JK participates in Kolkatta Food Festival
Srinagar, Jan 11: The J&K stall showcasing the culture, food and information about tourist places in the Himalayan state evoked overwhelming response from the people during the ongoing Kolkatta Tourism Festival.
Director Tourism Kashmir, Farooq Ahmad Shah said most of the visitors to the stall were impressed by the tourism facilities in Kashmir and expressed their willingness to visit the Valley.
“Kashmir has a special relation with Kolkatta. Kashmiri shawls are favorite among the Kolkatans. It is a good market for our handicraft items. Besides Kolkatains have been visiting Kashmir even during the turmoil and we hope they will continue to have date with the Valley,” Shah said.
Chairman of Houseboat Owners Association Manzoor Ahmad Wangnoo said many Kolkatans are eager to stay in Houseboats. “We have extended them the invitation to visit the Valley and assured them of proving all the facilities,” Wangnoo said. He praised the hospitality extended by the West Bengal Government and people to the team from Kashmir.
The Minister of Tourism Nawang Rigzwin Jora, his deputy Nasir Aslam Wani and senior officers of Tourism department later held a meeting the West Bengal Tourism Minister Manab Mukherjee.
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