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MTDC – Budget Traveller’s Delight

In the past three years or so, we have visited a few places in Maharashtra. One thing that has been common in many of these visits was MTDC ( Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation) resorts that offer reasonable boarding and lodging. We have now become a fan of MTDC resorts albeit it’s difficult to get accommodation without advance booking.



MTDC is present in most of the important tourist places in Maharashtra. Simple and basic accommodation. Clean toilets. No fancy stuff. Will fit any backpackers / travel lovers’ budget. Some of these resorts are leased out to private contractors, who have to pay a certain rent for the building and a share of revenue. In some cases, only the restaurants are contracted out.



But food certainly is not a gourmet’s delight. If you are a foodie and would like to give an equal weightage to the food experience, MTDC might not satisfy you always.

As a first mover, MTDC’s resorts occupy the prime locations in these places.

MTDC resort at Mahabaleswhar is in a sprawling estate with accommodations of various types.



The resort at Lonar, (the only lodging place in Lonar) overlooks the crater. This resort is fairly new.

Ajanta has two resorts – one of the luxury type and the other, a basic one.

Raigad has many old-style cottages, but recently renovated.



Harihareshwar resort is set very close to the beach, flanked by beach almost on two sides and a hillock on the third side. Almost all the rooms are cottages and pretty cool.

The resort at Koyna Nagar offers beautiful view of the Koyna lake from top.



Bordi resort opens to the beach itself.

Pench (Nagpur) is now privatized, but still offers the MTDC comforts and is the only accommodation available at Pench, Maharashtra.

Pench (Sillari)


Amboli resort borders the forest

More after we visit the remaining ones.

6 Comments on “MTDC – Budget Traveller’s Delight

  1. Hi Amitha,

    Rooms are very basic and clean. There are AC rooms and Non AC rooms.

    Will try to send you the number by mail.


  2. Hi, thanks for the info on your blog. I am planing a trip to Sillari and I was wondering how good the rooms are. It would be great if you could give me an idea about how comfortable the rooms are and if they have cottages available for two people. The number on the MTDC site doesn’t seem to working. I’d really appreciate any information you can give me.

    Thanks much

  3. thanks a lot….. the lonar one looks great… i want to go there sometime…

    btw, their Ganpatiphule one is great too…. thats the only one i have been to…

  4. Nice to see you folks posting again after a break. Keep them coming. I like that image showing the misty light in Mahabaleshwar.

  5. Even I am a big fan of MTDC hotels. I think many more would be because it’s so difficult to get an accommodation even in off season.

    Hail MTDC !

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