Madhya Pradesh

 Amarkantak

Amarkantak

Amarkantak is a pilgrim town and a Nagar Panchayat in Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh, India. The Amarkantak region is a unique natural heritage area and is the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura Ranges, with the Maikal Hills being the fulcrum.

Amarkantak is a popular pilgrim destination. Although it is a hill station but more popular as a pilgrim destination. Being a important tourism region and sacred place it is visited by tourist through out the year by tourists and holy saints. Most of the visitors prefer to visit in winters and summers season as these are the best time for tourism activities in nearby tourist attractions and climate also favors traveling. Best time to visit Amarkantak is from August to April. During winters and summers its near by tourist destinations like Kanha national park, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve remain open for visitors so tourists makes their plan according to cover nearby tourist attractions along with Amarkantak. During monsoon season, it receives healthy rainfall and its surrounding greenery attracts nature photographers. Despite of this, if visitor wishes to visit in odd time, he/she can visit as it is open throughout the year for pilgrims and tourists.

Amarkantak

Places of interest :

Narmadakund: Narmadakund and its vicinity located in the heart of the city of Amarkantak are one of the most significant parts of Amarkantak. This is the place where it is believed that the river Narmada originated. The place is surrounded by 16 stone temples like the Narmada Temple, Lord Shiva Temple, Annapurna Temple, Guru Gorakhnath Temple, Shri Ram Janki Temple and Shri Radha Krishna Temple. Narmadakund covers a sprawling area of 6 acres of land and comprises over 23 statues of various idols.

Shri Jwaleshwar Mahadev:Shri Jwaleshwar Mahadev is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the Gods of the Hindu triumvirate. It is situated 10 kms away from the town of Amarkantak and towards the north-east of the Narmada Temple. The legend behind the formation of this temple states that when Lord Shiva killed the selfish demon Tripurasura into three pieces, one of the three parts fell near the Narmadakund, which later on turned into the seat of Lord Shiva. This temple houses a black Shiva lingam which is known as Jwaleshwar Mahadev. Another piece of trivia is that Lord Shiva and Parvati lived here because of the resplendence of the place.

Others Attraction:Sonakshi Shaktipeeth Temple, Trimukhi Templeï, Shri Sarvodaya Digambar Jain Temple, Ancient temples, Amarkantak, Mai ki Bagiya, Kabir Chabutra, Kapil Dhara, Shiv Chaturdashi, Sonemuda etc.

 Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular national parks in India located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh.

Bandhavgarh national park is open for visitors from 16-October to 30-June and in remaining time, park remains closed for visitors due to monsoon season. In addition to this, park remains closed for evening safari drive on every Wednesday. In Holi festival day, usually park remains closed for full-day. These dates may vary as it is decided every year by Madhya Pradesh forest Department. This tiger reserves is popular for best tiger sighting in India due to which from beginning to end of a season, tourists arrival remains constant. Usually most of the tourist arrival has been registered from November to April month. This is the best time to visit Bandhavgarh. Here it is important to note that for visiting park area, one should must do safari ticket booking in advance. Tickets is the main challenge for visitors as tickets limit is much less than the visitors demand.

Bandhavgarh

Places of interest :

At Bandhavgarh, jungle safaris are the main tourist attractions. In a day, two safari drivers are offered to visitors where as in every Wednesday, park is closed for evening safari drive. Park is divided into different zones. In a single safari drive, vehicle remains in one particular safari zone. Inside Bandhavgarh, their are different popular spots which are mostly visited by tourists like meadows, water-holes, hills, tree-clusters etc. In addition to jungle safaris, tourists can do nature walk inside resort or main roads and also visit to nearby villages to understand culture and lifestyle of local people.

Jungle Safari : Jungle safari drive is the main activity to do at Bandhavgarh. Here safaris are done on open jeeps with guide. Taking guide service, during each safari drive is mandatory. For park visit, tourists are required to book safari ticket/s as per their schedule. Safari ticket contains travel date, morning/evening round detail, visitor name/s, father/husband name, gender, city name, identity document number. Tourists are required to do safari in jeep with company of registered guide. Tourists are required to pay separately for jeep and guide also. We offer jungle safari booking in Bandhavgarh. Their are 3 safari zones in Bandhavgarh i.e. Tala zone, Magadhi Zone and Khitauli zone. At present, safaris are done on these three safari zones.

Others Attraction : Bandhavgarh fort, Bandhavgarh National Park etc.

 Bhopal

Bhopal

Bhopal is the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Bhopal district and Bhopal division.

