Major Cities for Tourism in Madhya Pradesh

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India is a beautiful country with cultural variations, beautiful places, different religions, traditions, customs, music, dance, festivals. Among all the states, the heart of India, located in the center of the country, the state Madhya Pradesh contributes a lot in the history of the country. With beautiful places to visit, traditions to follow, festivals to celebrate, history to study Madhya Pradesh makes on the list of must-visit places in the country.


There are many cities in Madhya Pradesh that are worth visiting, here we describe some major cities for tourism in Madhya Pradesh.

Panchmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

cities to visit in Madhya Pradesh : Panchmarhi

Among many cities in Madhya Pradesh that offer beautiful views, a variety of flora and fauna, archeological history, delicious food, one such place that must be visited for a mesmerizing trip is Panchmarhi. 

Panchmarhi is a hill station in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh and is also known as Satpura ki Rani (Queen of Satpura). It is situated in a valley of Satpura Range at a height of 1067m.

Dhupgarh, Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Satpura Tiger Reserve, Satpura National Park are some of the major attractions of Panchmarhi and is famous for all of these things. It is located in the city near Pipariya. 

History of Panchmarhi

It is believed that the name Pachmarhi is derived from the Hindi words Panch (meaning five) and Marhi (meaning caves). It is also believed that these caves were built by the Pandava brothers from the Mahabharata era. They built the area during their thirteen years of exile. The caves are located on a hilltop. In May 2009, UNESCO added the hill station park to its list of Biosphere Reserves. 

Places to visited in Panchmarhi

Some of the places that serve as tourists retreat are:

1. Rajat Prapat (Big waterfall)

2. Bee Fall

3. Chauragarh

4. Dhupgarh

5. Handi Khoh

6 Apsara Falls

7. Jatashankarcaves

8. Dutchess Fall

9. Pachmarhi Hill

10. Little Fall

All these places are full of breathtaking beauty. Visit during monsoon season or post-monsoon to live this beauty and remember it for years.

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

cities to visit in Madhya Pradesh
cities to visit in Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal

The capital city of Madhya Pradesh is another gem of the state. Rich in culture, religion, zoo, waterfalls, lakes, cafes, dams, this city provides you with more fun and enjoyment than you can think of. Bhopal comes under one of the green cities of India. The 16th largest city of India is also known as “City of Lakes”. The city is located in Malwa Plateau and has an elevation of 500m. It is famous for its natural and artificial lakes.

History of Bhopal

Some theories suggest that the city was founded by Parampara king Bhoj and was named as Bhojpal. The modern city of Bhopal was established by Dost Mohammad Khan during his rule in 1672-1728. The state is also famous for its interesting history as being ruled by women who contributed a lot in the development of the city. During the year 1984, Bhopal suffered through the biggest tragedy of the time, ‘Bhopal Gas Tragedy’.

Places that can be visited in Bhopal are

1. Bhojtal/ Upper Lake

2. Lower Lake

3. Manuabhan Tekri

4. Kaliyasot Dam

5. Bharat Bhawan

6. Shaheed Bhawan

7. Shahpura Lake

8. Kerwa Dam

9. Van Vihar

10. Taj-Ul- Masjid

The lush greenery, lakes, and beautiful architectural history is what can be easily found in the city.

3. Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

cities to visit in Madhya Pradesh
cities to visit in Madhya Pradesh : Gwalior

The Gwalior city acts like a magnet to all of its neighboring cities. The place is known for its architectural history, waterfalls, dams, lakes, and lots of other tourist places. Visiting the city is like a dream come true for people interested in history. The city Gwalior also organizes many events that call people from different parts of the state and country. The city has an elevation of 211m.

The most famous place to visit in Gwalior is Gwalior Fort which homes many other monuments including palaces, water tanks, and many temples.

History of Gwalior

The city is said to be established by Suraj Sen who named it after a saint Gwalipa. Gwalior is famous for being ruled by many kingdoms in early period. From the Kachchhapaghatas then to Tomars, then to Mughals, then to Marathas and then to Scindias, Gwalior has been ruled by all.

Some of the Places to visit in Gwalior:

1. Gwalior Fort

2.  Saas Bahu ka Mandir

3. Jai Vilas Palace

4. Maan Singh Palace

5. Tomb of Tansen

6. Gujari Mahal

7. Bhadawana waterfall

8. Gwalior Zoo

9. Tighra Dam

4. Indore, Madhya Pradesh

cities to visit in Madhya Pradesh
cities to visit in Madhya Pradesh : Indore

Indore is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh and also the most populous city. The city has the highest elevation of 553 meters and provides the most scenic view of the eyes. Surrounded by greens and beautiful waterfalls this city is also the cleanest city of the state.

The city has considerably pleasant weather during the summer season too due to which the nights are known as Shab-e-Malwa. The place is perfect for having a trip at any time of the year. The city has palaces, museums, temples, mosques, churches, lakes, waterparks, waterfalls, Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Places to visit in Indore are:

1. Rajwada Palace

2. Lal Baagh Palace

3. Kamla Nehru Prani Sanghrash

4. Annapurna Temple

5. Gommatagiri Digambar Jain Temple

6. White Church

7. ISKCON Radha Krishna Temple

8. Patalpani waterfalls

9. Pipliyapala Lake

10. Lal baagh Garden

 5. Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

cities to visit in Madhya Pradesh
cities to visit in Madhya Pradesh: Jabalpur

Jabalpur was formerly known as Jubbulpore. It comes under Tier 2 cities and is one of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh state. It is also the industrial and administrative center of the state.  River Narmada passes through this city and makes it one of the most beautiful cities. The lake is surrounded by Ghats that gathers many devotees and tourists from across the country. Mostly known for Dhurandhar Falls, the city is “all in one” kind of place having lakes, waterfalls, places of worship, palaces, marble rocks, National Parks, Reserves, Sanctuaries, Ghats, and lot more. Jabalpur is surely a tourists’ retreat.

Places to visit in Jabalpur:

1.  Hanumantal Bada Jain Mandir

2. Madan Mahal

3. Dhuandhar Falls

4. Chausta –Yogini Temple

5.  Marble Rocks in Bhedaghat

6. Balancing Rocks

 7. Shiv Statue at Kachnar City

8. Kanha National Park

9. Bandhavgarh National Park

10. Pench National Park

Manjusha Sahai

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