News Soon, Mathura And Vrindavan Will Be Connected By A Cruise Service

Soon, Mathura And Vrindavan Will Be Connected By A Cruise Service

A cruise will soon connect Mathura and Vrindavan. Plying on the Yamuna river, it'll promote religious tourism to these pilgrimage sites.


By Anushka Goel Published on Aug 12, 2022, 01:01 PM

Soon, Mathura And Vrindavan Will Be Connected By A Cruise Service
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To promote religious tourism, Union Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced that soon, a cruise connecting the pilgrimage sites of Mathura and Vrindavan will become operational. The cruise, which will ply on the Yamuna river, will provide another boost to travellers visiting the already popular holy sites. By Anushka Goel

According to the latest reports, the state of Uttar Pradesh is set to get yet another boost in terms of tourism. After the recent tabletop airport that is being created in Chitrakoot, the state is set to get a cruise service connecting the pilgrimage sites of Mathura and Vrindavan. The announcement was made on Monday (August 8) by the Union Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

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According to an India Today report, Sonowal, in response to a question by Shankaracharya Adhokshajanand Deo Tirth, stated that the service will draw in visitors travelling to Agra to come and visit Mathura, too. He said, “Gokul, Mathura and Vrindavan would be connected by developing waterways on the Yamuna.”

The move comes at a time when religious tourism is being promoted in the state. Mathura and Vrindavan are known for being the birthplace of lord Krishna, and are important pilgrimage sites for devotees from India and abroad. The place is great for a spiritual sojourn, and being in close proximity to Delhi (and therefore having great connectivity), it draws in a huge number of tourists every year.

With the advent of the Mathura Vrindavan cruise, both destinations are expected to see a boost in tourists, who can explore not just the religious sites, but can also experience what a cruise (albeit a short one) feels like. It’ll add to the list of things one can experience in the area, and will be well on its way to becoming one of the major attractions that the twin cities have to offer.

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Anushka Goel

Anushka Goel

Anushka has previously worked with publications such as the Times of India and Being Indian. A graduate from Xavier Institute of Communications, she specialises in entertainment, food and travel. She also likes to write about sustainability and beauty. When not working, you can catch her reading a book, tending to her plants, cooking or playing an instrument.

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