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State : MADHYA PRADESH 

Capital City: Bhopal 

Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan 

Governor: Ram Naresh Yadav 

High Court: Jabalpur High Court 

The Acting Chief Justice: Rajendra Menon 

Number of Districts: 51 

State day - 01st November 

Specialty of State: Agricultural Produce

PRODUCE/ SPECIALITY
RANK IN INDIA
Pulse
1
soybean
1
State Population
5
Cereal
3
Wheat
3

National Parks of Madhya Pradesh

S.N
NAME OF NATIONAL PARK
SPECIAL SPECIES (IF ANY IMPORTANT)
IMPORTANT REMARKS
1
Kanha National Park
The Largest National Park in Madhya Pradesh with 940 SQ. KM Under it
Best Administered Parks in Asia
Has a Significant population of Royal Bengal Tiger and
Species of Birds & Flora
2
Satpura National Park
fed-up of crowded wildlife sanctuaries, struggle for getting safari tickets, standing in a queue of safari jeeps, over-crowding of safari jeeps during wildlife sighting then Satpura National Park is the right solution for real wildlife lovers.
The terrain of the national park is extremely rugged and consists of fascinating deep valleys, sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, rivulets, waterfalls, thickly dense green forest of Sal and other medicinal herbs and Tawa vast reservoir
3
Panna Tiger Reserve
Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), the king of the jungle, roams freely in this secure, though a bit small habitat along with his fellow beings - leopard (Panthera pardus), wild dog (Cuon alpinus), wolf (Canis lupus).
The avifauna comprises more than 200 species, including a host of migratory birds. One can see white necked stork, bareheaded goose, honey Buuzzard, King vulture, Blossom headed Parakeet, Paradise flycatcher, Slaty headed Scimitar babbler to name a few.
4
Pench National Park
Tigers. Leopards. Jackals. And us humans.
Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the satpuda hills is named after Pench river, meandering through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara.
5
Bandhavgarh National Park
There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Common Langurs and Rhesus Macaque represent the primate group.
The artiodactyls frequently sighted are Wild Pigs, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chinkara and Gaur. Mammals such as Dhole, the smallIndian Civet, Palm Squirrel and Lesser Bandicoot Rat are seen occasionally.

IMPORTANT DAMS, RIVERS & LAKES OF M.P

DAMS of Madhya Pradesh

S.N
Dam
River
Nearest City
Type of dam
1.
Gandhi Sagar Dam
Chambal
Kota, Rajasthan
Gravity and Masonry
2.
Bansagar Dam
Sone
Amarpatan
Earthen and Masonry
3.
Bargi Dam
Narmada
Jabalpur
Gravity
4.
Barna Dam
Barna
Bareli
Gravity/ Masonry

Rivers of Madhya Pradesh

S.N
River
1.
Narmada
2.
Tapti
3.
Betwa
4.
Chambal
5.
Son
6.
Mahanadi
7.
Shipra
8.
Kewai
9.
Kali Sindh

Lakes of Madhya Pradesh

S.N
Lake
Located in/near
1.
Bhojtal            Lake
Bhopal
2.
Lower Lake
Bhopal
3.
Moti lake
Bhopal
4.
Sharangpani Lake
Bhopal
5.
Tawa Reservoir
Hoshangabad
6.
Shahpura lake
Bhopal

Important Power Generation Plants of Madhya Pradesh

S.N
Plant/Project
Type/Category
Remarks (if any)
1.
Vindhyachal - Singrauli
Thermal Power Station
Capacity of 4,760MW, is currently the biggest thermal power plant in India. It is a coal-based power plant owned and operated by NTPC.

