Ministry of Tourism identified 17 sites in 12 clusters in the country for development as Iconic Tourist Sites

Ministry of Tourism identified 17 sites in 12 clusters in the country for the development of Iconic Tourist Sites. This information was given by the Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
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Updated: Dec 16,2019 04:09:12 pm

Ministry of Tourism identified 17 sites in 12 clusters in the country for development as Iconic Tourist Sites

10 December 2019 Current Affairs:The union government identified some world-class iconic tourist stations in India to attract foreign and domestic tourists.

In the Budget Announcements of 2018-19, Ministry of Tourism identified 17 sites in 12 clusters in the country for development as Iconic Tourist Sites

Iconic Tourist Sites
The iconic sites are Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh), Ajanta & Ellora (Maharashtra), Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort & Qutub Minar (Delhi), Colva (Goa), Amer Fort (Rajasthan), Somnath & Dholavira (Gujarat), Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh), Hampi (Karnataka), Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu), Kaziranga (Assam), Kumarakom (Kerala) and Mahabodhi Temple (Bihar).

The holistic manner with a focus on issues concerning connectivity to the destination, better facilities/experience for the tourists at the site, skill development, and involvement of local community, promotion & branding and by bringing private investment. The development of the Iconic Tourist sites scheme is awaiting approval of the Ministry of Finance. This information was given by the Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
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