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Pak govt plans to promote religious tourism in Elum Valley revered by both Hindus and Buddhists

Press Trust of India  |  Peshawar 

Pakistan's province plans to construct a heritage park in Elum Valley, which carries a historical significance to both the Hindus and the Buddhists, to promote religious tourism, officials said.

A fund of Rs five million has already been allocated by the government to the authorities concerned as an initial grant for preparation of feasibility report of the project, they said.

Located between the Swat and Buner districts in the KP province, has been a site of divinity and pilgrimage for both and the Buddhist communities.

According to Hindu belief, Lord spent time meditating there during his 14 years of exile, while Buddhists believe it to be the site where a previous incarnation of Lord Buddha gave up his life.

"The would be made a safe abode for the followers of Hinduism and Buddhism and as well as for tourists visiting park," said an of the KP archaelogical department.

Under the project, fencing of the entire would be done and a separate track would be constructed in park, the said.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:13 IST