‘Jammu can create a niche on global map for tourism’
Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has said that tourism potential of Jammu is unique and can create niche on global map, reports Rising Kashmir.
Sinha after inaugurating Tulip Garden at Sanasar, the first such park for Jammu Division, said, “Tourism potential of Jammu is unique in many ways. With breathtaking natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, magnificent cuisine and warm hospitality, it can create a niche for itself on global tourism map.”
Congratulating the tourists and local residents on the occasion, he said the Garden is spread over 40 Kanals with 2.75 Lakh Tulip Bulbs of 25 different varieties, situated amid lush green woods in Ramban district will provide major impetus to tourism & trade activities.
Observing that the tourism potential of Jammu is unique in many ways, the Lt Governor said with breathtaking natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, magnificent cuisine and warm hospitality.
“It can create a niche for itself on the global tourism map and the administration is committed to ensure all the necessary infrastructure & resources,” he said.
LG said in March, he directed the Vice Chancellor of SKUAST Kashmir to make arrangements for growing Tulip’s planting material in J&K instead of relying on importing from Holand. The effort will ensure that J&K is able to tap the Rs 400 Cr market of Tulips in the country,” he said.
The Lt. Guv said under the new ‘Tourism Mission” initiative 75 new destinations, 75 Sufi/religious sites, 75 new cultural, heritage sites and 75 new tracks are being developed in J&K UT to open up new economic avenues for fulfilling the aspirations of the people.
“Overall around 300 new destinations are being developed by the tourism department in the upcoming time,” he said.
“Now J&K has become the most preferred tourist destination. ‘Caravan tourism’ as well as development of unexplored destinations will give new momentum to J&K’s tourism growth,” he said. (Source: Rising Kashmir)
LG Sinha said Rs 447 crore has been allocated to the tourism sector this year to develop J&K as a modern and smart tourist destination. Samba Fort, Hari Parbat and General Zorawar Singh Palace will also be renovated to revive the ageless cultural legacy. (Source: Rising Kashmir)