17 Best Tourist Places in MP
Madhya Pradesh is one of the 28 states of India and is located in the center of India; due to this, the name of this state is Madhya Pradesh meaning Central Province. If we talk about India only, then most of the forest part is found in this state in comparison to other Indian state. Madhya Pradesh is among the very beautiful state in India, and the natural beauty of this state will give you a great feeling.
Madhya Pradesh is the largest state in India after Rajasthan, and because of this, many tourist places are in this state to visit. Here you will find many rivers, hill stations, mythological temples, and other places to visit. Today in this article, we will discuss the Top Places to Visit in MP or Madhya Pradesh.
If you are looking for any tourist places where you get only natural beauty, then there is a no more beautiful place for you than Pachmarhi in the state of Madhya Pradesh. In Madhya Pradesh, this place is located in the Narmadapuram district, and the distance of Pachmarhi from the capital city Bhopal is approx 210 KM. It is believed that the name of this place is Pachmarhi because the Pandavas built five caves during their exile here, and in the word Pachmarhi, Panch means five, and Marhi means caves.
Pachmarhi is one of the most beautiful places in the state of Madhya Pradesh, and there is a crowd of tourists throughout the year. It is also known as "Queen of Satpura or Satpura ki Rani." This place is situated at the height of 1067 meters, and this is the only hill station MP. This place is so beautiful that if you come here once, you will want to come here again and again. In Pachmarhi, there are many places to visit that will be the best for your tour. Some best places to visit near Pachmarhi are:-
Indore is one of the most beautiful places in Madhya Pradesh, along with being the cleanest city in India. This city is located approx 200 KM far from the capital city Bhopal; you take 3 to 4 hours to reach Indore from Bhopal. This city is so beautiful that it is also called Mini Mumbai.
Indore is considered to be the education hub of the state of Madhya Pradesh; students from far and wide come to this place for education purposes. In Indore, well-known institutes of India like the Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Management are also available. If you are a food lover, you can eat many varieties of foods in Indore. It is said that the city was named Indore because, in the 18th century, one temple dedicated to Lord Indra was built and inspired by this temple; The British named this city Indore.
In Indore, there are many beautiful temples along with natural places, wildlife century, and many more. If you are near Indore or want to visit Madhya Pradesh's top tourist places, then don't forget to visit Indore.
3. Khajuraho Group of Monuments or Khajuraho Temple
We all know that in South India, many temples are known for their amazing architecture; in the same way, there is some temple also in MP which is known for their amazing architecture and beauty around the world. There is hardly any other beautiful temple in the state of Madhya Pradesh apart from the temple, which is located in ancient Khajuraho city. This is located in the Chhatarpur district, which is 175 KM from Jhansi. Here you find many Jain or Hindu temples; Khajuraho is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The architecture of the temple here is so amazing that you can not take away your eyes from the beauty of these temples, especially the temple here is mainly famous for nagara-style architecture and erotic sculptures.
Most of the temples here were built by the Chandela dynasty between 885 AD and 1050 AD. It is said that there were more than 80 great temples here, but with time, most of them got destroyed, which are spread over more than 20 KM, and today about 25 temples are left which is spread over about 6 km, in which Kandariya Mahadeva Temple most famous one. You should not miss this wonderful place if you are out on a tour of Madhya Pradesh. Some best places to visit in Khajuraho are:-
4. Ujjain or Ujjayini
There are many ancient cities in India, and one of them is Ujjain which is situated at a distance of 191 km from Bhopal; in ancient times, this city was the capital city of Avanti Mahajanapada. This is a very beautiful city; Moreover, one of the reasons for the beauty of this city is also the Kshipra River because this city is situated on the banks of the Kshipra River. Ujjain is a very holy place for those who believe in Hinduism because, in Ujjain, Kumbh Mela or Simhastha is also held every after 12 years.
Here you find many ancient temples, some of which are also miraculous. Apart from these, one famous temple of shiva, Mahakaleshwar temple is also in the city of Ujjain; this temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga, which is considered the most sacred places or adobe of Lord Shiva. It is believed that there is only one king of Ujjain, and that is Lord shiva, so due to this, no politician with a higher post or person who belongs to the royal family lives here at night; if they do so, then something bad will happen. If you are a religious person, then you must come to Ujjain once. Let's see some top places to visit in Ujjain:-
In Jabalpur district, Bhedaghat is a very beautiful town and on the bank of river Narmada, this town is situated. Bedaghat is famous for its high marble rock formations that make a valley through which the Narmada flows. This place is also known for Dhuandhar Fall; here, the first word meaning is smoke, and the second word meaning is flow; this fall increase the beauty of this place. You can do many activities here, for example, boating, and many more. Some best places to visit in Bhedaghat are:-
Gwalior is one of the most important cities not only in Madhya Pradesh but also in India. Gwalior is a very ancient city, and from the capital city, Bhopal, the distance of this place is approx 414 kilometre. Here you find many ancient Palaces, ancient temples, and many other places that were a part of our history.
