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NEW DELHI: To highlight new tourist destinations in Jammu region, Director Tourism Dr Naseem Javaid Chowdhary on Wednesday interacted with travel and tour operators of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi on the sidelines of South Asia’s Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) at Noida.
SATTE is one of the prominent travel exhibitions of South Asia in which J&K participates every year.
While discussing the variety of tourism products in the Jammu region like pilgrimage, heritage, adventure, border tourism, Dr Naseem lauded the tour operators from these states for providing continuous support to Jammu and Kashmir tourism.
While interacting with the tour operators, he gave a detailed presentation to the participants on tourist destinations of Jammu. Besides, he exhorted upon the tour operators from these states to include the newly developed circuit, “Parikrama”in their itineraries. The circuit which surrounds Mata Vaishno Devi, covering a distance of approximately 98 kms starts from Katra and will cover spots like Aghar Jitto, Nau Deviyan temple, Baba Dhansar, Kali Mata temple, Bhimgarh fort, Mahadev temple, Toot, Sukhalghat, Jangal Gali and Muttal reaching back to Katra.
The travel operators thanked the Director for a detailed presentation on Jammu destinations and expressed hope that the meeting will further boost the longstanding relationship between J&K and these States. During the interaction, various suggestions were put forth and the Director assured full support from the department.
Managing Director J&K Cable Car Corporation Majid Khalil Drabu also briefed the tour operators about the recently launched cable car project at Bahu ropeway Station in Jammu and at Gulmarg and Patnitop. General Manager JKTDC, Sukriti Sharma also spoke on the occasion and stated that the J&K government is making all efforts to provide all possible facilities to the tourists to mark their journeys remarkable.
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