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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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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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Jabalpur

Jabalpur often called as Sanskaardhaani is one of the major cities of india situated in the Mahakaushal region of state of Madhya Pradesh. Jabalpur is the birthplace of snooker, a historic heart of Hindi literature movement and a prominent regional education hub. It is also a major cultural-spiritual center being the birthplace of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Osho Rajneesh. Jabalpur is also famous for an eroded volcanic rock formations called Balancing Rock. These Vaishnav and Shaiva temples in Jabalpur were the first temples in India to be opened to the Harijan. Jabalpur is the major railhead nearest to Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench Tiger Resort. Jabalpur also famous for a 76 feet (23 m) high Lord Shiva statue which houses a cavern with replicas of Shivalingam from 12 important holy shrines of Lord Shiva all over the country. In the city, there is a museum which houses a fine collection of Sculptures, Inscriptions and Prehistoric Relics. Bargi Dam situated on river Narmada in Jabalpur. The Chausath-Yogini temple is situated atop a hill rock and approached by a long flight of steps. Dedicated to Lord Shiva. MADAN MAHAL FORTAn important landmark of Jabalpur, the Madan Mahal Fort was built in 1116 by the famous Gond king Madan Shah. The fort, situated on a hilly terrain to the west of the city, provides a picturesque view of the nearby areas. Madan Mahal Fort offers some enthralling views of the low-lying vistas below. Atypical of ancient forts, this edifice does not display any ornamental artwork or sculptured embellishments. Rani Durgavati Memorial and MuseumBuilt in the year 1964, to commemorate Queen Durgavati, Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum is a storehouse of various treasured relics. The museum is home to precious miscellanies like ancient sculptures and rare manuscripts. Antique idols of Gods and Goddesses that dates back to the 10th century are also preserved in the place. A section of the museum is completely set aside, to store objects and artifacts related to the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Pisan Hari Jain Temples/ Pisan Hari Ka MandirThis cluster of ancient Jain temples, believed to be nearly 150 years old, is set atop a hillock, 7 km from the city of Jabalpur. Located near the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, these temples owe their name to a poor lady. The word 'Pisan' in Hindi means 'to grind'. It is believed that the lady initiated the construction of the temples, with the money earned from milling flour. Today, the temples form a major tourist attraction of Jabalpur, mainly because of their beauty and religious connotation. Sangram Sagar and BajnamathAbout 15 km from Jabalpur are located the medieval constructions of Sangram Sagar and Bajnamath, which were built between 1480 and 1540 by the famous Gond King, Sangram Shah. Their imposing stance is worth a sight. Aquatic birds like red crested pochards, coots and pin-tailed ducks waddle in the nearby Sangram Sagar Lake and add to the attraction of the place. Chausat Yogini TemplePositioned at the top of a hill and approached by a long stairway, Chausat Yogini Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple, with its elevated location, offers some breathtaking views of the Narmada River and the marble-crowned landscape. This 10th century temple has deftly carved stone idols of Hindu deities, belonging to the Kalchuri period. According to legends, it has a secret underground passageway that links to Queen Durgavati's palace. Tilwara GhatIt is here that Mahatma Gandhi/'s ashes are said to have been immersed. It sites on the holy bank of the Narmada and was also the venue of the open session of the Tripuri Congress in 1939. An ancient Mahadev temple (Tilwadeshwar) is located here and draws many visitors to the place. Some of its nearby attractions include Mala Devi Mandir, Pariyat Tank, Bargi Dam, Lamheta Ghat and Roopnath Lingam. MALA DEVI TEMPLEThe Mala Devi Temple was built in the 12th century, and houses a beautiful image of Mala Devi or Laxmi.Best Time To Visit: October to March. How to reach there:Jabalpur is connected with regular flights from Delhi & Bhopal.Jabalpur is connected by regular bus services with Bhopal, Indore, Satna, Raipur and Nagpur among other places.Jabalpur is on the Mumbai-Howrah (via Allahabad) main line. All mail, express and passenger trains halt.
