The state of Madhya Pradesh is literally the ‘heart’ of India. Madhya Pradesh tourism is a journey to the center of the magical and mysterious country known as India. Madhya Pradesh tourism reveals the heart of central India. Madhya Pradesh tourism brings to light the many monuments, exquisitely carved temples, forts and palaces that dot the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh tourism lays bare the irresistible natural beauty of the state. The topography of the beautiful land is predominantly a plateau, and that plateau is interspersed by stunning mountain ranges, gurgling streams, meandering slow rivers and miles and miles of dense, thick forestland.
Madhya Pradesh tourism permits the visitor to Madhya Pradesh state an eye-opener to the rich folk culture and tribal traditions. This culture finds its expression in the many exuberant and lively festivities conducted by its people.
Madhya Pradesh tourism also encourages the visitor to experience first hand a slice of ancient Indian history. The Sanchi Stupa was built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, then a governor of Ujjain. Khajuraho in Chhattarpur district is famous for its unique temples. The temples were built by Chandela rulers during the time period of 950 to 1050 AD. The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has a number of important pilgrimage centers. Ujjain and Omkareshwar have special significance due to shrines having two of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Madhya Pradesh tourism also means wildlife tourism. Bandhavgarh is a small national park set within the Vindhyas and is known for its thriving tiger population.