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Indore

Indore is one of the major cities in India, the largest city and commercial center of the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. Indore is also known as "Mini Mumbai" due to diverse population of Marathis, Sindhis, South Indians, Punjabi, Marwaris, Rajasthanis along with the local population. Indore reflects lot of similarities of Mumbai, dense crowd, shopping style, food and entertainment that is why Indore is sometimes referred as Mini Mumbai by local people only. It is also the financial centre of the state and serves as the headquarters of both Indore District and Indore Division. It is also called Ahilya nagari. Indore has a wide variety of Namkeens and it is believed that it is the only city in the world who make 100 types of Namkeens, Poha & Jalebi, Chaats (snacks), Kachoris and Samosas, cuisines of various types in different restaurants, and Bengali, Muslim,mugalp,, Rajasthani, continental and confectionery sweets, as well as dishes such as Dal-Bafla. Chokhi DhaniChokhi Dhani and Nakhrali Dhani are Rajasthani heritage resorts on the outskirts of Indore. These resorts are given the appearance of a Rajasthani village in India. The villages provide people the precise atmosphere of the village, along with the modern day facilities and entertainment. Indore MuseumIndore Museum, which is popularly known as Central Museum, is located near the General Post Office in Indore. The artefacts exhibited in the museum range from the prehistoric to the modern era. Museum has two galleries, out of which Gallery I houses all the artefacts from prehistoric period of Madhya Pradesh ranging from 5,000 to 4,000 BC. This gallery also holds exhibits from western Malwa, which includes stone tools, quartz sickles, ornaments and items of domestic use. The Gallery II of this museum contains the exhibit of Hindu mythological carvings. Main highlight of the museum is collection of coins, arms and armour. Exhibit in the museum also contains sculptures, which date back to 11th and 12th century. ChhatrisThe Maratha Rulers were skilled in the field of architecture. An exquisite example of their architectural style comprise of the Chattris of Indore. Chhatri Bagh is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Indore, which is known for its permanent canopies. These canopies are built in the memory of the royal members of the Holkar Dynasty. Each chhatri is built on the burial site of the Holkar king or queen. The chhatri primarily comprises a dome shaped cenotaphs with pyramidal spires on the top. During night, this park draws attention of numerous tourists, as the chhatris are illuminated and the fountain at artificial lake starts operating. Lal Bagh PalaceLal Baag Palace is one of the most spectacular buildings in Indore. It stands on the outskirts of the town, towards the southwest. It is a three storey building on the bank of the River Khan. The palace was built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar during 1886-1921. Spread over an area of 11,3311.98 sq. m, this palace holds exhibit of prehistoric artefacts. The first floor of the palace holds display of coin collection, which dates back to Muslim period. This palace also houses exhibits of contemporary Indian and Italian paintings. The interiors of the palace are similar to that of Versailles Palace and features Italian marble columns, chandeliers, flying nymphs on the ceiling and Belgium stained glass windows. This palace houses a ballroom, which has wooden floor mounted on springs for extra bounce. The entrance gates of this palace are a replica of the gates of Buckingham Palace. These gates carry the emblem of Holkar state, which states 'He who tries will succeed'. Kanch MandirThe Kanch Mandir, as the name suggests, is a temple which is entirely made up of glass and mirrors. It is also known as the Seth Hukamchand Temple, as it was built by the "Cotton King" Sir Hukamchand Seth in the early 20th century. It is primarily a Jain temple and is a wonder in glass. This beautiful temple is a sacred place among people of Jain religious community, as the idol of Lord Mahavira, who was the founder of Jainism, is the presiding deity in the temple. Made from black onyx, the idol of Lord Mahavira is adorned with colourful glass beads. The temple is entirely made of glass including the walls, ceiling, floor, pillars and doors. Along with mirrors, patterned ceramic tiles are also used for decorating the temple. RajwadaRajwada is the historical palace of the Holkars. It was built about two centuries ago and is located near the Chhatris in the main square. It is a seven storied structure, which serves as the living example of the grandeur of the Holkars. ut of the seven floors of this palace, lower three floors are built of stone while the rest four are made of wood. Rajwada stands in the centre of the city. The palace comprises two structures, one of which is located in the centre of the city, while the other lies in the old part of the city. This historic palace was burnt three times in the past and was finally converted into a garden. In 2006, Maharani of Indore, H.H. Usha Devi Holkar, ordered the reconstruction