(Report) Ministry of Tourism Report on Tourism in Uttar Pradesh 2007


Ministry of Tourism Report on Tourism in Uttar Pradesh 2007

Tourism in Uttar Pradesh

Situated in the northern part of India, it has the distinction of being the most populous state of India. in terms of area, it is the fourth largest, among all the states. The wealth of its monuments, mystical call of its mountains and lakes, and the religious fervor that it evokes, have rendered Uttar Pradesh, one of the most fascinating states of the Indian Union. Whether one is on a spiritual quest, or in search of adventure, or just on a curiosity trip, Uttar Pradesh has something to offer to everyone. Owing to its rich and varied topography, vibrant culture and captivating festivities, the State of Uttar Pradesh offers immense tourism delights to the visitors in the State. Visitors, starting from neighboring states to the far flung countries throng the state at different times especially during the festivities. The State is watered by the mighty rivers of northern India - Ganga, Yamuna, Ramganga, Gomati and Ghaghara. Almost all the important towns and trading centers of the state are clustered around these rivers. The confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna, the two most sacred rivers of India, at Allahabad, has been a vital pilgrimage site through the centuries.

Uttar Pradesh offers an endless array of attractions, to the visitor by way of monuments, mountain peaks, a wealth of ancient temples and viharas, rich flora and fauna, fascinating rivers and captivating valleys. Agra, Ayodhya, Sarnath, Varanasi, Lucknow, Mathura and Prayag combine religious and architectural marvels

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India initiated pilot surveys in ten states including Uttar Pradesh state on a plan to outsource collection activity of tourism statistics for the different states. ACNielsen ORG-MARG Pvt. Ltd. was entrusted with collection of tourism statistics for the State of Uttar Pradesh. The pilot survey was for a period of 12 months with the purpose to gain experience for future surveys.

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Courtesy: Ministry of Tourism