Madhya Pradesh, both the heart and the largest state of India surrounded by Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Khajuraho, the World Heritage Site is the most attractive tourist destination of Madhya Pradesh besides many other preserved medieval cities, refreshing and enchanting wildlife sanctuaries, pilgrim centres, tranquil beauty of Pachmarhi, glittering splendour of Marble Rocks and roaring sound of Dhuandhar Fall at Bhedaghat, Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park with its prehistoric caves and wildlife are some of the major attractions of the state.
The major festivals celebrated in Madhya Pradesh are Bhagoriya - a tribal festival, Shivratri, Bhojpur, Pachmarhi, Ujjain, Ramnavami, Orchha, Malwa, Pachmarhi. Tansen Music Festival, Gwalior, Ustad Allauddin Khan Music Festival of Maihar, Kalidas Samaroh, Ujjain and Festival of Dances at Khajuraho are some of the well known art festivals of Madhya Pradesh. Some of the well-known historical places are Gwalior, Mandu, Datia, Chanderi, Jabalpur, Orchha, Raisen, Sanchi, Vidisha, Udaygiri, Bhimbetika, Indore and Bhopal. Maheshwar, Omkareshwar, Ujjain, Chitrakoot and Amarkantak are major centres of pilgrimages. There are three major seasons of Madhya Pradesh: Summer Season (March to May), Monsoon Season (June to August), Winter Season (December to January).