Oh, fine Ujjain! Gem to Avanti given,

Where village ancients tell their tales of mirth And old romance!

Oh, radiant bit of heaven, Home of a blest celestial band whose worth Sufficed though fallen from heaven, to bring down heaven on earth!


- Poorva Megha - 32 "Meghdootam"


This is the beautiful description of the Pradesh in the 4th century AD classic "Meghdootam" by legendary  Sanskrit poet Kalidas.

Such is the beauty of Madhya Pradesh that has been attracting  travellers since aeons. And the present  Madhya  Pradesh has not only maintained its pristine beauty as it was years ago but has also added a great deal to it for  today's  travellers.  Its  natural settings beautified by hills, forests,  rivers, rich heritages,   exciting wild life   and  cultural diversity make it a land of many splendours.


Madhya Pradesh is resplendent with the hill ranges of the Vindhyas and the Satpuras and is green throughout. The landscape is made lucid by its rivers,  whose names have the sound of water in them - Narmada, Tapti, Shipra,  Betwa, Chambal,  Sone and many others,   carrying   their own  legends and history   with   them.   So  interlaced   with meandering  rivers,  hills,  lakes and forests, Madhya Pradesh has a varied natural setting of mesmerising beauty.

Jungles are opulent here and have a unique and exciting panorama  of wild life. Bandhavgarh in Rewa district has hoisted to world fame for its phenomenal  and solitary asset :  the white tigers.National  Parks of Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Shivpuri, Panna and several  others  offer  rare opportunities  to have thrills of viewing life in them.

The state has celebrated the golden jubilee of its existence  in the year 2006 but it is as old as hills, witness to many civilizations. History has dotted it with distinguished  marks in the shape of numerous monuments, right from rock shelters to exquisitely architectured Forts, Palaces, Temples, Stupas and innumerable other monuments.


Here is a look at some magnificent places which make Madhya Pradesh glitter on the Tourist map.




   Content Courtesy : MP Madhyam.