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Situated in the heart of India Madhya Pradesh is famous for tiger safaris and Khajuraho Temples. The state is an epitome of incredible beauty and characteristic greenery. Hidden in remote destinations are objects of amazing tourism potential that bewilders and astounds travelers like no place does.
Many towns and cities of MP are emerging destinations with unique offerings and travel delights. Rich in culture, history and ethnic diversity MP astounds visitors with its ever changing scapes and diverse profile. To a well heeled traveler distances do not matter, it is an eternal quest for new discoveries and exploration of unknown that attracts.
As a summer capital of Scindhia Rulers of erstwhile Gwalior State Shivpuri is a hill resort situated in Northern Madhya Pradesh bordering Rajasthan. The quaint little town is covered by dense forests on its outer confines. Madhav National Park is famous for wetlands and forest birds. It is home to many wild animals that can be seen in a tiger safari.
The township is host to many ancient villages scattered on outskirts of many rural settlements. Some of the places are Terahi, Mahua, Indari, Ranod and Sakarra. These villages are home to many Jain and Hindu Temples that depict rock cut carvings on outer walls.
Many ancient temples are over 1000 years old. Some of them are in state of neglect and losing ground. The Chamunda Devi Temple is worth a visit. Other places of interest are Madhav Vilas Palace and Chattris built by the Scindia Dynasty. George Castle was built in the park during the British Rule. The Chandpatha Lake appears like a home to celestial damsels during the full moon.
Well known for its exquisite hand woven Saris, Maheshwar is situated on the banks of Holy River Narmada. It is home to many temples with fine carvings and unique over hanging balconies. Some of the temples worth visiting are Kaleshwar, Rajarajeshwara, Vithaleshwara and Ahileshwar. The fort complex houses the statue of Rani Ahilyia Bai and house many artifacts of the Holkar Dynasty. The town celebrates Hindu festivities with astounding enthusiasm and gaiety attracting thousands of pilgrims on spiritual quest.
Saint Tulsidas wrote the sacred Hindu epic Ramayana on the banks of River Mandakini at Chitrakoot. Lord Rama is supposed to have spent years of his exile here along with Lord Laxman and Sita. The place is visited by thousands of pious every year to pray for well being and visit the places associated with Lord Rama. The verdant greenery and panoramic charm attracts many tourists to spend their holidays in Chitrakoot or avail Ayurvedic treatments and attend Yoga sessions. Chitrakut region is situated in Satna District of MP while a district has been created in Uttar Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state of India. The destinations yet unexplored are slowly emerging from their sleep. As the World awakens to this marvelous destination, the potential of Central India tourism unfolds new vistas of travel delights.