Madhya Pradesh is situated at
the heart of India. The magnificent paintings and other archaeological
discoveries made in rock shelters and caves at Bhimbetka, illustrate the
continuity of settlement for over half a million years. Ujjain with
historic palaces, Sanchi with ancient Buddhist monuments, Gwalior with beautiful
forts, Khajuraho with beautiful temples and Bhopal the lake side capital city
are the main tourist centres.
is known for its stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars stretching from
the 3rd century BC to the 12 century AD. The most famous of these
Sanchi Stupa 1,was originally built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka.
site is one of the most evocative in India, and a good base for a number of
interesting bicycle excursions.