Tag Archives: Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation

MP Tourism to organise Namaste Orccha Festival from March 6-8 to attract more tourists

Madhya Pradesh Tourism has announced ‘Namaste Orchha’ festival, which is scheduled to be held from 6-8 March 2020, in the historic town of Orchha. The festival, aimed at celebrating the cultural landscape of MP, was announced at a curtain raiser event in New Delhi, in the presence of Sonia Meena, Additional Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) and Yasmin Kidwai, Festival Director and Curator, Director of Spring Box Films. The 3-day festival offers unparalleled travel experiences for visitors to Madhya Pradesh, the government has announced this festival in the heritage city of Orchha to promote tourism, celebrate cultural diversity, natural beauty and the architectural heritage of the state. Namaste Orchha will showcase Madhya Pradesh in Orchha, bringing it alive with music, dance, heritage tours, workshops, local cuisine, arts and handicrafts. Madhya Pradesh boasts popular tourist destinations like Khajuraho, Ujjain, Sanchi, Bhimbetka as well as untapped places like the recently awarded National Award for Best Heritage City – Orchha.

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MPSTDC & MakeMyTrip join hands to promote homestays

In an attempt to promote its home-stay scheme in the state, the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MakeMyTrip. Under this collaboration, MakeMyTrip would promote and help in implementing the state-run MPSTDC’s scheme which is meant for the owners of apartments, bungalows, cottages at the places of tourist interests. The homeowner, who can provide accommodation and food facility to domestic and international tourists, may register under this scheme. According to a state official, the programme has seen a good response so far. It was informed that so far, 82 people have registered themselves under the home-stay scheme with the highest number-26- being from Indore followed by Bhopal at 13. Among others, nine each have registered themselves in Ujjain and Pachmarhi, five in Amarkantak and four each in Jabalpur, Gwalior and Balaghat.

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MP sanctioned Rs 98cr for wildlife circuit

Madhya Pradesh Tourism has been sanctioned Rs 98 crores for wildlife circuit project, and Rs 75 crore for Buddhist circuit under the Swadesh Darshan scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Tanvi Sundriyal, Additional Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation informs, “We have been sanctioned Rs 98 crores for Wildlife Circuit, Rs 75 crores for Buddhist circuit and Rs 98 crores in principle for Heritage circuit.” Sundriyal informs, “Wildlife circuit is the one in which we are adding value to the people visiting the wildlife places by giving them something extra. Buddhist Circuit looks at infrastructure development in various Buddhist oriented sites in Madhya Pradesh. These two have been completely approved but the third one, the Heritage circuit has got an in-principle approval. The places which fall under this circuit are Orchha, Khajuraho, Gwalior, Chanderi, Mandu and lesser known destinations in and around these places.”

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MP Tourism’s 5-city roadshow begins from Delhi

Madhya Pradesh Tourism is organising multi-city roadshows in the country in order to strengthen relations with the travel fraternity and the various private players. With the roadshow starting from Delhi on May 27, it will move to Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru. Tanvi Sundriyal, Addil. Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation, says, “Roadshows are a way in which we are bidding partnerships with our private sellers and the buyers in the form of travel and tour operators of various cities. We’ll start with Tier I cities and then move on to the Tier II cities.”

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MP ‘Jal Mahotsav’ from Feb 12-21

In an attempt to tap the opportunities of water tourism in the state, Madhya Pradesh Tourism is organising ‘Jal Mahotsav’ in Hunumantiya, Khandwa district from February 12-21, 2016. “MP Tourism has taken this initiative to raise awareness through ‘Jal Mahotsav’, which is an enthralling mix of cultural performances and adventure activities taking place against the beautiful background of the Indira Sagar Dam,” said Tanvi Sundriyal, Additional Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation. The mega event will be inaugurated by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, she added. The 10-day event will play host to a number of activities like local sightseeing, adventure sports, outdoor activities, air and land adventures along with a display of food and crafts bazaar at the venue. There are 120 tents to be made available to the tourists attending the festival and the state is expecting a huge turnout of domestic as well as international tourists. Dr. Mamta Pandey, Sr. Liason & Marketing Officer, MP Tourism, informed that more than 200 delegates from the industry and ministry attended the roadshow.

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