How To Reach Madhya Pradesh

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Madhya Pradesh is commonly abbreviated as M.P. in India local. Its name "Madhya Pradesh" means "Central Region" because is if located at Central of India in plains. Till year 2000, Madhya Pradesh was the largest state of India in area-wise but after creation of Chattisgarh state from Madhya Pradesh area, it become second largest state in area-wise and 6th largest state in population wise. During British India it was known as 'Central Province'. It is among few states of India who shares their state border with other states of India and not with any other country or coastal line. Its north-east border touches Uttar Pradesh state, north-west border touches Rajasthan, western border touches Gujarat, south-west border touches Maharashtra state and south-east border touches Chattisgarh. One can visit Madhya Pradesh by road from these adjoining states.


How To Reach

By Air

Madhya Pradesh State is well linked through flight from major tourist destinations and cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Bangalore, Srinagar, Ahmedabad etc. Major airports in Madhya Pradesh state are located in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Khajuraho. Now with the introduction of air-taxi service in Madhya Pradesh, all these airports are well inter-connected which ensures swift easy movement within state.

Quite a few airports are located in Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior, Khajuraho, Indore, Jabalpur, and Bhopal are major airports in the state. The major public and private airlines operate flights regularly to these airports. Cheap and comfortable flights to Madhya Pradesh are the most convenient way to travel to Madhya Pradesh.

Some of the important places of Madhya Pradesh are easily accessible by air:
  • Airways for Bhopal: The state is well connected with all major towns.
  • Airways for Gwalior: It is well linked with all major towns.
  • Airways for Khajuraho: It is well connected with Delhi.
  • Airways for Sanchi: The nearest airport is Bhopal - 46 kilometer.
  • Airways for Orchha: The nearest airport is Gwalior -120 kilometer.
  • Airways for Indore: Indore is well linked with all major cities.
  • Airways for Ujjain: The nearest airport is Indore -53 kilometer.

Some information about the airways linking to some important tourist spots of Madhya Pradesh is given below:

  • Airways for Kanha National Park: Nagpur is the nearest airport - 266 kilometer.
  • Airways for Bandhavgarh National Park: Khajurao is the nearest airport - 230 kilometer.

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By Train

Madhya Pradesh State is well connected by Indian railways network. Most of the major railway tracks passes through this state due to its central location. All important cities and tourist destinations are linked with direct trains to Madhya Pradesh like: Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ranthambore, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Puri, Haridwar, Varanasi etc. There are number of railway junctions inside Madhya Pradesh like Itarsi, Katni, Bina, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Chhindwara, Dewas, Khandwa etc. Recently luxury tourist train called "Maharaja Express" has been started which passes through Madhya Pradesh station like Gwalior, Khajuraho and Umaria (Bandhavgarh).

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By Road

Extensive network of National Highways and State Highways interlink in Madhya Pradesh and helps visitors in reaching the place by roads. These well-maintained highways easily connect Madhya Pradesh to the adjoining areas within and outside the state. If we consider the capital city of Bhopal as the center, then places like Gwalior (422 km), Indore (187 km), Sanchi (45 km), Agra (541 km), Jaipur (572 km), Khajuraho (387 km), Mandu (290 km) and Nagpur (345 km) can be easily accessed by road.

Madhya Pradesh State border touches 5 state: Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh & Maharashtra. All these states are well linked from cities and towns of Madhya Pradesh by road. Some major National Highways like NH-7, NH-12A, NH-25, NH-26, NH-27, NH-69, NH-3, NH-92, NH-12 etc. passes through this state. Major tourist destinations close to Madhya Pradesh, linked by Road are: Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi, Tadoba National Park, Ranthambore, Raipur, Vishakhapattnam, Ajanta, Ellora, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Mount Abu, Chambal Sanctuary, Lucknow etc.

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Content Courtesy : MP Madhyam.