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  • The national parks in Madhya Pradesh are known for their rich biodiversity. A visit to these national parks should be on the top of the bucket list of every wildlife lover. Apart from many historical landmarks and various temples, what makes Madhya Pradesh so famous is its wildlife tourism. 

    Blessed bountifully by nature, Madhya Pradesh is one of those states in India where you can see the most exotic creatures walking carefree in the wild. Boasting of 9 national parks and 6 tiger reserves, Madhya Pradesh is the wildlife hotspot of India that offers a trip into the serenity of nature in the wild world of fascinating animals.

    When it comes to spotting the most magnificent of all animals,  tiger, Madhya Pradesh will charm you like no other state. There are some heritage national parks like Bandhavgarh, Kanha, and Pench where you can enjoy the sightings of the Royal Bengal tigers in their original habitat. 

    Along with that, these tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh are also known for offering some memorable sights of myriad rare species of flora and fauna when you pay a visit. Being away from the noise and pollution of the cities and just enjoying the rustic charm of wildlife and nature is one of the best retreats that these national parks have to offer.

    Undertaking a wildlife safari in these national parks is one of the most recommended activities for all tourists. Along with the adventure of spotting these elusive animals, this activity allows you to refresh and relax in a world full of fascinating wild animals. 

    One can not only spot tigers here but can also watch other animals like deer, leopards, wild boar, etc. in their natural habitat. Offering a distinct landscape that calls out to the nature lovers for a rejuvenating experience, these national parks in Madhya Pradesh are a great escape from all the humdrum affairs of life.

    Here is the list of the best national parks in Madhya Pradesh:

  • 01Kanha National Park

    Kanha National Park

    Also famous as one of the best managed national parks in Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is known for its beautiful landscapes. A trip to Kanha National Park is full of thrills where you can witness the Royal Bengal tigers along with other creatures like leopards and barasingha. 

    Exemplifying the natural splendor of the landscape, there are many streams, luxuriant meadows and dense jungles that adorn Kanha National Park. 

    One of the most popular locations here is Bammi Dadar which is also famous as a Sunset Point. Kanha National Park is also famed for being the inspiration for the famous ‘The Jungle Book’ penned by Rudyard Kipling.

    Flora and Fauna:

    Flora: Sal, Saja, Lendia, Dhawa, Tendu, Palas, Bija, Mahua, Aonla, Achar and Bamboo.

    Fauna: Tiger, Panther, Chital, Sambar, Barasingha, Blackbuck, Barking deer, Python, Indian Cobra, Russell's Viper, Indian Krait, Common Rat Snake, Common Skink, Giant Danio, Common Rasbora, Mud Perches etc.

    Safari Timings:

    Summer: Morning: 6:30 am to 11:00 am

                   Evening: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Winter: Morning: 6:00 am to 11:00 am

                 Evening: 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    Safari Cost: - INR 6500 per vehicle (for Indians)

                        - INR 9500 per vehicle (for Foreigners)

    Location: Kisli Gate, Village Khatia, P.O. Kanha National Park, Mandla, Madhya Pradesh.

    Total Area: 940 square kilometers

    Best time to Visit: Mid-October to June end

    How to reach:

    By Air: The National Park can be reached from the Jabalpur airport which is at a distance of 160 km and Nagpur airport which is at a distance of 300 km.

    By Rail: One can reach Kanha National Park by rail through the nearest railway station Gondia that is about 145 km away and Jabalpur that is about 160 km away.

    Note: -At Kanha afternoon shift of Jeep Safari remains closed for visitors on every Wednesday.

              -Morning & Afternoon both the shift remain close on Holi festival (In the month of March)

    Where to Stay: Some of the best resorts in Kanha National Park.

    You can also check here the ultimate guide of Kanha National Park.

  • 02Bandhavgarh National Park

    Bandhavgarh National Park

    Capture the most amazing glimpses of wild creatures going about their daily lives in the luxuriant landscapes of Bandhavgarh National Park. Renowned for having the highest number of tigers in India, Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the best tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh to catch a sight of this majestic animal.

