Top 27 Must Go Tourist Places in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is a large state located in central India. There are lots of historical monuments, which describe the history of India. Build in the 10th century, the Hindu temples at Khajuraho are renowned for their carvings of erotic scenes, most prominently “Kandariya Mahadeva”, a temple with more than 800 sculptures.

Madhya Pradesh is a region with a glorious past and immense natural beauty. There are many historical forts in the state, ancient caves, famous pilgrimage sites, and natural delightful places. Also, there are many sightseeing places which describe the beauty of Madhya Pradesh, to attract visitors. Read our previous article Top 12 Best Places To Visit In India On Low Budget 2021 We are listing here some Best Tourist Places in Madhya Pradesh.


Tourist Places in Madhya Pradesh

Situated in the north of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is a metropolitan city. Here the fort of Gwalior built by raja Suraj sen is such a huge, magnificent and strong fort that it can be called the jewel of the forts of India or armor of the forts of India. The construction of this fort is believed to be 525. Inking, Suraj sen was made to perform it.

This fort is very important in the history of north India. In the gwalior fort the memories of the dynasties who ruled here and became one of the best in their time. The fort of Gwalior is sitting in a high position from the point of view of the city standing on the steep rocks of sandstone.

Here Gujri palace was built by king Mansingh Tomar in the love of his Gujar queen Mragnaini. Mana temple, Surajkund, Teli temple, the temple of the Sas-Bahu temple, Jaya Vilas palace, the Ashvarhi idol of queen Lakshmi Bai, the tomb of Tansen, the tomb of Gausa Mohammad, the art gallery,  museum,  zoo, sun temple, etc., are places worth visiting. The commercial fair held here is known as the Gwalior Mela.

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About 90 km from Indore  Maheshwar means Mahishmati, situated on the banks of the Narmada. The ancient capital of kartivirya Arjun. It was the rising place of Indian culture. Ahilyabai, the queen of the Holkar dynasty of Indore was renovated and made it the capital. Here Rajgaddi, Rajwada, ghats, and temples built along the banks of Narmada are worth visiting, this place is also famous for Maheshwari sarees.



The natural beauty of Pachmarhi situated on the Satpura mountain ranges, a short distance from Pipariya in Hoshangabad district, is fascinating.  In summer, when the plains part  are disturbed by the heat , the touch of cool breeze puffs in Pachmarhi seems to be very  pleasant and enjoyable.  The mountain climate is healthy. Pachmarhi literally means five huts, which is indicative of the five caves (Pandava cave) that exist here.  According to the Prevalent legend, the Pandavas spent a year in exile. 

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The ancient architects consider these caves to be Buddhist carpets, possibly symbolizing the connective links between Sanchi and Ajanta. Priyadarshini, Handi Khoh is the most influential valley of Pachmarhi.  Apsara Bihar, Rajat Prapat, Rajgir, Lanji Giri, Irene Sarovar, Jalavatran (Duchess Fall), Jatashankar, Mota Mahadev, Chauragarh, Dhupgarh, Pandava Caves etc. are the sightseeing places of Pachmarhi.



The summer capital of the Scindia Kings of the Gwalior state is still a memory of the royal heritage that Shivpuri has survived through its beautiful rajprasad and decorated marble umbrella. For the rare wildlife and birds, the sanctuary has made the glorious past of Shivpuri quite vibrant. Here Madhav national park is spread over 156 square kilometers area. The garden is rich in a variety of flora and fauna. Besides the national park, the artistic canopy of the Sindhi dynasty, the rosy Madhav Vilas Prasada, a huge statue of the hill, George castle building, Bharatiya kunda, and the heroic tatya tope are worth the other places.

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Narwar fort

Narwar fort
Narwar Fort in madhya pradesh

About 40 km from the north of Shivpuri Away from satanwada station 25kms Norvar is located in the north. Here lies the fort of strong hills, which was the capital of king nal. Love stories of king nal and Damayanti are famous. This is as important as the fort in Gwalior. The fort has been associated with tribesmen, tomers, and the royal houses of Jaipur.