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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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Bhopal

Bhopal is the Capital of the India state Madhya Pradesh. Being that important city for the Political & Official Purpose for state residents, It is also emerged as a popular tourist city. M.P. Tourism developed many tourist attractions in & around Bhopal. There are a lot of points to visit in Bhopal. Attractions of Bhopal ;TAJ-UL-MASAJIDThe Taj-ul-Masajid is one of the largest mosques in Asia, built by Nawab Shahjehan Begum around a courtyard with a large tank in the centre and with an imposing double storeyed gate-way with 4 recessed archways and 9 imposing cusped multifoiled openings in the main prayer hall. The Quibla wall in the prayer hall is carved with 11 recessed arches, while the mimber is made of black basalt.The structure is enlivened by the limpid expanse of water in the tank outside the northern wall. The monumentality of this structure was much greater originally when it faced the towering bastions of the Fatehgarh Fort. A three-day Ijtima congregation held here annually draws people from all over the country. JAMA MASJIDGold spikes crown the minarets of this beautiful mosque built in 1837 by Kudsia Begum. MOTI MASJIDArchitecturally akin to Delhi's Jama Masjid, this imposing mosque was built by Sikander Jehan, daughter of Kudsia Begum, in 1860. SHAUKAT MAHAL AND SADAR MANZILSituated at the entrance to the Chowk area in the heart of the walled city, Shaukat Mahal is an architectural curiosity. Its mixture of styles in Occidental idioms sets it apart from the predominantly Islamic architecture of the area. It was designed by a Frenchman, said to be a descendent of an offshoot of the Bourbon Kings of France. Post Renaissance and Gothic styles are combined to charming effect here. Nearby is the elegant once-opulent Sadar Manzil, Hall of Public Audience, of the former rulers of Bhopal. GOHAR MAHALSituated behind Shaukat Mahal on the banks of the Upper Lake is Gohar Mahal, which is an architectural gem dating back to the times of Kudsia Begum, also known as Gohar Begum, who built this sprawling palace in 1820. The Mahal is a magnificent expression of the fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture. BHARAT BHAWANOne of the most unique national institutes in India, Bharat Bhawan is a centre for the performing and visual arts. Designed by renowned architect, Charles Correa, the contours of Bharat Bhawan merge in exquisite harmony with the landscape creating a visual impact of spacious and natural elegance. The centre houses a museum of the arts, an art gallery, a workshop for fine arts, a repertory theater, indoor and outdoor auditoria, a rehearsal room and libraries of Indian poetry, classical and folk music. Open from 2 pm to 8 pm every day except Mondays. INDIRA GANDHI RASHTRIYA MANAV SANGRAHALAYA (A POST COLONIAL MUSEUM)The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind) is a unique Museum, spread over 200 acres of undulating land on the Shamla Hills on the Upper Lake front. It is situated in a prehistoric site and may be the only museum in the world strewn with numerous prehistoric painted rock shelters. It is a post-colonial museum of communities rather than objects, dedicated to in situ revitalisation of local knowledge systems and life enhancing traditions rather than ex situ display of objects. It is engaged in recollection rather than collection. The museum display has been curated directly by the folk and tribal communities, camping at site, to create a miniature presentation of Indian folk ways through display of eco-specific habitations & subsistence practices in the tribal, coastal, desert, and Himalayan habitats. The library, audio-visual archive, computerised documentation and the collection of ethnographic specimens in the Museum, though modest in size are among the best in the world. GOVERNMENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUMA fine collection of sculptures are on display here from various parts of Madhya Pradesh. Highlights of the collection are: paintings of various schools, copies of paintings from the Bagh caves near Mandu and the statues of Alakshmi and the Buddha. The museum is closed on Mondays. LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE AND MUSEUMThis beautiful temple on the Arera Hills has a Museum attached to it which houses a collection of sculptures from Raisen, Sehore, Mandsaur and Shahdol districts of Madhya Pradesh. The museum is open from 9am to 5pm every day except Mondays. VAN VIHARThis safari-park is located on a hill adjacent to the Upper Lake, with an area of 445 hectares. In these natural surroundings, wildlife watchers can view a variety of herbivorous and carnivorous species. Open everyday, except Friday, (Timings: 1st April to 30 September, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and 01 October to 31 March, from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM) REGIONAL SCIENCE CENTREBasically a science museum, located on the picturesque Shamala Hills, Regional Science Centre houses about 300 participatory exhibits distributed equally in 'Invention' & 'Fun Science' galleries, and a 'taramandal' (Planetarium).The museum remains open from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm on all days except Mondays. UPPER AND LOWER LAKESThe Upper Lake is divided from the Lower Lake by an overbridge. M. P. Tourism's Boat Club on the Upper Lake provides facilities for exciting trips by sail, paddle and motor boats. Best Time To Visit: Whole the year.  How to reach there:Regular flights connect Bhopal with Delhi, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Indore and Mumbai.Regular bus services connect Bhopal with Indore(186 km), Mandu(285 km), Ujjain(188 km), Khajuraho (383 km), Pachmarhi(195 km), Gwalior(423 km), Sanchi(46 km), Jabalpur(295 km) and Shivpuri(311 km).Bhopal is on the Delhi-Chennai main line. Major trains going from Mumbai to Delhi via Itarsi and Jhansi also go through Bhopal.
