Top 10 Places to Visit in Central India

Central India is famous for culture filled past, interesting history and amazing architectural beauty. Majestic forts, temples, ruins, exotic parks and monuments are just a remainder of numerous empires that ruled the place as a whole or in parts. Starting from Guptas to British, this place has been beautified by different people and thus, diversity is guaranteed.

Here we are discussing about Top 10 Places to Visit in Central India are:-

#1. Khajuraho


Best time to visit Khajuraho – July to March

Top attractions in Khajuraho – temple complex, dance festival, light and sound show

Location of Khajuraho – 175 km away from Jhansi

Nearest airport in Khajuraho – Khajuraho

Kahjuraho is famous around the world for one-of-its-kind. It holds a group of temples and monuments with unparallel architectural beauty, sculptures and erotic carvings. It is a heritage site for holding nagara styled architecture. Most of the temples in this complex were built between 900 AD and 1050 AD. There were 85 temples in 12th century and now, there are only 25 temples that stand as one. An annual dance festival is also conducted in February or March.

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#2. Orchha


Best time to visit Orchha – October to March

Top attractions in Orchha – Betwa River, Chhatris, temples, Jahangir Mahal, Raja Mahal and others

Location of Orchha – 15 km away from Jhansi

Nearest airport in Orchha – Khajuraho

Orchha is a historic place located in Madhya Pradesh. The city is famous for medieval architecture, temples and mural temples. Apart from these architectural marvels, the river is an important attraction. Rafting and boating are two main activities to enjoy in the river. There is a boat club on the river shore and you can buy tickets for required activities. A single raft would take up to 6 people on an one hour rafting session.

If you love shopping, explore shopping in orchha, you can find exotic items like accessories made of beads, gemstone articles, handicrafts and others. Trailing, trekking and swimming are other activities to enjoy here. It is also a good spot to try ayurvedic massages.

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#3. Gwalior


Best time to visit Gwalior – November to March

Top attractions in Gwalior – Gwalior fort, Gujri Mahal, Jai Vilas Palace, Gopachal Parvat, sun temple, Shyam Vatika, zoo, Tighra dam, Swarna Rekha River and others.

Location of Gwalior – 319 km away from Delhi

Nearest airport in Gwalior – Gwalior

Gwalior is an ancient city that thrived under different emperors. The place is famous for royal structures, sculptures, temples and others. Apart from architectural sightseeing, Gandhi zoological park can be a good retreat to find white tigers, bisons, hyena, serpents and others. You can enjoy boating at Tighra dam, Swarna Rekha River and others. Bird watching at Chambal River is a good sport for nature lovers. Chambal is located a little away from Gwalior. Top items to buy here are fabrics, wall hangings, leather good, moccasins, wire metal works and woolen carpets.

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#4. Bhedaghat


Best time to visit Bhedaghat – November to March

Top attractions in Bhedaghat – Dhandhar waterfalls, Bandar Kodini, river Narmada, Chaunsath Yogini temple and others

Location of Bhedaghat – 30km from Jabalpur

Nearest airport in Bhedaghat  – Jabalpur

Bhedaghat is a small town that can be scaled in a day or two. The city has got its place in this list for some of the exotic attractions that it has in its reign. The main attraction here is Bandar Kodini. To reach the spot, one has to travel between marble rocks on the river Narmada on a boat. You can spot monkeys at very close quarters. Taking this trip in moonlight is a wonderful attraction

#5. Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park

Best time to visit Bandhavgarh National Park – November to March

Top attractions in Bandhavgarh National Park – Elephant rides, Jeep safari, Lodge stay, Baghel museum, Bandhavgarh fort, Climbers point and others.

Location of Bandhavgarh National Park – 165 km from Jabalpur

Nearest airport in Bandhavgarh National Park – Jabalpur

This is a cliché national park destination. You can find many attractions in and around the destination. Jeep safari through the park helps you spot tigers, deer and other mammals. You can also trek on elephants. Bird watching is also a common activity here. There are 22 mammals in this park including monkeys, tigers, deer, mongoose, hyena, boars and others.

You can also enjoy 10 Days Bandhavgarh Tour from Delhi

#6. Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park

Best time to visit Kanha National Park – February to June

Top attractions in Kanha National Park – Spotting wildlife including Tigers, Bird watching, Jeep safari and others

Location of Kanha National Park – 160 km away from Jabalpur

Nearest airport in Kanha National Park – Jabalpur

Famous for leopards, tigers, wild cats, foxes and other mammals. You can find hundreds of local and migration birds here. The land forms found here are meadows, open forest, grassland and others. Jeep safari is an iconic attraction here.

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#7. Ujjain


Best time to visit Ujjain – October to March

Top attractions of Ujjain – Bhaironath temple, Chintaman temple, Gopal Mandir, Bhartrihari caves, Jantar Mantar, Mahakaleshwar temple, Ram Mandir Ghat, palaces and other.

Location of Ujjain – 56 km from Indore

Nearest airport in Ujjain – Indore

Located on the banks of holy Shipra River, this city is linked with history and religion. The city was at prime beauty because of its location on the trade route. The city is best visited during festivals like Maha Shivratri, Kumbh Mela and others. Ujjain tour will take you close to history, architecture and culture of the land. There are many getaway spots around Ujjain, if you are ready to travel a little more.

#8. Pench National Park

Pench National Park

Best time to visit Pench National Park – November to May

Top attractions of Pench National Park – Gypsy safari, jungle home stay, bird watching, tiger spotting, owl breeding and others

Location of Pench National Park – 92 km from Nagpur

Nearest airport in Pench National Park – Nagpur

Pench National Park is a good destination to bring out the photographer in you. Pench National Park is a good spot for those who love photography and nature. Elephant rides, jungle walks, night safari, gypsy safari and bird watching are very common activities here. You can buy musk right outside the park. Some resorts near the park allow camping and other activities.

Also read – Travel Guide to Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh

#9. Indore


Best time to visit Indore – October to March

Top attractions of Indore – Rajawada, Lal Baag palace, BadaGanpathi, KanchMandir, Town Hall, Bapna statue, Chhatris, Central museum and others

Location of Indore593 km away from Delhi

Nearest airport in Indore – Indore

Located on the Malwa Plateau, this destination is for those who want to enjoy the rich culture of the land. Indore is the right place for sightseeing. You can enjoy a long list of temples, monuments and museums to enjoy. Apart from those, you can find migration birds in Sipur Lake, amusement park, Regional Park and others. Top items to buy are craft items and fabrics

#10. Sanchi

Sanchi Stupa

Best time to visit Sanchi – July to March

Top attractions of Sanchi – stupas, Buddha temples, archaeological museum, Udayagiri caves, Gupta temple, Ashoka pillar and others

Location of Sanchi – 46km from Bhopal

Nearest airport in Sanchi – Bhopal

Sanchi lies on the footpath of Lord Buddha. It is a very famous Buddhist pilgrim spot in Madhya Pradesh. The main tourism attractions of this city are linked with pilgrimage. It is a good spot to enjoy Natu.

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