The heritage tourism movement is expected to get a huge fillip with Maharashtra Tourism offering to join hands with the Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) by way of seeking their expertise.” There are 450 forts and palaces on the beaches of Maharashtra which lie untapped. I urge the IHHA to lend their support by way of restoring them, said Jaykumar Jitendrasinh Rawat, the Minister of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra.
He was speaking at the Annual General Meeting of IHHA today at Hotel Fateh Prakash Palace in Udaipur. The new tourism policy in Maharashtra was already in place, he further added, and that it offered a package of incentives for such restorations. Earlier, the Minister gave an elaborate presentation on new initiatives of the state.