In order to promote Lucknow as the next tourism hotspot and make people aware of the city, the state department of tourism and culture is now contemplating on encouraging citizens to connect with people or share any vital information pertaining to Lucknow through various mediums like blogs, emails or even social networking sites like Facebook. The information and blogs sent by the people would be undergoing close scrutiny before it is posted on an exhaustive website.
The new move has been introduced influenced by the success of a dedicated website for Taj Mahal. "We got nearly 90,000 hits for the Taj website within a span of 20 days. And that included responses from people as far as a village near Minnesota in US. That shows Taj's popularity. The same can be done with Lucknow to project it as a brand on the national and international map,” said Avnish Awasthi, Principal Secretary (Tourism).
The Lucknow tourism department has chalked out plans to include places like Dudhwa and Katarniaghat, in the tourist circuit around Lucknow and also cover interesting hotspots like Varanasi, Bithoor and even Khajuraho (MP) as part of an overall package to attract more number of travellers.