Madhya Pradesh Cenotaphs or Chhatris

Central India Tourism

INTRODUCTION

When we talk about cenotaphs in Madhya Pradesh, we will get some limited sites option in which Orchha cenotaphs are most popular one. These cenotaphs are now heritage monuments, build on Betwa river bank.  Cenotaphs are nothing but a building built by Hindu rulers, on death of some popular active or past rulers, at a place where death rituals were carried out. These sites are mostly on the bank of some big or small river. Cenotaphs are mainly erected on cremation site of  ruler. Here we will find cenotaphs of both male and female rulers of central India. They are found in large numbers at different princely states, kingdoms but all are not made so grand thus we don't pay attention towards them. Being a tourists, we would like to see some grand structures which can be seen at those kingdoms which were more stable, powerfule and ruled over a long duration (for many generations) like Buldela rulers, Chandela rulers in Bundelkhand region, Holkar rule in Malwa region, Scindia dynasty in Gwalior region etc. Grandness of cenotaphs was also dependent on the availability of building material thus cenotaphs in Bundelkhand and Malwa region are more grand in compare to souther Madhya Pradesh which was ruled by Gond rulers, for many generations. These cenotaphs serves many purpose, in addition to memory. Its grandness reflects the greatness of that ruler, financial status of kingdom, stability of kingdom and cultural advancement. political stability of ruling dynasty.

CENOTAPHS

Here we have listed some of the popular cenotaphs (Chhatri) located in various regions of Madhya Pradesh state. All of them are popular tourist attractions.
MADHYA PRADESH POPULAR PALACES
Bundela rulers cenotaphs in Orchha Scindia cenotaph at Shivpuri Rani Laxmibia Cenotaph in Gwalior
Krishanpura Chatri in Indore Malhar Rao Holkar cenotaph at Bhind Raja Parikshat cenotaph at Datia
     

CLIMATE & WEATHER


Here we have arranged a temperature chart of Madhya Pradesh showing average temperature during each month of a year.
Months
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Minimum (°C)
06
12
18
24
30
27
24
23
22
21
20
11
Maximum(°C)
18
30
36
40
45
41
36
37
35
36
32
20
 
BEST TIME TO VISIT
All these cenotaphs, located in various parts of Madhya Pradesh state, can be visited all the days of week from sunrise to sunset. These cenotaphs are easily accessible throughout the season, even in rainy days. So one can visit these chhatris in all the days. Most of the visits have been registered from October to April which is a popular tourism season in Central India as many other destinations like national parks etc. are open in these days, so we can say Oct - Apr is the best time to visit these cenotaphs.

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MADHYA PRADESH CENOTAPHS OR CHHATRIS
Bundela Cenotaphs Ghaus Mohammad Tomb Krishnapura Chhatris
Pratap Singh Chhatri Scindia Chhatris
MADHYA PRADESH FORTS
Asirgarh Ater Bandhavgarh
Datia Dhar Gadpahra Fort
Garh Kundar Gulganj Gwalior Fort
Hathi Mahal Madan Mahal Maheshwar
Mandla Narsinghgarh Fort Singorgarh
Vijayraghavgarh
MADHYA PRADESH MUSEUMS
ASI Museum Chanderi ASI Museum Khajuraho ASI Museum Mandu
Baghel Birla Central Museum
Chhatrasal Gujari Mahal Jai Vilas
Lalbagh Rani Durgavati Sanchi
Sarod Scindia State Museum
Tribal Museum Vidisha District
MADHYA PRADESH PALACES
Badal Mahal Baz Bahadur Gauhar Mahal
Gujari Mahal Hardol Hindola
Jahangir Jahaz Mahal Jai Vilas
Jal Mahal Kharbuja Mahal Koshak Mahal
Lalbagh Nilkantha Rai Praveen
Raj Mahal Rajwada Sheesh Mahal
Sunder Mahal Vir Palace
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