Bandipora (Kashmir), Aug 31: Northlines News Desk
The J&K Administration proposes constructing a non-motorable walkway around Asia's famed Wular lake in Bandipora district in Kashmir.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang Kundbarao Pole shared the information Tuesday evening with the reporters on the sidelines of the Wular Festival organised by Wular Battalion, 26 –Assam rifles. Pole said that beautiful non-motorable walkways would be developed around the lake, attracting more tourists.
“Odisha's Chilika Lake is famous for tourism all over the world but the Wular lake is more beautiful than that in terms of biodiversity and other natural features,” he said, adding that the Wular has the potential to change the socio-economic condition of the people.
Pole said on average 8 lakh tourists visited Kashmir every year including Sri Amarnath Cave Yatris till 2019. He said the valley witnessed an unprecedented inflow of tourists after December 2019 to J&K and about twenty lac tourists visited this year so far.
He further said that the government has started registering rooms for homestays so that every house can spare a room for tourists and earn their livelihood