Pradesh is called the 'heart of India', not only because
of its location in the centre of the country, but also
because, it has been home to the cultural heritage of
Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. Innumerable
monuments, exquisitely carved temples, forts and palaces
are peppered all over the state - glorious reminders of
emperors and kings, warriors and builders, poets and
musicians, saints and philosophers.
The natural beauty of the state is equally varied.
Consisting largely of a plateau, the state has everything
- awesome mountain ranges, meandering rivers, and miles
and miles of dense forests. The rich folk culture and
tribal traditions of this fascinating state, are
manifested in the umpteen exuberant festivities, and
Statue of Rani Jhansi, Gwaliorfairs of its colourful
One of the best parts about Madhya Pradesh is its
accessibility. Bordered by seven states, it is equally
close to major tourist destinations in the north, south,
east and west. Whether you are in Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay),
Chennai (Madras) or Calcutta, you're
very far from Madhya Pradesh.