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India to develop 700 islands as tourism destination
NEW DELHI: Many of the over 700 uninhabited islands across India will be developed for tourism, filmmaking, entertainment activities, as honeymoon destinations, maritime security and also for generating non-conventional energy - both wind and solar.   More...
Bhopal to host international tourism festival
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh will be developed as prominent tourist destination in the country. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed that international festival should be held to give identity to Madhya Pradesh in the sphere of tourism.   More...
Tiger found dead in Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: A tiger was found dead in Pench national park of Seoni district. The carcass was found near Seoni-Nagpur highway in the protected area. Officials said the tiger must have been killed four days ago. Cause of its death has not been...   More...
Global campaign to increase tourism in Madhya Pradesh to continue till Simhastha-2016
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that global level marketing of Madhya Pradesh’ cultural specialties, heritage and natural beauty will be undertaken. The campaign will be continued till Simhastha-2016.   More...
Modi to declare Sabarimala as a national pilgrimage centre
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Considering the long-standing demand of Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will declare Sabarimala as a national pilgrimage centre soon. The chances are that he will arrive before the rush begins because of security reasons.   More...
Tourism Year will be celebrated in Madhya Pradesh, CM opens Travel Mart
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that next year will be celebrated as Tourism Year in the state. During it, state’s tourism potential will be displayed before the world. The Chief Minister was inaugurating Madhya Pradesh ...   More...
High Court serves notice on MP Govt over delay in notifying Ratapani tiger reserve
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday served show caused on the state government for an undue delay in notifying Ratapani area as a tiger reserve despite receiving an ‘in-principle approval’ from the Centre in 2008.   More...
Madhya Pradesh tourism and land disposal policies amended
BHOPAL: Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Surendra Patwa addressing a sectoral seminar “Making MP the Tourist State” has said that amendments have been made in tourism and land disposal policies for promoting tourism in Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Wildlife invaluable heritage of nature, says chief minister Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that wildlife is invaluable heritage of nature without which life is not possible on Earth. Chouhan has extended best wishes to Forest Department officers and employees on Wildlife Week to be observed from October 1 to 7.   More...
Agar to be brought on Madhya Pradesh tourism map, says chief minister
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that apart from making Agar-Malwa an ideal district, it will also be brought on tourism map. He said that a tourist welcome centre will be constructed near Baijnath Mahadev Mandir...   More...
Tourists will be informed of traditional lifestyle of Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: To promote tourism in Chhattisgarh, information about socio-cultural traditions and local dishes will be given to tourists coming from the country and abroad. Besides, to provide more facilities to tourists, participation of people...   More...
Panic grips villagers as man-eater on prowl in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: The attack on a middle-aged villager by man-eater tiger triggered panic among Baigas living in the buffer zone of Bandhavgarh National Park (BNP) in Umaria and Katni districts of Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Chhattisgarh makes remarkable progress in tourism sector
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh has made new dimensions of development in almost all sectors within the one-and-half decades of its formation. The progress made by the state in the basic services like road, electricity, drinking water, education...   More...
Pithora art shows different hues of tribal life in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Be it the depiction of countryside, weddings, festivals or celebrations – Pithora art, made by tribals of Aadharkaanch in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh, celebrates different realities of rural living.   More...
Experts to chalk out strategy for sustainable tourism, wildlife conservation in MP
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a team of international experts will be engaged to chalk out a strategy for sustainable tourism along with wildlife conservation in Madhya Pradesh. Chouhan visited South Africa’s world-famous ...   More...
120-km long wall found in Raisen district will be a tourist attraction: CM
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the 120-km long wall found in Raisen district would be surveyed by experts. The wall, spreads from Badi to Udaipur in Raisen district and covered under thick forest, would be a centre of attraction for tourists.   More...
Highly senile tigress Sita of Van Vihar ill
BHOPAL: Van Vihar National Park’s tigress Sita is facing difficulty in walking for the last 4 weeks. Sita keeps sitting most of the time due to which she has developed sores in her hind legs.   More...
Chalk out scheme to attract tourists to Pachmarhi: Chief Secretary
BHOPAL: Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa has directed that a scheme should be chalked out to further attract tourists to Pachmarhi. de Sa reviewed Pachmarhi’s development works at a meeting at Hoshangabad on Sunday.   More...
