Tourist Places in Madhya Pradesh

Oh ! Fine Ujjaini ! Gem to Avanti given,
Where villages ancient tells their tales of mirth & old romance !
Oh ! Radiant bit of heaven, Home of a blest celestial band whose worth
Sufficed through fallen from heaven, to bring down heaven on earth !
-Poorva Megha – 32 “Meghdootam”

Glorifying Madhya Pradesh, thus wrote the renowned Sanskrit poet Kalidasa in his 4th century classic “Meghdootam”.

The celestial beauty of Madhya Pradesh have been attracting travelers from ancient times. The new state of Madhya Pradesh, with it’s vivid tourism verticals has seen a spectacular enrichments in terms of visits by domestic as well as international travelers. Madhya Pradesh, with its natural and pristine backdrop which are superbly glorified by hills, rivers, forests, rich heritages, exotic wildlife and cultural vividness showcases the state brilliantly.

The 13th century Moroccan traveler, Ibn Battuta, who during his 29 years of exploration, visited around 44 countries, including India and generously applauded places like Gwalior and Ujjain in his travelogues. Ancient stalwarts like Baiju Bawra and Tansen enriched Hindustani classical with their roots engraved in cities like Chanderi and Gwalior of Madhya Pradesh.

The landscape of Madhya Pradesh is breadth taking as it is cradled in the Satpura, Maikal and Vindhya ranges. The mighty rivers flowing through it, Narmada, Tapti, Shipra, Sone and others, bear with them it’s rich heritage, legends and history.

Wreathed with sinuous rivers, lakes and forests, Madhya Pradesh is a natural ambassador of mesmerizing beauty.

Madhya Pradesh has a rich landscape of forests and have a unique and exciting panaroma of wild life. Madhya Pradesh is fondly known as the Tiger State of India as it is a primary habitat of the Royal Bengal Tigers. Rewa in Madhya Pradesh has showcased the state in the international arena and gifted and introduced White tigers to the world. National parks like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Panna and Satpura offer rare oppurtunities to have thrills of viewing exotic flora and fauna in its natural and pristine habitat.

Madhya Pradesh, with an impressive protected area network of 10 national parks and 25 wildlife sanctuaries, including 6 tiger reserves, has always been renowned for it’s fascinating wilderness heritage.

These protected areas are spread across different physiographical areas, climatic zones and forest types and are representatives of regional flora and faunal diversity. They support a wide range of vegetation, grassy glades, water bodies resulting in varied habitat types. These habitats are home to multitudes of wild animalos belonging to different species, some of them endangered, yet awesome and iconic.

Madhya Pradesh has just celebrated its golden jubilee of existence in 2006 although it has a luminescent presence since prehistoric times with its rock shelters in Bhimbhetka, elegant monuments, temples and palaces like Sanchi, Khajuraho, Mandu and Orchha.

For the modern inquisitive traveler, Madhya Pradesh offers 4 verticals of tourism :

  • Wildlife
  • Heritage
  • Spiritual
  • Leisure

Madhya Pradesh also hosts 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites like Khajuraho, Sanchi & Bhimbhetka.

Madhya Pradesh Tourism invites all travel enthusiasts to the Heart of Incredible India and offers diverse verticals of tourism as per the need and liking of tourists visiting Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh is multifaceted in terms of tourism. It exposes tourists to wildlife, heritage, spiritual as well as leisure destinations.

On one hand, you can feel your adrenaline rushing while eagerly waiting for a tiger sighting amidst the echoing alarm calls of spotted deers and monkeys in Kanha and Bandhavgarh.

On the other hand, you will find yourself lost in the glory and grandeur of Khajuraho and Orchha.

A boat ride amongst the pristine white marbles at Bheraghat will revitalize you and feel yourself rejuvenate viewing the spectacular sunset at Dhupgarh, Pachmarhi.