India’s finest Buddhist monument, Sanchi is a carefully restored stupa complex with intricately carved gateways.
Central India’s only hill station, where you can trek to the top of a sacred Shiva peak, hunt out prehistoric rock art or simply relax in the refreshingly cool air.
Madhya Pradesh at its most exotic, Orchha boasts crumbling riverside tombs and ornate Rajput palaces amid lush, tranquil countryside.
These renowned temples are swathed in thought-provoking erotic sculpture. Lost for centuries in thick jungle, they have since been beautifully restored.
5 Kanha National Park
The most famous of Madhya Pradesh’s national parks, Kanha is archetypal Kipling country and teems with wildlife, most notably majestic tigers.
A medieval fort on a plateau where the emperor got down to serious pleasure-seeking in his vast harem, theatre, steam baths and pavilions.