Madhya Pradesh has achieved great progress in tourism sector today, creating its own special place in the hearts of travellers. This has been made possible owing to the consistent efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (MPTDC). An agency under the Government of India, MPTDC controls tourism activities in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It has its headquarters in Bhopal and offices in different districts of the state. Awards and recognitions have poured in for Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation over the past few years for its great achievements. The Lonely Planet Award for Best Indian Destination for Wildlife and a bronze award at the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards are among the most significant ones that it won in recent times.
There are many attractive travel destinations in this state that can delight all types of tourists coming from different places. For ones who intend to visit historical sites, there are some interesting spots like Khajuraho, Sanchi and Ujjain. Wildlife enthusiasts can have an excellent time in Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh as it has numerous species of flora and fauna. They would also like to visit Pench Tiger Reserve, which served as an inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s most popular work, ‘The Jungle Book’. Salkanpur is associated with several mythological events in Hindu traditions and is believed to be a sacred place of Goddess Parvati. Another place of religious importance is Bhojpur, where the famous Bhojeshwar Temple is situated. It was left incomplete and still remains in the same condition, but an earthen ramp used for raising it to a higher level serves as a good example of ancient architecture.
Official slogan of MPTDC, 'The Heart of Incredible India' has become extremely popular with the masses, creating a sense of curiosity among them to visit popular destinations of Madhya Pradesh. The organization is also engaged in increasing tourist facilities around all the tourist attractions. For providing valuable information to the tourists, MPTDC has also published three new travel guides in recent times. All the exciting destinations of Madhya Pradesh are covered in these guide books, helping tourists to know more about these regions.