Mad­hya Pradesh

Amal­ga­ma­tion of na­ture, cul­ture and ad­ven­ture

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Mad­hya Pradesh is home to dense forests re­splen­dent in flora and fauna; where na­ture is out­lined with cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences at var­i­ous sites. If you are look­ing for an ad­ven­ture, visit the heart of In­dia and in­dulge in a re­fresh­ing and holis­tic hol­i­day.

From wildlife, na­ture, bird­ing to his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural at­trac­tions sprawl­ing across the state, Mad­hya Pradesh is the per­fect mix for a com­plete va­ca­tion. Pench, Ocr­chaa, Bed­haghat, Tawa Mad­hai, Band­hav­garh, Mandu are some of those spots where one would want to start their jour­ney into MP.


Mad­hya Pradesh’s most ver­dant jewel—Panch­marhi, is a des­ti­na­tion where na­ture finds ex­quis­ite ex­pres­sions in myr­iad en­chant­ing ways. The mag­nif­i­cence of na­ture is com­pli­mented by the arche­o­log­i­cal trea­sures whereby in cave shel­ters rich rock paint­ings can be found. Most of th­ese have been placed in the pe­riod 500-800 AD but the ear­li­est paint­ings are es­ti­mated to be 10,000 years old. Take a walk through na­ture and im­bibe the cul­ture at some of the fas­ci­nat­ing sites like Ma­hadeo, Dhoop­gargh, Ra­jat Pratap, Handi Koh, Chaura­garh Tem­ple, Ash­tachal, Jalawataran and Sat­pura Na­tional Park, etc.


A drive from In­dore through In­dore Omkaresh­war by-pass leads you to a spot lay­ing snugly by the side of the Indira Sa­gar dam— Hanuwan­tiya. A home for ad­ven­ture en­thu­si­asts, one can boat in the placid wa­ter, back­pack in the emer­ald sur­round­ings, ad­mire the flora and fauna, take a fresh wa­ter cruise or have a botan­i­cal walk. The Boriya­maal Is­land sit­u­ated in the Indira Sa­gar Dam of­fers a truly fresh wa­ter is­land ex­pe­ri­ence. The un­du­lat­ing ter­rain of the is­land is an in­vite for the trekking en­thu­si­asts and avid cy­clists. The higher al­ti­tudes of­fer chal­leng­ing ter­rain for cy­cling. The is­land is the home to some of the ex­otic bird species of Cen­tral In­dia. A walk in the wilder­ness will leave you awestruck at the sheer va­ri­ety of the winged won­ders. Pea­cock, small cor­morant, Black Stork and Euro­pean Ostray are seen fre­quently.


Par­sili is an idyl­lic place is the Sidhi district which can eas­ily be termed as a par­adise for bird watch­ers and na­ture lovers. Sit­u­ated on the banks of the river Banas, this un­spoilt des­ti­na­tion is 10 km away from San­jayDubri Na­tional Park where a pas­sion for wildlife can be com­pli­mented with a leisurely break. Birds like Herons, Egrets, White-Necked Stork, White Ibis, Whistling Teal, Kites, Ea­gles, Har­ri­ers, King Fish­ers and Ori­ole are part of the rich avi­fauna. One should take a bare­foot trek on the gen­tle turf of the sand bed of river Banas which leads to Kath­bun­glow, an old wooden haveli with sprawl­ing gar­dens. Also take a trip to the San­jayDubri Na­tional Park to wit­ness ex­quis­ite wildlife nes­tled in the arms of na­ture.

Par­sili Panch­marhi

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