Buddhist circuit to be developed under 'Swadesh Darshan' scheme

The government has proposed the development of the Buddhist circuit under its newly-launched "Swadesh Darshan" scheme, parliament was informed on Monday.

New Delhi: The government has proposed the development of the Buddhist circuit under its newly-launched "Swadesh Darshan" scheme, parliament was informed on Monday.

Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha that places identified for development under the circuit are Bodh Gaya, Rajgir and Vaishali in Bihar and Kapilavastu, Sarnath, Sravasti and Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Under this scheme, the government will develop tourists circuits on specific themes to attract national and international tourists.