A special tourist train to cover the Ambedkar Circuit
Union Tourism and Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy recently announced a special tourist train to cover the “Ambedkar Circuit”.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
About Ambedkar Circuit :
The central government first proposed the Ambedkar Circuit or Panchteerth in 2016.
Prime Minister had said the Panchteerth would include-
Janma Bhoomi, Ambedkar’s birthplace in Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow;
Shiksha Bhoomi, the place in London where he stayed while studying in the UK;
Deeksha Bhoomi in Nagpur where he embraced Buddhism;
Mahaparinirvan Bhoomi or the place of his demise in Delhi
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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