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27th Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition
17–19 March 2020 • Crocus Expo, Moscow

Madhya Pradesh – the land of the Jungle Book debuts at MITT

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Meet representatives of the Madhya Pradesh Ministry of Tourism to discuss opportunities for business cooperation.
Madhya Pradesh – the land of the Jungle Book debuts at MITT

In the very center of India, one of the first civilizations of the world, is Madhya Pradesh - a state that is called the ‘Heart of Amazing India’. This is due not only to its geographical location, but Madhya Pradesh is India in miniature. There are the ancient protected forests, teeming with wildlife, numerous forts and majestic palaces of ancient dynasties, rocks of marble shining in the moonlight, ancient caves and rock carvings thousands of years old, temples and stupas with exquisite carvings. Madhya Pradesh is full of history, ancient heritage, religion, magic, culture, natural beauty and, of course, Indian cuisine.

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The main attraction of Madhya Pradesh is forests and wildlife. More than 20% of the population of Indian tigers live in the forests protected by the state and constituting about 25% of the total area of ​​the state. Here you can also find fallow deer, leopards, spotted deer, wild boars, antelopes and crocodiles. A barasinga, a rare and incredibly beautiful deer, is the official symbol of Madhya Pradesh.

The state has 25 reserves, six of which are protected by the rarest of white tigers and 10 national parks. It was the Pench Reserve and its picturesque surroundings that became a source of inspiration for the English writer Rudyard Kipling in creating the famous novel The Jungle Book about Mowgli - a boy raised by wolves.
 

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Madhya Pradesh has three UNESCO World Heritage sites - the temples of Khajuraho, the Great Stupa Buddhist monument and the Bhimbetka rock caves.

The Khajuraho temple complex, built over 1000 years ago, is a brilliant manifestation of architectural craftsmanship. The sculptural compositions of 25 temples are devoted to meditation, spiritual teachings, the struggle for power and the art of erotica. Every year, most often in March, a grand celebration of Indian folk dances is held in Khajuraho, with thousands of tourists coming to see it.
 

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The Great Stupa in the village of Sanchi, located northeast of the city of Bhopal, the administrative center of the state of Madhya Pradesh, is the oldest surviving architectural structure of Buddhism in India. It was built by Emperor Ashoka in 262 BC after the adoption of Buddhism. In addition to the Great Stupa, the Sanchi complex includes small cave temples and an archaeological museum.

The rock houses of the Paleolithic Bhimbetka are known for their caves and stone shelters, some of which contain ancient rock paintings that reproduce the everyday scenes of life of prehistoric people: hunting, harvesting, ritual dances, and the birth of children.

In Madhya Pradesh every tourist will find something to do to suit them. The city of Gwalior with its ancient fort and annual music festival will attract history and classical music lovers. The medieval city of Orchha and the complex of ruins in Mandu must be visited by those who are interested in exploring the architectural monuments of ancient India. The stunning waterfalls of Bhedagat and the reservoir on the Tava River will inspire lovers of wildlife and panoramic landscapes. And those who are interested in Hinduism are invited to Ujjain and Amarkantak, the sacred cities and places of pilgrimage, where, according to legend, the Indian God Shiva visited.
 

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Madhya Pradesh is also known for its culinary traditions, which range from the Mughal meat dishes to the unique dishes of modern street food.
 
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Meet representatives of the Madhya Pradesh Ministry of Tourism to discuss opportunities for business cooperation at stand A415, Pavilion 1.