Tourism Boost: Chhattisgarh To Launch ‘Ram Van Gaman’ Circuit
Raipur: State governments are thinking out of the box to boost tourism post the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chhattisgarh government is not to be left behind, and is set to launch the ‘Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit’ project next month.
The ambitious plan will be kicked off by the Congress government on the occasion of the Navaratri festival, on October 7, at the ancient Kaushalya Mata Mandir, in Chandkhuri village, 25 km from capital city Raipur.
Ram Van Gaman path traces the route that was taken by Lord Ram on way to the 14-year exile, according to Indian mythology. The state is also believed to be the nanihal (mother’s birth home) of Lord Ram. Also, it was here that Ram transformed into Maryada Purushotam.
To preserve the memories linked to Lord Ram and Mata Kaushalya, the project is being developed as the tourism circuit in Chhattisgarh.
“Lord Ram spent most of his time in Chhattisgarh during his exile from Ayodhya. To preserve the memories linked to Lord Ram and Mata Kaushalya, the government has envisioned this project where the devotees and tourists will be able to feel the essence of divinity with every step they take on Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit,” said Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
The Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit will have nine spots along the route that Lord Ram had taken being developed – Sitamadhi-Harchowka, Ramgarh, Shivrinarayan, Turturiya, Chandkhuri, Rajim, Sihawa, Jagdalpur and Ramaram.
The aim is to develop Chhattisgarh as an exciting tourism destination for international and domestic travellers. The project will help in reviving the history and heritage of the state.
“Our main priority is to develop the identified sites of the Ram Van Gaman Path into prime tourist spots. Keeping in mind the ongoing pandemic, special efforts are being made to motivate tourists towards domestic tourism and the Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit will be an immersive experience for tourists,” said Yashwant Kumar, managing director, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board.