Investment in tourism and renewable energy sectors will increase
BHOPAL: In the series of department-wise review, Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa perused preparations for Global Investors’ Summit organised by Tourism and Renewable energy departments at a meeting held here on Thursday.   More...
Chhattisgarh’s Tarighat was earliest urban centres in country
RAIPUR: Age-old artefacts found 20 foot below the surface at a recently discovered 2500-year-old ancient city at Chhattisgarh\'s Tarighat excavation site, has indicated it as one of the earliest urban centres in the country back in 2nd and 3rd century BC.   More...
Russian team reaches Panna for tiger management study
BHOPAL: Panna tiger reserve is gaining popularity among forest & wildlife lovers of not only India but abroad also. A 6-member study team of Russian forest officers reached Panna on February 26.   More...
Tiny tiger cub sighted in Panna tiger reserve
BHOPAL: Panna tiger reserve has brought laurels to Madhya Pradesh and country once again. During a search drive yesterday, a tiny cub was sighted with tigress Panna-213 and Tiger-111 in Amanganj (buffer). With this, number of tigers in Panna...   More...
Symposium on Kanha-Pench landscape held at Mocha
BHOPAL: A three-day symposium was held on Kanha-Pench Landscape Symposium at Mocha, in Mandla district in Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Madhya Pradesh wins best tourism state award
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has won the Best State tourism award for compressive development of tourism. Madhya Pradesh also bagged awards for Best Tourism Film and Best Civic Management of Tourist Destination – Pachmarhi.   More...
Develop Bhopal’s tourist spots in accordance to its natural beauty: Chief Secretary
BHOPAL: Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa, while taking stock of activities of Bhoj Adventure Festival here on Tuesday, directed to develop Bhopal’s tourist spots in accordance with city’s natural beauty.   More...
Lok Rang a unique festival of culture, art and traditions: Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: Extending greetings to state’s people at Lok Rang Festival held on Republic Day, Governor Ram Naresh Yadav said that it was a unique event in the country.   More...
Budget hotel costing Rs 7 crore will be constructed at Ujjain
BHOPAL: In view of Simhastha-2016, a budget hotel costing Rs 7 crore will be constructed at Ujjain. The hotel will be constructed on 40,000 square feet area in front of Hotel Kshipra. School education minister Paras Jain, who was the chief guest of the function...   More...
Mega cultural event: National Balrang Festival from January 15 to 17
BHOPAL: Schoolchildren’s mega cultural event National Balrang Festival will be held under the joint aegis of Madhya Pradesh Government and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalay from January 15 to 17. Children will perform various activities on the first day.   More...
Relocation: Tiger number goes up to 23 in Panna Reserve
BHOPAL: Known for diamond across the world, Panna has set a new example before the world by rehabilitating tiger species, which had been extinct. The number of tigers in the Panna Tiger Reserve has gone up to 23 now.   More...
Immense global level tourism possibilities in Madhya Prdesh: CM Chouhan
BHOPAL: Decks are clear for arrival of Asiatic lions at Palpur-Kuno in Sheopura district from Gujarat following court decision. Thus, Palpur-Kuno will become centre of attraction for tourists from around the world. Chief Minister Chouhan has   More...
Van Vihar’s white tigress Lalita is dead
BHOPAL: Van Vihar National Park’s white tigress Lalita died here last night after suffering from eye cancer for last 2 years. Lalita was being treated continuously for last 20 days. She was 14.   More...
Prince Charles visit to boost Kerala tourism
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The four-day official visit to Kerala by Prince Charles and his entourage is expected to give a fillip to tourism, said AP Anilkumar, State Tourism Minister here on Thursday.   More...
Kerala's 'Theyyam' at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya in Bhopal
BHOPAL: Under the museum series Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) will introduce ‘Theyyam’ as exhibit of the month on Friday. Theyyam is a traditional object from Kerala would be displayed at IGRMS throughout November.   More...
International tourism grows up by five per cent
MUMBAI: Demand for international tourism remained strong throughout the first eight months of 2013, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Between January and August, the number of international tourists worldwide...   More...
Chief Secretary gives away prizes to wildlife competition winners
BHOPAL: Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa gave away prizes to the winners of various competitions held during Wildlife Conservation Week at Van Vihar on Monday. He also administered Wildlife Conservation Pledge to those present...   More...
Wildlife Week: Nature lovers watch birds in Van Vihar
BHOPAL: Various programmes were held on the 2nd day of Wildlife Conservation Week at Van Vihar National Park here on Wednesday. These included bird watching, Rangoli and photography contests.   More...