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“Peetambra Peeth” is located near the city. Peetambra Peeth is the famous “Sakti-Peeth” of the country Apart from Balaji sun temple data is known for forts, palaces, temples, and umbrellas. About 12 km away from data Far away in onigiri, there is a well – known Jain Siddha on the hill, which is known as the Jain temple in onigiri.



This city is known as Bhopal of the eleventh century and then Bhupal was rebuilt by the paramour king bhoja. Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, offers a multi-faced picture of it. On one side is an old city where people always live forever. There are beautiful mosques and palaces in this place. On the other hand, the new city is inhabited by beautiful parks and lush green trees. Bhopal is situated on the hills and there are many lakes. Therefore, it is also called the city of lakes.

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Taj – ul masjid, Jama masjid, the rest of socket palace, Gohar palace, Sadar manzil Bharat Bhavan, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Birla Museum, the Indira Gandhi national man museum, the state archaeological museum, the state museum of art, art museum, state archaeology museum, forest viharas, regional science centers, fish houses, small lakes, umbrellas, and the gardens are spectacular. Taj – ul – Masjid is the biggest mosque in the country.



It is about 28km far away from Bhopal. This place has the 11th-century Shiva temple built by Parmar raja bhoja. This temple is called Somnath of central India In the temple, there is a huge shiva linga on 7.5 ft high and 17.8 ft thick, and 21.5 ft square which is still smooth and bright after a thousand years. This temple is considered the bhojeshwar temple. The Jain temple is also visited near this place.

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Bhimbetka is about 40 km from Bhopal. Bhimbethika is situated in the Vindhya mountain ranges. These prehistoric caves are included in the list of world heritage by UNESCO. It is the third place in the state whose Selection has been made for world heritage. Prior to this, temples of Khajuraho and stupas of Sanchi have been included as world heritage sites. The paleolithic caves at Bhimbetka have sculptured. These paintings give an important insight into the art and way of life of the day. The contribution in search of bhimbetka Dr. Padmashri, a world-famous archaeologist, and  Dr. Vishnu Sridhar bakankar has been noted.

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Castle of raisen

Castle of raisen

Raisen has located about 46 km from Bhopal. It is at the top of the hill that the fort of rai – sen was built by raja rajvasanti in the sixteenth century. From the military point of view, this fort is very important. That is why the Muslim rulers made the fort their headquarters and ruled over malwa for many years. In this fort, there are three palace – cloud palace, king Rohit palace, itrdan palace.

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The Ujjain is famous for the Kumbh fair and mahakallesvara jyotirlinga on the Banks of the river kshipra. One of the three observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh is also here. The age of Vikram started from this city of king Vikramaditya which is older than Jesus. The mangalnath temple, Bharat Hari caves can be visited here from the point of view of, natural, historical, archaeological sites. There is a sandhipani ashram near the mangalnath temple, it is believed that Krishna and sudama had received their education here.

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Indore, the city of Rani Ahilyabai, the queen of the Holkar dynasty, is now known as a commercial city. In the name of Chandrashekar temple of the 18th century, it got the name Indore. This is a metropolis. Here several monuments connected with the holkar dynasty are worth seeing. The red garden palace of Indore, big Ganpati, glass temple, town hall, central museum, Geeta Bhavan, rajwada, umbrellas, Kasturba village, bijasan tekri, and gomatgiri and other places are worth seeing.

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Sanchi is located at a distance of 46 km from Bhopal. The monuments that were built here continued throughout the 3rd century AD till the twelfth century AD. The credit for the construction of the old monuments of Sanchi is to the Mauryan emperor Asoka, who had constructed the stupa vihara and monolith pillars on the hill of Sanchi as desired by the queen of his vidisha. During the sunga period, several monuments were built at Sanchi and at its neighboring places. In this period Ashoka’s brick-built stupa was covered with stone blocks. The stupa 2 and 3 and the temple were built in the sunga period.

