(Last Updated on : 19/12/2016)
Tourism in Central part of India is dotted with the Mesolithic rock painting, Bhimbetka
, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kandariya Mahadev Temple
, Bateswar Group of Temples, Padavli of Morena District
, Chausath Yogini Temple
, Mitavli, Saas Bahu Temple
, Teli Ka Mandir
, Shiva Temple in Bhojpur, Lakshmi Temple, Orchha, Ancient temples of Amarkantak, magnificent Gwalior Fort
of once the Princely State of Gwalior
, Maa Bamleshwari Devi of Dongargarh, Mahamaya Temple, Bilaspur
, Danteshwari Temple, Dantewada, Chandrahasini Devi Temple, Banjari Mata Mandir, Jatmai Ghatarani, Shivani Maa Temple, Patala Bhairavi Temple and Ganga Maiya Temple of Chattisgarh.
Attractions in Madhya Pradesh
As Madhya Pradesh
is located at the heart of India, it has the rich history from Mahabharata
time. The city of Ujjain
arose as a major centre in Madhya Pradesh region, during the second wave of Indian urbanisation in the sixth century BC. It served as the capital of the Avanti
kingdom. Other kingdoms mentioned in ancient epics like Malava, Karusha, Dasarna and Nishada have also been identified with parts of Madhya Pradesh. Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site of the Paleolithic, exhibiting the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent, and thus the beginning of the South Asian Stone Age. Later Madhya Pradesh came under the control of the Gupta Empire in the 4th and 5th centuries, and their southern neighbors, the Vakataka Empire. The rock-cut temples at Bagh Caves
attest to the presence of the Gupta dynasty. Medieval period saw the rise of the Gurjar clans, including the Paramaras of Malwa and the Chandelas of Bundelkhand
. The Chandellas built the majestic Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho, which represent the culmination of Hindu temple architecture in Central India. During the Sultanate era, Madhya Pradesh saw the steady decline. But the excellence of art and architecture began in Mughal era at Bundelkhand.
Attractions in Chattisgarh
Chhattisgarh is the most beautiful state in India. This state is under developed. Most of the tribal populace resides there. Historically, the state is known as 36 ancient forts. In ancient times this region was known as Dakshin Kausal Kingdom. Chhattisgarh is full of ancient historical forts, monuments, rare wildlife, waterfalls, exquisitely carved temples, Buddhist pilgrimage sites, archaeological sites, palaces, caves, rock paintings and hill plateaus. The hilly terrain and forests of Kanger Valley National Park
is the epicenter of the tribal Bastar district. It houses a number of ancient caves. Chitrakoot Waterfall
, Tiratgarh Waterfall, Mandawa Waterfall, Chitradhara Waterfall
, Thamada Ghumar Waterfall, Mendri Ghoomar Waterfall, Bodhghat Saath Dhara, Dantewada Malanjhkudum Waterfalls, Kanker Charre-Marre Waterfall, Kanker Amrit Dhara Waterfall, Koriya Ramdaha Waterfall, Koriya Gavar Ghat Waterfall, Koriya Akuri Nala, Koriya Pawai Waterfall, Surguj Kendai Waterfall, Surguj Rajpuri Waterfall, Jashpur Danpuri Waterfall and Jashpur Rani Dah Waterfall are the prominent places for nature and leisure tourism.