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Things To Do In Madhya Pradesh

From Khajuraho monuments to Bandhavgarh tigers and everything in between

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Activities In Madhya Pradesh

At all the major Madhya Pradesh points of interest, there are plenty of experiences worth having besides sightseeing and shopping. Due to a variety of attractions ranging from national parks and hill stations to river valleys and thriving cities, there is no dearth of fun things to do in Madhya Pradesh.

Delawadi jungle camp, operated by MPTDC, is located within the Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary. The MP tourism department offers recreational activities such as camping, trekking, and bird watching in the forest. Major attractions near Delawadi jungle camp include Bhadbhada Falls, Sunset point, Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Ginnorgarh Fort, Kolar Dam, Salkanpur Temple, and Delawadi City Centre. Check in to this camp to enjoy the pristine natural environs and take wildlife tours to encounter animals.

One of the most thrilling things to do in MP is Orchha river rafting. The Betwa River offers a great backdrop for the water sports in MP such as kayaking and rafting. The 90-min rafting course begins from the scenic Kanchana That culminates at Shiv Ghat with refreshments. The 3-hour route (6 km) includes a meal at Shiv Ghat and ends at Note Ghat. Rafting prices at Orchha vary depending on the peak season and group size. The typical charges for an 8-km rafting stretch cost between 800-2000 INR per person. Rafting at Orchha is closed during monsoons. The three-hour rafting expedition passes through Grade I and Grade II rapids of the Betwa River. Travellers can enjoy the views of Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary and further downstream to Kanchan Ghat.

A Madhya Pradesh trip is incomplete without making the most of its varied terrain of mountains and river valleys. There are abundant of options for camping and trekking in Madhya Pradesh. Let the adrenaline kick in with the famous Satpura Pipariya Trek to experience a range of flora and fauna. Pachmarhi Trek allows breathtaking views of the Satpura range from Pandav Caves to the Dhoopgarh. Paragliding in Pachmarhi is another popular outdoor thrill one must experience. There are also a few operators for paragliding in Bhopal.

For more adventure activities in Madhya Pradesh travellers can enjoy Flying Fox twin racing zip lines over Kerwa Lake, boating in Bhopal, cable car ride over the Marble rocks of Bhedaghat, and rock climbing in Pachmarhi. These sedimentary rocks provide an ideal setup for the adventure activities in Pachmarhi.

Attending fairs and festivals are one of the top things to do in Madhya Pradesh. Be it Shivratri in Khajuraho, Dussehra in Jabalpur, Ram Navami in Chitrakoot, Bhagoriya dance in Jhabua, Malwa festival in Indore and Mandu, or the Pachmarhi Festival, the state comes alive with the rich folk and tribal culture. Street food is a major speciality of Madhya Pradesh. Travellers can gorge on Mughlai dishes in Bhopal, Daal Bafla in Malwa region, local poha in Indore, and bedmi chaat in Gwalior.

On a Madhya Pradesh shopping spree, travellers can buy bamboo work, tribal accessories, carpets, silk saris, pottery, and fabrics. Mrignayani Emporium at Hamidia Road and TT Nagar in Bhopal, MT Market and Top Khana in Indore, Patankar Bazar near Rajwada in Gwalior are top places for shopping in Madhya Pradesh.   

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QWhat are major airports in MP?

Indore Airport in the busiest one in Madhya Pradesh. It is well connected by regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai and other Indian cities. Bhopal, Jabalpur, and Gwalior are also served by domestic flights.

QWhat is famous in Madhya Pradesh?

The state is famous for national parks, ancient monuments, religious sites, royal forts, tribal art, and street food.

QWhat is the famous food in MP?

Poha and Bhutte ki Kees are popular street food in MP. Bhopal is especially known for its Mughlai cuisine. Malpua and Mawa Bati are also popular desserts in MP.

QWhat are famous national parks in MP?

Bandhavgarh National Park is home to Royal Bengal tigers. Kanha National Park, Panna National Park, and Pench National Park are also home to a variety of wild animals and bird species.

QHow is the MP weather overall?

The summers are extremely hot from March to June. Ideal weather to visit Madhya Pradesh is between October and early March. Monsoon is a good time to visit Pachmarhi and waterfalls.

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