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Mega Tourism Projects



The Ministry of Tourism (MOT), at present, has identified 53 Mega Destinations/Circuits for development in the country, including Maharashtra and Goa, in consultation with the concerned State Governments/Union Territories (UTs) on the basis of footfalls and their future tourism potential. Out of the 53 identified projects, 35 have already been sanctioned.

For each identified mega destination and circuit, the Ministry of Tourism contribution as central financial assistance is capped at Rs.25.00 crore and Rs.50.00 crore respectively under the scheme of “Product/Infrastructure Development for Destinations and Circuits”.

Implementation of the sanctioned Mega Destinations/Circuits is primarily the responsibility of the concerned State/UT. The list of Mega Destinations/Circuits identified/sanctioned is given below:-.
(Rs. in lakh)


Sl.
No.

State/UTs

Name of the Mega Project/Circuits

Year of Sanction

Amt. Sanctioned

1.

Andhra Pradesh

Charminar area of Hyderabad - Destination

2007-08

994.75

2.


Tirupati Heritage Circuit

2008-09

4652.49

3.


Kadapa Heritage Tourist Circuit

2008-09

3692.89

4.


Development of Buddhavanam Project at Nagarjunasagar

2011-12

Identified

5.

Assam

National Park Mega Circuit covering Manas, Orang, Nameri, Kaziranga, Jorhat, Sibsagar & Majouli

2010-11

Identified.

6.

Bihar

Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda- Circuit

2006-07

1922.42

7.

Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur-Tirathgarh-Chitrakoot-Barsur-Dantewada-Tirathgarh Circuit

2008-09

2347.39

8.

Delhi

Illumination of monuments- Circuit

2006-07

2375.09

9.


Development of Dilli Haat, Janakpuri.

2010-11

Identified

10.

Goa

Churches of Goa Circuit

2008-09

4309.91

11.

Gujarat

Dwarka-Nageshwar-Bet Dwarka Circuit

2008-09

798.90

12.


Shuklatirth-Kabirvad-Mangleshwar-Angareshwar Circuit

2011-12

4650.97

13.

Haryana

Panipat-Kurukshetra-Pinjore Circuit

Phase-I
2006-07
(S-1630.03)
(R-1161.23)
Phase-II
2008-09
(S-1545.22)
(R-35.54)

3175.25

14.

Himachal Pradesh

Eco and Adventure Circuit (Kullu-Katrain-Manali)

2009-10

Identified.

15.

Haryana & Himachal Pradesh

Panchkula – Yamunanagar (Haryana) – Ponta Sahib

2010-11

3253.06

16.

Jammu & Kashmir

Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex, Jammu – Destination

2010-11

Identified.

17.


Naagar Nagar Circuit (Watlab via Hazratbal, Tulmullah, Mansbal and Wullar Lake), Srinagar

2011-12

3814.56

18.


Development of Leh as a Mega Tourist Destination-Setting up of Trans Himalayan Cultural Centre in Leh, J&K

2010-11

2242.95

19.

Jharkhand

Mega Destination at Deoghar

2011-12

2371.19

20.


Development of Ranchi Mega Circuit

2011-12

Identified

21.

Karnataka

Hampi Circuit

2008-09

3283.58

22.


Development of Tourism Infrastructure at the World Heritage Site Pattadakal and Badami/Aihole in (Bagalkot District)

2011-12

Identified

23.

Kerala

Muziris Heritage Circuit connecting historically and archaeologically important places of Kodungalloor

2010-11

4052.83

24.


Development of Backwater Circuit in Alappuzha in Kerala

2011-12

Identified

25.

Madhya Pradesh

Development of Chitrakoot as Mega Destination

2009-10

2401.98

26.


Jabalpur as Mega Circuit

2010-11

Identified

27.


Bundelkhand comprising of Tikamgarh, Damoh, Sagar, Chhatarpur and Panna as Mega Circuit

2011-2012

Identified

28.

Maharashtra

Vidarbha Heritage Circuit

2008-09

3738.19

29.


Aurangabad Destination

2008-09

Identified

30.


Mahaur- Nanded Vishnupuri- Back Water Kandhar Fort as Mega Circuit

2010-2011

4510.99

31.


Destination Development of Nashik(Gangapur Dam, Nashik City), Kalagram at Govardhan (Nashik City and Gondeshwar) as a Mega Project

2011-12

Identified

32.

Manipur

INA Memorial

2010-2011

1238.59

33.


Integrated Mega Circuit Project – Marging Polo Complex, Keina and Khongjom

2011-12

Identified

34.

Meghalaya

Umiam (Barapani) as Mega Destination

2011-2012

Identified

35.

Nagaland

Development of Mega Destination at Dimapur

2011-12

2370.45

36.

Odisha

Bhubaneshwar- Puri-Chilka- Circuit

2008-09

3022.80

37.

Puducherry

Development of Puducherry as a Mega Tourism Circuit

2010-11

4511.00

38.

Punjab

Amritsar Destination

2008-09

1585.53

39.

Rajasthan

Ajmer- Pushkar Destination

2008-09

1069.68

40.


Desert Circuit (Jodhpur- Bikaner-Jaisalmer)

2010-11

Identified.

41.

Sikkim

Gangtok- Destination

2008-09

2390.70

42.

Tamil-Nadu

Mahabalipuram- Destination

2002-03

1039.00

43.


Pilgrimage Heritage Circuit (Madurai-Rameshwaram-Kanyakumari)

2010-11

3647.95

44.


Thanjavur

2010-11

1475.00

45.

Tripura

Mega Lake Circuit Including Mata Bari

2010-11

Identified

46.

Uttarakhand

Haridwar-Rishikesh-Munikireti- Circuit

2008-09

4452.22

47.


Nirmal Gangotri

2011-12

5000.00

48.

Uttar Pradesh

Agra Circuit

Phase-I
East Gate
2005-06
(S-848.49)
(R-848.49)
West Gate
2006-07
(S-933.40)
(R- 933.40)
Phase-II
2009-10
(S-1976.44)
(R-988.22)

3758.33

49.


Varanasi-Sarnath-Ramnagar Circuit

Phase-I
2006-07
(S-786.00)
(R- 628.80)
Phase-II
2008-09
(S-1416.31)
(R-708.16)

2202.31

50.


Development of Mathura-Vrindavan including renovation of Vishramghat (Mathura) as Mega Destination

2011-12

3178.66

51.

West Bengal

Ganga Heritage River Cruise Circuit

2008-09

2042.35

52.


Dooars (Jalpaiguri District)

2010-11.

Identified

53.


Kolkata Heritage and River-Front Mega Tourism Project.

2011-12

Identified

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism, Shri Sultan Ahmed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.



Samir/kd


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