Religious Tourism

Maharashtra to launch Buddhist circuit tourism soon

MUMBAI

After Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra will have its own Buddhist circuit tours with 25 major destinations, in a bid to attract more tourists to the state, a top official said here Tuesday.

The Buddhist circuit has been finalised by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and will start from the Sanchi Stupa replica adorning the port town of Nallasopara in Thane district, said MTDC managing director Jagdish Patil.

“We chose the stupa in Nallasopara because it is from here that Emperor Ashoka’s son Mahendra and daughter Sanghamitra are believed to have left for Sri Lanka to spread Buddhism,” Patil said.

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