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Madhya Pradesh is an Indian state located in the country’s central part. Bhopal is its capital city and the language widely spoken is Hindi. Madhya Pradesh is bordered by the states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. The state is a great place to visit for people who like historic forts, prehistoric paintings, tribal culture and religious erotica.

Some of the major cities in Madhya Pradesh are Gwalior, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore, Katni, Satna, Rewa and Ujjain. Jabalpur and Gwalior are the two major hubs of the state. The tourism industry in Madhya Pradesh is neglected, but the state has many tourist destinations.

Destinations to Visit

The state is famous for its heritage sites and its rich flora and fauna. The National Parks housed in the state are Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park, Satpura National Park and Penna National Park. These national parks are home to Asian Tigers, Barasingha, Swamp Deer, Gaur, Chital and many more. Some of these parks have old castles or water bodies flowing through them.

The Khajuraho temples in Madhya Pradesh are famous throughout the world. The sculptures on the walls of the temples depict scenes from the Kama Sutra and are unique. The temples were built during the reign of the Chandela dynasty.

Some of the temples are the Lakhmana temple, Devi Jagdamba temple, Kandariya Mahadeo temple, Chitragupteshwara temple, Chaunsat Yogini and Matangeshwara Temple; these temples belong to the western section of temples.

The eastern set of temples comprise of the Parsvanath temple, Adinath temple, Ghantai temple, Adinath temple, Javari temple, Vamana temple and Brahma temple. The Dulhadev temple, Jatkari temple or Chattarbhuj temple and the Beejamandal temple belong to the southern set of temples.

The Khajuraho Dance Festival is held each year. The sound and light show at the western temples is often seen by a lot of tourists. Ujjain is also a place to visit, for all those who like pre historic and historic heritage sites. The city is dotted with ancient heritage temples like the Mahakaleshwar, Bade Ganeshaii Ka Mandir, Kal Bhairava, Pir Matsyendranath, and Harsiddhi temples. The city also finds a mention in the Hindu mythology epic, Mahabharata.

Bhimbetka is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is home to ancient rock shelters, which are more than 30,000 years old.

How to Reach

By Air

Madhya Pradesh has five airports. The Raja Bhoj International airport has flights to international cities like Singapore, Dubai, Bangkok and Sharjah. All the Indian metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi are well connected with the five airports. Tourists can also look for flights from the Khajuraho and Jabalpur airport.

By Trains

The Jabalpur railway station is the largest in the state. The state has 20 railway junctions, which connect Madhya Pradesh to the rest of India. The railway station in Umaria is at a distance of 30 kilometers from Bandhavgarh.

By Road

The NH7 connects Jabalpur to the northern India and NH8 connects it to the East. You can also make use of bus services from Jabalpur and Umaria to reach Bandhavgarh. Taxis also ply in the same route. Tourists generally hire vehicles to travel around the bounds of the Bandhavgarh National Park.





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