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Guna Tourism

An enthusiastic tourist can take refuge from the demanding hardships of modern day living by visiting the history-rich place called Guna located by the side of the Parvati river. Guna which lies on the Malwa plateau boasts of being a city of historical importance. In the entire state of Madhya Pradesh, Guna is considered to be one of the most prosperous region. There are a lot more to explore in Guna which has ever remained on the wish list of tourist and visitors traveling to Madhya Pradesh.

Tourism in Guna

Guna offers a variety of tourist attractions to its visiting guests. The gentle whisper of nature in a peaceful locale is what one would long for in this fast-paced life and Guna is the right place that offers you that. The grandeur of the bygone era can be felt in Guna with numerous forts, museums, gardens, palaces and more. Guna has lots to offer to a first time visitor. You could pay a holy visit to sacred temples in Guna and at the same time get indulged in some adventure sports, trekking and hiking.

Best Time to Visit Guna

The city of Guna experiences dry tropical climate. There is scanty rainfall in Guna. So the best time to visit Guna would be during the winter months that are in the months between November to February as there would pleasant and cool weather and you could enjoy your time sightseeing in Guna.

Helplines and Important Contact Numbers

Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.
Paryatan Bhawan, Bhadbhada Road,
Bhopal 462 003. INDIA.
Fax: +91-755-2779476/2774289.
E-mail: info@mptourism.com

Collector & District Magistrate
DM & Collector,Collectorate Campus
Distt. - Guna 473001
Phone office: 07542- 255626
FAX # 07542- 255408
Email: dmguna[at]nic[dot]in

Famous tourist destinations in and around Guna

Guna tourism

Being a historical hot spot, Guna is home to a number of religious temples, forts, monuments, architecture etc. While travelling to Guna never miss out the below mentioned sites in and around the city.
  • Bisbhuji Temple
  • Bajrangarh Fort
  • The Fort of Bhadora.
  • Panchmukhi Hanuman Ashram
  • Gopi Krishna Sagar Dam
  • Hanuman Tekri
  • Jainagarh

Bisbhuji Temple in Guna

Bisbhuji temple is one of the must visit religious places to visit in Guna. Apart from the famous Jain temple in Guna, Bisbhuji is a prominent and famous religious temple which no visitor should give it a miss. The Bisbhuji temple is enshrining an idol of goddess with 20 arms. A unique Idol of Maa Bees Bhuja Devi with 20 arms is preserved in the temple which is located 12 kilometers from Guna. It is a highly religious public place and known to be the most ethical temple in the Guna district.

Bajrang Garh Fort in Guna

Historical places in Guna

Another tourist hotspot in Guna is the Bajrangarh Fort. The Bajrangarh Fort is a heritage citadel in the district of Guna. It presently lies in a ruined state. In the 1775, the Marathas built this fort. There are four gates in four directions in the Bajrangarh fort. There is the Moti Mahal, Rangmahal and Ram Mandir inside the fort. The fort also has gunnery. The old name of this fort was Jharkon.

Panchmukhi Hanuman Ashram in Guna

The Panchmukhi Hanuman ashram is regarded as the most important religious place in Guna. It is located in Vivek Colony in the city of Guna. It is known that Lord Hanuman holds five strengths and this ashram is considered to possess one of the five strengths of Lord Hanuman. The five main face of Hanuman includes a boar, an eagle, haya-griv, a monkey and lion. A number of devotees visit this ashram regularly. This is considered one of the most famous places in the city of Guna.

Gopi Krishna Sagar Dam in Guna

Eco-tourism is being promoted in Gopi Krishna Sagar Dam where one can enjoy boating. There is a park where you can spend some time in peace away from the hustle bustle of the city life. In order to sustain and preserve the diversity of Guna’s natural and cultural environment, eco-tourism is being promoted and the dam is contributing a lot in this field.

Hanuman Tekri in Guna

Places to visit in GunaThe temple of Lord Hanuman is situated on the top of a hill. It is an ancient temple which is approximately 600 years old. Visitors from across different regions of Madhya Pradesh and India visit this temple to seek the blessings from the holy deity.

Jainagarh in Guna

This is a Jain temple built by Pada Shaha, a Jain saint. The most important place in the Jain community it is famous as Shri 1008 Shantinath Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra. This temple is houses bust of several Jain Tirthankaras. Here you can find red stone idols of Lord Shantinath, Arahnath and Kunthunath and other tirthankars in standing posture . Visit Jainagarh to witness the beauty of the temple.

Outdoor Activities in Guna

Guna is not only famous for its historical importance, it is home to some adventure activities and outdoor activities for people with strong adrenaline rushes. Guna is famous for water sports. Hiking is also popular in Guna. One would enjoy their time trekking while enjoying the charming surroundings and scenic beauty of the region. Most of the tourists who long to indulge in exploration, Guna is the right place to visit.

How to Reach Guna?

Guna has a well connected railway network with a lot of cities in India; however, there are no direct trains running between Bhopal and Guna. One could take the Bhopal Express from Bhopal to Bina and take Mfp St Express from Bina to Guna. By road Guna is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses. The road distance between Bhopal to Guna is 218 kilometers. There are a lot of direct buses plying from Bhopal, Indore etc to Guna on a regular basis.

Where to Stay in Guna?

You are never far away from a hotel in Guna. There are a few popular hotels in Guna. They are the most sought after hotels mainly because of their hospitality, ambiance, friendly and attentive staff, good and tasty food, spacious and luxurious suites etc. There are many luxury hotels in the vicinity of Guna. It solely depends on one's choice in choosing the desired hotel with tariffs of hotels affordable to them. You could pick one and enjoy your stay there. There are also budget hotels with basic facilities.

Hotels in GunaHotel Varun
Address: AB road, Guna, Madhya Pradesh,473001, Choudharan Colony, Soni Colony
Guna, Madhya Pradesh 473001
Phone:075 42 223280

Hotel The Sara
Address: A.B.Road,Guna, Madhya Pradesh 473001, Gaushala Mahaveerpura
Guna, Madhya Pradesh 473249
Phone:075 42 268068

City Palace
Address: Choudharan Colony, Soni Colony, Guna, Madhya Pradesh 473001

Hotel Prem Shri
Address: Railway Station Rd, Railway Colony, Guna, Madhya Pradesh 473001
Phone:094 25 134251

Shopping in Guna

Shopping in Guna is fun and enjoyable with the availability of traditional and antique jewellery, cultural clothing in the markets of Guna.  There a few notable markets in Guna from where you can purchase variety of cultural and traditional products that contains the actual essence of the region.  There are markets found in different localities of Guna catering to the requirement of the citizens. You can also buy tribal ornaments made of beads and metals. 

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