Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
These caves lie 45 kilometers away from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and are a famous tourist destination on the Bhopal- Hoshangabad Highway. It is believed that these were the very caves where the Pandavas sought shelter when they were exiled. Dr. Vishnu Wakankar, a professor at the Vikram University in Ujjain discovered these caves while on an excavation during 1957-58. He strayed far from the site and stumbled upon these caves. One cannot afford to miss this place when one visits Madhya Pradesh.
The next spot pandav caves had it's caves closed by the government and the spot was no more than just a picnic spot unless you visit the top. My cousin and I made a visit to the top while the elders stayed back. Hills at the back, a beautiful garden in the middle what else would you ever need for a wondrous view absolutely enthralling.
The Sanchi Stupa is the oldest rock structure in India, which dates back to 3rd century BCE. Commissioned by emperor Ashoka, this architectural brilliance is built over the relics of Buddha himself. Across centuries, more kingdoms and Buddhist rulers were built around the original Sanchi Stupa adding ornamental gateways and monasteries. The complex now is beautiful and spiritual for anyone looking for a peaceful retreat, whereas for Buddhists it is a major pilgrimage.
This breathtakingly beautiful temple is off the Bamitha Road near the Airport. The backdrop of the Lavanya Hills and the amazing view of the sunset makes this one of the most beautiful temples here. More like the eastern temples, this temple is dedicated to the combined gods Hari- Hara. The architecture and design of this temple is unique with a shallow porch and pointed roof. The extraordinary carvings and architecture of this temple makes it stand out absolutely. Also, this is a lone temple standing on a raised platform and is a symbol of peace and serenity. There is a small lawn or ground area which might have been a garden at some point of time.This place is utilized by tourists as a place to relax and spend lazy afternoons.
Jai Vilas Palace Museum
We were running on tight schedule in morning. This place was the only one left from Gwalior. We reached well before time that is 0930 and took the tickets which were crazy expensive. ₹120 per head, and ₹100 extra for mobile phone. The structure is worth watching and can visit here once.
The Dhuandhar Falls are a sight to behold as you travel through the famous Marble Rocks and end up at a 30 meters high waterfall. The name 'dhuandhar' comes from the smoky effect water creates on falling from that height. The Dhuandhar Falls are best visited during Sharad Purnima, when the white marble shine spectacularly in the moonlight, giving it a silver appearance.
Boating facilities is the main attraction of this place. one can hire boat service at nominal charges and have a quality time spent in the serene water of the dam.The reservoir is home to many crocodiles and many different fishes can also be seen during boating. Families can spend their weekends in best possible way and children also love boating and hanging around the lake. It's an idea place for picnic.Winter is the best time to visit this place. One can get a cab from Gwalior for group and private vehicles can also be used to reach this place.So plan your trip to this place with your family, friends and find yourself close to nature.Nearest City: Gwalior 25 kmHow to reach: In private vehicle or Hire cab from Gwalior.Attraction: Bird CenturyAmenities: RestaurantActivities: Boat riding, Bird watching, Photography, PicnicApprox. cost 450/- per paxBest time to go: Winter / Post Monsoon
One cannot come back from a trip, any trip without some souvenir. When you are in Rajasthan, these souvenirs would be beautiful handicraft items or those colorful puppets or those beautifully made embroidered torans and pillow covers. I made Hathi Pol my last stop to do some Diwali Shopping. A plethora of colors and some added bling with amazing works of art, trust me, you need more than a day and a full pocket to go shopping in Udaipur. From those beautifully decorated Bamboo Cotton Dresses in Pichola Art to the colorful puppets to beautiful silver jewelry, Hathi Pol is one awesome shopping hub in Udaipur. But, be sure to keep your bargain game strong and make some savings. Udaipur is known for its silver too, a fact I got to know from the locals. So with silver jhumkas, some pretty dress materials and Udaipur’s famous gulkand barfi and cham cham (sweets) in hand, I made my way to the bus station.
My Trip to - A PLACE OF PEACE | PACHMARHI |was a great experience for me,as it was a unplanned trip for me.I was excited to Discover one of the best places of MADHYA PRADESH. After reaching the Place in almost double the time it takes to reach their, we were extremely tired. After resting a bit in our hotel, we were ready to explore the ' JATASHANKAR CAVE '.Cave is located in deep ravine, with enormous boulders perched above. Cave serves as a shrine to the God Shiva and is popular destination for pilgrims. Jata means hair and Shankar is another name of Lord Shiva. We explored the place for more than 3 hours and it became a great experience.
