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#HindustanKaDilDekho - a catch phrase of the Madhya Pradesh Tourism is enough to describe the significance of the State that lies at the heart of Incredible India. India is a land of rich history and culture, and is one such state in India that bears testament to this fact.
Every year, millions of tourists flock to the state because of its unique attractions. Due to its geographical location, it is fondly called as ‘the Heart of India.’
It was the largest state till October 2000, when Chhattisgarh was part of it. With an area of 308,252 sq. km.
It is also the fifth largest in terms of population.
After Independence Madhya Pradesh constituted only of southern parts of today’s Madhya Pradesh and north-eastern parts of today’s Maharashtra. Nagpur was its capital city.
In 1956, new Madhya Pradesh was created by combining the states of Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh and Bhopal and removing the Marathi-speaking Vidarbha region. Bhopal was made the capital .
Chanderi Sarees are also adorned around the globe for the artistry behind their creation.
Touted as one of the oldest cave collections in India, some of the rock shelters were inhabited more than 100,000 years ago. Bhimbetka site has the oldest known rock art in Indian sub-continent, dating back more than 30,000 years.
These ancient and one of a kind temples in the world are adorned with intricate erotic and sensuous carvings. The sculptures showcase the open, progressive and artistic heritage of the time. These monuments are an epitome of architectural marvel and elegance.
‘Land of the Tigers’, Bandhavgarh National Park is the place with the highest density of Royal Bengal tigers in the world, and is home to some of the most exotic wildlife, which is difficult to spot in other parts of India.
There is saying about the park, that goes “In any other park, you are lucky to spot a tiger, in Bandhavgarh you are unlucky if you don’t spot (at least) once”.
Madhya Pradesh has been the birthplace of many legends of India, 
Chandra Shekhar Azad
Ravishankar Shukla
Tatya Tope
Rani Lakshmi Bai
Rani Avanti Bai
Tantya Bheel
Jhalkari Bai
Narendra Karmarkar
Anil Kakodkar
Ramesh Chandra Agarwal
Wajid Khan
Mohammed Yusuf Khatri
Mohammed Bilal Khatri
Sita Sahu
Varsha Varman
Aditya Joshi
Raghuram Rajan
Makhanlal Chaturvedi
Nathuram Premi
Ramkumar Verma
Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh
Harishankar Parsai
Sharad Joshi
Rahat Indori
Bihari Lal
Abdul Qavi Desnavi
Rahat Indori
Kaif Bhopali
Uday Prakash
Seth Govind Das
Hari Krishna Devsare
Nida Fazli
Anupam Mishra
Balachandra Shastri
Bhagwat Rawat
Vidya Shah
Mrinal Pande
Vagish Shastri
Khurram Murad
Bhagwan Datt Sharma
Ami Mishra
Anil Mange
Arjun Rampal
Arunoday Singh
Ashok Kumar
Ashutosh Rana
Javed Khan
Johnny Walker
Jaya Bachchan
Salim Khan
Sharat Saxena
Kumar Pallana
Raghuvir Yadav
Mamta Sharma
Arjun Rampal
Govind Namdev
Mukesh Tiwari
Kartik Tiwari
Sara Khan
Himangini Singh Yadu
Divyanka Tripathi
Annu Kapoor
Rajeev Verma
Mushtaq Khan
Razak Khan
Sachin Nayak
Rishikesh Pandey
Vinay Sapru
B.R. Ambedkar
Shankar Dayal Sharma
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Kailash Nath Katju
Vijaya Raje Scindia
Madhavrao Scindia
Paras Chandra Jain
Kailash Vijayvargiya
Kamal Patel
Arjun Singh
Sharad Yadav
Sumitra Mahajan
Prithviraj Chavan
Uma Bharti
Digvijaya Singh
Satish Kumar Sharma
Roop Singh
Ahmed Khan
Aslam Sher Khan
Shivendra Singh
Shankar Laxman
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Mushtaq Ali
Chandu Sarwate
Amay Khurasiya
Narendra Hirwani
C. K. Nayudu
Sanjay Jagdale
Narendra Menon
Sudhir Asnani
Rahul Dravid
Jai Prakash Yadav
Naman Ojha
Devendra Bundela
Nuzhat Parween
Ishwar Pandey

Rudyard Kipling was inspired by the forests of Kanha National Park to write the famous children novel “Jungle Book”.
Situated at Bhedaghat by the side of river Narmada, the Marble Rocks present a picturesque scenery. The river was carved out of an eight kilometer beautiful gorge through these soft marble rocks and is a popular tourist spot. It is famous for the beautiful “Dhuadhar” water falls.
Madhya Pradesh has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India. It is also rich in coal, manganese bauxite and dolomite.
Madhya Pradesh has been famous for its classical and folk music.India’s two medieval legendary singers, Tansen and Baiju Bawra were born near Gwalior.
As per the Bhagavata Purana, it was at the Sandipani Ashram in Ujjain, that Lord Krishna, his brother Balrama and their friend Sudama completed their education and mastered every single lesson taught by Guru Sandipani, who was a Rishi (Sage) in Ujjain.
Madhya Pradesh is home to a large number of ethnic groups and tribes namely Gond, Bhil, Bagia, Korku, Bhadia, Malto, Kaul, Dhar and many more. As per the 2011 census, the tribal/adivasi population is 21.1% of the total population of the state.
Being one of the four places in India where Kumbh Mela is hosted, Ujjain is often referred to as the “City of Temples”, as it houses some of India’s most popular temples.
Being a landlocked state with no coastline, bus and train services cover most of Madhya Pradesh. It has a humongous 99,043 kms of road network, including 20 National Highways and a 4948 kms long rail network that criss-crosses the state.
Gwalior is Madhya Pradesh’s tourist capital.This historic city is replete with forts, museums and historic monuments,which gives a glimpse of the bygone era.Patankar bazaar is popular market,offering the tourist a great handicrafts, wall hanging, dolls,artificial jewelry etc.
Narmada is the longest river in Madhya Pradesh and has many tributaries Tapti river runs parallel to Narmada and the two rivers together,provide drainage to almost quarter of land area of the state. Surprisingly, all the rivers which drain in the Ganges, flow from South to North!
Situated at an altitude of 1,352 metres above sea level, Pachmarhi is a very popular tourist hill station located in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. It is also widely known as “Satpura ki Rani” (Queen of Satpura).
The name Pachmarhi is derived from the Hindi words ‘Panch’ (Five) and ‘Marhi’ (Caves), believed to have been carved out by the Pandava brothers of Mahabharata era, during their thirteen years of exile.
Commissioned in 2nd century BCE by the Mauryan Emperor ‘Ashoka’, the Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the oldest stone structures in India built over the relics of Buddha. The town of Sanchi is central to many Buddhist Stupas, all within a few miles of it.
With such a rich history and beautiful places to see, Madhya Pradesh is truly a spectacular place.
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