September 20, 2021: On the auspicious occasion of Navaratri on October 7, 2021, Chhattisgarh is planned to celebrate the start a new tourism circuit of Chhatisgarh, one of the state government’s most ambitious projects – “Ram Van Gaman Path Tourist Circuit”, which is based on the chief minister’s new development goals for 2021.
New tourism circuit in Chhattisgarh
Ram, Laxman, and Sita lived in exile in the forests of Chhattisgarh, according to folklore. Lord Ram-inspired stories and songs have been spoken and sung in local communities and passed down through the generations.
Ram’s nanihal (mother’s birthplace) is also in the state. It is here that Prince Ram developed into Maryada Purushotam, nourished by his mother’s devotion.
The plans around the new tourism circuit in Chhatisgarh
“During his exile from Ayodhya, Lord Ram spent the majority of his time here. The government has envisioned this initiative to retain the memories associated with Lord Ram and Mata Kaushalya, where devotees and tourists would be able to sense the aura of divinity with every step they take on the Ram Van Path Gaman Tourism Circuit,” stated Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
This year’s festival will be held at the old Kaushalya Mata Mandir in Chandkhuri hamlet, some 25 kilometres from Raipur. The celebrations will be a visual spectacle that will include music, dance, a laser show, and LED mapping to emphasize Lord Ram’s exile in Chhattisgarh.
This is expected to become an annual event, complete with a fiesta and celebrations, with the goal of establishing Chhattisgarh as an interesting tourist destination for both international and domestic visitors.
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Ram Van Gaman Trip
The State Tourism Board is leveraging the important event of Navratri to launch a new tourism circuit called the Ram Van Gaman Trip, which follows Lord Ram’s path across Chhattisgarh during his exile from Ayodhya. The goal for the first phase of this project is to develop the nine places that are located along Shri Ram’s woodland route. Sitamarhi-Harchowka, Ramgarh, Shivrinarayan, Turturiya, Chandkhuri, Rajim, Sihawa, Jagdalpur, and Ramaram are among these places.
“Our top objective is to turn the Ram Van Gaman Path’s selected places into popular tourism destinations. With the present pandemic in mind, additional efforts are being made to encourage tourists to visit domestically, and the Ram Van Gaman Path will provide travellers with an immersive experience,” said Yashwant Kumar, Managing Director of the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board.
The state plans to improve and beautify the selected places, as well as build world-class tourism infrastructure, in order to enhance tourism in the state.