Jammu & Kashmir

Eyeing tourism, first-ever floating theatre set up at Dal Lake in Kashmir

By Jasleen Kaur -- October 30, 2021 3:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021
The first-ever open-air floating theatre in Jammu and Kashmir has been launched in the famous Dal Lake.

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During the concluding ceremony of the ongoing 'Iconic Week' celebrations, the floating theatre was inaugurated by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta. This theatre at Dal Lake aims at attracting tourism to the Union Territory.

Dal Lake | District Srinagar, Government of Jammu and Kashmir | India

Kashmir has earned fame on a global level for its natural beauty and Bollywood filmmakers have called it a 'photographers paradise'. On this occasion, a Shikara rally, adorned with shining lights, passed through Nehru Park to Kabootar Khana with local artistes singing and dancing to Kashmiri songs that entertained guests and passersby.

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Bollywood film 'Kashmir ki Kali' was shown to tourists and residents of the area in the theatre.

Jammu And Kashmir Gets Its First Ever Floating Theatre At Dal Lake

Sarmad Hafeez, secretary, Tourism and Culture, Jammu and Kashmir, said the theatre would benefit tourism in the Union Territory. "We have a great demand for evening activities. The concept of open-air is pretty unique, not found anywhere in this world. It will greatly advantage the tourism in Kashmir. Shikara, houseboat owners, the hotel industry is welcoming tourists with open hands."

"Jammu and Kashmir is the safest from the Covid-19 point of view since the entire tourist industry is vaccinated. Various capacity-building programmes were done on Covid protocols by the industry. Since the winter is coming soon, hope people from the country and world would visit Jammu and Kashmir," he added.

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-PTC News

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