This was disclosed in a review the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti took here about enhancing tourist footfall to the Bangus-Drangyari circuit and developing the necessary infrastructure for the same.
Terming Bangus as the future of Kashmir tourism, the Chief Minister directed holding of a tourist festival in Bangus valley in midsummer this year with the participation of tour operators and other industry stakeholders. This she said would not only expose the destination to potential customers but also give a fillip to tourist footfall to the area.
Mehbooba Mufti also directed holding of excursions and visits for the students of schools in the State and local people so that the potential of the place is adequately marketed. In this regard, she asked the Tourism Department to extend all courtesies to the schools whose students would be coming to visit the Valley.
The Chief Minister was informed that Bangus is being developed as Himalayan Biosphere Valley by Tourism Department under which no concrete structure would be raised within the Valley and all tourist infrastructures in the catchment areas would be developed in conformity with local architectural pattern and cultural ethos. The destination would be offering Eco, Adventure and Cultural Tourism in single package,