Madhya Pradesh, located in the centre of India, is often referred as ‘Heart of India’ or ‘Central Province’ because of its geographical location. This state shares its borders with Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan. The capital of the state is Bhopal and has many important cities such as Indore, Gwalior, Pataudi, Bandhavgarh, Panna, Khajuraho, Pench, Bundelkhand, Chanderi, Ujjain, Omkareshwar, Orchha, Dhar, Shivpuri, Burhanpur, Chitrakuta, Pachmarhi, Maheshwar, Ajaigarh, Asirgarh, Vidisha, Rewa, Satna, Mandu, Bhimbetka, Kanha, Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, Sanchi, etc. Madhya Pradesh offers various tourist attractions spread over its large geographical area like ancient caves, religious places, forts, national parks and reserves, historical monuments, etc. The beauty of the state is further personified with the presence of the River Narmada and the magnificent mountain ranges of Satpura and Vindhya.
The ideal time to visit Madhya Pradesh is during the relatively cool winter months i.e. from November to February.
All the major flights land at The ‘Raja Bhoj International Airport’ in Bhopal.The five key air terminals in Madhya Pradesh that facilitate flights are Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur and Khajuraho. All the important public and private domestic airlines operate regular flights from these airports to the major air destinations in India.
The major railway stations of Madhya Pradesh are at Bhopal, Bilaspur, Bina, Gwalior, Indore, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Ratlam, Ujjain and Khandwa. Bhopal Railway Station is the key railhead of the state and is served by many important trains that link it to the rest of the county.. Bhopal is one of the two major Delhi-Mumbai railway lines and is in fact the main railway junction of the West Central Railways.
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.