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Updated December 28th, 2023 at 13:22 IST

Maharashtra to boost tourism with more facilities at jungle resorts, hill stations and beach towns

Maharashtra will increase rooms, restaurants and other facilities at the state jungle resorts, hill stations, and beach locations along the Konkan coast.

Tadoba National Park
Maharashtra to boost tourism | Image:Tadoba National Park
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Maharashtra is all set to give tourism a boost with better facilities at its forest resorts as well as its properties at hill stations and beach towns. 

According to reports, Maharashtra is all set to increase the number of rooms and restaurants at the following locations:

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  • Tadoba Tiger Reserve
  • Ajanta Caves resort (Fardapur), Aurangabad
  • Matheran hill station
  • Mahabaleshwar hill station
  • Mithbav beach near Tarkarli
  • Harihareshwar beach near Shrivardhan
  • Ganpatipule beach.

Moreover, steps are being taken to reduce the waiting list to book jungle safaris and resorts in Maharashtra.

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Maharashtra government floats tenders for tourism expansion plans

On December 27, the Maharashtra government gave a go ahead to letting out resorts and lands to private companies in order to boost expansion of rooms and recreational facilities.

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The policy decision to allow private investors in state tourism was taken in 2016 by the Maharashtra government. Now, the state government has floated tenders for private participation in its tourist resorts. The state will lease out Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) properties for public private partnership (PPP).

Moreover, in 2020, the state cabinet approved the development of open land parcels at the aforementioned tourist locations. 

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"An approval is being given to develop resorts and lands at Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Harihareshwar, Mithbav, Tadoba, Fardapur and Ganpatipule with a public private partnership with prior permissions from the state high power committee," read a statement from the Maharashtra government.

The move by the state government aims to encourage and boost tourism at these tourist hotspots in the state that are already popular.

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Published December 28th, 2023 at 13:22 IST

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