Madhya Pradesh is the state of Central India. It began in the 10th Century and known for its history, forts, temples, wildlife sanctuaries, arts and crafts. This region has the different dynasties from a long period of time and the treasures of history are added to World Heritage Sites. Here are the top World Heritage Sites in Madhya Pradesh, which makes it Fascinating.
Gwalior is one of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh and connected with rich heritage and culture. Gwalior Fort is an 8th Century hill fort under the rule of Rajput Tomar Kings. It is above around metres from the city level. It is built by Raja Man Singh Tomar and consists of three temples, numerous water tanks and Six Palaces.
Khajuraho Group of Temples
This collection of temples is located in Madhya Pradesh. These temples are located just 176 km from Jhansi. This is an important example of Nagara style of architecture. This collection includes temples of Hinduism and Jainism. Most of the temples were built between 950 AD and 1050 AD. There were more than 85 temples and only a few stands today. This is the only place where you can find erotic sculptures in temple walls. This complex is very famous for dances. Every year, a national dance performance is conducted in this complex and numerous dancers from various parts of the world participate in this. The best monument of all is the Kandariya temple.
These monuments were built in 3 BC and are considered as the oldest monuments in the country. These were built under the reign of Ashoka after he turned towards Buddhism. You can find monasteries, pillars, temples and palaces with rich inscriptions. In 2 BC, the monuments were redesigned and coloured. It had been an important Buddhist religious place till 12 AD and since then, the popularity of the place as a religious spot declined and the number of tourists increased.
Orchha is a hidden treasure in Madhya Pradesh and filled with rich forts, palaces and temples. You can see a glimpse of a bygone Era here. Orchha Fort complex is not to miss attraction here. Jehangir Mahal, Raja Mahal. Chaturbhuj Temple, Chhatris, Ram Raja Temple, Rani Mahal, Phool Bagh are another attractions here. If you like to do some adventure activities then do the rafting and boating in River Betwa.