MP Forest department lodges FIR against tiger’s radio collar hacker
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh forest department on Monday lodged an FIR with the state cyber cell in Bhopal against a Pune-based cyber expert who tried to hack into the GPS collar fitted on a tiger in Satpura-Bori Tiger reserve...   More...
Tiger reserve area villages in Madhya Pradesh will be re-settled soon
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government has sent a proposal for Rs 3,400 crore to the 14th Finance Commission to re-settle 109 villages situated in tiger reserve forest areas in the state. This will accelerate the pace of development...   More...
Mad dog bites tiger at Panna Tiger Reserve
BHOPAL: A tiger of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh has been shifted to enclosure, after being bitten by a domestic mad dog. Tests at Centre for wildlife forensics and health, Jabalpur confirmed that the dog was infected with rabbis.   More...
Chouhan urges Odisha CM to donate a pair of white tiger to Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik to donate a pair of white tiger to Madhya Pradesh. The pair will be housed in a new zoo-cum-rescue centre being...   More...
Complete tourism-related works soon; Gaur tells officers
BHOPAL: Urban Administration & Development Minister Babulal Gaur has directed the officers concerned to complete tourism-related works at the earliest. He laid emphasis on the need for developing tourist spots further...   More...
Rs 4.57-crore tourism development works in Damoh
BHOPAL: In the series of tourist facilities expansion in Damoh district, Water Resources Minister Jayant Malaiya, Minister of State for Tourism Brijendra Pratap Singh and Minister of State for Energy Dashrath Lodhi laid foundation stones for 6 works   More...
Tourism ministry to create 2.5 crore additional employment in 12th Plan
MUMBAI: Ministry of tourism has targeted to create additional employment of about 2.5 crore in the tourism sector during the 12th five-year plan. The additional employment that would be created would be both direct as well as indirect employment.   More...
Once tigerless Panna Reserve blessed with six cubs
BHOPAL: Once tigerless Panna Tiger Reserve has now been blessed with six cubs. According to sources, tigresses T-4 and T-2 of the park recently gave birth to 3 cubs each.   More...
Madhya Pradesh has 383 state protected monuments
BHOPAL: The number of state-protected monuments has gone up to 383, as the process for preserving archaeological and historic monuments in the state is going on. Up to year 2003, it were only 289.   More...
Tigers to be translocated from overcrowded forest areas
BHOPAL: Make efforts to translocate tigers from the forest areas where they are more in numbers than the permissible capacity to other safe and conducive forest areas, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told forest department officers.   More...
Union Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi asks other state to follow Madhya Pradesh’ footstep
BHOPAL: Union Tourism Minster K Chiranjeevi has said that Madhya Pradesh is a pioneer state in tourism sector which has achieved new dimensions in the sector   More...
Chambal Valley will be new tourist attraction in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Chambal Valley, which had been haven for dacoits for decades, is now going to be a new tourist attraction in Madhya Pradesh. Tourists will now be able to see centuries-old temples of archaeological importance in the area.   More...
Madhya Pradesh Tourism gets ‘Best Indian Destination for Wildlife’ award
BHOPAL: Lonely Planet Group conferred “Best Indian Destination for Wildlife” Award on Madhya Pradesh Tourism in Mumbai on Friday. The award was bestowed by function’s chief guest and film actor Tushar Kapoor to Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Dr Mohan Yadav.   More...
MP’s unexplored heritage sites need to bring on tourism map: Minister
BHOPAL: On the occasion of 35th Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation, Minister of State for Tourism & Sports Brijendra Pratap Singh said that awards and prizes inspire to do better work.   More...
MP will develop Buddhist Circuit to promote tourism
Bhopal: Now, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation will develop Buddhist Circuit to promote Buddhist tourism in the state. For this, the Union Government has sanctioned Rs 5 crore.   More...
MP Tourism Corporation to increase number of caravans
BHOPAL: Following good response to caravan tourism in the state, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation is going to increase the number of its caravans from 3 to 10.   More...
Young tiger found dead in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
BHOPAL: Carcass of a sub-adult tiger cub was found near Sheshaiya area in Tala range of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) National Park in Umaria district during routine patrolling by the park officials on Saturday morning.   More...
