Madhavgarh Fort: contemporary analysis of historical past and glory of heritage tourism
Pramod Kumar Singh, Rakesh Kumar Prajapati and Anurag Singh Parihar
Heritage tourism is one of the major areas as compared to any other form of tourism. Heritage focuses on tourist destinations, natural and cultural values and goes beyond a simple interest in the past. Heritage Tourism boasts a wide variety of landscapes and settings; it explores the cultural and natural attractions of the people and highlighting the natural physical beauty, urban or industrial development. Heritage destination like Baghelkhand is a very rich in cultural heritage and has contributed towards its past. The Madhavgarh Fort of Satna is currently facing many challenges, but at the same times the scope for more opportunities. Every tourist has visiting this fort and to understand the social, cultural life as well as the advancement in material and technology of that era. A proper model should be adopted by the MPSTDC for the preservation and protection of this fort as it can be a major attraction not only of the district but also of the entire Baghelkhand region which can help in keeping the Satna district among the most favorable tourism sites. This research paper tries to highlights different aspects related to the history of monument and for the conservation of Madhavgarh Fort and also focuses on the development of heritage tourism which can achieve it.