State of Madhya Pradesh Highlights
Palaces, Temples,Cultral and Landscape
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Although it is smaller in size, the Vishwanath Temple is similar to the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in both plan and design. It is located in the Western Group of Temples. Vishwanath is a Shiva temple with a linga (the sacred symbol of Shiva) inside the sanctum. The temple is a Quincunx - "geometric pattern consisting of five points, four of them...more
Jain Temple Rd, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
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The Lakshman Temple is in the Western Group of Temples and one of the earliest temples of Khajuraho (circa 950 AD). It is a Quincunx - "geometric pattern consisting of five points, four of them forming a square or rectangle and a fifth at its center" - with a shrine at each of the four corners. There is also a four-armed sculpture of the Hindu God,...more
The best thing is the view and the garden. The rooms are basic but ok.more
The old Tombs and palaces are spread around an area of approx. 15 km². Some are placed in the centre of town, some along Sagar Talao in beautiful surroundings. The mythical Roomatis pavillion is on the edge of the fort, from where you'll have beautiful views of the plains below.You can walk, rent a bicycle, drive your car or get a car with driver...more
The Mughal Emperor Babar referred to the Gwalior Fort as "the pearl amongst fortresses in India". And since he knew India much better than me, I'm forced to agree. Easily! The Fort is a huge complex. Being its walls and towers a marvel, it also includes well integrated palaces, temples, tombs, gardens, and splendorous sights. It really worths the...more
Jayendraganj,Lashkar, Gwalior, IN
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In Gwalior's fort, we saw two different pillared temples close to each other, dating from the 7th century. I couldn't´t read much about it, but it really confirmed the idea we took from Portugal about the Indian art, with reliefs reproduction human scenes everywhere. And eroticism couldn't be absent.more
The big palace in Orchcha. Take a guide, he would take Rs.100 and would explain the significance of the palace. Tell him to open the king and queen's quarters and show the wall paintings depicting the 9 avtaars of Vishnu. The sound and light was supposed to start, if it has do see it to understand this town's history better.more
This wonderful, quiet and clean historical palace is located just one kilometer before Orchha...more
"Bhedaghat(Marble Rocks)" , is a village approx 25 Kms from Jabalpur station situated on the banks of the Narmada river. Bedaghat is famous for its unique marble rocks , most beautiful on a full-moon night and many prominent Hindi films were shot at this river location.We were a group of tourists from "Mumbai Travellers" on a tour of Jabalpur and...more
South Civil Lines Jabalpur, Jabalpur, 482001, IN
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The Indian state of Madya Pradesh is quite famous in the whole world for its natural beauty and historical monuments. Tourists from across the planet flock here to explore and experience the rich flora and fauna besides peeping into the great history and heritage of the land.There are several places in Madya Pradesh that will woo the soul of...more
The 11th century Bhoj temple. There is an interpretation centre that gives the history of the Raj Bhoj empire. There are some rails around the rocks and some miss what this is. They are 11th century architectural plans carved in the rock instead of blueprints. There is a view of the river that had a dam by Bhoj more than one thousand years ago.more
157 Shamla Hill, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Sanchi is a tiny little village, but lies very handily on a main railway line. Even better than that, the train station had two or three rooms which it let out for 24hrs at a time (i don't know if they are still in operation), which appeared to be the only reasonable form of accommodation.The great sight of Sanchi is the brick-built Buddhist stupa,...more
Bhopal-vidisha rd, Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India
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The only reason to come here is this Stupa, so if not interested in religion/archeology/buddism there is no point to come all this far.I enjoyed the visit and I believe is well worth the long and uncomfortable trip with the van.The place is amazing ,the Stupa is unique and there are many other small stupas and temples around all located in a...more
Bandhavgarh National Park
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Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh is known for having the highest density of Tigers of any national park in India. Originally the game reserve of the Maharajas of Rewa, the number of tigers killed, before they were made a protected species, is stupendous. It is recorded that Maharaja Raman Singh himself, shot 111 tigers by 1914.
Bandhavgarh is also known for its population of rare white tigers. Mohan a famous albino tiger, caught in 1951, can still be seen, as a stuffed tiger in the palace of the Maharajas of Rewa at Bandhavgarh.
The landscape at Bandhavgarh consists of rocky hills with fattened tops, and valleys with grasslands. Moist deciduous forest with bamboo clusters and Sal trees comprise the vegetation of Bandhavgarh.
The ruins of Bandhavgarh fort can also be seen in the Park. There are also a number of prehistoric caves with inscriptions of their walls that are worth seeing.
Apart from tigers, there are many species of wild life in the forests of 448 Sq. Km Area Bandhavgarh.Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, and many varieties of birds can be seen on a wildlife tour of Bandhavgarh.Related to:
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