Tourist Places in Madhya Pradesh

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Madhya Pradesh, often referred to as the "Heart of India," is a state known for its rich history, diverse culture, and breathtaking landscapes. Situated in central India, it attracts tourists with its historical monuments, wildlife sanctuaries, and vibrant festivals.

Historical and Cultural Heritage

Madhya Pradesh[1] is steeped in history, with numerous sites of archaeological and cultural importance. The state is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Khajuraho Temples[2], renowned for their exquisite art and architecture depicting ancient Indian life. The Sanchi Stupa, another UNESCO site, is a symbol of Buddhism's legacy in the region.

Significant sites

Madhya Pradesh being very large geographically, and its history being spread over several millennia, it is a monumental task to develop a comprehensive picture of heritage and architecture.

National Parks

Bandhavgarh National Park

Madhya Pradesh is home to several National Parks, including:

Nature reserves

Bagh Caves

There are also several nature preserves, including:

Fairs and festivals

Dance Festivals in Madhya Pradesh

Customs and beliefs in each area in Madhya Pradesh have added colours to the fairs and festivals. Shivratri in Khajuraho, Bhojpur, Pachmarhi and Ujjain; Dusshera in Jabalpur, Ramanavami in Chitrakoot and Orchha, Bhagoriya dance in Jhabua and the annual festival of dances at Khajuraho are events for the tourists to remember. The Malwa festival in Indore, Mandu, and Ujjain, and the Pachmarhi festival bring alive the rich folk and tribal culture of the state in colourful celebrations. Gwalior trade fair is India's second largest trade fair. It is organised in various sectors, including electronics, automobile, food, fun (jhula), etc. Gwalior Carnival is a newly introduced festival in 2012. It was organised for 22 days in December. It is planned to organise a carnival every year. Nimar Utsav[3] takes place every year in the holy city of Maheshwar in the Hindu month of Kartika on the occasion of Kartika Purnima. The festival lasts 3 days with a cultural programme at Ahilya Ghat in Maheshwar.

Hill stations


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