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Gems of Madhya Pradesh: 5 Best Cities to Visit

Gems of Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh, central India’s biggest and most attractive state, holds enchanting spots and destinations from periods all through the Indian history. The Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho are detectable for their carvings of erotic scenes, with the all the more erratic Kandariya Mahadeva, a preserved sanctuary with more than 800 figures. Go for a walk through this radiant state for a totally cultural visit through India’s past.

The second biggest state in the nation, Madhya Pradesh is known as the “Heart of India”. The state has an assortment of lauded safe houses and points of interest that hold significance in the considerable Indian history. While on a visit to Madhya Pradesh, visit these urban areas within the state for a totally mind-boggling experience.


Jabalpur Museum, Madhya Pradesh
Rani Durgavati Museum, Jabalpur

If you are an excited nature lover, you ought to be in Jabalpur on your visit to Madhya Pradesh. Considered to be the most frequented destination by explorers in Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur has an abundance of charms to offer. Its rich natural beauty and important points of interest will make your stay pleasant. The essential spots and sites to visit in Jabalpur are the Dhuandhar Waterfalls, Balancing Rocks, Bargi Dam, Dumna Nature Reserve, Rani Durgavati Museum, and so on. From here, take a Jabalpur to Bhopal train, and set out for your next stop– Bhopal!


A city acclaimed for its lakes, sanctuaries, and splendid city life, Bhopal has the spotlight on it since years. The various Bhopal Tour Packages by the state government are a perfect pick to visit through this city acceptably, which give out its best angles. Bhopal happens to be one of the greenest urban areas in India, furthermore is a noteworthy modern hub in the nation.


rajwada indore | by sheetalsaini rajwada indore , flickr.com, Madhya Pradesh
Rajwada, Indore by Sheetal Saini

Indore, the industrial hub of Madhya Pradesh, was the home of the Holkar Dynasty that deserted some of its striking masterpieces here, which today mirror their splendour in full glory. Indore, today, is a huge business powerhouse of Madhya Pradesh. The city, apart from its industry, is also known for its cafe culture, which turned out to be a hit by virtue of Indore’s developing affection for coffee. Hence, plan an outing to this city and be prepared to get the shock that you’d get to see the city’s wealth of exceptional bits of information, legacy, and splendid points of view.


Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain

Known to be one of Hindus’ seven blessed areas, Ujjain is famous for its striking sanctuaries and religious spots. Devotees from across the nation pour in here to visit the city’s temples that form a significant position in the nation’s standard setup. The most sought after religious spots here are-Mahakaleshwar Temple, Chintaman Ganesh Temple, Gopal Mandir, Harsiddhi Mandir, and so on.


One must never let go off an opportunity to visit the divine and architecturally sound city of Khajuraho, especially to traipse around its boundary, admiring the erotic figures carved throughout it. A flawless design of Indo-Aryan style of art and architecture, these sculpted carvings of Khajuraho stand the test of time. Each and every piece of this spot deserves a keen observation. The more you watch, the more you love them.

So if you reach out for the IRCTC train reservation, you will be offered tons of exciting packages by the Indian Railway. Decide, and do not delay your trip to the state. It’s incredible!


Ujjain, Kumbh Mahaparv
Vermillion and yellow flags
Vermillion and yellow flags

Once in 12 years, Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh , India explodes in the colour  SAFFRON as it is home to the “SIMHASTHA KUMBH”.

The  Gulmohar  Trees ( Hindi), Flamboyant ( English) , Delonix regia ( Scientific name) join the celebration of Faith in the Month of May and explode in the colour of the season, Saffron.

Seen through flowers
Seen through flowers

The Kshipra River In Ujjain seen through the  Flamboyant  Saffron  flowers of the  Gulmohar Tree.

The Trident or “Trishul” is the Symbol of the Ruling Deity of Ujjain , “Mahakaal” or Lord Shiva .

The Trishul rises over the flamboyantly flowering  Gulmohar Trees  and the  Saffron Bridge  across the Kshipra River  during the Maha Kumbh Festival.

Saffron bridge across the Shipra river
Saffron bridge across the Shipra river

The Ghats of the River Kshipra turn  Saffron  too as the River is worshiped in celebration of the Life-giving Powers of Water.

Millions will bathe in the River during the Month long festival Simhastha Mahakumbh held once in 12 years during a time determined by the Planets and Stars. The Sun enters Aries and Jupiter the constellation of Leo symbolizing the timing of this explosion of Faith and the  colour  saffron.

Saffron along the ghats
Saffron along the ghats

The Dumroo or Drum , held by the Saffron Sadhu ,is another symbol of Lord Shiva.

The reverberating and enchanting sound of the “Dumroo” symbolizes the healing Power of Sound.

Sadhus in their own world
Sadhus in their own world

Be Enchanted by the saffron colours in Ujjain as I take you through the Heart of India during a Festival of Faith.

A recent update of this site

Six die as storm hits Kumbh Mela. Lightning and thunderstorms hit the site of the ongoing Simhastha-Kumbh Mela in Ujjain. Four devotees and one sadhu died when a pandal collapsed due to strong winds. A woman pilgrim died after being struck by a bolt of lightning. Squall, coupled with rain, suddenly hit the area, uprooting several camps of sadhus.

Source: Mukul from Enchanted Forests and news sources.

3 places to visit this Holi


Holi, or ‘Basanth Utsav’, a festival of  colors in India,  is celebrated every year  at the end of winter on the full moon day (Poornima) of the lunar month (Phalguna). It usually appears in the months of February or March. Everyone comes together to drown all differences in the mist of colors. As per the legend, it celebrates the saving of Prahlad and burning of his wicked aunt Holika.

On this day, kids and adults splash coloured powder called ‘gulal’. They sing and dance fervently. Balloons filled with coloured water are thrown at each other and is considered part and parcel of festivity.

Across India, this festival is celebrated in different ways.

Punjab – The Holi Festival is celebrated as Hola Mohalla, on the day after Holi. Nihang Sikhs, a martial sect among Sikhs, display their martial arts’ skills in an exhibition of their prowess in various skills like horse riding, sword fighting, tent pegging, archery etc. Mock battles are held to display their fighting skills.

-The Holy Duels of Hola Mohalla

Madhya Pradesh– the Holi Festival coincides with the unique tradition, the only one to be held, in the districts of Nimar and Jhabua, in the country. This is the traditional Bhagoria Haat Festival. ‘Haat’ means market and Bhagoria means to run away. This is a traditional festival in the Bhil tribes of these districts.

It is basically a marriage market where young boys and girls flock, select their partners and run away together only to come home some days later. They are then proclaimed husband and wife by the community elders. It is a very lively and colourful festival and is worth a visit.

Bhagoria – Festival of love

Barsana, UP If you are in UP, India, then participate in the traditional Indian festival of Holi and the unique way it is practiced at Barsana, the birthplace of Radha, Lord Krishna’s favourite gopi – Lathmar Holi. Women beat up men with sticks in Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India.

So, if you are in India do visit these 3 places during Holi.

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