    The place also has an interesting history as it is believed that the white tigers were first found here and it was also a famed hunting ground for the maharajas. Some of the most exciting things to do here include trekking to the beautiful bandhavgarh fort, shopping in bandhavgarh market, enjoying a wildlife safari, wildlife photography, etc.

    Flora and Fauna:

    Flora: Sal, Saj, Mahua, Bija, Bel, Banyan, Jamun, Bahera, Haldu, Pipal etc.

    Fauna: White Tigers, Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Gaur, Chausingha and Chinkara, the Asiatic jackal, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Grey Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, and Leopard.

    Safari Timings:

    Summer: Morning: 5:30 am to 10:00 am

                   Evening: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Winter: Morning: 6:30 am to 11:00 am

                 Evening: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

    Safari Cost: - INR 5550 per vehicle (for Indians)

                        - INR 7550 per vehicle (for Foreigners)

    Location: State Highway 10, Near Petrol Pump, Bandhavgarh, District Umaria, Tala, Madhya Pradesh

    Total Area: 1,536 square kilometers

    Best time to Visit: October to June

    How to reach:

    By Air: The National Park can be reached from the Khajuraho airport which is at a distance of 250 km.

    By Rail: One can reach the Bandhavgarh National Park by rail through the nearest railway station Umaria railway station that is about 35 km away.

    Note: -At Bandhavgarh afternoon shift of Jeep Safari remains closed for visitors on every Wednesday.

              -Morning & Afternoon both the shift remain close on Holi festival (In the month of March)

    Where to Stay: Some of the best jungle resorts in Bandhavgarh National Park.

    Go through this ultimate guide of Bandhavgarh National Park.

  • 03Panna National Park

    Panna National Park

    One of the most gorgeous national parks in Madhya Pradesh, Panna National Park is hailed for the variety of flora and fauna it is home to. With the river Ken flowing through it,  this national park strikes awe in the mind of every nature lover. One can enjoy the beauty of this place by taking a boat safari or an elephant safari. 

    Among the most fascinating tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh, Panna National Park is famous for sightings of wild creatures like the Indian tiger, gharial, vulture, four horned antelope, etc. A few notable attractions that you should not miss while visiting Panna National Park are raneh falls, ken gharial sanctuary, mahamati prannathji temple, madla, ajaygarh fort etc.

    Flora and Fauna:

    Flora: Saja, Salai, Tendu, Achar, Kullu, Seja, Aonla, Mahua, Bel, etc.

    Fauna: Tiger, Jungle Cat, Wild Dog, Leopard, Hyena, Sambar, Sloth Bear, Blue Bull, Spotted Deer, Four-horned Antelope, Chinkara, Porcupine, Hare, Rusty Spotted Cat, Ratel, Tree Shrew, etc.

    Safari Timings:

    Summer: Morning: 5:30 am to 9:30 am

                   Evening: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

    Winter: Morning: 7:00 am to 10:30 am

                 Evening: 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    Safari Cost: - INR 1000 per vehicle (for Indians)

                        - INR 2000 per vehicle (for Foreigners)

    Location: NH 75, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh 471405

    Total Area: 542.7 square kilometers

    Best time to Visit: November to June

    How to reach:

    By Air: The National Park can be reached from the Khajuraho airport which is at a distance of 26 km.

    By Rail: One can reach Panna National Park by rail through the nearest railway station Jhansi that is about 176 km away.

    Note: -At Panna afternoon shift of Jeep Safari remains closed for visitors on every Wednesday.

              -Morning & Afternoon both the shift remain close on Holi festival (In the month of March)

    Where to Stay: Here are the most luxurious resorts in Panna National Park.

    For more details, check this amazing guide of Panna National Park.

