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Taj-ul-Masajid

Taj-ul-Masajid

in Bhopal, History, Madhya Pradesh, Masjid, Musuem, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Taj-ul-Masajid is a mosque situated in Bhopal, India. In Asia this is one of the largest mosques. During the day time Islamic school is running in this mosque. Smallest Mosque in Asia is Dhaadi Siddi Ki Maszid. This is located very near to Taj-ul-Masajid. Other name of this mosque is Crown of Mosques. It was constructed by Nawab Shah Jahan Begum. She was the wife of Baqi Mohammed Khan.   What to see in Taj-ul-Masajid:  Taj-ul-Masajid is so attractive with pillars and marble flooring. This masjid look like Mughal architecture Jama Masjid in Delhi and some of the features look like  Badshahi Mosque of Lahore. Eleven recessed arches can be seen in Quibla hall of Prayer hall. Mosque is so attractive with pink colour. This mosque is the dream of Sultan Shah Jahan Begum. Area covered by this mosque is 23,312 Sq.feet. Other interesting thing in this temple is this mosque is having separate chamber for the woman to offer prayers in the mosque. In General woman are not allowed to enter into the mosque. It is having two huge 18 stored minarets.  This mosque is having magnificent hallways, marble flooring, and 3 spherical domes. Prayer hall is holding 27 ceilings. Out of 27 ceiling, 16 are decorated with ornate design which looks so beautiful.   What to see around Taj-ul-Masajid: Bharat Bhawan: It is multi art complex. This is the best place for exploration and innovation of visual, Vocal and Performing arts. It is a thrieving centre for contemporary arts. It is located 3kms away from Taj-ul-Masjid. Birla Museum: It is an archaeological museum established in 1971. Artefacts belongs to prehistoric period are placed here. Tools used by Palaeolithic and Neolithic man are placed here. Terracotta belongs to 2nd and 6th century BC and stone sculpture belongs to 7th century are also placed here. It is located 4kms away from Taj-ul-masajid. Upper Lake: Other names are Big Lake and Bada Talaab. This is oldest manmade lake in India. It is believed that King Bhoj’s skin disease cured by this lake. Water sports are most famous here. It is located 8kms away from Taj-ul-Masajid. Lower Lake / Chota Talaab: It is connected with upper lake. Water sports are most...

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Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park

in Boating, Central India, Elephant Rides, Fort, History, Madhya Pradesh, Nature, Trekking, Water Sports, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Bandhavgarh National Park is located near Tala Gate in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. In 1968 this was declared as National Park. Area covered by this park is 105 sq.kms.    Park is named after hillock of the area. This hillock was named by Lord Rama. Rama said to his brother to   have a look on Srilanka from this hillock. Major attraction of this park is Leopards.   What to see in Bandhavgarh National Park: Bandhavgarh Hill: This is the highest hill in Bandhavgarh reserve. Many small hills surrounded to this hill. From the top of the hill plains and valleys can be seen very clearly. This is the most beautiful experience. Bari Gufa: This is the manmade cave belongs to 10th century. There are 35 caves in this reserve. Bari Gufa is the biggest cave. Shesh Shaiya: This is the statue of Lord Vishnu. It is the best example for the past architectural treasures. Chadradhara:  This place is surrounded by hillocks. Flora and Fauna are most attractive in this place. Mahaman Pond:  This is the best place to see Carnivores and Herbivores. It is surrounded by Bamboo Clumps. Climber’s Point: For the natural lovers this is the best place. Giant Sal Trees is the most famous of this place. Sehra: In the reserve this is the biggest meadow. In the month of June, Saras Cane breeding is most attractive. Rajbahera: This is the origin place of river Dammer.  It is the best place to see Wild Pigs, Samber, Chital herds, Vultures and Storks. Three Cave Point: This place says the richness of historical past. From Ganesh hillock this place is most visible.   What to see around Bandhavgarh National Park: Bandhavgarh Fort: It is located 23kms away from national park. In India this fort is the oldest fort which is dates back to 2500 years. It is believed that this was built by Lord Rama to live for very short span of time. Bandhavgarh consists of two words. Bandhav means Brother and Garh means Fort. He stayed in this fort after killing Ravana demon. Lord Rama asked his bother Lakshmana to see the movements of Srilanka. Ancient Caves: National park is surrounded by several ancient caves. These...

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Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park

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Kanha National Park is a Tiger Reserve in Balaghat and Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. This was established on 1st June 1955.  Kanha National park is divided into two parts in 1930. First part is named as Banjar and second part is named as Hallon. In the central India this is the largest national park. This park is the inspiration to Rudyard Kipling to write a famous book Jungle Book.   What to see in Kanha National Park: Major attraction of this park are Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Wild Dog, Barasingha, Sloth Bear, Leopards. Kanha is also famous for flora and fauna. This park is the home town to more than 1000 species of flowering plants. In this dense forest Indian ghost tree (formally known as kullu) is the most attractive. Several migratory birds also come to this place. Commonly seen animals in this park are four horned deer, barking deer, spotted deer, Sambhar. In this national park, mouse deer was discovered recently. It is very rare to see sloth bear and hyena Bear. Some of the reptiles can also be seen in this place. These are grass snakes, Keel backs, Vipers, rat snakes, krait, Cobras, Pythons. A male dominated tiger in this tiger reserve is Munna. Size of this Munna is so large. Symbol CAT is written on its head. Head of this Munna is so big.   What to see around Kanha National Park: Bamni Dadar: It is located 12kms away from Kanha National Park. Other name of this place is sunset point. Each and every visitor of Kanha national park will near miss this place. Sunset from this place seems to be most beautiful. Kanha Museum: It is located 8kms away from Kanha National Park. This museum explains what are the activities and attributes of this park. From this museum visitors can also known the tribal culture of Madhya Pradesh state. Kawardha Palace:  This was designed and built by Maharaja Dharamraj Singh. Construction of this palace started in 1936 and it was completed in 1939. Italian stones and marbles are used to construct this palace. Staircases are constructed with Marbles. Elephant Sweeping verandhas are surrounding all the suits. Other attractions near this palace are Mandawa Mahal,...

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Pench National Park

Pench National Park

in Central India, Elephant Rides, Madhya Pradesh, Nature, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Pench National Park is located in Chhindwara and Seoni districts of Madhya Pradesh. Name of this park is derived from the Pench River which flows though this national park. In 1977 this was declared as sanctuary and attained the status of National park in 1983. In 1992, this place became as Tiger Reserve. Pench National park has attained Best Management Award in 2011. For the tourists, park is having two entrances. One is at Karmajhiri and other one is at Turiya. Other name of this park is Mowgli Land. Mowgli is a Character in the famous cartoon show The Jungle Book. All this cartoon was based on this national park.   What to see in Pench National Park: Plenty of birds can be seen in this park. Water birds in this park are Skimmers, Waterfowls, and Blue Kingfisher. These can be seen only in the winter season. Attractive exotic birds are Jungle Owlet, Changeable hawk Eagle, Mottled Wood Owl, White eyed Buzzard, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Painted Francolin, Collard Scops Owl, Serpent Eagle. Main cat species of the park is Tiger. Commonly seen wildlife is Jackal, Wild boar, Nilgai, Sambhar, Chital. Other wild animals are barking deer, Chowsingha, Gaur, Striped Hyena, Fox, Jungle Cat, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, and Leopard. As per the 1988 survey, there are 8 tigers and 7 panthers in the park.   What to see around Pench National Park: Bandhavgarh National Park:  This was established in 1968 at Vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh. Area covered by this park is 105sq.km. This place is famous for Royal Bengal Tigers.  Earlier this place acted as hunting reserve for Maharaja of Rewa. White tigers are the major attraction of this park. This is the best place for the tiger lovers. Kanha National Park: This is the best place for the animal lovers. Swamp deer is the major attraction of this park. This specie cannot be seen anywhere. Area covered by this park is 900sq.kms. It became tiger reserve in 1975. Another attraction of this place is flowering plants. More than 1000 varieties of flowering plants can be seen here. Major attractions of animals in this park are Jackals, Foxes, Wild Cats, Wild Dogs, Leopards and Tigers.   Getting to...

