Holipura village was chosen as the Agra’s first tourist village
and will now be adopted by the tourism department UP Govt..
Talking to India Today, Regional Tourism Officer of UP Tourism, Dinesh Kumar said that Holipura village was chosen as the district’s first tourist village and will now be adopted by the tourism department. An amount of Rs 1 crore have been released for its initial development. He further said that earlier, the Barara village near Pathauli on Agra-Jaipur highway, was billed as the tourist village of Agra. However, it had never been officially adopted by UP Tourism. In fact, the village had been notified as a tourist village by the Agra district administration several decades back but was never handed over to UP Tourism.
Holipura is an ideal location to promote the Chambal Safari and Crocodile Sanctuary and could become the hub of adventure tourism in the region. The ‘havelis’ or fortresses of the village would be restored and brought back to their former glory through state funding. The village entrance would also promote the logo of ‘Mera Agra ”
Agra Press Release on 06th April Indian Today
Really appreciable initiative by Tourism Dept UP , compare to other states now UP Tourism Dept should come forward to promote their unexplored places , there is plenty of hidden treasures and – weekend getaways still has to be promoted in UP – like
Agra: Mathura Vrindavan Bateshwar
Lucknow: Ayodhya Naimisharanya Dudhwa Katarnia Ghat
Varanasi: Sravasti Kushinagar Allahabad Mirzapur
The maximum distances to such weekend destinations are about 200 km.