Tourism deptt organizes Winter Carnival at Patnitop

PATNITOP: With an aim to attract more and more tourists and winter sports lovers to the picturesque destination of Patnitop, one day Winter Carnival was organized by  Tourism Department at Patnitop here on Sunday.
Director Tourism Jammu,  Soujanya Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion.
While speaking on the occasion, Sharma said that Patnitop is one of the famous hill and health resort of the country and there is a need to attract more and more tourist to this place during all seasons so that they enjoy nature’s charm.
“The aim of holding these carnivals at picturesque Patnitop and Nathatop is to showcase the tourist potential of the state”, he said and added that variety of events would be included in such festivals for the benefit of sportsmen and charm of tourists and spectators and thus helping in the growth of tourism in the state.
During the carnival various winter sports activities like fun skiing, sledging, tug of war and snow man building were organized at Nathatop. In the sports activities, participants within and outside the different parts of the state participated.
Later, Department of Tourism also gave mementoes to the participants of different sports activities.