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Gwalior

  Gwalior is famous for Gwalior Fort. Gwalior is the fourth largest city of Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior owes its name to a sage of former times. According to history, the original fort of Gwalior was founded by the Bargujar Kings. Many historical places are found near the Dabra-Bhitarwar Road. Gwalior fort also has the Gurudwara Data Bandi built in the memory of the sixth Sikh Guru Har Gobind. There is a Gurdwara that was converted to a mandir of "kalli devi" and process is on to take it back by sikhs. Gwalior is a well acknowledged place of art, associated with historic as well as contemporary evidence. Culturally Gwalior is the confluence of two rich cultures Bundeli and Braj. also known as city of Music. Tansen, born in Behat, trained in music at Vrindavan, served Raja Ramchandra Waghela of Bandhawgarh, then went to Agra under the patronage of Akbar. The Gwalior Gharana is one of the oldest Khayal Gharanas and one to which most classical Indian musicians can trace the origin of their style.  Gwalior Fort It is one of the biggest forts in India and historical records state that it was built in the 8th century. Known as 'The Pearl in the Necklace of the Forts of Hind' by the Mughal Emperor Babur, the fort attracts thousands of tourists every year. The fort was constructed in two parts; the first part constitutes the main fort that was built during the early rule of the Tomaras. Apart from this, other buildings present in the fort were constructed by Raja Man Singh Tomar for his queen, Mrignayani during the 15th century. Gwalior Fort is situated on an isolated rock, offering views of entire Gwalior town. Full of medieval architecture, the fort houses a number of historic buildings including Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal cum museum, Teli-ka-Mandir Temple and many others. To highlight the importance of this fort, the Indian Postal Service has issued a postage stamp with a picture of the fort. Spread across an area of about 3 sq km, the fort was constructed at a height of 100 metres above the city. Surrounded by walls of sandstone, the fort has three temples, six palaces and number of water tanks.  Phool Bagh Phool Bagh is situated within the vicinity of Gwalior Railway Station. Constructed by late Madho Rao Scindia, Phool Bagh comprises a residential palace and a museum along with other buildings. The garden was inaugurated by the Prince of Wales in 1922 on his visit to Gwalior. Gwalior zoo along with a temple, a mosque and a Gurudwara are situated in the garden. Moreover, there is a Theosophical Lodge and a prayer place within the campus of Phool Bagh.   Suraj Kund Suraj Kund is a tank located in the Gwalior Fort. The kund was constructed in the 15th century though its history dates back to as early as 425 AD. Legend states that during this period a king named Suraj Sen went into the forest for hunting and was missing. The king asked for water from the sage Gwalipa, who lived in the forest. The sage asked him to climb a hill for water. The water of the tank cured his leprosy and as a token of gratitude to the sage, he constructed the Suraj tank and a temple. The local people still believe that the water in the tank has medicinal power. Beautiful surroundings and historical significance of the tank attract many devotees as well tourists every year. Hathi Pool is the main entrance of the Gwalior Fort. Also known as Hathiya Paur, the main gate offers direct entry to Man Mandir Palace, which was constructed by Man Singh. Hathi PoolPossessing a series of seven gates, Hathi Pool is the last gate of the fort. The gate received its name from the statue of a life-sized elephant, which was once made at the entrance to the gate. The huge gate built with stone on the south-east corner of the palace has cylindrical towers that are covered with cupola domes. Another belief behind the name of this gate is its huge size through which even elephants could pass. The gate can only be accessed after passing through six other gates of the fort. Besides Hathi Pool, another prominent gate used by travellers to enter the fort is the Badalgarh Gate.  Sas-Bahu Temple These temples are not dedicated to Sas (mother-in-law) and Bahu (daughter-in-law) but rather the short form of Shashtra Bahu, another name of Lord Vishnu. These temples situated adjacent to each other and the larger one is elaborately decorated with beautiful carvings and sculptures. The roof of the larger temple is adorned with a marvelous lotus carving which is very fascinating. These ancient temples display exceptional architectural brilliance and are a perfect destination for pious people.   