Chambal Valley, which had been a haven for dacoits for decades, is all set to become the latest tourist attraction in the state.
According to the statement issued by the state government, the Centre has sanctioned R7 crore for development of Chambal tourist circuit. Under it, tourist facilities are being developed in Sheopur, Morena and Bhind districts.
Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation has made arrangements for providing information regarding tourist facilities and attractions in Chambal circuit like water sports, boating, rafting, camping, bird watching and interpretation centre set up in National Chambal Alligator Sanctuary.
A number of archaeologically significant places exist in Morena and Bhind. In Morena district, there is an 8th Century Shiva temple, Mahabharat-era remnants at Sihoniya, prehistoric script written in caves of Pahargarh and a number of Mughal and Scindia-era buildings.
For tourists’ convenience, tourist information and facility centres are being constructed at all these places. Similarly, arrangements for parking, signages and lodging of tourists are being made near Kankan Mutt and Shanishchara Mandir.
Work is also underway to make Ater fort in Bhind district more tourist-friendly.
Similarly, tourism information centre and signages are being developed at Sesaipura in Sheopur district, parking arrangements and boating facility at Rameshwaram and viewpoint on the banks of Chambal river.