  • 04Satpura National Park

    Satpura National Park

    Enter the world of pristine nature and fascinating wildlife at Satpura National Park in Madhya Pradesh. The place boasts of many archaeological artifacts and wonderful paintings. Satpura National Park is one of the must-visit national parks in Madhya Pradesh.

    It attracts a lot of wildlife buffs who desire to enjoy wonders of nature in the form of various species of a number of birds, reptiles, and mammals here. The most striking attractions at Satpura National Park are exotic birds and marsh crocodiles that can be seen here.

    The natural landscape here is replete with stunning hills, deep gorges and rugged terrains that make it a paradise for all adventure lovers in Madhya Pradesh.

    Flora and Fauna:

    Flora: Teak, Sal, Tendu, Mahua (Indian butter-tree), Bel (Stone-apple), Bamboos, Grasses, Bushes, Unchecked grown lantanas, etc.

    Fauna: Spotted Deer, Indian Bison(Gaur), Tigers, Leopards, Wild boar, Wild dog (locally called Dholes), Sloth bear, Blackbuck (unique attraction), Porcupine, Sambhar, Four Horned antelope (Chowsingha), Smooth otter, Pangolin, Marsh crocodile, Langurs etc.

    Safari Timings:

    Summer: Morning: 6:00 am to 10:00 am

                   Evening: 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    Winter: Morning: 6:30 am to 10:30 am

                 Evening: 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

    Safari Cost: - INR 3050 per vehicle (for Indians)

                        - INR 4500 per vehicle (for Foreigners)

    Location: Satpura National Park, Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh

    Total Area: 524 square kilometers

    Best time to Visit: October to April

    How to reach:

    By Air: The National Park can be reached from the Bhopal airport which is at a distance of 209 km, Jabalpur airport which is at a distance of 368 km and Nagpur airport which is at a distance of 274 km.

    By Rail: One can reach Satpura National Park by rail through the nearest railway station Sohagpur that is about 20 km away.

    Note: -At Satpura afternoon shift of Jeep Safari remains closed for visitors on every Wednesday.

              -Morning & Afternoon both the shift remain close on Holi festival (In the month of March)

    For more details, go through this guide of Satpura National Park.

  • 05Madhav National Park

    Madhav National Park

    Replete with verdant greenery and architectural marvels, Madhav National Park is one of the most exciting national parks in Madhya Pradesh. It was once renowned for attracting the Marathas and Mughals for its beautiful hunting grounds. Madhav National Park boasts of interesting sights of animals like tigers, nilgai, Sambar, hyena, sloth bear, and crocodile to enchant the wildlife aficionados.

    The place is also home to many migratory birds including geese, pochard, pintail, teal, mallard, and gadwall, making it an exciting retreat for bird-watchers too. Some of the famous places which you should check out when you are in Madhav National Park are george castle, sakhya sagar lake, and sailing club, etc.

    Flora and Fauna:

    Flora: Dhawda, Palash, Khair, Kerdhai, and Salai

    Fauna: Tiger, Leopard, Striped Hyenas, Common Langur, Blackbuck, Jackal, Sambhar, Nilgai, and Sloth Bear.

    Park Timings: Throughout the year-

    Morning: 6:30 am to 10:00 am

    Evening: 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm

    Entry Fee: -INR 15 per person (for Indians)

                      - INR 150 per person (for Foreigners)

    Location: Shivpuri - Jhansi Road, Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh 473551

    Total Area: 354 square kilometers

    Best time to Visit: October to March

    How to reach:

    By Air: The National Park can be reached from the Gwalior airport which is at a distance of 128 km.

    By Rail: One can reach Madhav National Park by rail through the nearest railway station Gwalior that is about 120  km away.

    If you want to explore more, check this amazing guide of Madhav National Park.

  • 06Sanjay National Park

    Sanjay National Park

    Famed for its rich flora and fauna, Sanjay National Park is a part of Sanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve. It is a landmark attraction of Madhya Pradesh and draws in a number of tourists who appreciate the beauty of nature.