Airports of Madhya Pradesh

  1. Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport — Indore
  2. Raja Bhoj International Airport — Bhopal
  3. Jabalpur Airport, also known as Dumna Airport—Jabalpur
  4. Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Air Terminal— Gwalior


Folk Dances of Madhya Pradesh

S.N
Folk Dances
Remarks (if any)
1.
Lokranjan
An annual dance festival at Khajuraho
2.
Matki
This is a community dance of the Malwa
3.
Gangaur
This dance is performed mainly during the nine days of Gangaur festival
4.
Badhai
Popular on the occasions of the birth, marriage and festivals in the Bundelkhand region
5.
Baredi
Baredi dance is performed during the period starting the festival of Diwali till the day of Poornima
6.
Naurata
This dance has a special significance to the unmarried girls in the Bundelkhand region
7.
Ahirai
The major traditional dances of Bharia tribe
8.
Bhagoria
Quaint rhythms conjure up the tribal cultural identity of the Baiga tribe

Important Regional Festivals of Madhya Pradesh

S.N
Festival Name
Remarks
1.
Lokrang Festival
Lokrang is a cultural festival in which all the dancers put their best foot forwards and matches their steps with the folk music.
2.
Akhil Bhartiya Kalidas Samaroh
Writers, Poets from around the world come together in the march for seven brilliant days of poetry recitation, story reading, and cultural performances. Ujjain is the hometown of many eminent writers and poets like Kalidas, Pandit Surya Narayan Vyas, Balkavi Bairagi, to name a few. The fest is organized to celebrate the work of the notable poet, Kalidas.
3.
Khajuraho Festival
Dance and music should be the middle name of Madhya Pradesh. One week long, Khajuraho dance festival is the manifestation of the true India's dance forms.
4.
Bhagoria Haat Festival
In the local language, the carnival is called as the festival of love. Celebrated with great pomp and show by the tribal people of Madhya Pradesh
5.
Holi
Holi is celebrated just for two days on the last full moon day of the lunar moon. On days one, a bonfire is organized by the different temples.
6.
Ujjain Kumbh Mela
Ujjain is one of those places in India where Kumbh Mela takes place. The festival is organized four times in every twelve years in the four cities of India- Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain or Nasik.
7.
Malwa Utsav
Malwa Utsav is one of the biggest, largest and most spectacular events in Madhya Pradesh. Dance and music performances are the most integral part of the festival.
8.
Dussehra
If tourists happen to be in Madhya Pradesh during October or November.

Important Temples/Archeological Monuments/Sites of Madhya Pradesh

S.N
Temple/ Archeological Monument/ Site
Located in/near
1.
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Ujjain
2.
Devi Jagdambi temple
Khajuraho
3.
Varaha Temple
Khajuraho
4.
Vishvanath Temple
Khajuraho
5.
Jali Mahal
Dhar
6.
Somavati Kund
Dhar
7.
Mahadeva temple
Gwalior
8.
Tila Monument
Gwalior
9.
Rani Mahal
Sagar
10.
Open Air Museum
Bhind
11.
Kamlapati Palace
Bhopal
12.
Gond Fort
Chhindwara
13.
Alamgir Gate
Dhar
14.
Champa Baoli
Dhar
15.
Chor Kot Mosque
Dhar
16.
Dilawar Khan's Mosque
Dhar
17.
Ek Khamba Mahal
Dhar
18.
Lal Bungalow
Dhar
19.
Tomb of Abul Fazal
Gwalior
20.
Old Mughal Fort
Hoshangabad
21.
Vishnu-Varaha Temple
Jabalpur
22.
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirling
Khandwa
23.
Chitragupta temple
Khajuraho

Nick Names/Special Titles of Cities of Madhya Pradesh

S.N
City
Nick Name
1.
City of Lakes
Bhopal
2.
Mini Mumbai
Indore
3.
Power Hub City
Mundi
4.
Soya region
Madhya Pradesh

Sport Stadiums/Arena of Madhya Pradesh

S.N
Stadium/Arena
Sport-Purpose
City
1.
Maharani Usharaje Trust  or Holkar Cricket Stadium
Cricket
Indore
2.
Captain Roop Singh Stadium
Cricket
Gwalior
3.
Nehru Stadium
Cricket
Indore
4.
Aishbagh Stadium
Hockey
Bhopal

Constituency of Cabinet Ministers of Madhya Pradesh

S.N
Name
Constituency
Ministry
1.
Narendra Singh Tomar
Gwalior
Rural Development / Panchayati Raj /
Drinking Water & Sanitation
2.
Sushma Swaraj
Vidisha
External Affairs
3.
Thawar Chand Gehlot
Rajya Sabha MP
Social Justice and Empowerment
4.
Prakash Javadekar
Rajya Sabha MP
Human Resource Development
5.
Najma A. Heptulla
Rajya Sabha MP
Minority Affairs


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