MP Tourism  
         
Tourists' Delight, Investors' Delight

Madhya Pradesh is a travellers' delight. It has some of the finest forest reserves with the largest assortment of wildlife in the country, ranging from big tigers to exotic birds. It is also the land of colourful fairs and festivals. The Shivratri festival of Khajuraho and Ujjain and Ramnavami and Deepmalika festivals of Chithrakoot have special significance.

The advantage of a large number of wondrous tourist destinations, full of fun, thrill and adventures, cultural heritage and its tremendous diversity in cuisine, festivals, art and tourism sector, the Government of Madhya Pradesh has identified it as one of its growth engines and has developed its own Tourism Policy.

The Madhya Pradesh Government has sought to develop the tourism potential of the state by focusing on three major activities: providing decent accomodation in areas of tourist interest, operating a transport fleet of coaches, cars and gypsies, and organising package tours.

Private Sector Participation In Tourism Promotion

In view of today's scenario, the State Government is changing its role as a facilitator from that of a implementer the state is creating an enabling environment for active involvement of the private sector in the developement of Tourism in Madhya Pradesh.
Lavish Incentives
The state has declared Tourism as an industry. This ensures that the benefits available to industry are also available to tourism projects.
100% tax exemption is provided on transport on tourism circuits, and vehicles used for eco-tourism projects.
The minimum guarantee for three star and above hotels has been reduced by 20%.
Govindgarh Fort near Rewa and Residency Kothi, Indore, have been offered for developments as heritage hotels.
The state also proposes to set-up joint ventures with the private sector for developing 228 acres of land owned by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.
Easy Access To Destinations
The state provides better connectivity to tourist destinations.
Air Linkages : The air connectivity of Madhya Pradesh with Mumbai and Delhi already exists and for more convenient and straight flights, the State Government is liaisoning with the Central Government.

Direct link Mumbai - Aurangabad - Bhopal - Khajuraho has been proposed the enable tourists coming to Mumbai to visit Khajuraho.

Upgrading Bhopal, Indore and Khajuraho as international airports has also been proposed.
Road Linkages : All major tourist destinations like Khajuraho, Orchha, Panchmarhi, Mandu, Sanchi, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Santa, Maihar and Chithrakoot ave road connectivity.
Rail Linkages : Several tourist destinations in the state have rail connectivity. The State Government has proposed some special circuit trains or coaches on Gwalior - Datia - Orchha - Khajuraho - Chithrakoot routes and to Bandhavgarh - Kanha Circuit.