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Tourist villages in Kashmir’s Dal Lake to strengthen rural economy, generate employment opportunities

Last Updated on June 15, 2022 at 3:26 pm

In an attempt to increase tourism and attract tourists towards Dal Lake in Srinagar, tourist villages will be developed. Dal Lake in Kashmir has such a beauty that can melt anybody’s heart. This place is extremely dreamy and relaxing.

The Tourist Villages Development programme under the Mission Youth initiative aims at developing 75 villages which are extremely beautiful, have adventurous terrain, art and culture, history and archaeology has been much popular amongst tourists.

Government has decided to establish five tourist villages within Dal Lake in Srinagar which included Kachri Mohalla, Sofi Mohalla, Tinda Mohallah, Akhoon Mohalla and a vegetable market. These villages will have all basic facilities for inhabitants as well as tourists and local visitors. These villages will also provide homestay facilities to tourists.

This step will help to make the rural economy in the region much stronger, promote homestays and provide various job opportunities.

It is pertinent to mention that government initiated with the system of promoting homestay tourism in the UT by launching Panchari, a village in the Udhampur district with breathtaking beauty as the first tourist village with homestays.

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, had said that the administration will recognise the uniqueness of each village and showcase the landscape, foster the indigenous knowledge system and promote the cultural diversity and heritage of these villages.