Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh occupies perhaps the oldest part of the subcontinent - called the Gondwana - the home of the Gonds. Close to Bhopal at Bhimbetka are the prehistoric caves that preserve some fascinating paintings dating back to paleolithic times. This was perhaps one of the earliest dwellings of human beings. In fact, the excavations here have revealed a cultural sequence right from the late stone age to the early historical period. Madhya Pradesh is the richest state in the country in respect of painted rock-shelters, the majority of which have been found in the districts of Sehore, Bhopal, Raisen, Hoshangabad and Sagar

Attractions in Madhya Pradesh, around and from Madhya Pradesh

  • Bandhavgarh The Bandhavgarh National Park, lying in the heart of the Vindhya. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968. This is also White Tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for

  • Bhopal Located around a lake and is famous for its archaeological wealth. It is situated on the site of the 11th century city Bhojapal, named after Raja Bhoj.

  • Gwalior Steeped in the splendour of its past, the ancient capital of Gwalior has yet made a successful transition into a modern Indian city, vibrant and bustling.

  • Khajuraho For even the most experienced vacationer, Khajuraho is a bolt from the blue when one sees the temples here ascend like an apparition over India's glittering plains. Khajuraho is in the state of Madhya

  • Orchha Orchha (or Urchha) is a town in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh state, India. The town was the seat of an eponymous former princely state of central India, in the Bundelkhand region. Orchha lies

  • Sanchi Sanchi is a small village crowned by a group of stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD.

  • Satpura National Park Satpura National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh in India.