In 2019, Uttar Pradesh hosted a grand and divine Kumbh in Prayagraj, which was widely acclaimed for its scale and grandeur. The state has also made arrangements to organize a Mahakumbh in 2025, with a budget of ₹2,500 crores set aside for the event. The Uttar Pradesh Tourism Policy has allocated a whopping ₹1,29,498 crore for the development of tourism infrastructure in the state. This investment is expected to create employment opportunities for around 3,52,800 people, which will go a long way in boosting the state’s economy.
- Grand Kumbh in Prayagraj: In 2019, a grand and divine Kumbh was organized in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. The Kumbh Mela is a significant Hindu pilgrimage that attracts millions of devotees from all over the world. The event was well-organized and received international recognition.
- Mahakumbh in 2025: To continue the tradition of hosting large-scale Kumbh Melas, the Uttar Pradesh government has made arrangements worth ₹ 2,500 crores for the upcoming Mahakumbh in 2025. This move is expected to boost tourism in the state and bring economic benefits to the local population.
- Investment in Tourism: As part of the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Policy, the state government has invested ₹1,29,498 crore in various tourism projects. This investment is expected to create employment opportunities for 3,52,800 people in the state, thereby boosting the economy.
- Promotion of Culture and Heritage: Uttar Pradesh is home to several cultural and historical landmarks, including the Taj Mahal and the ancient city of Varanasi. The state government is committed to preserving and promoting these sites to attract tourists from all over the world and showcase the rich cultural heritage of the state.