BGSBU students’ heritage tour concludes

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RAJOURI: A group of students of Centre for Hospitality and Tourism, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) on Thursday completed Ist phase of Heritage Tour.
According to a statement issued here, the tour provided an enriching experience to the students to realize the potential of heritage tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.
During the tour, the team visited various heritage sites along Mughal Road, Old Town Srinagar, and Leh.
“The tour was arranged in such a way to give students an exposure of the rich cultural heritage of the state. Cultural heritage of the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been a big attraction for the foreign and local tourists coming to the J&K,” it said.
During the tour, the team spent 5 days in Leh to study the opportunities and challenges faced by tourism industry in the area.
“During their stay, the team visited various heritages offering huge potential to the tourism industry of Leh including centuries old monasteries, forts and other historical structures. The team also interacted with tourists, local entrepreneurs involved with tourism industry, NGOs working for the conservation of cultural heritage and government officials,” the statement said.
In the second phase of the heritage tour, the team intends to visit the other parts of the state to get a firsthand experience of the rich and unique cultural heritage of the state, it added.