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Amazing places to visit in Madhya Pradesh

If you are looking for an offbeat destination in India that is full of surprises, then Madhya Pradesh is the right place for you! Located in the center of the country, this state has something to offer everyone.

From beautiful hill stations and wildlife sanctuaries to ancient temples and splendid palaces, Madhya Pradesh will leave you spellbound. Here are some of the most amazing tourist places in Madhya Pradesh that I had visited myself to enjoy vacation.

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Khajuraho Temple, Madhya Pradesh (Photo by Maanvir Jaglan )

Acclaimed for what’s regarded as some of the most erotic sculptures on the walls of a place of worship, Khajuraho is a lot more than that.

Khajuraho is a small town located in the Bundelkhand region of India. It is renowned for its temples, which are a classic example of Indian architecture from the medieval period. What I like most about Khajuraho is that its structures are a brilliant example of the finesse of India’s cultural and artistic heritage.

The temples adorned with intricate carvings are truly a sight to behold. The Khajuraho temple is one of the must-see architectural marvels of India.


Gwalior Fort ( Photo by Maanvir Jaglan )

Home to one of the most iconic fortresses in India, Gwalior is a city seeped in history and culture. Situated on top of a hill, it is considered to be one of the most impenetrable forts in the country. The Gwalior Fort, built by Raja Man Singh Tomar in the 15th century has a grand architecture.

The fort has been invaded many times, but it has never been conquered. It was once the capital of the Gwalior Kingdom. The fort has many palaces, temples, and other buildings. Its main attraction is the ‘Sound and Light Show’, which tells the history of the fort.

Another highlight of Gwalior is the Saas Bahu Temple. It is originally named after the main residing deity, “Sahastrabahu”, which means “Lord Vishnu with a thousand hands”. The temple is a brilliant piece of architecture, and it is one of the most notable temples in India

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Amargarh Falls

Amargarh Falls is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bhopal. Located in Amargarh, the falls are truly beautiful. There are a lot of things to see and do in Amargarh Falls, Bhopal. Amargarh Falls is a great place to visit if you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy nature.


Bhedaghat’s Marble Rocks ( Photo by Maanvir Jaglan )

Bhedaghat is known for the Dhuandhar Falls. It is famous for its white marble rocks and beautiful waterfalls. Bhedaghat is also known for its boating experience, which is said to be unique. The friendly boatmen here will tell you interesting stories about the place while you enjoy sailing in the peaceful streams.

Boating in Bhedaghat during the moonlit night is an experience that you will never forget. The tranquil setting and the sparkling waters are simply mesmerizing. You can also spot several animals like deer, rabbits, and foxes during your boat ride. Overall, boating in Bhedaghat is an unforgettable experience that you must not miss out on.


Sanchi Stupa (Photo by Maanvir Jaglan )

Sanchi is a small town located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, in central India. The town is best known for its ancient Buddhist monuments, which date back to the 3rd century BCE. Sanchi was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1989, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh.

The main attraction at Sanchi is the Great Stupa, a large hemispherical dome that houses the remains of Lord Buddha. The Stupa is surrounded by numerous smaller stupas and monuments, all of which are excellent examples of early Buddhist art and architecture. If you’re interested in Indian history or Buddhist culture, Sanchi is worth a visit.


Jyotirlinga Temple in Ujjain – CC. Pixabay

Ujjain is an important place of Hindu pilgrimage and is also home to the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga. The immense wealth of Ujjain in terms of religion, architecture, and educational value makes this a top attraction amongst not only Indian travelers but also foreign tourists. 

Ujjain is an ancient city with a rich history dating back to the time of the Vedas. It is also one of the seven sacred cities of India and was the capital of the Avanti kingdom. Ujjain has many temples and shrines, which attract pilgrims from all over India. Ujjain is a must-visit place for anyone interested in religion, architecture, or education.

Patalpani Waterfalls

Patalpani Waterfall is a beautiful natural waterfall located in the Mhow Tehsil of Indore district. It plummets from a height of 300 meters and is surrounded by dense forest covers and majestic hills, making it a popular picnic spot for the locals of the area.

