Lucknow: To promote religious tourism in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has planned to build a 100-metre statue of Lord Ram on the banks of Saryu river in Ayodhya.
The tourism department of the state has presented a proposal in this regard to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik.
This comes amid a controversy over a recent tourism booklet released by the Uttar Pradesh tourism ministry. The booklet, released to mark the completion of six months of Yogi government, has omitted Agra’s iconic monument Taj Mahal.
The tourism department booklet also outlined plans for new attractions like a tour of monuments and locations central to the Ramayana.