    It is home to a number of wild animals which includes the likes of endangered species of tiger, leopards, sambar deer, chinkara etc. Some of the popular activities which tourists can look forward to when they are in Sanjay National Park are watching, swimming, boating, nature walk etc. Tourists can also visit the Tribal Haat in Chamrdadol for shopping souvenirs near the park.

    Flora and Fauna:

    Flora: Palas, Salai, Dhawada, Gurajan, Mahua, Semal, Harra, Ber and Tendu

    Fauna: Tigers, Leopards, Deer, Sambar deer, Wild boar, Chinkara, Civet, Neel Gai, Porcupine, Racket-tailed drongos, Lesser Adjutant, Indian white-rumped vulture, Egyptian vulture, and Nightjars.

    Safari Timings:

    Summer: Morning: 6:00 am to 10:00 am

                   Evening: 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    Winter: Morning: 7:00 am to 11:00 am

                 Evening: 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    Safari Cost: - INR 4500 per vehicle (for Indians)

                        - INR 5800 per vehicle (for Foreigners)

    Location- Sanjay National Park, Sidhi District, Madhya Pradesh

    Total Area: 466.7 square kilometers

    Best time to Visit: September to March

    How to reach:

    By Air: The National Park can be reached from the Rewa airport which is at a distance of 165 km.

    By Rail: One can reach Sanjay National Park by rail through the nearest railway station Rewa that is about 170 km away.

    Note: -At Sanjay afternoon shift of Jeep Safari remains closed for visitors on every Wednesday.

             -Morning & Afternoon both the shift remain close on Holi festival (In the month of March)

    What to Do: Here are some of the best things to do in Madhya Pradesh.

  • 07Pench National Park

    Pench National Park

    Home to many majestic tigers and elusive leopards, Pench National Park offers a wonderful escape for all wildlife lovers. It is named after the river Pench that flows through the national park dividing it into two equal parts.

    The amazing landscape of Pench National Park is also famous for being depicted in the historical memoir Ain-i-Akbari written by Abul Fazal. One can enjoy the beauty of this wildlife hotspot by indulging in various activities like jeep safari, elephant ride, bird watching, etc.

    Some of the popular tourist attractions in Pench National Park are sitaghat, alikatta, chhindimatta road, bodhanala range, raiyakassa, doob road, and kalapahad.

    Flora and Fauna:

    Flora: Mahua, Palash, Teak, Neem, Palas, Baja, Bamboo, Jamun, Axle wood, Amaltas, etc.

    Fauna: Indian Bison, Sambar, Nilgai, Cheetal, Wild Dog, Wild Pig, Tiger, Leopard, and Wolf, etc.

    Safari Timings:

    Summer: Morning: 6:30 am to 9:30 am

                   Evening: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    Winter: Morning: 7:30 am to 10:30 am

                 Evening: 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    Safari Cost: - INR 1500 per vehicle (for Indians)

                        - INR 3000 per vehicle (for Foreigners)

    Location: Pench National Park, Seoni and Chhindwara District, Madhya Pradesh

    Total Area: 758 square kilometers

    Best time to Visit: February to April

    How to reach: 

    By Air: The National Park can be reached from the Jabalpur airport which is at a distance of 209 km and Nagpur airport which is at a distance of 120 km.

    By Rail: One can reach Pench National Park by rail through the nearest railway station Seoni that is about 30 km away.

    Note: -At Pench afternoon shift of Jeep Safari remains closed for visitors on every Wednesday.

             -Morning & Afternoon both the shift remain close on Holi festival (In the month of March)

    Where to Stay: Here are the most luxurious resorts to stay in Pench National Park.

    For more details, check this amazing guide of Pench National Park.

  • 08Van Vihar National Park

    Van Vihar National Park

    Renowned for its lush greenery, Van Vihar National Park is one of the most splendid national parks in Madhya Pradesh. It is maintained as a zoological park where you can see a number of wild animals in their natural habitat. One of the popular features of Van Vihar National Park is the road that passes through the park offering easy access to the tourists.

