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Heritage walk organized in Jammu to promote tourism at historical sites

Last Updated on January 25, 2022 at 7:01 pm

The Directorate of Tourism, Jammu, on Tuesday organised a Heritage walk to mark the National Tourism Day here from Ambaran (Buddhist Site) to JioPotaGhat, Akhnoor.

A group of 30 participants was flagged off jointly by Director Tourism, Jammu, Vivekanand Rai and Superintendent Archeologist, Srinagar Circle, Jammu Izhar Alam Hashmi  and  Deputy Director Tourism, Jammu Naresh Kumar.

The motive of organising this Heritage Walk was to promote the historic sites in and around Jammu particularly Akhnoor which is home to several historical sites such as Ambaran (Budhist Site), Akhnoor Fort, Guru Dwara Sundar Singh Sahib, Pandav Guffa, Jio Pota and Kameshwar Temple.

The participants were taken to historical sites of Akhnoor to showcase the rich heritage of Town from where Dogra Rule Started.

On the occasion, the Director Tourism Jammu said that professional guides from Archaeological Survey of India were invited to explain the historical importance of Budhist site at Ambaran and other places.

It was also informed that many more promotional events are in pipeline especially to hilly areas to highlight the potential of Winter Sports in Jammu Division viz skiing, sledging and Ice-Skating.

The Director Tourism, Jammu further informed that one more adventure sport event viz skiing and sledging is going to be held at Patnitop by the Directorate of Tourism, Jammu.