The most popular tourist site in the state is the temples at Khajuraho in the isolated north. Madhya Pradesh has the largest tiger population in India, and Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Park are the best places to visit if you wish to see them. Jabalpur, known for its marble rocks, is in the center of the state. There are ten-thousand-year-old cave paintings in Bhimbetka, south of Bhopal.
Mandu and Orchha are interesting, deserted cities. It is convenient to visit Orchha while going to or from Khajuraho by bus, if one is passing through Jhansi. Gwalior has one of the largest and most interesting forts in India. Other places of interest are Sanchi, with its Buddhist monuments, Ujjain, an important Hindu holy place, Bhopal, and Indore.