    Most of the animals kept here are those which were either orphaned or exchanged from other zoos in the country without being deliberately captured from the forests. The park is known for housing more than 200 species of birds, 60 species of butterfly and various endangered animals like Albino Sloth bear, White Tiger, Lion, Sambar deer, Cheetal, Nilgai, Blackbuck, etc.

    There is also a lake where one can enjoy watching a number of migratory birds that mark their presence during winters.

    Flora and Fauna:

    Flora: Bel, Amaltas, Babul (Acacia nilotica), Reunjha, Doodhi, Lendia,Saja (Terminalia alata), Amla, and Tendu.

    Fauna: Panther, Hyena, Sloth bear, Blackbuck, Wild boar, Turtle, Porcupine, Star tortoise, Python, Langur, etc.

    Park Timings:

    Summer: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

    Winter: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

    Entry Fee: - INR 15 per person (for Indians)

                        - INR 200 per person (for Foreigners)

    Location: Van Vihar National park, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

    Total Area: 4.43 square kilometers

    Best time to Visit- July to September

    How to reach:

    By Air: The National Park can be reached from the Bhopal airport which is at a distance of 10km.

    By Rail: One can reach Van Vihar National Park by rail through the nearest railway station Bhopal that is about 8 km away.

    Note: -The park remains closed on Friday.

    For more wildlife experiences, you can go through this list of the wildlife sanctuaries of Madhya Pradesh.

  • 09Fossil National Park

    Fossil National Park

    Known as the largest fossil park in Asia, Fossil National Park is one of the most interesting national parks in Madhya Pradesh. The place is a haven for lovers of archaeology who can explore historical evidence of plant fossils.

    Some of the fossilized plants which you can witness here are ancient forms of date palm, neem, jamun, banana, rudraksha, jackfruit, and aonla. There are open platforms and informative notes for the tourists at Fossil National Park to help them understand better about the history of the items on display.

    Another attraction at Fossil National Park is the presence of a small museum where one can see a number of preserved seeds and leaf fossils. Visiting Fossil National Park offers some wonderful insights into the million-year-old history of the geographical area and also provides a great educational experience with recreation.

    Going to Fossil National Park to enjoy with family and kids is a great idea when you are in Madhya Pradesh.

    Park Timings : 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM throughout the year.

    Location: Fossil National Park, Dindori District, Madhya Pradesh

    Total Area: 0.27 square kilometers

    Best time to Visit: October to March

    How to reach:

    By Air: The National Park can be reached from the Jabalpur airport which is at a distance of 110 km.

    By Rail: One can reach Fossil National Park by rail through the nearest railway station Umaria that is about 70  km away.

    Also, for some more interesting places to visit, you can check this list of amazing places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.

Attractions

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Kandariya Mahadeva Temple

Decidedly the grandest Hindu temple among the Khajuraho Group of Temples, the origin of Kandariya Mahadev Temple traces back to 1050 BC. The temple was built as a tribute to the Hindu Lord Shiva and houses a magnificent Shiva Linga crafted with pure marble. 

Adorned with intricate carvings and great sculptures, countless statues and spires grace the temples interiors, the most remarkable of which is the main spire that replicates Mount Kailash in miniature!

Timings: The temple is open from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM.

Entry Fee: The entry fee is INR 10 per person.

Location: Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.

Distance from Khajuraho Bus Stand: The temples sits nearly 1 km away from Khajuraho Bus Stand.

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Lakshmana Temple

One of the oldest structures amongst the temple groups of Khajuraho, Lakshmana Temple was built by the Chandela kings. The divine trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva graces the entrance of the temple, though the temple is really dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu, and harbours a portrayal of Vaikuntha-Vishnu as its sanctum. 

The exceptional architecture is enhanced by over 600 deities whose images are aesthetically showcased on the exteriors of the temple.

Timings: The temple is open 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day.

Entry Fee: The entry fees is INR 10 per head.

