Published on : Wednesday, August 12, 2020
In order to encourage tourist arrivals in Uttarakhand, the state tourism development corporation is contemplating creating a ‘Ramayana’ circuit that would include the holy places connected with the Ramayana.
Uttarakhand tourism minister, Satpal Maharaj said this during Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya bhoomi pujan ceremony recently.
He said that there are Bharat and Shatrughan temples in Rishikesh where it is believed that the two had met Lord Rama. There is also Raghunath temple in Devprayag which was also visited by Lord Rama. With such temples in the Ramayana circuit, people will also get to know about the significance of Uttarakhand in Ramayana.
Satpal Maharaj has discussed with the Union minister of tourism Prahlad Singh Patel about the possibility of making circuits across states that are connected with the episodes of Ramayana. Uttarakhand tourism department is also working towards developing the Mahabharata circuit and Sita circuit for promoting religious tourism.