Historical Places in Central India

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Historical Places in Central India

Historical Places in Central India include the beautiful Khajuraho temples, temples and forts of Orrcha and Gwalior and stunning architectural feats at Mandu.

Here is the list of 11 Historical Places in Central India

1. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh - The Architectural Masterpiece

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh - The Architectural Masterpiece
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Known For : Light and Sound Show, Khajuraho Dulhadev Temple Kandariya Mahadev Temple

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Khajuraho is known around the world for its stunning temples adorned by erotic and sensuous carvings.

Best Time: July to March

25 Khajuraho Attractions

2. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh - The Hidden Treasure

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh - The Hidden Treasure
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Known For : Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort Ram Raja Temple Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort

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Known for its grand palaces, intricately carved temples and striking forts, situated on banks of river Betwa Orchha is a city with a lot of historical significance and a photographers' paradise.

Best Time: July to March

16 Orchha Attractions

3. Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh - Tourism Capital of Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh - Tourism Capital of Madhya Pradesh
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Known For : Gwalior Fort Jai Vilas Palace Gujari Mahal (State Archaeological Museum)

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A historic city founded by king Surajesan, Gwalior is galore with beautiful monuments, palaces and temples, giving this city a majestic charm which speaks volumes of its glorious past.

Best Time: July to March

34 Gwalior Attractions

4. Mandu, Madhya Pradesh - Lesser known architectural masterpiece

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh - Lesser known architectural masterpiece
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Known For : Jahaz Mahal Rani Rupmati's Pavilion Baz Bahadur's Palace

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Mandu is the epitome of architectural excellence that our ancestors seemed to have achieved. This city is testament to the unconditional love between Prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. Mandu also boasts of the oldest erected monument of India.

Best Time: October to March

11 Mandu Attractions

5. Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh - The Exotic Rock Shelters

Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh - The Exotic Rock Shelters
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Known For : The Rock Caves Hoshangabad Bhojpur

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The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site, exhibiting the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent, and thus the beginning of the South Asian Stone Age. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003.

Best Time: October to April

4 Bhimbetka Attractions

6. Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh

Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh
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Known For : Asirgarh Fort Jama Masjid, Burhanpur Dargah-E-Hakimi

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Burhanpur is a historical town based on the banks of the Tapti River in Madhya Pradesh. The most interesting piece of trivia would be that Mumtaz Begum, the reason why the Taj Mahal was built, died in Burhanpur while giving birth to her fourteenth child.

Best Time: October to March

5 Burhanpur Attractions

7. Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh - The temple town of Madhya Pradesh.

Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh - The temple town of Madhya Pradesh.
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Known For : Holkar Fort Mandleshwar Rajwada

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Based on the banks of the River Narmada, this gorgeous town is largely referred to as the temple town of Madhya Pradesh. It also holds a lot of mythological and historical importance given the fact that it has found a mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Best Time: October to March

15 Maheshwar Attractions

8. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh - City of lakes

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh - City of lakes
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Known For : Upper Lake Van Vihar, Bhopal Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

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Amidst two beautiful man-made lakes, the capital of Madhya Pradesh is a sprawling city with the right blend of culture, heritage and modern life.

Best Time: July to March

30 Bhopal Attractions

9. Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh - The land of the Stupas

Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh - The land of the Stupas
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Known For : Sanchi Stupa The Great Bowl Ashok Pillar

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A symbol of the vast heritage present throughout the culturally rich India, the Buddhist monuments of Sanchi are one of the oldest stone structures in India. Designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the Great Stupa was installed in the 3rd century BC by Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan dynasty. The sculptures and monuments present at the site are a fine example of the development of Buddhist art and architecture. The stupa sits atop a hill in Sanchi, surrounded by lush gardens, providing visitors peace and serenity at this grand tribute to the peaceful religion of Buddhism.

Best Time: July to March

6 Sanchi Attractions

10. Panna, Madhya Pradesh - The Diamond City

Panna, Madhya Pradesh - The Diamond City
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Known For : Pandava Falls and Caves Diamond Mines Panna National Park

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Panna is a town situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh and holds a lot of historical significance. A former Gond settlement, Panna is a small city in the heart of the country, which boasts of being the only city with diamond reserves. Panna is also most notably known for the Panna National Park which is a world heritage site and a significant initiative towards wildlife conservation in India.


Best Time: November to May

8 Panna Attractions

11. Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh

Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh
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Known For : Madhav National Park Chhatri The Madhav Vilas Palace

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With a very minimal population and located at a height of 478 meters above sea level coupled with some of the most exotic attractions, Shivpuri makes up for a very tranquil and peaceful destination.

Best Time: November to March

9 Shivpuri Attractions

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