Ganesh Utsav: Guided pandal excursions for senior residents launched by Maha tourism

The Maharashtra tourism division has organised guided excursions of common pandals for folks over 60 years of age in 4 main cities, together with Mumbai, in the course of the ongoing Ganesh pageant.

Maharashtra Tourism, together with the municipal companies of Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Nagpur, has organised guided excursions of Ganesh pandals (non permanent buildings housing idols of the deity) for senior residents on September 2, 5 and seven, in response to a press release.

Until now, a complete of 1,600 senior residents have registered themselves for Ganesh pandal excursions in these 4 cities. “We’ve got coordinated with visitors, police and different authorities departments for easy operations of all our excursions, particularly the one for senior residents. That is the primary time that now we have organized a tour for senior residents throughout Ganeshotsav. I’m glad that they’re having fun with this expertise as now we have been receiving large appreciation from them,” Maharashtra Tourism Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha stated.

The Maharashtra tourism division can also be providing guided excursions of Ganpati pandals for travellers round Mumbai and Pune until September 9. The tour price in Mumbai might be 850 every for Indians and 1,600 for foreigners, whereas the tour in Pune is priced at 350 and 550 for Indians and foreigners, respectively.

The excursions will happen from 9 am to 2 pm. “I’d wish to take this chance to achieve out to most folks and attraction to them to take an expertise of visiting the Ganpati pandals of Mumbai and Pune. We’ve got deployed licensed tour guides to offer them the very best expertise by sharing all of the details about the pandals,” DoT (Division of Tourism) Director Milind Borikar added.

The Mumbai visitors police has given a rule precluding passage of heavy autos from 11 am to 1 am on positive days one month any longer the occasion of Ganpati visarajan.

Mumbaikars are having fun with Ganpati festivities from August 31 with out coronavirus-induced restrictions for the primary time since 2020. Whereas virtually all restrictions had been lifted in Maharashtra since April 2, the Eknath Shinde authorities final month introduced that Ganpati festivities within the state could be held like pre-COVID instances.

Ganesh Chaturthi, often known as Ganeshotsav is a pageant commemorating the start of god Ganesha. The pageant is marked with the set up of Ganesha’s murtis (idols) privately in properties and publicly on elaborate pandals (non permanent levels).

The general public celebration of Ganeshotsav was initiated by Bal Gangadhar Tilak (Lokmanya Tilak) in Pune within the yr 1893 to unite folks in the course of the freedom battle.

With inputs from businesses.

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