The Uttarakhand government is reportedly planning a tourist circuit that will cover places visited and activities done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jim Corbett National Park during a special episode of the survival reality show ‘Man vs Wild’ with Bear Grylls.
Senior officials said they have started identifying the places and figuring out arrangements for tourists to visit and stay at the places visited by PM Modi during the shooting of the show shot inside Jim Corbett National Park in 2019.
Uttarakhand Minister of Tourism Satpal Maharaj said the idea for a ‘Modi Circuit’ popped when he heard about the Game of Thrones tour during a visit to Croatia, as part of which tourists are taken to the locations where the famous TV series was shot.
“We have already created several circuits, for Maa Bhagwati, Shiva, Vishnu, Nav-grah, Golju Maharaj, Nagdevta, Hanuman, and Vivekanand. There is another major idea we are working on. PM Modi went to Jim Corbett Park with Bear Grylls. We are making a Modi trail for that. We will take tourists to places visited by PM Modi,” Satpal Maharaj was quoted as saying in the report.
In the Man Vs Wild episode that aired in August 2019 featuring PM Modi, Bear Grylls had met the PM at a rendezvous point and proceeded on a series of adventures. The two had walked alongside the Kosi River and crossed it using a makeshift raft amid rain. PM Modi had also consumed a drink made of neem leaves.
Back then, PM Modi had narrated his experience and also predicted that the area he visited would emerge as a big tourist attraction for the world in the coming days.