1 Sanchi

India’s finest Buddhist monument, Sanchi is a carefully restored stupa complex with intricately carved gateways.

2 Pachmarhi

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.

3 Orchha

Madhya Pradesh at its most exotic, Orchha boasts crumbling riverside tombs and ornate Rajput palaces amid lush, tranquil countryside.

4 Khajuraho

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.

6 Mandu

A medieval fort on a plateau where the emperor got down to serious pleasure-seeking in his vast harem, theatre, steam baths and pavilions.

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