Known For : Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Kal Bhairava Temple Ram Mandir Ghat
Ujjain considered to be one of the holiest cities of India, is the home to Mahakaleshwar Temple and is also one of the four sites for the Kumbh Mela.
Distance from Bhopal: 189 km
Best Time: October to March
Known For : The Rock Caves Hoshangabad Bhojpur
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.
Distance from Bhopal: 44 km
Best Time: October to April
Known For : Sanchi Stupa The Great Bowl Ashok Pillar
Most famous for the Sanchi Stupa, Sanchi is a must visit for every Buddhist going on pilgrimage and is on the list of UNESCO World heritage sites.
Distance from Bhopal: 48 km
Best Time: July to March
The enigmatic temple of Bhojpur is an incomplete Hindu temple situated in the Bhojpur Village of Madhya Pradesh. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it houses a 7.5 feet high lingam in its sanctum and is believed to have been constructed in the 11th century during the reign of King Bhoja. The temple's construction was left abandoned for reasons that are still unknown. Construction material can still be found at the site, with architectural plans engraved on the surrounding rocks. Historians speculate that it could be due to a sudden natural disaster, war or lack of resources. The temple has been designated as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Distance from Bhopal: 31 km
Lying along the quaint bank of river Narmada in Madhya Pradesh, the district of Hoshangabad is a charming tourist destination which has a number of tourist destinations in its confines. This attraction is blessed with a gentle mix of natural sightseeing and historical monuments which includes picturesque cascades of water and ancient shrines. In addition to being a beautiful location in itself, Hoshangabad is a gateway to a number of other popular destinations as well. A notable fact about Hoshangabad is that it trades in some exquisite pieces of handicraft, silk, leather and pulses, which make it's shopper's delight as well.
Distance from Bhopal: 76 km
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The oldest sanctuary of Madhya Pradesh, the Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary packs a treat for wildlife and avifauna enthusiasts alike. The River Narmada, which is 150 million years older than River Ganga, graces the sanctuary with its presence. Home to deer, wild hare, tigers and an umpteen variety of birds, this sanctuary is nothing short of paradise.
Distance from Bhopal: 194 km
Vidisha, a quaint town in Madhya Pradesh is one of the few, less heard of, unconventional places of historic importance. Located near the state capital, Bhopal, it has a rich cultural heritage a number of magnificent monuments, temples and ruins. This place is a huge tourist spot in MP and if you're a history enthusiast or intrigued by archaeology, this is one place you cannot miss out on! The town is located at the confluence (sangam) of Betwa and Beas rivers, 9 km from Sanchi and to the east of the Betwa river. About 3 kms to its west lies Besnagar, which was once a significant medieval trade centre and is now known for its remains like the Udayagiri Caves and Heliodorus Pillar. Vidisha is a place straight out of our history textbooks and can be pretty enjoyable for someone who wants to imbibe the beauty, relax and click beautiful pictures. Vidisha has evolved historically being occupied by the Maurya Dynasty, then the Guptas, followed by the Khilji dynasty, Mughals, Greeks and even the Britishers! This is quite evident from its resplendent diversity of architecture and culture.
Distance from Bhopal: 56 km
You might be thinking why would someone want to visit a place to relax with such a lurid name. But Hatyari Khoh is anything but uncanny. Rather it is the most beautiful place you can visit to getaway from the hustle bustle of the city. Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Hatyari Khoh with fascinating horror stories, lush green trees, mesmerizing waterfalls, and majestic hillocks, Hatyari Khoh is a must visit place to be in the lap of nature. This place is still untouched by industrialization which makes it even more beautiful. This is an amazing place to break free from the monotony of your stressful life and devote some time gazing at the enchanting waterfall and verdant trees. After this trip you will definitely feel closer to nature and start appreciating its beauty.
Distance from Bhopal: 193 km
The Patalpani Waterfall is located in the Mhow Tehsil of Indore district and is a popular picnic spot for the locals of the area. Surrounded by dense forest covers, majestic hills, clear skies and lush green landscapes Patalpani is perfect for anyone looking for a time out from their mundane schedules. The falls are at a height of 300 feet and produce roaring streams of white when the water flow is at its full capacity. The waterflow is magnanimous during the monsoons and slopes may become slippery and treacherous, so the visitors are advised to exercise precaution during their tour of the falls. All in all the Patalpani falls are truly a sight to behold in all their plunging glory, the majestic cascade is a must visit for anyone who enjoys nature.
Distance from Bhopal: 226 km
Located in the heart of the country, The Bori Wildlife Sanctuary in Itarsi near Bhopal is truly among the country's oldest and most diverse attractions.
Distance from Bhopal: 91 km
If you are tired of the pell mell of the daily life and want to go away to unwind and relax, Choral Dam is just the place for you. Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Choral Dam is a hidden gem that will definitely provide you with quietness and tranquility. Constructed around the backwaters of River Narmada, Choral Dam is replete with cool and clear water. A large number of lush green trees and small hills surround the place making it even more attractive. This place is full of jovial water activities that will interest young and old alike. The panoramic views of the sky and the ground are mesmerizing. To enjoy nature at its best make sure to witness either a sunset or a sunrise from here. The different hues of sky coupled with the verdant trees and clear blue water is nothing short of perfection. Choral Dam is an ideal place for a weekend getaway and spend some quiet time relaxing and unwinding.
Distance from Bhopal: 232 km
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