Ans: October to February: Winter is the best time to visit Madhya Pradesh. During this time, The days are pleasant and nights are cold.
April to June: You will experience hot weather during this time. So it’s better to avoid MP in summers.
July to September: Monsoon is the best season for budget travellers. When you will get accommodation and transport at a budgeted price. Because you get lots of discounts during this season.
Ans: Madhya Pradesh is famous for a plethora of shopping options. Some of the best shopping spots are-
Indore : Sitlamata Market, Topkhana Market, Sarafa Market, Chowk and Bittan markets
Gwalior: Maheshwari Silks and Bada Mahal Market
Maheshwar: local market of Maheshwar
Ans: Madhya Pradesh has plenty of places to visit. If you want to cover all famous tourist attractions then you will be required at least 7 to 8 days. But you have less time then you can visit region-wise.
Swift Dzire – 1 to 4 Pax
Innova/Crysta – 4 to 6 Pax
Tempo Traveler – More than 7 pax
Ans: Madhya Pradesh has five major airports which have regular flights to the major cities to the country. Jet Airways and IndiGo offer regular flights to these airports.
Raja Bhoj International Airport (Bhopal Airport)
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport (Indore Airport) International
Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Air Terminal (Gwalior Airport) Domestic
Dumna Airport (Jabalpur Airport) Domestic
Khajuraho Airport Domestic
Ans: Madhya Pradesh rail network is divided into West Central Railway Zone, Central Railway Zone and Western Railway zones. It has 20 major railway junctions including stations at Ratlam, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, and Khajuraho. Which has direct trains from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Ans: Madhya Pradesh is known for its vibrant street food culture. These streets are known for Paya Soup, Bun kabab, Lassi, Beer, Sugarcane Juice and some local alcoholic beverages.
The main dishes are Dal Bafla, Biryani, Kebabs, Poha, Pilaf, Rogan Josh, Jalebi, Ladoos etc.
Travelling in Madhya Pradesh is safe for solo travellers. As is with most places, it’s recommended that you inform the hotel about your whereabouts and keep emergency numbers handy. It’s also advisable to keep your phone charged at all times and not travel alone at night.
Ans: International Airlines: Air India and other Indian airlines operate to places like
Singapore, Bangkok, Sharjah and Dubai
Domestic Airlines: IndiGo, Jet Airways, Sahara Airlines, Alliance Air, Paramount Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Air Deccan,. Etc
Ans: You can try various adventure activities during the MP trip such as River rafting in Orchha, Cable car ride in Orchha, wildlife safari in Bandhavgarh National Park and other parks and trekking in Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary and Amarkantak Forest.
Ans: It depends on which season you are travelling and the places you are covering to Madhya Pradesh. Here is a list of five necessary essentials for your trip.
Mosquito repellant, A light jacket, A scarf, Prescription medicines, Two pairs of walking shoes, Sun Protection Cream, A water bottle, bag pack, Charger, Power Bank, etc
Khajuraho: Khajuraho Temples, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Benisagar Dam, Duladeo Temple, Archeological Museum, Devi Jagadambi Temple, Shivsagar Lake,Chausath Yogini Temple
Sanchi: Sanchi Stupa,Toranas Monasteries
Orchha: Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Raja Ram Temple, Raja Mahal, Lakshmi Temple,Phool Bagh Paalki Mahal, Dinman Hardaul’s Palace, Raj Praveen Mahal
Ujjain: Mahakaleshwar Temple, Gopal Mandir, Chintaman Ganesh Mandir, Indira Gandhi Statue, Ram Ghat, Harsiddhi Mandir
Bhimbetka Caves: Cave Paintings
Gwalior: Man Singh Palace, Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace and Scindia Museum, Tomb of Tansen, Teli ka Mandir
Bhopal: Taj-Ul-Masjid, Jama Masjid, Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil, Bharat Bhawan, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Van Vihar Gufa Mandir
Bandhavgarh National Park: Tigers Bandhavgarh Fort, Nilgai Gaur
Maheshwar: Maheshwar Palace, Baneshwar Temple, Ek Mukhi Datta Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Chaturbhuj Narayan Mandir, Ahilya Mata’s Chhatris, Baneshwar Temple and Narsingh Mandir
