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.
The Union Government
has sanctioned Rs 7 crore for development of Chambal tourist circuit. Under it,
tourist facilities are being developed in Sheopur, Morena and Bhind districts.
Madhya Pradesh State
Tourism Development Corporation has made arrangements for providing information
regarding tourist facilities and attractions in Chambal circuit like water
sports, boating, rafting, camping, bird watching and interpretation centre set
up in National Chambal Alligator Sanctuary.
A number of
archaeologically significant places exist in Morena and Bhind. In Morena
district, there is an 8th century Shiva temple, Mahabharat-era remnants at
Sihoniya, pre-historic script written in caves of Pahargarh and a number of
Mughal and Scindia-era buildings. For tourists’ convenience, tourist
information and facility centres are being constructed at all these places.
Similarly, arrangements for parking, signages and lodging of tourists are being
made near Kankan Mutt and Shanishchara Mandir.
Work is also underway
to make Ater fort in Bhind district more convenient. Similarly, tourism
information and facility centre and singnages are being developed at Sesaipura
in Sheopur district, parking arrangements and boating facility at Rameshwaram,
viewpoint on the banks of Chambal river etc.