Madhya Pradesh is the home to cultural inheritance of
Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Islam. Numerous monuments, exquisitely carved temples, stupas (pillars), forts, and palaces are scattered all over the state. Spectacular mountain ranges, meandering rivers, and dense forests offer a unique and exciting view of wildlife. Madhya Pradesh is well-known for its renowned tourist destinations such as the temples of
Khajuraho, the majestic forts of
Gwalior, Buddhist stupas of Sanchi, and a variety of wildlife sanctuaries. India's famous poet-dramatist
Kalidasa and the great musician of the Mughal court,
Tansen, were born in this state.
Electronics, telecommunications, petrochemicals, food processing, and automobiles are the major industries. Madhya Pradesh is noted for its handicrafts and handlooms manufactured at
Chanderi and Maheshwar.