Mandu: Rupmati’s Pavilion, Nil Kanth Palace, Hoshang’s Tomb, Jahaz Mahal, Asharfi Mahal
Omkareshwar: Siddhanth Temple, 24 Avatars, Shri Omkar Mandhata Temple, Kajal Rani Cave
Indore: Muhadi Falls, Chokhi Dhani, Central Museum, Chhatris, Lal bagh Palace, Kanch Mandir Rajwada
Jabalpur: Sangram Sagar and Bajnamath Madan Mahal Fort, Bhedaghat, Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum, Dhuandhar Falls, Marble Rock Formations, Madan Mahal Fort, Nature Reserve Park, Bargi Dam
Pachmarhi: Dhupgarh Chauragarh, Sangam, Jatashankar and Mahadeo Caves Silver Falls Apsara Vihar
Mandu: Jahaz Mahal, Mandu Fort, Hindola Mahal, Rupmati’s Pavilion, Nilkanth’s Palace, Jami Masjid, Rewa Kund, Bagh Caves, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Rupayan Museum
Ans: Kanha National Park,Mandla
Bandhavgarh National Park, Umaria
Madhav National Park, Shivpuri
Sanjay National Park, Sidhi
Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal
Panna National Park, Panna,
Satpura National Park , Pachmarhi
Pench National Park, Chhindwara
Mandla Plant Fossils National Park, Mandla
Ans: Bagdara Sanctuary Sidhi, Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary, Kheoni Sanctuary, Narsinghgarh Sanctuary, Pachmarhi Sanctuary, Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary, Orchha Sanctuary, Ralamandal Sanctuary, Bori Wildlife Sanctuary, Phen Sanctuary, Sardarpur Sanctuary etc.
Ans: Madhya Pradesh is a good choice for history lovers. Some of the best historical sites in MP are the temples in Khajuraho, Gwalior Fort, Sanchi Stupa, Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Burhanpur and Bir Singh Palace.
Ans: Madhya Pradesh offers a range of accommodation from Homestays, backpacker’s hotels for Solo travellers, eco lodges for luxury travellers and family, budgeted hotels to luxury Hotels. You can choose anyone of them according to your budget. It’s better to do prior booking to avoid high charges.
Respect the local Culture
Avoid short dresses while visiting Sanchi and Ujjain
Carry Sufficient cash because most places don’t accept card payment
Stay Hydrated to avoid humidity during the trip
Carry your water bottle
Advanced bookings for Accommodation, transportations and Safaris.
Do not take pictures of locals without their permission.
Ans: Ujjain: Ujjain is known for the -old Mahakaleshwar Temple, A house of colourful statues of Ganesh, Bade Ganesh and many more..
Amarkantak: A frequent Hindu pilgrimage center. Also known as ‘the king of pilgrimages’- ‘Teerthraj’
Maheshwar: Maheshwar is famous for its treasure trove of beautiful temples.
Omkareshwar : Omkareshwar is the sacred island which is shaped like Om ( the holiest symbol of Hinduism). This is also one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines in India.
Sanchi: Sanchi is famous for numerous stupas, temples, monasteries and an Ashokan pillar.
Ans: Maximum population of Madhya Pradesh are hindus. significant minorities of Muslims, Jains, Sikh, Christians and Buddhists.
Ans: Hindi is the official language of Madhya Pradesh. English is also widely spoken in Madhya Pradesh. Other languages are Marathi,Urdu, Oriya, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, and Malayalam.
Ans: Madhya Pradesh is located in the middle of India and known as ‘Heart of India’. It comes under the Indian plateau region. Betwa River, Chambal, Indravati, Mahanadi, and Sone River flows through this land. Madhya Pradesh shares boundaries with Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh.
Ans: Madhya Pradesh is known for its rich culture and history. Here is the list of few important festivals of Madhya Pradesh.
Khajuraho Festival- A one-week-long celebration, held in February
Bhopal Lokrang Festival- Held in January
Bhagoria Haat- Held in March
Ujjain Kumbh Mela
Other festivals – Holi, Diwali and Dassehra are also celebrated.
Ans: Madhya Pradesh is known for its exhilarating wildlife, caves, unique topography, historical forts and temples. The main centre of attractions is The sculptures of Khajuraho, Bhimbetka Caves, Bandhavgarh Wildlife, Pachmarhi Hills, Temples of Ujjain, Orchha Chhatris, The land of happiness-Mandu, Sanchi Stupas and Kanha National Park.
