Tourism - GS question based on India Year Book

1)   Which of the following are initially identified circuits under SWADESH DARSHAN Scheme

1) Buddhist Circuit
2) North-East Circuit
3) Wildlife circuit
4) Spiritual Circuit

a. Only 1 and 2
b. Only 1 and 4
c. Only 1, 2 and 3
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Only 1 and 2

5 Circuits are identified initially – North-East Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Himalayan Circuit and Krishna Circuit. 3 projects one each in North-East, Buddhist and Coastal Circuits are sanctioned in 2014-15. The Odisha Government has sought inclusion of Odisha’s ‘Diamond Triangle’ of Buddhist sites (Ratnagiri, Udayagiri, and Lalitagiri) in the SWADESH DARSHAN Scheme. Tourism Ministry has already identified Bodh Gaya, Rajgir and Vaishali in Bihar and Kapilavastu, Sarnath, Sravasti and Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh under the Buddhist circuit of Swadesh Darshan. Even though the Diamond Triangle in Odisha has immense potential to draw domestic and international travellers, the Union Ministry is yet to shift its focus towards it due to lack of tourist infrastructure at these sites. Funds from Swadesh Darshan can help in developing tourism amenities at these sites.

2)   Which of the following are Niche Tourism Products

1) Eco-Tourism
2) Medical Tourism
3) Wellness Tourism
4) Film Tourism
5) Golf Tourism
6) Polo Tourism

a. Only 1, 2, 3 and 4
b. Only 1, 2 and 4
c. Only 1 and 2
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: All of the above

Niche Tourism Products are – Cruise, Adventure, Medical, Wellness, Golf, Polo, Eco-Tourism, Film Tourism, Sustainable Tourism and Meetings Incentives Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE). They have been identified for development and promotion by the Ministry of Tourism.