Mumbai: In a bid to promote Ganeshotsav on the international level, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation in association with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made special arrangements for international tourists at Girgaum Chowpatty.
According to MTDC officials, looking at the good response received last year during the Ganeshotsav, they have aimed to make the festival an international event. As part of their plans, tourists can study and participate in various aspects of Indian culture and rituals. They will also get to experience the 126-year-old heritage of Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav.
Jaykumar Rawal, minister of tourism, said, “The distinct pavilion has been set up for overseas travellers to view our beloved deity Ganesha. Tourists can see the Ganpati idols from all over the city at Girgaum Chowpatty which will certainly showcase the transformation in the celebrations over the years.”
“Tourists from diverse countries come to experience the Ganesh Darshan Tour of MTDC every year. We have tie-ups with several leading hotels in the city. The international tourists coming to these hotels will be offered the Ganesh Darshan package through BMC’s online registration system. The tourists can catch a glimpse of the Ganpati idols from across the city,” said a Maharashtra Tourism official.