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6 Pilgrimage Sites in Madhya Pradesh that you must visit

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Jun 13, 2022 9:00 AM

Read Time: 3 minute



Pay homage to almighty at these 6 best pilgrimage sites in Madhya Pradesh. Establish a spiritual connection to cultivate positivity and enlightenment. Religious sites of Madhya Pradesh is a soul-stirring experience.

Here’s the 6 Pilgrimage Sites in Madhya Pradesh

1. Ujjain – The Spiritual Capital of Madhya Pradesh

Ujjain is the spiritual capital of Madhya Pradesh and is one of the ideal sites for spiritual tourism in India. It is famous for hosting Kumbh Mela held every 12 years along with three other different cities of India. It is one of the famous pilgrimage places in Madhya Pradesh. The temples here are throng with devotees the most during the Shravan month. The most famous aspect of Ujjain tourism is its Jyotirlingas (Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple) – one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. There are several ghats dotted around Ujjain as it is situated on the banks of the sacred Shipra River.


Places to Visit in Ujjain for Pilgrims: Kal Bhairav Temple, Gadikala Temple, Chintaman Ganesh Temple

 2. Orchha – Admire the Stunning Temples and Cenotaphs

Amongst the lush forests of Madhya Pradesh, Orchha is located on the banks of the Betwa River. There are palaces, temples, gardens, and pavilions inside the fort complex. During the Orchha day trip, visitors or devotees get enticed with many fairs and festivals celebrated across the town.


Places to Visit in Orchha for Pilgrims: Laxmi Temple, Chatturbhuj Temple, Ram Raja Temple

3. Maheshwar – Temple Town of Lord Shiva

Maheshwar has several ghats and temples, which is why it is often referred to as the mini Varanasi of Central India. It is situated on the banks of the Narmada River; tourists can enjoy a boat ride in the morning or evening. Mythologically, Maheswar has its mention in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Therefore, there are many temples of Lord Shiva in Maheshwar. Women must shop for silk and cotton handloom sarees from Maheshwar.


Places to Visit in Maheshwar for Pilgrims: Shri Raj Rajeshwar Temple, Ahilyabai Temple, Kaleshwar Temple

4. Amarkantak – Where Sant Kabir Meditated

At an elevation of 1,048 m (3,438 ft), Amarkantak is one of the important Hindu pilgrimage centers as it is located on the convergence of the two hill ranges – Satpura and Vindhya. Alongside, the two sacred rivers Narmada and Son originate from here. One can discover many stories of Amarkantak like; Sanskrit poet Kalidas named this place because profound mangoes (Amra) trees are found here. In quest for peace, Amarkantak is a good place amidst nature’s beauty.


Places to Visit in Amarkantak for Pilgrims: Shiv Mandir, Narmada Temple, Shri Yantra Mandir

5. Omkareshwar – Holy Town at the Sangam of Narmada & Kaveri

Mesmerizing landscape and invigorating spirituality are the traits of this other temple town. Omakareshwar is another important pilgrimage place in Madhya Pradesh because it is one of the two Jyotirlingas in Madhya Pradesh. This temple town is positioned on the bisection of the Narmada and Kaveri River.


Places to Visit in Omkareshwar for Pilgrims: Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, Ahilya Ghat, Avatar Group of Temple

6. Chitrakoot – Where Lord Rama, Sita, and Laxmana Took Refuge

Trace Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, and Lord Laxmana trail at Chitrakoot region. Many mythological stories and even fascinating legends depict that the forests of the Chitrakoot served the residing place to the trio (Lord Rama, his wife, and his brother) when they embarked on the exile of 14 years from the Ayodhya Kingdom.


Places to Visit in Chitrakoot for Pilgrims: Ram Ghat, Sati Anusuya Temple, Hanuman Dhara Temple, Sphatik Shila

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