Memorial of Tansen The Memorial of Tansen, also known as the 'Tomb of Tansen', is located in the vicinity of the tomb of Muhammad Ghaus. Surrounded by gardens, the tomb is has a typical Mughal architectural style. Buried in the tomb complex of Muhammad Ghaus, Tansen was a follower of the Sufi saint. He also learnt Hindustani classical music and several ragas from Muhammad Ghaus, his music teacher. Tansen was an exponent of the Dhrupad style and developed the Gwalior Gharana style. Apart from being a beautiful monument, the tomb also serves as a part of the living cultural heritage of Gwalior. A national level music festival is organized every year during the months of November and December at the tomb. Many emerging musicians and singers perform at the site during festivals and competitions.  Kala VithikaKala Vithika is one of the prominent museums housing ancient instruments of the great Indian masters of history. The museum also has many paintings and portraits displaying the rich culture and history of the city. Under the guidance of sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, the ancestral house of the legendary Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan has recently been converted into Sarod Ghar. Constructed by Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Memorial Trust, the museum is designed as per traditional Gwalior architecture.  Teli Ka Mandir Teli-ka-Mandir or the Oilman's Temple is situated within the Gwalior Fort. Historical evidence states that the temple was either constructed during the 8th century or 11th century. The temple is referred to as the oldest temple of the fort, which portrays a combination of South Indian and North Indian architectural styles. It is a 100 feet high temple, which has influence from both Buddhist and Hindu architectural styles. The temple was originally dedicated to Lord Vishnu but was later converted to the worship of Lord Shiva. The entrance door has a torana or archway accompanied by beautifully decorated sculpted images. These include images of romantic couples, river goddesses, flower decoration and a Garuda. The structure of Garuda is the highest monument in the fort, which can be seen from a distance.  Gujari MahalThe 15th century Gujari Mahal is a monument to the love of Raja Mansingh Tomar for his intrepid Gujar Queen, Mrignayani. Gujari Mahal is one of the palaces in Gwalior which has now been transformed into a museum. The palace was converted into a museum in 1922 and is known by the name of Central Archaeological Museum. Housing 28 galleries and around 6,000 artefacts, the museum is known for its collection of sculptures, coins, pottery, terracotta, paintings, inscriptions and weapons. The museum possesses antiques from the 2nd century to at least 300 years ago. It was built on demand of the queen that she needed a separate palace for herself with regular water supply. For fulfilling the same, the structure was constructed near the Rai River. The collection provides evidences that fifteen among the thirty one great singers of the country, including Tansen, learnt classical singing in this mahal. The museum is also popular for a huge collection of photographs including the Bagh Cave paintings and monuments of India.  Man Mandir PalaceMan Mandir Palace was constructed by Man Singh Tomar between the years 1486-1517. The palace was ruled by various rulers such as Kachwaha Rajputs, Qutubiddin Aibawk, the Tomaras, Mughals, Marathas, the British and the Scindias. This palace is also known as Chit Mandir or Painted Palace. It is constructed in four levels, out of which two are underground. The palace is an 80 feet high structure, which has six rounded towers with cupolas. The circular prison within the palace witnessed imprisonment and murder of Murad, who was killed by his brother Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor. Jhulagar, Kesar Kunda and Phansi Ghar are the prominent structural premises, which were used during the Mughal era. Influenced by both Hindu and medieval architecture, the exteriors of the palace are decorated with designed tiles. The chambers are decorated with carved stone walls. The interiors of the palace are designed with coloured paintings of human figures, animals and flowers and glazed tiles. Jauhar Kund Jauhar Kund is one of the prominent attractions, which