Maharashtra State Agri and Rural Tourism Co-Operative Federation Ltd - MART

Agri Tourism is the holidays concept of visiting a working farm or any agricultural, horticultural, for the purpose of enjoyment, education, or active involvement in the activities of the farm.

The concept of Agri tourism is a direct expansion of ecotourism, which encourages visitors to experience agricultural life at first hand.

“Tourism is becoming increasingly important to the economy”.Agricultural tourism or Agri tourism. Is one alternative for improving the incomes and potential economic viability of small farms and rural communities. Some farms of agri tourism enterprises are well developed in Maharashtra.

Including fairs and festivals. Other possibilities still offer potential for development. In India small farm center has developed an agri tourism database that “provides visitors and potential entrepreneurs with information about existing agri tourism locations throughout the state. “Agri tourism projects reinforce what need to support local growers and sources and allow the visitors to experience what it is to be part of the land…”. The publication promoting tourism in rural India explains the need for planning and marketing your rural community and weighing the pros and cons of tourism. According to the publication, local citizen participation is helpful and should be include in starting any kind of a tourism program. Citizen participation in planning tourism can contribute to building a successful program that enhances the community.