Dir Tourism states that heritage is key in attracting global travelers

Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

Dir Tourism states that heritage is key in attracting global travelersTo honor the world Heritage Week, Kashmir’s tourism department in partnership with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage or INTACH organized a Heritage Walk for the students of the Kashmir University and Architectural College Bemina. On Tuesday, an official handout was issued here.


The walk was organized to target students and to make them conscious about the well-known heritage and architectural sites of the downtown Srinagar.


As per the handout, approximately 75 Kashmir University and Architectural College Bemina students took part in the program. The students completed the walk through the heritage corridor from Mughal era stone Mosque Pathar Masjid from where they moved to Budshah tomb and also Khanqah-e-Moula shrine.


From the experts of INTACH and Architectural College, Bemina, the students got the information in terms of the heritage sites in the old city. As the day merges with the World Fisheries Day, as part of the natural heritage programme, the students escorted to the Faculty of Fisheries at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST) Shuhama.


The students witnessed trout farms where the specialists trained them regarding trout farming and other natural habitats.


The natural bio-diversity program was dedicated on the third and the concluding part of the day when students were taken to Dal Lake where they were acquainted regarding aquatic bio-diversity. Besides heritage walk, for the local travel agents, the department arranged a FAM tour to Shri Pratap Singh (SPS) Museum where the curator informed them about the artifacts.


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