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  • MTDC announces social tourism and study tour packages

    Published on June 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra has been pioneer of many social reform movements and has been the Karma-bhoomi of legendary visionaries and reformers. With a mtdc-logoview to create awareness about the same and promote them at the national and international levels, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is now offering packaged tour of the prominent places of interest in the state through tour operators who have been selected via proper channel of E.O.I. tendering process by MTDC. MTDC will organise tour every month to the projects of social reformers covering eight such places like Anandvan,Vigyan Ashram, Hiware Bazaar, Hemal Kasa, SEARCH, Sanmati Bal Niketan, Ralegoan Siddhi , Gram Bal Shiksha Kendra. The tour will provide information of these institutes to the tourists. The tours will be operated from cities like Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Amravati, Ratnagiri, Nashik and Aurangabad. The tour will be in a group of 25-50 tourists and it will also include tea, snacks, lunch & accommodation wherever possible.

    Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia, Managing Director, MTDC said, “We are proud of the great works being carried out by these humanitarian organisations. They reflect the culture and philosophy of this state and its people. We would like the world to know about it. It also has a great tourism potential as the social circuits are high in demand from domestic and international tourists. Our initiative will help tourists understand the strength of Maharashtra with so many extraordinary social reformers who have changed the eco-social dynamics of the region. Learning and exposure will enhance the tourist experiment. We will look at revising the frequency of these tours depending on the response from tourist who want to explore the work of famous reformers in Maharashtra.”

    MTDC is paying special attention to its tourist; travel insurance will be provided to ensure their safety while on tour. The duration of various Tour packages range from 1-day to 8-days  and the Tour package cost ranges from  INR 860/ – to INR 6200/-, depending on the location, stay and mode of transport. Tour includes accommodation in budget category hotel / MTDC resorts, breakfast, lunch/dinner, drinking water, transport by A/c or  Non A/c vehicles, sightseeing and guide facility, wherever possible. Details of the Tours, and reservation related information are available on the MTDC website.

    MTDC has also started study tours to Lonar Crater in Buldhana, Birding/Nature excursions and Gandhi Circuit for students of schools and colleges. Nehru Planetarium will provide guides for Lonar Crater and therefore students will get to experience sky-watching during the tour at Lonar Crater. There is also constant curiosity amongst youth regarding the modern history of India, its freedom struggle and especially, the life and thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi for which Gandhi Circuit has been specially created. Exposure to such elite projects and learning of exclusive subjects  will further enhance the tourists’ experience.

    Source : Sachin Murdeshwar