Location: Ajara (Kolhapur district)
This site has been classified as grade C tourist site by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation. During the 12th five year Plan (2012-17) an average of 2 rural tourism clusters should be sanctioned in each State/ Union Territory. Therefore, an allocation of Rs. 770 crore needs to be made for the scheme of Rural Tourism Clusters in the 12th Plan (Source: Report of the working group on tourism by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, page 119).
One of the local villagers said, “Barely 6 people from my village visit this tourist spot on a daily basis.” We are in need of innovative ideas because clusters won’t serve the purpose unless people are aware of tourist spots in the first place! This becomes one of the reasons why a lot of tourist spots from rural India go unnoticed.