Top things to do in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

If your only reason for visiting a tiger reserve in India is to see a tiger, look no further. A couple of days at Bandhavgarh should net you a tiger sighting. India's 2014 tiger census counted 68 tigers here, the gr…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Khajuraho

Lakshmana Temple

The large Lakshmana Temple took 20 years to build and was completed in about AD 954 during the reign of Dhanga, according to an inscription in its mandapa (pillared front pavilion). It’s arguably the best preserved …
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Khajuraho

Kandariya-Mahadev Temple

The 30.5m-long Kandariya-Mahadev, built between 1025 and 1050, is the largest Western Group temple and represents the highpoint of Chandela architecture. It also has the most representations of female beauty and sex…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Kanha Tiger Reserve

Kanha Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh is the king of the jungle when it comes to tiger parks, and Kanha is its most famous. The forests are vast, and while your chances of seeing a tiger are probably slimmer than at nearby Bandhavgarh, th…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Khajuraho

Vishvanath Temple

Believed to have been built in 1002, the Vishvanath Temple anticipates the plan and style of the Kandariya-Mahadev Temple. Dedicated to Shiva, it's a superlative example of Chandela architecture, with a riot of carv…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Indore

Mediterra

Cure the curry blues at this romantic rooftop restaurant on Indore’s main avenue of upscale shopping and hotels north of the centre. Main dishes run from paella and rack of lamb to ratatouille and risotto, but many …
Top Choice Fort in Gwalior

Gwalior Fort

Stretched majestically along the top of a 3km-long plateau overlooking Gwalior, the fort is a dominant, unmissable sight, and full of fascinating palaces, temples, museums and other buildings. Much of the fort is no…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Panna Tiger Reserve

Panna Tiger Reserve

Tigers are making a comeback after being reintroduced here in 2009 from other Madhya Pradesh reserves. By 2016 there were thought to be over 35 tigers in Panna, plus plenty of other wildlife. On safaris here there's…
Top Choice Cultural in Jagdalpur

Bastar Dussehra

In Bastar the Dussehra date (usually in early October) is just the last of 75 days of rituals and preparations that give Bastar Dussehra claim to be one of the world's longest festivals. Things climax in the final 1…
Top Choice Buddhist Monument in Sanchi

Buddhist Monuments

Emperor Ashoka's 3rd-century BC Great Stupa, and many other stupas, temples, pillars, gateways and monasteries built in succeeding centuries, stand at the top of Monuments Rd, with the ticket office near the beginni…