Nashik to get a makeover

The state gov­ern­ment has ap­proved 317.5 crore plan to boost tourism in the Nashik re­gion…

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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.

Jagdish Patil

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor MTDC

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