Ladakh emerging as hub for nature lovers: Governor Vohra

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LEH, OCT 18 (UNI) Eulogizing the diverse cultural heritage of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has observed that the region has much to offer to the world about its culture, history and unique ethos.

Inaugurating a two-day multilingual folk dance and music programme here this morning, the Governor said nature lovers from across the world are evincing much interest in the 'land of Lamas', which is evident from the gradual increase in the foreign and domestic tourist arrivals in recent years.

The programme ''Dhanak'' is being organised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Art, Culture and Languages.

The main attraction of the musical bonanza is the participation of eminent artistes from the three regions of the state.

The Governor called for a multi-pronged strategy to give boost to the tourism sector, saying that the infrastructure development should get precedence and the region's tourism potential must be showcased on a larger canvas to attract more and more tourists.

He said Ladakh has immense potential for winter tourism and thus winter sports hold a big promise.

For sustaining tourism, there is a greater need for strengthening quality accommodation in hotels and lodges besides upgrading infrastructural facilities like roads, transport and communication.

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