MADHYA PRADESH

"The Heart of Incredible India"

Madhya Pradesh, India

Madhya Pradesh, a large state in central India, retains landmarks from eras throughout Indian history. Begun in the 10th century, its Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho are renowned for their carvings of erotic scenes, most prominently Kandariya Mahadeva, a temple with more than 800 sculptures. The eastern Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks, noted Bengal tiger sanctuaries, offer guided safaris.

Capital:

Bhopal

Location:

Central India. The state is sharing border with 6 states of India – Chhattisgarh towards south-east, south-west border touches "Maharashtra", western border touches "Gujarat", north-west border touches "Rajasthan", and north-east border touches "Uttar Pradesh".

BEST TIME TO VISIT MADHYA PRADESH:

Winters (October to March) is an ideal time to pay a visit .

WHY VISIT MADHYA PRADESH?

To Experience Heritage Forts, Palaces, Mansions (havelis), Wildlife, Sand Dunes, Lakes, Religious Places, Fairs and Festivals, Desert Safaris, handicrafts shopping, etc.

TEMPERATURE

  • 24°C to 45°C

    Summer
    (April to June)

  • 24°C to 37°C

    Monsoon
    (July to September)

  • 10°C to 27°C

    Winter
    (October to March)

List of Popular Wildlife for Madhya Pradesh

Panna Tiger Reserve

Panna Tiger Reserve

Panna Tiger Reserve is one of the most famous national parks of Madhya Pradesh and is better recognized as the 22nd Tiger reserve of India and ranks 5th of its kind in the state. Spread over an area of approximately 542.67 sq. km on the Vindhyan mountain range, this reserve is situated beside Ken River. This is one of the least polluted Tributaries of River Yamuna. It flows from south to the north through the Panna reserve.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular national parks in India located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968, with an area of 105 km2. The park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which was said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka (Ceylon). Hence the name Bandhavgarh (Sanskrit: Brother’s Fort).

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park

Kanha national park is a wonderful, amazing, beautiful and most diverse place present in India. Kanha national park has a beautiful mesmerizing environment that becomes more attractive in the fogs of winter. However, the time at which the beauty of this national park is at its peak is from February to June This Tiger reserve is first in India to get mascot named Bhoorsingh the barasingha. And you will be amazed to know that this national park was a part famous story of “The Jungle Book”.

MADHYA PRADESH WILDLIFE INFORMATION

"Quick Facts about Wildlife Tourism in Uttar Pradesh"

No of National Parks9
No of Tiger Reserve6
No of Wildlife Sanctuaries25
Forest Area95,221 km2
Protected Forest Area10,862 km2
  • Bandhavgarh was the first place in India where the majestic white tiger, Mohan was founded.
  • Madhya Pradesh is also known as the 'Tiger State' as it is a home of around 20% of India's tiger population and 10% of the world's tiger population.
  • In the past 14 years, around 15,000 fossilised eggs of reptiles, dinosaurs, have been found in Central India.
  • Kanha National Park is one of the most maintained National Park in Asia.

Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh the tiger state is undoubtedly the best place to spot tigers.

NamePlace
Kanha Tiger ReserveMandla, Balaghat
Pench Tiger ReserveSeoni, Chhindwara
Bandhavgarh Tiger ReserveUmaria
Panna Tiger ReservePanna
Satpura Tiger ReserveHoshangabad
Sanjay-Dubri Tiger ReserveSidhi District, Singrauli