‘Jammu Gondola Fest’ kicking off on 1st day of New Year, aims to engage tourists, showcase culture


A 3 day “Jammu Gondola Festival” began on Friday to showcase the Bagh-e-Bahu Gondola facility connecting Bagh-e-Bahu with Mahamaya and Peer Kho.

This pageant is aimed to engage the vacationers and showcase indigenous culture with different participating actions in the course of the celebrations, in accordance to an official launch.

The Directorate of Tourism, Jammu in collaboration with J-Okay Cable Car Corporation organised the pageant for the pilgrim tourism within the metropolis. The first section connecting Mahamaya Temple has been made useful and the second section from Mahamaya to Peer Kho is in its last stage. This connectivity will assist in rising the vacationer footfall within the metropolis of temples.In view the Covid-19 pandemic, the J-Okay Cable Car Corporation is following all of the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Government to make sure that the vacationers/guests have a secure and memorable experience expertise within the lap of picturesque Jammu City, Tawi river and Mahamaya forests.

The maiden Festival of its type was inaugurated by Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary, Tourism and Culture in presence of Majid Khalil Ahmad Drabu, Managing Director, J-Okay Cable Car Corporation and Raj Kumar Katoch, Director Tourism, Jammu.

The occasion began with a standard lamp lighting ceremony adopted by Cultural efficiency by native artists of Cultural Academy and fun-filled acts by comedians and different artists.

Departmental stalls of horticulture, handloom, handicrafts, JKTDC and so forth. had been additionally displayed in the course of the occasion which witnessed enormous response from the vacationers thronging the picturesque vacation spot of Bahu Fort forests.

Speaking on the event, Secretary Tourism appreciated the efforts taken by the Directorate of Tourism, Jammu in organising such a formidable occasion in collaboration with J-Okay Cable Car Corporation which is able to go a good distance in selling Jammu as an unbiased vacationer vacation spot.

The three-day Jammu Gondola Festival coincided with the New Year celebrations amid chilling chilly waves at Jammu which is a significant attraction for the vacationers particularly pilgrims visiting the holy shrines of Mata Vaishno Devi, Bawe-wali-Mata and Shiv Khori.

The occasion was a confluence of native Dogri artwork, ethnic cuisines, cultural performances, portray exhibition and journey within the sky by means of Gondola experience from Maha Maya Temple to Bahu Ropeway Station.

It is to point out that this was the fifth occasion within the sequence being organised by the Directorate of Tourism, Jammu at completely different locations in order to create consciousness amongst vacationers.

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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