Bhopal is also referred to as the City of Lakes because of the two beautiful lakes that are situated in the center of the city. Apart from its natural beauty, Bhopal is also famous for its mosques. The Taj-ul-Masjid in Bhopal is the largest mosque of India.

Bhopal is almost in central part Central India region. Being close to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, through out the year tourist visits Bhopal and its nearby tourist attractions. But in summer, tourist arrival reduces due to hot climate when temperature rises upto 45 °Celsius. So good time to visit Bhopal is during after monsoon to springs i.e. from October to April.

Bhopal

Places of interest :

The Chowk : The verve of the 200 years old city spins around this central heart Building with Islamic arches, turrets & balconies surround it, if the vehicles peter out from the place it is easy to imagine plodding camels galumphing, caparisoned lancers clip-clopping with rigid arrogance, & a curtained palanquin or two protected by liveried guards drawn swords announcing the channel of aristocracy, warning mere mortals to give way.

Moti Mahal : The Mahal was built by Sikandar Jehan Begum in 1847. It is a two storied building with a three storied gate with projected windows in two upper storeys. In the middle of the upper wall crown-like structures have been built stretching from one end to the other. One segment of the palace was used for residential purposes while the other segments were the Durbar Hall, auditorium, administrative block, store & archives.

Others Attraction : Shaukat Mahal, Gauhar Mahal, Taj-ul-Masajid , Taj Mahal, Moti Masjid, Laxminarayan Temple, Birla Museum, Bharat Bhavan, Van Vihar, Boat Club, Lakes, Charbagh Gardens, Gond Mahal etc.

 Gwalior

Gwalior

Gwalior is a major city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and one of the Counter-magnet cities.

The climate of Gwalior is extreme with hot summers and cold winters. The maximum temperature during the summer months can touch as high as 46°C, while in the winters it can go down to below 5°C. Monsoon starts from the first week of June and remains there till August/September.

Gwalior

Places of interest :

Fort : The Fort hill ascends 100 metres to less than 200 metres. The fort walls, which prolong around almost the entire hilltop, are 10 metres high & imposingly solid. underneath the walls the hill face drops absolute away to the plains. There are a number of things to see in & around the fort.

Archeological Museum : The museum is within the Gujari Mahal palace, at the start of the north-east gradient to the fort. The palace was built in the 15th century by Man Singh for his favorite queen Mrignayani. The building is now rather deteriorated but the museum has a compilation of Hindu & Jain sculptures & copies of the Bagh Caves fescoes.

Others Attraction : Man Singh Palace, Sas-bahu Temples, Teli Ka Mandir, Chatarbhuj Temple, Jai Vilas Palace, Sikh Gurudwara, Tomb of Ghaus Mohammad, Rani Lakshmi Bai Cenotaph, Sun Temple etc.

 Indore

Indore

Indore is the largest and most populous city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Indore city can be visited through out the year. From tourism point of view we believe from October to March is the good time to visit Indore city and its nearby popular tourist attractions like Ujjain, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Mandu etc. As during this time, after monsoon season on can find good amount of water in riverside destinations like Omkareshwar, Maheshwar & Ujjain and greenery will be good. Similarly traveling in winter & spring season will be more convenient for tourists. During this time all major festivals like Dushera, Diwali, Durga Puja, Christmas, New Year, Baishaki, Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi etc are celebrated which can be enjoyed in city.

Indore

Places of interest :

Lal Bagh Palace : Built between 1886 & 1921, the Lal Bagh Palace is one of the grandest monuments from the Holkar Dynasty, commenced by Tukoji Rao Holkar II, Spread over an area of 28 Hectares, this exquisite monument reflects the taste, gradeur & lifestyle of the Holkar Dynasty. The entrance gates are the replica of those at the Buckingham Palace. A bland of Italian Villa, French Versailles Palace, modern comforts Lal Bagh Palace is filled with an inexplicable sense of history. Now the palace is converted into a museum.

Rajwada : Standing in the heart of a maker place, this two centuries old seven storied palace is a mix of Maratha, Mughal & French styles. Synonymous with the heart of the city it stands witness to the zealous. Holkar rulers of a bygone era. The lower three floors are made of stone & upper floors are made of wood. The Palace has been up in flames three times in its 200 years history. A serious fire in 1984 destroyed most of it, it is now not much more than a facade.

Others Attraction : Kanch Mandir, Chhatri Bagh, Indore Museum, Bada Ganpati, Annapurna Temple, Gandhi Hall, Bijasen Tekri, Iskcon Temple, Patalpani waterfall etc.

