J&K: Anantnag shines with Verinag Winter Tourism Festival

 Friday, December 30, 2022 


In a bid to boost tourism in Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir, the Verinag Winter Tourism Festival has been unveiled. The Festival was inaugurated by Dr Basharat Qayoom, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag on December 28, 2022.

The event was attended by President, MC Dooru Verinag Mohd Iqbal, SDM Dooru, CEO VDA, JD Planning and other senior officials.

Speaking during the launch, the DC said that Anantnag district boasts of several tourist hotspots and Verinag is one of the prominent ones. He said the spring as well as Verinag garden has been a favorite amongst the tourists for a long time and every effort is being made to equip Verinag with necessary facilities for flow of tourists throughout the year.

“Kashmir is known for its hospitality and to attract the tourists, stakeholders must focus on comfort and hospitality”, dailyexelsior.com reported the DC as saying.

He said various stakeholders from the hospitality sector who have played a critical role in organizing this festival have always welcomed tourists with open hearts and the administration has assured them complete support in this endeavour.

Various stalls have been setup by different departments including Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, NGOs, and stakeholders from local industry among others. Several colourful cultural programs were presented by various artists and students highlighting the rich heritage of Verinag and the valley in general.

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