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.
The town of Sanchi is always seen with Buddhist Stupas – hemispherical structures commonly containing relics of the Buddha or his devotees. The Stupas of Sanchi were built on the requests of Emperor Ashoka to save and spread the Buddhist rationality. This place has always been a surprise for the tourist and also delight for the visitors. Sanchi has been ensuring these delightful and consecrated structural miracles, simply the way these marvels have been shielding old history and specialty of the Mauryan period.The various stupas, sanctuaries, cloisters and an Ashokan column have been the concentration of intrigue and wonder for worldwide gatherings of people too. Indeed, UNESCO has given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’ to the Mahastupa. A visit to Sanchi will bring alive the wonderment you felt as a kid as you tuned in to the stories of Ashoka.
Khajuraho is known the world over for its dazzling sanctuaries decorated by sexual and sensuous carvings. A residential community situated in the Bundelkhand district in Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is a splendid case of Indian engineering and its way of life back in the medieval period. The design of these Hindu and Jain sanctuaries delineate the pure type of adoration, the carvings on the dividers show energy in the most sensual yet stylish ways. Worked between 950 to 1050 AD the sheer angry nature of these carvings demonstrate a stark mystery with the regular Indian goals about sensuality, leaving everyone hypnotized. Craftsmanship in this residential community is engrained in the greater part of its structures and are an exemplary case of the artfulness of India's social and creative legacy.
A noteworthy city established by ruler Surajesan, Gwalior is aplenty with lovely landmarks, castles and sanctuaries, giving this city a lofty appeal which says a lot of its transcendent past. The city’s legacy has remained caught in the forcing engineering of mosques, shake sanctuaries and statues. Encompassed by wonderful slopes and greenery. The Gwalior post, which gives an all encompassing perspective of the whole city, the Jai Vilas royal residence and the Sun Temple are few of the visitor spots in Gwalior that can’t be missed. The colossal Indian artist Tansen was conceived in Gwalior and the tomb of Tansen is additionally an essential place here. During November/December, a 4-day Tansen Music celebration is praised in the city and it sees different traditional artists from everywhere throughout the nation performing on the phase close to the tomb itself.
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 mesmerizingly beautiful place being famous for a crater that was formed over 50,000 years ago due to the collision of a meteorite on the surface of the region is also famous for its rich natural heritage. This 6,000 feet wide and 500 feet deep lake is, therefore, an important source of scientific research and educational importance. It is the only salt water lake in the basaltic rock in the world. The area is also surrounded by a lot of flora and fauna which makes the place even more beautiful. There is also a famous Gomukh temple located at the boundary of the lake where snakes and other animals like fox, mongoose, deers can be spotted. Daitya Sudan temple is famous for its architectural style as it reminds of the world famous Khajuraho temples.
Known for its stupendous royal residences, unpredictably cut sanctuaries and striking strongholds, arranged on banks of stream Betwa Orchha is a city with a considerable measure of authentic essentialness and a picture takers’ heaven. The medieval design of the royal residences and sanctuaries recount the tale of this present city’s rich social legacy. The sheer wonderfulness and magnificence of the havelis and monuments are completely amazing. Orchha is widely acclaimed for it’s great wall painting depictions and frescos. The incredibly famous monuments, Chaturbhuj Temple was worked by Queen of Orchha, Ganeshi Bai. Another renowned temple Raj Mandir was worked by Madhukar Shah. Dauji ki Haveli, Chhatris and Lakshmi sanctuary are couple of different spots that can’t be missed by any traveler going here.
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 with ancient tradition and exploits of bravery. Ramtek is an important and popular tourist center with Ram temple and Kalidas memorial as attractions and tiger sanctuary nearby, places of worship and pilgrimage, flora and fauna and forests, water-sports, environmental research and recreation enhance its importance as a tourist spot. The Ramtek temple is located on the hill-top of the Satpudas. Deolapar is a place near Ramtek, famous for its Cow Research Institute. In addition to this, the natural charm of Khindsi lake is the highlight of Ramtek Toursim. Tourists can enjoy boat-rides in various types of boats here. The specially created tourist spots includes pleasant gardens, games and sports for kids, and restaurants which serve special Nagpuri cuisine.
The appeal of this city lies in its rich social legacy which has been safeguarded over hundreds of years and makes the indications of urbanization and trade, here more vivid and otherworldly. Indore has been one of the fore-runners in the improvement of the nation in the time of modernization. With a populace of more than one million, Indore is the business capital of India. Indore has throughout the years built up itself as the center point of exchanging and modern practices in the state. Yet, the appeal of this city lies in its rich social legacy which has been protected over hundreds of years. Indore is the quintessential case of a taking off city with endless open doors which has not put some distance between its history and legacy.
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 located at the banks of Kshipra river, in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the most spectacular cities having one of the Lord Shiva jyotirlinga, ‘Mahakaal’. According to religious beliefs, this city is from pre-mahabharata era and lot of mythological legends are associated with it and at that time, Ujjain was called ‘Ujjayini’, the capital of Avanti Kingdom. Ujjain is a part of Sapta puris- the seven sacred holy pilgrimage centres in India believed to grant ‘Moksha’. It hosts one of the most religious fairs- The Kumbh Mela- which is only held in four cities of India and is known as “The city of Temples”. There are thousands of temples in Ujjain but there are specifically 84 historic Lord Shiva Temples, which are visited by many Hindu pilgrims.
#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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