Amarnath Yatra: Special bus service “Jammu Darshan” to showcase tourist hot spots to pilgrims

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With a motive to promote tourist destinations across the country, Jammu Tourism on Saturday flagged off special “Jammu Darshan” bus service for the pilgrims from Shri Amarnath base camp here.

Organised under the supervision of Secretary to the Government, Tourism Department J&K Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, the bus service titled “Jammu Darshan” for the benefit of Yatris staying at the Yatri Niwas Bhagwati Nagar Jammu was flagged off by Director Tourism Jammu Vivekanand Rai and Joint Director Tourism Jammu Sunaina Sharma Mehta from Yatri Niwas in presence of officials of JKRTC, District Administration Jammu and Tourism Department.

The special endeavour has been a blessing for the yatris who are staying at Jammu and is also helping to promote the tourist spots of Jammu region amongst incoming yatris and tourists.

Four buses of JKRTC carrying yatris from Yatri Niwas Bhagwati Nagar Jammu were taken to local destinations of Jammu city during the day long trip to Suchetgarh Border Retreat Ceremony, Bahu Fort-Bawe wali Mata Mandir-Jammu Gandola-Tirupati Balaji Temple Majeen-Amar Mahal Museum and other popular locations of Jammu District. Yatris from Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra enjoyed the day trip and expressed satisfaction with the efforts of the Tourism Department in promoting local destinations of Jammu region which is a great opportunity for the yatris to visit destinations of Jammu.

Speaking on the occasion, Director Tourism Jammu, Vivekanand Rai said that the bus service shall be a regular feature for the benefit of the yatris especially during the days when yatra is suspended and yatris are putting up at Jammu wherein they can enjoy the locales of Jammu city and its vicinity during day trips.
Joint Director Tourism Jammu Sunaina Sharma Mehta stated that bus service shall be an opportunity to promote local destinations of Akhnoor, Jhiri, Suchetgarh, Purmandal, Mansar, Surinsar and Jammu local.
The bus service shall be a regular feature for the entire Yatra period and is a collaborative effort of Directorate of Tourism Jammu along with JKRTC and District Administration Jammu.

The Bus Service shall be available to the tourists on Jammu-Akhnoor-Jhiri circuit, Amar Mahal Museum-Bahu Fort-Jammu Gandola- Tirupati Balaji Temple Majeen-Aquaplex Crown Musical Fountain circuit, Jammu-Surinsar-Mansar-Manwal Temples, Jammu-Purmandal-Utterbehni Circuit.

Among those present on the occasion were Ambika Bali Assistant Director Tourism Jammu, Sultan Mirza DySP Security, officials of Directorate of Tourism Jammu and civil administration.

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