Places to visit in Madhya Pradesh
The significance of Khajuraho is such that it attracts a large number of tourists from around the world and arguably, has become synonymous with MP tourism. And why now? The place holds special importance for its ancient temples sporting some of the most refined and finest art in the world. The intricate, exquisite and ravishing sculptures of the Khajuraho temples have a spellbinding effect and can leave you marveling at their beauty and grace. While places like Khajuraho or Jabalpur enjoy a top-of-the-mind recall when it comes to listing down must-visit tourist places in MP, here are certainly many three of the MP tourist destinations that can prove worthy your time and energy.
Chanderi: One of the most important places to visit in MP, Chanderi is located in MP's Ashoknagar district and is a town of historic significance. If you're looking to visit a picturesque location with regal roots, Chanderi can well prove to be your ideal destination. Chanderi is surrounded by forests, hills and lakes, and boasts of several monuments of the Malwa Sultans and Bundela Rajputs. Chanderi saris are known for their elegant and intricate artistry. Thanks to their being lightweight and thin, they are widely popular. Another notable feature of Chanderi that you may find quite intriguing is the fact that in the past, Chanderi was known to have around 1200 Baolis. It is as puzzling as it's amusing, as Chanderi wasn't located on a riverbank. Moosa Baoli, Battisi Baoli and Chakla Baoil among others still exist.
Orchha: The quaint town of Orchha is located in the Tikamgarh district of MP. If you look forward to spending some quality time with your family in a place that carries an old-world charm and gives you a sneak-peek into its fascinating history, Orchha's can prove to be the place to be in. It hosts a number of historical monuments that have managed to retain their original splendor even to this day. Religious monuments such as Ram Raja temple and Laxmi Narayan temple make Orchha one of the most preferred places to visit in MP. Orchha's Ram Raja temple is reportedly the only place wherein Lord Ram is worshipped not just as a god but also as a king. Monuments such as Raja Mahal and Jahangir Mahal can have a spell-binding effect on your senses, thanks to their thoughtful mix of old-fashioned grandeur and splendid architecture.
Pench: If you love being in the wild or are one of those who love to free-spiritedly explore the wildlife with a camera as their companion, Pench is a place that you can afford to miss at your own risk. This magnificent site is nestled in the southern reaches of Satpura range and shelters a host of wild animals and more than 285 resident and migratory birds. It also hosts 4 species of the now endangered vultures and elusive leopards. Tourists can also enjoy the boat rides offered by the Pench reserve to its numerous islands. A fascinating fact about the area of the Pench National Park is that it is the very setting of Tudyark Kipling's “The Jungle Book.” Thus, for the people who used to love watching the adventures of Mowgli on their television sets, this place promises to be one of the must-visit MP tourist places.