UP tourism hubs net Rs 50,000 crore investmentLord Ram idol in Ayodhya

Virendra Singh Rawat

Close on the heels of the consecration of Lord Ram temple in Ayodhya on January 22, a US-based company has partnered with the Uttar Pradesh government to develop a 100-room resort in the temple town.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the UP tourism department and the US firm, Anjali Investment LLC.

In the backdrop of the consecration ceremony, which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries, Ayodhya has witnessed a massive upsurge in tourist inflow.

This uptick has spurred investment in the hospitality sector to cater the growing influx of visitors and the future potential.

Anjali Investment is helmed by Ramesh Nangurnoori, who originally hails from Hyderabad but is currently engaged in real estate and other businesses in the US.

The proposed 100-room resort aims at enhancing tourist amenities in Ayodhya, thereby contributing to the overall growth of tourism in the region.

“The identification process of a suitable land is on…with the signing of the MoU with UP Tourism, the construction work is slated to commence soon,” Nangurnoori said.

Several top hospitality majors have also lined up projects for Ayodhya, which is expected to emerge as a global religious and spiritual tourism hub in the years to come.

UP tourism and culture minister Jaiveer Singh noted the construction of the hotel and resort would enhance the overall experience for tourists and devotees visiting the Lord Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

He reiterated that the state is witnessing rapid development in the tourism sector. Currently, UP tops in domestic tourism, and sustained efforts are underway to attract more foreign tourists.

The influx of tourists following the consecration has prompted a proactive approach to encourage more private investments in hotels and resorts.

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