 Jabalpur

Jabalpur

Jabalpur is a tier 2 city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Jabalpur has a humid subtropical climate typical of north-central India (Madhya Pradesh and southern Uttar Pradesh). Summer begins in late March, lasting until June. May is the hottest month, with the average temperature exceeding 45 °C (113 °F). Summer is followed by the southwest monsoon, which lasts until early October and produces 35 inches (889 mm) of rain from July to September. Average annual precipitation is nearly 55 in (1386 mm). Winter begins in late November, and lasts until early March. January is the coldest month, with an average daily temperature near 15 °C (59 °F).

Here we are describing the best time to visit Jabalpur in terms of tourism. Jabalpur is in Madhya Pradesh State in Central India where winter prevails from November to February, summers from March to June and monsoon season from July to October.

Jabalpur

Places of interest : Hanumantal Bada Jain Mandir, Madan Mahal, Rani Durgawati Museum, Dumna Nature Reserve Park, Bargi Dam, Dhuandhar Falls, Rani Durgawati Museum, Pench National Park, Kanha Tiger Reserve etc.

 Kanha

Kanha

Kanha Tiger Reserve, also called Kanha National Park, is one of the tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh, state in the heart of India.

Kanha national park is open for visitors from 16-October to 30-June. During this period, anyone can visit the park and enjoy the jungle safari. It has been seen that most of the Indian tourists prefers to visit park as per their festival holidays or children school holidays due to which their presence in better in period of October -December and April - June. Where as foreigner tourists prefers the period from November to April due to severe cold in their countries and holidays in their countries. Best time to visit Kanha national park varies as per interest of visitor. Still if your are interested in core wildlife than December to April is the best time to visit Kanha national park. During this period, you can enjoy some best moments of jungle safari. On the other hand if you are not serious wildlife and visiting park as leisure tour then October to April is the best time to visit. During this time wildlife sighting is good, climatic conditions are good and most of the festival falls during this period. Safari tickets are main challenge during this period. In order to enjoy better discounts, May-June months are good as most of the resorts offers some good summer discounts.

Kanha

Places of interest :

Jungle Safari : Jungle safari is the main tourism activity to be done at Kanha national park. Here two rounds of jungle safaris are offered in a day. On every Wednesday, park remains closed for evening safari. Here safaris are done on open jeeps in company of trained forest guide. For undertaking safari drives, you need to have safari ticket and safari vehicle. Their are 4 safari zones in Kanha whose details have been given above. In Kanha national park, only limited vehicles are allowed to enter which is controlled through issuing limited safari tickets. By using one safari ticket, visitor is allowed to visit in one safari zone only. During any safari drives, tourists are bound to obey forest rules and guide is the supreme authority to check that all the rules are obeyed properly and tourists have enjoyed the jungle safari in Kanha national park .

Birds in Kanha : Kanha national park is also the best place for bird watching in Central India. Their are about more than 280 bird species found in Kanha forest. Some of the commonly seen Kanha birds are: Indian Roller, Pied Myna, Golden Oriole, Shama, Indian Tree Pipit, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Black-capped Kingfisher, Common Hoopoe, Red Junglefowl, Green Bee-eater, Common Teal, Rufous Woodpecker, Coopersmith Barbet, Indian Grey Hornbill, Barn owl, Jungle Owlet, Brown Fish Owl, Pied Cuckoo, Indian Cuckoo, Greater Coucal, Saurus Crane, Spotted Dove, Common Sandpiper etc. Some of the popular birding areas in Kanha national park are Shravan Tal, Naag Bahera, Bamni Dadar, Babathenga Tank, Sondar Tank, Garhi Road etc. November to April is considered as good time for bird watching in Kanha.

 Khajuraho

Khajuraho

Khajuraho is a small town located in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and is famous for groups of Hindu and Jain temples. These temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their beautiful and erotic rock carvings.

Being a important tourism region, Madhya Pradesh state is visited by tourist through out the year. Broadly we can divide Madhya Pradesh tourism in 3 parts. Heritage tourism is active in Northern part of state which is more rocky and destinations comes under this region are Gwalior, Shivpuri, Orchha, Khajuraho, Panna, Chanderi, Datia etc. All these destination offers major palaces, forts, temples, cenotaphs of state. Best time to visit this region is from October to April as during this time climate remain pleasant and good. Southern part, south-west region and some of the Northern region of Madhya Pradesh are rich in Wildlife which includes Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bear, Hard-ground Barasingha, Indian Gaur, Wild Dog (Dholes) and atleast more than 250 bird species.

