UP Govt inks MoU to set up 5k unique lodgings for Prayagraj Maha Kumbh 2025

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Lucknow, 12 Aug: According to authorities, the Uttar Pradesh government has struck an arrangement with a private business to arrange for around 5,000 unique lodgings for the Maha Kumbh in Prayagraj in 2025.

Homestays, bed and breakfast facilities, and paying guest apartments will be available in key towns and significant areas around the state, they claimed.

On Friday, the Directorate of Tourism announced the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Luzern Ventures Private Limited (OGA).

“This MoU is an important step towards realising our commitment to improving Uttar Pradesh’s tourism landscape. By combining our expertise with OGA, we are confident that we will be able to create a diverse range of accommodation options that reflect the cultural vibrancy of our state,” Tourism Director Prakhar Mishra said.

Another tourism official stated that the five-year MoU cements their cooperation efforts to construct and operate a varied variety of facilities.

“With the massive footfall expected during the Maha Kumbh Fair 2025, there will be a special focus on arranging around 5,000 accommodations in Prayagraj and its surrounding areas,” the official added.

According to the official, the MoU shows a common goal between the Directorate of Tourism and OGA to deliver a smooth, pleasant, and “culturally immersive stay for the visitors” in order to establish a friendly and enriching atmosphere for tourists and travellers. This alliance aims to raise the entire tourism experience in Uttar Pradesh by concentrating on improving hotel services, according to the official.