Interested in an adventurous ride like PM Modi’s ‘Man vs Wild’ in Jim Corbett, here’s how you can EXPLAIN

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed personality in India and the government of Uttarakhand seems to take full advantage of it. The state tourism department is working on a plan to develop a ‘Modi Tour’ in the Corbett Tiger Reserve, covering locations visited by PM Modi while filming a TV program in 2019 to attract more people and boost tourism which is already a popular tourist destination.Also Read – Game of Thrones Inspires Uttarakhand to Start Modi Tour to Jim Corbett

For the uninitiated, PM Modi had taken on a number of adventure activities while filming an episode of ‘Man vs Wild’, hosted by Bear Grylls on the Discovery Channel. During filming, Prime Minister Modi and Bear Grylls crossed the Kosi River on a makeshift raft and crossed a tiger track, with the Prime Minister holding a spear in his hand. Also Read – ‘Ranveer Vs Wild With Bear Grylls’ Renewed For Two More Seasons

What is the Modi Circuit?

The tour named after the prime minister is a route that will cover all the locations he visited on a special episode of ‘Man vs Wild’, starring Bear Grylls. Also Read – Ranveer Singh grateful for huge viewership of OTT debut: ‘People love my off-screen personality’

In the episode, Grylls had met Prime Minister Modi at a rendezvous point and embarked on a series of adventures, including making an improvised spear from a stick in an area of ​​the park that would be dominated by tigers, using a knife and a rope. . The two men had walked along the Kosi River and crossed it using a makeshift raft in the rain. The Prime Minister was quite the sport; he even had a drink concocted from neem leaves.

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“Modi Circuit” and the Game of Thrones connection

Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj says the idea for a “Modi tour” came to him when he heard about the Game of Thrones tour while visiting Croatia, in the framework in which tourists are taken to the locations where the famous television series was filmed. .

“We have already created several circuits, for Maa Bhagwati, Shiva, Vishnu, Nav-grah, Golju Maharaj, Nagdevta, Hanuman and Vivekanand. There is another major idea we are working on. PM Modi went to Jim Corbett Park with Bear Grylls. We’re making a Modi track for that. We will take tourists to places visited by Prime Minister Modi,” he told The Indian Express.

How Modi Circuit Will Work

Those who work on the circuit are convinced that it will be a great success.

Colonel Ashwini Pundir, additional CEO of the Adventure Sports Division of the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, told The Indian Express that Modi is the “biggest influencer in the country” and development authorities want that tourists have a similar experience. tourists to experience the Prime Minister. We will also publish articles at important times to inform you that this is where Prime Minister Modi carried out particular activity,” he said.

According to the official, although Uttarkhand is beautiful, adding an attraction point with some activities will promote tourism.

The state has already created tourist routes named after deities like Maa Bhagwati, Shiva, Vishnu, Nav-grah, Golju Maharaj, Nagdevta and Hanuman. In 2017, he launched the Vivekananda Tour which takes people to the Kumaon area, where the monk and philosophers spent time. The journey begins in Kakrighant, where Vivekananda arrived over a century ago, and takes you through Almora, Dewaldhar village, Nainital, Bhimtal and Shyamlatal, according to the Uttarakhand Tourism website.

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How popular was the Prime Minister’s “Man vs. Wild” episode?

Man Vs Wild with Grylls and Modi had recorded the highest ratings ever in the infotainment genre, according to BARC India data. The show’s premiere became the highest-rated show in the history of the genre in India, garnering 6.9 million impressions, according to a report in India Today.

Bear Grylls and PM Narendra Modi in an image from Man vs Wild (Photo courtesy: IANS)

The BJP spokesman told The Indian Express that Modi was the “biggest brand in the state” and his name can benefit tourism in the state.

With contributions from agencies

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