The trip to central India is a dive into the heart of the exuberant history of India. Romantic palace of 13th century Afghan architecture in Mandu; bucolic tranquility of Orchha next to pretty Betwa; exquisitely delicate frescoes and rock carvings from Ajanta and Ellora; temple-city of Maheshwar on the sacred banks of the Narmada; large national parks where large mammals frolic... Central India no longer counts its treasures, all of which are national or world heritage.