Madhya Pradesh

About Madhya Pradesh Tourism (MP)

Welcome to the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh, a state which exudes timelessness in every way. The exotic land is an intoxicating mixture of rich history, vibrant sights, awe inspiring art and shrines. From north to south, east to west, Madhya Pradesh is adorned with beautiful tourist attractions. On the state's rugged northern side, there are the famous temples of Khajuraho. Never before was sensuality and spirituality depicted as artistically as here. Two of India's most famous wildlife sanctuaries- Kanha and Bandhavgarh are embracing the state's area. Towards the southwest are the Buddhist stupas of Sanchi and 15th-century citadels of Mandu. Madhya Pradesh tourism offers you a wonderful mix of nature, heritage, wildlife and spirituality.

The state shares its borders with 6 states of India – Chhattisgarh towards south-east, south-west border touches "Maharashtra", western border touches "Gujarat", north-west border touches "Rajasthan", and north-east border touches "Uttar Pradesh".

India’s Tiger State!

Wildlife is a major part of Madhya Pradesh tourism. It is India’s “Tiger State'', with more than 526 tigers. Have you read the famous classic novel, The Jungle Book? The adventures of the little boy, Mowgli with Sher Khan and Bagheera, thrilled us as kids. It was the charm of Kanha and Pench National Parks that inspired Rudyard Kipling to write this book. Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh has the highest density of tiger population in India. Spotting a tiger here, or in the other wildlife parks, is quite easy. The other famous national parks in Madhya Pradesh are Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Panna National Park and Pench National Park. Some of the wildlife sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh are Bori, Bagdara, Phen, Ghatigaon, Ken Gharial and Pachmarhi.

Best Time to Visit Madhya Pradesh

Summer Season in Sikkim

Summer Season in Madhya Pradesh

Summers in Madhya Pradesh last from March to June. Temperature ranges between 38°C to 42°C.

Monsoon Season in Sikkim

Monsoon Season in Madhya Pradesh

Monsoon arrives in July and lasts till September. Temperature ranges between 32°C to 37°C.

Winter Season in Sikkim

Winter Season in Madhya Pradesh

Winters start from November and last till February. The temperature ranges between 10°C to 25°C. The weather during this time is extremely pleasant.

Popular Places to Visit in Madhya Pradesh

khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh


What makes Khajuraho one of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh is its exotic sculptures, which combine spirituality & sensuality. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the best places in Madhya Pradesh as you spot a large variety of Royal Bengal Tiger. 37 species of mammals, 250 species of birds and 80 species of butterflies are also found.

Bhedaghat, Madhya Pradesh


Watch the gigantic marble rocks run along the River Narmada. These mountains change shape as you continue sailing along the river. The Chausant Yogini Temple is also a major attraction.

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh


What makes Hanuwantiya a best place to visit in Madhya Pradesh is that it hosts India’s only and largest water carnival, Jal Mahotsav. It attracts adventure seekers, art enthusiasts, foodies and those looking for entertainment.

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh


Bhopal is the best place to visit in Madhya Pradesh because it is the capital, 2nd largest city & famous for its Bhoj Temple, Taj Ul Masjid & other tourist places.

Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh


Chitrakoot is important historically, culturally and in terms of archaeology. The places to visit are Ramghat, Kadamgiri, Bharat Milap and Janai Kund.

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh


Gwalior is a best place to visit since it’s one of the most beautiful cities in Madhya Pradesh and dotted with palaces, temples, forts and old temples.

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh


Jabalpur is a best place which you should visit for its historical and cultural structures, Dhuandhar Waterfalls, marble rocks and Beohar Sarovar.

Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park is a famous national park in Madhya Pradesh for its Royal Bengal Tigers, foxes, jackals and other mammals. There are 300 species of birds too.

Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh


Maheshwar is a best spiritual tourist attraction in Madhya Pradesh which is mentioned in the epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata. There are numerous temples and a 16th century Maheshwar Fort.

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh


Visit Orchha for its Raja Mahal, Jehangir Mahal and the Rai Parveen Mahal. What also makes it a best place to visit is shopping places like Orchha Square where you can buy handicraft items.

Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh


Omkareshwar is a famous pilgrimage destination which is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. There are two ancient shrines called Omkareshwar and Amarkareshwar.

Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh


Sanchi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with temples, monasteries and other monuments dating back to ancient times. The most famous attraction is the Sanchi Stupa.

Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh


Shivpuri is a best place to visit in Madhya Pradesh because it’s an ancient town which was once the capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior. Some attractions are Madhav National Park, Parihar and Sakhya Sagar Lake.

Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh


Visit the famous pilgrimage site of Amarkantak, steeped in culture, history & mythology. It’s the meeting point of Satpura & Vindhya ranges. There are several temples, holy pools and waterfalls.

Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh


Chanderi is a town which enjoys immense historical importance. It is famous for its Chanderi saris and various historical structures including Jain monuments.

Indore, Madhya Pradesh


Indore is counted among the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh because of its architectural splendour which can be seen in palaces, temples and forts.

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh


Baz Bahadur Palace, Rani Roopmati Pavillion, Jaami Mosque, rock cut paintings and opportunities for handicrafts shopping, these make Mandhu such an attractive tourist attraction.

Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh


Visit the hill station of Pachmarhi for its amazing location in the Satpura Range of mountains, unique cave shelters, streams, waterfalls and a rich biodiversity.

Dhar, Madhya Pradesh


What makes Dhar such an attractive tourist place to visit in Madhya Pradesh are its forts, ancient structures, mosques, temples, waterfalls and several historical structures.

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh


Ujjain is a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus and is one of the sacred cities in India where the Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years. Topmost attractions is the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Shrine, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva.

Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh


Vidisha is a historical town where the structures date back to the 2nd century BC. Some of the attractions are Udaygiri Caves, monolithic pillar, Lord Vishnu shrine and Udaypur.

Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh


Burhanpur is a must visit tourist attraction for historians and art lovers, with attractions like Shahi Qila, Lal Qila, Dargah-e-Hakimi and Asigarh Fort.

Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Panna National Park

Panna National Park is counted among the most famous national parks in Madhya Pradesh. Take a wildlife safari to spot the Royal Bengal Tigers and other rich wildlife.

Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Pench National Park

Visiting Pench National Park is like taking a ride to excitement, thrill and adventure. Spot the Royal Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat, wild boar and other mammals, birds and reptiles.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Madhya Pradesh

Sailani Island

Sailani Island

Sailand Island is a must visit tourist attraction in Madhya Pradesh as you can enjoy a variety of water sports activities like cruising, surfing & paddle boating. The secluded & tranquil environment really rejuvenates you.


Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is exactly why it’s a must visit attraction. You can see cave paintings dating back almost 30,000 years in the rock shelters.



For art enthusiasts, Alirajpur in Aadharkaanch village in the Malwa district is a must visit. It’s home to a large population of Bhils & Bhilalas. It has become a hub for Bhils who are engaged in diverse trading & business. It’s also famous for its traditional Galsan Maala.

Jahangir Mahal

Jahangir Mahal

Jahangir Mahal in Orchha is a must visit tourist attraction for its exquisite architecture. It is an outstanding example of Mughal architecture.

Bateshwar Temples

Bateshwar Temples

Bateshwar Temples are a superb collection of almost 200 mini temples whose grandeur & splendour stop you at your feet. They are devoted to Lord Shiva and Vishnu.

Gwalior Fort

Gwalior Fort

Gwalior Fort in Gwalior is a tourist attraction which you must visit as it dates back to the 8th century. It consists of 2 palaces: Gujari Mahal & Man Mandir. The second oldest record of zero was found in a temple located inside the fort.

Choral Dam

Choral Dam

Choral Dam in Indore is a must visit tourist place if you are looking for a quiet and beautiful place to hang out with family & friends. It’s an ideal weekend getaway.

Lakshmi Narayana Temple

Lakshmi Narayana Temple

Lakshmi Narayana Temple is also known as the Birla Mandir. It was built by excellent architects from Jaipur. In its sanctum sanctorum, you find spectacular statues of Lord Narayana and Goddess Lakshmi.

Top Things to Do in Madhya Pradesh



Madhya Pradesh boasts the best heritage sites in India. Some of these are Sanchi Stupa, Khajuraho Temples, Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Gwalior Fort, Jal Mahal & UNESCO World Heritage Sites.



Madhya Pradesh is a hub for adventure sports like parasailing, river rafting, camping, trekking and mountain climbing. Trekking is also famous, with top treks being Pachmarhi Trek, Amarkantak Trek and Kanha Trek.



Madhya Pradesh is also home to a rich wildlife which can be seen in its famous wildlife sanctuaries & national parks like Kanha and Bandhavgarh Pench.



Madhya Pradesh is also a hub for spiritual seekers. The most famous religious sites are Omkareeshwar, Ujjain, Sanchi, Chitrakoot, Mahakaleshwar Temple, Jama Masjid and Sanchi Stupa.



There are several natural attractions in Madhya Pradesh that win your heart. Some of these are Bhedaghat, Tamia, lakes like Bhojtal and waterfalls like Doodh Dhara.

Festivals and Fairs

Festivals and Fairs

Attend one of the festivals and fairs in Madhya Pradesh like Akhil Bharatiya Kalidas Samaroh, Holi, Ujjain Kumbh, Khajuraho Festival and Lokrang.

How to Reach Madhya Pradesh?

By Air

By Train

There are at least 20 major railway stations in Madhya Pradesh which run trains to all the major parts of the country. There are direct trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other major cities of India.

