The region of Central India comprises the heartland of India that is the two states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh. This vast area of central India bears witness to over 2,000 years of continuous religious activity. The various shrines and temples of Central India enable an individual to experience an inner sense of peace and sanctity. This region is the center of art and architecture of ancient India and the several monuments of the region bear testimony to the fact that art had reached a zenith. A number of deserted palaces, haunted by the shades of departed princes, impregnable hill fortresses, which lie brooding over the forests below, and spectacular ruined cities, studded with the evocative ruins of mosques and tombs of generations long since passed add to the architectural glory of Central India.