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Apricot Blossom festival held in Ladakh

Last Updated on April 14, 2024 at 6:21 pm

The Tourism Department, Leh, organised Apricot Blossom Festival at Turtuk, Nubra.

Apricot blossom festival is celebrated every year in Ladakh when the pink flowers of Apricot trees bloom which is a sign of the onset of spring. For tourists it is an opportunity to experience local food and culture with the backdrop of exquisite pink flowers.

The festival was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Santosh Sukhadeve. He said that the main aim of celebrating the apricot festival was to promote tourism in all seasons and make Ladakh an all-weather tourist destination. 

Additional  Secretary, Finance / Director, Accounts & Treasuries, Dr Safdar Ali urged the community to actively preserve their rich identity and cultural heritage. 

Further,different self-help groups exhibited their domestic products and ethnic food while local artists presented balti dance on the occasion.

Assistant Director, Department of Tourism, Leh, Faisal Iqbal, SDM, Nubra, Tufail Iqbal, Commanding Officer, 15 Garhwal, Officials of Nubra Sub-Division and a large number of tourists witnessed the festival.