Madhya Pradesh is known as heart of India. Once it was the largest state of India. After the carving out of Newly formed state of Chattisgarh, this is no more as large as it was. Most of Madhya Pradesh is a high plateau and it is one of the state which has highest forest cover. It shelters variety of Wild life including Tigers. There are several parks known for Tigers which are visited by tourists from all over the world. National parks of Madhya Pradesh are very famous among wild life photographers of the world. The major national parks of the Madhya Pradesh are
Panna National park , Near Khajuraho – The City of Temples.
Bandhavgarh National park
Kanha National Park
Pench National Park
Apart from Wild life , Madhya Pradesh attracts tourists due to its splendid monuments and cities like Gwalior, Datia, Orchha, Khajuraho. All Cities have a magical charm, specially Orchha, on the Banks of River Betwa, It is wonderful location with culture and heritage. Its small village market is very attractive and known for Raja Ram temple. Apart from that, there are Heritage sites like Sanchi and Bhimbetka. Sanchi is known for Buddhist Stupa of 3rd century BCE.
Bhopal is the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. It is known for its Lakes and monuments like Taj ul Masjid, Jama mosque, apart from prehistoric site of Bhimbetka which is about 45 kms from the city.