Deep Mangal Developers, a subsidiary of Mahindra Lifespace Developers (MLDL), has signed an agreement with the Maharashtra government to develop a 1,300-acre eco-friendly tourist destination at Murud in district Raigad.

This project will be the largest medical and wellness tourism investment in the state that will strengthen Maharashtra’s appeal as a global tourist destination. It will be developed under the state government’s tourism policy and will help drive investments besides creating opportunities for employment and skill development.

The state government will support the project by facilitating the necessary infrastructure. “Tourism has the potential to significantly improve the lives of local communities, contribute to economic growth and attract investments. I am happy that Mahindra Lifespace Developers is taking the initiative to develop the project in Murud which will create a world-class tourist destination,” Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.

“This new initiative by Mahindra Lifespaces will help put Murud firmly on the global tourism map. It will also catalyse the growth of the local tourism industry, creating new jobs and business opportunities along the way,” Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, said.

Development of Murud as a one-of-its-kind tourism destination will cater to the globally growing need of holistic healthcare and wellness tourism, besides promoting adventure and heritage tourism, said Arun Nanda, Chairman, Mahindra Lifespace Developers.

Located in the Konkan belt, around 150 km from Mumbai, Murud is a place of historical importance, well-known for the sea-fort of Murud - Janjira. Murud also boasts of expansive natural beauty including pristine beaches like Kashid and Murud, the Garambi waterfalls and an invigorating climate. This makes it the ideal location for building a destination that would attract tourists from across the world.

In addition to driving tourism, the project envisions engaging local communities through education, skill development of youth and economic empowerment of women, among other areas.