Tourism ministry plans Warrior Circuits
Tired of the old tourist destinations? Fret not -- the Narendra Modi government now has plans to promote destinations that are associated with "warriors".
A tourism ministry official said that plans were afoot for a Warrior Circuit, on the lines of the Krishna and Ramayana Circuits launched by the ministry last year, promoting regions linked to epic heroes.
"Such warriors would be identified from the Jat belt of Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, from the northeast states as well as from South India," a ministry official said.
A part of the Greater Noida-based Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya institute of Archaeology, under the ministry of culture, will be turned into a museum for a local Gujjar warrior, the official said.
Stories of bravery were are also being identified in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, where three museums are proposed to be set up.
"The circuits will mark many warriors who fought the Mughals such as Shivaji. There is also Lachit Borphukan, who fought the Mughals in Saraighat in Assam," said the official.
Another battle in history whose protagonists are going to find a place in the circuit are those who were involved in the Kakori conspiracy.