Tourism deptt to launch state wide cultural programmes

Srinagar

In order to promote cultural tourism, the department of tourism will for the first time issue destination specific Cultural Calendar that will highlight dates of the cultural events to be organized different tourist destinations of the State.

The spokesman said that statewide cultural events to be launched by the department will promote State’s unique, music, culture, art, and craft.

The cultural calendars will be prepared for all the tourism development authorities of the state, which will also help attract tourists to lesser-known tourist places.

In this regard, Secretary Tourism R Sampheal has instructed all assistant directors to prepare the calendars with the help of the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the respective tourism development authorities by the 15th of this month.

Secretary Tourism said the move is aimed to promote cultural events well in advance so that the travelers would sync their itineraries with these events.

“We are launching cultural programmes across all the 24 development authorities for which we want good numbers for tourists to turn up and see experience our unique culture, art and craft, and music. We will be preparing the calendar of such cultural events and promote them in advance so that travelers prepare their itineraries accordingly,” he said.

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