Leh to host 8-day tourism festival

Srinagar: In a bid to attract tourists, the state’s Tourism department plans to organise an eight-day festival later this month at Leh, Ladakh to showcase the region’s rich heritage.
“The Ladakh festival will commence on September 20 and conclude on the world Tourism day on September 27,” an official spokesman said, after a meeting chaired by Secretary Tourism, Farooq Ahmad Shah here.
The spokesman said the meeting was convened to review the arrangements for the festival being organised by the Tourism department. Apart from showcasing the tourism products of Ladakh region, the festival would also witness handicrafts, Thangka and photo exhibitions, Musical Concert, Polo matches and ethnic food.
Chief Executive Officer of Leh has been designated as the Nodal Officer for the event, the spokesman added.