A special tourist train to cover the Ambedkar Circuit

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Union Tourism and Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy recently announced a special tourist train to cover the “Ambedkar Circuit”.


About Ambedkar Circuit :

  • The central government first proposed the Ambedkar Circuit or Panchteerth in 2016.

  • Prime Minister  had said the Panchteerth would include-

  1. Janma Bhoomi, Ambedkar’s birthplace in Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow; 

  2. Shiksha Bhoomi, the place in London where he stayed while studying in the UK; 

  3. Deeksha Bhoomi in Nagpur where he embraced Buddhism; 

  4. Mahaparinirvan Bhoomi or the place of his demise in Delhi 

  5. Chaitya Bhoomi, the place of his cremation, in Mumbai.

  • The idea is to attract tourists from beyond the Dalit community, who mostly come to these places for pilgrimage.

  • Travel will include food, transportation and entry to the sites.

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