The Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath had proposed construction of a new amusement park in the state. The specialty of this amusement park would be that it will be themed on Lord Krishna and will be built in Mathura, his birthplace.
The task of development of the blueprint of the project has been assigned to Uttar Pradesh tourism officials. As per a report by India.com, the park will be inspired by ‘Disneyland’ and the state government’s target is to commence the construction work of ‘Krishna Land’ this year itself.
The UP government had decided to build ‘Krishna Land’ as according to it, Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site, isn’t Indian enough and does not represent the Indian culture. In fact, the Taj Mahal hasn’t even been included in the state’s budget as announced by Yogi Adityanath. Moreover, the government has also decided to replace the replica of Taj Mahal that was gifted to foreign dignitaries visiting the state with a copy of Hindus’ holy scripture ‘Gita’.
While speaking to the media about the ambitious project, a government official said,
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We plan to reconstruct the entire stages of Krishna’s life. There will be a jail where Devki and Vasudev were imprisoned as it was here that Krishna was born. We will also create an artificial river like Yamuna that is linked to several aspects of Krishna’s life.
‘Krishna Land’ is one of the initiatives of Yogi Adityanath government to transform the state into a center of religious tourism, a project that will be funded by the World Bank.
Irrespective of the Hindu-Muslim tussle that goes on in the state, having a theme park based on Lord Krishna’s life will be an equally amazing attraction for religious as well as non-religious tourists of the country and the world. Apart from that, it will also be a great way to depict Hindu religion and culture to all the visitors in Mathura.