first_imgMaharashtra’s maiden edition of Sarangkheda festival was organised recently by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) in Nandurbar. The festival witnessed footfall of more than 2000 horses at its market place which is also one of the largest horse fairs in the country. It showcased horse dance show and powra-a tribal dance by the locals of Nandurbar district.Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, at the inauguration had expressed that the government is committed to take the Sarangkheda horse fair to a global platform. The fair should become a brand on the lines of Pushkar’s camel fair. The Chief Minister and the Tourism Minister also spoke about positioning Nandurbar as a tourist hub through Sarangkheda Festival.MTDC also plans to have a horse museum for tourists that will enlighten them about various qualities of breed, colour and marking, lifespan etc of horses. Through this initiative, Department of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra and MTDC aspires to increase the financial and tourist footfall in Nandurbar district.Dr K H Govinda Raj, Managing Director, MTDC, stated, “Sarangkheda Chetak Festival 2016 has witnessed horses coming from various parts of the country. Nandurbar district has immense scope for tourism and we envisage to boost tourist in this destination thorough Sarangkheda Chetak Festival. From horse show to sports and dance performance, the 15 day festival has a lot to offer.”last_img

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