The heart of Incredible India is Madhya Pradesh, the gateway to ancient civilizations, a dignified fusion of the old and the new. A palmiest of tribal culture and heritage, flourishing in verdant forests Madhya Pradesh offers you adventure and serenity. No other state in India, but Madhya Pradesh, enmeshes so many different flavors of tradition and culture.
The geographic heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is a vibrant cultural collage of faith and heritage. A cauldron of cultures beautifully retaining an amalgamated heritage with distinctive zeal.
Madhya Pradesh culture is a harmonious amalgamation of Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Jains, Christians, and Sikhs. It is also home to some of India’s the most prominent tribal communities. Twenty percent of Madhya Pradesh population are Tribal, contributing to the rich cultural saga of Madhya Pradesh, blending their indigenous cultures to its large melting pot.
Madhya Pradesh is an expression of ‘diversity’.
‘Unity in Diversity’, is a foundation for India’s secular state, and here in Madhya Pradesh, people belonging to numerous religions, castes and creeds, no internecine feuds exist amongst them.
For good reason, Madhya Pradesh was the heart of Indian civilization: Skeletal remains suggest Homo-erectus roamed the Narmada Valley 500,000 years ago. Moreover, the tribal communities of the state comprises of different tribes like Bhils, Gonds, Oraons, Kols, Bhilals, Murias and Korkus, to name a few. These people belonging to numerous religions and ethnic backgrounds reflect the concept of Indian secularism and contribute to the animated cultural effervescence of the state. Go through this article and get a kaleidoscopic glimpse of the cultural heritage of Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh emerged as an Indian state in the year 1956. During that period, the state also rose to prominence as the largest state in India. However, with the bifurcation of Chhattisgarh in 2000, the modern-day Madhya Pradesh came into being.
The Cultural Museum of India
The state of Madhya Pradesh can be termed as a cultural museum of India.
Its capital, Bhopal, is well-connected nationally by a, rail or road. It’s broad tree-lined roads, fashionable markets and cultural centers and museums, radiate from two medieval lakes and the old city’s bustling crowds, winding alleys and to Asia’s largest mosque, the Taj-ul-Masajid.
The old and new city of Bhopal are bipolar with their singular charms, yet confluence to impart the place its exemplary beauty. From the Gulmohar studded broad boulevards to its labyrinthine alleys, you cannot miss Bhopal’s pervasive celestial quaintness. The old bazaars are inexhaustible storehouses of traditional handicrafts. Beaded handiwork and high-quality fabrics are a popular tourist attraction.
Bhopal is in easy reach of two World Heritage sites. The serene calm of Sanchi, built by Mauryan Emperor Asoka to house the Buddha’s remains and the prehistoric rock shelters of Bhimbetka.
Palaces and temples reveal a rich history of great heroes. Cenotaphs and Chhatris poised on the Betwa river commemorate the 15th century rulers of Orccha. The ruined remains of Islampur, built by Pushtan conquer Dost Mohammad Khan lay 11 kilometers from Bhopal. Gwalior displays masterpieces of Indian architecture.
The state of Madhya Pradesh is nothing but a treasure for all those who love to experience jungle thrills and adventurous lookouts. The national parks and sanctuaries of the state teem with some of the most interesting wildlife species found in India. Apart from that, many endangered species also have seen revival within their precincts. Excitement lurks amidst the folds of these parks, in the form of tigers, leopards, bisons, gaurs, deer and a wide variety of reptiles and birds. In fact, the wildlife sanctuaries of Madhya Pradesh offer good opportunities to watch wildlife, amidst natural locales.
Easily accessible from major towns and cities of the state, these sanctuaries, and parks are prime draws as far as tourists visiting Madhya Pradesh are concerned. With India’s largest area of verdant forest Madhya Pradesh offers you a picturesque adventure of rappelling, rock climbing, nature walks, trekking, bird watching, and mountain biking.