During the second wave of Covid-19, Tiger reserves and National Parks had remained closed in April and May, as a precautionary measure.

However, forest Minister Vijay Shah recently announced that the national parks and tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh will remain open from June 1 to June 30.

Tiger reserves like Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Satpura, Pench, and Panna are going to stay open all June.

Another cause of celebration that the tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh have is that, with a population of 526 tigers, it re-achieved the top slot in the 2018 census. They showed the maximum number of tigers (3,421) which was followed by Karnataka (1,783) and then Maharashtra (1,690). Forest officials have also spotted 41 new tiger cubs at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

What this means for tourism in Madhya Pradesh?

The continually increase in the numbers of big cats in Madhya Pradesh is only doubling tourist interest upon the state.

The forest Ministry stated that this particular move has been made solely as a slow initiative to start tourism activities in these areas because in the past, these reserves and parks were a major player in Madhya Pradesh Tourism.

The key element here is that there visitors will only be allowed to enter following the right Covid restrictions

Thrillophila’s notes

Since the announcement of the news, our website pages on Madhya Pradesh Tourism have seen a notable jump.

Our page 9 Best National Parks in Madhya Pradesh has become the second most viewed page among Madhya Pradesh tourism pages.

  1. Any tour packages that encase the tiger reserves like Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Satpura, Pench, and Panna are likely to sell in June. Our pages best national parks in Madhya Pradesh and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh has had a lot of visitors.
  2. Add to that, if we have tour packages that have resort deals too, they are likely to sell well considering currently travellers are very big on safety and hygiene. Our page 35 best resorts in Madhya Pradesh has also received quite a bit of attention.
  3. In the current scenario, waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh are another tourist attraction that people can go to as long as they are in small groups. Check out our page 20 best waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh to understand what our visitors are looking at. Any tour packages that are made should absolutely follow the guidelines that the state has made for tourism operators. Please check out the COVID-19 guidelines for Madhya Pradesh here.