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MADHYA PRADESH
THE HEART OF INCREDIBLE INDIA
Nicknamed as “The Heart of India”, Madhya
Pradesh is a state in central India.
Madhya Pradesh literally means "Central
Province", and is located between latitude 21.2°N26.87°N and longitude 74°02'-82°49' E.
SOME FACTS AND FIGURES!!
Capital- Bhopal
Largest city- Indore
Districts- 50
Area- 308,252 km2
Population- 72,597,565
Official language- Hindi
ECOLOGY

Forest area- 94,689 sq. km
(30.72% of total area)
Predominantly black soil
Narmada and Tapti are the 2
major westward flowing rivers of
the state.
CLIMATE
Subtropical climate
Hot dry summer (April–June), followed by monsoon
rains (July–September) and a cool and relatively dry
winter.
Average rainfall- 1370 mm (53.9 in)
FLORA AND FAUNA
• The state is home to 9 National parks and
25 sanctuaries.
• 3 out of India’s 18 biosphere reserves are
located here!
• Kanha National Park of the state is one of
the first nine protected areas nominated
under the Project Tiger policy.
• Madhya Pradesh is designated as the
'Tiger State' as it houses 19% of India's
tiger population and 10% of the global
tiger population.
• Based on composition, the teak
and sal forests are the important forest
formations in the state.
• Bamboo-bearing areas are widely
distributed in the state.
• Barasingha (swamp dear)is the state
animal and Dudhraj (Asian paradise
flycatcher) is the state bird of Madhya
Pradesh.
TRIBES OF M.P
BHIL TRIBE
•Bhils belong to race of pre-Aryans.
•Talented in sculptured work.
• Ghoomar is the well known dance
form of Bhil culture.
Gonds tribe
•One of the largest tribal groups in
South Asia and perhaps the world.
•Have a rich arts tradition that include
pottery, basket making, body
tattooing, floor painting and making
musical instruments.
BAIGA TRIBE
 They are genetically linked to the IndoAustralian aboriginal group.
 The Baiga are fierce protectors and
worshippers of the forest and mother
nature.
 Tattooing is an integral part of their
culture.
Saharia tribe
The tribe members believe in
Hinduism.
Particularly skilled in making ‘catechu’
from khair trees.
Main business is gathering & selling
of forest wood, Gum, Tendu leaf, Honey,
Mahua and medicinal herbs.
HISTORICAL
MONUMENTS
GWALIOR FORT
GWALIOR FORT
It was built around 8th
century on an isolated hillock
overlooking the Gwalior
town.
It is one of the biggest forts
in India and had enormous
influence on the history
of India.
KHAJURAHO
 Khajuraho Group of
Monuments in Khajuraho, a
town in the Indian
state of Madhya Pradesh,
located in Chhatarpur
District, about 620 kilometres
(385 mi) southeast of New
Delhi, is one of the most
popular tourist destinations
in India.
 Khajuraho has the
largest group
of medieval Hindu and Jain
temples, famous for
their erotic sculptures.
SANCHI
Known for its "Stupas", it is the location
of several Buddhist monuments dating
from the 3rd century BCE to the 12th CE
and is one of the important places
of Buddhist pilgrimage.
Toranas surround the Stupa and they
each represent love, peace, trust, and
courage.
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling
One of the most
famous Hindu temples dedicated
to Lord Shiv and is one of the
twelve Jyotirlings, which are
supposed to be the most sacred
abodes of Shiv. It is located in the
ancient city of Ujjain in the state
of Madhya Pradesh, India.
MANDU
A ruined city in the presentday Mandav area of the Dhar
district.
In the 11th century, Mandu was the
sub division of the Tarangagadh
or Taranga kingdom .This fortress
town on a rocky outcrop about
100 km (62 mi) from Indore is
celebrated for its fine architecture.
DEEWALI :
Festival of lights
Deepawali literally
means an array of lamps
is the Festival of Lights.
Deepawali symbolizes
the victory of
righteousness and the
lifting of spiritual
darkness.
