Taj-ul-masjid (India's biggest), upper & lower lakes, fort, State museum, Moti masjid, Shaukat Mahal, Van Vihar safari park, Bhimbetka (40 km) - 700 caves with paintings, a world heritage centre.
SANCHI (47 km)
3rd C BC stupa , a World heritage centre, Great stupa is 16.4 m high and 36.5 m in diameter with 4 carved gateways, Buddhist pilgrim centre, archaeological musuem. Vidisha (10 km) - Heliodorous pillar, Udayagiri caves.
Central museum, Jain Kabch temple.
77 km from Indore, situated in an island, Sidhanath mandir, 24 Avatar's Jain mandir, Satmatrika temple group (6 km), Kajal Rani caves (9 km).
Indore (53 km). Mahakaleswar temple (jyotirlinga), Vikram university museum. Jai Singh observatory, Bade Ganeshji ka mandir, Gola mandir, Navagraha mandir, Kal Bhairava mandir, Gad Kali mandir, Vikram Kirti mandir.
MAHESWAR (91 km from Indore)
Maheswar temple, fort with Ragaddi and Rajwada, famous for sarees.
Fort with Tansen's tomb and archaeological museum at Gujari mahal, Man mandir palace, temple, Suraj kund, Jivaji Rao Scindia museum, Ghaus Mohammed's tomb, memorials to Rani of Jhansi and Tantya Tope.
16 km from Jhansi. Fort complex - Jehangir mahal, Raj mahal, Anand mahal, Ram raja mandir, Chaturbhuj mandir, Lakshmi Narayan mandir, Kanchan ghat of Betwa river.
By Chandelas in 950 AD. Erotic sculptures in temples, archaeological museum. (Rail head Jhansi/ Satna : 172/117 km), Dubela museum (64 km).
Western group temples : Kandariya Mahadeo, Chausat Yogini, Chiragupta, Viswanath, Raja Rani.
Eastern group temples : Parasvanath (largest in this group), Adinath.
Southern group temples : Duladeo temple having figures of sexual intercourse and women in different poses, Chaturbhuj temple. Dance festival (March).
Bheraghat (23 km, marble rocks, one of the most scenic spots, cruising in the gorge), Chausat Yogini temple, Dudhsagar falls.
Hill resort, Priyadarshini point, Handi Khoh - 100 m high precipice, Rajat Prapat and Apsara vihar, Mahadeo temple with Shivling, Jatashankar cave, Pandav caves, Dhoopgarh : highest point. Railhead : Piparya on Mumbai - Howrah line (47 km), trekking.
Basant Panchami (Jan/Feb), Shivratri and Holi (Feb/Mar), Dussera, Diwali (Oct/Nov).