Madhya Pradesh offers enchanting landscapes, wildlife, heritage and modern cityscapes. A road trip through the heartland of India promises to be wild and adventurous. Here are 10 of our favorite road trips in Madhya Pradesh:
1.Bhopal to Pachmarhi
Wiith affordable online car rentals in Bhopal, the state capital is the starting point for many trips. Attractions along the picturesque route to the hill station Pachmarhi include Bison Lodge, Bee Falls, Silver Falls and Angel Falls.Route-map: Bhopal-Kaliyasot Dam-Hoshangabad-Sohagpur-Satpura National Park-Pachmarhi.
2.Bhopal to Halali Dam (40km/1hr)
For a quick getaway from Bhopal, drive to Halali Dam, a wonderful spot for wildlife lovers, as well as for picnics and boat rides.
Route-map: Bhopal-Islamnagar-Halali Dam.
3.Bhopal to Bhimbhetk (45km/1hr30mins)
The Hoshangabad Road connects Bhopal to Bhimbetka, the site of 500 prehistoric rock caves along the southern edge of Vindhya Hills. The Dahod reservoir on the way merits a stop.
4.Indore to Mandu(94km/2hrs)
The Indore-Mandu route has many heritage sites and passes through long swathes of greenery.
Attractions include Hawa Mahal, Rani Rupmati Mahal, Nilkantheshwar Mandir, Jain Mandir, Ecopoint, Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Jami Masjid, Alamgir gate, Hoshang Shah Tomb, Roopmati Pavilion, Baz Bahadur Mahal, Baobab trees and Ram Mandir.
Route-map: Indore-Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary-Mhow-Sagadi-Mandu.
5.Indore to Hanuwantiya(136km/3hrs30mins)
Known for water tourism, Hanuwantiya offers stunning views of the backwaters of Narmada River and Indira Sagar Dam. At its famous Jal Mahotsav, tourists can enjoy various water sports.
6.Orchha to Khajuraho(170km/3hrs40mins)
The Orchha-Khajuraho route is dotted with historical monuments, with stunning views of the characteristic Bundelkhand landscape of rocky sandstones.
Attractions include Rani Mahal, Orchha Fort, Ram Raja Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Khajuraho Temples.
7.Gwalior to Chanderi(210km/4hrs30mins)
The Gwalior-Chanderi drive passes through many rural pockets offering a glimpse into the rustic lifestyle. Chanderi has ruins dating back to the medieval ages.
Attractions along the way include Koshak Mahal, Shahzadi ka Roza, Jama Masjid, Buddhi and Chanderi Fort.
8.Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh(200km/4hrs)
This road trip comes recommended for wildlife lovers who visit Bandhavgarh National Park for the tiger safari and wildlife photography.
9.Jabalpur to Bhedaghat(26km/45mins)
Natural marble rock formations, lush green hills, valleys and waterfalls mark the Jabalpur-Bhedaghat drive. At the gushing Dhuandhar Falls, one can indulge in water sports or enjoy a boat ride to see the marble rocks.
Other sites to see on the way are Bandar Kund and Chausath Yogini Temple.
Route-map: Jabalpur-Barghi Hills-Dhuandhar Falls-Bhedaghat.
10. Jabalpur to Kanha(164km/3hours20mins)
Picturesque topography characterizes the route from Jabalpur to Kanha. Tourists flock to Kanha National Park and embark on wildlife safaris to catch a glimpse of tigers, leopards, bears, etc.
Route-map: Jabalpur-Bijhouli-Borra Sagar-Mandla-Kanha.
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