MP becomes pioneer in full utilisation of Central funds in tourism sector
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country, which has fully utilised Central funds in tourism sector. Lauding tourism activities being carried out in the state, the Union Tourism Department has said that funds allocated to Madhya Pradesh under 11th Plan were fully utilised.   More...
Rs 8 crore will be spent for promoting tourism in Vindhya region
BHOPAL: Works costing Rs 7.98 crore are underway for attracting tourists and promoting tourism in Vindhya region. These works will be completed by June. Through the works, infrastructure development will be undertaken and basic amenities will be...   More...
Major fire at Madhav National Park in MP
BHOPAL: A major fire was broke out at the Madhav National Park of Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh on Monday morning. Nobody was reported to have received injuries in the fire that burnt dry patches over a stretch of one kilometer within the forest area, officials said.   More...
Local participation must for eco-tourism development: CS
BHOPAL: Chief Secretary R Parasuram has said that development of eco-tourism is possible only when local people and communities will cooperate and participate in it.   More...
President will inaugurate tribal museum next month
BHOPAL: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a tribal museum and lay foundation stone for Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya at Bhopal next month. Higher education and culture minister Laxmikant Sharma reviewed preparations for the President’s proposed Madhya Pradesh visit,   More...
Gujarat govt will file review petition against SC order on lions’ translocation
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat State Wildlife Board (GSWF) on Thursday decided to file a review petition against the Supreme Court order for translocation of some Asiatic lions from Gir to Kuno-Palpur sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Van Vihar’s tigress ‘Reena’ is dead
BHOPAL: ‘Reena’, a 19-year-old senile tigress of Van Vihar National Park Bhopal died on Thursday. Reena was born at Van Vihar on August 30, 1994. Average age of tigers is 14-15 years.   More...
13th Finance Commission sanctions Rs 180 cr for tourism development in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: The 13th Finance Commission has sanctioned assistance worth Rs 180 crore for development of various tourism destinations in Madhya Pradesh. This amount has been sanctioned for 4 years from years 2011-12 to 2014-15.   More...
Promote sustainable tourism in Madhya Pradesh: Parasuram
BHOPAL: Such activities should be conducted in tourism sector, which do not harm natural surroundings and environment. Madhya Pradesh government is also promoting eco tourism.   More...
Four ‘mega circuit’ tourism projects identified in MP
BHOPAL: Four ‘mega circuit’ projects have been identified in Madhya Pradesh. These are Orchha-Gwalior-Shivpuri-Khajuraho, Indore-Ujjain-Omkareshwar-Maheshwar-Mandu circuit, Jabalpur-Bhedaghat-Mandla-Kanha-Bandhavgarh-Amarkantak and Bhopal-Sanchi-Bhojpur-Bhim Bethka-Pachmarhi.   More...
Gujarat’s Asiatic lions will be relocated to Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has hailed the Supreme Court’s decision for relocating Asiatic Lions from Gujarat to Palpur-Kuno Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Madhya Pradesh tourism goes hi-tech
BHOPAL: Now, information about state’s historic heritages will be available easily on tourists’ mobile phones. Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has decided to avail ultramodern techniques like quick response code (QRC)...   More...
Three times rise in tourist inflow in Madhya Pradesh National Parks and sanctuaries
BHOPAL: Exotic jungles in Madhya Pradesh, tigers, deer and other animals and birds roaming freely in jungles and effective tourism facilities being provided by Forest department are attracting domestic as well as foreign tourists to the state.   More...
Culture Minister Sharma inaugurates Golghar museum
BHOPAL: Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma on Tuesday inaugurated a museum developed in Golghar monument at Shahjahanabad in the state capital.   More...
Golghar developed as Nawab-era museum to be inaugurated today
BHOPAL: A museum of diverse aspects of arts, handicrafts and social life of Nawab-era been developed at ‘Golghar’ monument in the state capital. The museum will be inaugurated by Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma on Tuesday at 7 pm.   More...
Special force will ensure security of tourist in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a special force will be formed in Madhya Pradesh for security and facility of foreign tourists. A mechanism will be set up for collecting information about foreign tourists visiting the state...   More...
Exhibition, lecture, dance mark IGRMS foundation day celebrations
BHOPAL: The second day of the 37th foundation day celebrations of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) was marked with exhibition, lecture and food delicacies apart from folk and tribal dances of north eastern India, on Friday.   More...
State to promote forest expansion on private lands
BHOPAL: The State Government will implement a new scheme for forest expansion to promote plantation on private lands.   More...
