SRINAGAR: Doodhpathri, a well-known vacationer vacation spot in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, is witnessing a record-breaking variety of vacationers, with practically two lakh folks visiting the place within the final 4 months.
The primary 4 months of the present yr noticed 35,994 guests, reflecting greater than 5 occasions with 1,85,620 arrivals this yr thus far.
It reveals that the place is quick changing into a winter vacationer spot, as December 2021 noticed 4,150 guests whereas in December 2022, 15,828 vacationers visited the meadow.
Chief Government Officer (CEO) Doodpathri Growth Authority (DDA) Nargis Suraya whereas speaking to KNO mentioned the rise in footfall of tourists throughout winter months was doable by retaining the highway in direction of the vacationer vacation spot away from snow.
“We’re going to set up tented colonies at two completely different places at Doodpathri to draw extra vacationers to the meadow. We are going to take each single step which is able to assist the vacation spot to develop into extra engaging for locals in addition to nationwide and worldwide vacationers,” she mentioned. “An initiative to ascertain a tented colony for evening stays was launched final yr and was liked by guests. Because of this, we’ve determined to ascertain it at two distinct places very quickly.”
This yr, we anticipate a surge that’s greater than double what we’ve seen thus far at Doodpathri, Nargis mentioned, including that in an effort to preserve the cleanliness of the place, it has been determined to interact each seasonal and informal labourers.
Nargis mentioned three amusement parks are opening on the location because the variety of vacationers is already excessive and is anticipated to extend.
When requested concerning the location’s community connectivity problem, she mentioned that BSNL has discovered the positioning and has sought to switch it from the forest division. “This switch will happen quickly and a cell tower will then be put in,” she mentioned—(KNO)
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