ABOUT MADHYA PRADESH

“God Made Madhya Pradesh Beautiful, We Made It Comfortable”

History

History

Madhya Pradesh, as a state came into being way back in 1956. The state has been nicknamed as the heart of India, mainly due to its central location and its rich heritage. One of the longest inhabited cities of India, Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), has been under township since 800 BCE. The city has served as a capital of Avanti Kingdom, Malava, Karusha, Dasarna and Nishada. During 6th century BC, Ujjain played a significant role in the second wave of Indian urbanization. Madhya Pradesh?? western areas have Chalcolithic sites belonging to Kayatha (2100-1800 BCE) and Malwa Culture (1700-1500 BCE).

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Culture

Culture

Dominated by tribal communities, this state of central India is rich in culture. The amalgamation of the varied tradition of the diverse groups has made the culture of the state vibrant and multi-dimensional. Be it music and dance or art and craft, the state has all. This state is said to have the highest flavors of culture and tradition. The culture there, mainly, is a harmonious blend of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Muslims and Sikhs along with the varied tribal groups. Influenced by tribal culture, the different socio-cultural activities portray the lifestyle as well as the rich tradition of the place. The varied cultural activities of the state even help in bringing out the actual spirit of the people of Madhya Pradesh.

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Tourism

Tourism

The splendour of Madhya Pradesh has been drawing tourists since ages and today the state has not only upheld its pristine beauty as it was years ago but has also added many options to explore for a traveller. Its dense forests, good tiger population, ancient architectures and cultural fusion make it a diverse land to discover.

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Art And Crafts

Art And Crafts

Apart from the lush national parks and splendid monuments, the state located in the heart of India is well known for its culture and tradition, which also reflects in its art and craft. Handicrafts in Madhya Pradesh depict craftsmanship of the talented artisans as well as add magic to the culture of the state. The creative pieces of crafts work include silk sarees, fabrics with block prints, bamboo work, cane work, jute work, woodcraft, iron craft, stone craft, metal craft, terracotta, zari work, folk paintings, ornaments, dolls and papier mache.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

The heartland of India, Madhya Pradesh is endowed with the largest forest cover and a huge variety of wildlife. From deer to gharials to tigers, Madhya Pradesh is a pool of wild creatures. For ardent nature buffs, there are 9 National Parks, 6 Tiger Reserves and 25 Wildlife Sanctuaries to satisfy the adventure quest. Plan a trip to jungles of Madhya Pradesh to catch the real spirit of the Indian wilderness.

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