is built within the Gwalior Fort. Besides palaces and temples, many tanks were built in the Gwalior Fort. The surroundings and the design of the tanks were made as per medieval architecture. For maintaining adequate water supply in the fort, the tanks were constructed near the water sources such as rivers, tributaries, water streams and lakes. Mansarovar Tal, Gangola Tal, KatoraTal, EkKhambha Tal, Rani Tal and Chedi Tal are the various tanks built within the fort. According to history, Jauhar Kund is the tank where Rajput women of the harem committed Jauhar or suicide, when the place was attacked by Iltumash. After the defeat of the King of Gwalior in 1232, the women of the region carried out mass sati or self-immolation around the tank.   Tomb of Ghous Mohammed The tomb of Ghous Mohammed is a prominent sightseeing attraction located in the old town of Hazira. Legend states that the tomb belongs to Ghous Mohammed, the Afghan prince, who later turned into a Sufi saint. According to history, the prince also helped Babur in acquiring the Gwalior Fort. Constructed in the 16th century, the tomb originally belonged to the time of Akbar. An example of Mughal architecture, the screens of the monument have been carved and developed using the pierced stone technique. The tomb has number of chhatris that are covered with blue tiles. Moreover, the walls feature intricate carvings and latticework. The Tomb of Ghous Mohammed is situated near the neighbouring tomb, which belongs to Tansen, a great composer and singer. Apart from being a prominent Sufi Shattari exponent and author, the Mohammed was also the spiritual mentor of Tansen.Dev Kho Dev Kho is located at a distance of around 16 km from Gwalior. Owing to its natural beauty, the place is a habitat of numerous species of birds and wild animals. Dev Kho is also popular for a temple of Lord Shiva, which is situated on a hillock. It can be easily reached by road with the availability of taxis from the city. Chhatris of Scindia DynastyThe Chhatris of Scindia Dynasty are one of the prominent tourist attractions and is located in the Chhatri Bazar. Possessing various chhatris of the Scindia dynasty, these are famous for their architecture and beautiful structure. Apart from others, the Chhatris of Jivaji Rao Scindia, Daulat Rao Scindia and Janko ji Rao Scindia are well known. These chhatris preserve the beauty of the medieval period and are decorated with stone carvings of elephants, horses and tigers.  Jai Vilas Mahal Jai Vilas Mahal is a huge and beautiful palace constructed in the European style. The 25 rooms of the palace have been converted into the museum. The museum is one of the largest in Madhya Pradesh and has the worlds largest chandelier and the complex reflective the mixture of the British as well as Hindu architecture.This standing Italianate structure is a combination of Tuscan and Corinthian architectural styles. Designed by Lt. Col. Sir Michael Filose, the palace was constructed by Maharaja Jivaji Rao Scindia in 1809. The palace also has historic swords, which were once worn by Aurangzeb and Shah Jahan during their ruling period. At present, some parts of the palace are occupied by the Scindia family. Gurudwara Data Bandi ChhodGurudwara Data Bandi Chhod is a memorial constructed in the memory of Guru Hargobind Sahib, the 6th Sikh Guru. History states that Guru Hargobind Sahib was imprisoned in the premises by Jehangir for over two years. During the time of release of the guru, he also wanted 52 Hindu kings, who were his fellow prisoners, to be released. Built inside the Gwalior Fort, the Gurudwara was constructed in 1970. Made up of marble and colourful stained glass exteriors, the Gurudwara is one of the significant Sikh pilgrimage sites.Sun TempleSurya Mandir, also known as Sun Temple, is the replica of the famous Sun Temple of Konark in Orissa. Dedicated to the Sun god, the temple is situated near the residency at Morar, and is one of the pilgrimage places in the region. The temple was constructed by G.D. Birla, the famous industrialist of India in 1988. Surya Mandir is constructed using red sand stone and white marble. The exterior of the temple is decorated with red sand stone while the interiors present a perfect white marble work. The exteriors of the temple are also decorated with numerous stone carved images depicting various Hindu gods. Samadhi of Rani Lakshmi BaiThe Samadhi of Rani Lakshmi Bai is located in the complex of Phool Bagh. Virangana Lakshmi Bai is a well known freedom fighter, who