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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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Traveller Tales from Madhya Pradesh

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Aditya dwivedi

09 December 2019

Perfect river side camp.we enjoy a lot with our group there is various team building games . delicious food they served to us when we reah there the give us tea and some snaks then we enjoy bornfire nd...

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Faizan Chitapure

16 October 2018

It’s was one of those few trips that I cherish, thanks to Thrillophillia for that experience and a special thanks to Satya Rajput ( the incharge crew ) for his special efforts in everything

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Gaurav Banotiya

25 November 2019

"bahut maja aaya camp mein Romance Bhiya thank you aapane bahut Dhyan Rakha ham sabka thank you so much Bhiya ??"

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Sweta Gandhi

20 November 2019

3 Cheers for Thrillophilia???????????? #Satya Rajput #Cooperative ???? Sangam of #NarmadaRiver and #TawaRiver Perfect Scenic Natural Place...????? With Awesome Arrangements ???? #MomDaughte...

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aditi

03 December 2018

amazing company trip with Thrillophilia, nicely managed by hotel staff, camping was very comfortable starting from things were very hustled free just enjoyed a lot team Thrillophilia was very supportiv...

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Rahul Tiwari

27 October 2018

I attended Mahua camp which fascinated me to come here from Bhopal to Indore great plan by Thrillophilia and well executed by Satya Rajput.

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Amit kumar

03 December 2019

It was an awesome experience ,event

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Anurag Anurag

28 November 2019

The initiative taken by thrillophilia was commendable.....the place was really great . Arrangements were also up to the mark. The crew was very friendly and supporting...especially the crew leader roma...

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Ayushi Chatterjee

25 November 2019

I really appreciate the initiative taken by Thrillophilia in collaboration with MP tourism. It has been difficult for the crew as well to arrange everything in a place where people are not aware abo...

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What You Should Know More About Madhya Pradesh

  • Q. Travel Advice:

    • For women:  As far as women are concerned, it is advisable to wear clothings that are not too revealing. Prevent unwarranted risk through these ways.

    • Be well aware: It is always safer to check out what you’re about to indulge in well before hand. Conduct substantial amount of research regarding any area, activity or people you are about to engage in or with. Avoid going on late night strolls too often especially without a local who knows the place well.

    • Don’t get too personal: It is advisable for you to remain cautious especially around people like taxi drivers, auto drivers, tourist guides and so on. These are the most dangerous as they may take advantage of your lack of knowledge of the place.

    • Eatables and drinking water: Avoid consuming the local water. Instead, always carry a bottled water for your personal use. You are not aware of whether or not the local waters will suit your body and therefore, it is always better to remain safe than sorry. Additionally, the weather over here can get slightly humid. Thus, it is essential that you also remain hydrated all throughout your travel journey.

    • Humidity: Madhya Pradesh consists of high levels of humidity during certain timings of a day. If you’re going to venture out at this time then it is advisable for you to keep your body full of liquids and fluids that will help to replenish water-loss due to sweating.

    • Drinking laws: The minimum drinking age in Madhya Pradesh just like Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry and Goa is 18. You will be able to purchase alcohol from local vendors or restaurants. However, it is recommended that you consume alcohol within close premises and not in public places to ensure that you have a smooth nightlife.

  • Q. Things to do in Madhya Pradesh:

    There are a lot of things and places you can do and visit respectively, in order to truly experience Madhya Pradesh for what it is. The activities over here aren’t limited and there is a wide range of options you can choose from for your pleasure pass-time.

    • Get on a cable car ride in Bhedaghat: What better way of exploring the rocky mountains and ghats on Madhya Pradesh than actually travelling through them! Hop on a cable car ride that typically starts at the beginning of the Marble rock region of Bhedaghat and enjoy the scenic view of the Narmada river. Get a birds’ eye view of the Dhuandhar falls as it beautifully caresses the expansive backdrop of the Bhedaghat ride.

    • Get adventurous with flying fox in the Kerwa Dam: Madhya Pradesh is a beautiful state which consists of various ghats, mountains, waterfalls, rivers as well as damns. Among the famous dams is the Kerwa Dams. Professional agencies offer several adventurous activities for tourists such as the flying fox. Zip through the Kerwa Lake and get adventurous at your visit to Madhya Pradesh.

    • Nature walks through the beautiful pathway of the Amarkantak region: Amarkantak is fondly referred to as the kind of pilgrimages. This is majorly due to how unique expansive the natural heritage of this singular place is. Amarkantak consists of what is known to tourists as the meeting point called the Vindhyas. These essentially stretch through the Satpuras and the Maikal mountain regions. Take part in one of those group organized nature walks or treks and explore the beautiful state of Madhya Pradesh in a unique way.

    • Thriller river rafting experience in Orchha: Are you the kind who enjoys taking on a challenge? Well, imagine the thrilling turbulent current waving through you as you go along a raft trying to survive till the end! This is offered in the Orchha region of Madhya Pradesh. Services of these kinds are available by the Betwa river. This is one of those must do things in Madhya Pradesh.

  • Q. What you will like in Madhya Pradesh:

    • Unique rock climbing experience in Pachmarhi: Madhya Pradesh is all about exploring the wild side of you. Climb natural formations of rocks in the Pachmarhi region of Madhya Pradesh. These ravines pose a real challenge that will surely leave you breathless.

    • Relaxing boat ride through the Upper Lake: After a long day of indulging in adventurous activities, one will surely want to relax his/her mind and body. What better way than getting a good view of the Upper Lake in your own personal boat!

    • Exciting Jungle Camp at Delawadi: Delawadi houses the Delawadi Jungle Camp which is located in the inside regions of Ratapani reserve forest. Tourists from all over India and the world come for trekking, camping and bird watching in these regions.

    • Bargi Dam exploring: Bargi Dam is among the most popular tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh. One can enjoy numerous water sports at this place. Visitors can even get on a cruise ride while you’re at it. Enjoy Bargi Dam in it’s true essence at Madhya Pradesh.

    • Wildlife Safari at the Kanha National Park: Kanha National Park is known to be one of the largest reserves for tigers in India. In fact, this place even ranks in the top famous places for tourists when it comes to Madhya Pradesh.

  • Q. Recommended reads for destination

    Government Tourism Websites 


    Others: Madhya Pradesh Tourism Website


    Books to read: MP ek parichey, Madhya Pradesh travel guide.