Madhya Pradesh has been the land of great kingdoms and fabulous architecture for at least the last 1,000 years. The forts and palaces of Gwalior, Orchha and Mandu, to name just three impart a sense of immense grandeur and incredible romance even today. So sit back and feast your eyes on some of the iconic heritage structures of the state, from the Gwalior fort to the palaces of Mandu and the chhatris of Orchha.

Facade of the Gwalior Fort
Facade of the Gwalior Fort
Mosaic within the Gwalior Fort complex
Mosaic within the Gwalior Fort complex


A shrine within the Gwalior Fort complex
A shrine within the Gwalior Fort complex
Balustrades and chhatris of Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort
Balustrades and chhatris of Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort
Another view of the Raja Mahal at Orchha Fort
Another view of the Raja Mahal at Orchha Fort
A domed pavilion at the Jahaz Mahal, Mandu
A domed pavilion at the Jahaz Mahal, Mandu
Decorative pond at Baz Bahadur's Palace, Mandu
Decorative pond at Baz Bahadur's Palace, Mandu
Exquisitely carved Chhatri of Vitoji Rao Holkar
Exquisitely carved Chhatri of Vitoji Rao Holkar