Kounsar Nag Yatra from Aug 2

A view of Kounsar Nag lake.
A view of Kounsar Nag lake.

Excelsior Correspondent

REASI, July 21: Ahead of weeklong historical Kounsar Nag Yatra from August 2, the Kounsar Nag Yatra Committee has appealed the administration to chalk out a comprehensive strategy for popularizing the spot.
In a meeting of the Yatra Committee, held under the chairmanship of its convener Takan Dass, here today, the administration was urged to erect hoardings at prominent places so that the pilgrims after visiting the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi here may be diverted to such locations.
The Kounsar Nag Yatra along with historical Charri Mubarak is organized every year through Reasi-Chassana route and a lot of people hailing from different parts of the State have expressed willingness to join the pilgrimage this year.
Kounsar Nag is one of the highest altitude springs of Kashmir, situated at 30 km from Aharbal. The spring shimmers with fresh, crystal clear glacial waters and covers an area of 5 km in length and two and half kilometres in breadth.
In the Committee meeting, Thakan Dass stressed that efforts should be made to promote the Kounsar Nag as tourist destination.