Central India

Set exactly in the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh and its neighbouring state of Chhattisgarh offers a glimpse into India’s tribal culture and wildlife abundance. The vast expanse of dense forests of Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench, and Panna accommodate an extraordinary abundance of wildlife. There is no dearth of heritage either. The magnificent forts and the ancient temples towering against a beautiful landscape make this region rich historically and ethnically. In the depths of the region, one can find hidden gems like the World Heritage Sites of Khajuraho the great Buddhist centre of Sanchi, and the forts of Gwalior and Mandu. Holding dearly in its cultural kitty, Central India still preserves many of its folk dances, folklores, and music forms.

The region shares many linguistic and culinary characteristics with North India. Central India is many ages old; the Bhimbetka caves show evidence of palaeolithic settlement. Discovery of stone age tools along the banks of Narmada, Chambal, and Betwa River valley show proofs of early human settlements. Some tribes find their linkage to the Indo – Aryan period.

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