of this palace in the same old style. Efforts have been made to reincarnate the beauty of the palace. Today, the palace is used for holding art exhibitions and classical music concerts. Gandhi Hall - Town HallThe Town Hall or Mahatma Gandhi Hall is one of the prettiest buildings in Indore city of India. Built in 1904, it was originally named King Edward Hall. In 1948, it was renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Hall. It has a remarkable Indo-Gothic structure and is made in Seoni stone. Its splendid domes and steeples are the landmark of the Indore city. It has a clock tower in front and is popularly known as Ghanta Ghar. The central hall can accommodate 2000 people at a time and is the venue of book, painting exhibitions and fairs throughout the year. The building also has a library, children's park and a temple. Nehru ParkIt is the oldest park in Indore, located centrally. Built by the Britons, it was earlier known as Biscow Park and was open only to British before independence. After independence, it was renamed as Nehru Park. The park has a variety of roses and offers facilities like library, swimming pool, children's hobby centre, a mini train and battery operated cars. PatalpaniCascading waterfalls from a height of 200 - 300 feet make for an awesome picnic spot at Patalpani. The picturesque and calm ambience around the waterfalls set amidst lush greenery is worth a visit. The depth of the pool that is formed by the waterfall is considered to be so deep that it goes into the netherworld, thus the name- Patalpani. Ganesh temple/ KhajranaKhajrana Ganesha Temple, which was built by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, is a pious destination among Hindu devotees. Devotees throng this temple on Wednesdays and Sundays for offering prayers. As per a local belief, all the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled, once they worship in this temple. One of the major festivals celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha is Vinayaka Chaturthi. In August and September every year, a fair is held in the region of Khajrana. The main focus of this fair is the Khajrana Ganesha Temple.Best Time To Visit: October to March. How to reach there:Indore is connected with Bhopal, Delhi and Mumbai.Indore is connected by bus with Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Gwalior, Mandu, Maheshwar, Omkareshwar, Ujjain, Sanchi and Vidisha.Indore is on the Western railway and is connected with major Indian cities.
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Varanasi

Varanasi was formerly known as Kashi – the city that illuminates. The religious capital of Hinduism, Varanasi is the oldest living city of India & one of the worlds’ most ancient. The present name is derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of the rivers Varuna & Asi. After breakfast, take excursion to Sarnath - the buried Buddhist city where Buddha preached his first sermon. After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya the Buddha went to Sarnath, and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park to set in motion the 'Wheel of the Dharma'. It is one of the most holy sites as in this place the stream of the Buddha's teaching first flowed. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 16th century BC to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple & the museum (closed on Friday). At the museum is the Ashok Pillar with its four guardian lions, used as independent India's’ national emblem. Visit the Bharat Mata temple with a big relief map of India in Marble, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Benaras Hindu University which has an art gallery & the mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb
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Agra

Agra is a famous city on the banks of  the river Yamuna in the northern state of  Uttar Pradesh. It ithe perfect sport for a tourist and students of architecture. Even the climate in Agra is very inviting and suitable. The city of Agra is well designed, where even the houses show huge detailing in their design. It is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and one of three World heritage sites in Agra.Taj  MahalThe Taj Mahal is Jewel of Agra. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, In 1631 the emperor shah jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife mumtaz, who died in childbirth. The white marble mausoleum at Agra has become the monument of a man’s love for a woman.In the world all people want to see the grandeur of the Taj Mahal and only a lucky few get to see this amazing in marble. The Taj Mahal glorifies and signifies human love, has withstood of time and still stands in all its glory.Agra FortThe Red Fort, at Agra is a real eye-opener. It is  in Agra is one of the earliest surviving mughal buildings in the city. Agra port also represents the first major building project of Emperor Akbar, though remains of only a few buildings build by him now survive. One of the most significant buildings of Agra Fort is the multi –storied Jahangir Mahal overlooking the river. Built by Akbar for his wife,Jodha Bai ,the Mahal is reached is through