|Tourism in Madhya Pradesh
The state offers refreshing and enchanting wildlife sanctuaries and some of the holiest and most revered pilgrim centres to the tourist with most fulfilling experience. Tranquil beauty of Pachmarhi, glittering splendour of Marble Rocks and roaring sound of Dhuandhar Fall at Bhedaghat, Kanha National Park, with its unique Barasingha and Bandhavgarh National Park with its prehistoric caves and wildlife are some of the major attractions of the state.
Temples of Khajuraho are famous all over the world. The temples of Orchha, Bhojpur and Udaypur attract large number of Tourists as well as pilgrims. Gwalior, Mandu, Datia, Chanderi, Jabalpur, Orchha, Raisen, Sanchi, Vidisha, Udaygiri, Bhimbetika, Indore and Bhopal are the places well-known for their historical monuments. Maheshwar, Omkareshwar, Ujjain, Chitrakoot and Amarkantak are major centres of pilgrimages. Archaeological treasures are preserved in the museums at Satna, Sanchi, Vidisha, Gwalior, Indore, Mandsaur, Ujjain, Rajgarh, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Rewa and may other places.
Khajuraho Group of Monuments: Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the “seven wonders” of India.
Located in Chhatarpur District, about 620 kilometres (385 mi) southeast of New Delhi.
Ujjain: Ujjain has been the Prime Meridian for Hindu geographers since the 4th century BCE. Ujjain is one of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) of the Hindus, and the Kumbh Mela religious festival is held there every 12 years. It is also home to Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines to the god Shiva and is also the place where Lord Krishna got education with Balarama and Sudama from Maharshi Sandipani.
Gwalior: The city is famous for their Fort known as “Gwalior Fort”. The Fort is well connected by Gwalior’s airport, about 8 km north-east of the city.
Bandhavgarh National Park: Bandhavgarh is one of the popular national parks in India located in the Umaria district. Bandhavgarh has the highest density of Bengal tigers known in the world, and is home to some famous named individual tigers. Charger, an animal so named because of his habit of charging at elephants and tourists, was the first healthy male known to be living in Bandhavgarh since the 1990s. A female known as Sita, who once appeared on the cover of ‘National Geographic’ and is considered the most photographed tiger in the world.