MICE Tourism in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh – The hub of MICE Tourism …. Where Business meets Leisure
For the state that boasts unprecedented economic growth in recent times, it comes as no surprise that Madhya Pradesh is emerging as a leading destination for business oriented travel. Complemented by its glorious reputation as the tourism heartland of the country, MICE Tourism in Madhya Pradesh is likely to add a new dimension to conventional business travel in India.
The hospitality industry has been growing in leaps and bounds in Kerala, with the several hospitality groups and hotel chains gearing up to the competition by constantly reinventing and redefining their standards, rates and services. As reliable, cost-effective and tourist-friendly services are always on demand, the innumerable hotels/resorts/homestays distributed throughout the different districts of Madhya Pradesh offer innovative, efficient and round-the-clock tourism solutions for all categories of visitors.
The hospitality industry in Madhya Pradesh remains unmatched in its dedication, service, and support towards its clients. The presence of efficient and skilled hospitality officials and staff ensures the comfort and well being of the ever-increasing tourists and vacationers to god’s own country. The hospitality industry in Madhya Pradesh remains unique in its adherence to ethical business practices and responsible tourism initiatives, in its bid to comply with social, civic and environmental obligations.
The hospitality sector of Madhya Pradesh seeks to build customer trust by offering a host of tourism-related services and business-cum-investment opportunities to clients from all segments. There are hotel and resort chains available throughout Madhya Pradesh offering value-added services in the form of fully furnished serviced apartments, spacious luxury deluxe suites as well as middle class budget accommodation, wildlife resorts, convention centres, internet cafes, travel help desks, health clubs, multi-cuisine restaurants, roof gardens, banqet halls, parking space, swimming pools, sports courts, indoor games facilities, kids play parks, shopping malls, home theatre systems, in-house medical care, pick-up/transport services, sight seeing tours, and a whole lot of travel-related needs and services.
There are several such customer-centric firms and organizations specialized in overall management functioning in Madhya Pradesh which makes it a great MICE destination catering to customers from all over India and abroad. Organizers of MICE-related activities and corporates have plenty of options in Madhya Pradesh to successfully stage their shows. Tour operators and agents in Madhya Pradesh offer excellent customized travel services in the form of special package tours for weekend getaways, honeymooners, families and large groups. Irrespective of whether it’s a leisure travel, historical trip, pilgrimage, medical tourism or a business meet/event, clients and visitors are offered efficient and personalized services at competitive rates.
The Jai Vilas Palace at Gwalior is a treasure chest of European architecture.
We, at i4u Travel Services, believe in offering Experiences for our guests.
For MICE at the Wildlife Destinations of Madhya Pradesh, we attempt to showcase the local culture and also involve guests to participate.
Above is a traditional Gond tribal dance at Bandhavgarh National Park organized at a resort for our guests.
The ancient city of Mandu, with its rich architectural wealth, gives gatherings a historical ambience.
Built by the Holkars, the Rajwada Palace complex in Indore exhibits a blend of Maratha and Mughal styles.
Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) constitute a unique phenomenon in the overall tourism industry of any region. Not only does a vibrant MICE tourism industry reflect a robust economic and investment climate, it also provides an opportunity for business travelers to experience tourist attraction, particularly those of natural historic value. Among the most important advantages of Madhya Pradesh with regard to MICE tourism are it’s centralized location, vibrant economy and well developed Travel and Tourism infrastructure.
The Dhai Seedi ki Masjid at Koh-e-Fiza in Bhopal is one of the smallest mosque in the world.
Pachmari is an ideal destination to provide a scenic backdrop to official meetings.
Growing at a healthy pace of 11.08% in tandem with the overall economic development of India, Madhya Pradesh is witnessing staggering growth in travel and accommodation facilities. With rapid developments in MICE infrastructure, it won’t be long before the tire II cities of Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur are enumerated among conventional MICE hotspots in the country such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Conveniently connected by road, rail and air to all the leading metros of India, Madhya Pradesh has evolved as an attractive manufacturing base for industries such as auto mobiles, electronics, IT and pharmaceuticals.
