Krishna circuit is a spiritual tourism program including the destinations associated with Lord Krishna.
Lord Krishna is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, one of the tri gods in Hindu mythology. He came to earth to establish peace and righteousness among the humans. He was born in a prison cell to Vasudeva and Devki. His parents were imprisoned by Kans-brother of Devki. His father took him to Gokul in order to save his life from Kans. He was brought up in Gokul. He lived his life as a herdsman and later defeated Kans in the battle and freed his parents from his tyranny. His way of life and his teaching will always inspire humans to walk on the right path. His teachings in the sacred text “Bhagavad Gita” is a world renowned book in which he was dictating to Ajun in the middle of Mahabharata. The Bhagavad Gita is the most important book in hindu mythology.
The Krishna Circuit has been built under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. Many of his devotees around the world wanted a direct track to travel through the destinations so the government decided to build the Krishna Circuit to promote spiritual tourism.
The destinations of Krishna Circuit include Dwarka, Kurukshetra, Nathdwara, Jaipur, Sikar, Mathura, Vrindavan, Gokul, Barsana, Nandgaon, Govardhan and Puri.
Budget of the Krishna Circuit :-
The Ministry of Tourism has approved projects worth 275 crore Rupees for the development of Krishna and heritage Circuit of states of Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
The project envisaged world class infrastructural development of the sites with special emphasis on Audio, Visual projection show. Site illumination, Solar Lighting and street lighting, construction of tourist facilitation centres, Yatri sheds, infrastructural development of way side amenities, Parking, Public convenience, construction of open air theatres, cultural interpretation centre and landscapes.
An official of the department added that after the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the work is getting its pace and the first phase is likely to be completed soon.