Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh also known as 'The Heart of Incredible India' has got its name because of its geographical position.

Updated: September 29, 2019

Madhya Pradesh also known as 'The Heart of Incredible India' has got its name because of its geographical position. Being located in the centre of India it houses the historical monuments to modern amenities. Madhya Pradesh is one of the few states that is surrounded by other states on all its side. It doesn't share its border with another country. The state of Madhya Pradesh lies in the plain regions of the country.
Its capital is Bhopal, and the largest city is Indore, with Jabalpur, Gwalior,Ujjain and Sagar being the other major cities. Madhya Pradesh is the second largest Indian state by area and the fifth largest state by population with over 75 million residents.
This state was the largest in India by area until 2000, when its southeastern Chhattisgarh region was made as a separate state. It borders the states of Uttar Pradesh to the northeast, Chhattisgarh to the southeast, Maharashtra to the south, Gujarat to the west, and Rajasthan to the northwest.
Ujjain is a famous place in the world as it is the one of the sacred city for the Hindus. The grand fair of Kumbh Mela is organised here every twenty years. Madhya Pradesh is particularly famous for its Khajuraho temples which exhibit the erotic sculptures depicting the ancient India Kama Sutra text. The great Sanchi Stupa constructed during King Ashoka's reign is situated here in Bhopal. The Bandhavgarh National Park which houses the Barasingha and the Tigers reserve is also located here. Hindi is widely spoken here along with some tribal languages.
Rich in mineral resources, MP has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India.

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