By Train

By Air

There are 5 airports with excellent connectivity. The largest airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, about 8 kilometers from Indore. Raja Bhoj International Airport is the international airport.

By Road

By Road

Madhya Pradesh has 20 national highways including NH-7, NH 12-A, NH-25, NH-26 and NH-27. The major interstate bus terminals are in Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur and Bhopal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When is the best time to visit Madhya Pradesh for holidays?

Winter season is the best time to visit Madhya Pradesh for your holidays. The weather is cool, calm and pleasant.

Q. What is the nearest domestic & International airport for MP?

There are 20 domestic airports in Madhya Pradesh and an international airport called the Raja Bhoj International Airport.

Q. Is Madhya Pradesh Safe for Female Solo Travellers?

Yes, Madhya Pradesh is safe for female solo travellers.

Q. What Madhya Pradesh is Famous for?

Madhya Pradesh is famous for its numerous heritage sites, 5 of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is rich in wildlife, with famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks like Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench. There are several natural attractions like Bhedaghat. It is also home to several religious sites, many of which are Hindu pilgrimage destinations. There are several options for adventure too.

Q. How many minimum days are required for a Madhya Pradesh Tour?

You will need at least 8-10 days for a tour of Madhya Pradesh. You need sufficient time to explore Madhya Pradesh because it is a large state.

Q. What are the major festivals of Madhya Pradesh Tourism?

The major festivals of Madhya Pradesh are Lokrang, Akhil Bharatiya Kalidas Samaroh, Khajuraho, Bhagoria Haat and Holi and Ujjain Kumbh Mela.

Q. What are the top destinations for family holidays in Madhya Pradesh?

The top destinations for family holidays in Madhya Pradesh are wildlife sanctuaries and national parks like Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench and Panna. Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Tamia, Bhimbetka are ideal for family holidays.

Q. What are the best destinations for a honeymoon tour in Madhya Pradesh?

The best destinations for a honeymoon tour in Madhya Pradesh are Khajuraho, Pachmarhi, Tamia, Indore, Bhopal, Amarkantak, Jabalpur, Rewa and Gwalior.

Q. What are the top must visit pilgrimage sites in Madhya Pradesh?

The top must visit pilgrimage sites in Madhya Pradesh are Omkareshwar, Ujjain, Maheshwar, Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain, Chausath Yogini Temple in Bhedaghat and Buddhist Group of Monuments in Sanchi.

Q. What is the best time to visit national parks & wildlife sanctuaries of MP?

Summers is a good time, since the chances of spotting wildlife is high. This is because during the summers, animals visit the nearest water hotels to quench their thirst. Winters is a good time if you want to spot the wildlife with cool and pleasant weather.

Why Choose TMI for Madhya Pradesh?

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Madhya Pradesh Essential Information

Where to Stay in Madhya Pradesh?

You can select from a wide variety of accommodation options in Madhya Pradesh. There are 5 star, 4 star, 3 star and 2 star hotels. You can opt for an accommodation option depending on your budget range and preferences. The accommodations are available as hotels, resorts, cottages and even heritage hotels.

Major Activities for Tourists in Madhya Pradesh

There are so many activities that you can try in Madhya Pradesh. Heritage is a major part of the state, and you should try to explore during your holidays in Madhya Pradesh. The most famous heritage sites are Sanchi, while 5 of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Sanchi, Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Khajuraho Group of Monuments and Buddhist Group of Monuments at Sanchi are the most popular ones.

You absolutely can miss out on the rich wildlife while travelling to Madhya Pradesh. The most famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Madhya Pradesh are Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Panna and Pench.

Adventure enthusiasts can look forward to numerous adventure activities like mountaineering, water sports, trekking and river rafting. Spiritual seekers and those with a spiritual bent of mind should visit the top religious sites in Madhya Pradesh like Maheshwar, Mahakaleshwar Temple, Omkareshwar, Amarkantak, Chitrakoot, Jama Masjid and Moti Masjid.

The Buddhist Group of Monuments at Sanchi are an absolutely must visit. The state of Madhya Pradesh is also blessed with beautiful natural attractions. One of these is Bhedaghat, famous for its enormous marble rocks which run alongside the River Narmada.

Other must visit natural attractions in Madhya Pradesh are Tamia, Parsili and Sanjay Dubri National Park. There are so many options for tourists looking to have an enjoyable time in Madhya Pradesh!

A Few Tips Before Visiting Madhya Pradesh

  • Always remember to carry an identity proof with you at all times.
  • Pay attention to the rules while visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Carry items like sunscreen lotion if you are planning to visit it during the summers.
  • Do not leave your goods unattended.
  • Pay attention to the rules & customs while visiting a place of worship.
  • Drink bottled mineral water as far as possible.
  • Madhya Pradesh is huge, so plan your itinerary wisely.