First of its kind ‘Frozen Fiesta’ organized at Poonch

Tourists enjoying view of Peer Ki Gali in Poonch.
Tourists enjoying view of Peer Ki Gali in Poonch.

Excelsior Correspondent
POONCH, Dec 27: In pursuance to the publicity initiatives of Department of Tourism J&K, the Directorate of Tourism Jammu in close collaboration with the Indian Army and Poonch Development Authority successfully organized a 4-days mega cultural event under the title ‘Frozen Fiesta’ at Poonch.
The event started with the formal reception of tourists at Bhimber Galli which is the gateway to the scenic Poonch District. On the second day of the event, the tourists went on an invigorating tour of Chakkan Da Bagh, War Memorial and border areas of LoC near Poonch. Thereafter, the tourists enjoyed a scrumptious Pahari meal at Poonch city which was hosted by the local self help groups. The day ended with a tour of the local places of religious significance including the Navgrah Temple. The third day of the event started with a tour of the religious circuit in Poonch starting from Nangali Sahib Gurudwara, Buddha Amarnath Temple at Mandi and the Shah Lakh Shrine.
The tourists enjoyed the mesmerizing and captivating views of Peer ki Galli. The day culminated with camping, bonfire and DJ night in the picturesque Chandimarh area of District Poonch.
On the final day of the event, the tourists entailed a refreshing trek to Noor-i-Chhamb. The tour culminated at Surankote with a grand cultural show at the Army Ground, Surankote.
It is pertinent to mention here that Directorate of Tourism Jammu has been making efforts to promote tourists activities in all the off beat Destinations especially the Pir Panjal area, Chenab Valley and the plains of Jammu region. The event was successfully organized in joint collaboration with Indian Army and District Administration Poonch and it is first of its kind event where tourists from different states of India visited the border district of Poonch and experienced the tourist places of religious significance, with an interactive session about border tourism and a lifetime experience of adventurous travel on Mughal Road through Peer ki Galli and Pahari culture.