an impressive gateway. Fatehpur SikriFatehpur Sikri is a fabulous city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh India.It an extension of the upper Vindhyan ranges is situated on the bank of a large natural lake, which has now mostly dried up. It is a pre-historic site and with abundant water forest and raw material, it was ideal for primitive man’s habitation. Rock shelters with paintings exist on the periphery of the lake.The name of the place came about after the Mughal Emperor Babar defeated Raaa Sanga in a battle at place called Sikra. It is about 40 km and 25 km from Agra.Akbar's Tomb, SikandraOne of the most important bases of Mughal power, Agra is home to some of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. The tomb, or the mausoleum houses the mortal remains of one of the greatest Mughal Emperors of India, Akbar, and was built by him during his own lifetime. However, Akbar’s son Jahangir got the monument fully completed by constructing its topmost portion in white marble. Swami Bagh SamadhiSoami bagh is 15km from Agra. It is a place which house the Samadhi of the founder of the radha swami;”Swamji Maharaj”.Soami bagh Samadhi is the mausoleum of huzur, who was the initiator of the radhasomi faith.Guru ka TalGuru Ka Tal is a historical Sikh pilgrimage place dedicated to the memory of ninth Guru Tegh Bahudar Ji.Guru ka Tal was originally a reservoir meant to collect and conserve rainwater built in Agra, near Sikandra. Guru ka Tal is a holy place of worship for the Sikhs. Four of the ten Sikh Gurus are said to have paid it a visit. Jama  MasjidThe Mosque was built by Mughal emperor, Shahjahan in 1648 and dedicated to his favorite daughter, Jahanara Begum. There was a spacious, octagonal Tripolia Chowk which existed between the Jama Masjid and the Delhi gate of the Agra Fort. The Gracefully designed mausoleums, the fort and the palaces remainds of the Mughal architectural brilliance.Ram BaghRambagh Garden is also a golden name.The garden has a fabulous look and architecture all belonging to Persian style and tradition. It is serenely located at the bank of river Yamuna again and served water from it.The most beautiful and demanding queen of  Mughal dynasty  Noor Jahan, wife of Jahangir, gave this garden a new and outstanding demanding look and beauty. 
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Kanha National Park

Kanha National ParkKanha National Park is situated between the mountain peaks of Majkal and Satpura and is home to a wide variety of animal life Stretched over an area of 2000 sq km. Kanha is known for its towering trees, vast grazing lands, sparkling streams and groves of wild bamboo. This park also has a huge variety of flora that includes some 600 plants. The two streams named Banjar and Halon flow through the park and act as a reservoir. Animals like tiger, gaur, bison, sambar, chital, black buck, barasingha, leopard, barking deer and many more can be spotted here. The park also has endangered species like the swamp deer and is home to a huge variety of birds. Jungle SafariKanha's Jungle Safari gives an opportunity to watch the animals in a friendly setting, without disturbing them. To navigate people throughout the park, there is an open vehicle that takes people through the dense forest, to spot any small animal that might sneak into the meadows. Inside the jungle there is a lodge, which has a library that includes a huge collection of books, magazines and videos about wildlife. The Jungle Safari in Kanha not only involves nature walks but activities like walking through the nearby village, watching the various species of birds and dances performed by the tribal people in this area. To experience the world of the jungle more closely and minutely, one can take a walk through the winding ways inside the forest. The park also provides a guide to visitors to show the way and gather information about the jungle. Kanha MuseumInside the Kanha National Park there is the Kanha Museum. This is a place from where detailed information about the topography of the park and its various aspects can be obtained. Kawardha PalaceFrom the Kanha National Park, Kawardha Palace is a drive of around 3 hours. This resort was constructed by King Dharamraj Singh between 1936 and 1939. Stretched across an area of 11 acres, this resort is made of Italian marble. From Kawardha Palace, some nearby locations which can be visited are the Krishna Temple, Bhoremdeo Temple, Mandawa Mahal and Madan Manjari Mahal. Medicinal PlantationIn the village of Boda Chhapri at a distance of some 2 km from the village of Mocha, a MPCA or Medicinal Plantation Conservation Area is situated. This place is quite remote and located inside the forest, where it becomes denser, so it is better to take someone well-acquainted with the area.  Best Time To Visit: October to June. How to reach there:Nearest airport is at Jabalpur (156 km.), connected with regular flights from Delhi & Bhopal.Daily bus service available for Kisli and Mukki from Jabalpur and back. Taxis are available for hire from Jabalpur, Bilaspur and Raipur. Vehicles are not permitted within the park after dark.Most convenient railheads are at Jabalpur and Bilaspur. 