fought against the British for the freedom of the princely state, Jhansi. For paying tribute and respect to the Rani, an eight metalled tall statue of Rani Lakshmi Bai has been installed within the garden. In her honour and memory, every year a fair is organised in Gwalior on 18th June. Dargah Khwaja Kanoon Sahib Dargah Khwaja Kanoon Sahib was built in the memory of Khwaja Kanoon Sahib Nagauri. He was a resident of Marwad and arrived in Gwalior during 1481. His full name was Saiyed Saiyeeduddin Kanoon Rehmat Ullah Aleh chishtiya, which is carved on the dome of the Dargah. Known as Khwaja Kanoon, Hazrat Khwaja Kanoon Sahib died in 940 Hijri, the Islamic Calendar. It is believed that visiting the Dargah for regularly 40 days fulfils all the desires.  Best Time To Visit: October to March. How to reach there:Gwalior is connected with regular flights from Delhi & Bhopal.Gwalior is connected by regular bus service with Agra, Mathura, Jaipur, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chanderi, Indore, Jhansi, Khajuraho, Rewa, Jabalpur, Ujjain and Shivpuri.Gwalior is on the Central Railway's main Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai lines. Among other major trains, the Shatabdi and the Taj Express connect Gwalior with Delhi and Agra daily.+ 
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Chitrakoot

Chitrakoot means the 'Hill of many wonders'. Chitrakuta is a town located in Satna district. It is a town of religious, cultural, historical and archaeological importance, situated in the Bundelkhand region. It borders the Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh, and is known for a number of temples and sites mentioned in Hindu scriptures. Chitrakoot falls in the northern Vindhya range of mountains. Chitrakoot Parvat Mala includes Kamad Giri, Hanumaan Dhara, Janki Kund, Lakshman pahari, and Devangana famous Religious mountains. Chitrakuta as an eminently holy place inhabited by the great sages, abounding in monkeys, bears and various other kinds of fauna and flora. Ram GhatRam Ghat is a long stretch of steps made on the bank of Mandakini River. People believe that the sacred Sarayu River surfaces from its underground source here and then again vanish. It is believed that during exile, Lord Rama, Laxman and Sita took shelter here and appeared before poet Tulsidas. Tulsi Chabutra, a platform in the Ram Ghat, is believed to be a place where Tulsidas wrote the Ram Charit Manas. Hanuman DharaHanuman Dhara is a great shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman, in one of the wooded hills of Chitrakoot, about 5 km from Ram Ghat. As per legend, Hanuman flew to this hill with his tail on fire, after destroying Lanka. To cool his extreme anger he stood under a stream of icy water flowing out of the rock, which was later named as Hanuman Dhara. Tourists can see his idol under a flow of cold, crystal clear water here. Tourists climb 360 steps to seek blessings of this great warrior. KamadgiriKamadgiri, a forested mountain, is of prime religious importance in Chitrakoot District. As per legends, Lord Brahma performed havan here, with 108 fire pits, before creating the universe. The mountains in this region have several caves. The entire, bow-shaped, mountain of Kamadgiri is believed to be hollow, with a vast lake present inside it. Around this underground lake, tourists can see several sages performing meditation. It is believed that Rishi Bhardwaj advised Lord Rama to spend most of his time during the exile at this beautiful place. The hollow mountain is said to have four doors. The Pramukh Dwar or the main entrance is now a shrine and the other three comprise large gates. The rain water that accumulates, flow out in the form of 360 springs at the same time. Janaki KundJanaki Kund is a stretch of river Mandakini, with a series of steps present on the left bank. This beautiful stretch of river has crystal clear greenish blue water. As per legends, Janaki Kund was Sita's favourite bathing place during the period of her exile. The footprints visible near the kund are believed to be that of Sita. The Rama Janaki Raghuveer Temple located nearby and a statue of Sankat Mochan Hanuman can also be seen here. Sphatik ShilaSphatik Shila is a densely forested area on the banks of Mandakini River, situated few kilometres away from the Janaki Kund. There is a large boulder bearing impressions of Lord Rama's footprints. It is said that Lord Rama did shringar to his wife Sita here. Moreover, it is the same place where Sita was bitten by