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Unexplored Tourist Destinations of Pir Panjal Range


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1 Department of Economics, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, (J&K) -185234, India
2 Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, (J&K) -185234, India
     

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Tourism around the globe is considered as a major tool of economic growth and development. Jammu And Kashmir State has a special status among the important tourist destinations of the world. Famous Pir Panjal range (Part of Lesser Himalyas) is known for its beautiful fresh water Lakes (called Sar) and huge green Meadows (called Margs). The range spreads over 900 Sq Kms area carrying 27 big and small Lakes and 12 Meadows, all above the height of 12000 ft from the sea level. In this paper the author has made an attempt to explore the unexplored tourist destinations of Pir Panjal Range by conducting a primary survey of the area. More strange and amazing are the findings that despite of having touching beauty, the area observes very small number of visitors and the number are continuously declining during the recent years. This decline is due to Urbanization, Government jobs etc. particularly among Nomads, who used to stay for 3-4 months in the area (Called Dhoks) along with their cattle every year. Findings indicate that the lack of basic facilities and non-availability of modern technology act as the main hindrance for growth of tourism in the area. Therefore the facilities like Road connectivity, Power supply, Mobile and Internet connectivity etc. can promote tourism and hence the Economic Growth and development of whole Pir Panjal Range. Famous Peer Ki Gali (Highest motor able pass on Mughal Road) is an exception, where thousands of travelers and tourists visit daily and the number is continuously on a hike. The study relies on the primary data and tabulation is done in most of the cases for better understanding and clear representation of data.

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Tourism, Meadows, Lakes, Nomads, Pir Panjal.
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Authors

Mohammed Tahir Raoof Malik
Department of Economics, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, (J&K) -185234, India
Dil Pazir
Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, (J&K) -185234, India
Nafisa Mushtaq
Department of Economics, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, (J&K) -185234, India

Abstract


Tourism around the globe is considered as a major tool of economic growth and development. Jammu And Kashmir State has a special status among the important tourist destinations of the world. Famous Pir Panjal range (Part of Lesser Himalyas) is known for its beautiful fresh water Lakes (called Sar) and huge green Meadows (called Margs). The range spreads over 900 Sq Kms area carrying 27 big and small Lakes and 12 Meadows, all above the height of 12000 ft from the sea level. In this paper the author has made an attempt to explore the unexplored tourist destinations of Pir Panjal Range by conducting a primary survey of the area. More strange and amazing are the findings that despite of having touching beauty, the area observes very small number of visitors and the number are continuously declining during the recent years. This decline is due to Urbanization, Government jobs etc. particularly among Nomads, who used to stay for 3-4 months in the area (Called Dhoks) along with their cattle every year. Findings indicate that the lack of basic facilities and non-availability of modern technology act as the main hindrance for growth of tourism in the area. Therefore the facilities like Road connectivity, Power supply, Mobile and Internet connectivity etc. can promote tourism and hence the Economic Growth and development of whole Pir Panjal Range. Famous Peer Ki Gali (Highest motor able pass on Mughal Road) is an exception, where thousands of travelers and tourists visit daily and the number is continuously on a hike. The study relies on the primary data and tabulation is done in most of the cases for better understanding and clear representation of data.

Keywords


Tourism, Meadows, Lakes, Nomads, Pir Panjal.

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