KL NEWS NETWORK
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.