Bhedaghat Water Fall
A town on the bank of Holy river Narmada, famous for its Dhuandhar Fall and Marble Rocks, its almost 30 meter in height. Echo of the water falling on Marble will make u forget all your tension,a perfect spot 20 km away from the main town of Jabalpur to spend your evenings.
Kandariya Mahadev Temple
The largest and the grandest of all temples in this complex, this temple was dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. The design and architecture is similar to that of the Lakshmana Temple but there is also a lot of difference. This is adjacent to the Devi Jagadambi temple which is much smaller than this. As you stand in front of this temple you are bound to think about the people with such expert hands in art and carving. It is said that no other man had the guts or talent to build something so grand and thus, the Kandariya Mahadev Temple became the largest of all time here. The form of Shiva worshipped here was the Lord Virbhadra and the temple theme is the destruction of evil forces. The main carvings on the temple walls are of snakes, serpents and serpent kings and queens. Like most of the other temples in this temple complex, you will also find smaller idols of other Hindu gods and goddesses here.
The Chhatris or the cenotaphs situated in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh are one more of the numerous authentic vacation spots in Orchha. These Chhatris are dedications made to the leaders or kings of the Bundels and are set down in a row of 14 along the delightful banks of the Betwa River. It mirrors a superb sight however to some it looks uncanny. The Chhatris of Orchha are the most despairing remnants of the city in Madhya Pradesh. Each of the 14 chhatris on the waterway banks, are implicit memory of the leaders of Orchha, the previous leaders of Bundelkhand dynasty. These chhatris or cenotaphs display a beautiful sight on the banks of the stream betwa. The landmarks still talk about the old rulers, their triumphs and their stories. These fourteen chhatris are best seen from the thin street span, or from the rocks from where you get a flawless impression of the chattris of Orchha on the still waters of the stream.
When in the state of Madhya Pradesh, one should not miss the famous Pandav Caves that are located atop a small hill. Legend has it that the Pandavas from the Mahabharata lived in these caves when they were exiled from Indraprastha. There are 6 caves in total, five named after the Pandava brothers Nakul, Sahdev, Bheem, Arjun and Yudhisthir and the other is called Draupadi. These caves are over 1000 years old and are now protected by the government. The Draupadi cave is by far the cleanest and most airy while the one named after Bheem is the darkest. During the 1st century AD, Buddhist Monks sought shelter here as well.
Friends, this independant weekend we enjoyed in mandu. Its road trip, 400 km from ahmedabad. Most of road passes from jungle & tribal belt. We enjoyed lush green country side,water fall (hathni mata water fall) , amazing banyan tree(road passes from tree) on the way. We met "kavad" on the way. These yougster bring water from narmada river during holy shravan month & do "jalabhishek" on shivling of their villages. My selfie with these colourfull "bajarangi bhaijan" was amazing moment. Mandu is amazing place perticular in monsoon. Its full of fog & gives picturous images....that's why people call "magical mandu". Lots of palaces & monuments in mandu. I met one local lady in front of one palace, selling "limbu pani". She told me;'saab, itne bade bade mahal banane wale ke mahal me abhi koi diya jalane wala nahi hai, to fir hame kyo fikra karni chahie......"...it's very much true...isn't it?Road passing from banyan tree on the way chilled water stream, enjoyed desi makaiIt's unique custom in this region--people will bring narmada water from maheshwar in "kavad" during shravan month(by walking). They do "jalabhishek" of shivling in local villadge.selfie with "BAJRANGI BHAIJAN"-LIFE IS COLOURFULLTree of afghanistan imli....large trunklady with afghanistan imli-this imli reduces thurst. Its available in afghanistan, rusia & in mandu. Afghan soldiers brought it years back Few monuments of "mandu"Local fishing boys- i like fearless smileLocal malvani food"dal bafane"....prepared from desi gheeschool van green country side
Inside beautiful wall paintings can still be noted. The palace is quite elaborate and the stairs are really steep and high.Beware of the enormous number of monkeys in the Laxmi Mandir which right in front of the Palace.One can stay a day at the Orrcha Palace which has been developed by the tourist department.