Location: Lakshmana Temple, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.

Distance from Khajuraho Bus Stand: The temple is located at a distance of 900 m from Khajuraho Bus Stand.

Madhya Pradesh is famous for holy places, check out ancient temples in Madhya Pradesh.


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Matangeshwar Temple

Established by Chandra Dev of the Chandela dynasty in the ninth century, the temple was built as a shrine of Lord Shiva, housing an eight feet tall Shiva Lingam crafted with yellow limestone. The morning aarti is a delightful experience.

Unlike its neighbouring temples, the pillars are quite plain, while the roof is beautifully blanketed with figures. It is truly one of the best places to visit in Khajuraho.

Timings: The temple allows visitors in from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day.

Location: Matangeshwar Temple, Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.

Distance from Khajuraho Bus Stand: The temple is built at a distance of 900 m from Khajuraho Bus Stand.

Experience the rich heritage of forts in Madhya Pradesh for time travelling into ancient India.


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Adinath Temple

Forming a part of the famous Jain Group of Temples, the aesthetically appealing Adinath Temple was built in the 11th century. It was designed as a memorial to the famous Jain Saint Adinath.

A long-standing reflection of the Indo-Aryan architectural style, the temple is embellished with gorgeous ancient sculptures and images of Yakshis. Though partly in ruins now, the feeling of awe that one feels here is gripping.

Timings: The temple is open to visitors every day from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM.

Entry Fee: The temple charges no entry fees to visitors.

Location: Adinath Temple,  Eastern Group of Temples, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.

Distance from Khajuraho Bus Stand: The temple is located at a distance of 1.5 km from Khajuraho Bus Stand.

Here are some of the best historical places in Madhya Pradesh known for its ancient heritage.

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Javari Temple

Forming part of the Eastern Group of Temples, Javari Temple is distinguished for its remarkable architecture and fine interior carvings. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple walls exhibit exquisite images of various men and women in different postures.

The beauty and splendour of the temples never fail to leave you spellbound, making it one of the most inspiring Khajuraho tourist places.

Timings: The temple is open to visitors from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day.

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for visitors.

Location: Javari Temple, Eastern Group of Temples, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.

Distance from Khajuraho Bus Stand: The temple is seated at a distance of about 1.3 km from Khajuraho Bus Stand.

Iconic sites in Madhya Pradesh got serene views for sightseeing with family and friends. Must do in your travel checklist.

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Jahaz Mahal

Built under the reign of Mandu Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Khilji who had a vast harem of about 15000 women. In order to accommodate the ladies in a proper building, this monumental palace was constructed. Jahaz Mahal is located in the Mandu Fort near Munj Talab along Gada Shah Mahal and Hindola Mahal.

This double-storeyed palace is encircled by twin ponds that give an impression to the spectators that it is a floating structure. If you are visiting Mandu fort, this can be one of the places to visit in Madhya Pradesh that will intrigue you with its phenomenal architecture.

Location: Jahaz Mahal Internal Rd, Sulibardi, Madhya Pradesh 454010

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

Entry Fee: INR 5 per Indian adult.

Suggested time required: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Mandu Bus Stand: Approximately 1 KM.

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Bee Falls

Imagine volumes of water plummeting from a height in the lap of a scenic jungle. Bee Falls is one of the popular places to visit in Pachmarhi and the moment you trek down the hundreds of steps and arrive at the fall, you can't help but admire it in awe. You will find small vendors sending snacks and tea around the fall.

Not only that you can eat and admire the beauty but you can also take a leap into the natural freshwater pool for a dip.


Height: 35 meters.

Location: Bee Fall Road, Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh 461881, India

Entry fee: INR 15 per Indian adult.

Best Season to Visit: Throughout the year, go in the monsoon for enjoying a large volume and in summers for bathing in the pool.

Distance from the Pachmarhi Bus Stand: Around 3 KM.

When temperatures soar, jump in a pool and beat the heat, Water Parks in Bhopal offer you an escape from the heat in the most fun way.

