Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh, a mountainous state in central India, retains landmarks from eras throughout Indian history. Begun in the 10th century, its Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho are renowned for their carvings of erotic scenes, most prominently Kandariya Mahadeva, a temple with more than 800 sculptures. The eastern Bandhavgarh and Kanha national p...
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Madhya Pradesh, a mountainous state in central India, retains landmarks from eras throughout Indian history. Begun in the 10th century, its Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho are renowned for their carvings of erotic scenes, most prominently Kandariya Mahadeva, a temple with more than 800 sculptures. The eastern Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks, noted Bengal tiger sanctuaries, offer guided safaris.

In so far as the richness and variety of tourism destinations are concerned, Madhya Pradesh is easily the best state of the nation. Also known as theTiger State of India, the state has three world heritage sites namely Sanchi, Bheembetka, and Khajuraho. In the last few years, the Government of Madhya Pradesh has initiated some measures to position the state as the leading tourism state of the nation. While significant work has been done and the state is now being recognized as one of the leading travel states of the country, much more still needs to be done.

Rich in history and culture, Madhya Pradesh is a hidden treasure and yet to be fully explored as a tourist destination. The beautiful town of Khajuraho located in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh is famous for its Hindu and Jain temples. While on a Madhya Pradesh tour, a visit to Khajuraho is a must. During a Madhya Pradesh tour, try out some local delicacies.

The state is famous for sweets like cashew burfi, jalebi, leaving lata, kusli, khurma, moong dal ka halwa (a pudding made from green lentils), sabudana ki khichadi and shikanji. Other favorite cities of Madhya Pradesh include Ujjain, Jabalpur, and Gwalior. Ujjain is an ancient city which is one of the seven sacred cities of Hindus. It is famous for the Kumbh Mela; a religious festival held there every 12 years. A visit to Ujjain and its temples is included in many Madhya Pradesh tour packages.

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