Madhya Pradesh

Overview

Popularly branded as the 'heart of India', Madhya Pradesh is a name one reckons with when thinking of famous National Parks, palaces and forts of royal Gwalior and the famous architectural feats in Khajurao. Most definitely a cynosure for an impressive heritage experience, Madhya Pradesh is a great place to immerse yourself in royalty. Many old Forts and Palaces have been converted into stay options and are open to having guests. There is a strong cultural connect and illustrious history to absorb. Names like Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Panna and the Pench Tiger Reserve are quoted often on the wildlife sector in India. This is like a Mecca to wildlife enthusiasts with a large number of sanctuaries and national parks to its credit. Choose an appropriate time and seek the guidance of locals for numerable sightings. Visiting Madhya Pradesh is truly an enriching experience with a number of things to see and do. Immerse yourself in the heart of the country for a memorable trip.

Location

Madhya Pradesh is one of India's largest states and as the name suggests, it is located in the heart of India.

History

The state boasts of a rich history, which is believed to have roots is Lord Rama's rule. The region passed from many hands before becoming the state called Madhya Pradesh. Some of its rulers were the Mauryas, the Kushanas, Satvahanas, Guptas and the British. The state of Madhya Pradesh was created in 1950 with Nagpur as its capital. In 1956, Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh and Bhopal were merged extending Madhya Pradesh and Nagpur was ceded to Maharashtra. Bhopal replaced it as the state capital. Madhya Pradesh, as it stands today, came into existence on 1st November 2000 after it was split to create Chhatisgarh.

Language

The primary language is Hindi but Bundelkhandi and English are also heard commonly.

Cuisine

The cuisine of the state varies significantly due to its size. While in Khajuraho one can find countless restaurants serving cuisines of the world in the smaller regions the dishes are primarily Indian and rich. Read more
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