Like most of the kids these days my almost 7-year-old Dotty, is obsessed with stories about damsels in distress being rescued by courageous men. So on our Delhi to Kanha Road trip we stopped over at Jhansi to give her a first hand account of how courageous and brave Jhansi ki Rani was. Jhansi Fort – A Testament of Courage and Honor stands tall even today depicting the saga of how a true queen can stand and fight for the honor of her Kingdom.
Situated in Chattarpur District, Khajuraho is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for its Nagara Style Architecture and erotic sculptures. Over a period of many centuries, the present day Khajuraho has been known by many names such as “Khajur Vatika”, “Kajarra” and “The Land of the Gods”. Out of 85 temples that were built over the period, only 25 have survived the test of time.
Here is a Family Road Trip itinerary from Delhi to Kanha National Park with a mix of all the best what Madhya Pradesh has to offer.
Apart from the Royal Bengal Tigers, Kanha National Park houses sloth bears, leopards, Indian wild dogs, Jackals, wild boars, bison (gaur), peacocks, spotted deers, blackbuck, sambhar, chital, barking deer and the rare hard-ground swamp deer the famous Barasingha which is found exclusively at the Kanha Tiger reserve. It’s therefore no wonder that this beautiful glorious jungle inspired Rudyard Kipling to create the world famous novel The Jungle book with our little ones favorite character Mowgli. Here’s all there to know about for a beautiful and fun-filled Family vacation at Kanha National Park.
The small town of Bhedaghat near Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) has a unique identity. Located on the banks of river Narmada its famous for its Dhuandhar Falls, India’s Niagara Falls.
Orchha (means Hidden), a small sleepy town in Madhya Pradesh unknown for many is actually, a hidden treasure. Nestled on the banks of river Betwa, this historical town was founded in the 16th century by Rudra Pratap, the Bundela Rajput Chief. What makes this town special are the fascinating temples and palaces that make this town seem frozen in time. Orchha was once the capital of the largest and most powerful kingdoms of Central India. The monuments here still retain the grandeur of its lost era. The Mughal inspired Rajput architecture resonates in the palaces and temples here.
Lucknow the city of Nawab, Adab and Kabab. For a foodie like me, the best thing Lucknow has to offer is its food. Lucknow is known for its culinary delights. It’s rich Nawab heritage has given us Awadhi cuisine that our taste buds cannot thank us enough for. Variety of chaats, kababs, lassi, desserts the list is endless and also immensely appealing to the taste buds so make sure to visit Lucknow without a diet plan since you will be reaching gastronomical heaven here. If you are interested in a food trail, then Lucknow is the place for you.
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Bara Imambara or Asafi Imambara is a large tomb complex in Lucknow. Bara means big and Imambara is a sacred hall for conducting Muslim rituals especially for Shia Muslims around Muharram. It was built in 1784 by Asaf-ud-Daula, the then Nawab of Awadh. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lucknow. What makes it special is that it is a labyrinth of a thousand connected passages.
This enchanting Hill-station, away from the hustle bustle of city life is a perfect destination to recharge your batteries. Ooty has many hidden gems and to help you explore all of them, here is the post on Ooty – A guide to the Queen of Hill-stations.