Posts Tagged ‘MP’

Mandu, a ruined citadel in the heart of Incredible India

May 18, 2016 19 comments


A ruined citadel in the heart of Incredible India

Also see: Familiarization (FAM) Tour of Madhya Pradesh (MP)

The citadel of Mandu is perched on upon a rocky outspur of the Vindhya Range, at an altitude of 634 m. It is separated from the main Malawa Plateau by a deep ravine Kakra Khoh, which runs on the eastern, northern and southern sides of the Mandu hill. To southern slopes of the Mandu hill has a 305 m incline and merges to the Nimar plain, which is fed by the mighty Narmada River.

Mandu Tourist Map (Click to enlarge)

Mandu Tourist Map (Click to enlarge)

Thus Mandu, with its natural fortification and amazing beauty have been the favorite citadel of many a ruler for over a period spanning over a thousand year.

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Jal Mahotsav, Hanuwantiya, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

February 24, 2016 34 comments

Jal Mahotsav, Hanuwantiya, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

A Paradise for Adventure Lovers

Also see: Familiarization (FAM) Tour of Madhya Pradesh (MP)

The third edition of Jal Mahotsav is scheduled on 15 Oct. 2017 – 02 Jan 2018

For booking contact: M.P STATE TOURISM DEV. CORPN.LTD.“CHITRAKOOT”, ROOM  67, 6TH FLOOR, 230-A, A.J.C.BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA 700020TEL:033-2287-5855/2283-3526

Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) in order to boost tourism in Madhya Pradesh (MP) organized the first ever water festival in the country Jal Maotsav.

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Jal Mahotsav, Hanuwantiya, Khandwa District, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

The 10 day long Jal Mahotsav (जलमहोत्सव) began on 11 Feb. 2016 and was held at Hanuwantiya or Hanumantiya (हनुमंतिया), in Khandwa district. Hanuwantiya is a small village on the banks of Indira Sagar of one the largest lakes created by damming the Narmada River.

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Chausath Yogini Temple, Jabalpur

August 26, 2015 36 comments

Chausath Yogini Temple

Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Also see: My other travelogues from Madhya Pradesh (MP)

“Yogini” represents both a female master practitioner of Yoga, and a formal term of respect for a category of modern female spiritual teachers (in both Hinduism and Buddhism) in eastern countries such as India, Nepal, and Tibet. [Source: Wikipedia]

Gauri Shankar Temple, Chausath Yogini Temple Complex, Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Gauri Shankar Temple, Chausath Yogini Temple Complex, Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

There are a total of five Chausath Yogini Temples or 64 Yogini Temples in India, two are in Orissa while the other three are in Madhya Pradesh (MP). The two in Orissa are located in Hirapur (near Bhubaneswar) and Ranipur – Jharial (near Titlagarh). The three in Madhya Pradesh are located in Khajuraho, Morena (near Gawalior) and Bhedaghat (near Jabalpur).

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Forgotten Milestone, Piparia, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

July 29, 2015 19 comments

Forgotten Milestone

Piparia, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

A milestone is a series off numbered markers placed along the road at intervals of one mile. the miles of the milestones in India have long been replaced by kilometers.

The concept of milestones, or distance markers, was probably introduced by Sher Shah in the 16th century. He built distance markers, which were known as Kos Minars, along the Grand Trunk Road (GT Road).

Sher Shah’s Kos Minar recorded the distance in Kos, which was roughly equal to 2 miles or 3.2 kilometers.

Milestone, Piparia, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Milestone, Piparia, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Later the British introduced the concept of milestone, where distances were recorded in miles. After the Britishers left Indians adopted kilometer as the distance unit, but the name milestone remained.

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A Panoramic Tour of Madhya Pradesh (MP)

July 1, 2015 22 comments

A Panoramic Tour of Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Compilation of Panoramic Photos from Amarkantak, Pachmarhi, Bandhavgarh, Jabalpur, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar. Hanuwantiya and Mandu

Also see: My collection of Panorama Compilation

Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography. Panorama photos are normally shot by stitching  series of photos with sightly overlapping fields to create a panoramic image.

This blog post contains panoramic photos from Amarkantak, Pachmarhi, Bandhavgarh, Jabalpur, Omkareswar, Maheshwar, Hanuwantia (Jal Mahotsav) and Mandu of Madhya Pradesh (MP).


Amazing mix of old and new temples

Amarkantak, the source of the Rivers Narmada and Son, is a important pilgrimage for for both Hindus and Jains.

Narmada Kund Temple, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Narmada Kund Temple, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

No wonder Amarkantak has innumerable temples and still newer ones are being constucted. Thus the ancient pilgrimage offers an interesting mix of old and new temples.

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Marble Rocks and Dhuandhar Falls, Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, MP

May 27, 2015 16 comments

Marble Rocks and Dhuandhar Falls

Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

“The eye never wearies of about the ……… effect produced by the broken and reflected sunlight, now glancing from a pinnacle of snow-white marble reared against the deep blue of the sky as from a point of silver, touching here and there and with bright lights the prominences of the middle height; and again loosing itself in the soft bluish greys of their recesses.”

Captain J. Forsyth, Highlands of Central India

Marble Rocks Panorama, Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Marble Rocks Panorama, Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

The Narmada River, often considered as the “life line of Madhya Pradesh,” flows between the Satpura and Vindhya Range.

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