The state is covered with nature’s canopy of sal, teak, and bamboo trees, and carpeted with lush vegetation. Innumerable monuments. Linearly carved temples, forts, and palaces speak of dynasties and kingdoms of great warriors. It is well bamboo. bell metal figurines. jewellery. hand-woven and hand-printed tabrics. The major are Madal. Naravanour MelI known for exotic handicrafts using wood, metal and bussenra, erc Festival, Goncha Festival, Champaran Mela, Bastar.
PLACES TO VISIT – Barsur (with several temples), Chirakote (Mendri Ghoomar). Dantewada (Danteshwari
and Shivant Temple), Kawardhi Temple); Kanger (Dandak, Kallashgula Caves, Kanger Valley National Park, Kutumsar temples), Raigarh (S1a (Shoramdeo Sanctuary. Palace), Malhar (famous to Raipur, etc. There are several Singhanpur Rock Shelters; Sirpi Ancient (Laxman Temple and Gandheswar Temple); and waterfalls at Chitrakote in Jagdalpur, Mandawa, and Tirathgarh.
CAPITAL – Raipur | WEBSITE – http://www.cgtourism.choice.gov.in
Famous for its beaches, churches, lush green fields, and a distinct lifestyle. Goa is a paradise for erasera prom across the orobe. rich flora and fauna. Goa is known for the Carnival and the Feast of St. Francis Xavier.
PLACES TO VISIT – Beaches; North (Anjuna, Arambol. Bags, Calangute and Candolim) Central (Bambolim, Dona Paula and Cavelossim,
Colva Miramar) South (Agonda, Benaulim, Betaibatim, Majorda, Palolem and Patnem) Forts (Aguada Fort.Bogmalo, Cabo-de-Rama Fort, and Chapora Fort Corjuem Fort, Fort of Reis Magos, and Terekol Fort), museums (Archaeology Museum and the Portrait Gallery. Goa State Museum and Naval Aviation Museum). Churches: Basilica of Bom Jesus Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Church of the Wildwood Immaculate Conception Reis Maos Church Se Cathedral. The Holy Spirit Church, etc. Wildlife (Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanelean and Mollem fational Park, Bondla Forest. Cotipso Wildlite Sanetary, Or. Salim Al Bird Sire any Waterfalls (Dudhsagar & Arvalem Watertals), Temples (Mahadeva Temple, Manquesh Shantadurga Temple). Mosques (Jama Masjid and Safa Shahouri Masjid), etc.
CAPITAL – Panaji | WEBSITE – http://www.goa-tourism.com
Gujarat is unique in its geological and topographical landscape and is famous for diamon textiles, Jamnagar tie-and-dye work, and Kachchh embroidery with mirror work. The Tarnetar Fest its vibrant folk dance Garba Ras. Gujarat is also the state where the Father of the Nation, Gandhi, was born, and this is where his ashram is located at Sabarmati.
PLACES TO VISIT – Ahmedabad (Dada Marir Vav, Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati. Huthees
Temple, Jama Masjid, Jhulta Minar rets, Rankaria Lake. Sidi Sayyed Mosque, Tomb of Shah), Bhavnagar, Champaner, Dhanpari Eco Campsite, Dwarka, Gandhinagar (ARsi Gir National Park.
Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kachchh, _
Sun Temple, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary. Palitana. Pavagadh Fort and early
Porbandar Raikot Somnath, Stepwells, Surat (Dandi, Old Fort), Tomb of Sikander
Halol, Vadodara (Palace, Dabhoi, Sayaji Baug, Museum, Sursagar Talav), etc.
CAPITAL – Gandhinagar | WEBSITE – http://wwwgujarattourism.com
Madh/a Pradesh occupies perhaps the oldest part of the supcontinent – called tne son Close to Bhopal at Bhimbetka are the prehistoric caves that preserve some tase paintings dating back to Neolithic times. Madhya Pradesh offers rich handicrafts bamboo and cane, dolls, folk paintings, iron and metal craft, papier mache, stone carving and is known for the Bhagoria Haat (Jhabua), Khajuraho Dance Festival and Tansen Mo (Gwallion)-
PLACES TO VISIT – Bhimbetka, Bhojpur, Bhopal (Bharat Bhawan, Gauhar Mahal Upe Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Moti Masid, Sadar Manzil, Taj-ul-Masid), Datia., Gwalior (Fort dal vil Palace, Man Mandir Palace, Tansen’s Mausoleum, Tell Ka Mandin, Indore (Bada Ganapaty Chattris, Kanch Mandit, Laal Bagh Palace), Jabalpur (Marble Rocks), Jain Temples at Badoh;
Khajurano, Maheshwar, Mandu (Hathi Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Hoshang Shah ‘s Tomb, Jahaz Mahal, Rewa Kund), Omkareshwar, Orchha, Pachmarhi, Rewa, Sanchi Stupa, Ujjain, etc. There are national parks and wildlife sanctuaries at Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Panna, Shivpuri, etc.
CAPITAL – Bhopal | WEBSITE – http://www.mptourism.com