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MADHYA PRADESH: Religious places to visit

Blend with history and culture, and immersed in spirituality, Madhya Pradesh is premises to a number of exceptional pilgrimage centers, holy to not just Hindus, but Jains and Buddhists as well. Begin a spiritual journey with this list of remarkable religious sites in the sacred heart of India.

We call it the heart of India! And why not?! Madhya Pradesh has seen what other States of India haven’t witnessed. Through the years of its evolution, this State witnessed lots of prominent historical and mythological fights and events.

Top Religious Places in Madhya Pradesh

1. Ujjain


It’s one of the holiest cities for the Hindus and you’ll find some prominent temples here. Being one of the 12 auspicious Jyotirlingas of the country. You’ll always see the rush of pilgrims visiting here to pay homage at the significant temples like Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Swayambhu Temple, Kal Bhairav Temple, Gadkalika Temple, etc.

2. Amarkantak


Amarkantak, also known as “Teerthraj” (the king of pilgrimages) is located amidst the Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges in Madhya Pradesh. It is believed that the mystic poet, Sant Kabir, meditated here on Kabir Chabutra.It is also the birthplace for the river Narmada.

3. Chitrakoot


It is said that Lord Rama & sita, have spent 11 of their 14 years exile. Sage Atri & Sati Anusuya meditated and the holy trinity of Hindu pantheon brahma, Vishnu & Maheshwara incarnated here. The Gupt (hidden) Godavari caves are interesting.

4. Sanchi


 The Buddhist monuments of Sanchi are one of the oldest stone structures in India.It is meant to serve as a sacred burial mound for the distributed remains of Lord Buddha.It is one of the most important places for Buddhist pilgrimage and pilgrims from around the world visit this place.

4. Maheshwar and OmkareshwarMaheshwar and Omkareshwar

The Maheshwar town is especially dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga has a prominent importance in the Hindu religion. Omkarmandhata, Gauri Somnath Temple, Ahileshwar Temple, Ahilya Fort and Holkar Fort are spme of the places you can visit.

5. Sonagiri


Songiri has importance to the Jains. You’ll find the grand temple complex spread over the hills dating back to the 9th century.Here the trekking route is excellent dotted with waterfalls, birds, butterflies, and famous for wildlife and Herping.

6. Burhanpur

 you across the miles on this soulful and spiritual land.

It has some prominent Mosques, Shrines, Gurudwaras, and Temples under its wings. So, when you are visiting here, do take a look at the Black Mosque, Gurudwara, Swami Narayan Temple, and Ganesh Temple.


Each one of these pilgrimage places holds a very important place in the realms religion.But apart from these, there are many more religious sites that would certainly marvel you and seal your journey with perfection. And obviously when the journey is such a divine one you across the miles on this soulful and spiritual land.

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