After facing criticism over Hathras case, there comes a piece of good news as Uttar Pradesh has secured the top position in terms of attracting the highest number of domestic tourists in 2019.

Uttar Pradesh has successfully attracted the highest number of domestic tourists in the country in 2019 with a share of 23.1 per cent travellers visiting the state, an official statement said on Monday. According to the Indian Tourism Statistics (ITS), 2020, UP attracted the highest number of domestic tourists in 2019, and third-highest number of foreign tourists. In total, the state attracted as many as 53.6 crore domestic tourists and 47 lakh foreign tourists in 2019. It should be noted that the number of foreign tourists visiting the state touched a record high in 2019.

The state has also secured the third position in attracting foreign tourists with a record footfall of nearly 47 lakh foreigners visiting last year.

According to Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Mukesh Meshram, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s efforts in promoting tourism are now showing results.