Snowfall boosts Bhaderwah tourism

Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

SnowfallVisitors all over the country are rushing to Bhaderwah after the upper reaches welcomed snowfall just two days back. Now the tourism stakeholders are keeping their hope on winter for the renewal of the sector.


Places like Asha Pati, Seoj Dhar, Chattar Gali, Goldanda, Jaie and Hanga are in Kailash mountain range in Bhaderwah, have received snowfall of this year. Hoteliers and people associated with the tourism sector are cheerful and expect that the travelers will land in huge numbers.


To quote President, Tours and Travel Association, Bhaderwah, Tariq Choudhary said: “Tourists have already started pouring in from Mumbai, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bangalore and Delhi. We are hopeful that tourists will converge in large number this season. We received moderate snowfall which is good for the tourism industry. Tourist can enjoy the snow and easily travel to snow-covered high-altitude destinations.”


While explaining concern over the government’s step-motherly treatment to the tourism sector in Bhaderwah, Choudhary said: “The government has been giving preference to Kashmir and ignoring Bhaderwah. We have held a number of meetings with officials and the minister in Kashmir and Jammu to boost tourism, but nothing has happened so far.”


“Many roads leading to tourists destinations of Padri and Jaie gets blocked by heavy snowfall and it becomes difficult for us to take tourist to these places. As a result, tourists cancel their bookings and we have to suffer losses. We hope the government uses its machinery to keep the roads open in all seasons so as to boost tourism.”


To quote Nadim Khan, a local radio anchor, “people of Bhaderwah connected with tourism are hopeful of a good income this winter. The mesmerising view of Bhaderwah and its snow-covered peaks are tempting people to visit but the government is not playing its part in uplifting the industry. The Bhaderwah Development Authority should focus on attracting people from Dalhousie which is just 50 km from here.”


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