MP Tourism Board Flags Off All-Woman Bike Trip ‘Tigress on the Trail’ to Showcase the State

Industry Watch | November 20, 2020 | News

Madhya Pradesh Tourism

The Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board has just flagged off an all-woman biking adventure trip‘Tigress on the Trail’, during which 15 woman riders will cover approximately 1,500 kilometres across the State in a span of six days, exploring the natural and cultural diversity of Madhya Pradesh. With the riders drawn from across the country, this initiative also sends a message about exploring new places.

The fleet of 15 bikers began the six-day journey from Bhopal on November 19 and will cover national parks, namely Satpura National Park, Kanha National Park, and the Bandhavgarh National Park, along with a plethora of other places, each offering a glimpse into the natural and cultural diversity that Madhya Pradesh offers. The journey would end on Day 6 at Bhopal, after a morning at the Khajuraho Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sheo Shekhar Shukla, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Government of Madhya Pradesh and Managing Director, MP Tourism Board said, “This initiative is not only about promoting State tourism, but we aim to inspire women and solo travellers to visit the land that offers different facets of India at every turn. Partnering with the expert agency in this initiative, we welcome travellers from all over the world to visit the heart of Incredible India and experience the diverse experiences Madhya Pradesh has to offer.”

“We not only wanted these 15 woman riders to explore Madhya Pradesh but also experience the rural and tribal culture of the State. Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board has been taking necessary steps to ensure the safety of every traveller, especially women and solo travellers, encouraging them to visit and create memories with us,” Sonia Meena, Additional Managing Director of MP Tourism Board added.

The woman riders will visit rural communities and get a chance to interact with them via village walks, folk performances, ancient temple visits, and more. Along with this, the itinerary spread across six days also includes a visit to the Pachdhar Pottery Village in Pench, a native community of potters that has been carrying masterpieces for generations now. It also includes a trip to Pardhi, where the riders would interact with tribal women and go for the popular Pardhi Walk, said to be a revolution in itself.

The riders will also get to indulge in an array of adventurous activities including boat and jeep safaris, and night safaris at the parks. The fleet will be accompanied by tourism experts, medical assistants, mechanics, etc., ensuring safety at every step.

Fleet of 15 women riders from across the country to cover 1,500 km from November 19-24, with an aim to explore the natural and cultural diversity of Madhya Pradesh.

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