Travel News: Rent Campervans in Maharashtra

Last few months, travel industries have encountered substantial downfall in their revenue figures. The pandemic has halted many travels. People are daring to risk and venture outside. No doubt the travel freaks around the world are in dismay, craving for the outdoor adventurous expeditions and exploring many other unknown places. MTDC, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, in India have brought in enlightened news for the travel mongers by introducing rent campervans.

The Recent Inauguration

The initiative of rent campervans was inaugurated and flagged off by Mr Aaditya Thackeray, the Minister of Tourism and Mr Aditi Tatkare, the Minister of State for Tourism. The state government proudly embarked on the venture assuring people safety and security in the COVID-19 situation spread worldwide.

It is a joint venture of MTDC and Motohom, the pioneers of Moving Hotel in Wheels in India. After the inauguration on 6th September 2020, Mr Aditya Thackeray tweeted about the campervans inviting people to book and avail its beneficial rides.

What is a Campervan?

Well, you must be wondering what is a campervan and over and above the concept behind renting campervans. You must have heard about caravans. A campervan is essentially a motor caravan which is used for transport, accommodation and for sleeping. Majority of them have washrooms within them and separate compartments for living. A small kitchen is provided with gas burners and refrigerator. The roofs are either fixed or rising ones.

Motohom Rent Campervans

Two types of rent campervans are available in Motohom. The mini one is suited for one of two persons and the bigger version is perfect for small families. The minivan has a seat at its back that can be converted into a bed for sleeping. Its living space can be detached, providing extra space on the roof. The larger version has a kitchen, bedroom, living room, bathroom. At the roof, there is a space for sitting and relaxing in the terrace. Both are equipped with a proper waste disposal system.

The vehicles are protected with robust security features. CCTV cameras are fitted inside, GPS tracking is enabled and emergency siren for SOS – all facilities are provided. Source: TimesofIndia

Bookings can be done online from the Motohom website easily. The minivans cost around INR 4,000 per day, and the bigger version with a driver costs INR 21,000 per day. The route is restricted within the state boundaries and not beyond.

An alternate option is too provided for the tourists. You can lease your vehicle to Motohom. The company modifies it to a campervan and pay you an amount monthly. There will be a contract period within which you can take out your vehicle for 2 trips in a year including other benefits. After the end of the contract period, your vehicle will be returned. Source: cntraveller

A Boon for Travellers

The rent campervans have come as a boon for travellers to roam freely without worrying on the pandemic unrest or the fear of being infected. You don’t need to board a train or a public bus for visiting the tourist spots within the state. Simply board the van secured for you and your family only and enjoy the road trips. A quite innovative thought from MTDC and Motohom, assuring the travellers a tension-free journey energizing their minds again into the world of exclusive travel journeys.

The Future Travel Trend in India

MTDC and Motohom have laid the foundation of the future travel trend in the country. Rising concerns about being infected and doubts of safety are preventing travel all over the world. At least India has brought in an innovative trendsetter in this distress times, bringing in smiles in the faces of at least those who love road trips. Hope it turns out to be successful and the objectives are fulfilled.

The pandemic situation is testing time for surviving mentally along with physical fitness. And with the rent campervans gifted to the people of Maharashtra, its a respite from the everyday monotonous life. Wishing all the best to this wonderful venture and hope similar initiatives are followed across all other states in India.

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Kuntala

A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

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A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

47 thoughts on “Travel News: Rent Campervans in Maharashtra

  • September 13, 2020 at 7:31 pm
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    It’s always been in trend but now all age groups are considering this way of travel

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:21 am
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      In India it was rare, so we are excited

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  • September 14, 2020 at 6:23 pm
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    I’ve been seeing this trend more and more. I really want to do this with the family the next time we take a trip.

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  • September 14, 2020 at 9:32 pm
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    You’re right, this is such a great way to travel during the pandemic! I think a lot of us feel like we can’t do anything but there always seems to be a workaround in some way, whether meeting virtually or, as you’ve pointed out, traveling via campervan. Thank you for sharing!

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:20 am
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      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I am just waiting to explore this opportunity.

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  • September 14, 2020 at 10:47 pm
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    This would be such an amazing experience! We’ve done a lot of traveling, but I’ve never thought about road-tripping in a foreign country before.

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:19 am
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      In India its becoming popular, so we are too excited about it

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  • September 14, 2020 at 11:06 pm
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    I have often thought of how much fun road-tripping would be. I’ve never done it in the States or abroad, but I’d love to give it a try.

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:18 am
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      Me too want to try and explore

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  • September 15, 2020 at 2:09 am
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    we are looking to rent an rv for our next vacation and road trip.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 4:45 am
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    roadtrips are great, doing it on a Campervan must be even greater. Having everything with you while you travel looks like a really fun adventure

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  • September 15, 2020 at 6:54 am
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    I’ve always wanted to rent something like this and take the family on a road trip!

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  • September 15, 2020 at 7:45 am
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    That is so cool, such and awesome idea for traveling. I grew up with a van, it was so fun to travel around in it. Not quite a camper van but pretty close.

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:17 am
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      wow thats cool, love to know more

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  • September 15, 2020 at 10:24 am
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    I have always wanted to travel in one of these but I don’t want to drive!

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:17 am
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      Me too dont want to drive, thats the greatest problem

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  • September 15, 2020 at 11:54 am
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    I’ve always wanted to hire a campervan to travel around a country. I think it gives you a lot more flexibility and freedom to explore. I would just be worried about driving in a foreign country.

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:16 am
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      Ya here in India it has started to become popular

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  • September 15, 2020 at 5:11 pm
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    Wow! I didn’t know that we can rent a campervan in India. But is it safe to stay overnight in it?

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:16 am
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      yes they have selected locations where you can park and sleep

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  • September 15, 2020 at 6:33 pm
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    A lot of people who are considered wanderlusts are really heartbroken with the halted travel plans this year. Glad that travelers have Camper vans as a safer option in traveling.

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:16 am
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      Yeah in India it is less common. So its a great boon for us

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Although I’ve never been to Maharashtra myself before, I would love to go there and see the area one day and explore with a camper van. Fingers crossed we can get back to travelling safely soon!

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:15 am
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      yes truly, me too want to venture out again

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  • September 16, 2020 at 1:12 am
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    these look great. we would love to travel this way as i can’t really do a tent on the ground. love this.

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  • September 16, 2020 at 1:50 am
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    What a great way of escaping from our daily routine. I definitely agree that the covid situation can be very challending for many so why not plan a trip where you can stay safe as well… a great idea.

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  • September 16, 2020 at 4:58 am
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    I have heard about it before. I always wanted to have my own campervans so I can travel by land. It seems so fun!

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:14 am
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      I understand your concern haha. yes it has AC

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  • September 16, 2020 at 1:25 pm
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    To be honest, I’ve had a small dream of traveling this way. I’d nice to see more people will get into it.

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:14 am
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      Wow really, that would be real fun

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  • September 16, 2020 at 2:15 pm
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    I would honestly love to roadtrip around in our own family campervan! One day!

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  • September 16, 2020 at 7:46 pm
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    Being a tourist city, I think this was much needed development in the travelling sector in Mumbai.

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    • September 17, 2020 at 2:13 am
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      Yes with the pandemic on, it has come as a boon

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  • September 17, 2020 at 3:38 pm
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    It would be so much fun to get a campervan. That would make for fun adventures.

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  • October 22, 2020 at 1:56 pm
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    This sounds like so much funn!! Campervans can also be very useful in the seems-to-not-be-ending-pandemic times

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