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A unique tourist train to travel the "Ambedkar Circuit" was announced by the Union Tourism and Culture.

The details, such as the departure date, ticket cost, and number of passengers, are still being worked out.

The Ambedkar Circuit, also known as Panchteerth, was first proposed by the government in 2016.

The Panchteerth, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will include Ambedkar's birthplace in Madhya Pradesh's Mhow, Shiksha Bhoomi in London, Deeksha Bhoomi in Nagpur, where he embraced Buddhism, Mahaparinirvan Bhoomi or the location of his passing in Delhi, and Chaitya Bhoomi, the site of his cremation, in Mumbai.

The goal is to draw tourists outside of the Dalit community, which often makes pilgrimages to these locations. Meals, ground transportation, and entrance to the attractions are all included in the trip.

Put a focus on travel routes

15 tourist circuits were designated by the government in 2014–15 as part of the Swadesh Darshan programme.

The Ramayana, Buddhist, and Northeast Circuits are already operational in terms of rail interoperability, and Ambedkar will be the fourth.

Source: Indian Express

Posted by V.P.Nimbalkar on 22nd Sep 2022