10 Monsoon Getaways In Madhya Pradesh

OT Staff


Nestled in the embrace of the Satpura ranges, Pachmarhi is the highest hill station in Madhya Pradesh. The "Queen of Satpura" is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. From the cascading waters of Bee Falls to the spectacular sunset views from Mount Dhupgarh, there is plenty to enjoy in Pachmarhi.

The Bee Waterfall in Pachmarhi | Shutterstock


Nature is at its scintillating best during the monsoon in Mandu. The Kakda Koh Waterfall, the Jahaz Mahal, where the water level reaches the edge of the monument thereby giving it a ship-like appearance, and the Rani Roopmati Pavilion, with its striking views of the Narmada River, are all must-visits during this time.

The Jahaz Mahal of Mandu | Shutterstock


The famous temples of Khajuraho take on a new lustre in the rainy season. In addition to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, check out the Raneh Falls—a hidden gem of Madhya Pradesh—and the Ajaygarh Fort, which is situated on top of the Vindhya Ranges.

The Raneh Falls of Khajuraho | _wowindia/Instagram


On the banks of the Betwa River lies Orchha, a serene destination boasting grand temples, palaces and cenotaphs crafted by the Bundela kings. Orchha's charms bloom during the monsoons when whitewater rafting takes on an added thrill with visitors. The lush greenery frames the monuments with deep colours at this time.

Chhatris or cenotaphs of Orchha | Shutterstock


Once the capital of the Gond kings, Jabalpur is where you can behold the majestic Dhuandhar Falls, renowned for its thunderous flow and roar echoing even before you arrive. Explore the Chausath Yogini Temple and the Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, where the play of light and shadow of the sun and moon leaves unforgettable images.

The Marble Rocks of Bhedaghat | Shutterstock


What’s better than waking up to fog-draped mornings and misty panoramas? Explore Amarkantak’s Shri Yantra Temple, the Mai ki Bagiya area, and the waterfalls of Sonmuda, Kapildhara, and Dudh Dhara during your time here.

The Kapildhara Falls | Shutterstock


During the monsoon, a froth of water cascades down to form the Tamia Waterfall, making it the perfect place for a picnic. The town has stunning views of the horseshoe-shaped Patalkot Valley as well as the thick forests that surround it. These forests are home to plants and rocks that date back to at least 2,500 million years ago.

The Patalkot Valley | rah___geer/Instagram


The monsoon season brings out the hidden magic of Bhopal. Go on a cycling experience in Van Vihar National Park, enjoy the drizzle from the rooftop of Bharat Bhavan, munch on bhuttas from roadside stalls, and walk on the lush green pathways between Kerwa Dam and Kaliyosat Dam.

A Semnopithecus monkey in Van Vihar National Park | Shutterstock


An ideal monsoon getaway, Tawa comes alive with picturesque views during the monsoon. Take a cruise ride on the Tawa Dam for a serene hour-long ride along the islands dotting the reservoir. The Bori Wildlife Sanctuary should also feature on your itinerary.

The Tawa Dam | Shutterstock


Fewer crowds mill around to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sanchi Stupa during the rainy season. The town also offers serene landscapes for nature walks and hikes. Visitors can explore the nearby Udayagiri Caves, which offer a glimpse into ancient Indian rock-cut architecture.

The Great Stupa of Sanchi | Shutterstock

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