The city derives its name from the 18th century Indershwar Temple and lies to the extreme west of the state on the banks of river Saraswati and khan in the heart of malwa plateau. Indore is a district and commercial center of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Indore is known for its architectural splendor. The tales of the glorious past are narrated by these splendid historical monuments and cast a magical spell on the visitors.
Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular national parks in India located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. The park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which is said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka (Ceylon), hence the name Bandhavgarh. This park has a large biodiversity. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India.
Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Agra is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur. The city was first mentioned in the epic Mahabharata, where it was called Agrevaṇa (derived from Sanskrit meaning "the border of the forest").
Omkareshwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva. It is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada river, the shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu ॐ symbol. There are two temples here, one to Omkareshwar (whose name means "Lord of Omkaara or the Lord of the Om Sound") and one to Amareshwar (whose name means "Immortal lord" or "lord of the Immortals or Devas"). But as per the sloka on dwadash jyotirligam, Mamleshwar is the jyotirling, which is on other side of Narmada river.
Gwalior was named by Chieftain Suraj Sen in 8th century after the hermit saint Gwalipa who had cured him of a deadly disease. A succession of Pratiharas, Kachwahas and Tomars have left a legacy of wonderful places, temples and monuments. The town is defined by the spectacular Gwalior Fort, a brilliant specimen of medival architecture. Some notable structure within the fort include Raja Mansingh’s Palace, Teli Ka Mandir, Sas Bahu ka Mandir, and the Gujari Mahal Museum, as well as the atmospheric Sound and Light show in the evening.
Chidikho Wildlife sanctuary is one among the 442 wildlife sanctuary in India & 39 to be specified in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The unique name of this wildlife paradise has derived from the Hindi word “Chidiya” (meaning bird) & Kho (meaning den). As the name suggest it was named ChidiKho because of the rich birdlife that is found in this wildlife paradise. Chidikho Wildlife sanctuary is also called “Paradise of Peacock”. The sanctuary is open throughout the year so one can visit the sanctuary in any season. Rainy season is best to cherish the beauty of ChidiKho but wildlife sighting is poor in rains.
Khajuraho is a famous tourist and archaeological site known for its sculptured temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and Jain patriarchs. Khajuraho was one of the capitals of the Chandela kings, who from the 9th to the 11th century CE developed a large realm, which at its height included almost all of what is now Madhya Pradesh state. Khajuraho extended over 21 sq. km and contained about 85 temples built by multiple rulers from about 950 to 1050.
Maheshwar is a City in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh state, in central India. It is located 13 km east of National Highway 3 (Agra-Mumbai highway) and 91 km from Indore, the commercial capital of the state. The City lies on the north bank of the Narmada River. It was the capital of the Malwa during the Maratha Holkar reign till 6 January 1818, when the capital was shifted to Indore by Malhar Rao Holkar III. Maheshwar is handsome and also built on the site of the ancient city of Somvanshya Shastrarjun Kshatriya, and was the capital of king Kartavirya Arjuna, (Shree Shastrarjun) who is mentioned in the Sanskrit epics Mahabharata and Ramayana.
Orchha (or Urchha) is a town in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh state, India. Orchha was founded in the 16th century AD by the Bundela Rajput chief, Rudra Pratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha, (r. 1501-1531) and also built the Fort of Orchha. The Chaturbhuj Temple was built during the reign of Emperor Akbar, by the Queen of Orchha Ganeshi Bai, while Raj Mandir was built by 'Madhukar Shah' during his reign, 1554 to 1591.