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Madhya Pradesh Tourism (MPT) has received the “Best Indian Destination for Wildlife” award by the Lonely Planet Group. The award was handed over to MPT at a function in Mumbai by actress Amy Jackson. On behalf of MPT Chairman, his Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Vinod Kumar Amar received the award. Madhya Pradesh has 25 wild life sanctuaries including nine National Parks.
Among them Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench are ideal habitat for tigers. Madhya Pradesh has launched number of programmes for the conservation of flora and fauna because of which Kanha and Pench were regarded as the most beautiful national parks in Asia while Bandhavgarh and Pench are known world over because of tiger reserves.