CM addresses Uttar Pradesh Travel Writers Conclave 2015

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that the state offers immense potential for tourism and added that the state has one attraction or the other in all regions. These attractions could be of historical heritage, handicrafts or food related. Pointing out that Uttar Pradesh was land of Lord Rama, Gautam Buddha and also has a rich heritage of Rahim, Tulsi, Soordas, Kabir and many great seers and saints. Keeping all these attributes in mind the state government was making serious efforts to promote tourism in the state, Mr. Yadav stated. The Chief Minister made these observations while addressing the 'Uttar Pradesh Travel Writers Conclave-2015' today at hotel Taj. Saying that the tourists coming to the state would be encouraged to pen down their experiences, the Chief Minister said this would enable travellers from all over the world to know various facets of the states that include a rich cuisine, traditions, music and literature, etiquettes and other things. 
He also said that the state government would use the modern information technology tools like the internet to provide information about the state to people all over the world. He also expressed hope that travel writers would also use these mediums and inform the people about the various aspects of tourism in Uttar Pradesh. Mr. Yadav also mentioned how his government was aware of the ability of the tourism sector not only to create jobs but also in enhancing the prestige of the state. Referring to the 'Heritage Arc' the Chief Minister said, it formed the core of various promotional activities to enhance tourism in the state. Similarly, he pointed out, the Tajganj area was being developed in Agra city to provide world class facilities to tourists. The Chief Minister further said that to make Agra the centre of attraction with regards to Mughal era traditions, heritage and other facts, an international level Mughal Museum was being built in Agra and efforts were underway to bring to limelight 12 historical, cultural and religious places where due to lack of facilities tourists do not go.


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