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Khajuraho

Khajuraho "Land of Moon God". The Khajuraho Group of Monuments located in Chhatarpur District. The name Khajuraho, ancient "Kharjurav?haka", is derived from the Sanskrit words kharjura = date palm and v?haka = "one who carries". The Khajuraho Group of Monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India. It has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculptures and the temples are made of sandstone. The city was the cultural capital of Chandela Rajputs. Archaeological Museumthe Archaeological Museum was established by government officer WA Jardine in 1910 as a place to house the loose statues and sculptures found lying on the grounds of the ruined ancient temples. Situated near the Matangeshwar Temple, the museum was constructed with an aim to preserve these artefacts. It consists of five galleries, including the main hall, showcase antique sculptures of Brahmanical, Jaina and Buddhist faiths. Housing more than 2,000 sculptures, the most prominent one is a seated Buddha figure, which indicates the existence of Buddhist shrine in the destination. Another prominent piece of collection is a four-headed Vishnu, which is also known as Vaikuntha. The idol depicts that the central head is human, while the other three are of Hayagriva, Narasimha and Varaha. One of the popular sculptures in the collection is the idol of Ambika, the Jain goddess, who was seated under a mango tree laden with fruits. Chaunsath Yogini TempleThe oldest surviving temple in the group (900 A.D.). The name of the temple is derived from the numeral 64, which means Chaunsat in Hindi. Legends state that the temple once had 64 yoginis in its 64 cells, who attended goddess Kali. Only 35 of the original 65 cells remain and no image of Kali has survived not surprisingly, since this is the earliest surviving shrine of the group dated to 900 AD. Another Kali temple, which was originally dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is the Devi Jagdambe temple. Vishwanath TempleVishwanath Temple is located on the north-eastern corner of the western group complex. Housing beautiful marble Shivalinga as a prime deity, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Apart from the main deity, the interiors of the temples are adorned with the idol of Lord Brahma. Adding beauty to the shrine, images of lions and elephants can be seen on the southern as well as northern steps of the temple. Another prime attraction of the temple is a 6 ft high Nandi bull, which is seated on top of a wide platform with a sphinx-like expression. The beautifully carved exteriors of the temple are decorated with images of Apsaras to enhance the charm and beauty of this huge temple. Chitragupta TempleChitragupta Temple is an ancient shrine located eastwards facing the direction of the rising sun. Constructed in 11th century, the temple is dedicated to Sun God, who is also known as Lord Surya. The temple houses a beautiful 5 ft high standing idol of Lord Surya driving a chariot, which is operated by seven horses. Adorned with beautifully carved walls, the temple presents a view of numerous carvings depicting historic events. The stone carvings of full figured surasundaris, image of Lord Vishnu in the 11 headed form and erotic couples are the prime attractions of the temple. Apart from this, intricate carvings of processions, dancing girls, elephant fights and hunting scenes are also done of the interiors of the temple. Apart from this, the temple also houses a three-storeyed stepped tank, which is another prominent attraction. Popularly known as Chopra, the tank was constructed by Chandela rulers. The exteriors of this beautiful temple are decorated with sculptures of Mithunas, Apsaras, Vyalas and numerous other deities. Apart from these, ascetic figures counting more than seventy are beautifully carved on the balcony panels of the temple.The south wall of the temple displays an eleven-headed Vishnu carving, which possesses ten different avatars of Lord Vishnu. The doorways of the temple portray a series of three similar but smaller figures of Lord Surya, which are also depicted in the main sanctum of the temple. Kandariya Mahadev TempleKandariya Mahadev Temple is not only one of the biggest temples of the western group of temples in Khajuraho, but the first to be constricted on the general platform. Depicting the Chandela art, the huge shrine was constructed in 1025-1050. