Madhya Pradesh is one of the largest states in India. This is also known as the heart of India. There are many places which one can visit here.
Bhopal: This place was famously known as the Bhojpal in the 11th century and at present this is the place where urban modernity and historical evidences go for a perfect blend. This place has a major influence of the 19th century Muslim rulers and this place is divided into two parts with a pair of lakes. This city is the capital of this state and is also popularly known as the city of Lakes. The major attractions here are Van Vihar, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, and Gumpha Mandir.
Bandhavgarh National Park: This is one of the famous reserve forests in India and it is the best possible place to spot tigers. Apart from tigers, one can get to see a large variety of birds (more than 250 species) and more than 35 types of wild animals. This forest covers an area of 446 square kilometres and if one wants to see the large variety of birds, they can visit this place in winter. One can opt for either jeep safaris or for elephant safaris to visit the jungle.
Mandu: This place was originally called Madavgarh and is situated at a height of 2000 feet. This place has a brilliant scenic beauty and this place is quiet and serene where one can spend a relaxed holiday far away from regular crowds. Mandu has lovely places to visit like Jahaj Mahal, Rewa Kund, Bagh Caves, Rani Roopmati Mahal and Hoshang Shah’s Tomb.
Maheshwar: This place is popularly known as the Varanasi of Central India and this place is located at the banks of Narmada River. This place is a holy one, entirely devoted to the Lord Shiva and there are many temples dedicated to this god as well. Then there are Maheshwar Palace, Bhawani Mata Mandir, Ahilya Palace and many more. This place is also famous for Maheshwari silks which produces sarees and scarves.
Ujjain: This one of the old cities of India and is said to be one of the seven important centres of Hindu pilgrimage in this country. This city is situated at the banks of River Shipra and it has been one of the important centres of learning in ancient India. Places to visit in Ujjain are Kal Bhairav temple, Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Jantar Mantar and Kalidas Palace.
Here the local people mainly cook the agricultural food items, which they produce on their own in this place. There are many things that they cultivate here; the major item being rice. People have lot of farms here and so dairy products like milk, ghee, curd, and butter are also available in abundance here. In this place, Daal Bafla is one popular dish. It is a variation dish of the famous Daal Bati Churma of Rajasthan. To get food on train at Itarsi, one can order these special dishes and get the taste of these cuisines.