Madhya Pradesh is a land of many natural and architectural wonders—stunning rivers, unusual shrines, quirky local dishes, marvellous water channelling systems, as well as palaces, mosques, and untold architectural wonders. In western MP, marvel at Hoshang Shah’s tomb—the first marble mausoleum in India. Ascend the majestic fort of Asirgarh, steeped in legend. Whether it’s monuments like the Kala Taj Mahal, or the frescoes at Mumtaz Mahal’s hamam, in Burhanpur, be ready to be amazed by the hidden treasures of this amazing state.

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Anurag Mallick & Priya Ganapathy
Income from Indore’s lucrative cotton trade funded not only the Bombay Stock Exchange but opulent temples like Kanch Mandir, built by “Cotton King” Sir Seth Hukumchand Jain
Income from Indore’s lucrative cotton trade funded not only the Bombay Stock Exchange but opulent temples like Kanch Mandir, built by “Cotton King” Sir Seth Hukumchand Jain
Anurag Mallick & Priya Ganapathy
Near the hilltop temple of Maa Chamunda at Dewas, there is the subsidiary shrine of Kho Kho Mata, who is known to relieve cough and throat infections
Near the hilltop temple of Maa Chamunda at Dewas, there is the subsidiary shrine of Kho Kho Mata, who is known to relieve cough and throat infections


Anurag Mallick & Priya Ganapathy
Vikram aur Vetal is not just a folktale. It is believed that the legendary king acquired siddhis (spiritual powers) by the banks of the Kshipra before he could capture the wily spirit
Vikram aur Vetal is not just a folktale. It is believed that the legendary king acquired siddhis (spiritual powers) by the banks of the Kshipra before he could capture the wily spirit
Anurag Mallick & Priya Ganapathy
Kalbhairav is an unusual deity in Ujjain to whom devotees offer alcohol, which the lord avidly consumes, leaving no trace or smell in the sanctum sanctorum
Kalbhairav is an unusual deity in Ujjain to whom devotees offer alcohol, which the lord avidly consumes, leaving no trace or smell in the sanctum sanctorum
Anurag Mallick & Priya Ganapathy
The miraculous Siddhvat tree planted by Parvati was cut down during the Muslim invasion of Ujjain and covered with iron planks, but the tree, seen in the background shot forth piercing through the metal
The miraculous Siddhvat tree planted by Parvati was cut down during the Muslim invasion of Ujjain and covered with iron planks, but the tree, seen in the background shot forth piercing through the metal
Anurag Mallick & Priya Ganapathy
- If Dhar Fort has a Kharbooja Mahal named after its melon-shaped domes, Burhanpur’s Shahi Palace has a Longi and Ilaichi Masjid named after its clove and cardamom shaped domes
- If Dhar Fort has a Kharbooja Mahal named after its melon-shaped domes, Burhanpur’s Shahi Palace has a Longi and Ilaichi Masjid named after its clove and cardamom shaped domes
Anurag Mallick & Priya Ganapathy
Mandu has giant baobab trees gifted by the Sultans of Egypt. They bear the giant tamarind locally called “Khorasani imli”, whose seeds are dried, powdered, and used in curries
Mandu has giant baobab trees gifted by the Sultans of Egypt. They bear the giant tamarind locally called “Khorasani imli”, whose seeds are dried, powdered, and used in curries
Anurag Mallick & Priya Ganapathy
The synthesis of Arabic and Sanskrit inscriptions in an active mosque can be found at Burhanpur’s Jama Masjid, also known as the ‘roofless’ mosque
The synthesis of Arabic and Sanskrit inscriptions in an active mosque can be found at Burhanpur’s Jama Masjid, also known as the ‘roofless’ mosque
Anurag Mallick & Priya Ganapathy
It is believed that Guru Gobind Singh instituted the Sikh concept of sants (saints), and compiled the Guru Granth Sahib in Burhanpur. The Gurudwara Badi Sangat houses an original manuscript with gold leaf paintings and the last Sikh guru’s signature
It is believed that Guru Gobind Singh instituted the Sikh concept of sants (saints), and compiled the Guru Granth Sahib in Burhanpur. The Gurudwara Badi Sangat houses an original manuscript with gold leaf paintings and the last Sikh guru’s signature