Madhya Pradesh Tourism
Madhya Pradesh is the largest state in India, covering an area of nearly 120,000 sq. km. Because of its an extensive forest area, Madhya Pradesh is not as densely populated as some of the other major states of India. The total population is a notch above 60,000, and Hindi is the most widely spoken language in the state.
The state of Madhya Pradesh lies in the central part of India for what it is often referred to as the heart of the country. Until the end of 2000, when Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh, it was the largest state in India.
Madhya Pradesh has a rich history dating back to the period of the Maurya dynasty. But even earlier than that, Paleolithic men had painted the caves of Bhimbetka (near Bhopal) in prehistoric times.
The city of Ujjain, the capital of the Guptas, reached the peak of its glory in its heydays and its fame spread all over the world.
Many empires ruled over the region and left their sign of glory and wealth in the shape of forts, temples and palaces dotted all over Madhya Pradesh. As you travel to Madhya Pradesh, the land would invariably bowl you over with its archaeological splendour. You may end up romancing the crumbling stones where master craftsmen etched the moments of valor and passion.
|Location||Central part of India Borderd by states like: Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan|
|Climate||Summer - hot|
Winter - mildly cold
|Average Annual Rainfall||118 cm|
|Religion||Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity and others|
|Best Time to Visit||September to February|
|Clothing||Summer - Cottons|
Winter - Woolens
How to Reach Madhya Pradesh
Owing to the strategic location, Madhya Pradesh has an easy access with the rest of the country. You can approach Madhya Pradesh from any city in India by any means of conveyance- air, rail or road.
How to Reach Madhya Pradesh helps you with information to reach the state with convenience.
By Air :
Several airports are located within the state of Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior, Khajuraho, Indore, Jabalpur and Bhopal are some of the cities that have airports. All public and private airlines operate regular flights to these airports.
By Train :
Bhopal is the key railway station in Madhya Pradesh, which is served by important trains connecting it to the rest of the country.
By Road :
A strategic network of National Highways and State Highways interlink the cities of Madhya Pradesh to several other cities and states of India. NH 3, NH 7, NH 12, NH 12 A, NH 25, NH 26, NH 26 A, NH 27, NH 59, NH 69, NH 75, NH 76, NH 78, NH 79, NH 86, NH 92 connect the state of Madhya Pradesh with other Indian cities and states.
Shopping in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh promises a wonderful shopping experience.
In fact as you travel to Madhya Pradesh, you can't return without doing a little bit shopping in Madhya Pradesh so much is the attraction of its traditional handicrafts.
Apart from that, there are few more specialty handicrafts of Madhya Pradesh, which may arrest your eyes while shopping in Madhya Pradesh. Travel.mapsofindia lists up only a few you can check out:
You may know the handicrafts of Bastar are acclaimed globally. Now the region is in Chhattisgarh but once, it was a part of Madhya Pradesh. So it is quite common to spot in Madhya Pradesh the crafts sourced from Bastar.
A large number of government Emporia, which are named as Mriganayani are available throughout Madhya Pradesh. You can also head for the bustling Galis or Chowks for shopping in Madhya Pradesh. They still retain a sort of medieval ambience and shopping would be quite an experience.
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Last Updated on : September 14, 2013