Amalgamation of nature, culture and adventure
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.