Central India

This beautiful area of India is home to some of the most impressive natural and man-made wonders that India has to offer. Historically significant sites merge seamlessly with numerous wildlife sanctuaries; providing safe havens for some of the planet’s most endangered species. 

The region is home to multiple national parks which all play their part in nurturing wildlife such as tiger, sloth bear, deer, jackal and migratory birds. Consequently, visitors are able to admire some of India’s most stunning fauna and flora in its natural environment. Fortunately lack of easy accessibility has kept visitor numbers down to the parks in comparison to other parks such as Ranthambhore in Rajasthan.

In addition to incredible wildlife experiences, spectacular sculptures, temples and caves are found throughout. For example, the temples of Khajuraho attract historians, archaeologists and artists from every corner of the earth as they marvel at ancient works that depict the myriad elements of life. The uniqueness of Khajuraho has led it to be recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site as is the Buddhist Complex at Sanchi outside Bhopal, famous for its great Stupa, one of the oldest structures in India.

Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh, is a fascinating city to visit. Known as The City of Pearls and famous for being the reputed mining source of the disputed Koh-i-Noor diamond, the city certainly has a complex and rich history and offers plenty to any visitors; from Golconda Fort and Qu'tub Shahi Tombs to the opulent Chowmahalla Palace. Hyderabad is a diverse mix of both Muslim and Hindu traditions and thus a stay in this city offers a completely unique perspective of India.

The number of sites, activities and experiences available within Central India is vast and many return to this region time after time. This is an area worthy of a visit for any intrepid adventurer keen on seeing both native and modern Indian culture or wildlife and it is vital to allow enough time to do so to fully appreciate and enjoy the experience.

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Central India has three seasons - summer, winter and monsoon. Read More

Central India has three seasons - summer, winter and monsoon. The summer (April to June) is the best time for viewing the stunning wildlife of the region as the vegetation is thinnest and animals gather around the dwindling sources of water.

The monsoon rains (July to September) replenish the scorched earth and bring plenty of colour back to the region. However, visitors are advised that accessibility at this time of year is poor so wildlife viewing and reaching the more rural cultural attractions can be difficult.

The cooler, drier winter season (October to March) is regarded as the best time to visit the cultural offerings of Central India but explorers should be warned that temperatures can drop significantly, especially at night, so should pack accordingly.

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