Khajuraho

Places of interest : Lakhmana Temple, Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Chaunsat Yogini, Chitragupta Temple, Matanageswara Temple, Varaha temple, Vishwanath Temple, Parsvanath Temple, Ghantai Temple, Adinath Temple, Hanuman Temple, Brahma Temple, Vamana Temple, Javari Temple, Dulhadev Temple, Beejamandal Temple etc.

 Panchamari

Panchamari

Pachmarhi is a hill station in Madhya Pradesh state of central India. It has been the location of a cantonment (Pachmarhi Cantonment) since British Raj.

This hill station is open for visitors, throughout the year. According to their convenience, festivals and holidays, tourists remain present in Pachmarhi in all seasons. Being a hill station, best time to visit Pachmarhi is from October to April. In this time climate remains good and presence of greenery, make this destination more photogenic. During Diwali and New year time, it is more tourist crowd is at its peak and tourists often face shortage of accommodation facilities.

Panchamari

Places of interest : Rajat Prapat, Pandav Caves, Apsara Vihar, Bee Fall or Jamuna Prapat, Jata Shankar, Priyadarshini, Handi Khoh, Jheel or Lake, Bison Lodge, Reech garh, Dhoopgarh, Ramya Kund or Irene Pool, Rajendra Giri etc.

 Satna

Satna

Satna is a city in the Satna District of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, which shares a border with neighboring Uttar Pradesh.

This hill station is open for visitors, throughout the year. According to their convenience, festivals and holidays, tourists remain present in Pachmarhi in all seasons. Being a hill station, best time to visit Pachmarhi is from October to April. In this time climate remains good and presence of greenery, make this destination more photogenic. During Diwali and New year time, it is more tourist crowd is at its peak and tourists often face shortage of accommodation facilities.

Satna

Places of interest : Satna district has some major religious tourism spots including Chitrakoot and Maihar. Satna district is close to an ancient city of Buddhist culture named Bharhut, whose archaeological remains are displayed in many museums in India and all over the world. In order to enlighten the glory of images of Bharhut Stupa, Bharhut Art Gallery(BharhutArtGallery,Satna), has been established within walking distance to the north of Satna Bus Station. The gallery is embellished with hundreds of photographs, replicas, epigraphs showing the social and historical importance of the monument. Tulsi Museum at Ramvan, 16 km from the city, has many unique local artistic sculptures of ancient times. Gaibinath Lord Shiva temple at Birsinghpur-semariya is a famous and old temple in the region. Madhavgarh Fort, about 7 km from Satna Railway station (Rewa Road), is another place to visit around Satna. Gidhakoot (Gidhaila) Parvat, Laxminarayan Mandir, Bada Mandir (under construction) of New Deorajnagar are also tourist sites. Pannilal Chowk is one of the most crowded parts of the city, but is worth visiting as it has a number of shops and other stores for shopping as well as restaurants. The red stone Lord VenkatRaman Temple, in Mukhtyaganj is a famous temple visited by devotees and tourists alike. The nearby village of Bamhori, via Jaitwar, has two prominent temples: Hanumanji Temple and also Nandi Temple visited by devotees year round. There is one old world heritage ram-temple in village of Chormari.

 Ujjain

Ujjain

Ujjain is the largest city in Ujjain district of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Ujjain is a pilgrimage destination and remain accessible throughout the year. Thus it can be visited in anytime of the year. One can visit Ujjain temples in summers, winters, rainy season. Still festival season i.e. October & November is considered as the best time to visit in which most of the Hindu festivals like Navratri, Dussehra, Diwali occurs. Similarly, as Lord Shiva is mainly worshiped here, so Shivratri festival time is also considered as good time. From tourists point of view, most of the tourists visit Ujjain from October to March time due to good climatic condition. During Monday, we can experienced more devotees rush in Ujjain Mahakaal temple. In order to attend Bhasm arti in Ujjain, we recommend its online advance booking to ensure your registration and carry your original ID document, during visit to Mahakaaleshwar temple. Here camera use is not allowed so do not carry camera during visit to this particular temple complex.

Ujjain

Places of interest : Mahakaleshwar Temple, Bade Ganesh Ka Mandir, Harsiddhi Ma Temple, Karkokeshwar Mahadev, Shakti Peeth, Chintamani Ganesh, Navgraha Mandir, Shri Gopal Temple, Mazar-E-Najmi, Chausathyogini Temple, Mangal Nath Temple, Sandipani Ashram, Gadkalika Mandir, Bhartrihari Caves, Temple of Kal Bhairav, Kaliadeh Palace, Siddhavat, Ram Ghat etc.