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National Tourism Day: ‘Srinagar City Heritage Tour Bus Service’ launched National Tourism Day
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National Tourism Day: ‘Srinagar City Heritage Tour Bus Service’ launched

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Jan 2022, 09:06 pm

Srinagar/IBNS: Aimed at commemorating the National Tourism Day celebration, the Tourism Department of Kashmir Wednesday launched ‘Srinagar City Heritage Tour Bus Service’ to showcase the heritage sites, cuisines and handicrafts of the city to enhance the experience of incoming visitors.

Secretary Tourism, Sarmad Hafeez, also flagged of the bus service which will take tourists to prominent sites of Srinagar city including Burzhama, Hariparbat, Chatipadshahi, Jamia Masjid, Hazratbal, Buddhist Site Harwan, Pari Mahal and other places.

The objective of the tour is to boost the heritage tourism potential of the city, officials said.

Besides which, the Tourism Department has launched cross country tours at Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Aru valley, Doodpathri, Baderwah, and other famous destinations.

“Government is working under a well planned strategy to ensure that all tourist destinations and resorts remain open during winters, while taking good care of the safety and comfort of the tourists which is always of paramount importance for the administration,” he said.

The Tourism Department is also mulling to start night skiing and night Shikara events amid strict observance of covid protocols.

Director Tourism informed that in view of National Tourism Day the department is organizing several snow events at Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Doodpathri and other places besides the heritage fame tour in Srinagar.

On the first day of launch of the facility a team from Maharashtra will  tour several places of great heritage importance like archeological sites, shrines,  masjids, temples besides cuisines and handicrafts, Tourism officials said.