Deepawali is a festival
that lasts 5 days
HOLI :
Festival of colours
H o l i i s a fe s t i v a l o f
f u n a n d ga i e t y f o r
people of all ages.
Bonfires are lit and
people smear colors
o n e a c h o t h e r. H o l i
signifies the start of
spring and end of
w i n te r. P e o p l e
c e l e b ra te t h e n e w
harvest and return of
color in nature.
E i d u l - F i t r " fe st i va l o f b re a k i n g o f t h e
fa st " ) , , i s a n i m p o r ta nt re l i g i o u s h o l i d ay
c e l e b rate d b y M u s l i m s wo r l d w i d e t h at m a r ks
t h e e n d o f R a m a d a n , t h e I s l a m i c h o l y m o nt h
o f Roza ( fa st i n g ) . T h e h o l y d ay c e l e b rate s
t h e c o n c l u s i o n o f t h e 2 9 o r 3 0 d ays o f d aw n to - s u n s e t fa st i n g d u r i n g t h e e nt i re m o nt h o f
Ramadan.
OTHER CULTURAL
FESTIVALS !
Dhrupad Samaroh
VOCAL DHRUPAD
PERFORMANCES ON THE
CLASSICAL MUSIC OF
INDIA
Lokrang Samaroh
The Adivasi Lok Kala Academy of Madhya
Pradesh organizes this festival every year on the
Indian Republic Day (26th January).
Tansen Sangeet
Samaroh
MALWA
UTSAV
In Gwalior - Classical
instrumental and vocal
shows held during the month
of November or December
where some of the best
performers of the country
perform.
In Indore and Ujjain Performances on classical
music and folk arts of the
country.
Fabrics of M.P.
MAHESHWARI
• Saris
has checks, strips or small butis.
•Use of Zari and Kinari makes it unique.
CHANDERI
•Hand woven
•Sheer texture, glossy transparency and
light weight.
• Gold coated, silver coated and copper
coated.
•Have rich gold border.
• Traditional butti is called Asharfi
Butti.
BAGH PRINT
 This bold and vibrant hand
block Bagh printing has its
origins in Bagh village in
Dhar district of Madhya
Pradesh and from where it
also derives its name ‘Bagh
prints’.
Natural colors are extracted
through various raw materials.
 Bagh prints are
characterized by geometrical
patterns of floral motifs, usually
using tones of black, red and
blue
CUISINE
Some popularly eaten staples
Workmens Breakfast
Poha-Jalebi is the most
prominent of meals in MadhyaPradesh, which is essentially
cooked flattened rice, with sev.
Always goes hand in hand
with a jalebi, which
happens to be a sweet.
Kings Luncheon
DAL BAFLA
Dal Bhafla is round breads baked in
an electric oven or gas oven or
tandoor. In ancient days, this dish
was baked over firewood and was
served with ghee. Bafla is a variation
of Bhati. The dough is the same for
both except for bafla, which is boiled
in water to get the tenderness before
it is baked in oven.
Sarafa-Indore
Chatori
Gali,Bhopal
Sarafa, Indore - A distinct market for Gold during the day and Food during the night,
this place is open nightlong and is known for its jalebis and sweetdishes.
Chatori Gali Bhopal- Very popular for its Non_vegetarian delicacies, ranging from
Rogan Josh, to Bhopali Kebabs, which not only sound good but taste heavenly.
No meal in India is
complete without that
essential cup of tea,
and so it goes for the
land of Madhya
Pradesh.
Raju Tea Stall in
Bhopal is claimed to
add that little twist to
its tea, thanks to the
pinch of afeem
(weed) it is claimed to
add.
The Army Of Ants
The Regions of Chattisgarh (neighbouring state of M.P.), is quite distinguished for its
chutney made of ants and ant eggs. Popularly Claimed by Gordon Ramsey, he
would never be eating a mango chutney again, this is one of the most popular
cuisine of Chattisgarh.
We welcome you to visit
our state and enjoy the
experience!
THANK YOU !
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