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Madhya Pradesh focusing on domestic tourism after reopening tourist places

June 12, 2020

Madhya Pradesh has reopened its State Tourism Development Corporation Hotels, Resorts and many private Hotels at tourist destinations for tourists and Hoteliers, Promoting Domestic Tourism allowing in tourists from within the Country. Madhya Pradesh Forest department has also issued a circular regarding reopening of National Parks from 15th June 2020. National Park’s Buffer Zone will

Madhya Pradesh focusing on domestic tourism after reopening tourist places

remain open during the monsoon season. Speaking on the same, Ms. Sonia Meena, IAS, Additional Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, said, “Madhya Pradesh being into Inbound Tourism promotion is very strong with its domestic tourism products, wildlife is one of them. Opening up tourist attractions would also give a sense of “returning to normalcy”. We see great potential after re-opening our destinations like wildlife, heritage, pilgrimage, leisure, and adventure tourism opportunities”. Following the Health protection, safety and hygiene guidelines. The state has sanitized and fumigated its premises. Madhya Pradesh is ensuring all hygiene and social-distancing norms and SOP issued by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India.

The first segment of the travellers the state is looking to attract, are people from within and neighbouring states coming to visit its tourist destinations. For people taking small / weekend tours with 3 / 4 Days itinerary, Madhya Pradesh could be the choicest tourism destination having several interesting tourism attractions.

Madhya Pradesh focusing on domestic tourism after reopening tourist places

Madhya Pradesh offers an assortment of attractions to everyone who loves to travel. It is the state with a forest area covering approx. 77,700 sq.kms (Approx ¼ of the total land area) filled with Sal Trees & Bamboos. It has numerous wildlife hotspots with 11 National parks & 24 Wildlife sanctuaries such as Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary and Chambal Ghadiyal Sanctuary. The UNESCO World Heritage sites at Khajuraho, Bhimbetka and Sanchi are the iconic sites in the state. Madhya Pradesh has regained the tag of being “The Tiger State of the Country '' by having maximum Tiger count (526) in the state.

Madhya Pradesh is not only home to two Jyotirlingas Mahakaleshwar and Omkareshwar. Burhanpur, Bhopal, Gwalior and Mandu are some of the beautiful architectural sites, whereas lndrasagar, Gandhi sagar, Tawa and Bargi are the spellbinding water bodies. Cultural events like Khajuraho Dance Festival, Mandu Festival, Orchha Cultural Festival, Tansen Festival are some of the annual tourism promotional festivals to attract tourists from all walks of life.