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Kashmir Festival 2013 : Pack your Bags and GO

Agar Firdaus bar ru-e-zamin ast, Hami ast oĀ Hami ast o

Kashmir is,Ā undoubtedly, heaven on earth and It attracts many nature lovingĀ touristsĀ to its doorstep to enjoy the surreal and calm beauty. To promote theĀ tourismĀ in this heavenly state and the tourism-centric economy, Ministry of tourism has announced a two week (May 13- 29) celebration termed asĀ ‘Kashmir Festival 2013’.


An outer view of Welcom Heritage Gurkha Houseboat, Nagin Lake, Srinagar

Kashmiri Hospitality and traditionĀ cuisineĀ will be the backbone of this promotional event, which aims to promote tourism and to aware theĀ prospectiveĀ tourists to visit not only the popular destination like Leh (Ladhakh) or Hindu Shrines likes Amarnath and Jammu but to popularise the adventurousĀ side of Kashmir too.

Locations likeĀ Yousmarg, Manasbal, Verinag, Kokernag, DaksumĀ and Lolab Valley has been given parity and promotion as well as other popular destinations of valley such as Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Srinagar and Pehalgam.

Main events of the Festival include a Jehlum River Cruise, Shikara Race on the Dal Lake, Photography Exhibition, Painting Competition, Golf Championship at Kashmir Golf Course, Polo Match at Sonamarg, Horse Races, Adventure Activities ā€“ Cycle Race, Roller Skating, Paragliding, Trekking Expeditions, Rafting Competition.

Local Hoteliers/ Shikara Owners(House Boat Owners) have also proposed lucrative 20-30% discount as special case for theĀ forthcomingĀ season. So, Now the travelers have choice and reason to visit this destination in this summers.

Happy travelling!