Through the Heart of India
Traverse through the nation’s second largest state, Madhya Pradesh. The name literally translates to ‘central province’ and is truly the heart of the Indian nation both geographically and culturally. Home to the Vindhya Mountains which are traditionally regarded as the border between North and South India, it is reflected in its culture. With a long enviable history, Madhya Pradesh is a treasure trove of some of the most precious masterpieces of Indian art, architecture and wildlife. In all, Madhya Pradesh never ceases to engage every kind of traveller with its endless surprises.
This path begins in the nation’s capital, Delhi and proceeds to Gwalior, the home of the first stone record of the usage of the numeral ‘zero’. From Gwalior the route heads to the oasis of medieval hamlet of Orchha. From Orchha the route goes to the remote Shivpuri from where it will take the traveller to Bhopal, the state’s glorious capital. From Bhopal, the path proceeds to the impressive medieval fort town of Mandu and then to the state’s largest town of Indore, which once served as the capital of the central province. From Indore the journey will take the traveller straight to the country’s largest city and commercial capital, Mumbai. The journey can take several other routes.
- Marvel at the unassuming, inconspicuous Chaturbhuj temple in Gwalior which holds the first ever epigraphic record of the numeral ‘zero’
- Enjoy the tranquillity of the hamlet of Orchha walking by its cenotaphs or Chhatris
- Let history take you on a journey back to the stone-age with the tales behind the pre-historic cave paintings in Bhimbethka
- Explore Sanchi, where one of the earliest stone monuments in India still stands
- Immerse yourself in the spiritual environs of one of India’s seven most sacred cities, Ujjain
- Tour through the erstwhile hub of the Maratha Empire, Indore where history regales you with tales through the city’s monuments
Best Time to Travel
August – April
Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra: Gwalior, Orchha, Shivpuri, Bhopal, Mandu, Indore, Mumbai
USD 1,000 and above (per person)
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