Central India

Central India is one of the world earliest and highly developed civilization, there are over 1800 magnificent monuments bearing witness to the glory that was this land of Central India. And in this great central plateau of rugged mountain ranges, deep ravines and rushing rivers, there are also vast unexplored tracts of thick forest where some of the country's finest big game roam. Central India tableland merges with undulating hill ranges. Caves and temples with artistic embellishments of unimaginable beauty mark the land and attest to the skill of a cultured people.

People :

Most of the South Indians with their dark color and heavy lips belong to the Dravidian race or Indo-Aryan stock. They speak languages that are a part of Dravidian linguistic family including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tulu. Konkani spoken mainly in Goa also used frequently in coastal Karnataka and Maharashtra.


Fair & Festivals in Central India

Navratri Festival

Season : September / October

Ujjain and its temples come alive during the festival season of Navratri. Another famous festival of Ujjain in central India is the Kumbh Mela that is held once every 12 years. Millions then flock to Ujjain, to take a dip in the holy waters of Shipra River.

Khajuraho Festival of Dance

Season : February - March

One of the most popular cultural events in India. Khajuraho Festival is held over a week and watched by locals, tourists and celebrities alike. The festival attracts the leading performers of Odissi, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Bharatnatyam etc.

Shivratri Mela

Season : February / March

Shivratri Mela at Pachmarhi, is a unique experience. The festival is attended by lakhs of devotees of Lord Shiva who rests in a shrine on the Satpura Range.