Including Bhopal, Bhimbetka, Sanchi, Mandu, Gwalior and Khajuraho. Discerning on-site guide to the sights and monuments of Madhya Pradesh, with its important pilgrimage and temple towns, and including the scarcely-visited state of Chhattisgarh. With full background information on Indian history, culture and religions, and eating and accommodation tips.
This is a chapter from Blue Guide India: the best guide for the independent traveller to India's art, architecture and history. Superb maps, detailed practical information. Written by the BBC's Sam Miller.
According to William Dalrymple who wrote the foreword: "I can vouch for its accuracy and novelty – the Indian guide which reaches the long-forgotten wonders ignored by other guides, and the best possible guide to off-the-beaten-track India."