Bengal eyes Buddhist tour circuit


The state government’s dreams of promoting and hardselling Bengal tourism among foreigners seem to be taking shape with the ambitious Buddhist trail project up for discussion next month.¬†

Representatives from the state will meet their counterparts from Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to chart the journey that will take tourists to places where Buddha left his footsteps 2,500 years ago. 

The state’s most ambitious tourism project so far, is about to take off. The proposed Buddhist trail, a journey designed for viewing all those places where the Buddha left his footsteps 2,500 years ago, will be formally thrashed out at a meeting among representatives from the governments of Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh next month.

Full report here Times of India

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