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Madhya Pradesh Tourism Brochure Assignment

Magical Mandu

Heritage

Floating over it's own reflection, the Jahaz Mahal in Mandu looks like a ship that’s about to sail. However, for centuries this ship made of stone and mortar never did. Instead, it stood floating…

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Beauty of Chanderi

Arts & CraftsHeritage

In existence since the 11th century, Chanderi is blessed with scenic beauty in and around it. While picturesque hills, lakes and forts sit surrounding it, the exquisite hand-woven Chanderi saris…

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Majestic Orchha

HeritagePilgrimageNature

The historic town of Orchha, nestled on the banks of river Betwa, was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput Chief, Rudra Pratap. Here, the river Betwa splits into seven channels, also…

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Sacred Sanchi

HeritagePilgrimage

The town of Sanchi is synonymous with Buddhist Stupas - hemispherical structures typically containing relics of the Buddha or his followers. The Stupas of Sanchi were constructed on the orders of…

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Ancient City Ujjain

PilgrimageArts & CraftsHeritage

One of Hinduism’s seven sacred cities, Ujjain boasts a wealth of cultural heritage, largely in the form of temples. Situated on the banks of the Shipra River, the city dates back to 600 BC and was…

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Funfair of Jabalpur

NatureHeritage

Under the brightly lit moon, 100 feet tall mountains of marble change forms as the river Narmada passes through it. This view is so scenic that it stays with you for long. But this is just one of the…

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Begum's Bhopal

HeritageNatureWildlifeArts & Crafts

Split by a pair of lakes, Bhopal is two cities within a city. Two starkly contrasting cityscapes. Towards the North you have the old city, a fascinating area of mosques, serpentine alleys, chowks,…

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Untamed Pench

WildlifeNature

Tigers. Leopards. Jackals. And us humans. The Pench National Park, like it did in the iconic 'The Jungle Book', still brings humans in close contact with wildlife. Rudyard Kipling based Mowgli's…

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Serene Pachmarhi

NatureWildlifeHeritagePilgrimage

Situated at 1100 m, Pachmarhi, popularly known as 'Satpura ki Rani' (Queen of Satpura), sits beautifully, embellished by nature and history, amidst the Satpura range. Legend says the Pandava brothers…

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Royal Bandhavgarh

WildlifeNatureHeritage

Bandhavgarh is a place of mythological and legendary significance. The ancient Bandhavgarh Fort is of great importance as it is believed to have been gifted by Lord Rama to his younger brother…

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Kanha National Park

WildlifeNature

Spread across 940 sq.km, Kanha National Park is one of the largest parks in Madhya Pradesh where the majestic royal Bengal tigers are found in good numbers. The Park is respected globally for saving…

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Graceful Khajuraho

HeritageNature

Khajuraho is one of the most popular tourist spots in Madhya Pradesh. It is famous for its ancient temples that depict some of the finest art in the world. Built between 950-1050 AD by the Chandela…

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Melodic Gwalior

HeritageArts & Crafts

Gwalior is best known for its imposing hilltop fort, which was famously described as ‘the pearl amongst fortresses in India’. Historically, the city has been the cradle of a number of dynasties that…

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Yummy Indore

HeritageArts & Crafts

A trading hub between the Deccan and Delhi in the 16th century, the city of Indore was discovered by Rao Nandlal Chaudhary in mid-1710. Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar, with her keen interest in education and…

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Divine Amarkantak

PilgrimageNatureHeritage

Situated at an altitude of 1000 m, Amarkantak is a well frequented Hindu pilgrimage center that is popularly known as ‘Teerthraj’ - ‘the king of pilgrimages’. The Amarkantak region has a rich…

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Revered Burhanpur

HeritagePilgrimage

Founded in 1400 AD on the bank of the Tapti River, the historical city of Burhanpur was once the capital of the Mughal Kingdom. An important outpost of the Mughals, Burhanpur was known as the gateway…

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Devout Chitrakoot

PilgrimageNature

Boasting a spiritual legacy that very few cities in India can match, Chitrakoot is known to be of great religious and mythological significance. It is in the deep forests of Chitrakoot that Lord Ram…

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Tranquil Parsili

NatureWildlife

Away from all the hustle bustle, in the midst of scenic nature, lies the serene town of Parsili. The beautiful Banas river flowing alongside. One of the most stunning highlights of this place is the…

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Pristine Tamia

Nature

One of the hidden treasures of Madhya Pradesh, Tamia is a picturesque forest destination that offers scenic and breath-taking views of dense forests and mountains. Untouched and unexplored, Tamia is…

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Enchanting Rewa

NatureHeritageWildlife

Blessed with natural beauty, Rewa, situated on the north-western side of Madhya Pradesh was home to Mohan – the world renowned white tiger. The lineage of the rare white tigers in India grew, thanks…

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Dazzling Panna

WildlifeNaturePilgrimage

Mines shining with diamonds within a national park that's home to some of the biggest predators and waterfalls of dizzying heights; Panna has the amazing superpower to, both, calm you and thrill you…

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Sublime Mandsaur

Pilgrimage

On the bank of river Shivna, sits the grand Pashupatinath Temple, in the holy and historic town of Mandsaur. The spiritual aura of the temple embraces the whole town. What also makes the town special…

