About Madhya Pradesh
7. Gond TribeThe Gonds are among the largest tribal groups in India. They mainly live in Madhya Pradesh, important clusters live also in the adjoining districts to the north, west, and south of Gondavana. They speak Gondi language. Tattooing is the major charm of the Gonds. Agriculture is their main occupation and herding cattle is a part of their livelihood.They traditionally served the larger tribal community as musicians, bardic priests, and keepers of genealogies and sacred teachings. Keslapur Jathra is the important festival of the Gonds. During night, they enjoy liquor and dance along with the tribal music. Gusadi dance is the most famous dance performed by the Gonds.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Madhya Pradesh is from March to June
How To Reach
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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.
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.
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.
The archeological museum was established by Sir John Marshell after the site was discovered in 1818 by General Taylor. The museum also houses Sir John Marshall’s hut. Sir Marshal was instrumental in restoration of the structures excavated at Sanchi. Constructed in colonial style, the hut stands as a pure historical delight amidst lush green garden and a beautiful view
Jai Vilas Palace Museum
The grand Jai Vilas Mahal was established by the then Maharaja of Gwalior, Jayajirao Scindia. The palace has been home to the royal Maratha Scindia family since 1874 and continues to house the descendants of the great founder. It was known that Maharaja Jayajirao was a connoisseur of fine design and furniture, hence the interiors of the palace have been decorated with accessories from all over the world, such as England, Egypt, Japan, China and Italy.
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.
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
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.
Kandariya Mahadev Temple Khajuraho
Dedicated to Lord Shiva this temple enshrines the ‘linga’. This 31m high temple is the largest and most typical in the series of temples with exquisite carvings that have some intricate craftsmanship. Each stone that is carved sees the finesse of these craftsmen and their eye for detail. Sculptures depicting divine deities, celestial maidens, eternal lovers, gods and goddesses adorn the walls of the temples.
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.
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.
It's an absolute delight to cycle through the 46 sq.km vast wildlife sanctuary at Orchha. For nature lovers, bird watchers and photography enthusiasts, this untouched corner at the heart of India should be high up on your bucket list. Manoeuvring our rented bikes through the narrow one way bridges connecting the sanctuary to the town was one of the most thrilling highlights of this trip.
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.
The light and sound show at the Orchha Fort at night became our introduction to the unique history of this weird little town. This show is an important recommendation. It takes you on a journey through history through anecdotes about the lives of the Bundela kings and how the architectural marvel in this small town were raised one after another. Timings: English, 6:30 PM, Hindi, 7:30.
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.
The Lakshmana Temple is one of the three biggest temples of the whole temple complex of Khajuraho and belongs to the western group of temples. This temple stands like a mountain among all other over here and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is mainly known for its grandeur and the variety of carvings on it. If you take a clockwise round around the temple, the carvings will seem to be opening like a scroll of awesome stories. The temple dates back to the reign of the Chandela King Varahavarmana and it faces the Varaha and the Devi Temples. The scenes from court life, romance between men and women, motifs of plants and animals and carvings of erotic rituals are common when you see the temple walls closely. There is a flight of stairs which you will have tp climb up to reach the main mandap of the temple.
B e e Fall Road
So how could this place be described, it was an awesome time their,getting your back hit with those stones like huge water Droplets coming with a very fast speed from the top !The struggle to reach there -1. We didn't Get a jeep which was essential to reach as we couldn't walk in KMs and then think of enjoying. But we finally got it after walking a bit. 2. The jeep takes you to the Mini fall and to reach bee fall,you have to get down passing through many unusual steps ! The main task is to get back from there. ( More than 200 steps ) But it was worth !THE JOURNEY WAS A MAGNIFICENT EXPERIENCE !
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.
Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha
Our Sunday morning at Orchha began with a hunt for bicycles. We finally rented four bicycles from the office at the starting point Orchha Wildlife Santuary. Other option to rent bicycles could be Orchha Tourist Point (OTP), a recognizable store at the Orchha main road.
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
Pench Tiger Reserve
Village Machaan Resort Pench SeoniWhy stay at Village Machaan Resort: Situated on the edge of the buffer and core zone of Pench National Park, the resort provides cottages with a personal "machan" or a rooftop sit-out to present a view of the wild to every visitor. The property is spread across 15 acres of wilderness close to the Pench National Park. To make your stay an enriching experience, the resort provides wildlife experts to accompany you on outdoor tours, tiger safari and bird watching.Perfect for: The resort is perfect for bird watchers and photographers who wish to be in the middle of the wilderness to experience it all. Village Machaan Resort also has expertise in organising tours for business travellers.
After 10 min ride, we reach Amarkantak, a religious town under Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh known for origin of two famous rivers of India i.e. Narmada River and Son River. It is also a point where two famous mountain ranges of central India meet i.e. Satpura Range and Vindhyas Range.
