Planning a tour to Madhya Pradesh “Heart of India”
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, but extremely pleasant. In fact the best time to visit Madhya Pradesh is between the months of October to March
Madhya Pradesh is the largest state in India and it's no wonder that weather and climate also differ in extreme from one part to another. In summers the weather gets real hot during day time, this is the time to head to the only Hill station of MP i.e. Pachmarhi, it is one of the most popular summer destinations. You can even visit wildlife sanctuaries like Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park etc. for tiger spotting, March till June is the best time to do so. As the possibility to spot the majestic predator increases at one of the watering holes to seek respite from the heat.
In so far as the richness and diversity of tourism destinations is concerned, Madhya Pradesh could be visited round the year. Weather wise, the best time to visit Madhya Pradesh is from October till March as the climate remains cool.
How to reach Madhya Pradesh ?
There are direct flights from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport-Mumbai and Indira Gandhi International Airport-Delhi for Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Khajuraho. Indore is very well and directly connected by other major cities of India like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkatta, Goa, Jaipur, Ahmedabad. Etc.
Madhya Pradesh State is well connected by Indian railways network. Most of the major railway tracks pass through this state due to its central location. All important cities and tourist destinations are linked with direct trains to Madhya Pradesh like: Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ranthambore, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Puri, Haridwar, Varanasi etc. There are number of railway junctions inside Madhya Pradesh like Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Chhindwara, Jabalpur, Dewas, Khandwa etc. Recently luxury tourist train called "Maharaja Express" has been started which passes through Madhya Pradesh station like Gwalior, Khajuraho and Umaria (Bandhavgarh).
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Extensive network of National Highways and State Highways interlink in Madhya Pradesh and helps visitors in reaching the place by roads. These well-maintained highways easily connect Madhya Pradesh to the adjoining areas within and outside the state. If we consider the capital city of Bhopal as the center, then places like Gwalior (422 km), Indore (187 km), Sanchi (45 km), Agra (541 km), Jaipur (572 km), Khajuraho (387 km), Mandu (290 km) and Nagpur (345 km) can be easily accessed by road.
Madhya Pradesh State border touches 5 state: Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh & Maharashtra. All these states are well linked from cities and towns of Madhya Pradesh by road. Some major National Highways like NH-7, NH-12A, NH-25, NH-26, NH-27, NH-69, NH-3, NH-92, NH-12 etc. passes through this state. Major tourist destinations close to Madhya Pradesh, linked by Road are: Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi, Tadoba National Park, Ranthambore, Raipur, Vishakhapattnam, Ajanta, Ellora, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Mount Abu, Chambal Sanctuary, Lucknow etc.
Bus services for Madhya Pradesh is Available from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.