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, as at the centre of the Garbha Griha, a linga is installed. Beautiful architecture of the temple is based on typical five-part design, which consists of Garbha Griha, Ardhamandapa, Pradakshina and Mahamandapa supported with pillars. The tower present in the temple is more than 100 ft high. The temple is decorated with around 800 images, which are mostly 3 ft high. The statues carved around the temple are segmented in three bands, which include images of gods, goddesses, erotic groups, beautiful women and musicians. The borders of the walls are carved with images of elephants and horses, warriors and hunters, acrobats and musicians, dancers and devotees. It is the only local temple, which has preserved two beautifully designed interior 'toranas', both having a delicate design. Ghantai TempleGhantai Temple is among the three famous Jain Temples represented in Khajuraho. Constructed between 950 and 1050 AD, the Ghantai temple is in ruins. The walls of the temple are beautifully decorated with display of 16 dreams of Mahavira's mother. The temple also has a stone carved image of Mahavira's mother, which is represented as a multi-armed Jain goddess hovering on a winged Garuda. The name of the Ghantai temple is derived from the beautifully carved figures of chain-and-bell, also known as ghanta, on its tall and huge pillars. Apart from this, the temple is also famous for its ornamentation, stately form and classical architecture. The eastward facing temple possesses the same design as the Parsvanath temple; however, it is larger in its conception and almost twice in its dimensions. The temple is surrounded by various Jain temples including temples of Parsvanath, Adinath and Shantinath. Adinath TempleAdinath Temple is situated on the north of the Parsvanath Temple and is one of the important temples of the Jain group of temples in Khajuraho. It is believed that this temple was constructed in the 11th century and was dedicated to Adinath, a Jain saint. This temple was constructed by the rulers of Chandel Dynasty during 950-1150 A.D. the temple also possesses a single towered shikhara, which makes the shrine beautiful. The walls of this temple are decorated with beautifully carved images and movements and postures of court musicians. The wall carvings also provide the closer view of the dance style of Nilanjana, a famous dancer in the court of Lord Adinath. Apart from these, figures of Apsaras, Shashan Devis, Yakshines and Vidyadevis add meaning to the carved walls. State Museum of Tribal and Folk ArtState Museum of Tribal and Folk Art is located within Chandela Cultural Complex in Khajuraho. The museum displays Indian tradition and culture, its fusion with foreign cultures, which came into existence through trade and incursion. Housing the rich collection of tribal and folk art and artefacts, the museum offers a brief history of custom and rituals of the tribal people. Galleries of the museum display more that 500 representative items of terracotta, wood crafts, jewellery, tribal and folk paintings, masks, tattoos and metal crafts. Apart from this, the museum also exhibits evolution of various forms, styles and designs that have transformed and evolved over passed centuries. Kalinjar FortKalinjar Fort is known for its vast collection of monuments and sculptures, which reveals many historic events and practices. Housing numerous temples and structures within it, the fortress represents an architectural expertise of the Chandela dynasty. Similar to other forts, this fort was also constructed by the Chandela rulers at the end of 1st and beginning of 2nd century for protecting their kingdom from enemies. The huge fort is located on the top of a holy hill, which is mentioned in many Hindu scriptures. The fortress was known as Kirtinagar in Satyuga, Madhyagarh in Treta, Singhalgarh in Dwapar and Kalinjar in Kalyuga. Other attractions of the fort are the palaces, chhatris, temples and structures, which are constructed in the Hindu style of architecture. Offering an unparalleled artistry and intricate stone carvings, the fort attracts many tourists to the destination round the year. The fort was constructed on 25-30 m wide foundation to provide maximum strength to the fort. It has a height of 30-35 m with 8 m wide summit with length of around 7.5 km over the hillock. The fort is constructed using sand stone and granite pieces, which are placed over each other. The name of the fort was coined by using Kalanjar, which is related to the incident of Lord Shiva consuming the poison. It is strongly believed that the place is a holy abode of Lord Shiva. Evidences for the same can be seen in the temple of Neelkanth Mahadev situated within the fort premises. The stone dug ponds and lakes are other attractions of the fort. Apart from this, the temples of the fort have rare stone images of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Bhairava and Bhairavi, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Shakti. The stone carvings of birds, animals, apsaras, mithuna and other structures are some of the important sculptures engraved on the walls of fort. Ajaigarh FortAt 80kms away, Ajaygarh Fort is some distance from Khajuraho. The fort is believed to have been built around 900 BC by kings of the Chandela Rajpur dynasty; and, like most structures of its nature, it was designed to protect the local population