When we talk about love we associate it with Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is a ‘World Heritage Site’ and visited by around 60 lakh domestic and foreign tourists every year. The booklet issued by the UP Tourism department on the occasion of the World Tourism Day this year has omitted Taj Mahal from the list of attractions in the state. Incidentally, Taj Mahal is the biggest revenue earner for the tourism department in UP.
It was earlier reported that Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was not mentioned in a new booklet released by the Yogi Adityanath led state government.
The 32-booklet, which has the famed Ganga aarti as its cover image, has been printed to promote the tourist spots in Uttar Pradesh, but surprisingly the most prominent and popular one is missing.
The booklet makes mention of almost all the major religious events and places in the state including the famous Ganga Arti, Mathura, Vrindavan and Ayodhya.
Uttar Pradesh Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Monday rejected reports of Taj Mahal’s exclusion from the state government’s new tourism booklet.
“You are wrong. You can clearly see and we also have the records that work worth 1.75 crore has been started and almost completed. Don’t make this a controversy,” Rita told.
She further stated that Taj Mahal has been the legacy of Uttar Pradesh and hence claiming that the government is ignoring it, is wrong.
“The work we did in the last six months, there are all the records of it,” Joshi said.
Earlier, it was also reported that the BJP Government in the state had not included Taj Mahal as part of Uttar Pradesh’s “cultural heritage”.