Weekend getaways from Bhopal
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It is place of great historical importance and considered to be the heart city of India. Bhopal is blessed with beautiful lakes in the city thats showcases the magical views of sunset and sunrise that is very rare in such busy cities. A near by site, Bhimbetka Caves have evidence of dwellings of prehistoric man during the Paleolithic era. Rock paintings in the caves are specimens of prehistoric settlements in India. This UNESCO world heritage site has about 600 caves, but only 12 are open for visitors. Bhopali food has a large variety for food and the spicy food here is very much known among the foodie travellers.
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. It is one of the most popular wildlife reserve, know best for tiger photography. Ranthambore Fort lies within the Ranthambore National Park.
Sanchi is famous in the world for stupas, monolithic Asokan pillar, temples, monasteries and sculptural wealth. It was Emperor Asoka who laid the foundations of a religious centre at Sanchi fascinated probably by the location of the hill or because of his Queen Devi, who was the daughter of a merchant of Vidisha.
Located on the banks of a tributary of the Ken River, these medieval monuments have put Khajuraho on the map of World Heritage Sites. Built between the 10th and 12th centuries by the Chandela Rajputs, the temples hidden amidst forests were not fully explored until the 19th century. The Chitragupta temple faced the rising sun and the Lakshmana temple basked in its glory. The Vaikunta image of Vishnu here was portrayed as a composite of three faces – those of a lion, boar and a man.
The city of Scindias, Gwalior is undoubtedly the cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh. Whether you’re travelling solo or with family, the city is ideal for a weekend getaway.
Chittorgarh (the fort, garh, at Chittor) is the largest fort complex in India, and a fascinating place to explore. Its history epitomises Rajput romanticism, chivalry and tragedy, and it holds a special place in the hearts of many Rajputs. The fort is a treasure house of history and historical monuments, the approach to the fort is very difficult. The place is range to monuments from fort to temples. Every monument represents the historical architecture of India.
Lonar is a World famous place for the Salt water lake of size of 1.8 km diameter, created by the impact of meteor some 50000 years ago. Lonar town gets its name from this lake. The Lonar crater is the world's only salt water lake in basaltic rock, believed to have been caused by a meteorite hitting Earth around 52,000 years ago. It is surrounded by forests with a large variety of birds, particularly peacocks, owls, red-wattled lapwings and ducks. The Daitya Sudan temple is carved in a style similar to Khajurao temples. It has an idol that is composed of a stone-like ore with a high metal content.
Orchha is a town in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh state, India. The town was established by Rudra Pratap Singh some time after 1501, as the seat of an eponymous former princely state of central India, in the Bundelkhand region. On a seasonal island on the bank of the Betwa River, which has been surrounded by a battlement wall, stands a huge palace-fort. The fort consists of several connected buildings erected at different times, the most noteworthy of which is the Raja Mahal. Numerous cenotaphs or chhatris dot the vicinity of the fort and the Betwa river. Elsewhere about the town there is an unusual variety of temples and tombs, including the Chaturbhuj temple, which is built on a vast platform of stone. The more unguarded and neglected of these buildings are popular hangouts for tropical bees, wasps, and other such excitable stinging creatures.
This ancient city in the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is a paradise of aesthetic beauty largely due to the winding Narmada River flowing through its locales. Rich in history, varied in geography, and increasingly growing modern, Jabalpur is now also emerging as a popular family destination. Fast emerging as tourist favourite, Jabalpur is home to the meanderings of the Narmada river. Bhedaghat is an major tourist attraction 25 kms from here, famous for the Chausath Yogini Temple and the Dhuandhar Waterfalls.
One of the most wild forest in 17th century, now is a wildlife exploration gateway for the travellers and photographers. The rich wildlife and surroundings of the wildlife sanctuaries in Seoni is definitely the call of the wild. Seoni jungle and its wolves earned the name from the famous fiction 'Jungle Book' with its character name 'Mowgli'. The Waiganga river adds to the beauty of the green surroundings of the Seoni hills. The wildlife in the region is best observed in the sanctuaries such as Pench Tiger Reserve and Kanha National Park. The description of its natural beauty, richness in flora and fauna has been observed in numerous wildlife books.
Ramtek is a fine confluence of devotion, literature and history. Shri Ram, Seeta maai and Laxman who were living in self-imposed exile in the forest, had halted at Ramtek for a while for rest. Ramtek has an air of devotion. In 'Meghadoota', the great Sanskrit poet Kalidasa's play, the protagonist of the play – the Angel or the Yaksha was living a lonely life away from his dear wife here. The Yaksha invited a cloud as his messenger – a 'meghadoot' – to convey his sad state of mind to his estranged wife. That great epic play is said to have taken place in this Marathi region of Varhad. Kalidasa's 'Meghadoota' occupied a prominent place in Sanskrit literature. The Ramgiri hill is of just moderate height (113 m) perhaps in its attempt to compete a little with the ranges of the Satpudas. The temple of Shri Ram, Laxman and Seeta which is located on the hill-top is a pride of perch of the entire Vidarbha.
