Maharashtra To Launch Monsoon Tourism, Beach Shacks, Mini Festivals In State

by Suchismita Pal
Maharashtra To Launch Monsoon Tourism, Beach Shacks, Mini Festivals In State

Maharashtra tourism is ready to roll out a plethora of new offerings to give a boost to the state’s tourism sector. The tourism ministry of the state has planned to introduce beach snacks and also organise mini-festivals to attract domestic as well as international tourists. The government announced that it will permit the launching of beach shacks on eight beaches of the breathtaking Konkon coast. Also, starting November 2021, the ministry will conduct several enthralling coastal festivals. Additionally, the setting up of cycling tracks, viewing decks, light shows and more are also in the talks. 

Maharashtra To Get Goa-Style Beach Shacks And New MTDC Resorts

In order to position Maharasthra as a leading tourist destination in the country, Chief Minister Uddhav Thakarey had launched many projects in the state worth ₹2905 crores. The state has announced a monsoon tourism plan to develop its long coastline. Apart from Goa-style beach shacks, the tourism board has also planned to introduce stunning MDTC ( Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation) resorts. In 2020, Maharashtra Tourism had launched a new resort in Nashik with a gorgeous boat club. 

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The Grape Park Resort, Gangapur, Nashik has 40 deluxe and heritage suites to fit in up to 144 guests. Guests can stay in the resort and also explore nearby attractions like Bahuli Dam, the Pandav Cave and Shirdi. Maharashtra’s Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment, Aaditya Thackery has launched Mumbai’s first waste-to-energy plant at Haji Ali, Mumbai. He also performed the groundbreaking ritual for the construction of a viewing deck off the Arabian Sea at Girgaon Chowpatty

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The State Has Launched Agrotourism And Caravan Tourism Policies To Promote Tourism

Maharashtra has already launched policies to promote agrotourism and caravan tourism in the state. The state has plans to set up camping facilities and tents as well. Speaking to Curly Tales, Dr. Dhananjay Sawalkar, Director, Directorate of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra has said, “We are coming up with camping facilities or tents at different locations like Bhandardara, Nashik and some offbeat places like Tapola.”

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Under the caravan policy, caravan operators can receive incentives from the toursim board. Also, owners can set up caravan parks on lands owned by the properties of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation. The government is also promoting the hidden gems of the state in secluded locations.