We had planed to have a visit to Omkareshwar by going through patal pani and choral dam tourist spot near indore we decided to do our journey on separate bikeWe planed to start early in the morning by 7 to 8 am but we got late and decided to explore breakfast specially Indori Poha so we simply googled popular nashta spot and reached their in anand bazare the Poha was really good coupled with jalebi.Now we started our riding journey at about 10 am. Our first target was to reach patal pani in Mhow  district the road was in good condition and the view to patal pani is superb. All green fields and small ranges. we take some photos  with our bikes .we reached patal pani at about 11 am ,stayed over their watching the waterfall which got it name as it is considered the water goes directly to patal(undergroung).now we start our journey to  choral dam on all our way we were getting a good attantion as a bikerChoral dam has a resort build by MP tourism it is well maintained had boating facility with children adventure and mesmorising viewNow it was near about 1 pm we decided to have a lunch in choral resort,it host a in-house Malwa restaurant and bar with mp tourism hospitality .the food was good and price was also not much hiked.At 2 pm we leave to Mhow to continue our journey to Omkareshwar,now we were lost in Mhow as our gps was turned off so as to save some battery for return journey .as we all know the importance of battery juice 😁😁 during travel and somehow asking local reached correct road but now the road was in its deteriorating and repair condition which make us loose time finally after a strech of 15 km we get a good road we continued our journey .now comes the best part the view from road to omkarehware was mesmorising full of greenery and zig Zag roads .we both were riding the bike near to each other so that we can stick to each other and donot get lost which may result into further delay. At about 5:30 pm we finally reached Omkareshwar visited the temple and now comes the sunsetOn the banks of river Narmada the sunset was looking beautiful,we were late as we have to return back but we also donot want to miss the sunset so we finally enjoyed the sunset on bank of river narmada by 7 pm we started our return journey now we were more cautious to drive in a passive way close to each other as the traffic was. High and road was also risky,we reached Indore by 10 pm have dinner and slept with dreams for next day journey to ujjain
Atop the Bandhavgarh hill lie the famous Bandhavgarh fort that is a site of great architectural significance. The place is about a thousand years old and the walls tell many a story about Kings and Queens of the bygone era. Only a certain amount of vehicles are allowed to make a trip to the fort on a daily basis. Thus one would have to contact their hotel as they usually do arrange tours to this place. The drive to the fort is filled with beautiful sights and sculptures like the Shesh Shaiya which happens to be a statute that is 35 feet tall. It depicts the Lord reclining on the sheesh nag and was supposedly built either in the 10th or 11th century BCE. The place was declared a National Park in the year 1968.
The banks of Upper Lake are home to an entertainment complex called Sair Sapata. This place has a musical fountain, a toy train that one can ride on, a childrens play pen area that is huge and a suspension bridge that connects Prempura and Sewania. This suspension bridge is the star attraction here. If you wish to boat, Sair Sapata has this facility on offer as well. You will be happy to have come and spent a day filled with fun activity. There are a number of stalls tat rustle up delicious food here.
The Highest Peak of Madhya Pradesh has to offer these Mesmerizing views.Mount Dhupgarh or Dhoopgarh is the highest point in the Satpura Range and in Madhya Pradesh, India. Located in Pachmarhi, it has an elevation of 1,350 metres. Enjoying sunset from this place was the best thing to Do in Pachmarhi Travel.A wanderer would love to be here ! ❤
Even though the place was burnt down thrice, Rajwada stands to testify about a city that was super rich during its times. This structure is so grand in its construction and is highlights the influence made by the Holkar Dynasty. The place is filled with gardens and flowing fountains and even an artificial waterfall that lures both local and as well as foreign tourists. This palace is around 200 years old and is a sight that one is sure to remember for a long time.
This place is a gem. It makes you wonder it does, that how old must it be for a fort to now be slap bang in the middle of a jungle. I mention Kipling in the beginning, and again this place reminds me of how animals in a forest burn down a village to let the forest ‘reclaim it’. This feels eerily similar especially when you see the Vultures and Kites circling the parapet, and their just discernible eyries on the walls that are next to the cliffs, an odd creeper spilling out of a window. But as creepy as this imagery may be, the fort which is still in possession of the Kingdom of Rewa is well maintained, and you need permission to go upto it, easily gotten.
The locals call this place as Bara Talab and it happens to be the oldest manmade lake in all of India. Also referred to as Bhojtal as it was King Bhoj who had it built in the 11th century so that he could take a dip in its waters are be cured of a skin disease. Close to it is Kamala Park, the royal garden, a place that tourists flock to and one that cannot be missed out when one is on vacation in Madhya Pradesh. The place is kept clean and the air is fresh making this place a hit with the locals and as well as foreign tourists.