Maharashtra to be made wellness, Bollywood tourism hub

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is collaborating with various institutions as part of its Mahabhraman initiative, to promote tourism in different sectors.

MTDC is planning to boost tourism in agriculture, food, villages, education, and Bollywood. MTDC is associating with Nitin Chandrakant Desai Studio’s Film World, a Bollywood theme park at Karjat, to give tourists an experience of the Hindi film industry. The tour would include visits to film sets and setting up of an Artists of Talent Street. The Street will provide a platform for budding artists to showcase their skills.

“The aim is to motivate artists in the State to promote art and culture, and support them in presenting their artwork” said Vijay Waghmare, managing director, MTDC. The department also has plans to start a Mobile Talent Street positioned at different locations, by associating with ND Studio.

The MTDC is also looking to promote wellness tourism in the State by collaborating with the Global Vipassana Pagoda in Gorai. MTDC aims to focus on Mumbai’s rich Buddhist tradition and make the city an ideal destination for tourists interested in spirituality. MTDC will be promoting wellness tourism through Buddhist circuits in and around Mumbai such as the coastal area of Nalasopara, Chaityabhoomi in Dadar, the Mandapeshwar Caves in Borivali, the Kanheri Caves in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, and the Elephanta Caves off the Mumbai coast.