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J&K’s Wular Lake to have Shikara rides soon

Last Updated on June 18, 2022 at 4:40 pm

In an attempt to boost tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, administration is introducing Shikara boats in Wullar Lake.

Like Dal Lake, Wular Conservation Management Authority (WCMA) has decided to introduce Shikara boats in the Wullar Lake. It is situated on the foothills of Harmukh Mountain and is spread over a total area of 130 square kilometres and is located in northern parts of Kashmir.

An official at Wular Conservation & Management Authority (WCMA) said that shikara which acts as a major tourist attraction for Srinagar’s Dal Lake would be introduced now at Wullar Lake in a bid to attract more tourists in the area.

“We will start it on a trial basis,” he said, adding that the main aim is to attract more and more tourists to the Lake while the local people can also earn a living from it. “We have also set up a boat club of young boys who will be trained by Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council following which they will be able to take part in major water sports events,” he added.

Walkway and cycling track along wular in Saderkote area of Bandipora has been approved and will be constructed at a cost of ninety crores on 3.2 kilometers aiming at to provide tourists the glimpses of bird watching and photography, reportedly.