INFORMATION ABOUT MADHYA PRADESH
Madhya Pradesh “Middle Province”; abbreviated MP), often called the Heart of India, is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal.Madhya Pradesh was the largest state in India until November 1, 2000, when the state of Chhattisgarh was carved out. It borders the states Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan.Madhya Pradesh in Hindi can be translated to Central Province, and it is located in the geographic heart of India. The state straddles the Narmada River, which runs east and west between the Vindhya and Satpura ranges; these ranges and the Narmada are the traditional boundary between the north and south of India.
Several cities in Madhya Pradesh are extraordinary for their architecture and or scenic beauty. Three sites in Madhya Pradesh have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: the Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986) including Devi Jagadambi temple, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989) and the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003). Other architecturally significant or scenic sites include Ajaigarh, Amarkantak, Asirgarh, Bandhavgarh, Bawangaja, Bhopal, Chanderi, Chitrakuta, Dhar, Gwalior, Indore, Burhanpur, Maheshwar, Mandleshwar, Mandu, Omkareshwar, Orchha, Pachmarhi, Shivpuri, Sonagiri and Ujjain.
Madhya Pradesh has a subtropical climate. Like most of north India it has a hot dry summer(April-June) followed by monsoon rains (July-September) and a cool and relatively dry winter.
OFFICIAL WEBSITES :
- Government of Madhya Pradesh : www.mp.gov.in
- High Court of Madhya Pradesh : mphighcourt.nic.in
- Madhya Pradesh Tourism : www.mptourism.com
- Madhya Pradesh Police : www.mppolice.gov.in
- Madhya Pradesh Cheif Electoral Office : ceomadhyapradesh.nic.in
- National Information Centre Madhya Pradesh : www.mp.nic.in
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