Nashik to get a makeover
The state government has approved 317.5 crore plan to boost tourism in the Nashik region…
We are going to develop the wine tourism circuit in Nashik, along with adventure, leisure & MICE
With an aim to offer more tourist circuits to inbound and domestic tourists during the Kumbh Mela in 2015 in the state, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has chalked out a ` 317.50-crore plan to boost tourism in the Nashik revenue division. The state government has approved the plan, which will promote tourism in North Maharashtra. Of the total fund of ` 317.50 crore, ` 126 crore has been sanctioned for various tourism projects in Nashik district, ` 46 crore for Dhule, ` 36 crore for Jalgaon, ` 57 crore for Ahmednagar and ` 52 crore for Nandurbar districts.
Talking about the same, Jagdish Patil, MD, MTDC said, “Apart from developing the Konkan region for beach tourism, we are also developing other regions to bring in variety of tourism products in the offing. One of the recent plans approved by the state government is Nashik circuit. We will develop an adventure sports complex and are in process of building a Convention Centre for MICE facilities. The convention centre will be built through central government financial assistance and would offer state-of-the-art international standard facilities for MICE events. We are also going to develop the wine tourism circuit in Nashik district. With these new developments, we are looking at developing Nashik as a complete tourist destination for adventure, leisure and MICE visitors.”
Additionally, the plan will include development of projects like the Gangapur dam, the Someshwar temple, the Godavari river and Godavari Kund. The Jyotirling temple, Teertha Kund, Prayag Teerth, Srikeshtra Kapildhara, Anjaneri, the Dugarwadi waterfall, Bhatsa and Darna dams and Vani have been included in the plan for Trimbakeshwar.
"People who visit Nashik also visit these places. During the Kumbh Mela, which will take place in Nashik and Trimbakeshwar, many pilgrims will also visit Igatpuri, Vani, Shirdi, Bhandardara and other places. Developing these places as tourist destinations will boost tourism in the region," adds Patil.
Managing Director MTDC