Maharashtra Tourism announced 20 mini festivals across the six regions of the state i.e. Konkan, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Amravati and Nagpur in February and March to boost tourism. The state tourism department has earmarked an amount of Rs 1 crore for organising these 20 festivals.
These marquee festivals will provide exciting opportunities for tourists to celebrate cultural heritage tourism of Maharashtra. Some of the landmark festivals that will be held in Nashik district include Grape Harvesting Festival, Nandur Madhyameshwar Festival, Bhandardara Festival in Ahmednagar district and Laling Fort Festival in Dhule district. Pune district will witness the iconic Junnar Grape Festival, Wai Festival in Satara district, and Panhala Festival in Kolhapur district.
In the Konkan region, one can visit the popular festivals such as Vengurla (Sagareshwar) Festival in Sindhudurg district, Shrivardhan Festival in Raigad district, Katal shilpa Festival and Anjarle Festival in Ratnagiri district.
The famed festivals planned in the Aurangabad division are Ter Festival in Osmanabad district, Kapildhara Festival in Beed district and Hottal Festival in Nanded district. Similarly, Sindkhed Raja Festival in Nagpur district, Narnala Fort Festival in Akola district and Tipeshwar Forest Festival in Yavatmal district are planned under the Amravati region.
Lastly, the Nagpur division will organise the illustrious festivals including Ramtek Festival in Nagpur district, Bor Dam and Wildlife Festival in Vardha district and Bodalkasa Bird Festival in Gondia district.
These festivals will be organised through regional offices of the Directorate of Tourism with the help of the local district administration. These mini festivals will help feature the less explored destinations prominently on the Maharashtra tourism map.