Bhopal, Sep 16 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said palaces and forts in the state would be converted into a chain of heritage hotels in a bid to attract tourists.
''The move would enhance tourism besides increasing economic activity. Heritage hotels situated near sanctuaries, parks and other natural sites would attract tourists,' said Mr Chouhan, while addressing annual general meeting of the Indian Heritage Hotel Association.
The Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation had surveyed old forts. Investors would be invited in November to discuss setting up of heritage hotels.
He said three world heritage monuments existed in the state.
Besides, archaeological treasure was spread in every district.
Mr Chouhan said improved network of roads, adequate power supply and expansion of air services would help in boosting tourism. He added that Bhopal and Indore airports would be improved to international standards.