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Travel to Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh (MP) state is situated in central India and is a part of the peninsular platue of India. The state is bordered in the northeast by Uttar Pradesh, to its southeast lies Chhattisgarh, to its south lies Maharashtra, to its West lies Gujarat and to its northwest lies Rajasthan. The Narmada Sone valley defines its topography.

The state retains landmarks from different eras of Indian history. Sites such as Bhimbetka, Adamgarh, Pachmarhi, Raisen, Jaora etc. stand witness to the prehistoric period. Dynastic history dates back to Ashoka, the Kushans, and then the Satvahanas. Post independence, a large number of princely states were reorganised to form the present day Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh is positioned in the heart of India and spans an area of 308,000 km²It is the second largest state in India. Bhopal is the capital city, but Indore is the largest city. It has a population of over 7 crores as per 2011 census, ranking it sixth among Indian states in terms of population.

Madhya Pradesh contributes to India's mineral production in a large way.

Hindi is a standard language spoken in Madhya Pradesh. Besides that, people also speak various of the regional dialects Malvi is spoken in Malwa, Nimadi is spoken in Nimar, Bundeli is spoken in Bundelkhand and Bagheli is spoken in Bagelkhand and in the southeastern areas of the state. Other languages spoken are 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 hereto and since Gujarat is very close to the state, many people are familiar with Gujarati.

The 51 districts of Madhya Pradesh are grouped into ten divisions - Bhopal, Chambal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Narmadapuram, Rewa, Sagar, Shahdol, and Ujjain. Agar-Malwa became the 51st district of Madhya Pradesh (split from Shajapur district) 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

A number of national highways run through 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.

Major rivers flowing through Madhya Pradesh are Betwa, Chambal, Dhasan Ken, Mahi, Narmada Parbati, Son Tapi (Tapti), Tons, Wainganga, and wardha. The narrow and long Narmada-Son valley runs almost through the entire state from east to west making the area fit for agricultural activities. The Central Highlands and the Satpura-Maikal ranges contribute in dividing the state into three physiogeographic regions. Madhya Pradesh, like other parts of India, has three major seasons - summer, monsoon and winter.

Tourist Attractions


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

Best Time to Visit



Madhya Pradesh is also known as the 'Tiger State' and has 6 wild life Sanctuaries and Reserves. 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. Bhopal is an international airport too.

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. Bus service can be easily availed 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 bhitti chitras; Chippa bagh or hand-block printers; battubai dolls.
LanguagesHindi
Size308,245 sq. km
Population (Census 2011)72597565
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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Plantation Campaign in the Narmada Basin
India Committed To The Paris Agreement- Plants 66 million trees in just 12 hours : India is in the forefront in its commitment to the Paris Agreement, and 1.5 million citizens of India, supporting the cause of the nation, gathered along the Narmada River in the state of Madhya Pradesh, and helped in planting 66 million trees in just 12 hours, last Sunday, 2 July, 2017. To keep things in perspective, it equals the entire population of cities in the US like Philadelphia working towards a cause. In fact India…
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Madhya Pradesh Farmers On Strike- 5 Farmers Killed In Police Firing : Within days of Maharashtra contolling the farmers’ strike with a demand of loan waiver among others, the farmers led by the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh in Madhya Pradesh have now started strike on similar grounds. Things got out of hand on Tuesday, 6 June, 2017, as the farmers went on a rampage and the protest turned violent as a result of which the police opened fire resulting in the death of five farmers and critically…
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mp adopts first jan-dec fiscal year format
Madhya Pradesh Moves To January-December Fiscal Cycle : Late last month, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had indicated that his government would consider doing away with the colonial legacy of adhering to the April - March financial year cycle. Such a move could mean reworking the entire budgetary and tax filing systems. Before the union government could study the consequences of such a shift and present this idea to the union cabinet, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to move the budget cycle…
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Deen Dayal Kitchen Scheme
MP CM Chouhan to Inaugurate Deendayal Rasoi Yojana for Poor : Chief Minister (CM) Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated 'Deendayal Rasoi Yojana' (DRY) at Bhopal and Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, on April 7, 2017. Following close on the heels of Rajasthan, after the latter introduced the scheme of feeding the poor at subsidised rates, the State Government of Madhya Pradesh announced that the year 2017, the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, is being celebrated as "Garib Kalyan Varsh". Urban Development Minister Maya Singh said that Deendayal Rasoi…
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Movie Review - Haraamkhor
Movie Review – Haraamkhor: Dark, Intense and Brave : The film Haraamkhor starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi, and directed by Shlok Sharma, under the DAR Banner, was completed 3 years ago but due to issues with the censor board, was not released. The movie has, however, been screened in many film festivals including New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) and Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). Nawazuddin Siddiqui received the Best Actor award for the film at the New York Indian Film…
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