Welcome to Ministry of Tourism

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.

Download Form ( bytes) pdf Icon

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

 

State/UT Mega Projects (Destinations / Circuits)

 

 

West Bengal

Ganga Heritage River Cruise Circuit

Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi-Sarnath-Ramnagar Circuit
Agra Circuit

Uttarakhand

Haridwar-Rishikesh-Muni Ki Reti Circuit

Tamil Nadu

Pilgrimage Circuit (Madurai- Rameswaram-Kanyakumari)
Mahabalipuram – Destination

Sikkim

Gangtok - Destination

Rajasthan

Desert Circuit (Jodhpur-Bikaner-Jaisalmer)
Ajmer, Pushkar–Destination

Punjab

Amritsar - Destination

Puducherry

Puducherry - Destination
Bhubaneswar- Puri-Chilka Circuit

Maharashtra

Aurangabad - Destination
Vidarbha Heritage Circuit

Kerala

Muziris Heritage and Culture Circuit (Trissur and Ernakulam Districts)

Karnataka

Hampi Circuit

Jammu and Kashmir

Spiritual Destination of Leh-Ladakh

Andhra Pradesh

Charminar area , Hyderabad - Destination
Kadapa Heritage Circuit
Tirupati Heritage Circuit

Madhya Pradesh

Spiritual and Wellness Destination of Chitrakoot

Himachal Pradesh

Eco and Adventure Circuit (Kullu-Katrain-Manali)

Hariyana

Panchkula-Yamunanagar (Haryana)- Paonta Sahib (Himachal Pradesh) Circuit
Panipat-Kurukshetra-Pinjore Circuit

Gujarat

Dwarka-Nageshwar-Bet Dwarka Circuit

Goa

Churches of Goa (Integrated Development of Infrastructure for Heritage and Hinterland Tourism) Circuit

Delhi

Illumination of Monuments Circuit

Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur-Tirathgarh-Chitrakote-Barsur-Dantewada Circuit

Bihar

Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda Circuit
Top