10 Hidden Gems In Madhya Pradesh You Must Visit

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Explore the hidden gems of Madhya Pradesh such as Orchha's medieval charm and Maheshwar's riverside temples. Discover Mandu's Afghan architecture, Chanderi's textile heritage, and Bhimbetka's ancient rock art. The land stores a plethora of hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

A viiew of Royal cenotaphs of Orchha over Betwa river | Shutterstock


Orchha is known for its medieval palaces and temples, including the Jahangir Mahal and the unique Ram Raja Temple. The Betwa River and the cenotaphs along its banks provide scenic beauty.

Beautiful view of Jahangir Mahal, Orchha Palace, Orchha | Shutterstock


Pachmarhi is known as the "Queen of Satpura" and offers lush greenery, waterfalls like Bee Falls, ancient caves such as Jata Shankar, colonial-era bungalows, and the sunset point at Dhupgarh, making it a perfect retreat.

Waterfall in Pachmarhi | Shutterstock


Maheshwar, situated on the Narmada River, is known for its rich history and culture, which is showcased by the Maheshwar Fort and temples. The town is also renowned for its exquisite Maheshwari sarees, reflecting the region's rich textile tradition.

Beautiful carvings and sculptures on the wall of Maheshwar temple | Shutterstock


Mandu is an ancient city with treasures of Afghan architecture, including the Jahaz Mahal and Hindola Mahal. The love story of Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati adds romance to this historical site.

Rupmati Pavilion in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh | Shutterstock


Chanderi, renowned for its handwoven Chanderi sarees, has a rich history. The Chanderi Fort provides panoramic views, whereas the Kati Ghati, a rock-cut gate, demonstrates remarkable engineering. The town's ancient Jain temples and mosques reflect its diverse cultural heritage.

Koshak Mahal medieval palace, Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh | Shutterstock


Khajuraho is famous for its UNESCO-listed temples adorned with intricate erotic sculptures built by the Chandela dynasty, showcasing exceptional architectural brilliance. The Western Group of Temples, including the Kandariya Mahadev, is notable for its detailed carvings and historical significance.

Indian women in colourful saree at Khajuraho Temple, UNESCO World Heritage Site | Shutterstock


Ujjain, one of Hinduism's seven sacred cities, is known for the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple and hosts the Kumbh Mela. Maharaja Jai Singh built the city's Jantar Mantar observatory, and the ghats along the Shipra River add to its spiritual and historical significance.

Exterior view of Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh | Shutterstock


Gwalior is known for its majestic fort, which houses the Man Singh Palace, Saas Bahu Temple, and Teli Ka Mandir. The Jai Vilas Palace, showcasing European architecture, and the tomb of Tansen, a celebrated musician, add to the city's historical and cultural richness.

A view of the striking Gwalior Fort | Shutterstock


Panna is known for its national park, tiger reserve, and blend of wildlife and heritage, including the Panna National Park, which is a haven for tigers and other wildlife, as well as attractions like the Pandav Falls and ancient temples.

View of Rang Mahal, Ajaygarh Fort, Panna | Shutterstock


Bhimbetka is famous for its rock shelters and cave paintings dating back to the Paleolithic era. This UNESCO World Heritage Site provides a peek into early human life, with over 500 caves decorated with prehistoric art. The surrounding forested landscape adds to its mystique.

The rock paintings of Bhimbetka | Shutterstock

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