The emergence of dedicated special economic zones along with the influx of investment from multinational companies has resulted in the growing volumes of foreign tourist in the state. The Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation recently identified 24 privately held and 7 state-owned forts for conversion into heritage hotels. These include the Rampur fort, Arjun Mahal, Narsingarh, Rajgarh, Ranimahal, Tikamgarh, Rajgarh Palace, Ratlam and Satna, and are in addition to a well-established network of leading global hospitality chains such as the Mahua Kothi at Bandhavgarh by the Taj group, Radisson Blu Indore, Courtyard Marriott Bhopal and the Ramada Khajuraho.
The stunning expanse of Bhopal’s Upper lake envelops the city as well as every visitor’s mind. The much smaller lower lake in the heart of the city is a scenic gem too.
Make your visit to Indore a spiritually fulfilling one with a visit to the Annapurna Mandir, one of the most prominent temples dedicated to Annapurna Devi, the goddess of nourishment.
The Fort of Gwalior plays host to the stunning Sound and Light Show, also known as the Gwalior Son-et-Lumiere, every day after sundown.
The capital city of Bhopal offers a plethora of accommodation solutions for business travelers. Internet access, audiovisual equipment, personalized stationary and concierge services are all available at most leading hotels of the city. The Bhopal Haat is an innovative shopping destination providing easy accessibility to the states various indigenous arts and crafts.
The state’s commercial capital, Indore, is equipped with world-class infrastructure such as the Labh Ganga Convention Centre and the Brilliant Convention Centre (BCC). Located a mere 12 km away from the Devi AhilyaBai Holkar international airport at Indore, BCC is spread over one lakh square feet with a seating capacity of 2500 delegates and is one of the largest and technologically advanced business convention centres in India.
Enclosing 400 rooms and a massive Darbar Hall with two of the most gigantic chandeliers in the world, the Jai Vilas Palace is a European architectural marvel. Around 40 of its room have been transformed into a museum.
Gwalior plays host to the stunning sound and light show, also known as the Gwalior Son-et-Lumeire, every day after sun down at the Fort of Gwalior. The show gives a glimpse into the illustrious history of the forts Man Mandir Palace. Host to the Gwalior Trade Fair, the Gwalior Export Facilitation Centre is spread over 104 acres with an array of facilities such as an independent power substation, water supply, medical services and banking.
The Satpura Queen is a beautiful 45 minute cruise over the Tawa reservoir in Hoshangabad district. Ideal for a private party or a business delegation of 30 to 40 persons, the “Satpura Queen” offers breathtaking views of the Satpura National Park and the Bori Wildlife Sanctuary.
The All-India Caravan Tours is a unique initiative consisting of three caravans situated at Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur, each equipped with two LCD TVs, a dining room, microwave, minibar and bathroom. With a capacity of seven persons each, these caravans are built with specialized recreational facilities and an expandable shed with outdoor furniture provisions. Each of these caravan is permitted for PAN India travel and suits the requirements of travelling business schedule. Encouraged by the positive response for this innovative concept that has received the National Tourism Award, MPSTDC is now planning to ply more search caravan vehicles across the state.
In order to provide further impetus to the business travel market within Madhya Pradesh, the state is aggressively striving to promote investment in convention centers built to international standards. It has prioritized two centres with a seating capacity of more than 1000 at Bhopal and Jabalpur and an additional two centres of 500 plus capacity at Jabalpur and Gwalior. To complete the package of amenities for business travelers, the state offers complete exemption of luxury tax, sales tax and entertainment tax for investors in business hotels and suites. With an all-inclusive tourism development strategies such as this, doing business in Madhya Pradesh is just another reason to escape to this holiday heartland of India
Make your visit to Pachmarhi a memorable one by staying at the Satpura Retreat, a sprawling British bungalow and heritage hotel with top notch facilities.