(News) Government Finetunes Bundelkhand Tourism Circuit

Government Finetunes Bundelkhand Tourism Circuit

The Uttar Pradesh tourism department has decided to take up integrated projects to promote Bundelkhand as a tourist destination and explore the region’s potential for luring domestic and international tourists. The department has invited Expression of Interest from consultants to develop a plan for promoting Bundelkhand circuit under the Integrated Tourism Development Plan (ITDP).

Giving details, Secretary (Tourism) and Managing Director Uttar Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Avanish Awasthi said, “Bundelkhand region has immense potential for not just the domestic tourists, but also the foreign tourists. With historical places like Jhansi, Mahoba and Chitrakoot, the circuit certainly has all what it needs to woo tourists. And we are now planning to market it in a big way. By inviting consultants, our aim is to weave in professionals who can offer us best plans as to what all should be done for the development of the circuit and how we can sell it. After getting these plans, we will work towards improving the circuit.”

The Bundelkhand region boasts of sites like Jhansi fort and several monuments in the vicinity, including temples, the Kalinjar fort in Banda treasuring the best from ancient and medieval architecture, the Charkhari fort and Sun Temple in Kalpi in Mahoba, the Deogarh fort in Lalitpur district with temples dating back to the Gupta period and also Jain temples, and the forts and temples in Chitrakoot. According to experts, the region is not only connected to the Gupta period, but also the country’s struggle for independence. Said an official of the department, “We have our properties in all these locations for accommodation and their proximity with places like Khajuraho and Orchha makes them even more attractive. We just need a plan that can fit things into place.”

After Bundelkhand, the department will also be creating similar projects under the ITDP for Mathura and the NCR region. Said Awasthi, “Through these plans, we can realise the full potential of a destination and offer the best to the tourist.”

Courtesy: Expressindia.com