Holy city Varanasi most sought after destination: Jitendra Singh

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Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh at the ceremonial launch of GoAir flight from Delhi to the Holy city of Varanasi.

New Delhi (NVI): The holy city of Varanasi is one of the most sought after destinations, not only for religious tourism but also for exploring tourists, Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh said here today.

“Varanasi is the face of India’s ancient civilization and culture,” the Minister said while launching the inaugural flight of GoAir from Delhi to Varanasi, here today.

“Religious domestic tourists, of course, do come to Varanasi, but hordes of foreigners also throng to this holy city to experience and study India’s ancient civilization and culture. The visit creates a natural bonding between visitor and India’s rich heritage and culture,” Dr Singh said.

He said that in the last five years, Varanasi had been bestowed the pride of place which it was worthy of he said. Adding that “Varanasi district has undergone so much development and beautification that it is difficult to believe without seeing and experiencing it”.

Complimented the airlines for launching another flight to Varanasi from Ahmedabad, the Minister remarked, “What a lovely coincidence that the Prime Minister’s constituency and his home state are being connected today by a direct flight”.

On the occasion, Dr Singh also asked the airlines management to consider launching a late evening flight from Jammu to Delhi, the statement added.