It is situated in the central part of India and often called the “Heart of India”.
Main language :
Hindi is the official language of the state.
Since one-third population of the state belongs to tribal communities there are many dialects in Madhya Pradesh. Some of the common are Bagheli, Bagri, Bahawalpuri, Bauria, Bedia, Asuri, Arkh etc.
Largest City :
The total area of the state is 308252 sq km.
Narmada River runs through the state. Malwa Plateau covers a greater portion of the state. Thick forested land is prominent in most parts of Madhya Pradesh. Rolling hills and fertile plains are re major landscapes of the state.
The climate of Madhya Pradesh is purely subtropical in nature. The summers are hot and dry, which is followed up by Monsoons and a cold and pleasant winter.
Other languages Spoken :
Urdu, Marathi, Sindhi and Gujarati language is commonly observed along with Chhattisgarhi language.
Important Tourist Destination :
The holy cities of Ujjain and Omkareshwar, Khajuraho group of monumets located in Khajuraho, Sanchi Stupa at Sanchi, Bhimbetka caves near Bhopal, city of Indore has some of the great Forts and Palaces, Gwalior Fort, Kanha National Park.
Best Time to Visit :
October to March.
The transport system in Madhya Pradesh is developed and has facilities of traveling via air and land both.
The state has 5 domestic airports located at Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Khajuraho. Tourists can also find air strips at some cities such as Khandwa, Ujjain, and Satna. Regular air connectivity is observed in Bhopal, Jabalpur and Indore only.
The railway network of Madhya Pradesh is quite widespread and Jabalpur serves as the headquarters of West Central Railway zone of Indian railways. Twenty rail junctions are situated all over Madhya Pradesh.
The complex of road in the state is developed and in a good condition. Almost all the major cities of Madhya Pradesh are connected via metalled roads.