• Capital: Bhopal
  • Formation: November 1, 1956
  • Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
  • Governor: Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel
  • Area: 308,245 square kilometers
  • Population: Over 82 million (as per the last census in 2011)
  • Density: Approximately 267 persons per square kilometer
  • Official Language: Hindi
  • Major Rivers: Narmada, Tapti, Chambal, Betwa, and Son
  • Highest Point: Dhupgarh (1,350 meters)
  • Official Animal: Swamp Deer (Barasingha)
  • Official Bird: Indian Paradise Flycatcher
  • Official Tree: Butea monosperma (Palash)
  • Tiger State of India: Madhya Pradesh is often referred to as the “Tiger State” due to its significant tiger population and wildlife sanctuaries.
  • Heart of India: Positioned at the geographic center of India, Madhya Pradesh is known as the “Heart of India.”
  • Khajuraho Temples: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, these temples are known for their intricate erotic sculptures and ancient architecture.
  • Sanchi Stupa: A Buddhist complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for the Great Stupa and ancient monasteries.
  • Gwalior Fort: One of the largest forts in India, Gwalior Fort has a rich history and offers panoramic views of the city.
  • Pachmarhi: A hill station known for its scenic beauty, waterfalls, and the Satpura Tiger Reserve.
  • Bandhavgarh National Park: Famous for its high density of tigers and diverse flora and fauna.
  • Bhimbetka Caves: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, these rock shelters showcase prehistoric cave paintings dating back to the Paleolithic era.
  • Indira Sagar Dam: One of the largest reservoirs in Asia, it is built on the Narmada River for irrigation and hydropower generation.
  • Kanha National Park: A tiger reserve known for its lush landscapes and being the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.”
  • Madhya Pradesh Tourism: The state is a popular destination for heritage tourism, wildlife tourism, and adventure tourism.
  • Bhopal Gas Tragedy: The capital city witnessed one of the world’s worst industrial disasters in 1984 when a gas leak occurred at the Union Carbide plant.
  • Orchha: A historical town known for its palaces, temples, and cenotaphs along the Betwa River.
  • Pench National Park: A tiger reserve known for its teak forests and the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.”
  • Rani Durgavati Museum, Jabalpur: Showcasing artifacts and sculptures related to the history and culture of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Ujjain: An ancient city known for the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple and the Kumbh Mela held on the banks of the Shipra River.
  • Shaheed Minar, Jabalpur: A war memorial dedicated to the freedom fighters, particularly Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev.
  • Bargi Dam: A large dam on the Narmada River, providing irrigation and hydropower to the region.
  • Mandu: Also known as Mandavgarh, it is an ancient fort town with historic monuments and palaces.
  • Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal: A zoological park and rescue center for wildlife, providing a natural habitat for animals.
  • Madhya Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (MPSIDC): Promoting industrial development in the state.
  • Gondwana Kingdom: Part of ancient Gondwana, the region has a rich tribal culture and heritage.
  • Bhojtal (Upper Lake), Bhopal: One of the largest artificial lakes in Asia, created by Raja Bhoj in the 11th century.
  • Madhya Pradesh State Open School (MPSOS): Providing education to students who could not complete their formal education through regular schooling.
  • Mandla Plant Fossils National Park: A national park known for its rich collection of plant fossils dating back to the Mesozoic era.
  • Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board: Working towards conservation, sustainable use, and documentation of biodiversity.
  • Pandav Falls and Caves, Panna: A waterfall and a group of caves with mythological associations.
  • Baba Baijnath Temple, Baijnath: A historic temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, showcasing medieval architecture.
  • Madhya Pradesh State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MPSRLM): Implementing poverty alleviation and rural development programs.
  • Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal: An art and cultural center featuring various art forms, performances, and exhibitions.
  • Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, Indore: A wildlife sanctuary known for its diverse flora and fauna, including leopards and deer.
  • Gohar Mahal, Bhopal: A historic palace built during the reign of Qudisiya Begum, combining Hindu and Mughal architectural styles.
  • Madhya Pradesh State Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (MPSHDC): Supporting traditional handicrafts and artisans.
  • Tansen Music Festival, Gwalior: An annual classical music festival celebrating the legacy of the legendary musician Tansen.
  • Madhya Pradesh State Textbook Corporation (MPSTC): Publishing and distributing textbooks for school education in the state.
  • Patalpani Waterfall, Indore: A scenic waterfall surrounded by lush greenery, a popular trekking destination.
  • Madhya Pradesh State Election Commission: Responsible for conducting free and fair elections in the state.
  • Bhimbetka Rock Shelters: Located near Bhopal, these rock shelters have rock paintings dating back to the Mesolithic period.