Next we move to other attraction of Amarkantak which is 15 Kms from the town named Doodh Dhara and Kapil Dhara. There are two waterfalls on the river Narmada on the different heights.Doodh Dhara is on the normal walkable distance from theparking.River Narmada falls from very good height and it colour like milk. For KapilDhara Waterfall, we have to go around 1 km in the deep forest. Kapil Dhara is a small waterfall near a cave temple of Kapilmuni (Sage Kapil). People love to bath here but it was risky and slippery. It was great adventurous in the forest of enjoying waterfall with trekking.
Kanha Tiger Reserve
SALBAN - The Kanha homestayWhy stay at Salban: If you're planning your next vacation to take you one step closer to the wild, Salban is an ideal spot for you. This eco-friendly bungalow is located near the core zone of Kanha National Park and the surrounding Sal forest makes a perfect setting to keep you in quiet seclusion. The hosts at the homestay also arrange for meals and safaris to the forest.Perfect for: The homestay is ideal for couples, solo adventurers and also families. Dog owners are also allowed to bring their buddies along.
1. Sagar Gaire: The famous food chain is hub to delicious club sandwiches and cheap coffee. It is surely different from other famous food chains.2. Winds n Waves: A beautiful open restaurant just facing the Upper Lake is the place for kebabs. Dine there in the evening and have delicious kebabs and snacks.3. Jahanuma: This heritage hotel is the shining stars of Bhopal. Its buffet is one of the best I've had.
4. Hakeem: What Karim's is to Delhi, Hakeem is to Bhopal. The place is famous for mutton recipes and its authenticity of taste. 5. The Urban Socialite (THUS Cafe): The cafe is a part of famous Lake View Hotel - Ashoka. The huge glass windows let you see the vast lake and the contemporary food is worth all your time. More than "things to do", Bhopal is a city of peace. One would love to take walks on the lake side or beautiful roads which go through dense patches of trees at the both ends. Monsoon is a blessing to the city and is the best time to visit the city.
Now on 12 sep16 our plan was to visit Ujjain and after returning from their the sarafa StreetBefore starting our journey we decided to fill up our stomach,so searched for famUs panatha of Indore reached the spot with help of Google maps but it was complete fiasco ,as at that location the food point was not present,so we learnd a lesson that Google maps is not always correct😀😀😂😂.somehow eating here and there and getting a backup we started our journey reached Ujjain by 1 pm the road is in very good condition ,thanks to Kumbh because of which it is maintained well,now comes the long queue for Mahakal darson it was Monday because of which the line was long we spend 3 hours in line finally after which we got a chance of Mahakal darshan,for shorter time in line you can opt for paid version of queue for faster darshan,now it's time for food .there are many more temples in Ujjain to explore but as we were running of time ,we decided to enjoy the sunset on Shipra river on ram ghat after which we continued our return journey.a s karunesh had to do his return journey to Mumbai next day so we decided to do some servicing of his bike and after that we continued to night food market of Indore called sharafa bazare the strange thing is that in daytime the market which is of jwellors in night simply transform into food Street with jwellors board on top of shops and stalls are put in front of shop with local flavour and cousins.it is a bit crowdy Street with narrow lane with all kind of Street delicious and tastefully food. finally we start returning home after some km cought by police as they are always suspicious on seeing diff state registard bike no somehow we come out of that and it was also memorable for ending our journey.The next day was left for travelling and rest so that the coming working day we can join our office's with a smiling face and tones of memories.And in this way the trip of exploring Indore and nearby comes to its end😀😀.
Far in the horizon, we could see the Laxminarayan Temple. What makes it stand out is the unparalleled architecture that resembles none of the other temples we'd ever seen before. The structure resembles a fort and the dome is inspired by the Mughal Architecture of the 18th century.
Bagh CAVES:Bagh caves are situated in Madhya Pradesh in the Dhar district. These caves are not natural but are manmade. The 9 caves have various sculptures of Lord Buddha, they were sculpted as an ode to him. It is fascinating for tourists as they can see murals from 5th Century. The name of the cave literally means tiger cave. It is believed that villagers and people from several tribes were scared to go to these tribes since they believed tigers resided in these caves.
The efforts to build this monumental marvel began during the rule of Sultan Shah Jehan Begam, who reigned over Bhopal from 1868 to 1901. The work was completed by the year 1971 after havng been taken over by Allama Mohammad Imran Khan Nadwi Azhari of Bhopal. The name, when translated goes on to mean, The Crown of Mosques and true to this, it is indeed a spectacle to behold. The place is excessively ornate with its pink façade and a duo of 18 storied minarets that adorn it. Atop these minarets are domes that overlook the main hallway which is filled with pillars and floors made of marble.
Tropic of Cancer
One of the 5 most important latitudinal measurements of the earth, the Tropic of Cancer is an imaginary line which is 23and a Half degree north. It is the line below the North Pole and above the Equator. The other line on the southern side is the Tropic of Capricorn which lies below the Equator and above the South Pole. Once a year the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn each has the sun just above its head due to the tilt of Earth. In case of the Tropic of Cancer, this mostly happens during November when the hemisphere is tilted on the sun. The term 'cancer' is used here as the earth tilts in such a way that it enters the astrological symbol of cancer. Though the position of this line changes with a negligible measure every year, in India the Tropic of Cancer passes along Madhya Pradesh and also parts of other places.