“The Union Ministry of Tourism is planning to develop seven religious tourism circuits across the country. â€œIndia is home to a number of religions and there is huge scope in terms of boosting tourism to religious places,Subodh Kant Sahai, Union Ministry of Tourism, India, said while speaking to the press today in New Delhi. The ministry will identify Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Sufi and Sarva Dharma places, according to a report by cathnewsindia.com.
The ministry has taken up the matter with industry stakeholders and some Sufi exponents. It has identified 35 destinations for Phase I and will cover another 89 in Phase II. The minister said his ministry is preparing a detailed project report to identify religious destinations. The aim of the project, he added, is to facilitate a packaged tour-like experience for people who visit religious places. â€œWe have already engaged consultants to work on these circuits and hope to engage state governments in the project,â€ he added.”
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Tourism ministry planning seven religious circuits across India