MADHYA PRADESH – THE HEART OF INDIA
Madhya Pradesh is known as the heart of India as it lies in the central part of India . It justifies the title completely as Madhya Pradesh is a home to some outstanding heritage sites, caves , thrilling wildlife and stunning carved temples . While in Madhya Pradesh you can experience the tradition and culture of Hinduism , Jainism and Buddhism as it is the land of faith . This state offers everything and its natural beauty is breathtaking . You should definitely plan your next visit here and get a chance to explore this incredible state and make great memories with your loved ones.
Best Places to visit in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh has so much to offer and it has some amazing places to visit . According to me these are some places you must explore on your visit to enchanting Madhya Pradesh.
- KHAJURAHO – Khajuraho , a UNESCO world heritage site is a very popular tourist destination and is world famous for its ancient temples and their erotic sculptures . These temples are divided into Western Group, Eastern group and Southern group. The temples are unique in every aspect and you can learn alot about their history and stunning architecture as every stone in the temple has its different story . Some of the most visited temples are Lakshman Temple , Dulhadev Temple , Kandariya Mahadeva Temple , Brahma Temple and so on.
You will experience here the life of rural India and I think one must visit Khajuraho to have the holy experience as the aura here is so divine and peaceful . You should definitely explore this precious gem of Madhya Pradesh .
- ORCHHA- Orchha is a small town which has some wonderful forts and temples that display Mughal-influenced Rajputana architecture . While in Orchha , one must visit the Orchha Fort which is huge and has captivating architecture and also has a number of palaces to visit within it. The fort has Raja Mahal and Jehangir Mahal . They have the perfect views as you can see other monuments too from there. The other interesting place to visit in Orchha is Raja Ram Temple . The Temple is embellished with religious symbols and It has beautiful interiors and exteriors both. Orchha is one of the highlights in Madhya Pradesh.
- NATIONAL PARKS – Madhya Pradesh has numerous wildlife parks such as Kanya National Park , Bandhavgarh National Park and Jabalpur National Park etc. These are heaven for nature lovers. Tourists can have the best experience here and also have a great chance to spot tigers , deer , birds. These National parks are surrounded by forests and the view is so beautiful and unforgettable . Bandhavgarh National Park is the most famous wildlife sanctuary and haven for a large number of Royal Bengal Tigers. People who love adventure should enjoy jeep safaris in these national parks and have a lifetime experience . So don’t miss this opportunity and visit here for a perfect getaway.
- UJJAIN – Ujjain is a spiritual town also known as “Temple town of Madhya Pradesh”. The best destinations to visit here are Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ram Ghat, Kal Bhairav Temple, Jantar Mantar. These temples are so beautiful and their architecture is really fascinating. I suggest you attend the aarti at Mahakaleshwar temple for a different experience . People searching for peace must visit Ujjain as it is one of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh . Also Ujjain hosts the famous Kumbh Mela (a Hindu festival at which pilgrims bathe in the sacred River) every 12 years. Make sure to relish this spiritual journey with your family or friends .
The other tourist attractions to visit are Gwalior , Indore , Bhopal , Sanchi etc. Every city or place has something exciting to offer to the travelers.
Best time to visit Madhya Pradesh
You can visit Madhya Pradesh any time of the year . The weather in Madhya Pradesh is subtropical, with a hot summer, followed by monsoon rains and a cool and relatively dry winter. If you’re interested in visiting wildlife sanctuaries and spotting tigers , then March till June is the best time to travel.
And if you are interested in exploring the monuments and temples then its best to visit from October to March .
Cuisine of Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh offers some mouth watering dishes for both vegetarian and non vegetarian lovers. The food of Madhya Pradesh is mainly influenced by Mughal cuisine. Some of the most famous dishes are Poha (nutritious snack made from rice flakes ), Kebabs (a dish of meat, fish, or vegetables roasted ) , Biryani (a dish made from rice, meat and vegetables) .
Now plan your next trip to Madhya Pradesh as it will surely be a refreshing and comforting getaway from your stressful life.