The archaeological survey of the government of India has found a series of similar stupa like molds in the excavation at nearby locations of the matrix of India. The stupas of Sanchi are included in world heritage. Sanchi is world-famous for its Buddhist stupas and is visited by a large number of Buddhists. There are three stupas here, the first stupa is bigger than the other two stupas, that is why it is called the main stupa.

At the Torana gate of the stupas, there are jataka stories and incidents from the birth of the Buddha’s life to the attainment of moksha. At nav vihar, a disciple of the Buddha dva Sariputta and mahamamougalayan’s Bone remnants has placed in a glass basket. In this way, we can see a religious center as well as a historical center.



Built between about 950-1050 AD by Chandela kings at a place called Khajuraho in Chhatarpur district. The temple is famous for its decorative sculpture.  Khajuraho, a city of beautiful art carved on stones, places not only in Madhya Pradesh but in the main tourist centers of India in terms of Hindu architecture and craftsmanship.

It is said that at the time of the Chandela kings, there were two arched gateways of date palm shape mixing gold seals on the main gate.  On this basis, it was named ‘Khajuravahak’ and later became famous as ‘Khajuraho’.  The temples here are the finest specimens of the crafts and architecture of medieval India.  Here, the marking of the gods and human figures on the walls of the temples spread far and wide has been so grand and artistic that the spectators are mesmerized upon seeing it.  The temples of Khajuraho are recorded as World Heritage.

Tiger caves

About 125 km from mandu and there were about 146km from Indore In distant places tiger caves are located in the hills of Vindhyachal. Tiger caves are like caves of Ajanta with art frescoes. These paintings are considered to have been painted between the fifth and seventh centuries. The caves have been built by cutting into high hills. These hills are situated on the bank of the beach river. There were nine caves initially, but now there are only five. These caves were created in the form of Buddhist viharas in the fifth century A.D.

Caves of udaigiri

In Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh, 4 km from Vidisha.  And 8 km from Sanchi  Away are the caves of Udayagiri, which are carved out by digging the eastern shield of udaygiri hills. In these caves, there are statues of Jainism and a large statue of Varaha, which is based on the story of the earth’s salvation in the Puranas. The caves of udayagiri are in the 4th and 5th century after BC, which is a beautiful example of the Gupta dynasty’s amazing art construction

Fort of Ashigarh

About 20 km from Berhampur on the itarsi bhusawal line at central railway There is asirgarh near Maheshwar Here is a huge fort on the hill. The walls of the fort are 250 meters high. The fort of asirgarh of historical and archaeological importance was not a force which was once considered as a wall to protect Gujarat, Maharashtra, and south from north invasions. There is an ancient Shiva temple built in the 10th century at the bottom of the fort.


About 128 km from Indore and  6 km away from Barwani. The temple situated in the distant hills of Bawangaja is the main spot of Jain followers. In these hills 84 feet high of the 15th century there is a statue of Lord Adianath, which is the main center of attraction. The coronation ceremony of the statue is held every 12 years. Which is Shared by people from abroad.


From the twelfth jyotirlinga, omkalesvara is also a jyotirlinga which is about 77 km from Khandwa And 72 km from Indore Away lies on the Banks of the Narmada. The Narmada encircles it as an island and takes the form of an omkaresvara ॐ. These are the mamalesvara shivalinga and narmadeshvara. Besides this, there is a visit to the famous temple of Omkara, Sidharnath temple, the Hindu and the Jain temple group shidhvarkut, temple of sanmatri, and caves of kajalrani.


There is about 100km from Indore Located in faraway dhara. Madu has been under the control of many Hindu and Muslim rulers for centuries. The charming beauty of nature has brought out the beauty of the mandu. Below hundreds of feet lies the great Narmada floor, whose direct smell makes the whole thing more thrilling. The mandapas, pillared Chambers, domes, and towers of the past are associated with many memories. Mandu is also attached to the love story of baaj bahadur and queen rupamati.