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Madhav National Park

Madhav National Park

in Central India, Fort, History, Madhya Pradesh, Musuem, Nature, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Madhav National Park is in Shivpuri District of Gwalior. In the historical days Shivapuri acted as summer capital of Scindia rulers of Gwalior. Dense forest in Shivapuri is used for hunting purpose for Mughal Emperors.   What to see in Madhav National Park: Area covered by this National park is 354 Sq.kms. This was established in 1959. Madhav National park opens to the tourists all throughout the year. This park is so beautiful with flat grass lands and wooded hills. It is the best place to see huge variety of wildlife. Major attraction of this National Park is Palash, Tendu, Dhawda, kerdhai, Salai etc…   Earlier this place acted as royal game reserve. This park is most famous for the Tiger species. As per the records, in 1916, 8 tiger are killed daily.  During the visit to Gwalior state Lord Minto shot 19 tigers. To protect the wild life from hunting this was declared as national park in 1958. Trees in this temple are also most attractive. Major tree attractions of this place are Palash, Tendu, Dhawda, Kerdhai, Salai, Khair etc…   Migratory birds also attracts towards this national park.  Most attractive migratory birds of this national park are Gadwall, Mallard, Teal, Pintail, Pochard, Geese. This park consists of two lakes one is Madhav Sagar and Sakhya Sagar. Huge number of crocodiles can be seen in Sakhya Sagar Lake. Another major attraction of this park is George Castle. This castle was built by Jivaji Rao Scindia.   What to see around Madhav National Park: Chhatri: This is the empty tomb of Scindia’s. It reflects both Islamic and Hindu style. Near this tomb another attraction is Mughal garden.  It is located 10kms away from Madhav National Park. Shivapuri Museum: It is located 2kms away from Madhav National Park. Major attractions of this park are Artifacts, Status and Sculpture. Most of the artifacts belong to Narwar region. Almost all the sculptures and statues belong to Jain Tirthankaras. Madhav Vilas Palace: It is located 14kms away from Madhav National Park. This is the summer recreation for Scindia’s. From this palace visitors can view Madhav National park and Shivapuri Town very clearly. This Palace is popularly known as The Mahal. Terraces of this...

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Bhojpur Temple

Bhojpur Temple

in Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Temple | 0 comments

Bhojpur is a historical town in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. Major attraction of this town is Bhojpur Temple. In the early medieval period this village was founded by King Bhoj.   What to see in Bhojpur Temple: Bhojpur Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Temple is named after King Bhoj. In the historic period he ruled the surrounding area of this temple. This temple is situated on the banks of River Vetravati. The temples and Shivalingas in the temple are placed by Raja Bhoj. Construction of this temple is made between 1010 AD to 1053 AD. But till now constructions of the temple has not yet completed.   Other name of this temple is Bhojeswar Temple. This temple is famous for huge idol of Lord Shiva. This stone Shivalinga’s height is 7.5 feet. Platform of this Shivalinga is 21feet tall and the circumference is more than 18feet.   This largest Shiva Linga is made up with only one single rock. Stone Structured Shivalinga of Bhojeswar Temple is the tallest Shivalinga in the world. Puja’s cannot be performed directly so iron stairs are arranged to perform Pujas to this Linga. Archaeological Survey of India is maintaining this temple. On the temples pillars, facade and domes, several stone structures are placed. To give support to the stone structure of Lord Somanath 4 pillars are arranged on all the sides.   At the entrance of the temple, 2 attractive idols are placed and in the lower part of the temple had eight corners. Outer wall of this temple never completed. Huge dam on River Vetravati was constructed. This is another attraction of this place. This dam can be seen from Somnath temple. Most attractive festivals celebrated in this temple are Makar Sankrathi and Shivaratri.   What to see around Bhojpur Temple: Cave of Parvati: This is located opposite to the Bhojeswar Temple. It consists of plenty of architectural fragments and sculptures. All these sculptures belong to 11th century. Jain Temple: This temple consists of statue of Shantinath which is 6 meters tall, Suparasnath statue and 2 statues of Parshvanath. It is located just one kilometre away from Bhojpur temple. Bhoja’s Royal Palace: After the Parvati and opposite to Bhojpur temple Bhoja’s...

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