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Previously having boasted of being the largest, Madhya Pradesh, as the name suggests, is the central most state of India. The state of Madhya Pradesh acknowledges of being a mosaic of both Islamic and Hindu cultures. If Bhopal was famous for its Nawabi culture, the magnificent Chitrakoot boasts of being a backdrop for an episode of the Ramayana.
From the grand palaces and forts of Gwalior, Mandu, Orchha and Damoh to the tiger safaris in Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench, Madhya Pradesh is one state which offers a scintillating range of places to be visited. Rudyard Kipling was so mesmerised by the raw beauty of Pench National Park that he used it as a backdrop to his magnum opus - The Jungle Book. The breathtaking Amarkantak is the source of river Narmada and the majestic Vindhyas are the starting point of the Betwa river.
Not only famous for its natural beauty, the state of Madhya Pradesh flaunts its temples in Ujjain and Khajuraho complementing with the early cave paintings of Bhimbetka. In all, this Indian state is a happy concoction of varied heritage and culture.
Known as the heart of India for its geographical significance, Madhya Pradesh or simply MP is a delight for the cultural or wildlife buff. The second largest Indian state by area, MP boasts of rich cultural heritage through the old tribals who still reside in its heart, as well as being home to the famous forests of Pench, where Rudyard Kipling famously based his timeless book, The Jungle Book.
A tour to Madhya Pradesh is never quite the same without its varied and unique cuisine, which, given the region’s centrality, is influenced from a number of other states.
Cities to explore in Madhya Pradesh
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