Tiger T-2’s radio collar changed in Union minister’s presence in Panna
BHOPAL: Radio collar of tiger T-2 was changed in the Panna Tiger Reserve on Monday. This will help trace activities of tiger T-2. Union Culture and Social Justice Minister Shelja was also present on the occasion.   More...
Four tigers electrocuted in Bandhavgarh reserve in 11 years
BHOPAL: Four tigers have been electrocuted in the last four months in the vicinity of the Bandhavgarh tiger reserve. Documents sourced through the Right to Information Act revealed that over the last 11 years meeting after meeting took place among officers of the power and forest departments of the state...   More...
Bird watching camp at Van Vihar today
BHOPAL: A bird watching camp will be organised at Van Vihar National Park on March 3. An official release stated that 50 people can participate in the camp which would begin from 7am to 11am.   More...
White tiger will not be shifted to Madhua
BHOPAL: A division bench of Madhya Pradesh high court comprising Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and Justice Ajit Singh overruled the possibility of translocation of white tigers for breeding and conservation purpose from Govindgarh to the proposed 250 acres of site earmarked for an ambitious park in Madhua.   More...
Pregnant tigress spotted in Kerwan forest, entry of people may be banned
BHOPAL: Worried about the safety of a pregnant tigress spotted in Kerwa-Kaliasot forest area, the forest department has banned the entry of heavy vehicles like trucks and dumpers in the areas.   More...
Census: 125 vultures of four species found in Orchha sanctuary
BHOPAL: As many as 125 vultures of four species and their nests have been found in Orchha Sanctuary in Tikamgarh district during the first-ever vulture census.   More...
Centre warns MP government on eco-sensitive zone around national parks
BHOPAL: The Union ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has warned the Madhya Pradesh government on the issue of declaration of eco-sensitive and eco-fragile zone around sanctuaries and national parks. I   More...
With 77,700 sq-km forest cover Madhya Pradesh still on top in India
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh is still on the top in the country with a total 77,700 square kilometre forest cover, whereas, the forest cover in the country has decreased by 367 square kilometre.   More...
Two bears spotted in Thuakheda village
BHOPAL: Two bears sighted in Thuakheda village, 13-km from Kolar area in the state capital, created panic among the villagers on Thursday. However, the bears did not attack any villager and fled towards the forest.   More...
State notifies all six tiger reserves as buffer zones
BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday issued notifications for buffer zones of all six tiger reserves in the state.   More...
Burhanpur will be developed as world heritage: Puar
BHOPAL: In view of its immense tourism potential the Burhanpur district would be developed as world heritage, said tourism minister Tukojirao Puar.   More...
People’s entry banned in Rasolia, Chichli and Samasgarh forest areas
BHOPAL: Keeping in view the movement of tigers and other wild animals, the forest department on Tuesday put a ban on entry of people in some more areas in the Kerwa and Ratapani corridor.   More...
Foresters fail to trace tigers, but got monitoring elephants anaemic
BHOPAL: While the forest department virtually has failed to trap tigers moving in the jungles of Kathotia and Kerwa, but the elephants brought here to monitor the movement of the wild cats got anaemic and one of them dead.   More...
Another elephant ill; advice of Assam expert sought
BHOPAL: After the sudden death of a female elephant, Mohini, the forest department is taking preventive measure to ensure proper health of other elephants brought here from different areas of the country to keep a guard on the tigers moving in Kerwan and Kaliasot jungle.   More...
Foresters, Tourism Corporation happy; say SC vindicates their stand
BHOPAL: The lifting of interim ban on tourism activities in the core tiger reserve areas by the Supreme Court has been welcomed by the forest department as well as the tourism department of the state.   More...
Finally, the foxy leopard falls into foresters’ trap
BHOPAL: The sly leopard that foxed the foresters and caused panic among the people for the last two weeks was finally penned in by the wild animal rescue team on Sunday morning.   More...
All is not well with Van Vihar; leopard Nimmi dies, Katrina critical
BHOPAL: The squint-eyed beauty Nimmi, will no more entertain the visitors of Van Vihar nor will she pound upon her preys again. Her old age devoured her on Saturday.   More...
Ensure harmony between human beings and wild animals, says governor
BHOPAL: Efforts should be made to ensure harmony between human beings and wild animals. Active public support is the basic need for the conservation of wildlife.   More...
