Maharashtra plans to develop Mumbai-Aurangabad-Nagpur circuit

The Maharashtra government is planning to develop the ‘Mumbai-Aurangabad-Nagpur’ triangle as a tourist circuit to attract visitors. The circuit will be developed on the lines of the Jaipur-Delhi-Agra Golden Triangle tourist circuit.

A detailed project report on this matter will be prepared in three months and global tenders will be floated to appoint a consultancy firm for the purpose. “The state has immense tourism potential and the need of the hour is to attract more visitors. Despite being a large state, we still lag behind in terms of tourism though we have a long coastline, tiger safaris and naturally rich tourist destinations,” said principal secretary (tourism) Vijay Kumar Gautam.

The state authority feels that it is necessary to popularise the Mumbai-Aurangabad-Nagpur tourist circuit to upgrade the transport and infrastructure facilities in these three cities as well as nearby areas. “The aim is to develop the tourist circuit in a way that visitors first reach Mumbai, tour the Konkan coast, and then proceed to Aurangabad. Apart from the Ajanta and Ellora caves (in Aurangabad), tourists can also see the Ahmednagar Fort which is close by. They will also have the option of visiting religious places like Shirdi and Shani Shingnapur in Ahmednagar district,” the principal secretary said.