Uttar Pradesh Government Promoting Religious Harmony through Joint Pilgrimage Tours – TravelDuniya.com Team

Gurgaon, Haryana: The Uttar Pradesh government has carved out a new and unique plan of jointly taking the Hindu and Muslim on a pilgrimage tour.

The new plan chalk out by Uttar Pradesh government could be seen as a way of promoting communal harmony between the two religious groups. The ‘dharmarth karya’ has issued a Government Order (GO) in which 10 Hindu and Muslims devout from 70 districts will jointly take the trip, to visit the holy pilgrimage site of Pushkar and Ajmer Sharif, reports TravelDuniya.com team. The holy town of Pushkar is revered for Hindus and Ajmer Sharif is sacred for Muslims.

Besides Pushkar is also famed for its tourism. The town has numerous temples and is also illustrious for its Pushkar Fair, held in the January and February. The process of receiving the application and subsequently sorting them for the further process has already begun said, Principal Secretary (Religious Works) Navneet Sehgal. The trips will be managed and conducted by the Samajwadi Shravan Yatra, a state-sponsored pilgrimage programme, operated and run under the state government, taking help from Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRTC). Uttar Pradesh is illustrious for its cultural diversity and visitors could explore the majestic state by availing Uttar Pradesh holiday packages.

The tour will take-off on July 23. An exclusive special train with 1,044 has been booked for the pilgrimage tour. Devout could also avail the facility of filing application through online, with their all necessary documents. The last date of filling the full application is July 10, and after that all the application will be sorted out and tickets will be issued. The trip will include travel by AC buses and train. Lodging and breakfast, dinner with travel kit will also be provided. Initially, the trip will constituted of 900 pilgrimages to the holy town of Haridwar and Rishikesh.


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