After traversing through lion's sanctuary, deserts of Kutch, Hindu pilgrimages and even lesser known hill stations in Narendra Modi's Gujarat, the state's tourism campaign will aim to bridge the distance between temples and mosques.
Amitabh Bachchan will be shooting his next series of "Khushboo Gujarat Ki" campaign at an Islamic monument, the world heritage site of Champaner-Pavagadh, built by Gujarat sultan Mehmood Begada. Also part of the campaign will be Ahmedabad's heritage walk, which is known as "Mandir se Masjid tak".
The walk, entirely run on volunteers' support, starts from world's first Swaminarayan temple in Kalupur and ends at Jama Masjid. So far, the campaign had touched pilgrim towns like Ambaji and Somnath.
In January last year, Bachchan visited the "pols" of Khadia in the walled city to capture the spirit of Uttarayan â€” the kite festival. During the shoot, Bachchan was impressed by the heritage of the walled city and suggested a Khushboo series on the heritage walk. The ideas were immediately accepted by the chief minister's office.
Senior Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited ( TCGL) officials said Modi has picked a list of seven sites â€” the heritage walk and Champaner-Pavagadh being the two of them. Bachchan is finalizing the dates for the shoot for the coming week while Modi is prioritizing the sites. (Courtesy: TOI)