Indore is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh, and together with its satellite towns of Pithampur and Dewas. Indore is a perfect mélange of the old and the new, where the old heritage structures coexist with the modern multi-storeyed buildings. An explorer with an eye for architectural excellence, Indore is the place to be to admire, enjoy, learn and unwind. The Maratha era Architectural marvels, signature cuisines at Sarafa Bazar and classical music enriches the heritage and culture of Indore.
Adventure junkies don't need to travel too far to jump off a plane now, as India's first skydiving base camp at Dhana, Madhya Pradesh. Dhana is a preferred destination amongst adventure enthusiasts who want to try sky diving in India. It is a small town located at a distance of 12 kms from Sagar in Madhya Pradesh and is renowned for skydiving. So come and visit Dhana this holiday to experience the thrill of skydiving!
Mandu or Mandavgad is a ruined city in Madhya Pradesh, India. Perched along the Vindhya ranges at an altitude of 2,000 feet, Mandu, with its natural defenses, was originally the fort capital of the Parmar rulers of Malwa. A complete nature paradise, surrounded with historical impact. Each of Mandu's structures is an architectural gem some are outstanding like the massive Jami Masjid and Hoshang Shah's tomb, which provided inspiration to the master builders of the Taj Mahal centuries later. The area is littered with UNESCO World Heritage Site declared palaces, tombs, monuments and mosques.
Ujjain is a historical city of India, located on the banks of Shipra river in Madhya Pradesh. It is the only city in the world which houses one of the Lord Shiva jyotirlingas , is among the Sapta Puris (Seven Sacred Hindus Cities which grants Moksha) and is one of four cities where Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years. According to Hindu scriptures, it was originally called Avantika. It is also called city of temples and lot of mythological as well as historical legends are associated with it. There are thousands of Lord Shiva Temples in Ujjain but there are 84 specific ancient temples of Lord Shiva whose yatra is done specifically in Hindu month of Shravan. Tropic of Cancer passes through Ujjain and it is called Greenwich of India.
#15Tadoba National Park -
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is one of the finest & largest National Parks in Maharashtra situated in the core of a reserved forest and spread in the area of 1727 sq. km. It is one of India’s 49 project tiger reserves existing in India. Tadoba National Park is popularly known as ‘The Land of Tigers’ as large number of tigers (approx.43) are found here. It is one of the oldest and largest national park, which has endless treasure trove of large number of species of trees & plants and wildlife like panthers, tigers, hyenas, sloth bears, wild dogs, jackals, barking deer, bison, sambar, herd of deer to name a few. Overshadowed by teak & bamboo, and with a magical landscape of rugged cliffs, marshlands, lakes, etc., it's full of unlike flora and fauna. Tadoba national park is open for visitors from october to june every season. Despite of this, limited safari is possible from october on current booking basis. Tadoba national park remains full day closed for visitors on every Tuesday.
Settled in all its natural charm, is the hill station of Chikhaldara. Owing to such a topography and climate, the place has turned into a store house of pristine waterfalls, lakes and a majestic cover of greenery that is breathtaking in every sense of the word and is most favourite summer retreats. The scent of coffee enchants you as you enter the hill station city of Chikhaldara. Chikhaldara also boasts of beautiful lakes, breathtaking panoramic viewpoints and exotic wildlife. There are numerous places of interest here like Prospect Point, Devi Point, Monkey Point, Long Point, Ravi Point, Virat Point and Hurricane Point not only offer a panoramic view of the valley down below, but are also famous for trekking. Other places of interest are Tribal museum, Semadoh Lake, Gavilgad fort, Narnala fort and Nehru Botanical Museum.
#17Kanha National Park -
Kanha National Park is nestled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh, the heart of India that forms the central Indian highlands. A trip to Kanha Reserve directly takes you to the widespread arena of the lush habitat of wild creatures. The landscapes and the surrounding luxurious meadows along with the wooded strands and the dense maroons of forests offer magnanimous sightseeing experiences for the nature lovers. Making the land more beautiful and adorable, the crystal clear streams amidst the dense jungle cleanses the surroundings and makes the wildlife unrivalled.
Panna is a stop over to the travellers visiting Khajuraho. Panna has a tiger reserve which is called Panna National Park. The park is famous for its big cats like the tigers and the leopards. Beside the wildlife adventure, the national park is blessed with majestic views and landscapes near Ken River.
Bundi include glorious medieval forts, temples, havelis and magnificent palaces. The tourists will love to visit Bundi because of its serene atmosphere and strikingly expressive landscape. Bundi is perfectly located at the foothills of a large hill with a splendid lake in the center of this beautiful city of Rajasthan. Bundi is also famous for its large number of age old step-wells (locally called baoris).
You have got be really unlucky not to see a Tiger in Bandhavgarh. This is one park which is on top of the charts as far as Tiger sightings is concerned. Bandhavgarh National Park is a hot favorite today with Wildlife Photographers. The park has been divided into three major zones named as Tala, Magdi and Bamera out of which the Tala zone attracts major number of tourists by offering the tiger sighting opportunities.
Places to visit near Bhopal
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