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The state which is the the center of the country is considered as one of the best states in culture of Incredible India.With this article, we will tell you more about the state, about its people groups, in Madhya Pradesh culture. Madhya Pradesh is only one of the few states which is connected to 5 other States in India.

Did you know that “Kanha National Park” is recognized by the International Union of Conservation of Nature as a protected area

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Facts and Figures

Madhya Pradesh was established on 1 November 1956 having a total area of 308,252 km2. Out of all the states, Madhya Pradesh is the 2nd largest state in India in total area. As per the latest Census, Madhya Pradesh has nearly 725 million population which is 6th highest in India. It has an literacy rate of over 70% and the state’s official language is Hindi.

Culture – language, religion and people groups

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In Madhya Pradesh Culture, we see many similarities to what is seen in places like Rajasthan and Maharashtra. It is definitely a land for folk music and traditional dance right from the time of Akbar’s rule. We also see a lot of handicrafts, silk and cotton saris in various regions of Madhya Pradesh

Majority of the population in Rajasthan follow the religion of Hindu and Muslim. But then there are other religions such as Jains, Buddhism, Christians etc. There are nearly 13 different “People Groups” seen in Rajasthan which include Bharbhunja, Bhat, Kachchi, Kalwar, Khatik, Kol, Kori, Kurmi, Lodha, Mallah, Pasi. Madhya Pradesh is known for its tribal region as this constitutes to 20% of the population of Madhya Pradesh.

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When it comes to food, we find variety of tasty and healthy foods like Kebabs, Biryani, Keema, Korma and much more. The traditional food is served is majority of the places in Madhya Pradesh.

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Things to do and see

A lot is to be seen when it comes to visiting Madhya Pradesh. It’s definitely a places to be visited to see the erotic Khajuraho temples, the tigers in Bandhavgarh National Park and Kanha National Park. The other places includes the capital Bhopal, Indore and Ujjain, the Gwalior fort and Mandu. People also visit various temples of Hindus and Jains which were built years ago.

Real life experiences

Madhya Pradesh Child & Women Issues Blog

Madhya Pradesh to be free from open defecation in the next five years. In October the Union minister for drinking water and sanitation Jairam Ramesh said that all villages in Madhya Pradesh will become free from open defecation in the next five years. He was speaking at Nirmal Bharat Yatra programme at Devguraria in Indore.

Hindustan ka dil dekho: Madhya Pradesh’s blog

Historically known as Malwa Madhya Pradesh, second largest centrally located state in India is called the very heart of India. It occupies 9.38 % of the Country areas and is rich in its mineral and agricultural resources as well as wild life. It occupies 9.38 % of the Country areas and is rich in its mineral and agricultural resources as well as wild life.


The best part of Madhya Pradesh is that, even though it has highest temperatures in the country, still people follow their religion and also wear ethnic traditional wear. In the recent years, Madhya Pradesh has seen a tremendous development in infrastructure and agriculture.  I would like you all to encourage us by telling us more about Madhya Pradesh in the comments section. Do give us a feedback about this article.

Wikipedia : Madhya Pradesh (MP) is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal, and the largest city is Indore. Nicknamed the “heart of India” due to its geographical location in India, Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state in the country by area. With over 75 million inhabitants, it is the sixth largest state in India by population. It borders the states of Uttar Pradesh to the northeast,Chhattisgarh to the southeast, Maharashtra to the south, Gujarat to the west, and Rajasthan to the northwest.

Madhya India : Madhya Pradesh is a state which conflux many cultures, religions and traditions.  State has many tribal cultures, which flourishing since age here. India is always being a stage for many and variety of theatre, dance, music and lots of cultural activities of the world. Most of the art and cultural forms evolved in India and contribution of Madhya Pradesh significantly it too.

Journey Mart : Madhya Pradesh is a craft lover’s delight. The local handicrafts range from gossamer fine sarees woven in silk and cotton and named after the area they’re made in like Chanderi and Maheshwari. Coarse raw silk called kosa and tussar are also very popular. Cotton bedspreads and cushion covers, chanderi and maheshwari stoles and yards of dress material cater to western tastes.