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These 17 iconic sites to be developed as world-class destinations: Details here

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New Delhi, July 05: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday during her maiden budget speech said the government will build 17 iconic sites to encourage arrival of tourists in India. She also said that these iconic tourism sites will be developed as world-class destinations.

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These 17 iconic sites to be developed as world-class destinations: Details here

Ministry of Tourism had earlier identified 17 sites in 12 clusters in the country for development under Iconic Tourist Sites Development Project.

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Under the project, these sites will be developed in a holistic manner with focus on issues concerning connectivity to the destination, better facilities/experience for the tourists at the site, skill development, involvement of local community, promotion & branding and by bringing in private investment.

Here's the list of 17 iconic sites that will be developed as world-class destinations:

  1. TajMahal, UP
  2. Fatehpur Sikri, UP
  3. Ajanta, Maharashtra
  4. Ellora, Maharashtra
  5. Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi
  6. Red Fort, New Delhi
  7. Qutub Minar, New Delhi
  8. Colva beach, Goa
  9. Amer Fort, Rajasthan
  10. Somnath, Gujarat
  11. Dholavira, Gujarat
  12. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
  13. Hampi, Karnataka
  14. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
  15. Kaziranga, Assam
  16. Kumarakom, Kerala and
  17. Mahabodhi, Bihar

The monuments taken up for development under project fall under the jurisdiction of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and State Archaeology Departments. The Ministry will carry out interventions at these monuments in collaboration with the ASI and State Governments and all development plans will have elements of universal accessibility, cleanliness at the monuments, use of Green Technology and enhanced security for the tourists.

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