Kanha National park was once called Gondwana Land, named after the Gond tribes who lived there. It is located near mandaka and balaghat town of Madhya Pradesh. Its natural beauty served as an adaptation of jungle for Rudyard Kipling in his The Jungle Book. The best time to visit this place is October to March.
Bandhavgarh National Park located in the state. This park is very popular for white tigers. Visitors mostly come to see the white tigers which are not generally found in any other region of India. The park is having highest density of tigers and belongs to Vindhyan mountain ranges. As the park is popular for white tigers but from last 50 years no white tiger have been found in this park.
Once a hunting reserved by the Rewa family the area is declared as national park in 1968. The white tigers of Rewa were founded here at the last time. Another affinity of the park combines Chital, Wild Boar, Chausingha, Nilgai and sometimes Fox or jackal.
The way of entrance in the park is on elephant back instead of vehicles.
Safari Timings in Bandhavgarh National Park: –
Timings of safari in the park vary from summer to winter. But timmings are same as other parks. Vehicles are permitted in each shift of park and there are four zones to visit the park and people can enjoy these zones by Jeeps. The zones are as follows:
- Khitauli Zone
- Magadhi Zone
- Tala Zone
- Panpatha Zone
Open jeep with individuals is allowed to explore the nature. In the winters because of shorter day light the morning entry time is later and the evening exit time is earlier. This park is also remaining closed from July to mid October.
Winter Safari Timings
Morning 6:00 to 11:00 am (5 Hrs)
Afternoon 3:00 to 6:00 pm (3 Hrs)
Summer Safari Timings
Morning 6:00 am to 11:00 am (5 Hrs)
Noon 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm (3 Hrs).
Meaning of Orchha is ‘hidden place’ and it justifies its name truly. Located in the state, but with beautiful monuments, both big and small, unfold saga of battles among the kings, emperors and Maharajas Orchha deserves a trip of its own.
Orchha was instituted by Maharaja Rudra Pratap Singh in 1501. The mediaeval city has since justly ingrain in time. Its various monuments continue to retain their original magnificence even as the city itself seems like enough content to be hidden away from the multitude of tourists that get off upon the state year after year.
The Orchha fort complex is the gretest tourist draw of this small town. You can purchase a ticket here that will allow you to access to all the sights in this town. The fort complex itself can be divided in three parts:
The Raj Mahal was constructed by Madhukar Shah in the 17th century. His deeply religious values are showcased in the design: the glorious frescos are bold and colorful and revolve around religious themes. A well-tipped roadbook will be exited to open the doors of various chambers for you.
Rai Parveen Mahal is dedicated to the poetess-musician, Rai Parveen, Raja Indramani’s (1672- 76) inamorata
The presiding deity is Lord Rama in the Ram Raja temple of the center of Orchha whose idol was supposed to be established in the spectacular Chaturbhuj temple. Chaturbhuj temple is yet another attractive example of architecture.Today, it houses the facsimile of Radha-Krishna.
Home of some of the very most excellent wall paintings in Orchha, the Laxminarayan temple is must-visit place yet another. The frescos are well-preserved and the colors of the frescos retain most of their sappieness.
The undershot palace in Orchha is the Sunder Mahal that was built by Prince Dhurjban who enters upon Islam after his wedding of a Muslim girl and Sunder Mahal became a pilgrimage place for Muslim people.
Best time to visit Orchha is the months of January, February, March and October, November, December.
Best place to stay in Orchha is Bundelkhand king palace which is a very main heritage hotel.
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu and Jain temples, about 175 kilometres of Jhansi (109 mi) southeast. They are one of the best sites declared as world heritage by UNESCO in India. The temples are very popular for their nagara-style architecture and their erotic sculptures.
Most Khajuraho temples were constructed between 950 and 1050 by the Chandela dynasty. The Khajuraho temple site had 85 temples spread over 20 square kilometers by 12th century, historical records note that. Of these, but only about 20 temples have survived, spread over 6 square kilometers at present. Of the various surviving temples, the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is decorated with a plenty of sculptures with involute description, symbolism and expressiveness of primitive Indian art.
The Khajuraho temples group were built together but were dedicated to two religions—namely Hinduism and Jainism.
The main places which attracts more tourists:-
Chandela dynasty temple
Western Group of temple
Matangeshwar temple includes Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu
From among the surviving temples, 8 are dedicated to Vishnu and his affinities and 6 are dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consorts, 3 to Jain Tirthanks , 1 to Ganesha, 1 to Sun god.
Gwalior is the big city in the state and very famous for its monuments or magnificent forts. People come to see this from so far. The city is famous for its outstanding places.
Gwalior is the historic city and ancient district of Madhya Pradesh the prince of Kachchhawa clan-Suraj Sen during 8th century had lost his way in the forest and then ultimately walks up on an isolated hill and met a sage Gwalipa and who surprisingly influenced him. Ha was led to a pond on asking for water and then the prince Suraj Sen wished to give him something in return he refuses the return and he ask to construct a fort on the hill. The prince built the fort named Gwalior Fort. After the construction of fort a city was developed around it had famous as Gwalior City. The city was ruled by many emperors like Mughals, Marathas, Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi, Tatya Tope and British.
The architecture of the fort is emblem and it is honored as “Gibraltar of India”. “Pearl in the garlands of forts of hind” Babur (a Mughal emperor) gave the name to this fort. The city is full enriched by the culture and heritage of Madhya Pradesh and India as well.
The fine architecture, culture and the temples and majesty of forts attracts many tourists and make the city very popular in the eyes of tourist the city added the advantage the Indian Tourism Industry by attracting more visitors Indian and foreign as well. Visitors come to explore the temples, vibrant history of the city, and pretty mosques.
Best time to visit: – The best time to explore the beautifulness of the city is the time of festivals.
How to reach Gwalior: – visitors can reach the city by road ways may with the help of train or bus.
Best places to visit in Gwalior: –
The extraordinary temple of Sun;
The fort embraces temples;
The Palaces and the Mosques.
Gwalior is also famous as Fort City of India because of having majesty forts and the fine infrastructure of the city.