during offensive and sieges. The fort also houses sculptures in a row formation of goddesses called Ashta Shakti. Ajay Pal ka Talao, a famous lake, and the ruins of a Jain Temple are other prominent attractions present within the fort. The fort offers a beautiful view of Ken River, which flows within the beautiful destination. Historians state that the huge structure was provided to the fort for protecting natives from attacks and encounters of enemies and outsiders. Presently, the fort can be accessed by its two gates namely Darwaza, situated on the north and Tarhaoni, situated to the south-east. Beejamandal templeBeejamandal Temple is one of the ruined temples located in Vidisha at Khajuraho. Marked on the top by a white stone, it is believed that the temple was under the stack of earth. The architecture of the temple is influenced by Indonesian or south-east Asian styles. Since ages, the villagers of the destination regularly light the holy oil-lamp each night at this place. The ruins present at this the place depicts that the temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. The exteriors of the temple are decorated with intricately carved stone animals, pillars and walls. Apart from this, the interiors of the temple have beautiful sculptures of human forms describing vivid postures. Hindu TemplesBrahman, Vamana and Javari comprise the three Hindu temples within the eastern group. All three temples feature the same style of erotic carvings as the others; while Braham is known for its four-faced lingam statue, Vamana for its sculptures of nymphs, and Javari for its magnificent gateway. ShilpgramShilpgram is popular for promoting ancient culture of India in the form of various performances of folk arts. The cultural centre sprawls across an area of about ten acres and was established in 1998 by the government to preserve the culture and tradition of the country. The open-air site is thronged by tourists during evening to view the beautiful performances of classical and folk dancers. Vaman templeVaman Temple belonging to the eastern group of temples is dedicated to Lord Vama, the dwarf lord. Being located in the north of Khajuraho, the temple is surrounded by lush green barley fields. The top or the third row of the jangha represents framed niches containing diamonds in the place of sculptures. The architecture of the temple is similar to that of others located in Khajuraho. The temple has a single spire shikhara, a sanctum, a mahamandapa with tangential transepts, an atrium and a porch. In addition to this, the ceilings of the balconied windows are carved with various postures of women. Dulhadev templeDulhadev Temple is the last temple of the Southern Group of Temples located in Khajuraho. Constructed in 1130, the temple features classic representation of Chandela art and architecture eatures the obligatory erotic sculptures; the second is Chaturbhuj Temple, which is notable for its 3m-high image of Lord Vishnu.. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the interiors of the temple are decorated with images of Shiva and his wife, Parvati. The intricately carved jewellery work and the fine finishing of the idols portray the skills and workmanship prevalent during that period. The ceilings of the temple are decorated with stone carvings of the Apsaras and other ornamented sculptures. Shanthinath templeShanthinath Temple is a famous Jain temple dedicated to Lord Shanthinath, the 16th Jain Tirthankara. The Shanthinath Temple belongs to the eastern group of temples in Khajuraho. A famous Jain temple of Digambar sect, the temple is originally dedicated to Adinath, a Jain saint. The temple also has a picture gallery, which displays a vast collection of photos of most significant Jain monuments of India in a chronological order of their establishment. Javari TempleJavari Temple is located near the Brahma Temple and is situated in the east of Khajuraho. Falling under eastern group of Khajuraho, this temple is comparatively smaller and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Constructed between 1075 and 1100, the temple displays the ancient Khajuraho architecture. It is believed that the name of the temple is derived from the name of the owner of the land, as no Hindu deity has this title. Being similar in structure with the Chaturbhuj Temple, the holy place stands alone with dimensions measuring 11.88 m in length and 6.4 m in breadth. Representing the beautiful figures of native maidens, the exteriors of this beautiful temple are decorated with numerous complicated carvings. The elaborated entrance and the huge tower of the temple add to its beauty. Lakshmana TempleLakshmana Temple is a huge stone temple of Khajuraho, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Possessing the same architecture as that of Kandariya Mahadeva and Vishwanath temples, this temple is considered to be one of the oldest existing temples in western group. Constructed