Religious and tourist places of Madhya Pradesh

By Trupti Thool|Updated : July 26th, 2021

This article is about the Religious and tourist places of Madhya Pradesh. This article will help student to fetch more marks in various state exams like MPPSC, MP Vyapam, MP Jail Prahari, MP Police etc. There will be 4-5 questions could be asked related to Religious and tourist places of Madhya Pradesh.

Religious and tourist places of Madhya Pradesh

Important Religious Places

Religious Place

Facts

Sanchi

  • It was built by King Ashoka and situated in Raisen district.
  • It was discovered by General Taylor in 1818 and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1989.

Bharhut

  • It is situated in Satna district and was discovered by Alexander Canningam in 1873.

Khajuraho Temple

  • It is situated in Chhatarpur district.
  • The temple was built by the chandel king in the 10th century under the Nagar architecture.
  • In 1986, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Mandu

  • It is also known as City of Palaces, City of Fishes, City of joy and Karimbagh Nagar.
  • Mandu is situated in Dhar district.
  • Famous places- Neelkanth Mahal, Dai ka Mahal, Jehangir Darwaja etc.

Mandsaur

  • It is famous for Pashupatinath temple.
  • Ancient names- Dashpur and Indragarh.

Ujjain

  • It is situated on the banks of Shipra river and famous Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.
  • It is also known as City of Temples and City of Fairs.

Omkareshwar

  • Famous places- Narmada Ghat, Chaubis Avtar, Siddhanath Temple, Mamleshwar Temple, Markandeya Ashram.
  • Ancient Name- Mandhata

Maheshwar

  • It was established by Queen Ahilyabai.
  • Situated on the banks of Narmada river.
  • Ancient Name-Mahishmati and Guptkashi

Bhojpur

  • It is situated on the banks of Betwa river.
  • It was established by King Bhoja and constructed Bhojpur Temple there.
  • It is also known as Somnath temple of Northern India.
  • Cyclopean Dam is situated on Betwa river.

Chitrakut

  • It is situated in Vindhya mountain ranges and on the banks of Mandakini river.
  • Famous places- Hanuman Dhara, Gupt Godavari, Ram Ghat, Janki Kund

Maher

  • It is situated around 40 kms from Satna district. 
  • Here Sharda temple is very famous, the statue of Goddess Sharda was situated in Vikram Samvat 559.

Un

  • It is situated in Khargone district.
  • It is famous for Shiva temple and Jain temples.
  • The temple is contemporary to Khajuraho Temple.

Bawangaja

  • It is situated in Barwani district.
  • The statue of first Jain tirthankar, Rishabdev is situated here. 

 

Important Tourist Places

Tourist Place

Facts

Panchmari

  • It is a hill station situated in Hoshangabad district.
  • It is the summer capital of Madhya Pradesh and also known as Roof of Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is also known as the Capital of Satpura.
  • In 1862, it was founded by Captain James Foresith.

Amarkantak

  • It is situated in Maikal range in Anuppur district.
  • Achanakmar bioreserve area is situated in Amarkantak.

Bhedaghat

  • It is situated in Jabalpur district and on the banks of Narmada district.

Bhimbetka Caves

  • It is situated in Raisen district.
  • It was discovered by Dr. Vishnudhara Vakharkar in 1957.

Udaygiri Caves

  • It is situated in Vidisha district.
  • It was constructed by Udayaditya (grandson of king Bhoja) in the 4th-5th century.

Bagh Caves

  • It is situated in Dhar district on the banks of Bah river.
  • It is related to Buddhism and contemporary of Ajanta caves.
  • It was discovered by Denger Field in 1818.
  • It was declared a National Monument in 1951.

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