Seek, Discover and Explore at Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart this year

The fourth edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart themed ‘Seek-Discover-Explore’ will be held at Bhopal from October 27 to 29. Over 200 national and international buyers and about 100 representatives of distinct Indian markets are expected to participate in it. The event will be inaugurated by dignitaries from the state.
The primary objective of this mart is to market and promote Madhya Pradesh as a tourist destination throughout the year. The concept is a B2B platform, which will bring tourism stakeholders together and would enable them to interact and explore opportunities of mutual trade.The event is being supported by institutions of the tourism and hospitality industry including Adventure Tour Operators Association of India, Indian Association of Tour Operators, Travel Agent Association of India and Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India.
“Madhya Pradesh Tourism has touched new horizons of development under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. I am hopeful that this year’s MP Travel Mart will open the way for more investment in tourism sector in the state,” said state minister, tourism and culture (Independent Charge), kisanKalyavan and agriculture development, Surendra Patwa.”The Travel Mart is an opportunity in which the tourism aspects of the state and the policies and schemes are conveyed to the investors,” said secretary, Tourism and Public Service Management, MD, M.P. State Tourism Development Corporation, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, Hari Ranjan Rao. He added, Through the four editions, Madhya Pradesh has been able to gain the reach and visibility as a destination and become a “force to reckon with” in the India tourism landscape, he said. “Our endeavor currently is to channelize this awareness into actual footfalls,” he said.
The third edition of the travel mart last year was a success and saw above eight crore visitors out of which around six lakhs were foreign tourists.However, this year the number of attendees is expected to cross well over nine crores.International participants attending this year’s mart are from Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Thailand, Poland, Austria, Australia and France.
Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart

Revisiting Grandeur – Jal Mahotsav is back
Once an unexplored place, now a destination where India’s largest water carnival is held. Close to Khandwa district in Madhya Pradesh, lies an island in the backwaters of Indira Sagar Dam on River Narmada. Hanuwantiya Island, once an unexplored and unknown place, has now turned into an adventure hub with the support of MP Tourism. Derived from local village name with same name, MP Tourism found Hanuwantiya suitable for water tourism activity. This is the story behind the makeover of Hanuwantiya from an untouched island to an adventure addition in Madhya Pradesh tourism packages.
Nestled in this Island is Jal Mahotsav – a striking contrast of adventure with serenity, of excitement with relaxation. An extravaganza to rekindle the spirit of adventure within oneself, India’s one of its kind water festival is all set to rule the hearts of all the adventure lovers once again! Well, if you aren’t an adventure buff, you shouldn’t be disappointed since the place unwinds surprises for everyone. Those in search of relaxation and a break from routine life can treat themselves to the comfort of a luxury tent, sit back and feel the cool breeze relax every nerve of your mind and body. The water festival has now made the culturally rich Madhya Pradesh known for its adventure tourism too. It gives one more reason to the people to tour to Madhya Pradesh. Along with celebrating the spirit of adventure, the festival also celebrates the spirit of MP. The absolute brilliance of the local artisans and craftspeople, melodious folk music and performances and lip smacking cuisine – all these precisely describes and defines what “The Heart of India” truly stands for. This year this event is slated from 15th October 2017 – 2nd January 2018.