People from all across India are going to see this picturesque village because of how much it has inspired them.
Zurimanz, also known as Bangladesh, is a picturesque village in the Bandipora district of North Kashmir, right on the shores of the beautiful Wular Lake. This hidden gem is gradually becoming a popular tourist destination thanks to its magnificent natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere. Wular Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in South Asia, and it serves as a stunning setting for a variety of recreational pursuits.
Visitors flock to the area from all across India to take in what they have heard is its breathtaking scenery. The people, most of whom are fisherman, are thrilled about the idea of their town becoming a major tourist attraction. The locals are confident that more tourists would flock to Zurimanz if the government invests in the area and improves infrastructure.
The vista from up here is incredible. A group of tourists from out of town made this prediction: “If this village is developed well and given the best facilities, more people will start visiting here.” Two brothers from the Zurimanz hamlet built the first shikara and put it on Wular Lake in an effort to attract more tourists to the area. Firdous Ahmad Bhat (42) and Ghulam Hassan (40) had the notion to increase their income and attract more people to the lake.
Firdous told ANI that they laboured for days to construct the shikara so that they could bring more visitors to the lake. Wular is a stunning body of water. Firdous remarked, “Visitors or tourists who come to Kashmir from different parts of India should visit this lake, as it has all the beauty to enthral nature lovers.”
Firdous stressed the need of protecting the lake from contamination because it supports the livelihoods of hundreds of fisherman and plays an essential role in the local environment. The community has been supportive of the brothers’ initiatives, with many people seeing it as a positive development towards reviving the lake. After social media alerted the community, visitors from further afield have begun to arrive.
The administration is serious about improving infrastructure for locals and encouraging ecotourism. To increase tourism, the government is doing everything it can. A government representative pledged that citizens will receive “all the necessary support” to help them “generate more income and improve their standard of living.”
The inhabitants appreciate the government’s help and anticipate that their town will soon attract more visitors. Thank the government for the assistance we have received. One of the locals expressed their desire for increased tourism as a means to better their economic situation.
The two brothers from Zurimanz hamlet have received a lot of praise for their work to attract more tourists to Wular Lake. The shikara’s introduction is a positive step towards fostering ecotourism and educating the public on the value of protecting the lake’s habitat. The people’ outlook has improved thanks to the government’s efforts to aid them and boost tourism in the area.
Recently, a film crew from South India wrapped up shooting at Wular Lake. Aditya Suhas was set to helm a film set in Kashmir; most of the action takes place in the city of Baramulla, but some sequences were also shot in Zurimanz.
It was the first film to use the Lake since Jammu and Kashmir’s Film Policy-2021 went into effect. The government of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) launched a film strategy in 2021 with the goal of renewing Kashmir’s ties to Bollywood by providing incentives and a streamlined approval process. Locals who assisted the film team said they hope more jobs will be created as a result of Hollywood’s interest in shooting in Kashmir. Women and children from the surrounding communities turned out in large numbers to watch the video being made.
The administration is dedicated to fostering the tourism industry in Zurimanz village and will take the necessary measures to build the required infrastructure and services to make it a desirable tourist destination. “We will work closely with the local community to identify areas that need improvement and to ensure that their interests are taken into consideration in all tourism-related activities,” stated Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr. Owais Ahmad.
“Tourism is not just about going to famous places; it’s also about going to little-known places and learning about other cultures. Bangladesh, a small village in Bandipora, is a tourist gold mine just waiting to be unearthed. We’re dedicated to fostering tourism in the region by furnishing cosy homestays and other accommodations that allow visitors to experience life as a local. We also hope to host future events to celebrate the distinctive cultural heritage of this picturesque community. He also said, “Our ultimate objective is to develop a tourism model that is good for the environment and the local economy.”The vista from up here is incredible. A group of tourists from out of town made this prediction: “If this village is developed well and given the best facilities, more people will start visiting here.” Two brothers from the Zurimanz hamlet built the first shikara and put it on Wular Lake in an effort to attract more tourists to the area. Firdous Ahmad Bhat (42) and Ghulam Hassan (40) had the notion to increase their income and attract more people to the lake.
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