PANAJI: In a bid to tap hinterland tourism in the state, Sanquelim based Ramapati Keshav Pitre announced the launch of a Sharvraj Eco Farm, an eco-tourism project on Tuesday.
The project is approved by the Investment Promotion Board and the process of registration with the tourism department is underway, said Pitre. He said that, the eco farm is located near the Mapusa Belgaum highway and is about two kilometers from Harvalem waterfalls, Sanquelim.
“Tourists who visit the state want to explore the hinterland tourism apart from the beaches. However these are located in the interiors and do not have a much activities to engage them for a day,” said Pitre, who added that, his eco-farm has the gamut of activities ranging from a water park, adventure park and a spice plantation.
He said that, lakhs of tourists visit the state annually and for nature lovers who are interested in hinterland, the farm would be an added opportunity.
The eco-farm practices organic farming and will be opened to the tourist from March 10. In the first phase of around 10 acres will be opened to the tourist.
“The water park, farm and the adventure activities along with a mini open air hall that can accommodate 500 guests will open in the first phase,” said Pitre. The project is expected to be completed over five phases with the final completion date by January 2020.
The inauguration of the eco-farm is on March 9.