Chandigarh,07.06.15-Mr Shyamlal Kesar-President Katra Hotel Association, Mr Rakesh Sarangal-CEO Patnitop Development Authority, Dr Nirupa Rai-Joint Director- Tourism Dept of Jammu, Mr RK Verma-Director of Jammu Tourism, Mr Ravi Mahajan-President Jammu BEOPAAR Mandal, Mr Koshal Malhotra-President Patnitop Development Authority, Mr Rakesh Wazir-Sr.VP-Katra Hotel and Restaurant Association addressing the Media friends at Chandigarh Press Meet and Roadshow held on 6th June, regarding the promotion of Patnitop Circuit promotion.

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Department of Tourism, Jammu, held a Road show in Chandigarh on 6 June, 2015 to promote the Patnitop Circuit of Jammu and Kashmir as an independent tourist destination, while interacting with the Media fraternity.

Chandigarh, 6th June 2015: The Department of Tourism, Jammu, held a Road show in Chandigarh on 6 June, 2015 to promote the Patnitop Circuit of Jammu and Kashmir as an independent tourist destination, while interacting with the Media fraternity.

 

Sh. R. K. Varma, Director of Tourism, Jammu,  disclosed that “As an initiative of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir a series of road shows are being organised in the major cities of Punjab, including Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar. This is because of its close proximity and cultural similarity with Jammu and Kashmir to showcase the true potential of Jammu region in leisure, adventure and eco-tourism, by making the general public of the neighbouring state and the travel trade fraternity aware about the endowment of the region. With particularly bounty of nature in Patnitop Circuit, includes picturesque places of Sanasar, Mantalai, Sudhmahadev, Bhaderwah, Seoj, Jai and Kishtwar. In this series of the road shows, the next road shows will be held at Ludhiana on 19 June, in Jalandhar on 20 June and Amritsar on 27 June”.

 

These road shows are further aimed at promoting Jammu as a leisure, adventure and eco-tourism destination apart from pilgrimage tourism besides providing avenues to the pilgrims visiting Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine for recreation and sightseeing in Jammu region. An interactive session was held between the Travel Trade fraternity of Jammu and Chandigarh to find out the ways to make more and more stakeholders and prospective visitors aware of abundant tourism opportunities in Patnitop Circuit and make it an independent and round-the-year destination.

 

The representatives of the travel trade fraternity of Jammu region announced attractive travel packages to woo the tourists during the road show for Patnitop Circuit. A promotional film specially prepared for the occasion was screened for the participants to enlighten them about the culture, heritage, topography and scenic beauty of Patnitop Circuit.

 

The welcome address was presented by Dr. Narupa Rai, Joint Director Tourism, Jammu; Director Tourism Jammu Sh. R.K. Varma was the Guest and the Vote of Thanks was presented by Er. Sushil Attri, Dy. Director Tourism, Publicity, Jammu.