The State Government’s tourism directorate will organize 20 different tourism festivals in six divisions of the state – Konkan, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Amravati, and Nagpur. It will be held in February and March to boost tourism in the state. These festivals include the Grape Harvesting Festival in the Nashik district, the Nandur Madhameshwar Festival, the Kajve Festival in the Bhandardara area of Ahmednagar district, and the Living Fort Festival in Dhule district.
Junnar Grape Festival in the Pune district, Wai Festival in the Satara district, and Panhala Festival in the Kolhapur district will also be organized. In Konkan, tourists will get the opportunity to enjoy Vengurla (Sagareshwar) Festival in Sindhdurg District, Shrivardhan Festival in Raigad District, Katalshilpa Festival in Ratnagiri District and Velas / Anjarle Festival.
While Aurangabad division has decided to organize some popular festivals including thirteen festivals in Osmanabad district, Kapildhara festival in Beed district and hotel festival in Nanded district. Sindhikhed Raja Festival in Buldhana district in Amravati division, Narnala Fort Festival in Akola district and Tipeshwar Sanctuary Festival in Yavatmal district will be organized. The Nagpur division will also organize various festivals. These include Ramtek Festival in Nagpur district, Bor Dam and Wildlife Festival, and Bodhalaksa Bird Festival in Gondia district.
Giving information in this regard, Director of Tourism Dr. Dhananjay Savalkar said that the aim is to bring unpopular places in the state on the tourist map of Maharashtra. Corona’s crisis was very difficult. Now that the situation is slowly returning to normal, Maharashtra is gearing up to welcome tourists.
The festival has provided an opportunity to roam in the state and we are appealing to tourists to join the festival with the aim of understanding Maharashtra. The state has a great cultural heritage. Tourists will get a chance to see this heritage and beauty of the state through these festivals. These festivals will be organized by the Regional Offices of the Directorate of Tourism with the help of the local district administration.