Home to 11 national parks, medieval citadels, ancient Buddhist relics, and two of the Hindu religion’s most sacred temples, Madhya Pradesh is one of India’s most visited states.
Nestled in the heart of the country, Madhya Pradesh holds more beautiful and ancient attractions than can easily be named, let alone visited. Gwalior Fort is one of the state’s most visited historical attractions, and this beautiful citadel that the Mughal Conquers once used as a prison features a spectacular light show every evening. The temples of Khajuraho, known for their erotic carvings, have long captivated both pilgrims and foreign travelers. The Kanha National Park inspired Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” and is one of the best places in India to snap a photo of a tiger in its natural habitat. The ancient cites of Ujjain and Omkareshwar hold two Jyotirlinga temples, two of Hinduism’s most sacred Shiva temples.