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Travel to Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh (MP) state is situated in central India. The state is bordered by different states - to its northeast lies Uttar Pradesh, to its southeast lies Chhattisgarh, to its south lies Maharashtra, to its west lies Gujarat and to its northwest lies Rajasthan.

Madhya Pradesh is positioned in the heart of India. With 308,252 km² area, it is the second largest state in India. Bhopal is the capital city, but Indore is the largest city. It has a population of 72,597,565 as per 2011 census, ranking it sixth among Indian states.

Hindi is a standard language spoken in Madhya Pradesh. Besides that, people also speak various regional variants, which are also different Hindi dialects. Apart from all this, Malvi is spoken in Malwa, Nimadi is spoken in Nimar, Bundeli is spoken in Bundelkhand and Bagheli is spoken in Bagelkhand and southeast of the state. Other languages are also spoken such as Telugu, Gondi, Bhilodi (Bhili), Korku, Nihali (Nahali) and Kalto (Nahali), which the tribal groups speak. Because the Marathas had ruled this place, a substantial number of people speak Marathi here. Because Gujarat is very close to the state, many people also are familiar with Gujarati.

Agar-Malwa became the 51st district of Madhya Pradesh, as per the decision taken by the state government. It started functioning from 16 August 2013, covering 2,785 sq km and having a population of about 4,80,000. The district of Shajapur was bifurcated for this purpose, and tehsils of Nalkheda, Susner, Badoud, and Agar were included in Agar-Malwa.

There are number of national highways in the state. Some of them are NH3, NH 44, NH 12, NH 12A, NH 25, NH 26, NH 26A, NH 26B, NH 27, NH 59 A, and many more.

The major rivers in Madhya Pradesh are Narmada, Shipra and Son. The state is divided into agro-climatic zones including Kaimur Plateau and Satpura Hills, Satpura Plateau (Hills), Vindhyan Plateau (Hills), Narmada valley, Wainganga valley, Bundelkhand Region, Gird (Gwalior) Region, Malwa Plateau, Nimar Plateau, Jhabua Hills and Leeshiv.

Tourist Attractions


  • Kandariya Temple
  • Sanchi Stupa
  • Man Singh Palace
  • Pachmarhi
  • Bandhavgarh
  • Dhuandhar Falls
  • Bhimbetka Rock Shelters
  • Marble Rocks
  • Mahakaleshwar

Best Time to Visit



If you do not want to miss out the reserves in Madhya Pradesh then you should plan your trip to the state in between October and June. The reserves remain closed during the monsoon season.

How to Reach



By Air: The state is well-connected by air. The major airports of Madhya Pradesh are in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur. Out of these three, Bhopal is an international airport.

By Rail: The rail network within Madhya Pradesh is extensive, which means you can travel to this state from almost all the cities of this country.

By Road: There are government as well as private buses that run from and to Madhya Pradesh. You will get bus to and from all the desired destinations in the state.

Madhya Pradesh State Information

CapitalBhopal
Date of formation01/11/56
GovernorOm Prakash Kohli
Chief MinisterShivraj Singh Chouhan
Tourist attractionsSanchi Stupa, Gwalior Fort, Orchha Fort, Khajuraho, Ujjain
FestivalsGana-Gour, Ganga, Dashami, Hareli
Major dance and music formsGaur Dance, Muria Dance, Relo Songs
Arts and craftsWall paintings or bhittichitras; Chippas or hand-block printers; battubai dolls.
LanguagesHindi
Size308,245 sq. km
Population (Census 2011)72,597,565
RiversNarmada, Tapti, Betwa, Son, Chambal
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesBandhavgarh NP, Kanha NP, Pench NP, Indrawati Tiger Reserve, Kheoni WS
State animalSwamp Deer
State birdParadise flycatcher
Major cropsRice, wheat soybeans, spices
FactoidsOne half of Bhawani Mandi station on the Mumbai- Delhi railway line lies in Madhya Pradesh and the other half lies in Rajasthan.
Pench and Kanha forests in the Satpura ranges, and Bandhavgarh in the Vindhyas, are all tiger reserves.
No. of District51
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