Tourists taking travelling to Gujarat now have the choice of taking part in a rather unique travel package called 'A Rise from Modi's Village.' Yes you guessed right, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's village -- Vadnagar -- is now a tourist attraction!
The Gujarat Tourism Corporation in collaboration with private tour operator Akshar Travels will now take tourists to Vadnagar under the special package where they can get a glimpse of the Prime Minister'searly life.
The scheme was originally launched for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 only but now has been extended thanks to demand.
Confirming the news, a report in the DNA said that Gujarat tourism started this package in early January and given the prime minister's fan following, the response has been spectacular.
According to the itinerary on the website of Gujarat Tourism Corporation, the tour includes a visit to the primary and secondary school the Prime Minister went to, the Hatkeshwar Temple where he reportedly spent time daily and the Sharmishtha Lake where the 'adventure to catch a crocodile' took place.
Apart from being taken around the town the tour also includes a meeting with the PM's former classmates . According to the tourism department, it is a "a memorable time to know about his (Narendra Modi's) academic life."
And for the climax of the tour, the tourists will be given a tour of the Vadnagar Railway Station where Modi helped his father at his tea stall. The website describes the location as "the most unforgettable place," where the Prime Minister sold tea whenever he got time away from his studies. Describing the tour, the website says the railway station is where the PM's journey of struggle started which paved the way for the 'country's development.'
The tour is carried out in either an airconditioned bus or car and costs just Rs 600 per person for a day-long tour. There's also a bottle of mineral water and a Gujarati thali thrown in. If all of this sounds like an unbelievably good deal, you can sign up for the tour here.
Updated Date: Apr 07, 2015 10:07 AM