13 Thematic Circuits Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of India

The Modi Government had launched Swadesh Darshan Scheme to promote international and domestic tourism across the country. There are 13 tourism circuits have been identified so far and few proposed tourist circuit by Walk Through India such as Shiva Temple Circuit, Jain Temple circuit,Gurdwara circuit, Adventure tourism circuit and Cruise tourism.

1. North East India Circuit

The North East Region of India is paradise unexplored and blessed with magical waterfalls,stunning natural beauty and challenging rivers. Its serene natural environments,unique culture, flora and fauna offers visitors a rare feast for the eyes and soul.

2. Buddhist Circuit


India is an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination where he Lord Buddha grew up and attained enlightenment. To attract more tourist, The Ministry of Tourism has identified Buddhist Circuit.

7 Places of Buddha’s Life

  • Kapilavastu, Uttar Pradesh
  • Bodh Gaya, Bihar
  • Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh
  • Rajgir, Bihar
  • Sravasti, Uttar Pradesh
  • Vaishali, Bihar
  • Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh

There are more Buddhist pilgrimage destination in India such as Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur,Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh, Buddhist Monasteries in Bylakuppe,Buddhist monastery in Sikkim,Buddhist monastery in Ladakh.

3. Himalayan Circuit


The Himalayan region of India is home to three major rivers of the world, Indus,the Ganges and the Brahmaputra. There are natural world heritage sites in Himalaya and has innumerable beautiful tourist sites.

4. Coastal Circuit


India is known for its beautiful coast line, sea beaches and land of sun, sea,surf and sand. Coastal circuit is one of the niche tourism product and will have focus on creation of world class facilities with the objective of conversation of native natural flora and fauna.

5. Krishna Circuit


The religious tourism product has been spread all over the world, especially Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna. The development of Lord Krishna circuit is aimed to bridge the gaps in various places and connect major temples of Lord Krishna.

6. Desert Circuit


India is a country known for its rich biodiversity and geographical boundaries that separate different regions of the Earth. Desert is the most important physical feature of the country and an important tourist attractions of India.

7. Tribal Circuit


From the lesser known tribes of North East region to the splendid Odisha and fascinating Chhattisgarh to Jharkhand, The tribal population of India has so far manage to preserve their rituals,  festivals, customs and culture. Under the Tribal Circuit tribal areas will aim to develop and promote.

8. Eco Circuit


Eco Tourism also known as ecological tourism is a travel to pristine and protected areas. The Eco circuit will benefit the local communities as well as people to enjoy and learn more about the natural characteristics.

9. Rural Circuit


India lives in its villages and to peep into India’s heart and soul, one has to experience its village life. Indian villages are blessed with natural beauty, charming climate and a very simple way of life. The Rural circuit will provide a unique experience to travelers visiting the country and will have a chance to explore lesser known destinations of India.

10. Spiritual Circuit


Spirituality is one of the prime tourist attractions of the country and India attracts a large number of spiritual visitors. Temples, Yoga and Mediation are combined with a sense to achieve the essence of Spirituality.

11. Ramayana Circuit


The Ramayana is not just an epic, it is a living and breathing story of India. The development of Ramayana Circuit is aimed to connect place associated with Lord Rama across the country and improve the tourist facilities of temples.

12. Heritage Circuit


India is often referred to as a living museum, blessed with a rich history, vibrant heritage and culture. There are 3685 national monuments, ancient sties,cultural and natural places inscribed on world heritage list of UNESCO.

13. Wildlife Circuit


India house a large number of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries to preserve wildlife in its natural form. The incredible range of wildlife in India offers an ideal location for wildlife tourism.

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