Uttar Pradesh to celebrate tourism on V-Day
February 11 (TravelAndy): On a day millions around the world celebrate love, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh will make efforts to attract tourists.
Uttar Pradesh will celebrate its first Tourism Day on February 14.
A three-day festival will be observed as a part of the Tourism Day celebrations, starting February 14.
The festival will begin with hot air balloon ride, which will take place at Janesh Mishra Park in Lucknow, the state capital.
This will be followed by a series of events including a vintage car rally, photography exhibition and food festival. Later, a cultural evening will take place at Chhatar Manzil in Lucknow.
A dance drama written by Nawab Wazid Ali Shah and directed by Indian filmmaker Muzaffar Ali will be staged during the festival.
February 14 will henceforth be celebrated as the annual state tourism day in Uttar Pradesh, said Navneet Saigal, principal secretary tourism.
While Lucknow is the venue of the festival this year, it will change every year and take place in different cities of the state on different years, he added.