Tourism is now well recognized as an engine of growth in the various economies in the world. Several countries have transformed their economies by developing their tourism potential. Tourism has great capacity to generate large-scale employment and additional income sources to the skilled and unskilled. Today the concept of traditional tourism has been changed. Some new areas of the tourism have been emerged like Agro-Tourism. Promotion of tourism would bring many direct and indirect benefits to the people.

Agro-tourism is an innovative agricultural activity related to tourism and agriculture both. It has a great capacity to create additional source of income and employment opportunities to the farmers. Maharashtra is one of the major tourist centers in the India and there is large scope and great potential to develop agro-tourism.

Who Can Start Agro Tourism Centers?

The individual farmer can start agro-tourism who have minimum two hector land, farm house, water resource and is interested to entertain the tourists. Apart from the individual farmer, agricultural co-operatives institute, Non-Government organizations, Agricultural Universities, and agricultural colleges may start their centers. Even Grampanchayats can start such centers in their operational areas with the help of villagers and farmers.

  • For better feasibility of project min 25 Guest Rooms.
  • Farmhouse, which has the rural look and feel comfortable along with all minimum required facilities.
  • Rich resources in agriculture namely water and plants at the place.
  • Kitchen with basic cooking equipments for cooking food.
  • Emergency medical cares with first aid box.
  • The well or lake or swimming tank for fishing, swimming Bullock cart, cattle shade, telephone facilities etc