Global travel authority Lonely Planet has unveiled it stop 10 countries, cities, regions and best value destinations for the next year Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel 2020 Book,” and Madhya Pradesh has bagged a spot.

Being one of the most diverse tourist destinations in India, the state has been honoured as the top 3 best value destinations of the world securing the third spot on the list. With Madhya Pradesh’s selling point being the wildlife and historic small towns, the state offers destinations, culture and food that suits everybody’s taste. Offering wildlife-spotting at a lower cost than in Africa, and boasts site like Khajuraho, the heart of India has secured this spot so very rightly. 

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board is honoured.  

Officials of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board acknowledged the ranking by stating “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 acknowledge 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 service”. 

Image taken during a tiger safari at Bandhavgarh national park

Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guide book brand, the travel list comes from a vast community of editors, researchers, locals and influencers. Director and General Manager, Lonely Planet India- Seshadri, said that the list hopes to inspire travellers across the globe to visit these spots. According to him in relation to Madhya Pradesh, the central location of the state is it’s selling point, not forgetting the number of infrastructure projects that according to Seshadri as deemed to be very “tourist-friendly”. 

Here is the list by Lonely Planet on the Top 10 Best Value Destinations:

  1. East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  2. Budapest, Hungary
  3. Madhya Pradesh, India
  4. Buffalo, USA
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Serbia
  7. Tunisia
  8. Cape Winelands, South Africa
  9. Athens, Greece
  10. Zanzibar, Tanza

Thus, it is a proud moment for Madhya Pradesh, as it is a state blessed with rich wildlife experiences, marvellous heritage, divine pilgrim spots, several architectural wonders and food that is divine.


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