Pune, May 29 : A 110-hectare Agro-Tourism Park developed near Pune and gives an insight about rural life amidst orchards, paddy and wheat fields, is attracting visitors in large numbers.
The Agro Tourism Park which is around 100 kilometers from Pune, was established in 1971. The park is spread over 65 acres and has different kinds of fruits like mango, coconut and guava.
"I came here to take a break from my hectic life. I felt at peace after visiting this place. A variety of trees growing different kinds of fruits can be found here," said Rahul, a visitor.
The park also has an animal farm where sheep are reared.
"This park gives an insight into rural life and is an example for farmers in villages to follow. We give a traditional welcome to visitors and take them through the experience of village life," said Prashant Nimbalkar, the park's manager.
Pune's Agro-Tourism park has been an inspiration to other farmers in Maharashtra. As a result, 53 similar parks have now come up across Maharashtra.