At a height of 2, 000 feet from the sea, this safe spot on the lap of the Vindhya range had been made its capital by the Parmar Kings of malwa. Every architectural work of this place is a magnificent specimen of Indian architecture. Parkota of mandu – this has 12 doors, which are known by the name rampol, Tarapur door, Jehangir door, Delhi door, etc. It is well known for its strength. Apart from this, Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Ashrafi Mahal, Rewa Kund, Roopmati Mandap, Neelkanth Mahal, Elephant Palace, and Lohani Caves, etc. are worth visiting.


About 21 km from Jabalpur Narmada river water attracts tourists from the sharp flow on the marble rocks of Bhedaghat. Narmada river exhibited the beautiful scene between Marble’s high milky rocks on Bhadaghat. This site has boating facilities for tourists. Dhuandhar and Bandar kudani , full moonlight boating, etc. are the main attractions here. Bandar kudani is the place where white marble rocks look seamless and flow the pure water of Narmada. There is around and grand chosat yogini temple near Bhedaghat. Gauri Shankar is a well-known temple in the goal, in which the ancient living statue of Shiva-Parvati is present.


It is a major metropolis of the state. Among the important places of the city are Madan mahal, Bheda ghat, Chaudhari temple, queen durgawati museum, fish of pinahari, etc.

Chachi Falls

About 46 km from Rewa The picturesque waterfall of Chachai is situated on the bihad river. Gist from 130 meters high, this falls offers a very attractive and panoramic view.


In the tehsil of pushharagarh district of anupapur from amrakut to Amarkantak, it is located in the maikal hills east of the vindhyachal and Satpura ranges. Here, Maikalsuta, known as Narmada, is origin place is situated. The Narmada Kunda, the main temple, mai ka Hathi, Kapil Dhara, dugdh Dhara Pratap, and the sonmuda are worth watching. It has ancient temples built by the rulers of the kalachuri dynasty in the 10th to 11th century. Amarkantak being the birthplace of Narmada is a famous place of pilgrimage. The minerals are extracted for the balco aluminum factory.


About 448 sq. km in the remote hills of the Vindhya range in the Umaria district. There is a small but compact national park in the area. Bandhavgarh is famous for white tigers. In the valleys and slopes of this land, there is a large number of sal forests which change into deciduous forests because of the dry areas in the south and west of the hills and gardens. The bamboo is everywhere. Fort built about 2000 years ago, there are signs of many dynasties.

Kanha kisli

In the district of Mandla, about 173 km from Jabalpur From distant forests, it is a brave place of shelter for lush green, cascading springs, sal, and bamboo trees. It is the tiger conservation site under the national park project tiger project. It is remarkable for a large number of mammal species, rare and rare wild animals, and birds.


The temple of the adorable Sharada Devi of Aalha of ‘Paramalaraso’, located in Maihar tehsil of Satna district, attracts devotees easily.  It is not only the birthplace of medieval warriors but also the birthplace of the great musician Alauddin Khan.


Chitrakoot in Satna district has been a place of austerity and peace since ancient times.  Devotee Shiromani Tulsidas came here in search of spiritual peace.  Tourists get mental peace in Chitrakoot amidst natural Sushma.  Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya University is also established here.  Among the major scenic spots here are the rows of ghats located on the banks of the Mandakini River in Ramghat.  Kamagra, Janaki Kund, Sati Anusuya, Sphatik Shila, Gupta Godavari, Hanuman Dhara, Bharat Kup are worth visiting.


The palaces and temples were built by the Bundela rulers in Orchha, the capital established by the Bundela Rajput Sardar Rudrapratap in the Tikamgarh district on the banks of the Betwa River. The Ramraja temple here is a dream form of Ganesh Kunwari, wife of Madhukar Shah.  Apart from this, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, Phulbagh, Hardaul Mahal, Sundar Mahal, Chhatris built along the banks of Kanchana Ghat of Betwa, inspiring place of the immortality of Amar Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad, Place of Siddha Baba, Jugal Kishore, Janaki Temple, and Hanuman Temple  Are notable.


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