Madhya Pradesh Bank Holidays 2024
Madhya Pradesh has 21 bank holidays in the year 2024 excluding the second/fourth Saturday and Sundays. Below is the the month-wise 2024 bank holidays list in Madhya Pradesh.
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Madhya Pradesh literally translates to the Central State of India. It got its name because of its location which is in the center of India.
It borders the states of Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state in India with 308,245 km square.
By Population, it is the fifth largest state by population with over 72 million residents. The economy is the 10th-largest in India, with a GSDP of US$110 billion.
The history of Madhya Pradesh goes back to the Middle Pleistocene era and the lands there are in continuously habituated.
Most Famous Monuments in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is a state with great monuments which are both historic and hold essential importance in the history of India.
The following are the monuments in Madhya Pradesh that are famous and most attractive tourist places-
Khajuraho Erotic Temples
Khajuraho Erotic Temples is a 10th-century historic monument complex that was built by the Chandela Dynasty.
The temple complex has 25 buildings but historically had 85 Buildings that did not survive the time. The temple has erotic sculptures which depict various acts of sexual union between men and women.
Kamasutra which is the world-renounced erotic guide on sexual pleasure also gets its origin from these temples.
Visiting this temple during bank holidays will be a good time option if you are interested in history.
Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the national parks where you can find tigers. You can plan your visit to this national park which will help you in spending your holidays.
It is difficult to reach and costly to visit the park, however, the flauta and fauna of the national park are amazing.
The National Park has dense green valleys and rocky hill terrain, with an ancient fort and you’ll also find a larger array of wildlife including sloth bears, deer, leopards, jackals, and birds.
Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park is known for inspiring Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel, The Jungle Book.
The park has many animals and birds like barasingha (swamp deer), tiger, etc. It’s rich in luscious bamboo forests, lakes, streams, and open grasslands.
One of the most prominent cities of Madhya Pradesh, this city has historic importance as well. The Gwalior has Gwalior fort which is situated in the massive hilltop fort and is known for its invincibility status.
Inside the fort walls are several palaces and temples, the highlight being the Man Mandir Palace.
Bhopal is the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. It has many important cities which have multiple attractions and historic places to visit.
The city has two main attractions -- mosques and museums. A particularly fascinating museum is the Tribal Museum, which showcases the tribes of the region and their lives.
If you have a few days as holidays, then you can think about spending time with your family exploring Bhopal.
It also has one of India's little-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Bhimbetka rock shelters, which is situated about an hour from Bhopal inside Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sanchi Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Erected in 262 BC by Emperor Ashoka, the construction of the stupa was to embraced Buddhism and nonviolence.
The complex has several stupas, temples, monasteries, etc. There is also an archaeological museum that you can visit.
Malwa Region Golden Triangle: Mandu, Ujjain, Omkareshwar
Ujjain is one of Hinduism's seven sacred cities, and one of the four locations of the Kumbh Mela. Ujjain, Mandu, and Omkareshwar popularly make up its "Golden Triangle" Mahakaleshwar Temple, which has one of India’s 12 sacred Jyotirlingams.
Omkareshwar is said to appear like the symbol of “OM” when viewed from above. It is another Jyotirlingam out of the 12. It is situated on the island of the Narmada River.
Maheshwar is a small holy town dedicated to Lord Shiva. Set at the banks of the Narmada River, you can visit the temple to seek blessings and spend time near the river bank to attain inner peace.
Satpura National Park
It is an excellent place to visit for watching animals in their natural habitat. You can also spot a tiger in this park which is well protected by the forest department.
There is a waterfall as well in the park which is not only refreshing but also rewarding after the long trails.
Satpura is one of only a few protected forests in India that visitors are allowed to walk through. You can also do cycling, jeep safaris, night safaris, and canoe safaris in this national park.
Fun Facts About Madhya Pradesh
The following are some of the fun facts about Madhya Pradesh-
- The first capital of Madhya Pradesh was Nagpur
- Chanderi sarees adorn the historic town of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh
- One of the oldest cave collections in India
- The amazing Khajuraho Temples
- The inspiration for “Jungle Book”
- Sandipani Ashram – The school of Lord Krishna
- The largest number of tribal groups in India
- Low literacy rate in Madhya Pradesh
- Has the largest reserve of Diamond in India
List of Cities in Madhya Pradesh
The following is the list of cities in Madhya Pradesh-