Please provide your email address.Please provide a valid email address.

Please provide your password.

Forgot Password? Click Here.

First Time User? Click here to Signup
Resource Center
Conflict of Interest in KPMG's Drafting Of Karnataka’s Forest Plan And Coal India’s Vision Plan, Activists Say 
November 04, 2018

The Karnataka Forest department has asked KPMG, the global financial consultanc

Is India Trying to Subdue Kashmir Through Religious Tourism? 
July 17, 2018
The Indian state under the increasing influence of Hindu nationalism is using Hindu pilgrimage sites..
“Aswachh Bharat” marks Amarnath yatra 
July 15, 2018

Tourism and Plastic: Exploring the Contours 

June 04, 2018
The threat that plastic poses to the health of the planet has been raising alarm bells for some time..
As Women, Are We Really Economically Empowered A view from the point of view of Tourism 
April 10, 2018

Do we enjoy the same quality of life as our male counterparts? How can we, when the figures of women..

India To Promote Religious Tourism In Ayodhya
November 07, 2011
India To Promote Religious Tourism In Ayodhya


07 November 2011

Sandeep Gupta, Ayodhya:

Union Tourism Ministry of India has revealed plans to promote religious tourism in Ayodhya. Being birth place of Lord Rama, Ayodhya has potential to become religious tourism destination.

This was announced by the Union tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Sunday. He also said that Central Govt would spend Rs. 10 crore in this financial year to promote religious tourism in Ayodhya.

Subodh Kant Sahay also said that centre has already allocated Rs 5 crore for tourism development in Ayodhya. He blamed the state goverment for not coming up with any proposal. He insisted that Central Govt is willing to fund for tourism development in Ayodhya, however state government is not showing any interest.

He also pressed the need of promoting religious tourism in India. Subodh Kant Sahay believe that Hindu Pilgim has lots of potential to attract international tourists however states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Orrisa have not been able to develop religious tourism.

It would have to be seen if Subodh Kant Sahay is serious regarding the statement on Ayodhya or its just a political stunt to woo Hindu voters in the upcoming UP elections. There are over 100 temples dedicated to Lord Rama in Ayodhya. All are architectural marvels, however govt has not done anything in past 100 years on the maintenence of these temples. If central govt is really serious about developing religious tourism in Ayodhya, then it should renovate some big temples in the holy town.