Maharashtra seeks IHHA’s expertise for heritage tourism development

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation has invited the Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) to understand the policy measures Rajasthan has taken and how a strategy can be prepared to promote its rich heritage to boost its tourism.

“Maharashtra has a rich treasure-trove of heritage assets which has huge potential for tourism. We are keen to contribute to the state’s efforts to preserve and promote heritage tourism in the state,” said Gaj Sigh, President of IHHA.

Maharashtra boasts some 450 plus forts and palaces across the state. During the colonial rule in India, when Mumbai was Bombay, Britons made many architectural masterpieces like Gateway of India, Rajabai Clock Tower, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Portuguese too has left their mark in Maharashtra in the form of the Vasai Fort.