Welcome to Madhya Pradesh - this multi splendoured land for its rich heritage, legendary pilgrim centres, scenic beauty and wild life. The heartland of India known in ancient times as Malwa preserves as many as 1800 monuments that testify to the glory of its past. The Chandella’s world-renowned exquisitely carved temples at Khajuraho are a paean to life, love - unique in all the world, of all the multitude of figures in the friezes, the most famous are the mithuna couples - highly provocative sculptures of love and lust!
Buddhist art has its finest relic in the unrivalled 2000 year old Great Stupa of Sanchi with its exquisitely carved gateways or toranas, part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Take in the lake side capital city of Bhopal, with its refreshing gardens, imposing mosques and unfinished 11th century temple. The fabled city of Mandu, now a ghost town is grand by day and romantic by night, while the well-preserved Gwalior fort and palaces have their own dramatic and colourful history. Take a break from temples, Stupas and forts at the beautiful hill resort of Pachmarhi. Or marvel at the mile-long gleaming limestone cliffs - the framed marble rocks of Jabalpur. The verdant forests of this region, a unique and exciting panoroma of wildlife - a jeep safari or in “Project Tiger” wildlife reserves at the world famous Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks.