From Chattar Manzil To Chunar Fort, 9 Heritage Sites In UP To Be Turned Into 5-Star Hotels!

by Shreya Rathod
From Chattar Manzil To Chunar Fort, 9 Heritage Sites In UP To Be Turned Into 5-Star Hotels!

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is the fourth-largest state and one of the most populous ones. In fact, it is famous for Varanasi, a sacred place for Hinduism. Other than that, places like Agra, Ayodhya and Lucknow are some of the most visited tourist places. In fact, Uttar Pradesh will soon have nine 5-star hotels with top-notch amenities.

Uttar Pradesh To Soon Have 5-Star Hotels

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According to a Times Of India report, the state of Uttar Pradesh would build these upscale hotels in nine of its palaces and forts to accommodate tourists. The action is intended to improve rural tourism and the economy of the area, as well as the tourism industry and young employment possibilities.

This project is anticipated to not only aid in the preservation of cultural treasures but also to assist open up prospects for employment in the tourism industry, both directly and indirectly. Additionally, this project will support local, cultural, and economic change in rural communities.

The Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department is getting ready to turn historical buildings into heritage hotels, including Chattar Manzil in Lucknow, Barua Sagar Fort in Jhansi, Chunar Fort in Mirzapur, Kothi Darshan Vilas, Kothi Gulistan-e-Iram, and Kothi Roshan in Lucknow, Barsana Water Palace in Mathura, Shukla Talab in Kanpur, and Tikait Rai Baradari in Bithoor.

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Museums, Resorts, Wellness Centres And More!

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The government has established three categories for this with a suggested minimum investment of ₹180 crore. The spokesperson went on to say that the Tourism Department would be constructing heritage hotels, wellness centres, museums, resorts, heritage restaurants, boutique restaurants, wedding tourism, banquet halls, adventure tourism, thematic parks, homestays, and other forms of tourism and hospitality in heritage properties.

According to Mukesh Meshram, Principal Secretary and Director General of Tourism, the bidder for the specified project would be chosen based on both quality and cost. In the process, duties for heritage building conservation have also been established.

As for the requirements and obligations, when converting those historic sites into high-end hotels, the builders must preserve the layout of the original archaeological structures and refrain from altering their original forms, though they may change the building’s use to reflect its mythological and historical significance.

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In fact, they will install educational signage about the history of the historic structure, showcasing local customs, cuisine, and arts.

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