During the revolution of 1857, many people were killed in Gwalior in the war, and Rani of Jhansi, Laxmibai, also known as Manikarnika Tambe, got martyred here in the war, and in Phool Bagh, Rani Lakshmi Bai Samadhi is also situated. Apart from these, famous musician Tansen who was also one of the nine jewels in the Akbar court, was born in Gwalior, and here Tansen Memorial is also situated. In Gwalior, in the month of the November and December every year Music festival is held here for four days, in which musicians from all over the country come and perform. Gwalior is the perfect place according to the tourist places here you find everything you are searching for, so don't forget to visit this city. Some best places to visit in Gwalior are:-
7. Kanha National Park or Kanha Tiger Reserve
National Park is a place where we get to see many things, especially such animals and trees which we do not usually see. Madhya Pradesh has 9 National Parks and 6 Tiger Reserves, out of which one National Park and 1 Tiger Reserve is Kanha Tiger Reserve or Kanha National Park. Kanha-Kisli National Park is the other name for this national park. In the state of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is the largest national park out of nine. In the year 1955, on June 1, this national park was created, and in the year 1973, this park was also declared one of the tiger reserves. Today this National Park is spread over a distance of about 940 km2.
In this park, Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, sloth bear, barasingha, dhole, and many more animals are found on a very large scale. If you are in Madhya Pradesh and want to invest quality time with family and friends, then there is no other place better than this; this is an awesome place, especially for kids.
8. Omkareshwar Temple
Omkareshwar Temple is another holy place for the followers of the Hindu religion in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This temple is located in the city of Khandwa, and the distance of this temple from Indore is approx 77 KM by road, and you will take approx 3 hr to reach this temple from Indore. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and inside this temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga is established, and due to this, every day, thousands of devotees come from far and wide here to worship Lord Shankar.
This temple is situated on the banks of the river Narmada, and due to this, the sanctity of this temple increases further. You will feel great after coming here; you can enjoy boating, bathing, and many other things here. This place is worth visiting not only because of the temple, but the natural environment near this gives you refreshing energy, so if you are in Indore, then don't forget to visit this place with your family.
9. Orchha or Urchha
In the Madhya Pradesh of Niwari district, a historical town is located called Orchha or Urchha. It is said that Rudra Pratap Singh, a Rajput ruler, played a very important role in establishing this town in the year approx 1501. The distance between Orchha from Jhansi is approx 15 KM. Here you will find many old and historical palaces and many beautiful temples, and due to the many grand and beautiful temples located here, Orchha is also known as the city of palaces. This historical town is located on the Betwa River bank; here, every year, thousands of tourists come to see the beautiful architectural temple and palaces. You should not miss these places if you are a historic lover. Some best places to visit in Orchha are:-
Raisen District's town Sanchi is the most popular tourist destination in the state of Madhya Pradesh, mainly for The Great Stupa, which is in Sanchi. The Great Stupa is built in the 3rd century BCE by the Mauryan ruler Ashoka, and it is one of the oldest stone structures not only in India but also in the world.
Unmatched artistry has been done in this stupa, and in India, it is among the most important monument from an architectural point of view. Apart from Great Stupa, there are also many stupas, Ashoka Pillar, monasteries, and other places to visit. Some best places to visit in Sanchi are:-
Bhopal is the state's Capital city and also one of the most beautiful cities in the state of Madhya Pradesh. From the hub of education to the tourist destination, everything is found in this amazing city. The Upper Lake and Lower Lake of this city are very famous among tourists, and these lakes are artificial lakes. Apart from these, Taj-Ul-Masjid and Moti Masjid are very popular mosques in India. In this city, you can also spend quality time with family and friends in Water Park, Zoo, Mall, and many other places. Some best places to visit in this city with family and friends are:-
It is a small town in the Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh and a very famous or holy place for Jainism. This town is located 6 KM far from river Narmada. This place is also very famous due to the second largest or tallest megalithic statue of the first T?rtha?kara of Jainism (Lord Rishabhadeva) in the world being located here, and this statue is 84 feet or 26 meters in height, or in the 12th century this statue was built. Apart from this, many temples, waterfalls, and other natural beauty are also located here. You should not miss the chance to visit this place if you are in Madhya Pradesh.
In the state of Madhya Pradesh, there are many beautiful towns and one of them is Maheshwar. It is located in Khargone District, and the distance of this town from Indore is approx 91 KM. On the bank of river Narmada, this town is located, and this enhances the beauty of this town more. Maheshwar is considered to be a very ancient town, and because of this, this place has a lot of history in itself. Maheshwar was the capital of the Malwa region for many years during Maratha Holkar's reign, and before this, it was the kingdom of Kartavirya Arjuna. Here you find many ancient temples and many Ghats. Some best places to visit in Maheshwar are:-
14. Mandu orMandavgad
Like Maheshwar, this is a very ancient city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located in the Dhar district, and from Dhar city, the distance of this city is 35 KM. This city is rich with many ancient temples, forts, and many other things that will surely be best for your trip. The temples and old forts here are very attractive, and if you are a history lover or historian, you should not miss this amazing city. There are various places to visit in this beautiful city some of them are:-
Amarkantak is a very religious town in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Indias, one of the holiest rivers Narmada, originate from here, and apart from this, Amarkantak is also the origin of another river like Son and son tributary Johila. If you want to enjoy nature and do not want to waste your holidays in the hustle and bustle of the city, then Amarkantak is the best place for you. Some best places to visit in Amarkantak or near Amarkantak are:-
Madhya Pradesh is a very beautiful state and this state is very rich in ancient temples, natural beauty, national parks, and many other things. In this article, we discussed some best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh if you are on a tour of this amazing state. Apart from discussed tourist places, there are also some other best places or cities to visit in Madhya Pradesh; some of them are Bandhavgarh National Park, Bhimbetka, Hanuwantiya, Patalpani Waterfall, Sitlamata Falls, Jabalpur, Shivpuri, Madhai, Burhanpur, Satna, Udayagiri Caves, Chanderi and many more.