Tourism Corporation to hold grand drama on ‘Vikramaditya’
BHOPAL: People have heard the stories of Vikram and Betal but they may be least familiar with different aspects of the life of the great king, Vikramaditya.   More...
Tourist activities in tiger reserves, SC postpones hearing till Oct 9
BHOPAL: The Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed the hearing on the petition seeking ban on tourism activities in core areas of tiger reserves till October 9.   More...
MP emerges as favourite tourist destination in world: Puar
BHOPAL: Tourism minister Tukojirao Puar said Madhya Pradesh has carved out its special identity in the tourism sector in India and abroad by carrying out outstanding works in the tourism sector.   More...
Oberoi and Lemon Tree groups will open units in Bhopal
BHOPAL: The Oberoi group of hotels and the Lemon Tree hotels have expressed their wish to open their units in the state capital.   More...
Various programmes to mark Tourism Day on Sept 27
BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) will organise various programmes to mark the ‘World Tourism Day on September 27.   More...
MP Tourism gets ‘industry’ status
BHOPAL: Approving the Madhya Pradesh ‘Tourism policy’ the state cabinet on Tuesday accorded the status of ‘industry’ to tourism. Provision has also been made for subsidy to heritage hotels.   More...
Van Vihar’s lioness Lily dies from snakebite
BHOPAL: A lioness named ‘Lily’ died from snakebite at Van Vihar national park on Tuesday morning. Lily was brought from Jaipur zoo in 2006, when she was eight.   More...
MP Tourism Corporation wins 'National Tourism 2012' award
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation was felicitated with \'National Tourism 2012\' award at Delhi on August 18.   More...
Minister releases book on Khajuraho ‘Grandeur of Granite’
BHOPAL: Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma on Friday released a book “The Grandeur of Granite: Shiv-Yogini Temples of Vyas Bhadora”, written by senior IAS officer Ashok Shah, at Swaraj Bhavan.   More...
Singapore envoy keen to invest in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Singapore’s Consul-General Li Chung Ying Lin on Tuesday said that Singapore is interested in investment in skill development, tourism and infrastructure sectors.   More...
New surveillance system in the offing to save wild animals
BHOPAL: To check poaching and straying of wild animals in human habitation, a team of scientists is developing a new surveillance system which will work as a virtual fencing for these animals, especially the endangered species.   More...
MP conferred with eco tourism destination award
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation was conferred with the best eco tourism destination award at the 15th annual award function of flagship magazine ‘Today’s’ Traveller’, held at New Delhi on Wednesday.   More...
Ban on tourism in tiger reserves affects livelihoods of locals
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Tuesday called on Union Environment and Forest Minister Jayanti Natrajan and urged her to file a writ in the court for lifting ban on tourism in tiger reserves.   More...
State will register objection to SC restriction on tourism
BHOPAL: The state government will register its objection over the restriction laid by the Supreme Court on all tourism activities in the core areas of tiger reserves as the move is a setback for the tourism industry of the state primarily based on the tiger reserves.   More...
Lion dies of old age in Van Vihar
BHOPAL: A 20-year-old male lion died at Van Vihar National Park on Sunday morning. Van Vihar now has five lions and six lionesses all are above the average age.   More...
Supreme Court stays tourism-related activities in core areas of tiger reserves
BHOPAL: The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, stayed all tourism-related activities in core areas of tiger reserves across the country. The decision was taken by the apex court on a PIL filed by wildlife activist Ajay Dubey of Bhopal.   More...
MP Tourism marketing office opened in Ahmedabad
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has opened its marketing office in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. While inaugurating the marketing office, chairman Dr Mohan Yadav said tourists coming to Madhya Pradesh will have comprehensive knowledge about the state’s tourist destinations.   More...
Wednesday holiday in Kanha Tiger Reserve
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government on Friday decided to prohibit tourism every Wednesday in all the four zones of Kanha Tiger Reserve in district Mandla including Kanha, Kisli, Sarhi and Mukki.   More...
Eco-Tourism Day: one-day workshop on ‘Policy fixation for eco-tourism development in Madhya Pradesh’ on July 12
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Eco-Tourism Board will observe its foundation day on July 12 as ‘Eco-Tourism Day’. To mark the occasion, a one-day workshop on ‘Policy fixation for eco-tourism development in Madhya Pradesh’ will be held at Academy of Administration.   More...