Madhya Pradesh re-opens its State Tourism Development Corporation Hotels, Resorts, and many private Hotels at tourist destinations for tourists and Hoteliers, promoting Domestic Tourism and allowing tourists from within the country. Madhya Pradesh Forest Department has also issued a circular regarding the re-opening of National Parks from 15th June 2020. National Park’s Buffer Zone will remain open during monsoon season.
Speaking on the same, 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 the great potential after re-opening our destinations like wildlife, heritage, pilgrimage, leisure, and adventure tourism opportunities”.
Following the Health protection, safety, and hygiene guidelines. We have sanitized and fumigated our premises. We are ensuring all hygiene and social-distancing norms and SOP issued by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India.
The first segment of the travelers we are looking to attract is people from within and neighboring states coming to visit our tourist destinations. Madhya Pradesh is surrounded by 5 states and it is very easy to travel by car from neighboring states to our State, we also have a very good road network which connects major tourist destinations in the state. To begin with, people can start taking small / weekend tours with 3 / 4 Days itinerary and for them, the state could be the choicest tourism destination having several interesting tourism attractions.
Madhya Pradesh offers an assortment of attractions to everyone who loves to travel. It is the state with the forest area cover of 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 & Sanchi are the iconic sites in the state. Madhya Pradesh has re-gained the tag of being “The Tiger State of the Country” by having maximum Tiger count (526) in the state.
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.