A popular tourist destination in India, Madhya Pradesh is known for its multi-cultural diversity, heritage sites and places of historical importance. Increasingly MP is becoming popular with a new breed of tourists – the adventure seekers. Nowadays, tourists want to combine adventure activities with sightseeing and MP offers them the perfect opportunity for a wholesome trip. Madhya Pradesh can quench your wanderlust and make your trip a perfect balance of peace and thrills.
Even if we put aside the ancient temples, historic monuments, and sumptuous street food that the state is famous for, Madhya Pradesh offers a variety of adventure and fitness activities targeted at tourists – from forest covers to bubbling streams and magnificent lakes for pleasant water sports and activities.
Following is a list of some of the most exciting adventure and leisure activities in Madhya Pradesh that every visitor should explore and experience–
Wildlife Safaris in the Magnificent Reserves – Book a safari at one of the six tiger reserves in MP and indulge in the thrill of watching tigers and other exotic animal species like panthers, chinkara, cheetal, black buck, wild boars in their natural habitats. Every sanctuary here has a tale of its own – Bandhavgarh is the land of insect-eating plants and the Malabar pied hornbill, Kanha is ranked among the top 10 places for sighting the barah singha and bison. The Satpura reserve houses the giant squirrels, bears and wild dogs while Pench is famous among tourists for leopard and wild dog sightings. Panna is home to various species of vultures, wolves and leopards and Sanjay-Dubri reserve is known to house the elusive Ghariyals and bears.
Explore the Swifts in Betwa River, Orchha – For the adventure enthusiasts, rafting in Orchha is a must-do. Along with the adrenaline coursing through your veins, rafting here will also let you soak in the scenic environs and majestic view of the regal Orchha Chattris. As you fight the turbulent currents, let the beauty wash away your worries. Some other leisure and adventure activities you can enjoy here include cycling and nature treks through the bountiful environs.
Get Set for Aerial Thrills in Pachmarhi – The only hill station in Madhya Pradesh that boasts of exciting aerial activities like parasailing and paragliding, Pachmarhi is a hill station and a verdant biosphere that is populated throughout the year. Blessed with pleasant climes and a mesmerizing locale, Pachmarhi is the epitome of colonial charm due to its erstwhile British army bungalows – now home to the Indian Army cantonment and beautifully maintained by Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation. Satpura range is a majestic mountain located here, offering thrilling rock-climbing opportunities. There are different terrains where tourists can experience rock climbing, aero activities like parasailing, para gliding, bungee jumping, hot air ballooning, trekking and water activities among others
Camping in MP – The MP Tourism Board has developed campsites to encourage tourists to experience adventure activities including rafting, paragliding, jungle safari, trekking and mountaineering, water sports activities among others.
Madhya Pradesh is a land of opportunities and trips waiting to be explored. Travelers have a plethora of options to choose from – explore the multi-hued allures of Madhya Pradesh. Book your tickets, take a trip to the state and satisfy your hunger for adventure with the thrilling activities mentioned above.