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Madhya Pradesh

The charm of Madhya Pradesh lies in the fact that it is as brilliant a destination as some of its neighbouring states without the fuss of being packed with tourists. There are forts, there are heritage villages, there are valleys, there are waterfalls and there are tigers. Madhya Pradesh is as rich in history and architecture as it is in biodiversity. The heritage villages of Orchha and Mandu are glorious example of the wealth of Madhya Pradesh when it comes to history and architecture. The temples of Khajuraho are world famous for their erotic depictions. With a plethora of National Parks dotting the state, it isn�t hard to spot a tiger in the wild of Madhya Pradesh.

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Things to do

Bandhavgarh National Park - One of the few places on the planet where conservationists can actually relax, Bandhavgarh is that rare national park where tiger counts have actually increased. This, in spite of the large number of tourists annually, makes it one of India's most popular National Parks spread across 105 sqkm. Bandhavgarh hill offers spectacular views ofthe surrounding terrain with splendid tiger sighting opportunities. Renowned for its rich wilderness and India's highest density of tiger population, Bandhavgarh is aptly situated in Madhya Pradesh's Vindhya Hills.

Panna National Park - From being a private hunting preserve of erstwhile rulers of Panna, Chhatarpur and Bijawar states to being declared a national park in 1981, Panna National Park is now a prominent Tiger Reserve and is the 22nd of its kind in India. Located a mere 25km away from the world heritage site of Khajuraho, Panna National Park has had a fair rise in prominence, attracting visitors who come in to the area for Khajuraho.

Kanha Tiger Reserve - Large Parks. Big cats. Madhya Pradesh. When it's a confluence of these three factors in India, it goes without saying that you are in for a trip of a lifetime. Snuggled in the luxuriant arms of the Maikal range of the Satpuras in the central Indian highlands of Madhya Pradesh, this national park is acclaimed to be one of the finest tiger parks in the world.

Related Trips

  • From being a private hunting preserve of erstwhile rulers of Panna, Chhatarpur and Bijawar states to being declared a national park in 1981, Panna National Park is now a prominent Tiger Reserve and is the 22nd of its kind in India. Located a mere 25km away from the world heritage site of Khajuraho, Panna National Park has had a fair rise in prominence, attracting visitors who come in to the area for Khajuraho.

    3 Days | INR 23,100 per person
  • One of the few places on the planet where conservationists can actually relax, Bandhavgarh is that rare national park where tiger counts have actually increased. This, in spite of the large number of tourists annually, makes it one of India's most popular National Parks spread across 105 sqkm. Bandhavgarh hill offers spectacular views ofthe surrounding terrain with splendid tiger sighting opportunities.

    3 Days | INR 21,700 per person
  • Large Parks. Big cats. Madhya Pradesh. When it?s a confluence of these three factors in India, it goes without saying that you are in for a trip of a lifetime. Snuggled in the luxuriant arms of the Maikal range of the Satpuras in the central Indian highlands of Madhya Pradesh, this national park is acclaimed to be one of the finest tiger parks in the world.

    3 Days | INR 18,400 per person
  • Bandhavgarh-Situated in Madhya Pradesh's Vindhya Hills,Bandhavgarh is that rare national park where tiger counts have actually increased. One of India's most popular National Parks,Bandhavgarh offers spectacular views ofthe surrounding terrain with splendid tiger sighting opportunities.

    7 Days | INR 55,400 per person

Best time to visit October to May

All the National park and reserve remains open for tourists from October 15th of each year till June 30th of the next year. November to March is the peak tourist period as the temperatures are much lower, and weather is also very pleasant. Bird watchers will love it during the months of November up to February. The monsoon has passed now and the park is all green and full of life. Many migratory birds visit the park. March to May dries up the vegetation and it is much easier to spot wildlife especially the big cat. Though the months of April to June get unbearably hot, one gets some of the best sighting of wildlife and that includes spotting of the tiger as well.

How to reach

Air

  • Madhya Pradesh is very well connected through the aerial route.

  • Some of the major airports here are at cities of Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Khajuraho, and for intercity transfers these are well connected through air taxis.

Rail

  • Since Madhya Pradesh lies in geographical centre of the country it connects all the major North-Indian cities to the South-Indian cities.

  • Some of the major railway stations are at Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Khajuraho.

  • You will find many trains connecting these cities to other major/metro cities

Road

  • Madhya Pradesh as a state shares its border with Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Maharashtra.

  • Many National Highways intersect the state connecting it well to all major destinations.

  • You can take private as well as government bus services to reach Madhya Pradesh from all major towns and cities.

Blogs

  • madhya-pradesh-blog1

    The Wild Side of Bandhavgarh

    If you want to spot a tiger in all its natural grandeur, the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh is the place to be....

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  • madhya-pradesh-blog2

    Tale of Tigers in the forests of Satpura

    In an age of national parks when you have more of a chance of bumping into another jeep on the same safari as you than the wildlife you wanted, Satpura comes as a glowing revelation where you get t...

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  • madhya-pradesh-blog3

    Pugmarks at Panna-Exploring New Habitats

    From being a private hunting preserve of erstwhile rulers of Panna, Chhatarpur and Bijawar states to being declared a national park in 1981, Panna National Park is now a prominent Tiger Reserve and...

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