Introduce Tribal Tourism, Suggests Gujjar Think Tank

Gujjars carrying an injured animal to a veterinary near Tatakuti in Pir Panchal range.
Gujjars carrying an injured animal to a veterinary near Tatakuti in Pir Panchal range.

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

The Gujjars and Bakerwals have suggested state government to introduce Tribal tourism and create infrastructure for tribal tourist destinations. It will help the state to attract trekkers abd those interested in discovering the primitive Gujjar- Bakerwal tribes thus boosting their economy.

Dr Javaid Rahi  said  the government may  re-design the  tribal  areas for tourist  which already exists in Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Doodhpathri,  Mansar,  Mantalai, Patnitop, Poonch , Rajouri   as it will help in  burgeoning the local foreign tourist inflow to the state.

He said that the creation of new trekking  routs  in mountainiouse tribal areas  of Pirpanchal  and  Trikuta Hills of north-Western Himalaya   can help in  making new tourist circuits  in  lush green forest areas.

Rahi said that nomadic lifestyle  of Gujjars , Bakerwals and other tribes is a  treasure  of a rich and diverse cultural heritage which  have a potential to fascinate many tourists and can prove a strong motivation for them to peep into their coulorfull traditions of nomadic tribes and their exotic rituals, customs ,  rhythmical music,  dances and sports  which exists since centuries  .

He said that the Home Stay in nomadic huts in  Dhoks and  Bhaks with tribal vegetarian cuisine of Gujjars like Kadhan, leeti with  wild vegetables and dairy products can prove a great potential to catch the attention of  domestic and foreign tourists  for a  new experience.

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