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.
Selection for the award
was done by readers of Lonely Planet magazine through online voting. The Lonely
Planet Group publishes monthly magazines pertaining to tourism.
There are 25 wildlife
sanctuaries and 9 National Parks in Madhya Pradesh. Of these, Kanha,
Bandhavgarh, Pench and Panna are famous for tigers. Natural environs and dense
forests here are suitable for tiger population.
A number of programmes
have been implemented in the state for preservation of wildlife and vegetation.
As a result, Kanha and Panna have established their identity as the most
beautiful National Parks in Asia while Bandhavgarh and Pench are famous for
tiger reserves. Tourists\' interest in wildlife is greatly attracted to these
places. A number of facilities are being provided to these tourists by Madhya
Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation. These facilities will be
expanded further in future.
magazine’s CEO Tarun Roy, film actor and model John Abraham, magazine’s editor Vardhan
Kondvikar, tour operators, travel agents, travel media and representatives of
noted hotel groups were present on the occasion.