Top 7 Heritage Sites in Madhya Pradesh

Tripiwiki : 25 Jun 2024
Madhya Pradesh is called the "Heart of India" because of its location in the centre of the country. Madhya Pradesh is home to many Heritage sites, Forts and National Paraks. The temples of Khajuraho are world-famous for their aphrodisiac sculptures, and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gwalior is famous for its fort, Jai Vilas Palace, the Tomb of Rani Lakshmibai, Md. Ghaus & Tansen.

Following are the Top 7 Heritage Sites in Madhya Pradesh

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Raisen (1 out of 7 places to visit in Raisen)

The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are an archaeological sit situated near Amchha Khurd villages in Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is a UNESCO world heritage site that consists of seven hills and over 750 rock shelters distributed over 10 kilometres. These ancient naturally carved rocks surrounded by dense forests of Bhimbetka in the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountains are the must visit place in Madhya Pradesh, India. An archaeological treasure, Bhimbetka has around 243 rock shelters. The paintings found in the rock shelters here have a striking resemblance to the ones discovered in Kakadu National Park in Australia; to the cave paintings of Bushmen in Kalahari Desert and Upper Palaeolithic Lascaux cave paintings in France. This site is located at approx 45km from state capital Bhopal, 237km from Indore, 313km from Nagpur, Maharashtra.

Chaturbhuj Temple Orchha (2 out of 7 places to visit in Tikamgarh)

Chaturbhuj Temple is an ancient temple situated at Orchha in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is one of the most fabulous and ancient architectural marvels of the time. The temple, originally built to house the idol of Lord Ram was later made into a Vishnu shrine, when the Rama idol was installed in the Rama Raja Temple inside the Orchha Fort complex. The Chaturbhuj temple has tall spires in the shape of pine cones built atop a high platform. The temple is like a multi-storied palace with passageways, a very large entrance, a large central tower and fortifications. Temple is near to the banks of River Betwa. Located at approx 18km from Jhansi. 235km from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 255km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 336km from Bhopal.

Gwalior Fort (3 out of 7 places to visit in Gwalior)

Gwalior Fort is a Magnificent hill fort near Gwalior in Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is also called "the Gibraltar of India" as the The fort has existed at least since the 10th century. The historical significance & wonderful architecture makes it a must visit attraction in Madhya Pradesh, India. The fort is built on an outcrop of Vindhyan sandstone on a solitary rocky hill called Gopachal. Located at 3km from Gwalior railway station, 104km from Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, 121km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 267km from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 407km from Bhopal.

Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Khajuraho, Chhatarpur (4 out of 7 places to visit in Chhatarpur)

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments are a group of ancient Hindu and Jain Temples with exquisite carvings and beautiful architecture in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The Temple of Kandariya is decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art. Known for their breathtaking sculptors and elegance, the magnificent Khajuraho temples present aesthetics at its best. Khajuraho is an UNESCO World Heritage Site located at approx 175km from Jhansi, 376km from state capital Bhopal, 44km from Chhatarpur.

Mandu Group of Monuments, Mandav, Dhar (5 out of 7 places to visit in Dhar)

Mandu or Mandavgad is an ancient ruined city in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The city has many beautiful places to visit for tourists such as Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal and more. Roopmati's Pavilion a fort built by Baaz Bahadur in the memory of his queen Rani Roopmati is a must visit place in Mandu. The temple dedicated to Shiva also attracts many pilgrims. Mandu is located at approx 97km from Indore, 288km from state capital Bhopal.

The Great Stupa Sanchi, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Raisen  (6 out of 7 places to visit in Raisen )

The Great Stupa on a hilltop at Sanchi Town in Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh, India is one of the oldest stone structures in India. Sanchi Stupa is an important Buddhist monument and complex. A hemispherical brick structure, the Stupa is surrounded by four gateways called Toranas, each representing love, trust, courage and peace. These gateways are beautifully crafted and sculptured. Sanchi Stupa attracts hundreds of visitors from across the world. Enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1989, it is counted among the best conserved ancient Stupas of central India. Sanchi is located at approx 13km from Vidisha, 49km from state capital Bhopal.

Udayagiri Caves, Kattaka Caves or Cuttack caves, Bhopal (7 out of 7 places to visit in Bhopal)

Udayagiri Caves are group of rock-cut caves in Udayagiri village of Vidisha district, Madhya Pradesh, India. Udayagiri Caves are carved into a sandstone hill that stand, sentinel like, on the horizon set in two low hills near Betwa River, on the banks of its tributary Bes River. An inscription in one of these, states that it were carved during the reign of Changragupta II (382 -401AD), thus it is estimated that these were carved during 4th to 5th A.D. Udayagiri is located at 7km from Vidisha town, 57km from Bhopal.

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