Madhya Pradesh, better known as the Heart of India, is a state full of stories everywhere one looks. From natural beauty to religious monuments, it is rich in history and beauty, and must be visited during one’s lifetime.
Orchha, the yesteryear capital of the Bundela Rajput kings, is a historic village located on the banks of the Betwa River. One of Madhya Pradesh’s hidden treasures, it’s full of beautiful monuments, forts, palaces and temple, that stand testimony to its rich past. It’s also the natural beauty around – with the picturesque hills and countryside, that make it worth visiting.
Khajuraho is undeniably one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites in India. A UNESCO world heritage site, it is known for its beautiful Shiva, Vishnu and Jain temples. Richly steeped in history and of immense religious importance, it is a standing reminder of the country’s art and culture from the medieval era.
Madhya Pradesh is not only rich in history, but also home to a large variety of flora and fauna, which have been thoughtfully preserved in national parks across the green state. One of the most famous of these is Bandavgarh National Park, home to the white tigers of India. The exotic wildlife destination is perfect for a holiday, be it an elephant safari under the thick sal canopy or an exciting tiger trail.
The Sanchi Stupa is an outstanding relic of Buddhist art and architecture. Located on a hilltop, the UNESCO world heritage site is one of the best preserved and important stupas, which carefully brings out important events from Lord Buddha’s life and events.
Located on the bank of River Shipra, Ujjain, the temple town of Madhya Pradesh, is one of India’s most holy places. With its intricate temples and charming alleyways, it’s full of life and spirituality. The magnificent Kumbh Mela is also held there every 12 years.