Often called 'The Heart of India', Madhya Pradesh has been honored as the top 3rd best value destination of the world by lonely planet. Global travel authority Lonely Planet has unveiled its top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value destinations for next year Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020 book released.
Madhya Pradesh, the second largest state in the country is rich in history and tradition with archaeological structures, countless monuments, forts, and handicraft markets. It has a few unexplored locations where you can enjoy the fascinating landscapes and witness the rich history, which can be traced to as far back as the Middle Pleistocene era, around 500,000 years ago. The state has something or the other for every type of tourist ranging from architecture tourists to adventure seekers. The UNESCO World Heritage sites at Madhya Pradesh -Khajuraho Group of Monuments, the Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi and the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are a perfect treat for art and history lovers. While for adventure seekers, the state offers an array of adventures like parasailing, boating, camping, and trekking.
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Khajuraho Group of Monument
Officials of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board quoted, “It’s a great matter of pride for us that Madhya Pradesh has ranked under top three best value destinations of the world, Madhya Pradesh tourism has always appreciated the people’s support and acknowledges their efforts in creating new milestones for the State and its offerings. We highly appreciate the contribution of the tourism industry in various forms and always try to set new international standards in the field of hospitality and services.”
Seshadri, Director and General Manager, Lonely Planet India said, “The travel community eagerly awaits this list across the Globe to encourage visits to these spots. Madhya Pradesh enjoys a strategic location being surrounded by five other states in the country. Heartland of the Nation, Madhya Pradesh by its central location and with the number of infrastructure projects is very tourist-friendly.”
The Top 10 Best Value Destinations Are:
1.East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
3.Madhya Pradesh, India
8.Cape Winelands, South Africa
10. Zanzibar, Tanza