaza – a passage for the royal elephants but was soon occupied by the Baghel dynasty. Presently, Umaria is a well-known city that houses Bandhavgarh National Park that is flocked by tourists on a large scale.

Famous Places in Umaria: Bandhavgarh National Park.

Bandhavgarh National Park: The diverse mix of habitats in Bandhavgarh supports a corresponding plentitude of fauna. Its luxuriantly rich ecosystem provides amply for everyone – from the tiny butterflies to the majestic tigers. The park has earned a worldwide reputation for tigers and their unusually high density here is a pleasant surprise for wildlife lovers.
According to bio-geographic classification, the park area lies in the zone 6A-Deccan peninsula, Central highlands. The important prey species consists of chital, sambhar, barking deer, nilgai, chinkara, wild pig, chowsingha, langur and rhesus macaque.
Dependent upon them are the major predators like tiger, leopard, wild dog, wolf and jackal. The lesser predators are fox, jungle cat, ratel, palm civet, and mongoose. Besides them, other mammalians present are sloth bear, porcupine, Indian Pangolin, variety of bats including the giant fruit bat, Indian tree shrew, and many other species of rodents. The avifauna is also well represented. More than 250 species of birds have been recorded with the park.

Vidisha: Vidisha, a quaint town in Madhya Pradesh is one of the few, less heard of, unconventional places of historic importance. Located near the state capital, Bhopal, it has a rich cultural heritage a number of magnificent monuments, temples and ruins. This place is a huge tourist spot in MP and if you’re a history enthusiast or intrigued by archaeology, this is one place you cannot miss out on! The town is located at the confluence (sangam) of Betwa and Beas rivers, 9 km from Sanchi and to the east of the Betwa river. About 3 km’s to its west lies Besnagar, which was once a significant medieval trade centre and is now known for its remains like the Udayagiri Caves and Heliodorus Pillar. Vidisha is a place straight out of our history textbooks and can be pretty enjoyable for someone who wants to imbibe the beauty, relax and click beautiful pictures. Vidisha has evolved historically being occupied by the Maurya Dynasty, then the Guptas, followed by the Khilji dynasty, Mughals, Greeks and even the Britishers! This is quite evident from its resplendent diversity of architecture and culture.

Famous Places in Vidisha: Helliodorus Piller, Neelkantheswar Temple Udaipur, Udaigiri Cave.

Helliodorus Piller: The pillar, Garuda Dhvaja (Flag withSymbotic emblem of the God), Was a gift from greek Governor Antialkidas (180BC) sent across through his envoy Helliodorus. The pillar OS one of the eaight Dhvajas had amongst them tha, Garuda Dvaja, Tal dvaja and makar davaja. Four hundred years of recorded history of worsh IP of TH pillar by the Dhimar (Fisherman) community has shrouded the pillar in mystic layers and exorcism takes place under a tamarind tree in front every new moonlight.Excavation (1913-1914) Khambaba site. Heliodorus son of dion erected this pillar in honour of the God Vastudeva. He was the ambassador of Indo-Bactrian King Antalikita.

Neelkantheswar Temple Udaipur: Udaipur is a small place today, in the district of Vidisha. It is famous for the Neelkantheswar Temple. A temple built by the Paramara king Udayaditya. He was the son of the great king Bhoja (1010-1050 AD). In central India, it is difficult to see precisely dated temples. But the Udayeshwar temple is one of the few, which has a precise date. Two inscriptions engraved on the temple record the construction of temple during Paramara king Udayaditya between 1059 to 1080.

Udaigiri Cave: This cave is a large open cutting about one meter deep, 6.5 meter long by about 4 meter high. Here Vishnu is represented as a man with a boars head, placing his left foot on the coils of naga king who has a canopy of thirteen snake’s heads.In bock cut caves of Udaya Giri No.5 cave is famous for a solossal representation of Varaha Avatar, the third incarnation of Vishnu.