Tigress on the Trail to inspire solo travelling, promote tourism in Madhya Pradesh
A unique all Women Biking Adventure was launched in Madhya Pradesh to promote tourism in the state and inspire women to explore new places through solo travelling. A fleet of 15 bikers from across the country kick started this unique journey from Bhopal on the November 19, covering national parks, namely Satpura National Park, Kanha National Park and the Bandhavgarh National Park, along with a plethora of places, each offering a glimpse into the natural and cultural diversity that Madhya Pradesh offers. The riders got to indulge in a plethora of adventurous activities, including boat and jeep safaris, night safaris at the parks.
The all women bike trip covered approximately 1500 km in span of six days and sent a powerful and welcoming message to all who love to explore new places. Apart from re-fueling the passion for solo travelling and bike riding amongst young and old alike, they gave the message that a road can be a destination too, it’s all about the perspective. The woman riders visited rural communities and got a chance to interact with them via village walks, delightful folk performances, ancient temple visits and more. The itinerary also included a visit to the Pachdhar Pottery Village in Pench, a native community of potters that have been carrying masterpieces for generations now. The trip also included a trip to Pardhi where they would interacted with the tribal women and went for the famous Pardhi Walk. The journey ended in Bhopal after a morning at the KhajurahoTemples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fleet was accompanied by tourism experts, medical assistants and mechanics to ensure safety at every step.
“This initiative is not only about promoting State tourism, but we aim to inspire women and solo travellers to visit the land that offers different facets of India at every turn. Partnering with the expert agency, in this initiative, we welcome travellers from all over the world to visit the heart of Incredible India and experience the diverse experiences Madhya Pradesh has to offer,” said Sheo Shekhar Shukla, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Managing Director, MP Tourism Board.
“We not only wanted these 15 woman riders to explore Madhya Pradesh, but also experience the rural and tribal culture of the state. Madhya Pradesh tourism board has been taking necessary steps to ensure the safety of every traveller, especially women and solo travellers, encouraging them to visit and create memories with us,” said Sonia Meena, Additional Managing Director of MP Tourism Board.
Abhishek Daga, the co-founder of Thrillophilia said, “Every journey starts with a promising road and Madhya Pradesh offers a memorable experience at every step for every kind of traveller. From National Parks to historical sights, and from modern developments to staying rooted through their tribal communities, every day is an adventure here. We look forward to hosting many more such trips with the tourism board that is writing a new success story in travel.”
Madhya Pradesh offers an assortment of attractions to everyone who loves to travel. The state with the forest area cover of approx. 77,700 sq.kms , which is approx ¼ of the total land area, is filled with Sal trees and bamboos. It has numerous wildlife hotspots with eleven national parks and 24 Wildlife sanctuaries such as Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary and Chambal Ghadiyal Sanctuary. The UNESCO World Heritage sites at Khajuraho, Bhimbetka and Sanchi are the iconic sites in the state. Madhya Pradesh has re-gained the tag of being ‘The Tiger State of the Country’ by having maximum Tiger count of 526 in the state. The roar of Tigers has increased in the dense and beautiful forests of Madhya Pradesh.
The state is also home to two Jyotirlingas Mahakaleshwar and Omkareshwar. Burhanpur, Bhopal, Gwalior and Mandu are some of the beautiful architectural sites, whereas lndra sagar, Gandhi sagar, Tawa and Bargi are the spellbinding water bodies. Cultural events like Khajuraho Dance Festival, Mandu Festival, Orchha Cultural Festival, Tansen Festival are some of the annual tourism promotional festivals to attract tourists from all walks of life. Since more than four decades Madhya Pradesh Tourism is facilitating high standard travel services for travellers visiting Central India for Tourism.