Thanks to the development of the Ram temple and other infrastructure, including an international airport, Ayodhya is rapidly growing as a tourist destination. In the wake of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya’s “pran pratishtha,” Uttar Pradesh is expected to gain ₹4 lakh crore in wealth this year from increased tourists. According to a study by SBI Research, the office of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stated that the state is anticipated to generate ₹25,000 crore in tax income in the next fiscal year.
It is quite evident from this that Ayodhya will play a major role in this, drawing pilgrims and visitors from all over the world as well as from within the nation. It also shows that Uttar Pradesh will benefit financially this year by around 4 lakh crores due to the surge in tourism, according to a press release cited by ANI. According to a study by the international stock market research firm Jefferies, Ayodhya will see a rise in the number of pilgrims visiting it than both Mecca and Vatican City. According to the report, Ayodhya is anticipated to draw approximately five crore pilgrims each year, making it a popular tourist attraction in both Uttar Pradesh and the entire nation.
Ram temple to increase tourism and bring in ₹4 lakh crore for the state: Report
The erection of the Ram temple, along with a number of other amenities including an international airport, a modernized train station, new hotels, road connectivity, and others, has turned the temple town along the Saryu river into a popular tourist destination. The Tirupati Balaji temple in Andhra Pradesh brings in ₹1,200 crore in revenue annually from its 2.5 million followers. Every year, 80 lakh visitors visit Vaishno Devi, bringing about ₹500 crore in revenue. Agra Fort receives 30 lakh tourists annually, amounting to an income of ₹27.5 crore, whereas the Taj Mahal in Agra welcomes 70 lakh visitors annually, yielding an income of ₹100 crore.
An further estimate states that over a lakh devotees are anticipated to travel to Ayodhya daily to receive the darshan of Lord Shri Ram. Soon, this figure might rise to three lakh worshipers every day. Over 10 crore worshipers may visit Ayodhya every year if this occurs. According to the press release, “the local economy of Ayodhya alone would add up to ₹25,000 crore if each devotee spends approximately ₹2500 during their visit.”