Madhya Pradesh Tourist Destinations
Pradesh, often referred to as the 'Heart of India' is one of the largest
states in India. In fact, Madhya Pradesh was the largest state in India
until 1st November, 2000 when the new state of Chhattisgarh was carved out.
Madhya Pradesh shares borders with the states of Chhattisgarh, Uttar
Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Historically known as Malwa, Madhya Pradesh boasts of an ancient history
goes right back to the time of Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. At Sanchi you can see
the Buddhist centres founded by Ashoka, which are the most important
reminders of Ashoka in India today. Between 950 and 1050 AD, the Chandelas
built the impressive series of temples at Khajuraho which are now one of
India's major attractions.
Bhopal is the state capital, which is home to a number of big and small
mosques, art and archaeological museums and a zoological park. Gwalior is
another important town of Madhya Pradesh which is known for the massive
Gwalior Fort. Indore is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh and the
city also has great historic connections. Ujjain, Orchha and Mandu are other
important destinations of Madhya Pradesh.
Most popular tourist destinations of
Madhya Pradesh include :