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 paradise. With its incredible natural beauty, revered pilgrimage shrines, historical monuments, lavish palaces, rich culture and gracious hospitality, Madhya Pradesh tourism succeeds to allure a large number of domestic as well as international tourists every year. Madhya Pradesh is not only known for its architectural and living heritage but is also counted for natural attractions like wild life sanctuaries, national park, hill stations and beautiful landscape. In the past few years, Madhya Pradesh tourism has shown a phenomenal growth and has succeeded in carving a special place for itself as the must visit tourist destination in India.
The Madhya Pradesh Tourism Corporation came out with various promotional strategies, which have helped a lot in establishing Madhya Pradesh as a prime tourist hot spot. Besides, Madhya Pradesh Tourism has also set up several tourist receptions centers with in the state and across India that provide information to tourists about Madhya Pradesh travel destinations. For more information about Madhya Pradesh, one can also browse through the official website of Madhya Pradesh Tourism, which is a complete Madhya Pradesh tourism guide, giving details about tourist attractions, accommodation, transportation, fairs and festivals, arts and crafts and many other Madhya Pradesh travel tips.
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.
Travel to Madhya Pradesh 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.
Travel to Madhya Pradesh by Rail: An extensive network of railways connect all prime cities of Madhya Pradesh to rest of the country.
Travel to Madhya Pradesh 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.
All prime cities and towns of Madhya Pradesh are well connected to each other by regular bus service operated by Madhya Pradesh Transport and other Private companies. Madhya Pradesh tourism runs deluxe coaches and luxury buses, which connect all major tourist destinations on Madhya Pradesh. An excellent network of railways also links various cities of the state. Taxis, auto rickshaws, tempos are some other modes of transport which offer short distance services within the city.