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Government of India
Ministry of Tourism
24-January-2012 12:46 IST
Development of Mega Destination and Tourist Circuit
The Ministry of Tourism, has identified 45 Mega Tourist Destinations/Circuits in consultation with the concerned State Governments/Union Territories(U

 

The Ministry of Tourism, has identified 45 Mega Tourist Destinations/Circuits in consultation with the concerned State Governments/Union Territories(U.T.) Administrations on the basis of footfalls and their future tourism potential. Out of the 45 identified   projects, 30 have already been sanctioned. The details of mega tourist destinations/circuits are given below.

 

        For each identified mega destination and circuit, the Ministry of  Tourism contribution as central financial assistance is capped at Rs.25.00  crore and Rs.50.00 crore respectively under the scheme of  “Product/Infrastructure Development for Destinations and Circuits”.  

 

            Identification and sanctioning of mega tourism projects are  continuous process.   Proposals submitted by States/ U.Ts for mega tourist  destinations/circuits, are sanctioned based on prioritization meetings held  with the State Governments /U.T. Administrations, subject to availability of  funds, inter-se priority and adherence to scheme guidelines.

 

                                                                                                      Rs. in Lakhs

Sl.

No.

State/UTs

Name of the

Mega Project/Circuits

Year  of Sanction

Amt. Sanctioned

1.                   

Andhra Pradesh

Charminar area of Hyderabad - Destination

2007-08

 994.75

2.                   

 

Tirupati  Heritage Circuit

2008-09

4652.49 

3.                   

 

Kadapa Heritage Tourist Circuit 

2008-09

3692.89

4.                   

Assam

National Park Mega Circuit covering Manas, Orang, Nameri, Kaziranga, Jorhat, Sibsagar & Majouli

Identified in

 2010-11

 

5.                   

Bihar

Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda- Circuit

2006-07

1922.42

6.                   

Chattisgarh

Jagdalpur-Tirathgarh-Chitrakoot-Barsur-Dantewada-Tirathgarh Circuit

2008-09

2347.39

7.                   

Delhi

Illumination of monuments- Circuit

2006-07

2375.09

8.                   

 

Development of Dilli Haat, Janakpuri.

Identified in 2010-11

 

9.                   

Goa

Churches of Goa Circuit

2008-09

4309.91

10.               

Gujarat

Dwarka-Nageshwar-Bet Dwarka Circuit 

2008-09

798.90

11.               

 

Shuklatirth-Kabirvad-Mangleshwar-Angareshwar Circuit

2011-12

4650.97

12.               

Haryana

Panipat-Kurukshetra-Pinjore Circuit 

Phase-I

2006-07

(S-1630.03)

(R-1161.23)

Phase-II

2008-09

(S-1545.22)

(R-35.54)

3175.25

 

13.               

Himachal Pradesh

Eco and Adventure Circuit (Kullu-Katrain-Manali)

Identified in 2009-10

 

14.               

Haryana & Himachal Pradesh 

PanchkulaYamunanagar (Haryana) – Ponta Sahib

2010-11

3253.06

15.               

Jammu & Kashmir

Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex,  Jammu – Destination

Identified in 2010-11

 

16.               

 

Naagar Nagar Circuit (Watlab via Hazratbal, Tulmullah, Mansbal and Wullar Lake), Srinagar

2011-12

3814.56

 

17.               

 

Development of Mega Circuit in Leh

Identified in 2010-11

 

18.               

Jharkhand

Mega Destination at Deoghar

2011-12

2371.19

19.               

Karnataka

Hampi Circuit

2008-09

3283.58 l

20.               

Kerala

Muziris Heritage Circuit connecting historically and archaeologically important places of Kodungalloor  

2010-11

 4052.83

21.               

Madhya Pradesh

Development of Chitrakoot as Mega Destination

2009-10

 2401.98

22.               

 

Jabalpur as Mega Circuit

Identified in 2010-11

 

23.               

 

Bundelkhand comprising of Tikamgarh, Damoh, Sagar, Chhatarpur and Panna  as Mega Circuit

Identified in 2011-2012

 

24.               

Maharashtra

Vidarbha Heritage Circuit

2008-09

 3738.19

25.               

 

Aurangabad  Destination

Identified in 2008-09

 

26.               

 

Mahaur- Nanded Vishnupuri- Back Water Kandhar Fort as Mega Circuit

Identified in 2011-2012

 

27.               

Manipur

INA Memorial

2010-2011

1238.59

28.               

Meghalaya

Umiam (Barapani) as Mega Destination

Identified in 2011-2012

 

29.               

 Orissa

Bhubaneshwar- Puri-Chilka- Circuit

2008-09

3022.80

30.               

Puducherry

Puduchery Destination

2010-11

4511.00

31.               

Punjab

Amritsar Destination

2008-09

1585.53

32.               

Rajasthan

Ajmer- Pushkar Destination

2008-09

1069.68 

33.               

 

Desert Circuit

(Jodhpur- Bikaner-Jaisalmer)

Identified in 2010-11

 

34.               

Sikkim

Gangtok- Destination

2008-09

2390.70 


35.               

Tamil-Nadu

 

Mahabalipuram- Destination

 

 1312.69

36.               

 

Pilgrimage Heritage Circuit  (Madurai-Rameshwaram-Kanyakumari)

2010-11

3647.95

37.               

 

Thanjavaur

2010-11

1475.00

38.               

 Uttarakhand

Haridwar-Rishikesh-Munikireti- Circuit

2008-09

4452.22

39.               

 

Nirmal Gangotri

Identified in 2010-11

 

40.               

Uttar-Pradesh

Agra Circuit

Phase-I

East Gate

2005-06

(S-848.49)

(R-848.49)

West Gate

2006-07

(S-933.40)

(R- 933.40)

Phase-II

2009-10

(S-1976.44)

(R-988.22)

3758.33 

41.               

 

Varanasi-Sarnath-Ramnagar Circuit

Phase-I

2006-07

(S-786.00)

(R- 628.80)

Phase-II

2008-09

(S-1416.31)

(R-708.16)

2202.31

42.               

 

Development of Mathura-Vrindavan including renovation of Vishramghat (Mathura) as Mega Destination

Identified in 2011-12

 

43.               

West Bengal

Ganga Heritage River Cruise Circuit

2008-09

2042.35

 

44.               

 

Dooars (Jalpaiguri District)

Identified in 2010-11.

 

 

45.               

Tripura

Mega Lake Circuit including Mata Bari

Identified in 2010-11

 

 

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