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Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho

The state of Madhya Pradesh is literally the heart of India. It occupies the oldest part of India subcontinent- Gondwanaland. Madhya Pradesh is known for its religious hubs of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Islam. The state is also known for its immense natural beauty. The natural features here create a landscape of plateaus, hills, rivers and forests. The state is primarily rural and the largely tribal economy sustains on agriculture and forest produce. Madhya Pradesh is famous for its art, craft, music and dance.

Main Attractions

Khajuraho
It is a world heritage site and a must visit attraction. Out of 75 temples built earlier, only 22 are remaining today. The temples are famous for their architectural brilliance, intricate carvings and erotic sculptures. The creators of Khajuraho claimed descent from moon. The temples are divided into 3 zones- Western, Eastern and South. The largest and grandest temple of Khajuraho is the immortal Kandariya Mahadeva.

Gwalior
A historic city, Gwalior is named after a saint Gwalipa who cured the King's deadly disease. It is also famous as the birthplace of great musician Tansen. It is also famous for the magnificent Gwalior fort- it is the largest of its kind. Other main tourist attractions are Sas Bahu temples, Man Singh Palace, Suraj Kund, Teli ka Mandir, Tansens's tomb and many more.


Ujjain

Ujjain
It is one of the ancient cities of the country and one of the 7 sacred places to attain Moksha. The city is also a pilgrimage attraction since it is the abode of one of the Jyotirlingas. According to the legends, during Sagar Manthan, one drop of nectar spilled on the Earth and Ujjain is one of them. The place is famous for the  Mahakaleshwar temple – the temple enshrines the Lingam and it is considered a Swayabhu. Ujjain is also the venue for the Kumbh Mela. The other major attractions are Gomti Kund, Bhartruhari caves, Kalideh palace and so on.

Sanchi
Sanchi is renowned for its Buddha Stupas and monuments. The Stupas of Sanchi were built by Emperor Ashoka in 3rd century BC. The great Stupa is considered to be the oldest stone structures and a UNESCO World heritage site. The major tourist attractions here are Gateways of Sanchi, Buddhist Viharas, the Great Bowl of Sanchi, Gupta temple and so on.


Gwalior fort

Hotels in Madhya Pradesh

Connectivity

Air: The major airports of Madhya Pradesh are in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur.
Rail: Madhya Pradesh has an extensive rail network. Bhopal is the key railway station.
Road: A strategic network of state highways and national highways connect Madhya Pradesh to India. NH 3, NH 7, NH 12, NH 12 A, NH 25, NH 26, NH 26 A, NH 27, NH 59, NH 69, NH 75, NH 76, NH 78, NH 79, NH 86, NH 92 connect the state.



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