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Dhuandhar Falls

The incredible sight of smoke coming out of a gushing waterfalls makes Dhuandhar Falls one of the best Jabalpur tourist places and attracts a huge rush of tourists to come to witness this extraordinary spectacle of nature. The word ‘Dhuandhar’ literally translates to ‘smoke + flow’ which can be interpreted as a ‘smoky cascade’.

Created by Narmada River, these 30 feet tall falls are located in Bhedaghat of Jabalpur district. The roaring sounds of the waterfalls are powerfully soothing. These waterfalls add grace to the scenic beauty of Bhedaghat and make it a must visit place in Madhya Pradesh for nature lovers and photographers.

Cable car service is also available at Bhedaghat which can be availed to witness the beauty of these spectacular waterfalls from a different perspective.

Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM

Location: Bhedaghat, Jabalpur

Distance from Jabalpur Bus Stand: 27 km

If you wish to explore the state beyond what it is generally known for, add some waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh to your bucket list.

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Panna National Park

Founded in the year 1981, Panna Reserve is the fifth Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh and the twenty-second in India. Home to several species of wildlife like Jackal, Nilgai, Chinkara, Sambar, and Wild Boar, Panna National Park is an absolutely perfect respite for trekkers and nature lovers.

Another treat in the form of the beautiful cascading Pandav Falls awaits you in the park!

Timings: The park is open from 06:00 AM to 05:00 PM every day.

Entry Fee: The entry fee is INR 15 per head.

Location: Panna National Park, NH 75, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh.

Distance from Khajuraho Bus Stand: Located at a distance of nearly 92 km from Khajuraho Bus Stand.

Where to Stay in Panna National Park: Best resorts & places to stay in Panna National Park.

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Hathi Mahal

The massive disappropriate dome and the thick pillars give an impression of a standing Elephant to the spectators. Originally built as a pleasure resort, Hathi Mahal today looks like an abandoned landmark in Madhya Pradesh where traces of decorative tile-work and the planned external architectural nuances still leave an impressive mark on the minds of the visitors. 

The masonry moldings, the humongous dome. The octagonal high base and the three arched-opening on all sides look as if it was planned like a Baradari. Places like this are hard to miss and this is among such places to visit in Mandu.

Location: Elephant Palace, Mandav, Madhya Pradesh, India

Timings: 24 hours. Best to go between sunrise to sunset hours.

Entry Fee: Free of cost.

Suggested time required: An hour and a half.

Distance from Mandu Bus Stand: Around 2 KM.

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Raneh Falls

Forming a 30 feet deep canyon with pure, beautiful crystalline granite adorned with a multitude of colours, Raneh Falls is undoubtedly one of the most dumbfounding Khajuraho Tourist Places! Mother nature has endowed it generously, luring travellers and nature lovers into its enchanting realms every year. 

The area is replete with an array of small and large waterfalls at nearly every turn. Its lush green forested surroundings give it a truly surreal feel and captivate the mind, body and soul of all who wander there.

Timings: The falls is open for visitors from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Entry Fee: The entry fee per person is INR 15.

Location: Raneh falls, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh.

Distance from Khajuraho Bus Stand: The waterfall is located at a distance of around 21 km from Khajuraho Bus Stand.

If you are a nature lover, there are various other beautiful waterfalls of Madhya Pradesh which you should not miss. Click to know about them.

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Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat

Bhedaghat is a prominent spot for tourists and picnic-goers in Madhya Pradesh owing to the natural wonders it holds and the exciting activities it offers. Bhedaghat proudly houses a gorge of 100 feet high rocks, letting Narmada River flow through them, as one of the most wonderful gifts of nature Madhya Pradesh is blessed with.

The river water has carved a 3 km long gorge out of these rocks which is a sight to behold. In order to witness the glory of this gorge up-close, you can either row boats through it or take a cable car ride to go across it. The site welcomes huge rush of tourists all round the year, but the popularity of this site is at its best during monsoon.

Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM; 8 PM to Midnight only on Full moon Nights

Location: Bhedaghat, Jabalpur

Distance from Jabalpur Bus Stand: 27 km

If you want to see something that is way beyond usual, there is a range of natural wonders for you to explore in Madhya Pradesh.

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Rani Roopmati's Pavilion

This vintage place bestows you with an unparalleled view of the river Narmada. The Pavilion has a backstory of a medieval romance that started between King Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. Earlier this hilltop structure was used as an army ground to keep a watch around and guard the kingdom. 

The pavilion has two watchtowers and beautiful courtyards as well, making it one of Mandu tourist places which are mandatory parts of every itinerary. It is said that Rani Roopmati was an accomplished classical singer and the pavilion was made acoustically so it served her better. It is one of the most exceptional places you should visit in Madhya Pradesh.

Location: Mandu, Mandav, Dhar, Madhya Pradesh 454010

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

Entry Fee: INR 5 per Indian and SAARC countries adults.

Suggested time required: Over 2 hours.

Distance from Mandu Bus Stand: Around 5.5 KM.

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Satpura National Park

Spread over the Satpura Hills, this national park covers a large part of the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. Satpura is a Sanskrit word for saying “seven-hills,” which was named after the series of hills in the highlands of central India.  As a part of the Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve, it covers an area of 524 sq. km.

On your safari ride in Satpura National Park, you will come across deep gorges, untrodden forests, wriggling rivulets accommodating a wide array of animals such as Water Buffaloes, Leopards, Elephants, Barasingha, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Honey Buzzard, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Paradise Fly-catcher, and the endemic  Rhesus monkeys.


Timing: 7 AM to 6:30 PM on all days of the week.

Entry Fee: Permit can be availed by paying INR 1250 and Gypsy can be availed at INR 2100.

Location: Satpura National Park, Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, 461001, India.

Suggested time required: around 6 hours or half a day, if going on a safari.

Distance from Pachmarhi Bus Stand: Approximately 210 KM.

if you wish to take a closer look at the vivid wildlife, and adventure sites of the city, there can be no better way than staying at jungle resorts near Bhopal.

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Mahadeo Hills

The basin of Narmada is separated from Wardha and Wainganga rivers on the North by Mahadeo Hills. The hills follow a general trail of East to Northeast where the north slope is gentle but the southern is steep and drops abruptly.

The plateaus of the hills and the slopes were formed during the Carboniferous period, millions of years ago. Mahadeo peak is one of the three highest points in Pachmarhi where you can visit the holy shrine of Lord Shiva in the cave temple Gupt Mahadev. Apart from Gupt Mahadev, this temple houses another sanctum dedicated to Lord Shiva which is Bade Mahadev. Both of these temples are revered and largely worshipped. The pristine clear view of nature and the greenery will calm your senses.


Timing: 24 hours.

Entry Fee: Free of cost.

Location: Satpura Range, Pachmarhi, India

Suggested time required: 2 to 3 hours.

Distance from Pachmarhi Bus Stand: Around 10 KM.

An adventurer or a nature lover or just someone who is looking for an escape, treks near Bhopal serve everyone great.

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Lord Shiva Statue at Kachnar City

Attracting local devotees and tourists alike in huge numbers, this 76 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva is a sight that will leave you spellbound. This huge idol of Lord Shiva, situated in the ancient city of Kachnar, is considered as one of the most popular religious sites in Madhya Pradesh.

The statue has been built over a cavern that houses replicas of 12 Shivalingams from the major Shiva Temples in the country. The site holds a calming blend of serenity and spirituality in its air, so a visit to this site is sure to soothe you inside out. This is, indeed, a great site to visit with family.

Cave Timings: 5 PM to 8 PM

Location: Vijay Nagar, Kachnar City

Distance from Jabalpur Bus Stand: 11 km

Madhya Pradesh temples are a must go for every traveller, you feel rejuvenated in the company of God.

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