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Goddesses' Abode Maihar

Pilgrimage

After climbing 1063 steps, you will see the beautiful Maa Sharda Devi Temple, sitting atop the Trikoota hill in Maihar. While the temple attracts thousands of devotees year on year, the town is also…

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Palatial Datia

PilgrimageHeritage

An astonishing confluence of Mughal and Rajput architecture, the 7 storeyed Datia Palace stands tall in the historic city of Datia. While its exterior is adorned with arches, chhatris and oriel…

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Breathtaking Bhedaghat

NatureHeritage

It’s a spellbinding experience to see the marble rocks accompany the graceful Narmada river. These tall mountains, are known to magically change shapes as you sail along the river. The calm Narmada…

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Amazing Bhimbetka

HeritageNature

Cave paintings dating back to approximately 30,000 years. Rock shelters that were home to humans, millennia ago. And a rich flora and fauna surrounding these, indeed, make Bhimbetka a gift to us from…

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Magnificent Maheshwar

PilgrimageHeritageArts & Crafts

Situated on the banks of river Narmada, Maheshwar appeals to both, the pilgrim as well as the tourist in you. The town possesses a treasure trove of beautiful temples that calm the soul, alongside…

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Spiritual Omkareshwar

PilgrimageNature

It can only be termed as a blessing, by Lords and mother nature, that Omkareshwar, the sacred island, is shaped like Om - the holiest symbol of Hinduism. Not surprising then that this serene town is…

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Charming Tawa Madhai

NatureWildlife

Tawa The Tawa Dam & Reservoir offers a scenic escape from the hustle bustle of city life. It is set amidst lush greenery, and offers much scope for adventure. Sunsets viewed from the dam are…

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Thrilling Hanuwantiya

Nature

Madhya Dweep is a group of islands in the Indira Sagar dam including Sailani islands (which is another adventure tourism destination and is under development) and Hanuwantiya which is by the bank of…

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Lokrang Samaroh 2018

HeritageArts & Crafts

Lokrang Samaroh, the cultural fiesta is hosted every year by the Directorate of Culture and Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum. The five day festival promotes rich tribal and folk tradition of India…

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Madhya Pradesh is called the Heart of India because of its location in the centre of the country. It has been home to the cultural heritage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism etc. Innumerable monuments, but exquisitely carved temples, stupas, forts & palaces are dotted all over the state. Madhya Pradesh has won Best Tourism State National award for 3 consecutive year i.e. 2017,2016 and 2015.[1]

The natural beauty[edit]

The natural beauty of Madhya Pradesh is equally varied. Consisting largely of a plateau streaked with the mountain ranges of the Vindhyas and the Satpuras, the State has everything. The hills give rise to the main river system - Narmada and the Tapti, running from east to west, and the Chambal, Sone, Betwa, Mahanadi west to east. Spectacular mountain ranges, meandering rivers dotted with hills and lakes and miles and miles of dense forests offering a unique and exciting panorama of wildlife in sylvan environment.

One half of the state is forested and offers a unique and exciting panorama of wildlife. In the National Parks of Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Shivpuri and many others one has the rare opportunity to see the tiger, the bison and a wide variety of deer and antelope in sylvan surroundings.

World heritage sites[edit]

Although the modern state of Madhya Pradesh came into being in 1956, its cultural heritage is ancient and chequered. Innumerable monuments, exquisitely carved temples, stupas, forts and palaces on hilltops, raise in the visitors mind visions of empires and kingdoms, of the great warriors and builders, poets and musicians, saints and philosophers; of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The famous Sanskrit poet-dramatist Kalidasa and the great musician of the Mughal court, Tansen, were from Madhya Pradesh. They are known all over the world.

Several cities in Madhya Pradesh are extraordinary for their architecture and or scenic beauty.
Three sites in Madhya Pradesh have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO:

Significant sites[edit]

Other architecturally significant or scenic sites include:

Madhya Pradesh being very large geographically, and the history being spread over several millennia, a developing a comprehensive picture of heritage and architecture is a monumental task.

National Parks[edit]

Madhya Pradesh is home to several National Parks, including:

Nature reserves[edit]

There are also a number of nature preserves, including:

Fairs and festivals[edit]

Customs and beliefs in each area in Madhya Pradesh have added colours to the fairs and festivals. Shivratri in Khajuraho, Bhojpur, Pachmarhi and Ujjain; Dusshera in Jabalpur, Ramanavami in Chitrakoot and Orchha, Bhagoriya dance in Jhabua and the annual festival of dances at Khajuraho are events for the tourists to remember. The Malwa festival in Indore, Mandu and Ujjain, and the Pachmarhi festival bring alive the rich folk and tribal culture of the state in colourful celebrations. Gwalior trade fair is India's second largest trade fair. It is organised in various sectors which includes electronic sector, automobile sector, food sector, fun (jhula) sector etc. Gwalior carnival is a newly introduced festival in 2012. It was organised for 22 days in December. It is planned to organise carnival every year. Nimar Utsav takes place every year in the holy city of Maheshwar in the Hindu month of Kartika on the occasion of Kartika Purnima. The festival lasts for 3 days with a cultural programme at Ahilya Ghat in Maheshwar.

Hill stations[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Outline of Tourism in India[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Amarkantak, a Hindu Tirtha place, a site where three rivers
Dance Festivals in Madhya Pradesh

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