Mathura, July 16: The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has reportedly proposed to build a theme park Krishna Land’, just like Disneyland in the state. The UP government wants to build Krishna Land in Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The Uttar Pradesh tourism officials have been asked to develop the blueprint of the project which the state government aims to begin constructing this year itself.
An official said, “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 number of projects the Yogi Adityanath government proposed to make the state a religious tourism centre that will be funded by World Bank.
The decision for building Krishna Land came as for the Uttar Pradesh government, Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world did not represent Indian Culture. For them, this UNESCO World Heritage Site isn’t Indian enough and hence they are okay with adopting something foreign to attract tourists. The Yogi Adityanath government even didn’t include Taj Mahal in the recently announced Uttar Pradesh Budget. The government also recently decided to replace the Taj replica which was gifted to foreign dignitaries with a copy of the Gita.