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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.

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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


Haridwar-Rishikesh-Muni Ki Reti Circuit

Tamil Nadu

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


Gangtok - Destination


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


Amritsar - Destination


Puducherry - Destination
Bhubaneswar- Puri-Chilka Circuit


Aurangabad - Destination
Vidarbha Heritage Circuit


Muziris Heritage and Culture Circuit (Trissur and Ernakulam Districts)


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)


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


Dwarka-Nageshwar-Bet Dwarka Circuit


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


Illumination of Monuments Circuit


Jagdalpur-Tirathgarh-Chitrakote-Barsur-Dantewada Circuit


Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda Circuit