Use filtered drinking Water
Try street food (Chatori Gali) and local cuisine of Madhya Pradesh
Choose backpack over other bags/trolley Bags
Always carry a photocopy of your important documents
Cover your head when you are in a religious place
Do not stroll in the night especially when you are alone.
Do not use plastic bags
Do not argue with locals
Do not take pictures of locals without their permission
Do not carry heavy luggage
Do not wear black clothes while visiting Jain temples
In the case of a woman solo traveller be careful while choosing your outfit.
Do the research on local culture and best possible areas before starting your trip
Avoid going alone on late night
Don’t get too personal with people like taxi drivers, tourist guides, auto driver and so on
Do not drink the local water. Instead, carry bottled drinking water
Stay hydrated throughout the journey to avoid humidity
You are not allowed to purchase a drink if you are younger than 18 years.
Always consume alcohol on personal premises.
Do not drink and disturb other people.
Ans: Experience beautiful National Parks
Try Adventure with flying fox if you are in Kerwa Dam
Enjoy cable car ride in Bhedaghat
Do not forget to try river rafting in Orchha
Witness the pathway of the Amarkantak region
Jungle camp at Delawadi
Do rock climbing in Pachmarhi
Explore Bargi Dam
Enjoy wildlife safari at the Kanha National Park
Do boating in Bhedaghat and Upper Lake.
Madhya Pradesh is less crowded as compared to other tourist destinations like Himachal, Uttarakhand, Kerala and Goa.
Madhya Pradesh offers the ultimate romantic experience with stunning views and breathtaking tourist attractions. Pachmarhi is one of the most beautiful hill stations of Madhya Pradesh with honeymoon delight. Here is a list of the top honeymoon destinations of Madhya Pradesh.
Pachmarhi – it is a Little Cozy Retreat
Amarkantak – Offers Visual Delight to tourist
Rewa: A unique and offbeat honeymoon place
Jabalpur: Famous for Sparking beauty of Marble rocks
Bandhavgarh National Park: Famous for thrilling honeymoon
Ans: Pachmarhi is one of the most beautiful and famous destinations of India. It is famous for its ancient heritage sites, rich history and dense forest. The best time to visit Pachmarhi is in monsoon and summer season. It is also recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It houses one of the tallest waterfalls of India, Caves and Satpura Ranges.
And: Do not drink groundwater of Madhya Pradesh because it’s Hard water which causes severe health problems as well as it’s not good in taste. Do not consume lake water and Dams one which is another source of drinking water in Madhya Pradesh. It’s better to go for filtered water and boiled water which will keep you safe throughout the journey.
Bateshwar: Bateshwar temples are 200 to 300 years old which is older than Khajuraho Temples.
Mandu: Mandu is famous for its architectural brilliance
Bhind: Bhind is home to the number of beautiful temples.
Satpuras: It is one the most beautiful offbeat destinations of Madhya Pradesh. Which offers fresh clean air, Lush greenery and the coffee plantations.
And: Madhya Pradesh climate is highly variable. You will experience extreme hot in summers, extreme cold in winters and extreme rainfall.
Ans: ATMs are easily available in cities of Madhya Pradesh but it is advisable to carry cash when you are going to offbeat destinations.
Yes, Visa is must unless you are a national of neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives. Always carry your valid passport and visa before travelling to Madhya Pradesh.
Ans: Yes! There are various hill stations in Madhya Pradesh. Pachmarhi and Mandu have top-visited hill stations of Madhya Pradesh.
Pachmarhi: Pachmarhi is also known as the ‘Queen of Satpura Range. It offers beautiful forests, waterfalls, streams and scenic spots.
Amarkantak: Amarkantak is a popular hill station as well as a pilgrimage site. Amarkantak is also known as ‘Teerathraj’.
Mandu: Mandu is known for its architectural beauty and a famous hill station.
Ans: Gwalior to Orchha road is in average condition. Orchha roads are to drive, Khajuraho roads are good, Panna roads are also smooth to driving, Jabalpur is also okay to drive but drive slowly in Jabalpur area, You will enjoy driving in Pachmarhi and Gwalior roads, Bhopal roads are also in okay condition.
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