Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana {प्रवासी तीर्थ दर्शन योजना}

PM Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana was started by the Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on 22 January 2019. This scheme will sponsor a Non Residential Indian (NRI) Religious Tour in India. All the expenses of the beneficiary under the PM Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana will bear by the Indian government. The person whose age is between 60 to 65 years old and is NRI citizen can be eligible to apply under this scheme. The main motive behind this scheme is to promote religious tourism under the country. The program under PM Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana is 25 days nationwide tour plan.


Scheme Name

PM Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana

Launched by

PM Narendra Modi

Launch date

22nd January 2019

Starting date to Apply         

Declared soon

Mode of application

Online mode


World Wide NRI


Central Govt. Scheme

Official website

Launched soon

  • Under the PM Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana, much preference and priority will be given to countries like Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and, Tobago, and Jamaica. 
  • This scheme was implemented under the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • The first batch of 40 NRI citizens is ready to get the benefits of the scheme. 
  • Under this scheme, a group of 40 people will be able to travel to various religious places in India.
  • People can get benefits of Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana 2019 2 times in a year.
  • This scheme will help Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to learn about the culture and religion of our country. 
  • This scheme is also able to promote tourism which is the main contributor to gross domestic product (GDP) of India.
  • All the expenses of the beneficiary during the tour will be bear by the government. The people have to pay no fee or charges for the trip.
  • The main motive of this scheme is to make people understand the culture of India as well as the strength of India, which is Unity in Diversity.
  • Even the scheme will bear the expense of the beneficiary coming to India by air. 

Key Factors

The main factors of PM Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana are mentioned below:

  • This NRI Religious Tour is 25 days plan. Means the beneficiaries will be able to see the various religious place of India for 25 days.
  • All necessary expenses will bear by the government of India under this scheme.
  • The priority will be given to Girmitiya countries’ Citizens.
  • The candidates are allowed to fill the application form online under this scheme.
  • The first visit under this scheme was done by those people of Indian origin who attended the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas which was held in Varanasi on 24 January 2019 at Prayagraj Kumbh.

The Objectives

The main objectives of PM Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana are mentioned below:

  • This scheme will help to promote religious tourism in the country.
  • This scheme is the best initiative to promote Indian culture as well as a religion all over the world.
  • This scheme will play an essential role in fostering spiritual places in India.
  • This scheme will help encourage the tourism department.

Benefits of PM Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana

The applicants can get a lot of benefits under the scheme. Detail about the benefits of this scheme is given below:

  • All non-resident Indians of India can get the benefit from this scheme.
  • Under this scheme, all non-resident Indians (NRIs) will get the chance to know more about the country’s culture as well as religion. 
  • As the Government of India promoted this scheme, tourism will also be pushed more and more.
  • This scheme will help improve India’s gross domestic product.
  • The applicants will get a free tour under this scheme. They have to pay nothing under this scheme.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicants must have to fulfil the eligibility criteria of the scheme to get the benefits. Eligibility criteria for Pravasi Teerth Darshan Scheme are mentioned below. The applicant can check all the details before applying under the programme.

  • Only NRI Indians can take advantage of this scheme. So the candidate must be an NRI to apply for this scheme.
  • Indians who were born in India only.
  • The preference will be provided to the people of indentured countries.
  • The age limit for applying under this scheme is 45 to 65 years.

The Registration Process

If you want to apply for Pravasi Teerth Darshan Scheme, you have to follow simple steps. All steps are given below. The applicant can apply online under this scheme.

1. At first, the applicant has to visit the official website. A page will open on your screen.

2. If you have already registered, then you can direct login with your ID and password.

3. If you are new, then click on the “Register here” option on the homepage.

4. After clicking on this, an application form will appear on your computer screen.

5. Now the candidates have to enter all the details very carefully in the application form.

6. After filling the complete detail in the form, click on the submit button.

7. When you click on the submit button, then you will successfully get registered for Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana and ready to get benefits.

Documents Needed

The following documents are required to complete the registration process under this scheme:

  • Income Certificate is mandatory to submit.
  • Residential proof to make sure that the applicant is an NRI.
  • The applicants have to show an age certificate. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the age to get benefits from PM Modi Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana?

The NRI Indian whose age is between 45 to 65 years is eligible to get benefits from this scheme.

Q. Which countries will people get preference under this scheme?

The preference will be given under this scheme to people who are from countries such as Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, and Tobago, and Jamaica.

Q. Who will bear all the expenses of the program under this scheme?

All the expenses under this scheme of the beneficiary will be bear by the government of India.

Q. Which place will show to the people under this scheme?

The people will get to see the religious places of all major religions of India by trains.

Q. What is the tour duration under the scheme?

The tour will be organized for 25 days as well as twice in a year.