MTDC : Promoting Tourism in Maharashtra
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Maharashtra is the second most populous and the third largest state by area in India. Maharashtra is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Gujarat and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the northwest, Madhya Pradesh to the northeast, Chhattisgarh to the east, Karnataka to the south, Andhra Pradesh to the southeast, and Goa to the southwest. Mumbai, the capital city of the state, is India’s largest city and the financial capital of the nation. Marathi is the official language of Maharashtra.

MTDC (Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation) has worked relentlessly in promoting the tourism in the state of Maharashtra. And MTDC benefits from the fact that the state is gifted with a diverse topography that includes beaches, hill stations, caves, forts and wildlife, to name a few.

MTDC proudly promotes the numerous rock-cut caves that are famous for their paintings and sculptures and are World Heritage Monuments under the Archaeological Survey of India like the Ajanta, Ellora, Elephanta Caves and the Pitalkhora Caves.

There are more than 300 forts that top the MTDC list and some of the main ones are the Devagiri (Daultabad) Fort, Murud Janjira, Raigad Fort, Sindhudurg Fort, Panhala Fort and the Vijayadurg Fort.MTDC caters to pilgrimage too. Topping the chart of pilgrim spots are Shirdi, Ghrishneshwar Temple, Ashta Vinayak Temple, Mahalaxmi Kolhapur Temple, Nanded, Nashik and the Haji Ali Dargah.The extensive coastline of the state benefits the MTDC enormously. The major beaches coming under the MTDC are Dahanu, Bordi, Ganapatipule, Mandwa, Kihim Marve, Manori and Gorai beaches.

Maharashtra has numerous hill stations and MTDC ensures that your stay at the hill stations in the state like Mahabaleshwar, Khandala Lonavala Karla, Matheran, Malshej Ghat and Panchgani is enjoyable.Maharashtra has the world’s third largest crater named the Lonar Crater. Located at the Buldhana District, this Crater that was first discovered in 1823 by British officer, J.E. Alexander. It is 1.83 km in diameter and 150 m deep.

MTDC in association with Indian Railways and Ministry of Tourism is operating a Super Deluxe luxury train, ‘The Deccan Odyssey’. The train starts from Mumbai taking you through cities like Sindhudurg, Goa, Vasco, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, and Nashik and is a 7-day round trip.

MTDC is always at the front promoting eco-tourism at the various wildlife sanctuaries like Chikhaldara, Pench National Park, Bor Dam Reservoir, Navegaon National Park, Dajipur and Tadoba National Park.MTDC has introduced a one of its kind open deck bus tour with trained guides in Mumbai called Nilambri that takes you through the historical and archaeological buildings on the way.MTDC has hotels and restaurants at most of the tourist locations both in the budget and luxurious range.

 

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