Madhya Pradesh state in Central India is a historical region. Its history goes back to the time of Ashoka, the great Mauryan ruler. Major portion of Central India was part of the Gupta Empire (300-550 AD). In the first half of the seventh century it was part of domains of famous emperor Harsha. The close of tenth century was a period of confusion when region is divided into various rulers like Chandela rulers in North Madhya Pradesh, later Bundela dynasty ruled over North Madhya Pradesh at the same time Gond tribal rulers were ruling in South of Madhya Pradesh which was dense forested region of Satpura and Vindhya hills. but with early eleventh century the muslims entered into Central India. First Mahmud of Ghazni attacked here and later Mohammad Gori entered here with Sultanate of Delhi. It also formed part of Mughal empire and later Marathas ruled supreme in Central India, but after that it came into the influence of British India. Some great women rulers like Rani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore, Gond queen Rani Kamla devi & Rani Durgawati have carved a niche for them in history.
When India became independent in 1947, the British Indian province of Central Provinces and Berar formed Madhya Pradesh. Till year 2000, Madhya Pradesh remain the largest state of India, in terms of land area. Later some new states were created in India and in same series, Chattisgarh is carved from Madhya Pradesh state. But is has no impact on heritage tourism of state. Madhya Pradesh tourism is still prominent known for heritage and wildlife tourism.
Madhya Pradesh is having a chain of heritage tourism destinations which begins from easterm Madhya Pradesh and goes to northern part of the state. This region is geographically called Bundelkhand region which is more rocky and arid. Due to this here we can find many stone mining sites and thus due to presence of these stones, construction work was easy and as a result, we can find chain of heritage tourism destinations. In this region we can find places like Rews, Bandhavgarh, Panna, Khajuraho, Orchha etc. After northern Madhya Pradesh, this chain moves along with Chambal river and goes from northern to western region i.e. from Bundelkhand to Malwa region. In this part we can find some magnificent destinations like Gwalior, Shivpuri, Chanderi, Bhopal, Sanchi, Maheshwar, Mandu, Burhanpur etc.
If you are planning for art and cultural tour of Madhya Pradesh and just want to select those destinations who have their identity due to art and culture then you must have list of such destinations. Here we have tried to prepare table of such destinations so that you can have direct information as per your particular requirement and thus you can quickly draw your plan.
MADHYA PRADESH HERITAGE DESTINATIONS
MADHYA PRADESH CENOTAPHS OR CHHATRIS
|Ghaus Mohammad Tomb
|Pratap Singh Chhatri
MADHYA PRADESH FORTS
MADHYA PRADESH MUSEUMS
|ASI Museum Chanderi
|ASI Museum Khajuraho
|ASI Museum Mandu
MADHYA PRADESH PALACES
|Jahaz Mahal Mandu
ROCK ART INDIA
|Chambal Valley-Chaturbhuj Nala