in 930-950 AD, the temple is one of the well preserved temple having a full five-part floor plan and four subsidiary shrines. This east facing temple is famous for housing more than 600 images of gods and goddesses of the Hindu mythology. The platform of the temple is beautifully decorated with patterns of elephants and horsemen carrying out parade. Apart from this, scenes of battles, hunting and processions are also engraved on the borders of the platform of the temple. Adorned with images of apsaras, the guardians of directions and other divine creatures, the bands of the temple are divided into 2 instead of 3. The western side of the temple is beautifully decorated with sculptures and the full figures of different forms of women with ornate jewellery. Lakshmi TempleLakshmi Temple and Varaha Temple are the two small shrines located in the ancient city of Khajuraho. These temples are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu deity of wealth. The interiors of the temple are adorned with huge, solid and intricately carved figure of the boar, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Matangesvara TempleMatangeshvara Temple is one of the oldest temples in Khajuraho, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Constructed using polished sandstone, the temple houses an 8 ft Shivalinga, which is believed to be among the largest in India. The temple has pillars, which are short and rigid in construction. Further, they also carry plain capitals and brackets, which are not accompanied by any sculptures or carvings. The ceilings of the temple display ornaments of cusps and floral cusps, which are not lined by any borders and elaborations. Brahma TempleBrahma Temple is located on the banks of Khajur Sagar or Ninora Tal. Constructed in 900 AD, the temple houses images of Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu. Possessing simple plan and architectural design, the temple is made with granite stone and the shikharas are built by using sandstone. It is believed that the temple stands on the twelve pillars of granite, situated on a high platform at an average elevation of 11 ft. Enshrined with a four faced picture of Brahma, the temple originally has been devoted to Lord Vishnu. Parsvanath TempleParsvanath Temple is one of the beautiful temples that is under the eastern group of temples of Khajuraho. Dedicated to one of the Jain tirthankaras, the temple is considered to be one of the largest Jain temples present in India. The temple lies in the protected zone of the city and was constructed in around 954 AD. On the basis of sculpture, architecture and inscriptions, it is believed that the temple was dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain tirthankara. Furthermore, it is also believed that the temple was built by Pahila, who was honoured by King Dhanga. The interiors of this beautiful shrine are adorned by the idol of Parsvanath. The temple is famous for housing many non-erotic sculptures, out of which images of surasundaris in various postures are prominent. Raneh FallsRaneh Falls is one of the prominent tourist attractions, which is named after King Rane Pratap, the erstwhile ruler of the region. Situated in close vicinity of the destination, the waterfall emerged at the confluence of Ken and Khuddar rivers. Forming 30 m deep and around 5 km long canyon, the falls flow down at the Ken Gharyal Sanctuary. The surroundings of the falls are adorned with crystalline granite, which is present in varying shades ranging from pink, red and grey. Apart from certain large and small falls that are formed at the assemblage, some seasonal falls also appear during monsoon season.Best Time To Visit: October to March. How to reach there:Khajuraho is connected to Delhi & Agra with regular flights.Khajuraho is connected by regular bus services with Mahoba, Harpalpur, Satna, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra, Jabalpur & Bhopal.Khajuraho has its own rail head. Apart from that, the other nearest railheads are Mahoba (64 km) and Harpalpur (94 km). Jhansi (175 km) and Satna (117 km) are convenient railheads for visitors from Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Agra & Varanasi.
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Pench

Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the satpuda hills is named after Pench river, meandering through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara.Pench National Park, comprising of 758 SQ Kms, out of which a core area of 299 sq km of Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park and the Mowgli Pench Sanctuary and remaining 464 sq km of pench national park is the buffer area.The area of the present tiger reserve has a glorious history. A description of its natural wealth and richness occurs in Ain-i-Akbari. Pench Tiger Reserve and its neighbourhood is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling's most famous work, The Jungle Book.
