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6 Offbeat Locations Near Bhopal

The city of Nawabs, Bhopal has so much in store for someone who loves to travel and explore that one would never get tired of reading, seeing and finding out more about this beautiful city. While there is a rich cultural heritage that this city holds within itself, the place is also a hub of some of the most outstanding yet off beat places. Here is a list of some different places in Bhopal that you need to scale.

1. Madhai

Madhai is serene and peaceful because of which this place becomes an ideal holiday destination to get away from the pell mell of the city. The place is rich in biodiversity and the lush greenery that wraps the whole place is mesmerizing. This is an ideal place to unwind and spend some quality time.

2. Tamia

Being small but relatively unexplored destination in Madhya Pradesh, Tamia which is one of the best places to visit near Pench Tiger Reserve (147 km) is a must visit place as the picturesque forest destination offers scenic beauty which can make you go WOW. Nestled on a hilltop, Tamia offers beautiful views of the Patalkot Valley which is a horseshoe shaped valley as well as the dense forests surrounding it that has some medicinal plants and rocks dating back to an era that is 2500 million years back.

3. Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi is a tourist retreat; its elevation from the sea level and the forests of the Satpura, with their streams and waterfalls, are picturesque and home to much wildlife. Pachmarhi lies within the Pachmarhi Biosphere Preserve, created in 1999 to link two forest reserves and Satpura National Park into a larger wildlife conservation area.


While there are several sites within 5-6 km radius, the best way of getting around is to hire a four-wheeler, Maruti Gypsy being the norm in Pachmarhi. Gypsy can be hired through open market or hotel can arrange with Gypsy operators. It gets comfortable if one visits places of heart-attraction in Pachmarhi in their own vehicle.


Here's what one can do or see around in Pachmarhi:


• Apsara Vihar (Fairy Pool)

• Chauragarh

• The Cave Shelters

• Christ Church

• Dhoopgarh (Highest Point in Central India)

• Irene Pool

• Jalawataran (Duchess Falls)

• Satpura National Park

• Pandav Caves

4. Hatyari Khoh

Hatyari Khoh is anything but uncanny. Rather it is the most beautiful place you can visit to getaway from the hustle bustle of the city. Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh,, Hatyari Khoh with fascinating horror stories, lush green trees, mesmerizing waterfalls and majestic hillocks, Hatyari Khoh is a must visit place to be in the lap of nature.

5. Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, the Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is the oldest forest reserve in the country, and is well known not just for its wide range of flora and fauna, but also some rather spectacular views.

So let yourself be swept away by beautiful valleys, narrow gorges, crystal clear waterfalls and the lushness of this fascinating forest reserve, which is a fitting tribute to the natural world.

6. Hanuwantiya Island

Hanuwantiya is one of the island amongst the archipelago situated in the Indira Sagar river. This place is vibrant and colourful that will surely be a good break from the hustle bustle of the city life. The adventurous activities and the serenity of this place will makes this place a great holiday destination.