Bhind (Madhya Pradesh)

Bhind is situated in the north-west Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh, famous for its ravines, fertile land and dense forests. An important destination in Madhya Pradesh, it deserves a place in the itinerary of people planning a trip to this state. Bhind is home to a plethora of forts, rock formations, hillocks, ravines, dense forests and ancient temples. The refreshing rivers like Sind, Kali and Chambal surround the district giving it an added charm.

Here are a few nearby places one must check out if visiting Bhind:

  • Fort of Ater
  • The Jain Temples of Baranso
  • Chhatri of Malhar Rao Holkar

Rewa (Madhya Pradesh)

Blessed with natural beauty, Rewa is situated on the north-western side of Madhya Pradesh, the town is surrounded by dizzyingly high yet beautiful waterfalls like Keoti, Purva and Bahuti to name a few. It was home to ‘Mohan’ – the world renowned white tiger. Along with these, Rewa has kept protected our glorious history in the form of ancient monuments and carvings. The white tigers, centuries old Buddhist stupas and the serene nature, Rewa promises to offer a rare spectacle.

Here are a few nearby places one must check out if visiting Rewa:

  • Govindgarh Palace
  • Purwa Falls
  • Keonti Falls
  • Rewa Fort
  • Mukundpur Zoo

Panna (Madhya Pradesh)

Located in the north-eastern part of Madhya Pradesh, Panna is famous for its diamond mines and is the only Diamond city of Asia. Panna is beautifully calm and serene : roll-on meadows dotted with evergreen trees, hills, forests Panna has a bounty of temples which strikes a very fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture.

Here are a few nearby places one must check out if visiting Panna:

● Panna National Park
● Pandava Falls & Caves
● Ken Gharial Sanctuary


Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh)

Founded on the bank of the Tapti River, the historical city of Burhanpur was once the capital of the Mughal Kingdom. Burhanpur was known as the gateway to southern India for its strategic location. Burhanpur’s glorious and rich past will leave you fascinated, engrossed and wanting for more.

Here are a few nearby places one must check out if visiting Burhanpur:

  • The Shahi Qila
  • Hammam
  • Asigarh Fort
  • Shah-Nawaz Khan


Situated at an estimated 250 km away from Raipur, the town of Sarangarh falls inside the locale of the Raigarh region of Chhattisgarh and contains the zone of the past Sarangarh Princely State. This destination offers a cultural phenomenon that certainly would peak the interest of many. Immerse in the life of the ‘Ramnami’, who have “‘ राम” tattooed all over the body in devotion to their religious beliefs.

Here are a few nearby places one must check out if visiting Sarangarh:

  • Kedar Dam
  • Aamakoni Dam
  • Raigarh Fort

Bastar (Chattisgarh)

Bastar is tribal territory, held in high esteem for its beautiful rivers, exotic mountains and valleys, lush green forests, diverse wildlife, natural caves and enchanting waterfalls. Richly endowed with minerals and forest resources, it can also rightfully boast of having the largest strength of tribes anywhere in the world. Apart from the picturesque beauty of this place, Bastar also offers the captivating culture and ancient architectural monuments. Travellers can spend their time with mother earth in the midst of the lush woods, play with the clouds from the peaks, or splash some water in the beautiful waterfall.

Here are a few nearby places one must check out if visiting Bastar:

  • Chitrakote Falls
  • Tirathgarh Falls
  • Anthropological Museum Jagdalpur
  • Bastar Palace

Kabeerdham (Chattisgarh)

Kabirdham, formerly known as Kawardha, located on the southern bank of the river Sakari and situated between Durg, Rajnandgaon, Raipur and Bilaspur; facing the Maikal mountain ranges of Satpura to the north & west. A picturesque surrounding with forests, mountains and religious sculptures.

Here are a few nearby places one must check out if visiting Kabeerdham:

  • Kanha National Park
  • Bhoramdeo Temple
  • Pushpa Sarovar Lake
  • Kawardha Palace
Kabeerdham (Chattisgarh)

Palamu (Jharkhand)

Hidden in the heart of Jharkhand, this is one of the places to visit if you are in search of a laid back and beautiful leisure travel destination. Lush green forests teeming with rich wildlife, gorgeous waterfalls and not to forget the diverse culture of the region that take you back to the remnants of the past, it is still an unknown entity among the regular tourists and that has allowed Palamu offer exceptional experiences to the travel lovers.

Here are a few nearby places one must check out if visiting Palamu:

  • Palamu Fort
  • Palamau Tiger Reserve
  • Bhim Chulha
  • Lodh Waterfalls

Netarhat (Jharkhand)

Netarhat, popularly known as the Queen of Chotanagpur, its approximately 156 km to the west of Ranchi and 210 km from Daltonganj. This destination comes under the tag of lesser known tourist places. It is the highest point of the Chotanagpur plateau and is best known for the sunrise and sunset views which it offers. The raw beauty that this place exhibits is what truly makes this place worth a visit.

Here are a few nearby places one must check out if visiting Netarhat:

  • Betla National Park
  • Ghaghri Waterfalls
  • Pine Forest
  • Magnolia Point

Hope you enjoyed reading this segment of the ‘19 for 2019’ series. Next weekend will be back with the 3rd segment ‘19 For 2019 India: The Northern Scapes’.

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