  1. Hoshangabad Soya City: Known for its production of soybeans and soy-based products, contributing to the state’s agricultural economy.

  2. Mhow: The birthplace of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, a key architect of the Indian Constitution, and home to the Army War College.

  3. Rewa Solar Plant: One of the largest solar power plants in the world, located in Rewa district.

  4. Narwar Fort: A historical fort in Shivpuri known for its architectural grandeur and panoramic views of the surroundings.

  5. Choral Dam: An earth-fill dam on the Choral River, offering a serene environment and water-based recreational activities.

  6. Hanuvantiya Island: Created by the backwaters of the Indira Sagar Dam, it has become a popular water sports destination.

  7. Birbal Khoh Waterfall: A picturesque waterfall near Pachmarhi, surrounded by dense forests and rock formations.

  8. Baba Haridas Temple, Ujjain: A temple dedicated to Saint Haridas, known for its unique architectural style and spiritual significance.

  9. Pandava Caves, Pachmarhi: Caves with mythological associations, believed to have been used by the Pandavas during their exile.

  10. Raisen Fort: An ancient fort with historical significance, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

  11. Bagh Caves: A group of nine rock-cut caves with exquisite paintings, dating back to the 5th-7th centuries.

  12. Mandu Utsav: An annual cultural festival in Mandu showcasing the rich heritage and traditions of the region.

  13. Pench River: A tributary of the Kanhan River, flowing through Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, known for its scenic beauty.

  14. Maheshwar: A town on the banks of the Narmada River, known for the Maheshwar Fort and Ahilya Bai’s palace.

  15. Madhya Pradesh State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission: Resolving consumer disputes and promoting consumer rights.

  16. Pawai Thermal Power Station: A major thermal power plant providing electricity to the state grid.

  17. Gauri Somnath Temple, Omkareshwar: A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, part of the sacred Omkareshwar pilgrimage.

  18. Datia Palace: Also known as Bir Singh Palace, it is a historic palace known for its architecture and murals.

  19. Mandavgarh (Mandu) Festival: Celebrated with cultural events, light and sound shows, and showcasing the historical legacy of Mandu.

  • Dhar Fort: A historic fort in Dhar with architectural features from different periods of Indian history.

    1. Malanjkhand Copper Project: One of the largest copper mines in Asia, contributing significantly to the country’s copper production.

    2. Bori Wildlife Sanctuary: Known for its rich biodiversity and as a habitat for the Indian leopard, sloth bear, and Indian python.

    3. Mandla-Plant Fossils National Park: A national park showcasing plant fossils, providing insights into the evolution of plant life.

    4. Indore Green Corridor: An initiative to create green spaces and improve the urban environment in the city of Indore.

    5. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bhopal: Offering education and training in fashion and design.

    6. Mhow Cantonment: One of the oldest military cantonments in India, with a rich history dating back to the British era.

    7. Dharohar Museum, Bhopal: Showcasing the cultural heritage and traditions of Madhya Pradesh.

    8. Dewas: Known for its historical monuments, including the Dewas Palace and the Kaila Devi Temple.

    9. Sardar Sarovar Dam: One of the largest dams on the Narmada River, providing irrigation and hydroelectric power.

    10. Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary: A biodiversity hotspot with diverse flora and fauna, including tigers and leopards.

    11. Mandu Monsoon Palace: Also known as Rani Roopmati’s Pavilion, offering stunning views of the Narmada River.

    12. Jata Shankar Caves, Pachmarhi: A cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, known for its unique stalactite formations.

    13. Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple, Orchha: A temple complex showcasing a blend of fort and temple architecture.

    14. Betul Bazar: Known for its vibrant market, offering a variety of local products and traditional crafts.

    15. Gulawat Lotus Valley: A scenic spot near Ujjain known for its lotus-filled ponds and natural beauty.

    16. Madhya Pradesh State Agro Industries Development Corporation: Promoting agro-based industries and rural development.

    17. Panchmarhi Biosphere Reserve: A UNESCO designated biosphere reserve, rich in biodiversity and natural beauty.

    18. Ram Ghat, Ujjain: A holy ghat on the Shipra River, where the famous Kumbh Mela is held.

    19. Sarni Thermal Power Plant: A major power plant in Sarni, contributing to the state’s electricity generation.