As you travel the length and breadth of Madhya Pradesh, you’ll encounter sights that you’ve never seen before, experiences that will transform into stories. Dive deep into the details of destinations, culture and everything else that will make your experience in Madhya Pradesh, a memorable one. We present to you the five must visit cities of Madhya Pradesh!
Situated nearly 50 kilometres away from Chhatarpur city of Madhya Pradesh, there lies a cluster of temples, famously called the Khajuraho Temples. This site is considered by some as an embodiment of human imagination, history, architecture, heritage, love and passion. Khajuraho is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but is also believed to be one of the Wonders of India. These sculptures are not chiselled but are mobile and liquid, representing the people who exult in the joy of living, with all its fascinating variety. In fact, there is hardly any other place like Khajuraho where sculptures portray all kinds of human emotions with such great excellence. These temples also seem to celebrate women in her varied forms.
Patal Pani Waterfall
Patal Pani is famous for its waterfall, situated in Mhow. The water falls from a height of 150 feet into a kund (pool), the depth of which is still unknown and has been difficult to ascertain. It is a very popular picnic spot and is also an excellent point for trekking. The greenery around the waterfall and the sound of gushing waterfall makes it a completely astounding experience.
The Amarkantak region has a rich natural heritage. It is the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura Ranges, with the Maikal Hills being the fulcrum. Three rivers – the holy Narmada, the Sone and the Johila – emerge here. Amarkantak is not just a pilgrim destination, but a beautiful place which offers immense natural beauty.
Panna National Park
Old teak woods, indigenous colourful rocks, clear, pristine waters of the Ken River, the Vindhya mountain ranges and two amazingly high waterfalls make up the setting of one of the most renowned national parks in India. Rich in biodiversity and wilderness, the national park also hosts Asia’s only active diamond mine. Panna National Park was considered as one of the best managed and maintained national parks in India by the Ministry of Tourism of India.
Situated in the lap of the luscious Satpura National Park, the Tawa Dam & Reservoir is the ideal monsoon getaway for you. The Tawa river is the longest tributary of the Narmada and provides a picturesque and pristine view for sore eyes.You can take a lazy boat ride on the shimmering backwaters, or watch the sunset from the dam or just relax in the calm and comfortable surroundings.
Nature is in charge of creating an incredible canvas of beauty, serenity and mystery, in Tamia. The breath-taking forest region hidden from the chaos of the modern world offers an invigorating moments that replenishes the tired souls of the visitors.Rich with mythical stories and historical tales, the tribal community of the region has lived in quiet solitude with the forests, rivers, valleys and mountains since centuries. The deep gorge looks like a horseshoe when seen from the hill top and is considered to be the way to patal (the underworld).
Located amidst sprawling forests, shimmering backwaters, rich wildlife, under a sky full of twinkling stars, where the air is crisp and clean, Madhai is a balm to your soul. Allow Madhai to mesmerize you with its natural beauty, the river Denwa and surreal sunsets that are a riot of colours. The peaceful silence here, speaks volumes to your soul.
Madhya Pradesh has a rich history which dates back to the pre-historic era. In the lap of lush green forest covers, at the southern edge of the Vindhya Hills, there lies a shelter of close to 500 pre-historic rock caves called the Bhimbetka Rock Shelter. These caves are an invaluable chronicle of history. Made in different periods of history, some paintings are around 30,000 years old. The paintings are an insight into the first traces of pre-historic mankind like lifestyle, festivals, hunting and agriculture. Out of the many, however only 12 caves are open for public viewing, and have been a topic of interest for several archaeologists since its discovery.