Facts About Madhya Pradesh: The Heart of India

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Facts About Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is the “Heart of India.” It has low hills, extensive plateaus, and river valleys. A land of history and culture, Madhya Pradesh beckons tourists with its ancient temples, forts, and monuments. Wildlife enthusiasts can explore its national parks, while leisure seekers can unwind at various destinations. From bustling cities like Indore and Jabalpur to holy sites like Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh offers something for everyone. In this article, we will cover all the facts about Madhya Pradesh. 

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About Madhya Pradesh 

The short form of Madhya Pradesh is MP, so you will find this abbreviation in this article. Before beginning the facts about Madhya Pradesh, let’s dig deeper into the brief about the state. 

LocationCentral India
Largest CityIndore
Other Major CitiesGwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Dewas, Sagar, Rewa
Area RankingSecond Largest in India
Population RankingFifth Largest in India
PopulationOver 72 million
Bordering StatesUttar Pradesh (northeast), Chhattisgarh (east), Maharashtra (south), Gujarat (west), Rajasthan (northwest)

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Facts About Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh, the heart of India comes at the top of the list when we talk about diversity in tourist attraction points. 

  1. Kipling, the writer of “The Jungle Book” took inspiration from the forests of Kanha National Park. It sparked his imagination, the actual setting and surrounding details were drawn from the Pench National Reserve in Bhopal.
  1. Do you know Madhya Pradesh is also the “Tiger State of India”? It is because the state has 785 tigers as per the latest tiger estimation exercise making it the Leading Tiger State of India!
  1. Khajuraho Temples, renowned for their intricate carvings, attract global tourists. Unlike most temples, this architecture has a unique feature – erotic sculptures adorning the outer walls.
  1. Pachmarhi, also known as the “Queen of Satpura”, is a popular hill station nestled in the Satpura Range of Madhya Pradesh, India. Legend has it that Pandavas carved these very mountains, the five legendary brothers from the epic Hindu poem Mahabharata, during their exile.
  1. After Heeramandi went viral which is in Pakistan, we should also know India’s largest diamond reserves. Of course, it is MP that holds the title for India’s largest diamond reserves, while the Betul district conceals a surprising 11 metric tonnes of graphite deposits.
  1. Madhya Pradesh is a treasure trove of history and culture, boasting three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bhimbetka, Sanchi, and Khajuraho.
  1. Now we come to an interesting fact about MP transport. Bus and train services are the lifeline for connectivity in MP state, with an extensive network of 99,043 km of roads and 4,948 km of railways.
  1. When you look at the MP state map, you will notice the Marble Rocks, alongside the Narmada River, offer a picturesque boat tour through towering cliffs, culminating at the smoke-enshrouded Dhuandhar Falls.
  1. All the snooker lovers gather around this fat about the Madhya Pradesh is in your interest. The game of snooker was invented in Jabalpur, MP. 
  1. Bhopal holds a unique distinction – it’s the only city in India with a history of being ruled by female monarchs, the Begums, for an impressive stretch of over 100 years.


What is Madhya Pradesh special for?

Madhya Pradesh is famous for its historical monuments, modern amenities, and diverse flora and fauna.

Why is MP called Heart of India?

Madhya Pradesh is also “The Heart of India” because geographically it is situated at the center of the nation.

What food is MP famous for?

MP is famous for foods like Malwa cuisine, Nimar cuisine, and Bagelkhand cuisine.

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