Published on : Friday, November 26, 2021
As J&K continues its promotional campaign of offbeat tourist destinations. On Wednesday, the tourism department of Kashmir together with district administration of Kulgam arranged a day-long Aharbal festival in the Kulgam district in south Kashmir.
Kulgam Bilal Mohi-u-Din Bhat, the Deputy Commissioner, told Rising Kashmir that the area has immense possibility in terms of tourism and must be looked beyond the waterfalls in the area.
“The area can be a prime destination for adventure and trekking lovers and we are aiming to start the nature walk in collaboration with the forest department and are starting several trekking routes”, he said.
In the meantime, the tourism department officials explained that the event is all set to promote the recently recognized lesser explored places with an intention to bring them on tourism map.
As per the officials, the event saw cultural, musical program and adventure activities and different department stalls which displayed the articles falling under their domain.
Particularly, in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has earmarked 75 lesser known destinations that would be promoted as tourist attraction destinations. They are aiming to bring these new destinations on tourism map as well.
Lately, at lesser known and offbeat destinations, the tourism department arranged many day long festivals as a part of their promotional campaign.
Director Tourism Kashmir, Dr. G. N. Itoo, DC Kulgam, officials from army, police, civil administration and members from travel trade were present on the occasion.
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