Published on : Monday, November 1, 2021
The famous Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir is currently home to the first ever open-air floating theatre. At the end of the week-long Iconic week celebrations, this amazing new addition was made in Dal Lake. Mr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir, inaugurated the open-air floating theatre. The inauguration ceremony witnessed Shikhara rally along with local artists singing and dancing to the tunes of Kashmiri songs.
In the state of Jammu and Kashmir, this floating theatre is the latest tourist attraction. Dal Lake is undoubtedly one of the most charming places in J & K, and will certainly attract visitors in huge numbers.
Kashmir ki Kali was shown to the residents as well as tourists during the closing ceremony of the inauguration event. Kashmir ki Kali was released in 1964, starring Sharmila Tagore, and Shammi Kapoor.
To quote Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary, Tourism and Culture, “We have a great demand for evening activities. The concept of open-air is pretty unique, not found anywhere in this world. It will greatly advantage the tourism in Kashmir. Shikara, houseboat owners, the hotel industry is welcoming tourists with open hands. J-K is safest from the Covid-19 point of view since the entire tourist industry is vaccinated. Various capacity-building programmes were done on Covid protocols by the industry. Since winter is coming soon, hope people from the country and world will visit J-K.”
For the locals, it’s a major opportunity as they are employed in the tourism industry and more tourist inflow would mean more income. The latest attraction of the tourism department of J & K has been well received by everyone, and such events always help the growth of tourism.