However, during the monsoon season, the falls can swell and become dangerous, so it is best to maintain a cautious distance from the waterfall during the rain. Although it is best to visit during the dry season, the waterfall is still an impressive sight to behold during the monsoon season.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Being a wildlife-enthusiast, this is the best park I have visited yet. Bandhavgarh National Park is world-renowned as a Tiger Reserve and has the highest density of Bengal tigers in the world. If you’re looking for an unforgettable jungle safari in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park is the place to go.


Chhatris in Orcchaa- Photo by Soumitra Sengupta on Unsplash

Orchha, an ancient town on the banks of the Betwa River in Madhya Pradesh. Approximately 400 km from Delhi, Orchha was the capital of Bundelkhand during the period of the 16th to 18th centuries. 

The biggest attraction in Orchha is the majestic Orchha fort. After exploring the well-preserved fort complex you can go on a heritage walk. After this visit the Ram Raja temple and the Chaturbhuj temple located adjacent to each other. Many folklores abound these temples. Finally relax at the banks of Betwa river watching the magical sunset.

The multi-level “Chhatris” on the banks of the river that impart a surreal look to the landscape. Chhatris are a series of royal tombs situated on the banks of the River Betwa in Madhya Pradesh. These tombs are decorated with beautiful sculptures, and their reflection in the water is truly spellbinding. While Chhatris are best experienced from the narrow bridge across the river, they can also be viewed from the riverside.

Udayagiri Caves

Udayagiri is a hill-town, and it means ‘the mountain of the sunrise’. It is home to twenty rock-cut caves near Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh – a historical Hindu ritual site. It holds twenty caves dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism sculptures from the Gupta Era, among which the most prominent one is the fifth cave – famous for the ancient monumental statue of Lord Vishnu.

The Udayagiri Caves are also known as ‘Vishnu Padagiri’ meaning “the feet of Vishnu”. They are extensively carved with iconographies of Hindu Gods, namely Vishnu, Durga, and Shiva containing legendary stories of the gods and their shrines. Consequently, the town has a great religious value to Hindus and Jains. Tourists and history-enthusiasts often flock to Udayagiri to explore its fascinating caves and history.

Raneh Falls

Raneh Falls is an exquisite waterfall located in the Raneh village of Madhya Pradesh. Formed by the River Ken. The waterfall emerged at the confluence of Ken and Khudar Rivers. Raneh Falls mark the edge of the Rewa plateau in Madhya Pradesh. The cascading waterfall is surrounded by wonderful rock formations. Raneh Falls is a must-visit place for all nature lovers and travelers alike.

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park is a splendid tourist attraction for nature lovers, offering a mind-blowing retreat in a wildlife haven. Also hailed as one of the best wildlife parks of Asia, this park is most famed for being a habitat for the Royal Bengal tigers.

The park provides ample opportunities to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Kanha tiger, but Kanha is also home to several other animals like leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears, deer, and more. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a rare Indian gaur!


Chanderi is a historic town located in the Ashok Nagar district of Madhya Pradesh. The town situated in the Vindhya Hills is best known for its 11th century landmarks. Chanderi is also famous for its handloom cottage industry, and for its beautiful green valley views. If you’re looking for a getaway that combines history, culture, and natural beauty, Chanderi is the perfect destination.

Wrapping up

So, here’s the highlights of Madhya Pradesh, presented to you by our guest author Maanvir Jaglan of Trippy tourists. Please comment and share your thoughts on this amazing listicle. If you liked it, share with your friends and plan a trip to the Heart of Incredible India.

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“Maanvir is a travel enthusiast who has made traveling his life’s purpose. He quit his full-time corporate job to pursue his love of exploring as many places as possible. His stories about temples, beaches, and other adventures are absolutely fascinating. He is sharing his experiences at trippytourists.com“.

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  1. ANUKRATI DOSI October 8, 2022

    I am from Madhya Pradesh, and you have done full justice here. However, you could also include Indore in this list. It is worth going there for a couple of days only to eat the food.

  2. Matheikal October 8, 2022

    Never managed to visit any of these except Orchha. You have now renewed my interest.


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