Jayant, disguised as a crow. Sati Anusuya AshramaSati Anusuya Ashrama is located amidst thick forest, about 16 km away from the town. As per Hindu mythology, it is here that Maharishi Atri along with his wife Anusuya and three sons lived here. It is believed that Lord Rama along with Sita visited this place to meet Atri Muni and his wife Anusuya. It is here where Sita was explained the importance of Satitva by Sati Anusuya. It is the starting point of the dense forests of Dandaka, which was ruled by Ravana. As per the great sage Valmiki, there was no rainfall in Chitrakoot for ten years. As a result, there was drastic famine and nothing was left for the birds and animals to eat or drink. Sati Anusuya performed tapasya and brought River Mandakini down to earth, resulting in the end of sufferings of sages and animals. Gupt GodavariGupt Godavari is a cavern located at a distance of 19 km south of Ram Ghat. As per the legend, the Godavari River emerging as a perennial stream from the rocks deep inside this cave, flows down to another cave below and then disappears. A massive rock is seen protruding out of the ceiling which is believed to be the remains of the Demon Mayank. This demon had the audacity of stealing Sita's clothes when she was bathing and hence was killed by Laxman. It is believed that during their exile, Lord Rama along with his brother Laxmana held a court in this cave. There is also a beautifully carved sculpture of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva at the entrance of the cave. Param KutirParam Kutir is believed to be the cottage built by Laxman for his brother Lord Rama and his sister-in-law Sita. Laxman single-handedly constructed this hut using bamboo and other jungle materials. A temple was constructed on the site of the Param Kutir, which is frequented by tourists year-round. Bharat Milap MandirBharat Milap Mandir is located close to the Param Kutir. It is believed to be the place where Bharat came to meet Lord Rama to persuade him to take his rightful place as the King of Ayodhya. As per legend, Bharat along with his army as well as the royal family and nobility of Ayodhya camped here. Impressions of Lord Rama and Bharat feet are still present here. Bharat KoopBharat Koop is a huge well near Bharatpur village, located around 50 km West of Chitrakoot. It is believed that Bharat brought water from all the holy places to smooth Lord Rama as the King of Ayodhya. Bharat was unsuccessful in persuading Rama to return to his kingdom and take his place as the king. When Rama did not agree, Bharat, as per instructions of Maharishi Atri, poured the holy water in this well. Valmiki AshramaValmiki Ashrama is located 18 km away from the district headquarter, on the Allahabad Road. This Ashram is situated on a lofty hill, on the bank of the Valmiki River. As per Hindu Mythology, Sita gave birth to her two sons Lava and Kush here in this ashram, after she was abandoned by Lord Rama. It is also said that Lord Rama, Sita and Laxman has passed through this Ashram on their way to Chitrakoot. Ram ShaiyyaRam Shaiyya is located near village Bihara, about 3 km West of Pili-Kothi Ashram. It is believed that during exile, Lord Rama with his wife Sita used to sleep on a huge rock here. The imprints of the mattress can still be seen on the rock. Besides the mark of the mattress, another mark of a bow is also visible. Sarbhang AshramaSarbhang Ashrama is situated at a distance of about 20 km south east of Sati Anusuya Ashrama. There is a Ganga Kund and Shiva Temple in this place. Close to the Ashram, tourists can find 108 Yagya Vedikas at the foot of the hill. Here Sage Sarbhang received Darshan of Lord Rama, on his way to the forest. Bathing in this Ganga-Kund has a special religious significance. It is believed that taking a dip in the Ganga-Kund of Sarbhang Ashrama is equal to taking repeated dips in the sacred Ganges. Shabari FallShabari Fall is a beautiful spring at the origin of Mandakini River, near Jamunihai village about 8 km from the south of Markundi village of the district. The unique characteristic of this fall is that one stream flows under the other. The Mandakini Kund is a deep reservoir located just below this fall.Best Time To Visit: July to March. How to reach there:The nearest airport is at Khajuraho (175 km), connected with Delhi & Agra.Regular bus services connect Chitrakoot with Jhansi, Mahoba, Chitrakoot Dham, Harpalpur, Satna and Chhatarpur.The nearest railhead is at Chitrakootdham (Karwi) (11 km) on the Jhansi-Manikpur main line.
