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Tribal Circuits

Tribal Circuits

Tribal Circuit

Tribal Circuit is one of the fifteen thematic circuits identified for development under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism.

Objective:

To develop tourism infrastructure in the country in a planned and prioritized manner on the principles of high tourist value, competitiveness, sustainability, enriching tourist experience and creation of livelihood opportunities at local level.

Important Tribal Circuits

Nagaland

  • Peren- Kohima- Wokha,
  • Mokokchung-Tuensang-Mon

Chhattisgarh

  • Jashpur-Kunkuri-Mainpat- Ambikapur-Maheshpur-Ratanpur-Kurdar-Sarodadadar Gangrel- Kondagaon-Nathyanawagaon-Jagdalpur- Chitrakoot-Tirthgar

Telangana

  • Mulugu-Laknavaram-Medavaram-Tadvai- Damaravi- Mallur-Bogatha Waterfalls

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

  • Ministry of Tourism (MoT) launched the Swadesh Darshan Scheme (Central Sector Scheme)– for integrated development of theme based tourist circuits in the country in 2014-15.
  • This scheme is envisioned to synergise with other Government of India schemes like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Skill India, Make in India etc. with the idea of positioning the tourism sector as a major engine for job creation, driving force for economic growth, building synergy with various sectors to enable tourism to realise its potential.

Scheme Objectives  

  • To position tourism as a major engine of economic growth and job creation;
  • Develop circuits having tourist potential in a planned and prioritized manner;
  • Promote cultural and heritage value of the country to generate livelihoods in the identified regions;  
  • Enhancing the tourist attractiveness in a sustainable manner by developing world class infrastructure in the circuit /destinations;
  •  Follow community based development and pro-poor tourism approach;
  •  Creating awareness among the local communities about the importance of tourism for them in terms of increased sources of income, improved living standards and overall development of the area.
  • To create employment through active involvement of local communities;
  • Harness tourism potential for its effects in employment generation and economic development.

Definition of Tourist Circuit

  • Tourist Circuit is defined as a route having at least three major tourist destinations which are distinct and apart.  
  • Circuits should have well defined entry and exit points. A tourist who enters should get motivated to visit most of the places identified in the circuit.
  • A Circuit could be confined to a State or could be a regional circuit covering more than one State/Union Territory. These circuits may have one dominant theme and other sub-themes.
  • Projects under the scheme shall be under the following identified themes; Ecotourism, Wildlife, Buddhist, Desert, Spiritual, Ramayana, Krishna, Coastal, Northeast, Rural, Himalayan, Tribal and Heritage

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