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Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most famous National Park of India. It is also known for the white tigers long ago. Bandhavgarh is having the highest density of the Bengal Tigers known in the world. The Park comes in Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh state.  Bandhavgarh is also the home of many species like, Gaur, Deer, Beer , Bison, Wild cats, Sambhar, Barking Deer, Nilgai & many more. It is almost sure to have the sighting of the wild animals whenever you drive through the jungle. How to Book a Jungle Safari at Bandhavgarh You are provided a open gypsy for the jungle ride. you should have a valid National Park Entry Ticket to enter into the park. the ticket can be obtain from the gate of the National park or can be booked by the online facility provided by the M.P. Government by the online portal ' www.mponline.gov.in/forest ' . Here one can book the safari ticket easily by making online payment to be sure about the ticket. As now there are very limited tickets offered by the Forest Dept. of M.P. for the conservation of the Wildlife. The Zones:M.P. Forest Dept. distributed the Jungle area on the zones. The Bandhavgarh National Park is segregated by 3 Zones which are, Tala, Magadhi & Khitauli Zones. Tala zone is declared as the premium zone by the forest dept.  Activities in Bandhavgarh Jungle Safari by the Gypsy Elephant Ride.Village Tour.Tribal Dance at resort.Nature Walk with the help of resort management.Places to VisitThe ForestBandhavgarh FortShesh Shaiya ( The Vishnu Idol) Museum Village Around the Park. Best Time to Visit :The Bandhavgarh National Park opens from 15th Oct. to 31st June Every year. The dates may be wary as per the forest dept. guidelines and instructions.  
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Bilaspur

Bilaspur Bilaspur is a city in Bilaspur District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, situated 111 km (69 mi) north of the state capital, Raipur. It is the second-largest city (after Raipur) in the state. It is the administrative headquarters of Bilaspur District. Ratanpur Ratanpur is one of the most important historic towns of Chhattisgarh. Considered as the old capital of the Chhattisgarh State, Ratanpur is situated at a distance of about 25 km from Bilaspur. According to legends, Ratanpur had been an important place in all Yugas. Ratanpur is famous for its ancient Fort and a number of amazing Temples. Khutaghat Khutaghat is a dam situated at 12 km. by road from Ratanpur and Located about 33 kms form bilaspur city on the Bilaspur Ambikapur National Highway it has matured into a picnic spot over the year.this dam is built on kharoon river and used for the irrigation of whole area. MainpatChhattisgarh Tourism Board is extensively promoting Mainpat, Chhattisgarh's only hill station as its latest happening destination. Often referred to as 'Shimla of central India', Mainpat is a picturesque hill station located close to Bilaspur.Speaking exclusively to Financial Express Online, Pallavi Shimpley, tourist officer, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, said, “Chhattisgarh offers a variety of tourist destinations. The newly opened hill station, Mainpat is one of the finest hill station in India. We are aggressively promoting this new destination throughout the nation. Bastar, Bilaspur and Raipur are well known among the tourists, but Mainpat is still an unexplored destination.
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Bhedaghat

Bhedaghat is a major attraction of Madhya Pradesh.  It is located 25 Kms on west side of the Jabalpur City. Bhedaghat became precious tourist point because of the Smoky waterfall of the River Narmada which is also known as "The Dhua Dhar Jalprapat'. The Marble Rocks adds icing in the cake to this tourist point. Bhedaghat is a major source of quality marble and comes in a very few places for the availability of the Marbles. The River flows between the Marble rocks creates an awesome view and gives a memorable experience of its own kind. For experiencing this beauty the "Boat Ride" Between the marble rocks on River Narmada is most easy way to enjoy the Paradise. Tourist Attractions:Dhuandhar WaterfallMarble RocksChausath Yogini TempleBandar KoodniBest Time To Visit: November to May. How to reach there:Jabalpur (23 km) is the nearest airport connected to Bhopal & Delhi with regular flights.Frequent buses, tempos and taxis are available from Jabalpur.Jabalpur, on the Mumbai-Howrah (via Allahabad) main line, is the main railhead. All mail, express and passenger trains halt here.
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