Madhya Pradesh is visited by tourists throughout the year. Broadly we can divide Madhya Pradesh tourism into three categories: Heritage tourism, Wildlife Tourism & Cultural Tourism. Heritage tourism is active in the Northern part of the state which is rockier and destinations that come under this region are Gwalior, Shivpuri, Orchha, Khajuraho, Panna, Chanderi, Datia, etc. These regions still have marks of princely India. All these destinations encompass popular palaces, forts, temples, cenotaphs of state. The best time to visit this region is from October to April as during this time climate remains pleasant and good. The southern part, south-east region and some of the Northern region of Madhya Pradesh are rich in Wildlife which includes Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bear, Hard-ground Barasingha, Indian Gaur, Wild Dog and at least more than 300 bird species. Popular national parks & tiger reserves of the state like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Satpura national park are located in this part of the state. They have worldwide popularity. They can be visited from October to June which means their best time to visit is during the winter and summer season. The South-west region of the state is called sacred Madhya Pradesh due to some important pilgrimage destinations located here. Lifeline river of Madhya Pradesh state passes through this region. Narmada is a holy river in Central India and its origin is in Madhya Pradesh. It is believed to be among the oldest rivers of India, present since far before the origin of the Himalaya and Ganges. Most of the sacred regions like Amarkantak, Ujjain, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar are on the way to Narmada river. Among them, Ujjain & Omkareshwar have jyotirlinga temples. They are open for visitors throughout the year and are the best place to see the Hindu cultural activities, religious beliefs, rituals, festival celebrations. During monsoon, power or river remains at its peak and natural beauty were in its best stage. In Dhar, Amarkantak, Kanha is also the places to see the tribal culture and their lifestyle.