Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal and the largest city is Indore with Jabalpur, Gwalior, and Ujjain being the other major cities. Nicknamed the “Heart of India” due to its geographical location in India, Madhya Pradesh is the second-largest state in the country by area. With over 75 million inhabitants, it is the fifth-largest state in India by population. It borders the states of Uttar Pradesh to the northeast, Chhattisgarh to the southeast, Maharashtra to the south, Gujarat to the west, and Rajasthan to the northwest. Its total area is 308,252 km2. Before 2000, when Chhattisgarh was a part of Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh was the largest state in India and the distance between the two furthest points inside the state, Singoli and Konta, was 1500 km. Konta is presently in Sukma district of Chattisgarh state.

The area covered by the present-day Madhya Pradesh includes the area of the ancient Avanti Mahajanapada, whose capital Ujjain (also known as Avantika) arose as a major city during the second wave of Indian urbanisation in the sixth century BCE. Subsequently, the region was ruled by the major dynasties of India. By the early 18th cen

The heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is a place of enchantment and incredibility. Spectacular views and amazing destinations fill the state. Madhya Pradesh is drenched in history and covered by nature while a great culture enriches it.

Madhya Pradesh is a treasure trove which opened will regale you with experiences unlike anything. This is the land where the Jungle Book comes to life in the rich national parks. It is here in Madhya Pradesh that ancient perfectly sculpted lovers entwine each other in erotic embraces. Gods have made their abode in the multiple magnificent shrines dotting the landscape. History can be re-lived through the fascinating monuments, palaces and forts which dominate skylines of cities. This is the state of kings and lovers.

The heartland of an amazing country, Madhya Pradesh offers a bit of everything. In Khajuraho, you will be transported to an ancient age with the splendid architecture of its temples. The Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks rumble with the growls of the majestic tigers and the music of the birds enchant visitors. Rocks will never seem as mysterious as seen in Jabalpur. Watch the blue Narmada make its way through some of the most marvelous places and sights. Visit Gwalior where the history and heritage of kings have become merged with the modern life. Amarkantak watches serenely while you get lost in prayer.

Rich histories, fascinating cultures, splendid nature and sacred spirituality combine into a remarkable blend which paints a fascinating image of Madhya Pradesh which seems a lot like India at large.

tury, the region was divided into several small kingdoms which were captured by the British and incorporated into Central Provinces and Berar and the Central India Agency. After India’s independence, Madhya Pradesh state was created with Nagpur as its capital: this state included the southern parts of the present-day Madhya Pradesh and northeastern portion of today’s Maharashtra. In 1956, this state was reorganised and its parts were combined with the states of Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh and Bhopal to form the new Madhya Pradesh state, the Marathi-speaking Vidarbha region was removed and merged with the then Bombay State. This state was the largest in India by area until 2000, when its southeastern Chhattisgarh region was made as a separate state.

Rich in mineral resources, MP has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India. More than 30% of its area is under forest cover. Its tourism industry has seen considerable growth, with the state topping the National Tourism Awards in 2010–11. In recent years, the state’s GDP growth has been above the national average.