Mughal monuments in Jammu and Kashmir get a facelift

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Srinagar, Mar 12(ANI): Archaeologists are restoring medieval Mughal buildings in Jammu and Kashmir, in a bid to boost tourism in the state.

The buildings lie inside the famous Nishat Bagh, which is the second largest garden in the Kashmir Valley built by the Mughal emperors.

Officials said that they are trying to restore the structures and designs in the traditional manner in which they were originally built hundreds of years ago.

The authorities also exhibited their concern over the sharp dip in tourism in the state and said that the restoration of monuments would definitely lead to an increase in the number of tourists visiting the place.

"The organization took the decision that in order to boost tourism in the state, the historical structures in the city and in the adjoining areas need to be restored and preserved in their original traditional form. In this, the tourism department supported the decisions and provided sufficient funds to renovate and restore the structures," said G.S. Naqash, Director of Floriculture.

The buildings being renovated are surrounded by beautiful gardens, and attractive lighting and fountains would be added to the pre-existing layout.

"We feel lucky to see such renovations and this unique work in progress. To see the restoration work in progress is a one-of-a-kind experience. The gardens and scenery are very beautiful and we are enjoying ourselves as we see the fine Mughal structures," said Ritu Jain, a tourist from New Delhi. (ANI)

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