Madhya Pradesh Welcomes Wildlife Enthusiasts and Tourists from Bengal!

Madhya Pradesh, India’s diverse and captivating central state, has been making waves in the world of tourism. Recently, the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board (MPTB) showcased its stunning offerings at the Travel Tourism Fair held in Kolkata at the Biswa Banga Mela ground.

Madhya Pradesh boasts an incredible natural heritage with 11 national parks and 24 wildlife sanctuaries. The state has earned various titles, being known as the tiger state, leopard state, vulture state, wolf state, and gharial state of India. With the reintroduction of cheetahs, it can now proudly add the title of the cheetah state of India.

Wildlifе tourism is undoubtеdly onе of thе major draws for visitors to Madhya Pradеsh, and thе prеsеncе of thеsе magnificеnt chееtahs has only hеightеnеd thе allurе of thе statе. Visitors from Bengal, particularly from Kolkata, showed keen interest in the wildlife offerings during the fair. Officials from the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board reported a significant number of inquiries from Bengal tourists at the MP stall.

To cater to the growing interest and provide a sustainable and delightful tourism experience, Madhya Pradesh Tourism (MPT) has brought together various accommodation options like gram stays, farm stays, and homestays under rural tourism. This initiative aims to appeal to travelers seeking authentic and immersive experiences while exploring the state’s rustic charm.

Kolkata has еmеrgеd as a major domеstic markеt for Madhya Pradеsh. Ovеr thе yеars,  tourists from Kolkata havе bееn visiting thе statе in largе numbеrs,  еspеcially during thе fеstivе sеasons of Puja and Dussеhra. Religious, heritage, historical, and wildlife tourism are among the top attractions that entice Bengal tourists. Notably, the state’s hotels witness full occupancy from October to December, with Bengal tourists being among the highest in number.

Yuvraj Padole, the Deputy Director of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, expressed excitement about the potential of wildlife tourism and the cheetah circuit. He eagerly awaits permission from the government to allow tourists to visit Kuno National Park and witness these majestic creatures up close. Apart from the allure of wildlife, Madhya Pradesh boasts two jyotirlingas and three UNESCO world heritage sites, further adding to its appeal as a diverse and culturally rich destination.

The state’s efforts in promoting tourism have borne fruit, with post-pandemic growth close to an impressive 33 percent, surpassing the 2019 figures. Madhya Pradesh continues to receive accolades for its exceptional offerings, and with the introduction of cheetahs, it is poised to captivate the hearts of even more visitors, particularly those seeking a blend of wildlife, spirituality, and nature experiences.

In conclusion, Madhya Pradesh stands ready to welcome travelers from Bengal and beyond with open arms, offering a plethora of enriching experiences amidst the lap of nature and vibrant cultural heritage. Whether it’s exploring the wildlife sanctuaries, embarking on a spiritual journey, or indulging in rural delights, Madhya Pradesh promises a truly unforgettable adventure for all those who venture to this incredible state.

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