The more the Airport infrastructure available for the region, the more the opportunities available for growth of regional economy; especially in attracting the Tourism from all over the World. In view of this, the Govt. of Maharashtra decided to promote Konkan in general and Sindhudurg in particular as the most sought after tourist destination.
To attract foreign investment and tourism, need to get quality tourist in large number from all over the world is must; and the same can’t be achieved without the destination has its own airport. Therefore, not only was Sindhudurg District declared as the first Tourist District of India, but the State Govt. had decided to build an Airport in Sindhudurg itself by encouraging private investment.
Govt. Maharashtra approved the project at Chipi Wadi, Parule village, Vengurle Taluka in Sindhudurg district and appointed the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation to function as a Nodal Agency to facilitate and supervise development of proposed Sindhudurg Airport.
The Sindhudurg District is blessed with rich natural beauty; flowing rivers; beautiful sea shores; rich culture and heritage; tourist attractions and places of pilgrimages and much more than that. It has historical attractions like Sindhudurg Fort, Vijaydurg Fort; adventurous water sports locations at Tarkarli; rich culture and heritage; seasonal fruits like alphonso mangoes, jackfruits, cashews, etc. along with the various pilgrimage places.