Union Minister of State for Tourism inaugurated country’s first tribal tourism circuit
The country’s first tribal tourism circuit was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons on 14th September in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh.
The tourism circuit is being developed under the Swadesh Darshan scheme.
It covers 13 sites in Chhattisgarh including Jashpur, Kunkuri, Mainpat, Kamleshpur, Maheshpur, Kurdar, Sarodadadar, Gangrel, Kondagaon, Nathiya Nawagaon, Jagdalpur, Chitrakoot and Tirthgarh.
Objective of Tribal Tourism Circuit
The objective of the Tribal Tourism Circuit is to showcase the state’s rich and diverse tribal culture and traditions to the tourists.
The project is being developed by Chhattisgarh Tourism Board. The central government had allocated about 100 crore rupees to develop this project to highlight tribal culture to the domestic and foreign tourists.
Key components for development
The key components for development under the project are
Ethnic Tourist Village
Ethnic Tourist Development
Destination Development and Wayside amenities