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Tourism dept organises day-long 'Wular Festival'

Post by on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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Kupwara, 16 Nov: In order to promote the offbeat tourist destinations in the valley, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department in collaboration with the district administration Bandipora on Tuesday organised a day-long 'Wular festival' at Vantage Park in Saderekot area of district Bandipora.

On the occasion, Commissioner Secretary Tourism Sarmad Hafeez said that the place is one of the finest destinations in the world where one can witness the unending sight of beautiful Wular Lake.

The Tourism Secretary described Wullar Lake as a comprehensive tourism destination, saying the department is working to improve the lake's image to match its status as one of Asia's largest freshwater lakes.

He added that the Department is preparing a bird watching festival in the near future to help put Wullar and the surrounding areas on the tourism map.

According to the officials in the tourism department the event is aimed at promoting newly identified offbeat tourist destinations in the valley and an effort to bring them on the tourism Map.

Notably, the government has identified 75 lesser known destinations in Jammu and Kashmir to promote them as tourist attractions and is also aiming to bring these new destinations on a tourism map.

The tourism department recently organised an iconic festival which also showcased the first of its kind floating theatre and movies of which were shot in the valley in early 80s were re-plugged.

On the occasion Commissioner Secretary Tourism Sarmad Hafeez, Director Tourism Dr. G. N. Itoo, DC Bandipora Dr. Owais, DDC Chairperson Abdul Gani Bhat and officials from civil and police administration were present.