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Madhya Pradesh, situated in central India is one of the largest states of the country. The state is rich in mineral resources and has a vast area under forest cover. The temples and the national parks are the major tourist attractions.
Madhya Pradesh has some of the most fascinating temples in Khajuraho, with their sublime intimate architecture, astonishing stone work and great craftsmanship, done centuries ago. Lakshmana temple is one of the best preserved of the Khajuraho temples. Carvings of animals including the elephants, horses and the camels have been done with great finesse and artwork. The other famous temples include the Vishvanath temple and the Kandariya-Mahadev temple which has the most sexual acrobatics of the different Khajuraho temples. During your visit to Madhya Pradesh, you will also get an opportunity to visit several National Parks in the state. The most famous is the Bandhavgarh tiger reserve, which has a large biodiversity and is most famous for the large density of tigers. You can also find leopards and various species of deer. Kanha tiger reserve and the Panna tiger reserve are the other famous reserves in the state. Gwalior Fort, an architectural marvel , is adorned by palaces, temples and museums standing dominant overlooking Gwalior is another major tourist attraction. Orchha fort is another architectural centre of excellence. The culinary delights of MP will make you crave for interesting items including bhutte ka kees, dal bafla which is similar to dal bati (a famous Rajasthani dish), Bhopali Gosht korma, malpua and much more.
The best time to visit MP, is from October till March when the weather is cool and pleasant to have an enjoyable vacation in this beautiful state.