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Maheshwar

Maheshwar is a town in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh state. The town lies on the north bank of the Narmada River. The name Maheshwar comes from Mahesh, a name for Lord Shiva. The word Maheshwar in Hindi means abode of Lord Mahesh. Maheshwar town is built on the site of the ancient city of Somvanshya Shastrarjun Kshatriya, and was the capital of king Kartavirya Arjuna,. Maheshwar served as the capital of Rajmata Ahilya Devi Holkar, ruler of the state of Indore.Maheshwar is known for delicate cotton and silk blend handloom saris woven by its people. Maheshwar is also known for its distinctive handwoven sarees called Maheshwari exquisitely woven 'Maheshwari' sarees which were introduced into Maheshwar 250 years ago by Rani Ahilyabai. Maheshwar was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization when it was Mahishmati. MandleshwarMandleshwar is located around 8.4 km away from Maheshwar and contains various attractions like Hathani, Ganga-Zira Chhappan-Dev, Dhawal-kunda, Shstradhra and Ramkund. It also houses a dam, which is constructed across the River Narmada. Ahileshwara TempleAhileshwara Temple is located on the shores of the River Narmada. This temple is home to another shrine dedicated to Lord Ram, besides its main shrine. Various carvings adorn the front side of this temple. In addition to these, this temple also exhibits several images of Maratha soldiers and elephants, which attracts many visitors to its premises. Kaleshwara TempleKaleshwara Temple lies within equipped ramparts on the northern banks of River Narmada. This temple has the deity of Lord Kaleshwar, who was considered as the destructive avatar of Lord Shiva. The Kaleshwar avatar is believed to destroy everything completely and dissolve it as it was nothing. Located on an elevated platform, this temple is red in colour and contains various spiral domes. These domes are pointed in upward direction with vertical projections. Rajaraheshwara TempleRajaraheshwara Temple is considered as the temple of eternal flame lamps or the 11 Akhand Jyoti Deepak. Located in vicinity of Ahileshwara Temple, it is one of the various Shiva temples of the town. Adorned with architectural carvings and sculptures, this temple is situated on the banks of River Narmada and the shrine also encompasses stretches of several Ghats, which offer a view of Shiva lingams and Nandi shrines. It is believed that the lamps of the temple are always lightened by flames, which are not allowed to extinguish. Moreover, various devotees offer ghee, source of lighting lamps, which is considered as the major offering in the temple. Jaleshwar TempleJaleshwar Temple is among those temples of Maheshwar, which are dedicated to Lord Shiva. The presiding deity is worshipped as God of Water, which is counted among the various forms of Lord Shiva. Idol of the presiding deity is in the form of Lingam and attracts various devotees. Moreover, the temple is also known for its carved overhanging balconies, architecture and its various spires. According to legend, Lord Shiva is believed to be the protector of earth from the fall of the water of River Ganga from heaven. Pandrinath TemplePandrinath Temple is counted among one of the famous temples of Maheshwar, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. As per legend, the incarnation of Lord Krishna took place on the 8th day of Sravan month. It is because of this, that Pandrinath is one of the other names of Lord Krishna. The notion of the worship of Mahavishnu in the form of Pandrinath was originated from the Vaishnava Saints and Puranas belonging to the period range from 13th to 17th century. With the help of their teachings, kirtans and poems, these saints created this form of worship. Kashi Viswanath TempleKashi Viswanath Temple is dedicated to the Jyotirlinga form of Lord Shiva and is among the renowned temples of Maheshwar. This temple was built by Queen Ahilyabai Holkar of the Holkar Dynasty. As per mythology, devotees will be relieved from their pains and sorrows on the holy darshan of this Jyotirlinga. It is believed that the darshan of this Jyotirlinga is equal to the darshan of all the other Jyotirlingas in the rest of India. Peshwa, Ahilya and Fanese GhatsA flight of step lead down to the river, often crowed with pilgrims and holy men who sit here in the ferry loads of villagers who cross and recross these surging waters. Lining the blanks, too, are poignant memorials in stone to the satis of Maheshwar, who perished on the funeral pyres of their husbands. Running along the banks are countless temples dedicated to the numerous Hindu deities. Holkar FortHolkar Fort, located on the bank of River Narmada, was built in the 18th century. This monument was the residence of Queen Ahilyabai Holkar, due to which it is also known as the Queen's Fort. It also served as the administrative headquarters of the queen and has now been converted into a guesthouse. Presently, it is managed by the son of the last Maharajah of Indore, Prince Shivaji Rao Holkar. This fort displays various chhatris and a seat, where Ahilyabai used to sit. It houses a Wada Palace, which was built in 1766, and represents the architecture of the Maratha period.Best Time To Visit: October to March. How to reach there:Nearest airport is at Indore (91 km), connected with Mumbai, Delhi and Bhopal.Regular buses are available from Barwah, Khandwa, Dhar and Dhamnod.Nearest railheads are Barwaha (39 km), Indore (91 km), Khandwa and Mhow on the Western railway. 
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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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