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Chikhaldara tourism festival all set for revival


The once popular Chikhaldara Tourism Festival is all set to be revived, thanks to the initiative taken by MP Anand Adsul and MLA Dr. Sunil Deshmukh. The three-day festival will be held from January 9.

Collector Kiran Gitte said that a meeting was recently held wherein it was decided that the popular festival would be revived in a bid to promote and propagate Chikhaldara hill station and attract tourists from and outside the state, reports Times of India.

A brainchild of Dr. Sunil Deshmukh, who had introduced this festival when he was the guardian minister of the district, it was suspended after he lost the 2009 polls. Now back as an MLA, he and MP Anand Adsul took lead in its revival.

“It was decided that the festival would be organized with the help of MTDC,” said Gitte. At the meeting, the structure of the festival was discussed at length. MTDC was asked to advertise the festival far and wide using social media and other media. “The aim is to attract more tourists to Chikhaldara,” said MLA Deshmukh, who attended the meet. He said that jungle safaris and fort visits on elephant back have been planned with the help of forest department while it has been decided to develop Musondi, Amzari, Memna, Jatradoh and Kalalpur as trekking places.


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