(Info) Tourist guide to Bundelkhand
Tourist guide to Bundelkhand
Bundelkhand offers a range of attractions for tourists.
Apart from well-known places like Khajurao, Orchha, the Panna tiger sanctuary and Chitrakoot, there are scenes of spectacular beauty in Bundelkhand Upland sub-region - deep gorges and thundering waterfalls amidst jungles.
Each district of the region has numerous, little-visited ruins of ancient and medieval temples.
There are also places of major historical importance like the star-fort in Jhansi and the fort of Kalinjar in Banda district.
Despite all these selling points, Bundelkhand attracts few tourists from outside the region. Only Khajurao in Chhatarpur district and Orchha in Tikamgarh district have been 'sold’ effectively.
A major deterrent for tourists is the state of allied infrastructure. Except in Orchha and Khajurao, there are no Grade-A hotels in the region. Many district headquarters do not have rail connections. Fear of dacoity deters movement of road traffic after sunset.
Links in the right column provide brief information and some notable facts about each district for interested visitors. More information about particular places (like Khajurao) can be got from other websites, or the UP and MP tourism development corporations.
Courtesy : bundelkhandinfo.org