Game of Thrones inspires Uttarakhand to start Modi circuit to Jim Corbett

Dehradun: Jim Corbett National Park, one of India’s most visited wildlife sanctuaries in Uttarakhand, will soon have a circuit and trail named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And guess what? The idea for the track named after PM Modi came from none other than HBO’s iconic series Game of Thrones (GoT). The idea of ​​the “Modi Tour” was suggested by Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, the Indian Express reported on Thursday. Jim Corbett Park has seven circuits so far, namely Maa Bhagwati, Shiva, Vishnu, Nav-grah, Golju Maharaj, Nagdevta, Hanuman and Vivekanand circuits. The idea for the GoT type tour came when Satpal Maharaj was visiting Croatia where he came across a trip where tourists are taken to the locations where the famous TV series was filmed. The idea for the circuit was sparked after PM Modi was featured on a special episode of Discovery’s popular show Man Vs Wild with Bear Grylls.Also Read – ‘Ranveer Vs Wild With Bear Grylls’ Renewed For Two More Seasons

Work to scout locations and organize facilities

The Uttarakhand Department of Tourism is developing a trail which will cover the places visited and activities performed by Prime Minister Modi during the survival show which was filmed inside Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. Senior officials said they had started identifying locations and making arrangements for tourists to visit and stay. Also Read – Travel Tips for Asthma Patients: 5 Safe Places in India for Travelers with Asthma

Additional CEO of Adventure Sports Division of Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board Col. Ashwini Pundir told Indian Express that a team from the tourism department is already working on the project especially the places to arrange for tourists to stay along a 30- 40 kilometer distance. “We want tourists to have the Prime Minister’s experience. We will also post reports at important times to let you know that this is where Prime Minister Modi carried out particular activity,” Pundir said. Also Read – This Independence Day, Take a Trip to These Places for a Patriotic Feel – Watch the Video

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Man Vs Wild episode aired on August 12, 2019, where Bear Grylls and PM Modi met at a meeting point and went on a series of adventures. They had made an improvised spear from a stick in an area of ​​the park that would be dominated by tigers, using a knife and rope. The two men had walked along the Kosi River and crossed it using a makeshift raft in the rain. Prime Minister Modi had also consumed a drink made from neem leaves while reminiscing about his childhood, his youth with Yogis and his time as Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Prime Minister Modi had predicted that in the coming days the region he visited would become a major tourist attraction for the world. The state tourism department had been working on the trail project ever since, even connecting Rudra Cave to Kedarnath.

Jim Corbett

The photo from May 2022 shows a peacock in the Jim Corbett National Park in Ramnagar, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. (Photo: AFP)

The state’s tourism department said the aim of the project was to attract tourists from neighboring states like Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh who can visit on weekends. “Tourists want something new. Every place in Uttarakhand is beautiful but we need to add something as attraction point and some activities. With this circuit, we plan to achieve the same goal,” a department official told Indian Express.

BJP spokesperson Shadab Shams hailed the move, calling PM Modi “the biggest brand in the state”. His name can benefit tourism in the state and should be welcomed, he said.

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Congress noted that the Man vs. Wild episode was filmed on the day an attack left 40 CRPF members dead in Pulwama, Kashmir, and asked if the BJP government planned to celebrate that. “We don’t have a problem with tourist tours, but I don’t understand what is the major achievement of this episode that we are celebrating. When Prime Minister Modi was filming this episode, Pulwama attack happened… If we let’s create a record of something that happened on a black day, it’s not fair,” said state congressman Karan Mahara.

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