In the very heartland of India, is Madhya Pradesh, one of the most diverse states of India and it is this diversity which gives it the potential to fascinate and amaze. Madhya Pradesh is relatively undeveloped which means that infrastructure can be lacking in some areas, but the benefit of this is that it is less explored, the sights are less busy and in many of its destinations one can easily be transported back to the India of old. Culturally rich, one of its towns, the quiet and sleepy Khajuraho was once a great Chandela capital and home to the erotic Hindu temples created between the 10th and 12th centuries. Orchha and Gwalior between Khajuraho and Agra, are ancient towns with mighty forts, temples and palaces, and form a wonderful cultural circuit. Madhya Pradesh is also one of the most forested regions of the country, and Rudyard Kipling’s famous Jungle Books are set in the lush tiger sanctuaries of Pench, in addition are the well-known parks Kanha, Bandhavgarh though not to be missed are the lesser known tiger reserves of Panna and Satpura. While reasonably remote and far-flung, the treasures of Madhya Pradesh are varied and captivating, whether elusive tigers or erotic temples, unspoiled immaculate villages and pristine forests and a top tip from the team – sunsets on the Narmada River are not to be missed!
Wildlife safaris, cycling trips, tribal markets.
National Parks:Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench, Panna, Satpura.
Cultural: Khajuraho, Gwalior, Orchha, Sanchi, Bhopal, Indore, Maheshwar.