Madhya Pradesh can be described as the best state of the nation when it comes to the diversity of its tourism destinations.Madhya Pradesh is known as the “Heart of India” because of a lot many things that it has to offer. It has been home to cultural and spiritual heritage of almost all the religions. Innumerable monuments, intricately carved temples, stupas, forts and palaces are dotted all over the State. The natural beauty of the state is equally varied. Consisting largely of a plateau, the State has everything, from mighty mountain ranges to meandering rivers to miles of verdant forests. In fact a large part of Madhya Pradesh is under the forest cover, offering a unique and exciting panorama of wildlife. In the National Parks of Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench you can spot the tiger, bison and a wide variety of deer and antelope.

Water sports, caravan journeys, river cruise, sound and light shows, tribal life, Madhya Pradesh has everything for every travel thirsty soul. Romance with nature in the Marble Rocks of Jabalpur in the moonlight or lose yourself in the legend of the poet prince Baz Bahadur and his beautiful consort Roopmati in Mandu. Follow the trails of Prince Rama in Chitrakoot. Let the hands of time which have rested lightly on the chhatris, palaces and forts of Orchha and Gwalior, whisper the tales of medieval India.

The temples of Khajuraho are India’s unique gift to the world, representing love and joys of life in a sublime expression. Madhya Pradesh is also a shopper’s paradise with beautiful Maheshwari and Chanderi textiles and bell metal craft of Bastar. The state is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Sanchi, Bhimbetka and Khajuraho. But perhaps the best part about Madhya Pradesh is its accessibility. It is equally close to major tourist destinations from all over the country, being the 'Heart of India'. 

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Interesting Facts about Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is the “Tiger State of India”.

Madhya Pradesh has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bhimbetka, Sanchi and Khajuraho.

Bhopal is the only city to be ruled by the Begums for over 100 years

Pench National Park inspired Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' and the real Mowgli was found in Jungle of Seoni.

Orchha is the only place where Lord Rama is treated as a king and given “Gun Salute” every day

Snooker was invented at Jabalpur.

Pachmarhi is listed in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Satpura Tiger Reserve is the only reserve of India with the logo of Giant Squirrel.

Bhimbetka rock paintings are dated at almost 10000 to 35000 years old.

Bhimbetka rock shelters resemble the Rock shelters in Lascaux, France.

Bhil is a prominent tribe of Madhya Pradesh, whose style of painting resembles that of the painting style of aborigines of Australia.

The Chaturbhuj Temple at Gwalior Fort has the first-ever written Zero.

Rewa is known for the rare white tigers.

Bandhavgarh boasts of the highest density of royal Bengal tigers in the world.

Ujjain is considered the Greenwich of India, with the first meridian of longitude passing through it.

The world's largest religious gathering, Simhastha (Kumbha Mela), is held on the banks of the Shipra river once in every 12 years.

Freshwater dolphins are found in Chambal river.

Before Agra, Burhanpur was the resting place of Mumtaz Mahal.

Tomb of Miyan Tansen, an eminent vocalist and musician is situated in Gwalior.

The Great Emperor Ashoka’s wife ‘Devi’ belonged to Vidisha, a town near Sanchi.

Relics of the disciples of Lord Budhha, ‘Sariputra and Mahamoggallana’ are preserved in Stupas of Sanchi.

Collorwalli, a ferocious tigress of Pench National Park, is credited to give birth to 29 cubs and 8 litters.

Jehangir Mahal was built in honour of Emperor Jehangir, though he stayed at the palace for only one night.

Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad, the famous freedom fighter of India, had spent a year and a half of exile at Orchha.

Panna National Parks boasts of breeding of seven species of vultures.

Munna, one of the most photographed tiger, is famous globally amongst tourists and photographers for the very evident CAT-mark on his forehead.

A Chanderi saree was presented to Lady Diana as a wedding gift.