Ayodhya Ram Temple Set to Outshine Mecca and Vatican City in Tourist Attraction - A Game-Changing Revelation
Get ready for a tourism revolution! Ayodhya's Ram Mandir could become a top destination, even beating Mecca and Vatican City. Let's explore the exciting possibilities!
Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, is poised for a tourism and economic revolution following the consecration ceremony of the Ram Mandir, with expectations of attracting over 20 million tourists in the coming months. The city has undergone a remarkable makeover, with a reported investment of over $10 billion (₹85,000 crore approx.) dedicated to its redevelopment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the consecration ceremony, marking a historic moment for Ayodhya. The massive revamp of the city, including the construction of a new airport, the rejuvenation of the railway station, a township overhaul, and enhanced road connectivity, has positioned Ayodhya as a potential tourism powerhouse.
According to a report by brokerage firm Jefferies, the comprehensive transformation of Ayodhya comes at a substantial cost of around ₹85,000 crore. However, this investment is anticipated to yield significant returns, potentially generating over ₹25,000 crore in tax revenue for the Uttar Pradesh government.
Jefferies' report goes further, suggesting that Ayodhya's makeover could attract a staggering 50 million tourists annually. To accommodate this influx, the city has seen crucial developments, such as the operational phase of the airport and an expansion plan to handle six million passengers by 2025. The railway's capacity has also doubled, catering to 60,000 passengers per day.
The hospitality sector is gearing up for the anticipated tourism boom, with plans for 73 new hotels in the pipeline. Renowned brands like Indian Hotels, Marriott, Wyndham, ITC, and Oyo are actively exploring opportunities in Ayodhya, signaling a potential surge in accommodation options.
As per projections from various agencies, Uttar Pradesh could witness tourist expenditure exceeding ₹4 lakh crore, significantly contributing to the state's economic growth. Ayodhya's Ram Mandir, with its newfound allure, is on track to become a global tourism destination, potentially rivaling renowned spots like Mecca and Vatican City. This transformation is expected not only to enhance Ayodhya's cultural significance but also to bolster Uttar Pradesh's tax revenue in the years to come.