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Marble rocks alongside River Narmada at Bhedaghat, Jabalpur | © Karan Dhawan India/Wiki Commons
Marble rocks alongside River Narmada at Bhedaghat, Jabalpur | © Karan Dhawan India/Wiki Commons
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The Most Beautiful Landscapes in Central India

Picture of Richa Jain
Updated: 20 January 2018
Along with a great historical past and a rich culture, the central region of India is home to some breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. While you’re on a trip to the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, make sure to visit all of these places and experience the scenic beauty of the region.

Kanha National Park

The wide variety of animal species and the natural beauty of Kanha National Park make it a must-visit for tourists. Arrive early in the morning for a delightful experience.

Morning sunlight piercing through the trees at Kanha National Park
Morning sunlight piercing through the trees at Kanha National Park | © Honzasoukup/WikiCommons
Indian Gaur (Alpha male) at Kanha National Park
Indian Gaur (Alpha male) at Kanha National Park | © Aishwarya Vikram Bapat/WikiCommons

The Temples of Khajuraho

Khajuraho is famous for its stunning erotic temples that date back to the ancient era. Artistic sculptures and the greenery around make for an enchanting experience here.

Ancient Hindu temple at Khajuraho
Ancient Hindu temple at Khajuraho | © Dennis Jarvis/Flickr

Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi is the one and only hill station in the state of Madhya Pradesh, famously called ‘the queen of the Satpura range’. Bee Falls and Pandava Caves are great tourist attractions here.

Pachmarhi Valley, Madhya Pradesh
Pachmarhi Valley, Madhya Pradesh | © Abhayashok/WikiCommons
Bee Fall, Pachmarhi
Bee Fall, Pachmarhi | © BSSKrishnaS/WikiCommons

The Chhatris of Orchha

Situated on the banks of the Betwa River, the Chhatris or Cenotaphs of Orchha present a delightful sight for photographers. They are best viewed from the opposite side of the river.

Cenotaphs of Orchha on the banks of Betwa River
Cenotaphs of Orchha on the banks of Betwa River | © Alikmandal/WikiCommons

Bandhavgarh National Park

Now a world-renowned tiger reserve, Bandhavgarh National Park earlier served as a hunting ground for the kings of Rewa. Fall in love with the rich flora and fauna here as you enjoy a tiger safari.

Early morning at Bandhavgarh National Park
Early morning at Bandhavgarh National Park | © Prithwiraj Dhang/WikiCommons

Maheshwar

The view of the Maheshwar Fort and of the Ahilyabai Temple along the banks of the Narmada River in just the right historic setting is nothing short of outstanding.

Maheshwar Fort alongside river Narmada
Maheshwar Fort alongside river Narmada | © Kirandeep Atwal/WikiCommons

Bhedaghat

Watching the smoky Dhuandhar Waterfall and listening to the slow gushing of the Narmada River between white marble rocks is an experience you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Jabalpur.

World-famous marble rocks on each side of river Narmada at Bhedaghat
World-famous marble rocks on each side of river Narmada at Bhedaghat | © Laeek khan/WikiCommons

Amarkantak

Residing well amid the Satpura and Vindhya ranges, Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh is where you will find all of nature to have come together. Also a great pilgrim site, this is where the Johila, Son and Narmada rivers originated from.

Amarkantak Temple, Madhya Pradesh
Amarkantak Temple, Madhya Pradesh | © R Singh/WikiCommons

Pench National Park

With the Pench River flowing along its borders, Pench National Park is an irresistible natural retreat consisting of plenty of wildlife. Remember The Jungle Book? This national park is the inspiration behind it.

The river Pench at the border of Pench National Park
The river Pench at the border of Pench National Park | © Ishani Mehta/WikiCommons
Deer grazing under the tree at Pench National Park
Deer grazing under the tree at Pench National Park | © Sushant/WikiCommons

Teerathgarh Falls

To enjoy the best of nature, and also have some fun and adventure, this waterfall at Kanger Valley National Park is where you need to be.

Teerathgarh Waterfalls, Chhattisgarh
Teerathgarh Waterfalls, Chhattisgarh | © Harminder singh saini/WikiCommons

Chitrakote Waterfalls

Also called the Niagra Falls of India, the Chitrakote Waterfalls are the largest in India. These horse-shaped waterfalls make this place a popular tourist attraction.

A landscape view of the Chitrakote Falls
A landscape view of the Chitrakote Falls | © Moulina kumar/WikiCommons