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Product/Infrastructure Development for Destinations and Circuits

The Ministry of Tourism extends Central Financial Assistance to the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations for tourism projects identified in consultation with them for the improvement of existing tourism products and also for developing new ones. Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Product / Infrastructure Development for Destinations and Circuits, 100% Central Assistance is given for development of destinations/ circuits including mega projects to world standard and also for rural tourism infrastructure development. The Ministry of Tourism provides financial assistance up to Rs. 5.00 crore for the development of Destinations and Rs. 8.00 crore for Circuits. The upper limit of financial assistance has been increased to Rs. 25 crore and Rs. 50 crore for development of identified mega destinations and circuits respectively.

Under the schemes to promote rural tourism in the country, the thrust is for development of tourism infrastructure at the identified rural tourism sites so that socio-economic benefits percolate down to the rural community. A maximum of Rs. 50.00 lakh is sanctioned for each project under this scheme for development of tourism related infrastructure.

Development of Mega Destinations and Circuits

The Ministry of Tourism has taken a policy initiative to develop the tourist destinations / circuits of national importance in a holistic and integrated manner. The objective is to ensure that the infrastructure of these mega destinations / circuits is developed to the extent that it can cater to the future tourist inflows so that visitors get a satisfying and memorable experience. The Ministry has identified 29 mega projects for development.

The list of State-wise identified mega projects is given below:

State/UT Mega Projects (Destinations / Circuits)
Andhra Pradesh Tirupati Heritage Circuit
Kadapa Heritage Circuit
Charminar area , Hyderabad - Destination
Bihar Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda Circuit
Chhattisgarh Jagdalpur-Tirathgarh-Chitrakote-Barsur-Dantewada Circuit
Delhi Illumination of Monuments Circuit
Goa Churches of Goa (Integrated Development of Infrastructure for
Heritage and Hinterland Tourism) Circuit
Gujarat Dwarka-Nageshwar-Bet Dwarka Circuit
Haryana Panipat-Kurukshetra-Pinjore Circuit
Panchkula-Yamunanagar (Haryana)- Paonta Sahib (Himachal
Pradesh) Circuit
Himachal Pradesh Eco and Adventure Circuit (Kullu-Katrain-Manali)
Jammu & Kashmir Spiritual Destination of Leh-Ladakh
Karnataka Hampi Circuit
Kerala Muziris Heritage and Culture Circuit (Trissur and Ernakulam
Districts)
Madhya Pradesh Spiritual and Wellness Destination of Chitrakoot
Maharashtra Vidarbha Heritage Circuit
Aurangabad - Destination
Orissa Bhubaneswar- Puri-Chilka Circuit
Puducherry Puducherry - Destination
Punjab Amritsar - Destination
Rajasthan Ajmer, Pushkar–Destination
Desert Circuit (Jodhpur-Bikaner-Jaisalmer)
Sikkim Gangtok - Destination
Tamil Nadu Mahabalipuram – Destination
Pilgrimage Circuit (Madurai- Rameswaram-Kanyakumari)
Uttarakhand Haridwar-Rishikesh-Muni Ki Reti Circuit
Uttar Pradesh Agra Circuit
Varanasi-Sarnath-Ramnagar Circuit
West Bengal Ganga Heritage River Cruise Circuit