Uttarakhand tourism department to develop 'Modi circuit' at Corbett reserve

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The Uttarakhand Tourism Department is working on a plan to develop a 'Modi Circuit' in the Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Important facts

  • During the shooting of a television program in the year 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to Corbett Tiger Reserve.

  • While shooting for an episode of 'Man Vs Wild' hosted by Bear Grylls on Discovery Channel, Modi did many adventurous activities here.

  • During the shooting, PM Modi and Bear Grylls crossed the Kosi river by making a makeshift raft.

  • After this PM Modi also passed through the path of a tiger, during which the Prime Minister was carrying a spear in his hand.

  • The "Modi Circuit" will boost tourism in the Corbett Tiger Reserve, which is already a popular tourist destination.

  • The spots inside the reserve will be the first to be identified by Modi and Grylls during the shoot.

  • The idea of developing a "Modi Circuit" in the Tiger Reserve first came up with Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj during his visit to Croatia, where a "Game of Thrones Tour Circuit" has been developed for tourists.

Corbett Tiger reserve

  • It is situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand.

  • It is the oldest national park in India, home to more than 400 different species of flora and more than 550 different species of fauna.

  • It is best known as a protected area for the critically endangered Bengal tiger of India.

  • Project Tiger was launched in 1973 in Corbett National Park (India's first national park), which is part of Corbett Tiger Reserve.

  • It was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger.

  • It is named after Jim Corbett who was instrumental in its establishment.

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