Madhya Pradesh, often called the "Heart of India" is a state located in the central India. This historical land shares its boundaries with Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Madhya Pradesh is known for its religious hubs of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam, Khajuraho temples, impregnable forts, exquisitely carved Jain temples, palaces, which are the glorious reminders of erstwhile era of the royal Rajas and Maharajahs. Endowed with immense natural beauty and splendour, Madhya Pradesh is also famous for its wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, which are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna.
Madhya Pradesh is a tourist's haven. With its incredible natural beauty, historical monuments, revered pilgrimage shrines, lavish palaces, rich culture and gracious hospitality, Madhya Pradesh tourism successfully draws a large number of domestic as well as international tourists every year.
Madhya Pradesh is not only known for its vibrant heritage and architectural wonders, but is also renowned for natural attractions like hill stations, beautiful landscapes, wild life sanctuaries and national parks. In the past few years, Madhya Pradesh tourism has seen a phenomenal growth and has succeeded in carving a special place for itself as the must visit tourist destination in India.
The best time to visit Madhya Pradesh is in the months of October and April when the state enjoys a salubrious weather.
Khajuraho, Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha National Park, Bhopal, Gwalior, Ujjain, Indore, Orchha, Sanchi, Pachmarhi, Mandu, Jabalpur Bandhavgarh Park, Karera Bird Sanctuary, Mandu, Panna National Park, Sanchi, Shivpuri National Park, Ujjain and Chitrakoot are the prominent tourist attractions in Madhya Pradesh. Other Madhya Pradesh travel destinations are Chanderi, Maheshwari, Amarkantak, Omkareshwar, Mandleshwar, Bhimabetka, and Bhojpur.
By Air : The nearest airport is at Bhopal, (the capital city of Madhya Pradesh), which is served by several domestic airlines that connect it to all key cities of India including Delhi and Mumbai. Some other major airports are located at Gwalior, Khajuraho, Indore and Jabalpur.
By Rail : An extensive network of railways connect all prime cities of Madhya Pradesh to rest of the country.
By Road : A wide network of National Highways and State Highways interlink the cities of Madhya Pradesh to all major cities of India. Madhya Pradesh Road Transport and private owners operate regular bus services from all major cities of Madhya Pradesh to popular cities of the neighboring states.