Swadesh Darshan Project in Sikkim

Jan. 30, 2019

Union Minister for Tourism will inaugurate the project ‘Development of North East Circuit’

  • The circuit will cover the following areas: Rangpo- Rorathang- Aritar- Phadamchen-Nathang- Sheranthang- Tsongmo, Gangtok- Phodong- Mangan- Lachung- Yumthang- laden- Thangu- Guruongmer- Mangan- Gangtok-Tuminingee- Singtam.

  • Swadesh Darshan scheme is one of the flagship schemes of Ministry of tourism to bring development to the North East.

  • The scheme was launched in 2014 -15



As on date the Ministry has sanctioned total 77 projects worth projects for Rs. 6121.69 Crore to 30 States and UTs, under which 16 projects for Rs. 1349.04 crores will be covering all North Eastern States under schemes of Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD.

Initiatives for North East:

  • Ministry carries out special promotion in domestic and international markets highlighting regions diversity, tourism products and its rich culture.

  • Ministry of Tourism has also set up Hotel Managements and Food Craft Institutes for creating skilled manpower in tourism and hospitality sector in the North Eastern Region.

Positive Outcome: Foreign tourist arrivals in the region has shown an upward trend over the years. The region received a total of 1.69 lakh foreign tourist visits during 2017 as against 1.45 lakh in 2016 registering a growth of 16.7% over 2016.

The Domestic Tourist Visits reached to 95.47 lakhs in the year 2017 against 77.71 lakhs registering impressive double digit growth of 22.8% over 2016.

Source : PIB