Pune ZP identifies 406 destinations for district tourism development

Zilla parishad (ZP) has identified 406 tourist destinations in Pune district and will develop a comprehensive tourism development plan at the conference to be held on July 3.

At a meeting held at Zilla Parishad’s office on Saturday, Ajit Pawar, deputy chief minister and minister of oversight of Pune, asked officials to identify sites with tourist potential.

Some of the possible locations include Indapur-Madanwadi and Bigwan, Boating Site and Migratory Bird Watching Site Junnar, Manikdoh, Manikdoh Dam and Leopard Care Center, Kusur (Shivneri Fort), Ozar (Vignaharta Ganpati, one of the eight Ashtavinayak, Purandar (Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Smarak, Khanwadi), Bhor, the backwaters from Bhatghar to Narhe.

The local tourism development plan was initiated by MP Vandana Chavan when she presented a proposal to start tourism locally in the district to help locals generate income.

She had presented the Pune district plan with Anurag Kashyap, BN College of Architecture, Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, for tourism development themes such as ecology, agrotourism and adventure tourism, religious tourism and spirituality, heritage tourism, art, culture and gastronomy. tourism, medical tourism.

MP Supriya Sule, MP Vandana Chavan, MP Ashok Pawar, MP Sanjay Jagtap, MP Sunil Tingre, MP Sunil Shelke, MP Chetan Tupe, MP Siddharth Shirole, MP Dilip Mohite, Division Commissioner Saurabh Rao, Municipal Commissioner of Pune Vikram Kimpri Ch Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil, PMRDA General Manager Suhas Divase, Collector Rajesh Deshmukh, ZP General Manager (CEO) Ayush Prasad and other officers attended the meeting chaired by Pawar.

Places of tourist interest include 210 religious places, 34 dams, 24 scenic spots, 18 forts, 18 picnic areas, 13 waterfalls, 12 hiking spots, 12 heritage sites, 2 forests and 41 other popular places.

Prasad said, “At the July 3 meeting, all stakeholders will draft a ‘tourism development plan’ for Pune district with a five-year ideation and a 10-year perspective plan. From fiscal year 2022-2023, we will seek funds from the Union, state and other authorities for tourism spending based on the plan. ”

“This type of sustainable tourism will help people get back on their feet, as well as gain a better understanding of their neighborhood, with many places still to be explored,” said Chavan.

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