National Tourism Day: mountain biking, snowmobile rallies, skiing organized in Doodpathri
Budgam, January 25: Celebrating National Tourism Day, the Department of Tourism on Tuesday held a host of events including mountain biking, snowmobile rallies, skiing and cross-country in Doodpathri to promote it as one of the best tourist destinations in Doodpathri. ‘winter.
Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC), Budgam, Akramullah Tak reported the events in the presence of DDC Khansahab member, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, SDM Khansahab Syed Ahmad and Doodpathri CEO, Dr. Suraya Tak.
The ATV rally started from TRC and crossed the snow covered grasslands of Parhaiz Madaan towards the Doodpathri, while the place also remained buzzing with local and national tourists enjoying snowmobile rides at TRC.
Speaking on the occasion, the ADDC said the Doodpathri has huge potential to be developed as the best winter tourism site. He said tourism and Budgam district administration are paying special attention to the destination to promote it as next to Gulmarg for winter tourism.
He said it was the first time the road leading to Doodpathri remained for a hassle-free arrival of tourists. He said that activities such as snow skiing, snowboarding, snow biking, mountain biking and other snow-related activities that will take place every winter here have helped increase tourist numbers in this area. destination.
Speaking on the occasion, the CEO of Doodpathri, Dr. Suraya Tak, said efforts are underway to promote tourist attendance, provide them with as many facilities and create more employment resources for locals.
Insisting on the promotion of Doodpathri, she said that promoting this destination will also make it easier for local youngsters to earn a living.
She further said that every effort is being made to provide all necessary facilities for tourists and make it one of the best tourist spots for the arrival of tourists in both summer and winter. “It was just a start and it has given good results as we are seeing good tourist attendance during the winter season, from next year other events will be held regularly for its promotion,” said she added.
Enthused by their visit to the Doodpathri, tourists said the destination was more beautiful and serene than they had imagined.
Among others, Tehsildar Khansahab, Abid Gani Wani, AD Tourism, Zeeshan, SDPO Khansahab, GH Mahiddin were also present on the occasion.